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Have read different rules for the pitchers would like for ssusa to explain all new ...

» L: As I stated above what are the new rules for pitchers is there a ...
      »SSUSA Staff: NONE of the actions of the SSUSA Rules Committee at this year's ...
      »SSUSA Staff: CORRECTION: We failed to comment above on one other item, which does ...
      »MichaelH386: Can a pitcher pitch the ball from anyplace within the pitchers box or ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The Pitcher may deliver the ball from anywhere within the 2' x 10' ...
      »Omar Khayyam: SSUSA Staff: When the pitcher's box was extended in the past, some ...
      »taits: Walking the box as I now call it was not dealt with when they ...
      »PJ3P: Rule 6.4(C) The pitcher must come to a full and complete stop with ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Relevant pitch delivery rules: 6.4 BEFORE STARTING THE ...
      »taits: It's not always called. If at all.
      »Omar Khayyam: taits, good term "walking the box". I got tired of protesting it ...
      »Fred S: It often amazes me with all these organizations from local to the ...
      »SSUSA Staff: In all of the SSUSA sanctioned events which we administer on-site, ...
      »taits: Omar, I've only played one SSUSA event lately, Reno last year, but ...
      »JDub: Seriously ? ? ? Why even bother having a Pitcher if all you Girls ...
      »Omar Khayyam: JDub, let's see if I can interpret what you're saying: Don't bitch ...
      »taits: JDub, You said "Stoopid Bats", ???, not if they are legal for ...
      »Fred S: Totally agree with Omar and Taits. In regards to the batters box ...
      »JDub: How does taking steps or "Walking the Box" give a Pitcher an ...
      »mad dog: so not playing by the rules is ok......
      »curveball: What mad dog said..............plus, if you can walk up a step, will ...
      »JDub: How about this, those who Whine about Pitching may as well play ...
      »curveball: I don't think Omar was whining or complaining, in as much as he was ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Curveball, you got it exactly. Honest question. My only complaint was ...
      »JDub: Hey Curveball, Omar just admitted he had a Complaint! Complaining, ...
      »curveball: LOL Don't forget Stoopid, Stupid to go with Potata, Tomata.
      »JDub: Oh boy, here we go! I can just hear all the Whining about what Tiger ...
      »mad dog: thats like comparing apples to oranges....tiger was told by the ...
      »JDub: So Mad Dog, You want Stricter Pitching Rules in a Senior ...
      »donll: Just curious JDub. Do you use a composite bat?If so why and if not ...
      »mad dog: jdud just play by the rules that are there,that is all i ask....i ...
      »JDub: donll, It actually took me 2 years to give-in to using Senior Bats, ...
      »j33: The batters box is the rule to enforce to help keep pitchers safe. I ...
32 April 15, 2013 2740

55 AAA Champs

» TOMAR77: Congrats, to the Desert Dawgs who won the AAA 55 Division in th ...
0 March 26, 2013 595

Fastpitch bat legal in slowpitch????????

» hitman: I know this is a senior board but it also has all the cardinal ...
      »mad dog: hitman,as long as it has an ASA stamp on it,it is legal for all ...
      »hitman: Thanks for the info mad dog. A young lady was told she couldn't use ...
      »BruceinGa: A couple of years ago SPA declared fastpitch bats wouldn't be ...
      »green rocket: mad dog is right....as long as there is an ASA stamp on it, it's ...
      »taits: The Lady Virus is one hot bat that was approved, but later banned, ...
      »Nancy Allen: I checked the ASA site and the 2007, 2008, and 2009 RocketTech FP ...
      »hitman: Thanks for all the info guys and gals. This was needed by a young ...
      »Wes: I think most of the above has to do with men. They have different ...
      »mad dog: green rocket,mmmm u be wrong on the performance of the composite FP ...
      »green rocket: mad dog, more power to you if you and your boys can hit with that FP ...
      »BruceinGa: Thanks Nancy, I missed that entry declaring fast pitch bats ...
      »mad dog: rocket read my first line in my post above,we use composite FP ...
      »crazy8rich: someone told me the theres a legal DROP a fp bat has to meet to be ...
      »crazy8rich: someone told me the theres a legal DROP a fp bat has to meet to be ...
      »titanhd: a fast-pitch bat can have a drop of no more than 12. The drop is ...
      »OZZIE#8: Fastpitch bats are legal in slo-pitch,i use one.As long as there is ...
      »neck10: not legal in usssa has to have the 2013 stamp so thos 2006,2007,2008 ...
      »kbl: guys, didnt SSUSA ban the Lady Virus FP bat a couple years ago?? ...
      »OZZIE#8: correct i meant asa
      »buttercup: last time I was tested for umpire certification the asa book was ...
20 March 24, 2013 7459

