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WINTER NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2014 • TENTATIVE Field Assignments

» SSUSA Staff: SESSION #1 • MEN's 65's, 70's, 75's, 80's and 85's • Lee County ...
      »SSUSA Staff: SESSION #2 • MEN'S 50's, 55's and 60's • Lee County Sports Complex ...
1 Oct. 21, 2014 1110
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MESSAGE BOARD ADVERTISING PROHIBITION

» SSUSA Staff: There has been a recent proliferation of Message Board posts from ...
0 Aug. 28, 2014 1663
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OFFICIAL SOFTBALLS • SSUSA Rulebook §3.5

» SSUSA Staff: There have been some recent competition issues and inquiries about ...
0 Aug. 27, 2014 988
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TEAM RATINGS • Guidelines & Procedures

» SSUSA Staff: Senior Softball-USA Ratings GuidelinesThe foundation of the National ...
0 Feb. 6, 2013 7319

New Jersy 75 team needs a couple of players for the Fort Myers Tournament

» cuda65: Bob Nami out of New Jersey needs a couple of ball players for his 75 ...
0 Oct. 22, 2014 8

1-1 count? Playing Devil's advocate

» OZ40: Okay, the best way to eliminate the 1 & 1 count bickering is for ...
      »ChiPrimeMarty: OZ40 asked: "Why shouldn't the batter,(trying to help his or her ...
      »OZ40: It's certainly true, hitters want every opportunity to hit "their" ...
      »ChiPrimeMarty: I don't think anyone has asserted or implied that "every player in ...
      »ChiPrimeMarty: oops ... that should read: The game is slowed down with a 0-0 count.
      »OZ40: No, I'm not proposing any rule changes at all, especially a managers ...
5 Oct. 22, 2014 171

Looking for team

» minterman: Hello, I moved to the Austin area a couple years ago. I have played ...
      »mad dog: minterman...there are a couple of leagues in the austin area...check ...
1 Oct. 21, 2014 25

Player rating

» lewis: Dave, If a player plays 65 major can he also play 55 AA. Thanks Steve ...
      »LP: lewis there is a catch if you play in a division 10 years younger ...
      »SSUSA Staff: YES ... Both 65-Major and 55-AA carry a Team/Player History Ratings ...
      »LP: SSUSA -- THE reason I said there might be a catch is I know a 60 ...
      »smooth01: I would like to see the players rating chart posted in the banner ...
      »SSUSA Staff: LP ... Your "catch" is different because the player involved has ...
      »SSUSA Staff:
      »lewis: Thank you SSUSA staff. Steve Brown Desperados 55
7 Oct. 21, 2014 664

Interference

» Paul P: Ok, I get it, I know the rule, as do all of you, but let me throw a ...
      »stick8: The umpire was correct except for one thing. Based on your scenario ...
      »Garocket: Stick that is correct. Any interference by a runner that has already ...
      »stick8: I'd like to add if the runner was using "descriptive" language, ...
3 Oct. 21, 2014 183

Looking for IL 50+ team to join next year....

» Rick35: As I will be 51 next year, and I am looking to join a good 50+ IL ...
      »sager25: Good guy & good player. Would be an asset to a team.
1 Oct. 21, 2014 78

Northern Va. Force new 65 team

» birdie: We have 9 or ten guys from our 60 team looking to form a 65 AAA team. ...
      »birdie: If it is easier anybody interest can put their contact information on ...
      »DoubleL10: Harry, good luck with your new team. I'm sure you will put together ...
      »birdie: Thanks Larry, We will be in Myrtle Beach and Fort Myers as a 60 and ...
      »Sunshine1949: Harry, how's you guys doing on putting your 65 roster together, heard ...
4 Oct. 21, 2014 374

