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2014 Toys for Tots Softball Tournament

» LP: I want to think all the teams that played in this tournament we ...
      »yankeesfan1949: hey lp great time. we did not do so well but had a lot of fun
      »LP: Thanks yankee it's supposed to be a fun tourney with getting some ...
2 Dec. 9, 2014 298

senior tournament

» patty07: Warm up tournament the weekend of feb.28 in Dothan alabama. Great ...
      »BruceinGa: Pat, same weekend at the B'ham warm up.
1 Dec. 9, 2014 270

New ratings

» 4Cappy: Senior softball, When do the new ratings come out? How many AAA ...
0 Dec. 9, 2014 234

Advice for a 48 year old

» Macbri19: Hey guys, first time posting here so be gentle. Getting back to ...
      »BruceinGa: find a bp partner and hit a minimum of 3 times a week.
      »gott2play: Macbri19, First if all, your 2 year plan may be only a year away. ...
      »Macbri19: Thanks for the help. I've already started getting my swings in but ...
      »Tri18: Macbri, You may want to consider coming to our Spring Training ...
4 Dec. 8, 2014 399

BATS COMPARE

» UMBACH: what is better as far as performance, the red miken end load or the ...
      »Tri18: Umbach, A very good question. A lot of guys who loved the original ...
      »laramie55: I've still got two red Mikens that are awesome for how fast the ball ...
      »cyborg45: I have all three. Still have the red from 2 years ago. Bought the ...
      »laramie55: Thanks for the feedback cyborg45 as I am planning on retiring my reds ...
      »cyborg45: If you like an endload, I would definitely try the Big Cat. I really ...
      »LP: I bought a white two piece worked it and worked to try and break it ...
      »LP: I bought a white two piece worked it and worked to try and break it ...
      »cyborg45: LP, I felt the same way for a long period of time. I beat the hell ...
      »UMBACH: Thanks for the input, very helpful
      »laramie55: Wish Miken would bring out a senior bat with their Ultramax El ...
10 Dec. 8, 2014 824

Spring training in Arizona

» Big Mike: As much as I would love to go to Alan Tanners Spring Training camp, ...
      »Big Mike: NO ONE knows of any camps in Az or at least on the west coast?
      »Gorilla Boy: Neil Teague has a Spring Training deal set up in Vegas where Denny ...
2 Dec. 7, 2014 383

SSUSA Rules Committee Meeting

» JamesLG: Hi All: First off I want to say I have a lot of respect for al ...
      »swing for the fences : What do you expect.. A full reconstruction of the wheel... I don't ...
      »BruceinGa: James, did you see all four pages?
      »taits: Interesting minutes and a shame for some who had foresight for some ...
      »Big Mike: where can I find a copy of the minutes?
      »SSUSA Staff: The Rules Committee exists to review the "State of the Game" annually ...
      »taits: Just my observations. Curiosity on vote nays and abstention. Just ...
6 Dec. 7, 2014 747

Home plate Mat size change?

