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2014 SCSST / SSUSA Last Chance Qualifier In Cathedral City

» DOLFAN: Is this tourny still happening 5&6 Sep?
      »777: It's Sept 6,7 and yes it is ... there are still spots available.... ...
      »DOLFAN: Yeah copy 6 & 7 Sep. We are alreday eneterd, just wanted to know if ...
2 Aug. 26, 2014 253

Closing the thread ?

» E6 in AZ: How can SSUSA close the discussion involving Aftershock ? Say that ...
      »Sparky.1: Typical but they own this site. There are just certain discussions ...
      »swing for the fences : E6, they forfeit the game! That is the penalty. Nothing more, nothing ...
2 Aug. 23, 2014 640

Looking for Bobby Davis

» Trap2232: Played ball in the 80's over in Germany and looking to reconnect with ...
      »DBurke23: He is a Dudley Rep. You could click on the Dudley advertisement on ...
      »seniorlegend: Send email to seniorlegend@yahoo.com and I'll forward it to him. I'm ...
      »Player: Bobby hits with the Woodlawn Hitting Club in St. Pete. You could ...
3 Aug. 23, 2014 439

Field Assignments for Vegas Worlds

» 3SMITTY3: SSUSA....what is the anticipated release date for field assignments ...
      »pureevil: I just phoned today asked the same question and was told they will ...
      »pureevil: trying to book rooms and flights, hope to see assignments this week ...
2 Aug. 21, 2014 701