Cost of new cards

» George F. Ruh: Hmm, cards expire on 10 31 14 we play on 11 04 14, so I get message ...
      »SSUSA Staff: George ... Player cards expire at the end of each tournament season, ...
      »EG Fred: I don't comment very often but, it's a very interesting response ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Our official interpretation is that the 12/31/14 expiration date ...
      »tg69: So does this mean that card will be good for the upcoming TOC which ...
      »tg69: I am re-reading this response and it says 02/06/14
      »SSUSA Staff: Please re-read our response ... Here's what we wrote: "...Our ...
6 Oct. 21, 2014 463

LOOKING FOR A NEW TEAM

» DOCSTEVE: LOOKING TO HOOK UP WITH A 60's TOURNAMENT TEAM FOR WINTER NATIONAL IN ...
0 Oct. 21, 2014 76

USA Championship seeding game

» Dbax: The automatic 1 and 2 seeding of the teams playing in the USA ...
      »STL0: In Men's 50 Majors, Team USA won a 3 team tournament (East) and ...
      »Sunshine1949: What needs to change is for teams in the East to take advantage of a ...
      »d45: We finished 4-0 in seeding and got a 4th seed. The teams playing for ...
      »d45: Now that I have given my opinion on the seeding, I want to ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Here's a portion of our August 14th post in this topic ... Emphasis ...
      »PSmit : My team also went 2-0 in seeding and got the #5 seed and had to play ...
      »neck10: I guess we cant be lazy anymore and must play in the east nationals
      »Dbax: SSUSA, the problem was the teams that played in the USA games got ...
      »Sunshine1949: It wasn't their fault no one showed up, anyone can enter, they ...
      »Enviro-Vac: Sunshine - you nailed it!
      »Dbax: I think that is buying a number 1 or 2 seed. The whole idea should be ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Quick hitters ... • The structure of seeding the USA National ...
      »Omar Khayyam: The State Roofing Systems team won the Western Nationals, but when ...
      »Dbax: Omar, I agree. They should have been the number 1 seed. Going by ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Not a penalty situation ... If the other half of the USA game doesn't ...
      »mnmasters38: Ok, what about the Midwest National Champions. they get no chance at ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The Midwest Championships is simply a "Qualifier" and not a ...
      »local: How many times have you gone to a BIG tournament and end up playing 2 ...
      »joel 1975: do nt complain play in the east west series then you have just as ...
      »skid7: It is not easy for midwest teams to go to east or west tournaments ...
      »paul0784: Dbax, in the 60AAA the number 1 seed got a 9:00 AM Sat instead of a ...
      »Dbax: Paul, I don't disagree with any of that. All I'm saying is in the ...
      »paul0784: But what I am saying is that the seeding 1 and 2 doesn't really give ...
      »Sunshine1949: So I think here's your options, play East/West for 1 or 2 seed, lobby ...
      »Dbax: Another option....don't award a birth to the USA National game if ...
      »Garocket: That is why I hate tournaments that furnish the ball. You never know ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Rocket ... Maybe a misfire on what thread you were going to post ...
      »the wood: We went to the Western Nationals and beat our only M+ opponent in a 2 ...
      »Brock: I would like to address the comments about teams not having the ...
      »Dbax: I agree! Would rather go to Aurora / Denver instead of Sacramento ...
30 Oct. 21, 2014 1731

online renewal

» Johnny Mack: I do not see a link on my homepage to renew online.
      »McCloskey: where is the link to renew online and pay by credit card?
      »Brock: I renewed online and so my prompts are different now. Even though I ...
2 Oct. 21, 2014 140

RENEW ONLINE

» : Can anyone explain how to renew online? SSUSA Tells you how simple ...
      »JBTexas : Pretty simple, sign in using your log in, go to your home page tab, ...
      »PJ3P: all mine says is that I am current. no renewal info anywhere.
      »cyborg45: I talked with someone from the home office last week about this ...
      »McCloskey: I can not find where to renew online?Directions are clear but I see ...
4 Oct. 21, 2014 287

Phoenix Nov 14-16, 2014

» Broadway: 60s utility player looking for a team to play in Phoenix Nov 14,2014- ...
      »Jane-Class Act I: Las Vegas Neons (women) want to move up to 70s for Phoenix Nov. 14-16 ...
      »ACC: At my request, "Broadway" above gave me permission to post a review ...
2 Oct. 21, 2014 233

