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Fairness in Ratings

» chico senior: Just pulled up info on Vegas. I see that Houston fire will play as a ...
      »garyheifner: Might be they are so engrossed in what Scrap Iron team is going to ...
      »BobbyShea: This discussion is related to when teams are splitting into 2 ...
      »HenryLX: Guys, I have come up with a "Playing Format" for our senior softball ...
      »taits: April 1st I figure. Even then some states are still snow bound.
      »chico senior: Back to my post which somehow has moved far off topic. Why is SSUSA ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Because team rating issues are are handled confidentially in the Home ...
      »southernson: SSUSA, That's a tacky response. Why didn't you just answer Chico's ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Because ... The ONLY automatic rating increase for ANY team, other ...
      »LeeLee50: Thanks SSUSA Some guys never take in the fact that some of ...
      »gott2play: Chico, Let me try to add my perceived SSUSA logic wrt your inquiry ...
      »mad dog: would like to add to this....in 2001 we started as a 50 aa team(what ...
      »gott2play: Correction to my post. Top Gun was not in Reno and therefore could ...
      »LeeLee50: really did you go back 13 years? I would have to think that once in ...
13 Sept. 16, 2014 1654

50yr.old Joe's Increases Distance 150 Feet by improving Snap, Hips,Stride SM21 ...

» bogie: Joe, a 50 year old, had one of the weakest swings we have seen on ...
0 Sept. 16, 2014 536

Vegas - Session 1

» Capt Kirk: The ratio of Mens' 50's AAA teams (60) to Mens' 50's AA teams (7), ...
      »JohnBob: I think it's that most AA team's don't travel a long distance. They ...
      »SSUSA Staff: There is a 12-member Ratings Advisory Board that provides input to ...
      »Jawood: I think JohnBob is spot on with his comment. The AA's are usually rec ...
      »SeniorMan: I know of several Hawaii AA teams that are at the Worlds to win. They ...
      »gott2play: SeniorMan, The Hawaii teams are always represented well at the ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Capt Kirk: The real statistical anomaly this year is that three of ...
      »Cough: Something needs to be done to jump start this division! Looks like ...
      »Enviro-Vac: I agree Cough. I would not be surprised if there weren't more teams ...
      »JBTexas : Remember guys all new teams start at AAA level and if you look at it ...
      »JT25: I think the reason there are 62 50 AAA Teams and only 8 50 AA is ...
      »SSUSA Staff: JohnT ... Excess HR's for AA teams have always been DBO's, and for ...
      »Capt Kirk: Men's 50 AAA teams: 62 Men's 50 AA Teams: 8 Men's 65 AAA Teams: ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The advisors have significant input that often sways the close calls, ...
      »JT25: I'm just saying the DBO for excess Homeruns is terrible rule it ...
      »Mango: I agree with JT25 get rid of the dbo rule in Plus or get rid of the ...
      »grd8sbnut: Question to the ssusa Staff - how is it possible that West Coast ...
      »Fabe: Great Aftershock question...would like to hear the staff's view! ...
      »Dbax: What is so difficult to understand? They got caught cheating and ...
      »Fabe: I was interested in the staff's view on the rating drop not ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The rating change for West Coast AfterShock (and for all other teams ...
      »DOLFAN: The question I have is: How do they stay in Majors when after they ...
      »DOLFAN: I talked with a few people and we realized this is no easy task and ...
      »HenryLX: Guys, I have come up with a "Playing Format" for our senior softball ...
      »taits: Many areas (states) play year around. So why the lengthy wait? ...
      »Tim Millette: If we are going to start this again.... I LOVE THE NEW HOMERUN ...
      »SSUSA Staff: We're not ...
26 Sept. 15, 2014 2619

BP IN MARYLAND

» FOFO: Working in Columbia, MD. for the next two weeks. Would like to get ...
0 Sept. 14, 2014 144

RENTAL CAR PRICES FOR WORLDS 9/28-10/2

» armiho211: It appears vehicle rental prices are rather high at this time. ...
      »hector: I used e z rental last year & would of again but I booked with my ...
      »Duke: The problem that you might be running into is that many of these ...
      »SSUSA Staff: SSUSA tournament personnel use Budget Car Rental from the ...
      »biggflyy1953: Try atlaschoice.com Reserved a RAV4 from 1 OCT to 7 OCT for around ...
      »Lecak: Just a note but every weekend after Labor Day in Las Vegas gets a lot ...
      »Duke: I know that the topic was rental cars. In my July post, I estimated ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Just booked my car yesterday. Thought it was very cheap, about $25.00 ...
      »Duke: Omar, it does not get much better than the price you received. ...
      »BruceinGa: If you only need a ride from the airport to Fremont St you can take ...
      »garyheifner: The Rental car situation is about the biggest scam I have seen. The ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Gary ... That's why we book all of the Staff cars as mentioned above ...
      »Omar Khayyam: gary, what kind of car are you renting? My taxes and fees (not all ...
12 Sept. 14, 2014 1139