» L.Martin: Are they considering changing the size of the mat, that's the rumor ...
      »cronin51: As a pitcher it's not big enough, as a hitter it still isn't big ...
      »B94: It would be nice to see the 24"x36" mat become the standard...
      »taits: Mat is big enough as it is...want to chance something give the ...
      »Fred S: 242x36 You have to be kidding. LOL After pitching a lot of SPA ...
      »mad dog: ok the ball is 3" in diameter....so that is 3" to each side ...plate ...
      »the wood: What is the point of continuously making rule changes? Are the ...
      »Tim Millette: I think a 24 x 36 mat would be GREAT. Pitchers are already at huge ...
      »laramie55: Actually the strike zone is defined in the rules as 19 x 34-1 1/2 ...
      »Fred S: It is because I pride myself on my control to be able to hit the ...
      »laramie55: Well said, Fred. I noticed that an awful lot of threads where the mat ...
      »the wood: Tim might be the exception to your last comment, Laramie. He seems ...
      »the wood: Correction: sometimes it's better to remain a fool, in others' eyes, ...
      »Mario: Lets make the mat 34"X34" that way it is the length and width of the ...
      »BruceinGa: Maybe it needs to be round!
      »Tim Millette: My views on the offensive side of the senior game can be summed up ...
      »BruceinGa: Tim, when was the last time you watched a 60 major or major plus team ...
      »Tim Millette: I actual gave hitting lessons to many of the old As players over the ...
      »garyheifner: As a part time pitcher, I don't care what the size is. I can zero ...
      »the wood: Tim, I'll pass your thoughts along to my sister, Woodie. Fred, IMO, ...
      »BruceinGa: Tim, maybe your post should have been directed at the over 70 player ...
      »laramie55: Gary said, " The pitcher would have more area to throw a waste pitch ...
      »Fred S: Tim: FYI I play in the 75/80 divisions in tournaments in league play ...
      »taits: Next you'll be wanting the "mat" to be the size of the area between ...
      »southpaw: I am not an expert on much, especially softball, but I do pitch. I ...
      »Duke: Bruce, I did play in one tournament about 6-7 years ago, and the mat ...
      »Tim Millette: No need to compare abilities.... How about getting back on the ...
      »the wood: Tim, it's too bad that you weren't around in 1839 when Abner ...
      »southpaw: Thank you Tim; I just tried to imply; you said it precisely. I agree ...
      »L.Martin: I appreshiate a good pissing match as much as the next guy but no one ...
      »Tim Millette: BW, on the number of Plus teams at worlds I could swear some guy ...
      »tg69: OK, how about this.Do away with the mat altogether.Leave the plate ...
      »SSUSA Staff: NEWS FLASH We are past that specific issue in the 2014 Rules ...
      »Mario: Thanks SSUSA!!!!
      »the wood: Tim, in our division (65 M+) we went from 5 to 6 teams (2013 to ...
      »Tim Millette: BW, I will agree that USSSA has not evolved into anything special at ...
      »laramie55: Bob, I think that trend upward will continue for some time as the ...
      »the wood: Tim, USSSA always ran their Series World Series in August. I can ...
      »Tim Millette: Bruce, your name sounds familiar... For some reason when I hear ...
      »BruceinGa: BW is Bob Woodroof. Bruceinga is Bruce Fairchild ;)
      »jfsully: Bob : " 1839 when Abner Doubleday created baseball" You may want ...
      »the wood: Thanks for the tip... I'll pass it along to Google. BW
      »the wood: JFSully: I actually do have a historical book about the evolution of ...
      »cal50: JFSully, it may be ok to mess with baseball, but you better not be ...
      »jfsully: I would never question Mr. Claus, I don't think I could hit with a ...
44 Dec. 6, 2014 1552

Thanks for the info

» Jeno8: Thanks for the info on turf shoes , anyone else try the 3n2's? Can ...
      »BruceinGa: I would think online or through a rep. I know a rep that might be ...
      »BruceinGa: here you go, Steve 716 307 6352. He is a 3N2 rep.
      »cyborg45: I purchased a pair of 3n2 turf high tops in 2012.Although they worked ...
3 Dec. 6, 2014 259

courtesy runners

» JMAC OO: What do you think about doing away with courtesy runners in the 50-55 ...
      »BruceinGa: JMAC 00, I agree with "getting away from how all aspects of the game ...
      »tg69: what if the courtesy runner had to be the guy coaching first base?
      »stick8: Although I agree with the above sentiments regarding games taking ...
      »ChiPrimeMarty: stick8, I like your suggestion. Too often teams use a courtesy runner ...
      »E6 in AZ: I understand that we all want the game to go faster, but I have to ...
      »titanhd: No courtesy runners unless for injury.
      »BruceinGa: E6 in AZ, wrong assumption. I for one don't want the game to go ...
      »hemi racer: There are so many good instances when a courtesy is not only called ...
      »Jawood: Once again BruceinGa, the suggestions are not trying to get the game ...
      »BruceinGa: Jawood, if you want action in the allotted playing time, play one ...
      »BruceinGa: I'm really not opposed to your wanting more playing action. Maybe we ...
      »bkb555: i don't even consider them courtesy runners, they are more like PINCH ...
      »Webbie25: In my own situation with my knee replacement, I disagree with just ...
      »hemi racer: The last three or four post brings out why I stated there is no way ...
      »boston: I see being a courtesy runner almost as a punishment for being in ...
      »TaterinGa: Everybody has pros & cons about every aspect of SSball: but until we ...
      »SSUSA Staff: @Tater in GA Reprint from another thread: For those interested in ...
      »mck71: The beginning of this thread was started as "50-55 age group" ...
      »Wayne 37: I didn't read the whole thread, but only two players should be ...
      »FOFO: I would limit runners in the 50-55 Major and Major Plus. If you ...
      »scopes99: this was THE major sore point i had in the last 2 yrs i played in a ...
      »laramie55: If (so-called) courtesy running was restricted to using only players ...
      »LeeLee50: Just my opinion, 2 problems with limiting courtesy runners for M ...
      »Mulewhipper: One courtesy runner per inning...that's it.
      »king 44: My situation last year I had to have several cortisone shots in my ...
      »Robo2: This might be a situation that can change with age groups; or decided ...
      »Tim Millette: I would say...only two players can be pinch run for each inning. ...
      »CAT: Not always is a courtesy runner used for the speed or an ...
      »FOFO: I like the idea of limiting them somewhat in 50 and 55 Major and ...
29 Dec. 5, 2014 1254

CST

» Mario: Are they having CST this February? I see the website is not working ...
      »BruceinGa: I haven't heard but it doesn't look likely. I won't be able to ...
      »Tri18: Mario, Curt has said that he will not be doing Classic Spring ...
      »Mario: Hope to see you around as well Bruce. Alan, how many spots do you ...
      »mad dog: dang hate to hear that...was looking forward to see all ya's again in ...
      »Tri18: I still have plenty of room as I just started taking registration a ...
5 Dec. 4, 2014 327

Wich weekend will be for the 50's in Vegas this year?

