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Spring Training in Vero Beach, FL March 27-29

» Tri18: I got a funny call yesterday. The player said he was awakened by a ...
      »hemi racer: We don't have 3 feet of snow, but it was 8 degrees this morning in ...
      »JT25: Alan is it possible to get or make a video of the Spring Training in ...
      »Tri18: JT, I will have a camera there but filming all the different events ...
      »JT25: Ok thanks Alan.
      »Tri18: You guys sick of shoveling snow yet? Lol make your plans and come on ...
      »Mario: Looking forward to it Alan!!!
      »hemi racer: The past several spring camps I have attended have been scheduled in ...
      »Mac33: Looking forward to some nice weather and some great softball.
8 Feb. 28, 2015 356

Birmingham One-Day Rescheduled

» southpaw: for Saturday, April 11. Can only take 15-16 teams. I have also sent ...
      »southpaw: I have been contacted by 7 teams.
      »southpaw: 9 teams have responded.
2 Feb. 28, 2015 117

50 MAJOR & MAJOR PLUS COMBINED

» BiggDan: TO THE DISCUSSION ABOUT THE 50 MAJOR & 50 MAJOR PLUS DIVISIONS SHOULD ...
      »swing for the fences : Never combine the major and + division... only the upper 5 percent ...
      »Tim Millette: I am with swing...NEVER COMBINE major and Plus...amost all the Plus ...
      »Mario: You know what is a bummer is when you want to play Major plus and you ...
      »Tim Millette: Mario, sorry to read a player with your prowess has no options for a ...
      »BiggDan: THE PROBLEM WITH THE PLUS DIVISION IS THERE ARE NO TEAMS TO PLAY. ...
      »Paco13: It is interesting that ISSA have no Major + team and you don't hear ...
      »titanhd: Mario there in no logic in your statement.Because you "can't find a ...
      »mck71: Paco, ISSA reminds me of the younger set now be full of D and E ...
      »Mario: My point waas that it cost more to play plus because you do have to ...
      »Tim Millette: So Mario.....the question to ponder is... If the powerhouse ...
      »Paco13: mck71 I agree that on ISSA is a lot of sandbagging... You pay you ...
      »OZ40: I know major players around here and regardless of their age, they ...
      »Mario: Tim if you broke up Plus temas that win the worlds I believe you ...
      »Mario: OZ40 please let me know who these plus teams are you are speaking of. ...
      »Tim Millette: Mario, you'd have to break into three per team not four. I also ...
      »OZ40: Mario, I should have been clearer in my post. I was referring to guys ...
      »tattooball: A couple of things here, the other association that does not have ...
      »Mario: Tim, OZ, tattoo I agree with you totally. If I could find 10 guys who ...
      »Tim Millette: Mario, we are blessed indeed. In NorCal many years ago the older ...
19 Feb. 28, 2015 1269

Feb. 28, Birmingham One-Day tourney

» southpaw: at George Ward Park (AKA Green Springs) 331 16th Ave S. Info: Steve ...
      »southpaw: Still need a few more.
      »southpaw: Monotonous one here; still looking.
      »southpaw: hootie hoo; hootie hoo!
      »Lefty: Looks like your going to have a good turn out Steve. Pray for warm ...
      »southpaw: Thanks, Joe; are you still coming down? Still can take 6 more teams. ...
      »Lefty: If I don't work I plan on being in Birmingham.
      »southpaw: James R. Smith Trucking has been added.
      »coop3636: Southpaw Please add Tennessee Connection to the tournament You can ...
      »southpaw: Thanks, Brett, Tennessee Connection is added. I will stay in touch ...
      »southpaw: 16 teams! Thanks so much. 10 a.m. Crim vs. Huffman Dixie vs. ...
      »CurtfromKY: Praying, crossing toes and fingers!! Bluegrass has it. See ya soon ...
      »southpaw: A 65 team had to drop; can take a 70, 65, or 60 team, if interested. ...
      »Wes: what is the date of you tournament
      »BruceinGa: Feb 28
      »tg69: Bruce, you playing in Birmingham? May have to play snowball
      »BruceinGa: We're planning on it. Hopefully we'll get good weather.
      »southpaw: Hey Bruce and All, my standing rule is that it must be 50+ degrees ...
      »BruceinGa: Steve, looks as if you have the same rules for your tournament as I ...
      »southpaw: Bruce, you know what they say about keen minds?! It is kind of a ...
      »southpaw: Good News (for the moment)! Long-range forecast for the 28th: 60+ ...
      »Young48: Wed Feb 25 Low clouds and cold 48°Lo 27° Thu Feb 26 Mostly ...
      »Grimmie: Young48 thats the forecast i'm looking at, was coming down with ...
      »southpaw: Agreed, not looking good; certainly will not play unless weather ...
      »southpaw: Crazy weather! high today: 31; high tomorrow (Saturday) 60!!
      »Lefty: We played at around 50 degrees at 8 in the morning at the TOC. It's ...
      »BiggDan: I heard there is a good tournament in Panama City Beach the next ...
      »mc47: steve I am sorry but james r smith is out for this weekend to wet and ...
      »southpaw: Totally understand Kenny. Weather is above my pay grade! I have ...
      »southpaw: Considering a one-day tourney on Saturday, April 11. Please let me ...
      »hitman: Steve could we have a snowball battle instead of a softball ...
      »southpaw: Now Jim, he apologized! Usually snowball fights do not hurt as bad; ...
31 Feb. 26, 2015 1480

