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R Broomes

» Lefty: Need to get in touch with R Broome out of Powder Springs Ga. My ...
      »BruceinGa: I should see Randy Tuesday evening. I'll tell him.
      »Lefty: Thanks Bruce
      »Lefty: I got a hold of the of the big guy Bruce. Thanks. See you in 2 ...
3 June 14, 2014 305

Hey - Teams In and Around North Carolina

» 4x4: There is a new player moving to the Durham area (I believe - has a ...
0 June 13, 2014 331

a person running after he has been run for. Is it legal

» Michigan Vet: Happened a couple days ago. Batter gets a base hit. He reaches first ...
      »SSUSA Staff: MV ... Your contention is correct ... __________ RULEBOOK §8.52 • ...
1 June 13, 2014 587

Solving Cramping Issues

» Tri18: Hi Guys, It's interesting to see and read about cramping issues in ...
      »HJ: Alan, thank you for your very interesting post. I note that Salt ...
      »Tri18: Actually, I have used this for night cramps and restless leg syndrome ...
      »surf88: Alan, Interesting post. I attended a memorial yesterday of a friend ...
      »taits: Interesting for myself as well. http://www.saltstick.com/
      »Tri18: Surf, It's on my website and you can go to salt stick.com for in ...
5 June 13, 2014 970

June, 1970

» southpaw: I played one game of softball in 1970. I was the armorer for C ...
      »lewis: Southpaw, THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE!
      »southpaw: Thanks, Lewis; just wondering if anyone else had an unusual softgall ...
      »southpaw: softball experience!! (Arthritis!)
      »Marv19: I had an unusual soft gal experience but it would be inappropriate to ...
      »stick8: Thank you for your service Southpaw! Question about that day, was it ...
      »Omar Khayyam: A couple of games come to mind (good topic, by the way, ...
      »softball4b: I grew up in LA, Lower Arkansas. I came home on vacation and was ...
      »southpaw: Thanks for your stories, my friends. Marv, we will leave yours to ...
      »southpaw: Thanks, 4b, as well. Back in the 80's in New Orleans, we played ...
9 June 12, 2014 861

Pickle Juice

» hoovedog: It is hard for me to believe LeBron James had to miss the last 7 ...
      »jsheeran: I've heard about pickle juice from a player in Michigan but have ...
      »hoovedog: None prior to the game,, in a Tournament, at 90 to a 100 degrees 5th ...
      »JBTexas : I've always had problem with cramps as I run a lot for myself and ...
      »taits: Given that there are several types of pickles and not all the with ...
      »JBTexas : 8 oz bottle that I have is called Pickle juice sport, found in sport ...
      »Perl: Dill pickle juice is the ticket. Often at tournaments they have a big ...
      »softball4b: 2 tablespoons of mustard will also do the trick.
      »HJ: I have used pickle juice and found it effective. I recall reading ...
      »Tim Millette: A friend of mine named Rick plays in the San Francisco softballs ...
      »titanhd: Or just eat a dill pickle...
      »Dbax: I thought this was an old wives tale, but after researching it, it ...
      »Gary33: Gatorade makes a Lime cucumber that fits the bill for cramps.
      »taits: Magnesium deficiency is the hidden cause of leg cramps. Mayo clinic ...
      »HJ: Gary 33, please read your Lime Cucumber label of gaterade and tell ...
      »Mulewhipper: I remember a long time ago...Alka Seltzer was used in the club house ...
      »HJ: Mulewhipper, I don't think Alka Seltzer is a good idea, indeed I ...
      »Cuervo13: San Francisco pickle juice.... That was pretty funny Millette
      »Mulewhipper: HJ....what I'm reading is that Pickle Juice has about the same sodium ...
      »swing for the fences : Salt is the key..... I have been lucky as not to have cramped but a ...
      »HJ: I like science and believe in science. This ...
      »Gunny2: Guys it works I have been eating & drinking the pickle juice for ...
      »tg69: Pickle juice works for me.Been doing it for 5 years now and I try to ...
      »Lefty0401: I carry two small packets of regular mustard picked up at a fast food ...
      »HJ: Mustard works because it contains lots of vinegar. I have also used ...
24 June 11, 2014 1414