Force play

» birdie: I was watching the NY St Louis game a little while ago. Runners on ...
      »DoubleL10: Harry, I think as long as the ball is in your possession, ...
      »TommyC: Birdie it sounds like the umpire blew the call. The runner is out if ...
      »stick8: Birdie If what happened is how you describe it then the ump blew the ...
      »titanhd: stick, you are correct.You must tag the runner with the ball but,if ...
      »stick8: I haven't seen the play but if it's described accurately by birdie I ...
      »titanhd: empty glove on the base ball in hand .runner out. empty hand on base ...
      »VINNY LV: Birdie, the ump blew the call if it"s exactly as you put it to ...
      »mad dog: as you describe it birdie,the runner is safe...... titan,yep,the ...
      »swing for the fences : you have to have ball in your glove to glove tag someone or in bare ...
      »stick8: I don't know if Girardi argued or not Vinny. Sometimes in spring ...
      »birdie: The game was Televised on ESPN. Jeter was the batter and after the ...
      »VINNY LV: Stick I hear ya on the spring training..Det-Philly game batter got 5 ...
      »stick8: Vinny LV I'll be in Florida next week. I'm going to take in the ...
13 March 15, 2013 1044

1-1 or 0-0

» BruceinGa: Rather than hijack Ricky Bobby's thread I'll add to The Wood's reply ...
      »Al33: Bruce, I couldn't agree with you more. We as players absolutely ...
      »4x4: From what I understand the one hour time limit was engineered by ...
      »mad dog: i have no prol with a 1-1 count,usssa has been doing since the ...
      »Al33: Who cares what USSSA has been doing since the 80's. Does that make it ...
      »mad dog: if you played usssa you did......unless you played by a local rule ...
      »Corky: As a player and umpire, I have no problem with the 1 and 1 count, for ...
      »mad dog: corky,ding-ding a winner......
      »BruceinGa: Corky, I wonder how many seniors don't like playing at 8:00am. ;)
      »birdie: Bruce, I would take 800am over 800pm any day of the week. I like the ...
      »BruceinGa: Harry, I too like for games to be on time. I would suggest that a ...
      »softballman47: I for one do not like the 1 - 1 count or time limits per game - ...
      »softballman47: 1 1/2 hours
      »4x4: Other way around MD.....game times chopped - pay remained the same. ...
      »DCPete: Would much rather play at 8pm if necessary than 8am (or earlier in ...
      »swing for the fences : I would go 1 and 1 count and 1hr20 per game time limit... my feeling ...
      »4x4: At 1:20 per game you could/should go full 0-0 count and still get a ...
      »swing for the fences : agree with you 4X4... either way would be good with me.
      »Jawood: For the 1000th time, the 1 and 1 count replaces the dead time ...
      »SSUSA Staff: So does being warmed up and ready to play well before game time, ...
      »missouridave: SSUSA Staff. I cannot argue with anything you posted. However, ...
      »garyheifner: Being a pitcher/outfielder< I have taken special note of ...
      »swing for the fences : Great point gh md like your points too! Since the under 60s want ...
      »cal50: Gary & Swing, I could not agree more.
      »SSUSA Staff: Looks like the "Annual 1-1 Debate" exercise will be on the Agenda ...
      »cal50: Perhaps you can consider splitting the rule based on age next year?