West Coast Aftershock -

» Believer123: Does anyone know anything about this incident that occurred this past ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Cornerstone (OR) was awarded a forfeit victory over West Coast ...
      »Believer123: Will any sanctions be filed against them?
      »Brownie: Thats interesting we also played a team from CA and they had their ...
      »Believer123: I could not care one way or the other what happens, just curious
      »buttercup: They will be put on ice too and chillin for awhile Im sure
      »Duke: In the past, when one of my teams were playing in the Major division, ...
      »swing for the fences : Duke, I have two opinions on this! First, if a team or person is ...
      »Tim Millette: I am friends and have been teammates of many of the Aftershock ...
      »Mark 44: Bass did play with them before. I saw him play with them in another ...
      »So Cal Z: If I'm not mistaken, I believe the rule states for any altered ...
      »Mulewhipper: This is unacceptable. What is it, that makes someone have to ...
      »HJ: I have been studying softballs for my rec league. I do not know why ...
      »Sparky.1: Been alluding to the same fact of "greed" for the past few years that ...
      »DOLFAN: Very informative post HJ!!! Thanks
      »Duke: All players that were registered and signed in for this tournament on ...
      »db14: Hi Dave...just wanted to clarify what was previously posted. The ...
      »HJ: Duke, why not just change to the 52/300 so a shaved bat gives you no ...
      »Duke: db14, you wonder why guys are getting sick from drinking water from ...
      »Critter20: I think the 44/375 ball is a fair ball. No need to ice. Hard to ...
      »HJ: Duke, nice to see an open mind. Resort to implies having only bad ...
      »Critter20: HJ, Actually it was a mid 90's sunny Sacramento area day. Typical ...
      »glovedad: When SSUSA is the first responder to a post, you know they received ...
      »E6 in AZ: Folks, this is not about the balls being used and who supplies them. ...
      »The real deal: If cooling down softballs is a violation of Rulebook 3.4(4): Altered ...
      »db14: i believe some are overlooking the second and arguably the more ...
      »leftyodoul: I watched the loser out game between Doerflinger and Aftershock, ...
      »So Cal Z: db14, very good point about the "health issue". In Bullhead city last ...
      »AJC: Aftershock is playing this weekend in the NCSSA HOF Championships in ...
      »Mulewhipper: AJC...this weekend the HOF tournament is a NCSSA sanctioned ...
      »Marv19: This is in response to the cooler issue. Since we have been doing ...
      »jimperry19: Okay, this morning I packed my balls in ice, kept them that way all ...
      »jimperry19: On another post on this board someone said that Aftershock still got ...
      »swing for the fences : I happen to know a good portion of that Aftershock team, and I find ...
      »Tim Millette: Swing, there are at least six policemen on aftershock...I wonder how ...
      »cal50: swing, I tend to agree with you. I would have to believe that they ...
      »Fastsam: Swing I agree also. I mentioned doing the same thing to my coach ...
      »cal50: I am curious, did they throw the ball to the umpire first or to the ...
      »cal50: jimperry19, I sure hope you didn't do that in a watercooler. That ...
      »taits: Collateral damage, one action effects the rest involved. End of story.
      »cal50: Reading through the rules on altered equipment, it does clearly state ...
      »SJV: They cheated, they got caught, pay the penalty whatever SSUSA ...
      »Nancy Allen: We had something that I found so out of the ordinary in the same vein ...
      »southernson: Today is Aug 15, the thread began on Aug 11. Do you get the feeling ...
      »swing for the fences : Yes, I think they should get the Chair, come on SSUSA.. start the ...
      »cal50: I don't see anywhere in the rule book that the penalty for attempting ...
      »4x4: Guys - it's a team....they play every tourney together....room ...
      »Mulewhipper: Let's put down the torches and pitchforks townspeople... I'm sure ...
      »cal50: It was wise of the SSUSA to have all balls before thrown in the game ...
      »cal50: The penalty for actually using an altered bat is 1. Batter will be ...
      »So Cal Z: That is the immediate penalty. it is a little more complex if in fa ...
      »leftyodoul: cal50 - In your comments you are making an assumption that Aftershock ...
      »HJ: I guess no one here cuts and pastes links so I will insert the ...
      »cal50: leftyodoul, I am making that assumption because all of the balls are ...
      »homefry: Hmm...let's review: A Major + team dropped to Majors. Good ...
      »Doc48: Tim Millette, Send me an email, a voice from the past, Chris Sims ...
      »LeeLee50: Let it go, some of you guys sound like a bunch of little kids (tally ...
      »swing for the fences : For those of you who think everyone knew the balls were being ...
      »Dbax: WTF is a "tally tale" ?
      »DOLFAN: Busted is Busted...deal with the Repercussions...
      »Webbie25: teams have been trying to gain an edge ever since the game started.I ...
      »swing for the fences : Well said Webbie.... but who is the Empire? ;-)
      »Webbie25: Love spellchecker on phones especially doing it verbally. That's ...
      »bigdawg: Wow everyone is trying to get an egde its not cheating till u get ...
      »southernson: Swing, Guess you are right, they lost the game by forfeit. Pay your ...
      »DoublePlay6: This is NOT in defense of cooling down balls but what about playing ...
      »StevenL.Imlay: Can't condone cheating but when the balls are as bad as they are in ...
      »TOMAR77: Steven,bigdawg it would be sad if Teams adopted your points of view. ...
      »StevenL.Imlay: Tomar I agree 100% and was not justifying the action. No excuse for ...
      »HJ: Maybe I'm missing something. You guys are all complaining that the ...
      »TOMAR77: Just to be clear, if, there is any question. I do not mean to imply ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Steven is correct that the balls were not at their usual performance ...
      »hitman: Had a ball come to me in Birmingham this past weekend that was ...
      »rrengineer99: cheating is cheating, plain and simple..
      »swing for the fences : HJ, the Trump Fireball and the Rock hold up in the heat...Period!
      »Dusty: Rules are rules. The penalty according to the rule book is clear. ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Actually, the altered equipment penalty according to the SSUSA ...
76 Aug. 20, 2014 5365

ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIPS

» Dbax: 55 Major 1st. Tucson Bandits 2nd. Rocky Mountain Thunder 3rd. MWC
      »SCRAPPY: 65 AAA 1st Scrap Iron Phiten 2nd Scrap Iron Diamonds 3rd Scrap ...
      »FOFO: Congratulations to you and the Bandits Dave. Nice win.
      »Dbax: Thanks Burt. Beautiful complex, great weather. In my opinion, this is ...
      »StevenL.Imlay: I would agree. SLi
      »surf88: Congratulations Dave, Mike, Keith!!! I also agree that Aurora has a ...
      »FOFO: I agree Dave. Perfect place for the tournament and the location may ...
      »JBTexas : Does anyone know the results from the 60AAA division???
      »SSUSA Staff: 60-AAA RESULTS KC Renegades (MO) over Scrap Iron Legends (CO), ...
8 Aug. 20, 2014 822