1 and 1 pitch count

» Pitcher22: What are the majority of players opinions of starting with a 1 and 1 ...
      »E6 in AZ: Depends on the time .... Tourneys, sure let's start 1 and 1. It ...
      »Fred S: Hate it with passion both as a hitter and pitcher. More time is ...
      »taits: While this has been brought up more than a few times, both those ...
      »Marv19: As a tournament provider I will tell you when we started this policy ...
      »taits: Marv, Am well aware of which changed did what and for the why. Huff ...
      »OlyPenSenior: I'm not for it in league play, but accept its use in tourneys for ...
      »JDub: I agree 100% with Marv's Changes to the 1 & 1 Count. I Pitch, Hit & ...
      »crusher: No to liking 1-1 as a batter. Can get more innings played. My ...
      »Tim Millette: 1-1 to start the AB would greatly help the seniors game. 0-0 is ...
      »DoubleL10: This topic has been beaten to death year after year. It seems to me ...
      »Pitcher22: I find some of these comments funny ... If you think getting 5 ...
      »michael697: I hate the 1-1 count game go's by fast enough.
      »SSUSA Staff: The "1-1 Count" issue has been the subject of discussion and debate ...
      »Jawood: The "staff" beat me to it. While the 1 and 1 count is gaining some ...
      »the wood: The 'extra inning that we are losing' has more to do with shorter ...
      »Tim Millette: I think a flaw in ssusa is trying to throw all age levels into the ...
      »STL0: If I recall information in the newsletter a while back, the younger ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The 2012 "1-1 Count" survey results are available from the following ...
      »Navy: I'm a pitcher, who plays in the Midwest, Minnesota to be exact, and ...
      »Marv19: With all due respect to SSUSA I must make the following observation. ...
      »Jawood: Tim, To your point of the flaw of making all the age groups play by ...
      »Pitcher22: Marv19.... I love the fact that the numbers are flawed ...... The ...
      »Tim Millette: We didn't get an extra five minutes at worlds. Our games were ...
      »Pitcher22: Great point Tim as I previously stated I see NO REASON to to have to ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Just a couple of quick items to place some facts out there for ...
      »SS13: Just my opinion, but I see no reason what so ever for there to be a ...
      »Omar Khayyam: SSUSA is correct that the survey did not contrast older players ...
      »Hookdup: Please change it to 1-1. The 40s Major+ took forever to get through ...
      »Robo: I have a different take on how to speed up games. We do this in our ...
      »taits: Robo, It could save about 5-6 minutes. Not as ludicrous an idea as ...
      »Marv19: As a side note: We use one and one with one to waste. That means if ...
      »stick8: I believe Omar correctly states most hitters don't wait out a full ...
      »taits: Agree with Omar and that was same results I got in 2012 from poll I ...
      »ffdonnie: Here we go again, Staff referencing the infamous survey that DID NOT ...
      »Omar Khayyam: ffdonnie, interesting finding from your discussions with players. My ...
      »SSUSA Staff: ffdonnie ... Registering for this message board by providing a (then) ...
      »taits: I got one & voted, am in CA. There are only about 150 that use ...
      »ffdonnie: Well staff, as Omar put it, facts are facts. I have had the same ...
      »SSUSA Staff: ffdonnie ... We did some looking and you do have an email address in ...
      »Pitcher22: SSUSA Staff .... Simple solution send out a new survey and let the ...
      »ffdonnie: Haha ok, you must be right. It's all me, I guess I am the only one ...
      »SSUSA Staff: It's a hot topic every year with a tiny minority of message board ...
      »Pitcher22: Maybe after the reply that SSUSA Staff just posted maybe and I say ...
      »donll: I like the 0-0. I would rather have 4 quality at bats than 5 rushed ...
      »Tim Millette: A lot of seniors might have a chance to first hand see how 1-1 ...
      »AJC: I'd like to see it go to. 1-1. Been used to that for years in ASA, ...
      »swing for the fences : Anything to make Rev AKA the Human rain delay swing any quicker is a ...
      »taits: NSA uses the 1-1 start count, go there.
      »NYGNYY: Not for the 1-1 start. I could see why pitchers like it however I ...
      »rr3: We use 1 - 1 count all the time in local tourneys and in our local ...
      »Pitcher22: Just a question to anybody at SSUSA STAFF...... How many new members ...
      »southernson: SSUSA tournaments are the only ones we play in that use a 0-0 count. ...
      »SSUSA Staff: New enrollments annually are coming in at about the same pace and age ...
      »swing for the fences : if you want to speed up the game... go 1 -1 count with no second foul ...
      »Pitcher22: SSUSA Staff so if I was to attend this meeting in December and was to ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Pitcher22 ... You would be most welcome to attend the sessions ... ...
      »Lecak: Pttcher22 I can vouch for attending the meeting. About 10 years ago ...
      »Curly Bill: I agree with that!
      »garyheifner: The 0-0 count is absurd. I once again traveled to Vegas and on to ...
      »LP: someone tell where I'm wrong but regardless of a o-o count or a 1 & 1 ...
      »Pitcher22: LP just from the sounds of it you seem to be one of the guys who is ...
      »LP: not the perfect pitch but I do look for the one that I like, if the ...
      »Pitcher22: LP I will say this as a pitcher I'm going to do my best to get you to ...
      »mad dog: mmmm...how many still play young guy ball...if you do you will be ...
      »Marv19: LP, Here is how tournaments get off time with as you call it a "time ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Marv19 ... Other "tournament delay factors" include lack of readiness ...
      »DoubleL10: Dave, you summed it up nicely! Alternatively, we could just go to ...
      »LP: Marv19 it wouldn't make any difference with a 0-0 or 1-1 count with ...
      »Pitcher22: Just a quick question LP what age division and class do you ...
      »Pitcher22: Actually any one who is opposed to the 1-1 count what age and level ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Pitcher22 ... About 20+/- messages into this thread, there is a link ...
71 Oct. 21, 2014 2121