I-15 from Vegas towards St George

» taits: LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews3.com) -- The traffic flow on repaired ...
0 Sept. 14, 2014 287

LVSSA/SSUSA World Masters - last minute add on

» SALSAKID49: Looking to get on board to help out a 55+ team major plus or Major ...
0 Sept. 12, 2014 353

9/11 and Senior Softball

» Nancy Allen: In 2001 we were preparing to travel to the worlds in Las Vegas. Our ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Great post, Nancy! Puts things in perspective.
      »Perl: Very nice message. We should all be proud to be Americans and ...
2 Sept. 11, 2014 335

2014 Worlds teams

» pureevil: So this year it looks like the total increased again to 499 teams ...
0 Sept. 11, 2014 288

You Make The Call

» Mulewhipper: Situation: Bases Loaded and 1 out. Play: Line drive hit to ...
      »SSUSA Staff: YES This is not a force play, since the runner is no longer ...
      »Garocket: Good explination Dave. This is a timing play as long as the runner ...
      »stick8: Staff and Garocket are correct. Try this one: Bottom of the open ...
      »B94: Yes he is! Even on back to back intentional walks the runner must ...
      »SSUSA Staff: stick8 ... As you wrote the hypothetical, the answer is NO ... See ...
      »stick8: Staff that's the tournament rule but this hypothetical situation ...
      »Mulewhipper: Great explanation Dave...I guess I owe an apology to someone. He did ...
      »lb16: Mulewhipper this is one of the most mis-interpreted terms in ball. ...
8 Sept. 11, 2014 604

Teams splitting after Vegas

» BobbyShea: Can SSUSA prepare some sort of questionnaire to give to registered ...
      »SSUSA Staff: If six (6) or more players from the former team matriculate to the ...
1 Sept. 9, 2014 441

Partial Knee Replacement Experience

» Sisavic: My surgeon recommended a Robotic Arm Assisted Partial Knee ...
      »J R: Mike I had it Nov.1 2012 No swelling went home same day. Playing ...
      »Mike Fossil's 60's: I had the Makoplasty done Nov. 2012 and rehab started out GREAT but ...
      »lumpy10: Looking at stem cell knee injections after the World's. Has anybody ...
      »DD: My orthopedic surgeon told me a year ago my MRI suggested I might be ...
      »Robo: I had partials in both knees in August 2012. I had arthritis only on ...
      »doubleplay2: Robo is correct -- not everyone qualifies for a partial replacement. ...
6 Sept. 9, 2014 786

Is there prejudice in softball?

» GI: I just finished watching 12 years a slave and it brought me much ...
      »twintower: WELL SAID YOU ARE MY HERO YOUR FRIEND OZZIE CANSECO
      »TOMAR77: A simple Amen. Tomar
      »Fabe: Mahalo for sharing...keep walkn the way of Christ! His love draws ...
      »antieinstein: This idiot is just as bad as a KKK member you should let everyone ...
      »GI: As Dr Martin L. King said, the only way to fight hate is with love. I ...
      »boogpow44: One of us would have to go, because I couldn't stand to look at him.!
      »Dbax: No prejudice here. I hate everyone equally.
7 Sept. 8, 2014 966

Prayers for my son

» hitnrun5: Two and a half years ago my son Kody was left on the side of the road ...
      »BudLeftField: Hi Kenny-Tomorrow is the feast day of Our Lady of Knock, Queen of ...
      »softball4b: He and his family will be in my prayers.
      »put me in coach: Kenny, Our thoughts and prayers go out to your ...
      »sal: Will be praying for him Kenny and will put him on world prayer .God ...
      »Mario: Praying.....
      »Dbax: Kenny, he will have our prayers. Dave and Angie
      »Jerry820: Kenny Our thoughts prayers are with you and your family. Praying ...
      »Tri18: Kenny, I will get you and your son on our prayer chain. We will also ...
      »southernson: Florida Classics has Kenny in our prayers for recovery.
      »hitnrun5: My son has been admitted to Barrows. Thanks to all for your support ...
      »surf88: Robin and I will be praying Kenny.
      »StevenL.Imlay: Kenny we at God's Sports Company 60 and Full Circle 65's have you and ...
      »Brusco: Praying for Kody and your entire family at this time. Bruce Bucher
      »Pinehurst 1: Kenny your son will be in my prayers along with my family's prayers. ...
      »Perl: Praying for a full return to a normal life. May GOD Bless Kody, ...
      »So Cal Z: Prayers sent out for your son and family, hope to hear great news ...
      »Sewingzfun: Dear Heavenly Father and in the name of your Son Jesus, we ask you to ...
      »Nona: Continuing my prayers for Kody and family. Love you all, Nona
      »Roger0021: Hi Kenny Roger from Canada our thoughts and prayers go out to your ...
      »Fabe: Prayers from the Tropics. Aloha, Fabe
      »hitnrun5: My son has been released from Barrows. I am disappointed to say, all ...
      »400: Kenny all our prayers and best wishes are with you and your family ...
      »pack55: Kenny our thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Hang in there ...
      »GI: Ken You have been such a blessing to me over the past 25 years on and ...
24 Sept. 6, 2014 1341