      »Garocket: 1-1 is the way to go. I hear players bitching about playing 4-5 games ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Although this discussion is either 3 months late or 9 months ...
      »swing for the fences : Come on Dave, without G19 on the board we have to have something to ...
      »swing for the fences : BTW I heard if we don't go to the 1 and 1 count we will loose our ...
      »Jawood: Good points, Garocket, although the part about the older teams seeing ...
      »the wood: Harold Stassen? Wow! Not that's one for the ages. :-) BW
      »SSUSA Staff: Opening Countdown
      »Mulewhipper: Now that is Hilarious SSUSA Staff!! Love it!
      »swing for the fences : Dave, Looks Like the BW on to you.. ;) Love the count down!
      »garyheifner: SSUSA Staff I know the next vote is a year away. Don't care about ...
      »Tim Millette: There are many choices for the guys that want 1-1. Actually 0-0 ...
      »BruceinGa: I played in a GSA tournament yesterday, 1-1 count, 1 hr, next hr out, ...
      »the wood: Gary, That's sort of like a republican asking a democrat to 'win ...
      »Omar Khayyam: the wood, good point about criticism having little effect. I play in ...
      »Tim Millette: I don't think the 1-1 is of as much importance as what some might be ...
      »dMON: Bruce, Now there is a HR rule I have not thought about that could be ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The SSUSA membership has spoken definitively on the 1-1 issue. They ...
      »BruceinGa: Staff, I think it's all about how the question about 1-1 was phrased. ...
      »OZZIE#8: 1-1 Count is fine with me.Either way i want at least 1:20 to 1:30 if ...
      »swing for the fences : ok Staff screw the 1 and 1 extend the game ten minutes... I'm fine ...
      »taits: Bruce, god one. With run limits and all there shouldn't be a problem ...
      »GI: For the record thank God for Terry Dave Fran and George and rest of ...
      »swing for the fences : Glad you got a chance to see what we have been preaching GI pace of ...
      »GI: I got scared when I saw the time program on site today, I thought ...
      »GI: Be cool guysl Play the game untill it is changesd. I hate major ...
      »Corky: One other issue that get's me PO'd.....run rules on games with time ...
      »swing for the fences : I didn't know you could not get an open inning Corky...all last year ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Corky, did the umpire admit his mistake? We had only one game in the ...
      »Corky: Without mentioning the teams.. I'll just say it was a large ...
      »SSUSA Staff: SSUSA has had a few instances where a Major+ game ended under the ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Down by 25 in the fifth and the hot team still at bat?! I'd say that ...
      »Corky: (For SSUSA Staff) I know you can't answer for SPA.....but... do you ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Corky - Honest answer is that we only find out about that sort of ...
      »the answer: the 1 -1 count is a no brainer..all the league s both young and old ...
      »swing for the fences : We just played in North cal this weekend, my team won the tourney, I ...
      »Corky: Thanks Staff.......I Umpired (the 65's n 70's)and played 55's in the ...
61 March 12, 2013 2796

WHAT IS A MAJOR PLUS PLAYER?