Good Phone number for Barry Bloom(Classic Logo)-

» jc11: Anyone have a good phone number or email for Barry Bloom? I'll be at ...
      »SacFly23: Barry 239-560-5353
1 Oct. 20, 2014 83

The Villages softball tournament

» BudLeftField: Any one coming to the villages softball tournament Oct. 17,18,19 ? I ...
      »BruceinGa: Our 65 major plus team dropped out.
      »leftybob: Here is a list of the 50's Teams: Miami Power Crosscut Freedom ...
      »leftybob: Men's 60s 1A Crosscut Yard Dogs 2A Hot Shots Hitme ...
      »leftybob: Canseco's (Twin Towers) usually play with the Miami Power ...
      »BudLeftField: Hi leftybob- the canseco's and miami power won this 50's tournament ...
      »leftybob: What team, Talon Wealth Management?
      »BudLeftField: leftybob-they would be playing for talon wealth mgmt. The Villages ...
      »BudLeftField: Results from The Villages tournament- Winners were-50's Gold-Team 1 ...
      »bkb555: what a surprise the big boys didn't participate in the HR ...
      »PJ3P: A great deal of people skipped the home run derby for the same reason ...
      »leftybob: Not real sure what the "big boys" had to prove, hitting balls over a ...
      »BudLeftField: Hi PJ3P-I find it interesting that you mention Miami Power-Team 1 ...
      »PJ3P: Lefty, I heard that after hitting some of the balls in bp, both ...
      »leftybob: Just curious, did Ozzie or Jose get in the home run derby last year? ...
14 Oct. 20, 2014 1158

60AAA Team looking for players.