Rehoboth/Bryant reunion

» Graphite: @BruceinGa..... Are you going to attend the reunion at Rehoboth?
      »BruceinGa: Yes, I'll be there. Freeman wants us that played with Rehoboth to be ...
      »Perl: Bruce Hope you guys have a great reunion. I remember the good old ...
      »BruceinGa: Steve, you are correct, 96 was our last year together.
      »Graphite: @BruceinGa Thank you for comment about Wayne.He had the second ...
      »BruceinGa: That would be great if some would play senior softball!
      »BruceinGa: Perl, after thinking about that date, I realized that I was wrong. ...
      »Perl: Bruce I know Rehobeth had a long run with many National ...
      »BruceinGa: Steve, that's what makes softball so great, all of those memories!!
8 Aug. 31, 2014 396

San Marcos,Tx

» LP: I want to thank Larry Kasper AND Ron Perkins for running the ...
      »Capt Kirk: Labor Day Classic, San Marcos, TX, 65's. 70's, & 75's played on ...
      »wingfoot: DOES ANYONE KNOW FINAL STANDING FOR 65 & 70s
2 Aug. 31, 2014 284

70 year old looking to play in Vegas

» batter4u: Just turned 70,live in AZ. and would like to find a AAA or Major 70's ...
0 Aug. 31, 2014 147

Pitcher does what?

» DoublePlay6: Bases loaded, 1 out. 5 run inning limit with 5 on 3rd. Close game ...
      »cal50: Every position in the infield should already know where they are ...
      »BruceinGa: I agree, depends on the runners and also the arms of the third ...
      »ham24: First thing load bases up unless it's a real weak part of order. Than ...
      »LP: also depends how hard hit back to the pitcher, weather or not to go ...
      »cal50: We play 5 man about 99% of the time, I agree it helps on double plays.
      »Joncon: Depends on the details. What are the runners like? What are your ...
      »Wayne 37: One thing I try to do as runner on 3B with bases loaded is just step ...
      »Webbie25: Wayne, I do play some third-most third basemen know to just go ahead ...
      »Fred S: No question I load the bases. Then depending on hitter try to get ...
      »titanhd: ham 24 and fred S. per original post bases are already loaded
      »Cman: If the ball is hit straight back to the pitcher the quickest move is ...
      »Fred S: Titanhd: That is why I am getting new glasses. LOL
      »Webbie25: Interesting thread. It just dawned on me that there may be another ...
      »AJC: In this case, the play has to be made at home. You have to get the ...
      »Wayne 37: Webbie25 ~ You don't have to move off the base. Most F5's I know ...
15 Aug. 30, 2014 1036

toughest position

» rrengineer99: just would like your thoughts on what position gets the hardest hit ...
      »SS13: I think pitchers. They are the closest and don't have the luxury to ...
      »Nancy Allen: Just my opinion from years of playing and umpiring, no scientific ...
      »swing for the fences : go run in the OF for a tourney and see what is toughest at our age!
      »STL0: Swing - Especially if you play a 3 man outfield.
      »Mr. Nick: This is my first year pitching at age 60 for a 50s Norcal team. I ...
      »LP: swing for the fences he didn't ask what position a player would get ...
      »Robo2: I play first, third and pitch. First or third it is hit or miss if ...
      »taits: Robo2, We share positions in this I'd agree w\ ya but add to it the ...
      »NCS13: Physically, the toughest position is catcher. Try hitting bombs when ...
      »swing for the fences : LP.. talk to the Center fielder after a Major+ 50s Tourney... Try ...
      »Joncon: There is no question that the pitcher is going to get the "hardest" ...
      »Mulewhipper: NCS13...catcher for sure...you forgot to mention having to keep the ...
      »Duke: Joncon, I think you hit it spot on. There are 2 issues in this topic, ...
      »garyheifner: Pitchers get the hardest hit balls with the 3rd basemen and hairs ...
      »Nancy Allen: Mulewhipper, I have made a note to mentally wear you out the next ...
      »Capt Kirk: Player/Manager has to be in the top three toughest positions, trying ...
      »Webbie25: Capt. Kirk-I have to agree with you-player/manager has to be ...
      »AcePV: Having played both corners and pitch, I would say pithing is the ...
18 Aug. 29, 2014 1456
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