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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 882

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 582

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 779

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 289

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 2369

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 215

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 3973

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 469

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 304

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 1692

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 395

Worlds in Vegas

» surf88: A huge thank you to the entire SSUSA staff, volunteers, umpires, ...
      »boston: I want to give a special kudos and great job to the umpires that were ...
      »Duke: Tournament was run extremely well, thanks!! Andy Smith, R & R ...
2 Oct. 15, 2014 391

Las Vegas World ( batters box )

» Gunny2: Is it me or is it that the batters box is short? I heard a lot of ...
      »Enviro-Vac: It seems that way to me as well Gunny - all the time! Batters box is ...
      »mad dog: boxes are just right..... hitters already have a great big ...
      »Gunny2: Yeah I agree with you Enviro-Vac. Would like to see more response to ...
      »DaveDowell: As the Field Director at Big League Dreams, I am certain the batter's ...
      »Sunshine1949: Dave, it is my understanding that the front of the box should be 4' ...
      »DaveDowell: I can't speak to the other parks that had chalk boxes because I ...
      »BruceinGa: We had one called out at Desert Breeze and two called out at Lorenzi, ...
      »Sunshine1949: That would be correct by the book but it sure makes it difficult for ...
      »Mario: When they made the plate a strike they in essence moved the strike ...
      »Sunshine1949: If you can't move the front line forward due to it lining up with the ...
      »mad dog: really guys..whinging about the size of the batters box,which has ...
      »LP: this is one thing I look at as soon as I arrive a park in the past ...
12 Oct. 14, 2014 886

Help for those with Vertigo

» DR7: I`m Davey Reed,on the Pro staff with Dudley Sports, have been in ...
      »BruceinGa: Thanks Davey! Although I don't suffer from vertigo I'm sure those ...
      »cwg27: Davey, I know exactly how you feel... I've been battling Vertigo on ...
      »DR7: I feel for you, thanks for your responce,try the exercises.
      »surf88: Davey, Thanks for this post. my wife recently suffered a vertigo ...
      »bogie: Davey, thanks for sharing this with the guys on the board. I know I ...
      »Marty54: I was referred to Davey by Bogie. I've been suffering from this ...
      »cyborg45: This is great info. I have been having problems with this the past ...
      »Webbie25: Davey-my wife has had bouts of vertigo, so I have given this to her ...
      »edh: Great post, should help a lot of people. I have one question! You ...
      »DR7: when ever i feel the dizziness come over me i take a deep breath and ...
      »Paul P: Davey, I know we talked yesterday in Venice, and, to your point. As ...
      »edh: thanks, that answers my question
      »mackdaddy101_: Gents, I was in a motorcycle accident in June where a car did a U ...
      »Airbosn: Ball thrown to second base, me, the runner got in the way. Ball ...
      »MichaelH386: I have had vertigo, the first time I had it I was changing my oil on ...
      »cheezhed1: Hey Davey, we've talked several times at FHC tournaments. My name is ...
16 Oct. 13, 2014 1436

2014 Action shots, Team pictures, Babes, Fans & Umpire photos

» Jack: Below is the link to the 2014 Worlds, I am working on the shots in ...
      »Jack: Please understand that there was 508 teams in Vegas. I am only one ...
      »Jack: I'm back at it again. I had to shoot High School football and High ...
2 Oct. 13, 2014 716

Shadow Rock Fields

» #3: I played in the 65AAA division and we were assigned the Shadow Rock ...
0 Oct. 13, 2014 375

Nothing like Senior ball

» boston: I had the pleasure of playing in the 55 major division again at ...
      »Kyphogt: Tony-I agree..as this was not only my first visit to Las Vegas, it ...
1 Oct. 13, 2014 489

Toys for Tots

» LP: Corpus Christi Senior Softball Assoc. TX. is hosting there 16th ...
0 Oct. 12, 2014 190

TWINTOWERS

» JT25: COME DOWN TO FORT HUACHUCHA ARINONA ARMY INSTALLATION AND I WILL ...
0 Oct. 11, 2014 519

How to Play More Innings

» Allan55: I feel the 1-1 count would speed up the game. However, with the ...
      »BruceinGa: Why would you like to shorten the games?? I would propose to make ...
      »Jawood: The comment on shortening games always comes up when there is a ...
      »BruceinGa: I don't believe it will happen either. It would mean paying umpires ...
      »Sparky.1: Right up front BruceinGa, Umpires do not get paid on an hourly-wage, ...
      »BruceinGa: I know that Sparky.1. I would think they would want to negotiate ...
      »local: We had to tell the umpires on more than one occasion that we were ...
      »JohnBob: I have said this on here before--I feel the easy way to speed up the ...
      »crusher: Bruce, I like your 90 min per game. That would be great. Yes we ...
      »Tim Millette: Forget just doing it for more innings. HOW ABOUT DOING IT TO GIVE ...
      »crusher: Do not pitch and U do not have to concern yourself. If you pitch have ...
      »JD32: Our senior club plays 2 innings at a time. 3 outs, clear the bags, 3 ...
      »Mario: I agree with Bruce, go to 90 minutes then the open inning. We are ...
      »Tim Millette: Crusher...aren't you the same guy that said no to the 1-1 because you ...
13 Oct. 9, 2014 648
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