Posting tournaments results

» wagon487: ISA / ISSA is now posting results the Monday after a tournament. Not ...
      »wagon487: that should be ISF / ISSA....
1 June 9, 2014 372

For all that know TODD JOERLING

» Stoney: Todd who played a lot of softball across this country in the past 30 ...
      »StevenL.Imlay: Stoney, Thanks for the update on Todd Joerling a great player. Our ...
      »Mario: Prayers for Todd and his family!!!!
      »SALSAKID49: My deepest condolences for Todd and the whole Joerling family at this ...
      »Gorilla Boy: Sending prayers to Todd Joerling and his family. I played with so ...
4 June 8, 2014 1008

hitting practice

» phantomf4j: Just finished reading the excellent article in the spring issue of ...
0 June 7, 2014 414

Photos Rock n Reno

» softball4b: Who was taking pictures at the tourney?
0 June 6, 2014 209

Do you use a Heavy/Warm up ball

» Bobby Buggs: Evil Sports just released an alternative to the Cannon ball called ...
      »Bobby Buggs: No one???
      »BruceinGa: Sorry BB, I have a couple of teammates that have a Cannon Ball. We ...
      »Bobby Buggs: Bruce, send me your info and I will get you one of the new Evils to ...
      »BruceinGa: Thanks Bobby! I sent my mailing address via email. I still have ...
      »tg69: Bobby, we use the total control weight ball.You can also hit BP with ...
      »Bobby Buggs: Thanks for checking in tg, if you like your bats you dont want to hit ...
      »stick8: Weighted balls are not only good for shoulder muscles but are ...
      »leftybob: We have several players on our team whonuse the cannonball. What's ...
      »leftybob: We have several players on our team who use the cannonball. What's ...
      »Bobby Buggs: Evil Heavy will be the end of Cannon Ball for softball.
      »Bobby Buggs: Bruce, let me know what you think when you get it.
      »BruceinGa: I will, thanks again!
      »surf88: Bobby, I have used the orange Cannonball for years and years. I ...
      »Bobby Buggs: Ed, the Evil Heavy is a 12 oz softball with a leather cover, its the ...
      »BruceinGa: BB, I received the ball today. It looks GREAT! I'll try it out this ...
      »Bobby Buggs: Bruce, did you get a chance to use the Heavy this weekend.
      »BruceinGa: I used it before bp on Saturday and again last night before our ...
      »garyheifner: weighted ball is great for pre-season, pre-game and shoulder ...
      »Bobby Buggs: Gary, I echo your thoughts about throwing it hard. Use the Evil Heavy ...
      »4Four4: Hey Bob. Warmed up with Evil Heavy before practice Sunday with Pace ...
      »garyheifner: Bobby I think mine is actually the Cannon not the evil??? Name is ...
      »Bobby Buggs: Im willing to bet its not the Evil
      »BruceinGa: Glad to do it BB. Gary, the Evil Heavy ball is easy to recognize, it ...
      »surf88: Bobby, Please send me one. I will show it to my teammates in Vegas ...
      »4Four4: Bob - The EVIL HEAVY ball is excellent! I have passed mine around at ...
      »4Four4: Bob - The EVIL HEAVY ball is excellent! I have passed mine around at ...
26 June 5, 2014 1812

Trump Softballs

» Super: There has been some discussion about the Trump softball that was used ...
      »Dbax: Whatever ball we used at Golden Eagle was flying out of the park!
      »SSUSA Staff: The softballs being used in Reno are IDENTICAL to the softballs used ...
      »Duke: SSUSA Staff is correct. The ball is not as good, and it keeps the ...
      »the wood: There are 4 different balls that are approved by SSUSA. Three of them ...
      »Cman: I had heard that the altitude in Reno effects the flight of the ...
5 June 1, 2014 1277

