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Passing of Tom Sneddon

» stattad: I'm sorry to have to announce the passing of Tom Sneddon of cancer. ...
      »Fabe: Prayn for his family n friends....Aloha, Fabe
      »curveball: Played with Tom 1 season, he was my catcher. Nice man. Very sorry ...
2 Nov. 10, 2014 550

Passing of Fred Purvis

» batter4u: It is with deep sorrow to inform Senior Softball of the untimely ...
      »softball4b: Fred Purvis was a true gentleman and a premier power hitter in Senior ...
      »Dbax: This is terrible news. Loved playing with Fred. Anyone know what ...
      »softball4b: Heart attack, passed away in his sleep.
      »Dbax: Thanks Mike. Our sympathies to his family. At the Worlds this year he ...
      »Webbie25: Senior softball has lost one of its true gentle giants. Fred was ...
      »the wood: Fred played with us from 2008-2010 and he was a huge part of any ...
      »BruceAZ: I had the pleasure of playing with Fred a few years ago in 55M. Like ...
      »Funk: I am so sorry to hear this news...Fred was truly a force in this game ...
      »T.Burk: For those of you who have written about Fred, I have spoken with ...
      »4x4: I'm far away from the fray now location wise.... But I knew and liked ...
      »DoubleL10: I had the privilege of playing with Fred on the Omen team this year - ...
      »sjuhoops: I started playing against Fred about 15 years ago. Fred and I became ...
      »surf88: There is only one Fred that comes to my mind when I play in Arizona ...
      »ALLPRO: Played with and against Fred for many years. Awesome Power! What ...
      »StevenL.Imlay: I would like to add my condolences to Diane and the rest of the ...
      »Brock: WOW! This is a shock. I played with Fred last year when a couple of ...
      »Webbie25: Services for Fred are tomorrow-November 9. Please keep him and Diane ...
      »Fabe: Prayers from the Tropics to family n friends....he was known even in ...
18 Nov. 8, 2014 1519

Thanks for your reply

» jay boogie: I posted my interest in playing 50 or 55 aaa softball. I would to ...
0 Nov. 8, 2014 325

Dudley HR Derby - Friday @ 6pm Naples Complex

» seniorlegend: Dudley HR Derby @ SSUSA Winter Nationals Naples, Florida 50’s & 60’s ...
      »BruceinGa: I wish I could be there, sounds like fun!
      »seniorlegend: Bruce - we would have love to have you. I'm getting texts & emails ...
      »seniorlegend: DUDLEY Softball HR Derby - SSUSA Winter Nationals Nov 7, 2014 Naples, ...
      »BruceinGa: Props to all that completed and congratulations to the winners, ...
      »Webbie25: Wow-sounds like you had a blast!! I hope that becomes a staple in ...
5 Nov. 8, 2014 839

Change in Ratings.

» Jeffery: Is it just me, or are the new Ratings for teams that are getting ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Jeffrey ... The National Ratings Advisory Board is currently in their ...
      »So Cal Z: Looks like it may just be you Jeffrey......
2 Nov. 7, 2014 807

Team move-ups

» paul0784: If a team averages 5.4 run differential for a total of 27 games in ...
      »SSUSA Staff: We would say: That "scoring data set" would trigger a closer look at ...
      »LP: I just talked to a player from a team in Texas they were a 60 major ...
      »Ho: LP, did the TEXAS team also tell you that in the four games that they ...
      »DaveDowell: LP: Not hard to figure at all ... SPA and SSUSA both have provisions ...
      »paul0784: SSUSA, so you are basing the move up on 1 tournament the Worlds. I ...
      »Enviro-Vac: Sounds like you have a solid club Paul. There really are not that ...
      »BruceinGa: E-V, you must not have been watching the right games! ;)
      »donll: Just curious why teams always mention how they score runs (without ...
      »paul0784: The thing is Don and you should know this that as you move up the ...
      »LeeLee50: My guess would because they won, win by 1 or win by 20 a win is a ...
      »paul0784: LEE we didn't win 27 games that was the total games we played this ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Paul0784 • No teams (except the Champions at the SPA Worlds, the ...
      »Sunshine1949: Paul...to win the ACC, which is the best tournament in the east and ...
      »LeeLee50: Paul, I am not sure what the name of your team is but in the post ...
      »put me in coach: SSUSA Staff you are incorrect stating no teams get moved up after ...
      »SSUSA Staff: We just made a fundamental terminology error by using the word "No" ...
      »put me in coach: How is it obvious that the Rochester Merchants were in the wrong ...
      »donll: Paul My point was how you score your runs is irrelevant to the ...
      »paul0784: Lee again I didn't know you got moved after one tourney and yes we ...
      »Omar Khayyam: paul0784, earlier you stated that "We played in 5 tournaments and won ...
      »titanhd: SSUSA Staff. Question: Why does the SPA Champion get an automatic ...
      »hector: Didn't hannington's play 55 major 2 years ago and win 55aaa 3years ...
      »jrhunch: last three tournaments in ssusa that rochester merchants played in ...
      »paul0784: Hector yes we did what you said. We won is 2011 and we were 1-24 in 5 ...
      »VUSA44: When/where are the bumps from the current season announced? Sorry if ...
      »wagon487: THIS IS A VERY GOOD QUESTION SSUSA Staff. Question: Why does the SPA ...
      »SSUSA Staff: VERY GOOD ANSWER: Because ISA is an affiliated entity with SSUSA ... ...
      »LeeLee50: Paul, yeah your right you should be able to win or finish in the ...
      »paul0784: The biggest problem I have with this is there are no 60M teams to ...
      »LeeLee50: Paul' I agree with you on that, we face the same problem each ...
      »LeeLee50: Paul, I am not 100% sure but it looks like the 3 teams that ...
      »stattad: I want to express my opinion that every team should have two ...
      »jrhunch: preliminary games should never count in your run ...
      »paul0784: Jr would those 55 subs you talked about be the 5 guys you brought in ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Just for entertainment value, here are a couple of random facts to ...
      »jrhunch: paul we had 20 guys on our roster for syracuse all 20 guys ...
      »jrhunch: ssusa staff just a correction on my part the 29-13 game was not a ...
      »paul0784: JR, my roster has been somewhat the same since 2011 minus a few ...
      »jrhunch: paul not once have i ever questioned your roster.i said i don't know ...
      »jrhunch: paul my team has been together with the same players and system since ...
      »LeeLee50: Sorry, I am just going to say it I would be embarrassed if someone ...
      »jrhunch: LeeLee,that is the problem i am having because paul says it ...
      »swing for the fences : For everyone that gets a move up... It's an honor, not a death ...
      »Fabe: I agree it's an honor…I have played with many players thru-out the ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Couldn't agree with Swing more! My previous team (I'm too old for ...
      »bullet: Are there any tournaments if you win them,you get moved up.
      »SSUSA Staff: YES ... There are ONLY three ... 1. SPA World Championships in ...
      »check8: That is not true. Kinco won the ISA in Columbus 2years in a row and ...
      »LeeLee50: Did you mean Kinnco Services which won 2013 ISA Worlds 55 Majors and ...
      »check8: Yes. They won the 2013 ISA major and the 2014 ISA Major. Along with ...
      »JGogo: I am the 65+ Major player (EPA Financial) who happens to live in ...
      »SSUSA Staff: check8 ... Please re-read the post on RATINGS GUIDELINES ... Kinnco ...
      »LeeLee50: Check8 How many teams were in Kinnco's bracket at the ISA 2013 ...
      »SSUSA Staff: LeeLee ... We checked ... It was a six-team bracket, but the ...
      »LeeLee50: Sounds good to me. SSUSA set forth guidelines or standard ...
      »check8: 2013 was not rain shortened. That was 2014. They won both years.
      »bullet: Question for someone at SSUSA,WHY is the ISA senior worlds a move u ...
      »softball4b: It is their status within the Senior Softball Organizations. The All ...
      »paul0784: The only question I have at this time SSUSA is how many MJ players ...
      »paul0784: I asked a question and I have got my answer. We will be playing Maj ...
      »joel 1975: There was 4 teams in 55major in ISA Columbus 2014
      »LeeLee50: How many were their in 2013, since 2014 was a one day one pitch ...
62 Nov. 6, 2014 3244