» CX1: So. Cal team need 2 players for Phoenix. Inf & Pitcher.
      »CX1: Respond to steve-396@hotmail.com
1 Oct. 20, 2014 96

NEW Miken Freak Black Senior bat with a 1 year warranty

» Tri18: Hey Guys, Just returned from Vegas and I was able to do a small ...
      »taits: Warranty, should get it a lot of attention.
      »Paco13: Wow. Another better than the rest Senior bats and we as fools will ...
      »Tri18: Paco, A valid observation but...we can't always control when our ...
      »southerinman: Tri18 You state "the new handle fusion makes all the difference in ...
      »Longhorns: I have been a miken guy for years. There bats were great just no ...
      »Snot Nose Kid: So what makes this bat so different from the Miken Triad other than ...
      »Full Monty: My Miken Triad Blackout still hasn't broke in yet. Hundreds of hit ...
      »Tri18: Definitely not the Triad Blackout. The Blackout was a bit stiff and ...
      »Misfits: Guys these bats are for real. No joke. My teammates and I on ...
      »Tri18: Freak Black test update: Just finished getting up to 300 swings on ...
      »LeeLee50: Can you please tell me which bat isn't a winner, it seems that would ...
      »Tri18: Lee50, I agree with you to a point...us senior players have several ...
      »LeeLee50: Thanks, but I have to disagree with the Ambush being a high ...
      »LeeLee50: I didn't see 1 Ambush this past weekend.
      »Tri18: Lee, Everyone in entitled to their opinion. My observations on bats ...
      »Sunshine1949: Why not give it a try if you are a two-piece guy, and the swing ...
      »Tri18: Sound advice. Another thing to consider...cool months are coming and ...
      »LeeLee50: That would be the key if you break it? I just don't see taking a ...
      »Tri18: Lee, What that means to me is what I have said since I tested the ...
      »LeeLee50: We received our bat prior to LV, maybe the sales model was that they ...
      »crusher: If I ever wear out my Combat Centenarian I am gonna have to get me ...
      »Tri18: Crusher, Some of those were seriously good and obviously you got one ...
      »Misfits: Just thought I would follow up with everyone in regards to the new ...
      »Tri18: 333, I agree with you this design shows it to be a very good bat. I ...
      »Fabe: Just to let the board know…I had a great time n tourney using my 26fl ...
      »ApMiken: LeeLee50,,, you got me curious. A Miken VP informed you? Pretty sure ...
      »lewis: APMiken,you have me curious now. Big Cat Mike and a rep were at big ...
      »Tri18: AP, Just got back from the ball field and another 100 swings on the ...
      »lb16: Question for Adam, Why can't Miken produce a bat like the ...
      »ApMiken: Lewis,, I was down there for the opening weekend and left on that ...
      »lb16: Adam, Thanks for your response I don,t remember the old Ultra II's ...
      »Omar Khayyam: lb16's experience was similar to mine. Bought an Ultra II in 2003 and ...
      »lewis: APMiken, he may of not ben a rep. I just assumed he was cause he was ...
      »ApMiken: No problem Steve. I am guessing the person there was either Frank who ...
      »Tri18: We had a great day of testing on Friday. We were able to hit on a ...
      »Lefty: Alan does it hit as well as the Big Cat. Looks like the Freak Black ...
      »Tri18: Lefty, I think we have to realize they are two DIFFERENT but very ...
      »?: I think I'll wait until Miken puts out the Freak Black with th ...
      »Tri18: Guys, A couple of things I should have mentioned.... I usually put ...
      »Tri18: We hit the magic 1,000 swing mark with the Freak Black and boy are ...
      »Mulewhipper: Interesting Alan...who is the "We"? There is a big difference is ...
      »Tri18: Mule, Just got back from the Villages tournament with my Team 1 ...
      »LeeLee50: Mulewhipper you are killing me. LOL
      »hemi racer: BOY!!, with 1300 plus swings from major and major plus guys that bat ...
44 Oct. 20, 2014 3099

50 AAA Team looking for Pitcher

» KGB Pirate: Raleigh, NC based 50AAA looking for a reliable pitcher to play 8-10 ...
0 Oct. 20, 2014 77

Looking for a Team to play

» Lou50: Looking to play with a tournament team in either 55 AA or AAA live in ...
0 Oct. 20, 2014 116
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