Sad News in Indy

» Nancy Allen: If you had told me at New Year's that we would lose 2 people who were ...
      »Nancy Allen: I forgot to add that Denny's mother is still alive. He was always a ...
      »Perl: Anytime we lose a member of the senior softball fraternity it's a sad ...
      »Nancy Allen: For whatever reason the actual arrangements did not show up in paper; ...
      »StevenL.Imlay: Nancy, Dennis was a great person who treated everyone the same. ...
      »Nancy Allen: There's that kid from Columbus. Denny looked better than he probably ...
      »StevenL.Imlay: Great memories for us all!!! Hang tough and hope to see you on my ...
6 Aug. 18, 2014 716

Aurora LostCooler

» Dbax: Doh! I left a small Igloo cooler on field A1 yesterday after the ...
      »the wood: Dave, we found with several new Trump Stotes in it... would this be ...
      »Dbax: Yep! When the thunder storm came about 3 pm we had to heat them up!
      »Dbax: Got it back! Thanks to Randy from Rocky Mountain Thunder for grabbing ...
      »Webbie25: The way the ball is flying here in aurora, you sure don't need to ...
      »Jawood: No one needs to chill the balls or doctor the bats, but it is still ...
      »surf88: Sorry I missed you Web. Thought you may have tried to track me down. ...
6 Aug. 18, 2014 633

Rocky Mountain Championships Aurora "Thank You"

» surf88: I would like to thank the directors, umpires, grounds keepers and all ...
0 Aug. 18, 2014 254

Swing Makeover #20..Pete's Lesson to correct Lunging, downswing and poor wrist snap.

» bogie: Using the rotational trainer and perfect snap drills, an athlete an ...
      »StevenL.Imlay: Bogey What a difference in his swing with just one lesson. Great ...
1 Aug. 18, 2014 525

Western National Championships - winners

» Cruzen_now: OK guys.... tell who the winners are for the Western National ...
      »softball4b: 60 Major + God's Sports Company Az Rogue Timerworks 50 ...
      »softball4b: Sorry Timberworks, fat fingers.
      »Believer123: 50+ was Cornerstone
      »grd8sbnut: 50 major was won by Cornerstone and congrats to them, but they won by ...
      »Webbie25: Mike-congratulations to you and GSC on winning again. I have the past ...
      »softball4b: Webbie, Good Luck in Colorado. We won San Clemente with you, so that ...
      »local: Who won 60 AAA ? We were humbled by Cut Loose and later Last Call. ...
      »SSUSA Staff: 60-AAA = Viejitos (CA) over Cut Loose (CA) 17-7 in the Championship ...
      »spoonplugger: Does anyone know the results of the 60 Major? Thanks, Spoonplugger
      »Ace-22: Cornerstone had allready beaten Aftershock earlier in the day to ...
      »So Cal Z: If the game was called and Cornerstone was awarded the championship ...
      »Mulewhipper: Not sure about that one So Cal Z...might have to prove altered ...
      »Brownie: SSUSA, we played the westerns in 2009 and played in the national ...
      »bigcat5: who won the 50AAA or 55AAA ?
      »SSUSA Staff: 50-AAA Stanislaus Sluggers (CA) over Sugamelle Golf (CA) 19-10 in ...
      »Mulewhipper: Congratulations Stanislaus Sluggers.
      »PSmit : Played with Sugamelle Golf this weekend and had a blast. nine games ...
      »PSmit : By the way who won the 55 Major Division?
      »SSUSA Staff: 55-Major Scrap Iron/Rocky Mountain Thunder 55's (CO) over Wolfpack ...
      »Bigon: Brownie,,,,,can not believe ssusa did that to your team.Futhermore ...
      »Bigon: SSUSA DO YOU CARE TO COMMENT ON NOT LETTING POPE PLAY IN THE NATIONAL ...
      »JamesLG: Pope paid a lot of $ to travel west and came out on top so I don't ...
22 Aug. 15, 2014 2308

Action pictures from the Western Nationals, Sacramento California

» Jack: Working on action pictures from Sacaramento. Just put the Babes, ...
0 Aug. 14, 2014 398

Lost Glove @ Maidu

» wdodge22: Hi All, My team was in the last game at Maidu Park on Friday ...
0 Aug. 14, 2014 242

shoulder injury

» Locoengineer: Do any of you have a shoulder injury in the rotator cuff area? I fell ...
      »cyborg45: You probably need to get a diagnosis through an MRI or Cat scan. ...
1 Aug. 13, 2014 285

