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Wanting a rental in Florida

» surf88: We are looking for a rental in Florida December/January/February. ...
      »Tri18: Ed, I have a couple of players that live in that area. I just ...
      »surf88: Thanks Alan. Appreciate it. My wires folks are in Gainesville so we ...
      »Tri18: I am playing two charity games and a hr derby with him tomorrow. I ...
      »DonB: try this ...
4 Oct. 31, 2014 498

Schedule Conflict

» vincemelo: At the Winter Nationals on Tuesday, November 4, the Florida Legends ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Noted and fixed ... Similar issues were also fixed affecting the ...
1 Oct. 31, 2014 280

What Are The Settings?

» 0: This question is for those of you that have or use the Louisville ...
      »softball4b: Raise the pitch arm to the highest setting Pull arm should be set ...
      »softball4b: Plenty of videos on Utube, expect 10-11' arc, with a new spring ...
      »0: Thank You!
      »0: I looked for a video on YouTube but didn't see anything about the ...
      »softball4b: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-0apdk6buTo http://www.youtube.com/w ...
      »Snot Nose Kid: I have found that setting the pull release arm at 5, the rise pitch ...
6 Oct. 31, 2014 352

2014 Worlds - Best of the Best - 1038 action shots

» Jack: Below is the link to the "Best of the Best" action shots. copy and ...
      »Sparky.1: Jack: The listed URL link does not work..........
      »SSUSA Staff: Yes it does (at least for our computers here)
      »Jack: You can always click the link on the right side of this page and it ...
      »DOLFAN: Great shots of Im not sure what age division and the umpires. Any ...
4 Oct. 30, 2014 391

Prayers requested

» MRC: Please keep Dave Adwell and family in your prayers. He underwent ...
0 Oct. 30, 2014 217

CONGRATS TO HOF INDUCTEES

» samg: I know it has come and gone but I want to say congrats to all of the ...
      »softball4b: Thanks Sam, it is a great honor to be included in this group of men. ...
      »samg: Not sandbagging just play with a group of guys that are like family ...
      »Webbie25: Sam, Mike seems to think that anyone that plays aaa is sandbagging. ...
      »surf88: Sam, send me pics of your deer. I assume white tail. Ours here are ...
4 Oct. 29, 2014 632

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
      »boston: This is very interesting. How does a player that played in this years ...
      »Webbie25: Tony-since you played 55-M, that is your rating. That allows you to ...
      »Webbie25: By the way, I know this because in my rehab from the total knee ...
      »17Black: I might be missing something, but can SSUSA POST this chart someplace ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The Ratings Index Chart has been modified (for inclusion of the new ...
      »Norcalviejo: Hi Staff - Please confirm if I am interpretting this correctly. Can a ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Norcalviejo: YES ... We do not rate players, but a player who has ...
      »Norcalviejo: Hi Staff, Thanks for the quick response. So the player in question is ...
      »SSUSA Staff: That change in the fact pattern, which was NOT what was originally ...
16 Oct. 27, 2014 1972

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 ...
      »skid7: I also agree with Aurora as being a national tournament. Kansas City ...
31 Oct. 26, 2014 2114

Looking at Tournament Results - Wanna Go Back?

» southernson: Thanks to SSUSA in advance, I can't be the only one experiencing this ...
      »SSUSA Staff: southernson ... This has been a continuing frustration for us as well ...
      »17Black: I will begin sleeping better at night-------------for years I thought ...
2 Oct. 25, 2014 582

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 ...
      »Webbie25: Although I like 1-1 myself, it's not going to change soon. But, going ...
      »rh25: The main thing that slows games down is courtesy runners. If you ...
      »Garocket: The one one count is better for the batter than you might think. I ...
      »OZ40: Lots of good points. Whether you like the full count or not and even ...
      »stick8: OZ you bad boy you!! lol Welcome to the board.
      »OZ40: I know I've arrived when a hall of famer posts a greeting. Get up ...
      »DCPete: Would like to see a rule that Courtesy Runners can only be inserted ...
      »stick8: Get up one time OZ!! I'm no one special, just a remarkably ...
13 Oct. 24, 2014 841

Prominent Midwest Player/Manager Passes

» SSUSA Staff: Ron Hager died August 24th, 2014, after losing his battle with ...
      »ham24: Hope you guys stay together as a group I know you have had a tough ...
1 Oct. 22, 2014 554