» ricky bobby: hemet tourney last weekend 60 division,a major plus player,what ...
      »swing for the fences : and you point is?
      »softball4b: I believe RB's comments were directed at the SCSSA and their tourney ...
      »Marv19: Just saw Mikes post and read the others. Glad you guys had a good ...
      »FOFO: Played in 55 Major. Enjoyed the 1-1 count. It does keep the game ...
      »canIjack: Hey Mav19, I was only able to make the Sundays games, because of ...
      »swing for the fences : FOFO thanks for your honest opinion about the 1 and 1 count.. it's ...
      »Webbie25: Kennard-I had to catch a plane in San Diego-not a lot of time to ...
      »Webbie25: Oh, and also congratulations to Top Gun on their victory! Very solid ...
      »Webbie25: I was hoping more people would talk about what it is to be a M+ ...
      »Olden Slow: Webbie..Speaking for my self...Never been asked..I have the speed and ...
      »swing for the fences : Webbie, what took you so long to make the move to Major plus? My ...
      »Webbie25: swing-it was isolation here in NM-pure and simple. I could not afford ...
      »swing for the fences : I'm sure it is.. I have been working with a team in major and was ...
      »swing for the fences : Webbie, for those that are not in the know,, I was hitting with Joe ...
      »swing for the fences : with no special bat!
      »ju25: IMO any composite bat is a special bat. I am turning 60 this year and ...
      »swing for the fences : JU25, you might be right if we were hitting the same balls that we ...
      »Tim Millette: Back in the 80-90.. The top levels (Major/AA) of softball used a ...
      »FOFO: Well Said Tim. Also just like golf, Technology has made it easier to ...
      »Webbie25: Swing-tell Joe Hi for me. He saw my lowest average tournament of the ...
      »swing for the fences : Yep Webbie, I made a mistake on the 63... he's going to be 66... and ...
      »Tim Millette: Joe and I have not seen eye to eye on many softball related issues ...
      »the wood: Tim, Have you even seen 65 teams play? There are a lot of guys that ...
      »the wood: RB, a M+ player is, IMO, anyone that can play at that level ...
      »Tim Millette: Wood, I play, helped with their swings, and have known many of The ...
      »the wood: Tim, I am aware that you have worked with a lot of the senior guys in ...
      »taits: Tim, Any 65 M+ team out there has a pitcher. There is the 'list' As ...
      »E4/E6: Scott isnt Joes dog named Stoneman? =)
      »swing for the fences : Well guys, I just wanted to praise a guy who I have played and ...
      »Olden Slow: Met Joe in Vegas last year...Just a great guy but I watched him just ...
      »taits: E4-6, Not sure about that dogs name. But I don't think I'd want to ...
      »ju25: Swing, Composite bats when broken in can be as hot as a senior ...
      »taits: JU25, Name some 'senior' bats that are NOT composites. I can't ...
      »JamesLG: I have no idea what a M+ player really is but this year I ...
      »ju25: Taits, Where did I say anything about senior bats not being ...
      »swing for the fences : Ju25. Did I mention the wind was blowing in too! No kidding! It ...
      »swing for the fences : U trip grrrrrrrrrr auto correct
      »taits: Ju, your 1st sentence alludes to that Another words my point is ...
      »Webbie25: Wow, swing-now the wind was blowing in for Joe's 'shot'. Whew! ...
      »swing for the fences : Yes Webbie, it was a biblical event! ;-)
40 March 3, 2013 2734

Eligibility Rules to play 50+

» kip@kg3sports: I have some friends coming up in age that are interested in playing ...
      »ju25: Must turn 50 in 2013 to be elgible. You may play in 2013 Winter ...
      »SSUSA Staff: You are partially correct as far as you stated. However, anyone who ...
2 Feb. 19, 2013 703

Substitute runner for the batter

» glovedad: Last year, our Senior league in Missoula MT opted to use the ...
      »glovedad: What I am looking for is information about where the starting line is ...
      »curty: In our league the runner must start behind the catcher.
      »glovedad: That makes more sense. After having only 1 substitute runner thrown ...
      »BruceAZ: In our leagues in Az we start 6 feet further than where you are ...
      »glovedad: Thanks..
      »Garocket: I would think at least 6 foot behind batter If you think that runner ...
      »TexasTransplant: I've played with this rule and I'll start off by saying I never liked ...
      »taits: Some guys carry the bat to the base. That one is really bad. Behind ...
      »Omar Khayyam: In our league, we have the substitute runner start from the backstop ...
      »taits: Don't forget many senior bats are stamped 1.20. Best to ask in ...
      »taits: Well that went on the wrong thread.
      »glovedad: Thanks guys for the ideas. Went to the meeting tonight and the ...
      »glovedad: Dang! I will blame the duplicate post on taits.
      »taits: Actually there is one, I'll try to find it and post it...
      »taits: Look under rule 4.5 A-D for some of the disabled 'rules'. I do not ...
      »HJ: I hate the rule. We are a plus 60 league with a junior and senior ...
16 Feb. 12, 2013 1203