So the question was....how to get more teams to play Major Plus

» Tim Millette: In a thread below I gave an idea that "might" make Plus a little more ...
      »cal50: Instead of looking at number of tournament wins for a year, make it ...
      »Grimmie: I'm with cal50 we only need 3 divisions. Dalton GA is the only ...
      »OZ40: When it comes to Major+ I think the 800 pound gorilla in the room ...
      »swing for the fences : Cal 50, SSUSA has to make money, giving teams the potential to win ...
      »Nancy Allen: Cal50, it does not happen every year, but in the past we have had 5 ...
      »hombre: Tim, I have no original thoughts, however, I do have some opinions on ...
      »Mulewhipper: I believe the HR rule (outs) last year helped to bring the rest of ...
      »cal50: Hi Nancy, we play in the brickyard every year. Last year we had 3 ...
      »cal50: Swing, I think we are agreeing with each other on moving more teams ...
      »swing for the fences : I hear you Cal50.. I'm not sure about only three divisions.. I don't ...
      »cal50: SSUSA is doing a good job with divisions as is. I think Tim is ...
      »Mario: I believe the only way to grow the division is to get more ...
      »Tim Millette: Cal 50, actually my main thing is not forcing many just above average ...
      »cal50: Tim, I disagree with you on playing the lower division. Let teams ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Several years back, I am playing on a AAA team that is a better than ...
      »Jawood: I used to think that combining Major and Major+ was the way to go. I ...
      »Tim Millette: Dave, I think allowing three upper ranked players is fine.... How ...
      »DaveDowell: I rarely comment publicly on issue-oriented threads ... This is an ...
      »cal50: Dave, the 1 up rule would be a welcome change. Was it seriously ...
      »SSUSA Staff: There was the annual discussion of HR Rules in general at the Rules ...
      »DCPete: When and why was the 1-Up rule eliminated? The 1-Up rule used to be ...
      »Young48: I agree with DCPete. The 1-up rule should be in every division. Why ...
      »Dbax: I agree! And it's such a simple solution. What would be the negatives?
      »Dbax: My question was legitimate. Please post opinions on any negative ...
      »Robo2: I have stated many times: allow unlimited HRs at all levels. 1. It ...
      »Tim Millette: Last years dbo rule change was a great addition to senior ...
      »joel 1975: just play where they tell you the last two of the major 55 ...
      »BiggDan: PEOPLE SHOULD ALSO REMEMBER THAT OUT IN VEGAS THE AIR IS VERY THIN. I ...
      »crump22: joel 1975,MOTOWN Staff didn,t have a problem playing Major Plus, but ...
      »joel 1975: nobody said you did anything wrong I was just telling the guy,s on ...
30 Feb. 26, 2015 1694

Batting Tee Recommendations

» HwyFuzz: Anyone have recommendations of a specific tee that I should purchase ...
      »Player: HwyFuzz, Don't know what you really want, but Dick's Sporting Goods ...
      »BruceinGa: I picked up the All Star Smar-Tee Fold-A-Way Batting Tee at a play it ...
      »B94: Worth makes a slo-pitch tee that is nice and tall... For travel I ...
      »Mario: Gee tee makes 2 models. They work really well and the are portable ...
      »DoubleL10: I also use the G-Tee. The web site is thegtee.com. They are out of ...
      »HwyFuzz: Thanks everyone - I'll get the Gee Tee.
      »OVBALL: This is cheap and ...
      »SeniorMan: Here's a product that I have had since 2008 and it is still in new ...
8 Feb. 25, 2015 386

2015 TOC - Action shots, team pics, Wounded Warriors All star Game, Best of the Best

» Jack: Just finished posting all the acton shots, team pictures etc, that I ...
      »OZ40: I don't know, maybe it's the -17 degrees wind chill factor up here ...
      »neck10: -32 this morning with out the wind chill factor
2 Feb. 23, 2015 288