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 751

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 272

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 2301

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 198

WHO ARE CURRENTLY THE MOST POWERFUL HITTERS IN SENIOR SOFTBALL

» twintower: WELL THERES ONLY ONE WAY TO DECIDE THAT FACT AND THAT IS TO HAVE THE ...
      »Sparky.1: Hope you don't hurt yourself patting yourself on the back!
      »L.Martin: With the golf balls and bats being used the better question is who ...
      »Home Plate: Ex Major League players Hitting Long Home Runs in Sen ...
      »tattooball: I would get in a PED free derby.
      »RoyHobbs: Somebody needs a nice big piece of humble pie and is probably hung ...
      »JT9: I absolutely love this message board. Classic stuff all around! ...
      »PJ3P: "THEY ARE FREAKS OF THE NEEDLE" there I fixed it for you.
      »DOLFAN: Use "Wood" Bats and we shall see!!!!
      »donll: Wasn't there a Seinfeld episode where a guy spoke about himself in ...
      »Paco13: Well one Major leaguer the other freak of needle (LOL) was called up ...
      »Paco13: Well one Major leaguer the other freak of needle (LOL) was called up ...
      »Lecak: How about another spin on this. Senior softball I believe works with ...
      »So Cal Z: HAHA! Classic, this is very funny. Kinda reminds me of Al Bundy ...
      »STL0: This is great entertainment for my lunch break. Usually only the ...
      »Paco13: Lecak, great idea, but dude this all in fun. They open the door and ...
      »So Cal Z: Paco13, is the PR for Puerto Rico? If so I have a brother in ...
      »Paco13: Si. The Puerto Rican Ninja (but don't know any martial arts is just ...
      »So Cal Z: Yes, my brother runs the surf shop right at Rincon and lives right ...
      »Paco13: I live on the other side of the Island in Yabucoa. South East.
      »So Cal Z: Cool, yea that's way over on the other side :).
      »Sparky.1: and where is the response from "twintower".............Talk about ...
      »pureevil: Well I know some 50 guy that beat Jose in Vegas in Feb this year in a ...
      »SALSAKID49: Vaya Papa...!! LOS HERMANOS CANSECOS con BLAH, BLAH, BLAH aqui y ...
      »Snot Nose Kid: If your so great, why don't you get on the Long Haul Bombers Stad ...
      »Mario: Ozzie, I would love to be a part of that contest. Sorry for all the ...
      »Sparky.1: Don't apologize.........Their statements brought the negativity into ...
      »boston: First, I would like to welcome the Cansecos to senior ball. With that ...
      »Ceres: Jose used steroids and gained an athletic edge. Then he wrote a book ...
      »BudLeftField: Hi Ceres-I have to disagree with one thing that you post. Jose,as a ...
      »the wood: Why do so many guys feel the need to tell the Canseco brothers how to ...
      »taits: the wood, to quote: Did anyone bother to tell those guys to not be ...
      »Omar Khayyam: boston, well said!
      »Tim Millette: Ozzie, once again...only slower this time.... S e n i o r ...
      »NCS13: I find it sad that so many guys have to use PEDs & altered equipment ...
      »taits: I accept them into sr ball as another player with talent. May not be ...
      »big cat7: I thought this was very funny of all the post not one answered the ...
      »audieh: The answer to the question is the following 5 players based on my 12 ...
      »donll: At Taits or anybody- who was the good team he was on in Vegas and how ...
      »AJC: Donll, Jose played with God Sports Co. 50 M+ . I read a lot of " ...
      »Tim Millette: The better challenge would be USSSA pitching rules with the homerun ...
      »neck10: cliff & vern from oki
      »BruceinGa: Bogie hit one against us that went out of sight!!
      »Sunshine1949: Bruce, Bogie also hit one against us that had to go 400' and I saw ...
      »BruceinGa: Sonny, it was good to put a face with a login id! I see that you saw ...
      »Sunshine1949: Thanks Bruce, will keep that in mind, have some back issues that may ...
      »Gonedeep43: I hear that big dude on 50 Kamikaze's hits the ball a ton. And the ...
      »StevenL.Imlay: Bogey doesn't have the leverage (height) that some of the other ...
      »Wayne 37: Personally, I've seen senior players walking around at various ...
      »Lecak: Steve remember Derek Williams from Vegas heard he turned 50 and ...
      »jim16: I, for one, am in awe of Jose Canseco. I had the privilege of ...
      »Dbax: 600 feet? C'mon.
      »Mr. Manassas: A couple of guys from Superior softball were hitting in Vegas before ...
      »Dbax: Maybe when it stopped rolling!
      »titanhd: WHO CARES!!? Until softball complexes start having 500 ft fences ...
      »jim16: We were hitting on the fields at Warm Springs. The largest field is ...
      »Mr. Manassas: All I'm saying is that it is an unusual feat...Something rare to see ...
      »Sparky.1: Mr. Manassas.......Guess you never saw these "power suppliers" of ...
      »JT9: Just so we keep it all in perspective. Ex MLB players using the ...
      »Sunshine1949: Sparky Not sure why the animosity to a player who basically is ...
      »Mr. Manassas: I do not choose to get into an argument with anyone, I just thought ...
      »stick8: To answer the original question I would say Bob Woldyke & Vern ...
      »Sparky.1: Sunshine1949............No animosity what-so-ever...........If you ...
      »jrhunch: bud leftfield as a fellow union member you should be embarrassed at ...
      »jrhunch: my top 6 are macenko meade galoway miller elliott scott bambam ...
      »BudLeftField: Hi jrhunch-What you say about the MLB players union might be true, ...
      »jrhunch: budleftfield well said
      »lefty# 9: Well let us not forget Mr Barry Bonds he's 50 Mr Mark McGwire is 51 ...
67 Oct. 19, 2014 3878