USSSA Senior Softball Rules for 2013

» stick8: For those teams who are looking to play the USSSA Senior World ...
      »cal50: OKI playing in it Stick?
      »JDub: Yah, but it's also a Watered Down Version because it's Non-USSSA ...
      »stick8: cal50, not certain at this point. Isn't your team from St Louis?
      »cal50: Yes, we are planning on playing in it.
      »JDub: USSSA Masters Seniors World Tournament 9/6/2013 - World ...
      »JDub: Current KAYAK Pricing on Flights from PHX to STL is $242 Round-Trip . ...
      »wagon487: Senior bats allowed? Last year it was utrip bats only.
      »JDub: You will need to call Mike, as his post on the Old Scout doesn't ...
      »Tim Millette: Senior bats are allowed in USSSA now. NSA. ASA and USSSA a made the ...
      »taits: Looking at they bats allowed this am I did not see any of the most ...
      »JDub: ASA, USSSA, NSA, ISA, ISF follow the 1.20 BPF Standard. All Senior ...
      »Omar Khayyam: So it seems taits is correct. 90% of the bats that SSUSA players now ...
      »taits: Don't forget many senior bats are stamped 1.20. Best to ask in ...
      »JDub: Clarification/Correction: ASA uses the BBS Standard (98 MPH), which ...
      »JDub: Additional Clarification: Here is the link to the SSUSA "Modification ...
      »Omar Khayyam: taits, from the complaints on this site from power hitters about lack ...
      »taits: Maybe its all marketing strategy. The makers know they will all be ...
      »surf88: We will be coming out with our Reebok USSSA Vector soon that will ...
18 Feb. 12, 2013 2258
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TEAM RATINGS Guidelines & Procedures

» SSUSA Staff: Senior Softball-USA Ratings GuidelinesThe foundation of the National ...
0 Feb. 6, 2013 5226

Adding a player or players

» paul0784: I would like to know from SSUSA standpoint the ruling on this ...
      »titanhd: Can drop one rating index per season.Weather or not they have played ...
      »paul0784: SO, Titan what you are saying is he can't play this year at all then. ...
      »titanhd: Paul that would be a question for the SSUSA office.There may be a ...
      »paul0784: Thanks for your inout Titan.
4 Feb. 4, 2013 809

rosters

» usmc0311: can someone fill me in on the roster rules. when are you locked in ...
      »BruceinGa: I believe when you play in a qualifier, signing the roster you are ...
      »usmc0311: how about the state rule, do you have to border the state the team is ...
      »BruceinGa: Yes, your state of residence must border your team's home state. Now ...
3 Feb. 3, 2013 754

ONE & ONE COUNT Survey Final Results

» SSUSA Staff: The ONE & ONE COUNT Survey voting period has now closed, as of 5:00 ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The SSUSA Rules Committee met in telephone conference call session ...
1 Jan. 14, 2013 1773

LET'S PLAY SEVEN

» DD: With the new year comes an old refrain, "Let's Play Seven Innings." ...
0 Jan. 12, 2013 614

Ranking of teams

» Crazy Joe: If you come in second in the worlds series and a month later you win ...
      »wagon487: Wow, sounds like someone got beat by this team that came in second ...
1 Jan. 12, 2013 805