Has anyone being dizzy on the field,

» MichaelH386: Has anyone experienced being dizzy on the field, I also start to lean ...
      »OZ40: I'm probably beating a dead horse here but most imbalance problems ...
      »hombre: Michael, you might check out the possibility that you have a sugar ...
      »sobs3: Michael, I agree with hombre. Get an A1C test at your Doc's office. I ...
      »HJ: Michael, I checked your posts and you complained about this in 10/14 ...
      »MichaelH386: I have all of those things that have been said and more. My glucose ...
5 Feb. 23, 2015 485

Looking for players

» Horsepie: 50 triple a team out of Washington looking for a couple of players ...
      »Raider4Life: Are you still looking for players? Shoot me an e-mail at ...
1 Feb. 22, 2015 249

Renew online link

» Jenny13: Can anyone help me find this mysterious link that I can renew my ...
      »Ho: Nothing Mysterious. Just go up to the menu across the top and click ...
1 Feb. 22, 2015 93

Bat speed

» CAT: I would like to thank all of you for your comments on bat speed and ...
0 Feb. 21, 2015 143

looking for a softball clinic out here in the west...and ideas where and when?

» Big Mike: coming back from knee surgery I am in need of refreshing my skill(or ...
      »Big Mike: what?...no one knows of any?
      »Tim Millette: Mike, I am starting a Sports Academy in Concord ca starting next ...
      »Big Mike: damn...i will be playing in a tourney next week....just a ...
3 Feb. 21, 2015 302

Stats

» Beaz#3: Good morning everyone. I'm working on a project and I'm looking ...
0 Feb. 20, 2015 245

Senior Round Robins

» Nancy Allen: Years ago Jim Brumund of Chicago said to Coachie and me "You bring ...
0 Feb. 19, 2015 220

It Seemed Like a Good Idea At The Time

» southpaw: Sometime in 1970, Vietnam, 100 miles south of Cam Ranh Bay. I and a ...
      »Nancy Allen: Thank you for your service and for sharing the story. Never forget. ...
      »Fabe: Went to school to play ball instead of enlisting....had many friends ...
      »neck10: Nancy see you got home from TOC
      »Lefty: Nancy what team and age group was you with. Sorry I didn't get to see ...
      »Nancy Allen: Neck10, yes, I am back in Indy. Your guys played really hard, and ...
      »hemi racer: Never want to let a chance to say THANK YOU to you guys and girls who ...
      »Robo2: Thank you for your service. God Bless you always.
      »neck10: Nancy yea it's hard to practice in 2ft snow .We will be ready come ...
      »neck10: Nancy do you kno mike Howell's cell number.
      »Nancy Allen: Thank you to all Veterans for your service. It is a positive that ...
      »neck10: nancy mike called me last night so all is good
      »neck10: NANCY there is a Monday night 55 & older league in Traverse city, you ...
      »Nancy Allen: Neck10, I am glad that he got in touch with you. If you have any ...
13 Feb. 19, 2015 647

Factors in defining what a good hitter is

» stick8: What makes a for a good hitter? Is it: 1)high batting ...
      »Dbax: Yes.
      »Mario: Some one who can do it all and you want at the plate when the game is ...
      »cal50: All of the above Stick, plus hitting for the situation, not just ...
      »stick8: So true Dale. I've seen great hitters freeze up in clutch situations. ...
      »stick8: Dave that is very good!! Giving yourself up for the team is ...
      »hemi racer: The teammate who seems to always get the clutch hit and is always on ...
      »Robo2: I think that many of us have the ability to be a good hitter or we ...
      »Mario: Stick, I think a guy who is successful in the late innings and when ...
      »FOFO: One that doesn't need a runner once he reaches base..............
9 Feb. 19, 2015 690

Swing Makeover #27 Top Pro's discuss Basehit Strategies

» bogie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K1cNrb3k8oc The top pros in the ...
      »BruceinGa: Thanks Bogie, it's great to see the different swings to accomplish ...
1 Feb. 19, 2015 224