Playin in Cuba?

» Siegs: Has anyone ever played softball in Cuba?
      »SSUSA Staff: SSUSA, through its affiliate International Sports Holidays, has ...
      »J R: I was on the 2010 trip to Cuba.The children stole our hearts they ...
      »Fred S: Our league here in Ma has been playing a home and home series with ...
      »Siegs: And they won their division!!
      »Siegs: I'm going in November and again in February. We are just good average ...
      »DoubleL10: Siegs, do you guys fly to Cuba thru Canada or Mexico?
      »Siegs: WE go legit. Through the states (from Miami) with proper licensing ...
7 Oct. 18, 2014 437

Top Tournaments to attend

» L.Martin: Our team Quick Roofing 40+ ( TX ) played in our 1st SSUSA tournament ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Check out the 2014 Tournament listings to see the events that are ...
1 Oct. 18, 2014 288

Fields and Teams - Major Tournaments

» softball4b: Everyone wants to participate in the World Masters, for obvious ...
      »taits: Mike, Here on paper it reads very valid, however never knowing who ...
      »softball4b: Does anyone have an opinion one way or another on this proposal?
      »cal50: Hi Mike, A problem for me in this scenario is that I play on 2 ...
      »softball4b: Been there and done that in 3 worlds. Greater good sort of scenario. ...
      »cal50: What do you think of instead of a bunch of groups in a 3 day ...
      »SSUSA Staff: We are looking at all options for the 2015 LVSSA/SSUSA World Masters ...
      »cal50: To understand it a little better... Could (62 teams) 200 games be ...
      »SSUSA Staff: In theory they probably could be played in two days using 12 fields, ...
      »cal50: I knew that there was more involved in it, but this sure is tough. 3 ...
      »stick8: Cal50, congrats on your team victory!
      »cal50: Thanks Stick, hope to see you in May.
      »joel 1975: start tourney on Thursday and don't play over 4 games in one day per ...
      »DaveDowell: Or .... [1] You could stay in the Winner's bracket longer; [2] We ...
      »WOV08: I'm sure this has already gone around in previous threads or years ...
      »jrhunch: i love going to vegas but the logistics are brutal.i would like to ...
      »txnighttrain: Maybe it's time to look at another venue to play the SSUSA Worlds. I ...
      »rlspls1974: How about Manassas Va. One year then Phoenix the next ...
      »softball4b: Not gonna happen. SPA is South, ISA - Northeast SSUSA - ...
      »Jawood: Don't know the weather history in Manassas VA, but I can safely say ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Here's the "short list" of the principal technical, economic and ...
      »TAT22: I think there should be other venues considered, I for one would like ...
      »Enviro-Vac: Vegas is a great destination spot. I do believe though that the host ...
      »neck10: joel that's not a bad idea for every game someone has to go to losers ...
      »neck10: when the asa &usssa got to big they split the worlds up to east & ...
      »17Black: In the "old days" we used to fly out to Vegas from Ohio and just play ...
25 Oct. 18, 2014 1645

Tournament of Champions

» Nelson19: Are any teams going to play in the 40 division at the TOC in February ...
      »TimMcElroy: I am not a member of the team, but do know that Houck's Construction ...
      »SacFly23: don't know if SSUSA will allow it. There are six to eight 40's teams ...
      »SSUSA Staff: We would be happy to have those teams enter, IF they won any of the ...
3 Oct. 17, 2014 375
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