» coop3636: We have some guys that need to schedule their vacation before the end ...
0 Dec. 4, 2014 181

Rules meeting?

» Mario: SSUSA when is the meeting in Tupelo MS?
      »curveball: Going on as we speak.
      »SSUSA Staff: Rules Committee Open Public Session is 2:00-5:00 PM on Wednesday in ...
      »curveball: Just curious, how was attendance at the Public Session yesterday? ...
      »DaveDowell: Half a dozen or so public attendee (SSUSA members) were there ...
4 Dec. 4, 2014 412

Does This Make Sense??

» Home Plate: When I was a younger man (which seems like a long, long time ago) ...
      »mad dog: yes it will...you need to check the speed after you contact a ...
      »?: I think that as a person gets older their twitch or high speed ...
      »hemi racer: I'm 67 and my bat speed with a 26oz. is about 73-74 mph. When I try ...
      »softballnuts: hemi racer Is it possible that 4 mph drop in bat speed could be ...
      »Full Monty: I don't know if there is any study on the effects of swing speed as a ...
      »Clean Up: The more I think about it, I believe that as you age your bust or ...
      »hemi racer: softballnuts, if I understand your question is can you make up bat ...
      »softballnuts: The widely accepeted Rule of Thumb is: Use the Heaviest bat that you ...
      »cal50: I agree with softballnuts if always swinging for power, but a lighter ...
      »laramie55: softballnuts is correct. For every hitter there is a point at which ...
      »Snot Nose Kid: Hey Mr. Swing Makeover Ken, Mr. Senior Softball Bat Reviews Super ...
11 Dec. 4, 2014 846

Tournament Balls

» garyheifner: In the spirit of the staff post re: game balls. Remember, when you ...
      »Lefty: We've aways hit the stote ball at the TOC. In the southeast we have ...
      »JDub: We can't Control the STOOOPID BATS, but BALL Selection can somewhat ...
      »curveball: SSUSA uses the Rock at the SW's and the World Championships both ...
      »softball4b: Jdub, I think you mean 2016. I fully expect there to be ONE ball next ...
      »curveball: Not unless they are moving the SW's which are played in Vegas under ...
5 Dec. 2, 2014 500

Suggestions for 2015

» JamesLG: Hi All: Now that the season is over for most it is time to thro ...
      »Webbie25: Hi James-right time of the year for this discussion. 1. I fully ...
      »Fred S: You can forget all the others with Rule #3. That one is the biggest ...
      »Boiseballer: In agreement with all except a partial revision to #3. Throwing the ...
      »Sparky.1: I have another suggestion: As an idea for ALL of the current ...
      »playr25: To the exception of #1. Courtesy runner shouldn't be allowed until ...
      »taits: Might add getting out from behind the plate to make the calls as a ...
      »playr25: Also don't like the 2 strike, the next one has to be fair rule. ...
      »garyheifner: I disagree with some of the above. My competitive AAA played some ...
      »Sparky.1: Taits......Excellent point! A YouTube program could be expanded to ...
      »SSUSA Staff: For those interested in providing input for Rules Committee ...
      »Sparky.1: Thank you for the information SSUSA Staff. The following was just ...
      »BruceinGa: I intend to send a email to info@seniorsoftball.com proposing that ...
      »TexasTransplant: Not a rule change, but I would like to see someone develop a tool, ...
      »Fabe: Just for update reason, I did send an email to SSUSA office. Aloha, ...
      »crusher: Great Tx TRansplant - That would be great, it is so disappointing to ...
      »Bruster55: Was a bit disappointed in Vegas on how the flips were called the ...
      »Dbax: You've got to be kidding! It's 50-50. Doesn't matter who gets to make ...
      »Garocket: Staements like Brusters is why people think the seniors are bunch of ...
      »rlspls1974: Garocket: LMAO
      »joel 1975: I would rather have the other team make the call then when you go ...
      »Mango: For the 50, 55 and possibly the 60 Major Plus- Get rid of the DBO and ...
      »OZ40: Coin Flip: How about one "paper-rock-scissors" round between ...
      »hurler: mango's got a point if thos big guy's cant base hit what make's you ...
      »crump22: Mango and all the Plus team, there is a Major Plus Only ...
      »papa t: with regards to homers...I have always liked the one up rule. Give ...
      »Tim Millette: Don't listen to yet another catcher/ah/1B hitter crying about the dbo ...
      »hurler: at least you would have one more after your hr's are gone. I still ...
      »hurler: you could also do like usssa used to do if you hit one after your ...
      »STL0: The home runs rules are good the way they are. We got bumped to ...
      »OZ40: For the record, my coin flip post was intended to sound silly, that's ...
      »JDub: Here's a Novel Idea . . . Get rid of these STOOOPID BATS ! ! ...
      »STL0: JDub - Right on with that idea. The HR rules could change a lot if ...
      »JRthree: There's so many good points you guys make and I truly hope some of ...
      »Mango: Crump 22 Not sure which tournament you are talking about with ...
      »bkb555: I like the one up rule once limit is reached.....I also like DBO's ...
      »crump22: Mango, yes , that the one. I don,t care what the homerun rule ...
      »pureevil: very simple to help out the pitcher lets just make the mat bigger ...
      »Duke: The mat is large enough. If you want to help out the pitcher, then go ...
      »joel 1975: STLO why don't you get them to change major plus to no home run's ...
      »B94: I have to agree that going to the bigger mat 24"x36" helps the ...
      »STL0: Joel 1975. I have no problem with the HR limit as it exists. I ...
      »Robo2: Leave bats alone unless you want to go thru the same old "illegal bat ...
      »stick8: "I understand that some guys still use cheater bats with these senior ...
      »JDub: Here's another Novel Idea. Let's Switch to 14" and keep the STOOOPID ...
      »Robo2: Lets face it. The bats are not going anywhere and if one gets new ...
      »BruceinGa: Robo2, well put!! " Bat limitations only invite cheater bats. I have ...
46 Dec. 2, 2014 3133