Home run contest

» kstod: Is there a home run derby on Friday night at the Winter Nationals in ...
0 Nov. 6, 2014 227

bullhead tournament

» havasucharlie: bullhead has a local rule that was used in a game we played ...
      »Webbie25: One thing that the bullhead tournament did that I did like was give ...
1 Nov. 6, 2014 438

Better bats or better marketing?

» OZ40: Like many of you I can remember some real legends of slow pitch ...
      »crusher: OZ40 - Yes to both. The fact a bat has 1.21 does not mean it is ...
      »OZ40: I understand you Crusher. My point is a bat performing at it's 1.21 ...
      »Fred S: It has been my opinion over the years that it is mainly what the ...
      »ChiPrimeMarty: Fred, have you ever considered adding extra layers of tape to a bat ...
      »stick8: OZ you are rapidly establishing yourself as the most cerebral posters ...
      »Fred S: Chip: I have tried that. It just doesn't feel right. Your right ...
      »OZ40: Stick, to quote the late great #1 Stooge Moe Howard: "The ...
      »cal50: stick, I have to question your judgement on giving someone a ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Too soon to tell about OZ's intelligence, but he is absolutely right ...
      »OZ40: Easy there fellas' Stick was just dogging me a little with his ...
      »stick8: FWIW, both Laurel & Hardy and the Stooges were a riot. I could watch ...
      »Sparky.1: OZ40 and Stick8........What team(s) did you guys play for during ...
      »Fabe: Aloha Sparky….good to see you on the Board! Hoping all is well with ...
      »OZ40: Sparky, I played with SBC Slammers, Ace Envelope, Men in Black, Junk, ...
      »Sparky.1: Fabe my good friend....As always, outstanding to hear from ...
      »BruceinGa: OZ40, I agree with your statement, "durability is now the new ...
      »stick8: Sparky I played with Oz on Men in Black and The Junk Team. I also ...
      »Sparky.1: Stick8....... Played & Managed the Michigan Consolidated's A Majors ...
      »stick8: Sparky, yes I played for that stroh's team. It was in the mid 80's ...
      »Sparky.1: Stick8....Those for sure, were the highlight years for slow-pitch. ...
      »Sparky.1: Stick8 and OZ40..............Did either of you ever play in that ...
      »stick8: Sparky I understand about Stroh's beer, not the best of tastes. That ...
22 Nov. 5, 2014 1236

Evil BP balls

» Lefty: Well I ordered one dozen Evil BP balls to see who they hit. I've got ...
      »Lefty: Sorry need to spell check next time.
      »taits: Lefty, Why practice using something other than what you would use ...
      »Lefty: Well taits someone said the Evil BP balls want hurt your bat as other ...
3 Nov. 2, 2014 408

Winters Worlds

» antieinstein: When will the schedule be out?
      »Lefty: It's at the top of the page.
      »antieinstein: That's Nationals not Worlds. Nov. 14 - Nov. 19, 2014 Qualifier TOC ...
2 Nov. 1, 2014 304

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 543

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 295

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 379

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 435

Prayers requested

» MRC: Please keep Dave Adwell and family in your prayers. He underwent ...
0 Oct. 30, 2014 236

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 682

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 2014

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 2168

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 601
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