thinking of retireing from tourney ball

» mad dog: i've been thinking of all the crap(team bs,tourneys ran bad,td's ...
      »Fabe: Only if you still enjoy playing this great game! Remember we are ...
      »taits: Bob, I agree with most of that. But it is the only sob out there and ...
      »swing for the fences : MD, it adds up... My team plays roughly 16 tourneys... most of them I ...
      »Fabe: We are bless to still be healthy enough to do something for our ...
      »Perl: Chances are it you quit playing ball you will pick up something else ...
      »homefry: interesting night to log on...just came home from playing against the ...
      »Fabe: Traveling to play from the Tropics is not cheap, but worth all the ...
      »garyheifner: It does cost a bunch. However, doing this and riding my Harley is my ...
      »southpaw: "Say it ain't so" Bob!!
      »Omar Khayyam: I think Mad Dog is just bored and depressed because he doesn't have ...
      »Duke: Bob, I can say one thing for sure, you definitely have not retired ...
11 May 31, 2014 1709

Pitching masks revisited

» Duke: I have played softball for 48 years. I have been pitching for 33 of ...
      »Sunshine1949: Andy, this seems to confirm my concerns for pitchers with the DBO ...
      »curveball: Agree with Duke. I've been hit more this year than ever in the past ...
      »Duke: Sunshine, I am not in favor of the DBO or the use of a screen. I ...
      »FOFO: Wore a mask for the first time ever in Vegas. I wore the RIP IT mask. ...
      »Dbax: FOFO, most of the guys I know are wearing the Rip It and they pretty ...
      »AcePV: I started using the Rip-It mask while pitching nearly two years ago. ...
      »DBurke23: I have been reading posts on here for a while and the post by Duke is ...
      »Pricer: I made this comment back in January on this board. Skeptical, ...
      »hurler: you will never see a screen in championship play until several people ...
      »Robo2: Sorry to disagree with some of you. I wore a pitching mask for the ...
      »gu_nn00: I too have pitched for many years and wearing this equipment makes me ...
      »txtable: I totally agree with gunn00................They always talk about ...
      »wick_stick: Great assessment Gu_nn00! Well put! TOO BAD NOTHING WILL BE ...
      »Olden Slow: I don't pitch but 2 things I have noticed since the rule change..#1 ...
      »Wayne 37: Is it just me, but aren't the bats the real problem? When I first ...
      »AcePV: Wayne 37- You're right! We all love to use these "high powered" bats ...
      »Olden Slow: Wayne and Ace,,,You are correct....we tried to bring up the subject, ...
      »Jawood: In the two tournaments I have played so far this season, I have seen ...
      »DBurke23: SCREEN !!!!!! Softball has made changes for the safety of the ...
      »southernson: Txtable, You are spot on. Get the arc up a bit....wish that would ...
      »gu_nn00: THE PROBLEM IS WHETHER OR NOT ARE THE "POWERS TO BE" ARE EVEN ...
      »corvette_ace: Have everyone noticed that this extensive discussion about the arc, ...
      »Omar Khayyam: corvette_ace and others, SSUSA is in an awkward position. They have ...
      »Duke: Omar, You are correct about lawsuits possibilities against an ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Duke, I agree with you about lawsuits. Of my many injuries over the ...
      »taits: It will happen. It's only a matter of when, not the why, who, what ...
      »taits: Forgot to add, it no doubt has likely already happened, but because ...
      »hitman: Just started wearing a Shutt mask this year in tournaments and ...
      »txtable: LOOK AT THIS RATHER LENGTHY DISCUSSION AND WHAT DON'T YOU SEE. NO ...
      »taits: Doubt you will, 'cause this has been changed more than once over the ...
      »swing for the fences : Taits, you are wrong about the bats... in the highest division it's ...
      »taits: Admittedly, my info may be old, re the bats, am not sure about ball ...
      »Big Sexy: Yes some masks have vision issues, the one I wore in Vegas I missed a ...
      »txtable: I WOULD LOVE TO SEE A REPLY FROM THE SSUSA STAFF ON THIS SUBJECT AND ...
      »taits: txtable, Do you really need to yell? Who are you REALLY. I do not ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Thanks taits ... This perfectly illustrates why we give no credence ...
      »garyheifner: I don't believe that because pitchers are wearing protective gear ...
      »curveball: Based on the increased number of middle shots I've seen this year in ...
      »lefty# 9: I have suggested to our pitcher to go buy a hockey goalies full ...
      »Jawood: I agree with garyheifner and have been saying for a while to play ...
      »OldGymRat: From an infielder who does not pitch, I am amazed by the reaction of ...
      »Caveman: Signing a waiver doesn't really relieve any entity from liability, ...
      »stick8: Caveman you are exactly right!! I'm not an attorney but back in the ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Signing a waiver protects the park, TD, or association from nice guys ...
      »B94: I'm joining the discussion a little late but I will say as far as ...
      »Jawood: Then the question is what to do about it? There are many more balls ...
      »stick8: Raising the hr limit, putting in an 11th fielder or balls thru the ...
      »Pricer: These threads on safety for the pitcher always end up with a way to ...
      »neck10: stick that will never happen until they put me & you on the board.I ...
      »taits: Pricer... What's changed? Wake up. The equipment, primarily the ...
      »taits: Neck10, Perhaps that should be a mandatory thing...all board ...
      »Sparky.1: Great ideas and well but as always "taits" but sadly, the "powers to ...
      »Tim Millette: Another idea to give the pitcher a little more of a chance. Only ...
      »Pricer: Tait's, I was being sarcastic in mentioning what's changed! I am a ...
      »Fabe: Sparky great to read your comments again….hope all is well with you! ...
      »Sparky.1: Right back at you my friend! I thank God every day that he took some ...
      »Sparky.1: and to get back on the subject at hand, Pricer,Tim Stick8, Jarwood, ...
      »taits: Pricer, I'm with you on that however the bandaid on a wound would not ...
      »Super: So I'm assuming that you were hit 7 times in your torso from your ...
59 May 30, 2014 3078