Bill Gore's wife Panhandle Hitmen

» hitman: Guys and Gals we need prayers for Bill Gore's wife who had a stroke ...
      »Lefty: Dianne and I are praying for her.
      »Perl: Bill We will be praying for you and your wife during this trying ...
      »hitman: Here's an update on Bill Gore's wife, Keep on Praying: Bill Gore's ...
3 Nov. 27, 2014 384

Thanksgiving

» taits: I hope everyone stays safe and healthy over this long weekend. Don't ...
      »SALSAKID49: HAPPY THANKSGIVING to everyone and to you taits.... I going to load ...
      »JAV290: Jose you should come up and hit with the Grant's Posse boys on Friday
      »GI: I just wanted to add a special thanks to all of you who make this ...
      »stick8: Happy Thanksgiving to all!! Just curious is anyone or does anybody ...
      »hitman: Thanksgiving is the time to give Thanks for all the health that us ...
      »Duke: Wishing everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving!! Andy Smith, R & ...
      »Omar Khayyam: taits, thanks for starting this thread. We, of all men our age, ...
7 Nov. 27, 2014 323

2 Color BP balls & Outdoor Tee, Best Tools for Improving Technique..Swing Makeover ...

» bogie: Use of Evil BP balls and Outdoor Tee work, are really as good as i ...
      »BruceinGa: Again, another great video! You mentioned all of your walks in ...
      »bogie: Yes Sir, week one be good to see you again...Im driving by Atlanta on ...
      »BruceinGa: Thanks Bogie! There are two other retired guys that hit regularly ...
      »Lefty: Great Video. Ordered a dozen Evil BP balls and love the performance ...
4 Nov. 27, 2014 491

Florida Bound

» surf88: We will be driving to Florida from Winter Worlds next week. Wife ...
      »mad dog: hey ed...if ya come by tyler,tx on the way over stop in and say ...
      »surf88: Will check out the route with family. Glad to hear from you Bob. We ...
      »surf88: Does anyone have information on league and/or tournament play in the ...
      »BruceinGa: Be sure to visit Pops at the Woodlawn Hitting Club in St. Pete on ...
      »surf88: Will try to do that Bruce. Where are you in Georgia? Have to go up to ...
      »BudLeftField: Hi surf88-There is a Veterans Military Tournament going on in The ...
      »BruceinGa: Ed, I'm in Marietta, about 3 miles east of the Big Chicken! ...
      »crusher: Bruce, I had to look up The Big Chicken. I think the satellite view ...
      »BruceinGa: It's been there a few times! It's been at the Waffle House a mile ...
      »surf88: Maybe we can rep in touch when I get there. We drive from Phoenix ...
      »surf88: I meant get in touch. Sorry. Made it to San Antonio this ...
      »Senior Moments: Ed -- We will be playing our annual Black Friday charity games if you ...
      »surf88: Driving through Houston on a Friday afternoon is absolutely crazy. ...
      »surf88: Arrived in Ocala, Florida Monday. Temps reached 83 degrees. Tuesday ...
14 Nov. 26, 2014 919
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