NorCal Warriors bumped to Major Plus

» Tim Millette: I have been told that the NorCal Warriors have been bumped to Plus ...
      »rightrj1: Tim for once I have to agree with you...The rating system that SSUSA ...
      »Mulewhipper: Tim...all great points...I brought most of these items up whe ...
      »tattooball: This never happens to east coast teams, that funny. There is a east ...
      »swing for the fences : All Great points on this thread... First of all it's a great honor to ...
      »BigD1957: SSUSA did the same thing to Cal Energy this year. We won one ...
      »Dbax: Arizona Chain Link was bumped to Major Plus and won zero tournaments ...
      »Diputs: Attempting to start a new 55 team and have been told we will have to ...
      »DoubleL10: Dbax, Not speaking for SSUSA but I believe Chain Link got moved up ...
      »Dbax: Yep Larry you are right. But the point is, it would be nice to win a ...
      »rightrj1: The bump-up is based on a formula and the person making the decision ...
      »Dbax: Exactly Ron! SSUSA, what is the thinking behind moving teams in mid ...
      »taits: read rule 13.1(3) page 75. They 'only' 'rate' twice a year BUT ...
      »TOKE9: Hey Tim, I assume that the team Tattoball is talking about is my ...
      »taits: toke9 You can plead your case if you can back it up with stats ...
      »joel 1975: you should want to play major plus then there will be more teams for ...
      »TOKE9: I have sent in all the scores for the three tourneys we played this ...
      »hitnrun5: Rogue 60's was bumped to major plus after two tournaments. We have a ...
      »taits: hitrun5 I agree w\ you on the rerate after 2 as opposed to the three ...
      »Tim Millette: TOKE9, I think we played your team at ssusa worlds in the major ...
      »Mulewhipper: Interesting weekend at the Western Nationals in the Sacramento ...
20 Aug. 12, 2014 2133

7 run rule

» Matt43: The rules would be changed for only 70 Major Plus on ...
      »ALLPRO: From what I heard two of the "best" 70 Major + teams in the nation ...
      »taits: It seems the older we get the MORE restrictions they (assn's) put on ...
      »Jawood: The one-up rule would be good for EVERYONE!
3 Aug. 12, 2014 371

looking to play SSUSA WORLD

» hitts: Coach informed our team the western national would be the teams last ...
0 Aug. 11, 2014 426

TEAM PENALIZED FOR GODD DEFENSE AND PITCHING

» walter mitty: I have several good friends on a team that has played 65 AAA all ...
      »birdie: What team and do you play for them? Thanks Harry #20 NV FORCE
      »walter mitty: birdie, the team is Huffman Electric in the Southeast. Obviously ...
      »swing for the fences : I don't like the bump up in the middle of the season deal unless you ...
      »Perl: Huffman is a very good 65AAA team. Can they compete in the Major ...
      »Ken#27: Perl, this is Kenny Reese, how are you? We do have a very good 65AAA ...
      »taits: I misplaced by book and no time to read the site post but I think you ...
      »L: I would like to ask a question if a team has only hit 5 hrs in that ...
      »L: taits just a quick question defense helps you stay in the game but ...
      »Perl: Kenny I agree with you , let you play the AAA Nationals and then ...
      »B.K.: The same thing happened to No Dice when we played 55 AAA. About 5 ...
      »L: B.K. We can see that you were also done wrong and I agree with you ...
      »taits: L, I agree with you to a point but both are needed to win. Think ...
12 Aug. 11, 2014 1079

7 run rule

» Matt43: I agree with DD about 7 runs and 9 home runs when talking about 70 ...
      »E: I believe this would be a great rule change. In major and major plu ...
      »Webbie25: While I can see the merit of your argument and I have alluded to the ...
      »Airbosn: IMHO, there should be no limit on homers for 70 and above. ...
3 Aug. 11, 2014 331

Managers nightmare!!

» Harri: Time to vent...again. And YES I know there is a no-refund policy, ...
      »Big Mike: go to your bank, tell them what happened and have them reverse the ...
      »hector: I do not know all the details. If your player's backed out after the ...
      »DaveDowell: Your team withdrew after publication of the game schedules and ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Big Mike, getting money back from one's bank is not likely in a ...
      »Garocket: Harri Things that teams never think about are! Cost of Motel ...
      »MikeF: It would be nice if somehow we knew how many teams were in our ...
6 Aug. 11, 2014 956
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