Broke Down Driving To Reno

» surf88: Anyone driving to Reno from Utah/Colorado please give me a call today ...
      »surf88: I was able to acquire a one way rental in Elko (only vehicle ...
      »d45: Ed, call me. I think I know someone driving back thru Elko. DuWayne
      »surf88: Truck is fixed. Now need to get back to Elko from Reno. I will call ...
      »DoubleL10: Ed, it was good to finally meet you in Reno! I hope you were able to ...
      »wagon487: there is a country song waiting to be written...
5 May 30, 2014 847

Tanel's return policy

» birdie: Just wanted to thank Andy Groebner of Tanel. I contact Andy about a ...
0 May 29, 2014 333

IVAN DENNIS PASSES

» armiho211: IVAN passed away this last thur am in dallas.. i am sure he had a ...
      »Funk: I am so sorry to hear this news...I had the pleasure of playing with ...
      »armiho211: we are still in shock here in dallas. he was a gentle giant with a ...
      »DoubleL10: For those who may not know Ivan Dennis by name, he played 50 and 55 ...
      »rightrj1: Wow...My payers and well wishes go out to his Family! Ivan was a ...
      »mad dog: damn frankie...this was a sudden passing...hate to hear of ivan ...
      »armiho211: MAD DOG- i am told he had a heart attack. IVAN had been in ...
      »Longhorns: The Mtc 55 team received the sad news last week. Ivan was a great ...
      »Tate22: The Nighthawks 55M+ send our condolences and prayers to the family of ...
      »txnighttrain: Ivan was a retired Dallas Police Officer. He finished his career in ...
9 May 29, 2014 1099

masks

» RV: in a spa tournament they were not required to wear the masks, how ...
      »Olden Slow: RV: Simple solution..Don't play any SSUSA tourneys..Having played ...
      »?: See Ya'
      »Mario: Because they use the single or walk after HR's are used up. At least ...
      »mad dog: mario...that should never be the reason the pitcher needs to wear a ...
      »Mario: mad dog i'm just stating what I have personally seen. I don't hit at ...
5 May 28, 2014 755

Dave Newby passes away.

» taits: Dave Newby formerly of the Blackhawks, Bay Area Blasters and the ...
      »armiho211: CONDOLENCES to dave's family, friends, and softball brothers. ...
1 May 26, 2014 491

lookn for person

» Pgh Yinzer: Dan Revela of GSC I'm trying to get in touch with Troy or Robert ...
0 May 25, 2014 275
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