How to get more teams willing to play in the Major-plus division

» Maint11: I believe most players would agree that not a lot of teams want to ...
      »Tim Millette: Limit the amount of returning players to 6 for national World winners ...
      »FOFO: give them unlimited home runs and longer time limits while keeping ...
      »Jawood: I see what you're saying, FOFO, but wouldn't that make a Major team ...
      »Tim Millette: I go along with jarwoods idea as long as you allow Bumped ring wing ...
      »Tim Millette: Ring winning major teams
      »swing for the fences : What ever you do, it should not just be a couple of teams moving up.. ...
      »PJ3P: Having played for 3 years in the Florida Half Century [unlimited hrs] ...
      »Perl: I've played Senior Softball for 13 years and ideas to get more Major+ ...
      »Tim Millette: Perl, I think it will be great to see how many SSUSA major teams are ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The most simple method would be to reduce or eliminate the "out of ...
      »Tim Millette: SSUSA staff...I think you are over looking the point that in every ...
      »DCPete: For the record, the ISSA plan really hasn't been working as they ...
      »Tri18: OK, I'll take a shot at this one....I have been playing Senior ...
      »Tim Millette: Alan, it's good have you on this thread. To open a discussion on ...
      »Tri18: Hi Tim, You bring up valid points. Hague and Spectrum should have ...
      »SSUSA Staff: MOST RECENT FIVE YEARS SSUSA WORLD CHAMPIONS 50-MAJOR PLUS • 2014 - ...
      »Tim Millette: Alan, many other senior teams want to play with the same friends year ...
      »Tim Millette: SSUSA staff.. How many of those champions would have still been ...
      »Tim Millette: Staff,, you listed 20 plus teams and half of them were the same ...
      »Tim Millette: Meant to say....top four in ach event.
      »SSUSA Staff: Tim ... All we did was, as requested by Alan, list the Major Plus ...
      »Tri18: Tim, My belief is if you disbanded the top Major Plus teams....you ...
      »tattooball: There's been major teams that won and did not move up. They also ...
      »Tate22: Tim - let me first commend you for the plethora of "I" statements ...
      »Mario: As stated by SSUSA staff there has been a different winner at Vegas ...
      »Tim Millette: I guess what it comes down to is a dislike for the dynasty teams that ...
      »Mario: I guess your definition of a Dynasty is different than mine. We have ...
      »Tim Millette: SSUSA Staff.....I understand it's easier to keep the status quo ...
      »OZ40: It's a tough call on what if anything to do. It's no secret that if ...
      »Maint11: Gentlemen: these are all great comments. Obviously there are a lot ...
      »softball4b: Tim, I don't see any team named Dynasty, who are they and where do ...
      »JamesLG: I believe one point that is missing here is the Major+ tag a playe ...
      »Paco13: I have not read everybody's input. Why have a M+ DIVISON when you ...
      »Tim Millette: Mike, defining a dynasty team is VERY easy. It's any team with a ...
      »the wood: Tim, 522 is a number to keep in mind. What significance does it have ...
      »softball4b: Aay Amen Aay Amen Aay Aay Aay Amen Amen.......and I like Tim. ;-)
      »the wood: I like most things about Tim... I particularly like his comments ...
      »Tim Millette: Bob....it's great to know you think Plus ball is NOT broken. Does ...
      »the wood: Tim, you either don't get it or just choose to ignore significant ...
      »Tim Millette: Bob, it's very interesting that I tried to address most of the points ...
      »the wood: What part of 'my only issue is breaking up M+ teams' is the most ...
      »Webbie25: I had a lot of this discussion with Tim in past years. I have a ...
      »swing for the fences : Well Tim.. I think that you have the wrong perspective on this. ...
      »swing for the fences : BTW Tim, you have a very nice 55 team with a bunch of great guys on ...
      »Malo37: I got it bad. The softball sickness, I got it bad. I personally, ...
      »Tim Millette: Rich, yes our 55 team should be fun to play with but...with the ...
      »Webbie25: Tim, it is great that you have almost the same team for so long and ...
47 Feb. 19, 2015 2413

Boombah BOSS bat

» taits: Any feedback on theis new model for 2015?
0 Feb. 17, 2015 133

New Hyper Z pretty impressive!

» Mango: Just got done hitting the new Louisville Slugger Hyper Z. There were ...
      »T.C.Sr.: Used a 26 ounce end loaded inside batting cage this past Sunday. Ball ...
      »playr25: Good to hear. Been waiting on one for awhile. Bat was suppose to be ...
      »Bruster55: playr25 are you coming out of retirement??
      »Paco13: Wow. Another better than the rest Senior bats and you as fools will ...
      »Super V 10: I think bats are like computers and iPhone every year there is ...
      »Paco13: Super V...I do have a Flip phone. LOL. No joke. PR NINJA ...
      »Benji4: Playr 25. The new Hyper Z has a slight end load feel but nothing ...
      »Paco13: Benji4, actually I do play SS and I that is exactly what I say...WOW, ...
      »bkb555: I agree with Paco's first post above....another bat that is better ...
      »OZ40: I brought this up in an earlier post how "better than" bats keep ...
      »tattooball: 1.21 bpf is just that. Companies can increase durability, sweet spot ...
      »mad dog: tattooball...it seems like the players never understand that ...
      »Benji4: That Hyper Z Mango talked about now has 275 hits on it and no cracks. ...
      »cyborg45: So tatooball, are you suggesting that the 1 way to do this has not ...
      »tattooball: There is no procedure, every company knows it will work no one has ...
15 Feb. 16, 2015 1195
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