More 1-1 Count Talk

» Jawood: Of the 55% who are in favor of keeping the 4-3 pitch count, it would ...
      »crusher: Hey Ja - IMO age groups do not have anything to do with this. I ...
      »Olden Slow: What crusher said...but add the 70' bases...
      »titanhd: I Play 50 Major and prefer 4-3 count. 1-1 count does nothing to make ...
      »cal50: If 100% of the games played 7 innings then I agree go the full count. ...
      »wagon487: the 4-3 count takes longer to take a walk. 1 and 1 with one to waste ...
      »JDub: As Jawood stated, "it would be interesting to know what the ...
      »mad dog: i'm 62 soon to be 63,i'm in favor of the 1-1 count with no extra ...
      »rightrj1: This is very interesting, reading all the comments, we all sound like ...
      »DCPete: Have never heard anyone that plays with 1 - 1 count complain that we ...
      »grumpy55: I believe the Major and the Major Plus divisions would rather have ...
      »Chief144: Where can you find the survey? I have been out of "range" and did not ...
      »twotwo: Happy New Years everyone...On topic, I would prefer to see the game ...
      »softball4b: Does not matter to me as a hitter. I am not very smart. If I can ...
      »SS13: I voted for the 1-1 count...can't see any reason at all for a 0-0 ...
      »JDub: ONE & ONE COUNT Survey Updates (above): Interesting to see the ...
      »GI: JDub, I agree was very interesting. Looks pretty close overall about ...
      »wagon487: Who needs 7 pitches to get a hit? that the question you should be ...
      »wagon487: That should be 1 - 1 count with one to waste. End of discussion:)
      »Tim Millette: I agree with Jeff on this one (that's scary). My guess is the ...
      »GI: Bless you Tim- Loved it , Felt like I was at church after feeling ...
      »Garocket: Lets think of it this way Nobody has ever seen a softball game or ...
      »swing for the fences : hey Tim best post ever!
      »Olden Slow: Tim, I agree with most of what you said, very well put. Speaking for ...
      »Pinky: I don't care one way or another about 1&1. But 3 & 2 plus 1 more ...
      »Pinky: And also isn't it nice on here without Dirty Gary 19 (46-36-56)?
      »Clean Up: Speaking of Gary19 What happened to him? I find it hard t ...
      »softball4b: To the best of my knowledge he has had his privileges removed on or ...
      »crusher: cleanup (in all lower caps for a reason) YOU SHOULD BE BANNED ...
      »garyheifner: Best to let a sleeping dog lie!!!
      »swing for the fences : Hey Pinky, 1 and 1 means two from seven= 5 pitches.. Two less posible ...
      »crusher: Max Pitches per batter: #1 Ball 2 #2 Strike 2 #3 Ball 3 #4 The ...
      »Webbie25: Crusher-nice-and in 4-3-max pitches per ...
      »Webbie25: softball4b-what 'broad' are you talking about? Some lady here? LOL
      »softball4b: Fat fingers, never use the term broad unless I am talking about MY ...
      »Webbie25: Sorry, Mike, just couldn't let it slide by!!
      »Jawood: The 1-1 count survey CLEARLY shows that the younger the player the ...
      »leftyodoul: Jawood's assessment is correct. Although it is also dependent on ...
      »wagon487: Would someone over 60 please tell me why you want to keep the 0-0 ...
      »Jawood: It's just what they have known, wagon. Most people don't like to ...
      »swing for the fences : Wagon, if I was 60 I would want to swing the bat as much as I could ...
      »SS13: total waste of time for the batter and pitcher for a 0-0 count...its ...
      »Olden Slow: wagon: Don't get angry...:-o). I'm 64 and really don't care if it's ...
      »SS13: I also wonder how many guys on here pitch.....that makes a huge ...
      »Olden Slow: ss13: I pitch occasionally ( not very well )...Heck yes I would ...
      »Tim Millette: If SSUSA doesn't incorporate 1-1 this season...How about..... Next ...
      »cal50: Why should only pitchers be able to vote? Playing 7 innings is ...
      »Jawood: Swing, I agree with your one courtesy runner per inning, but if I ...
      »Tim Millette: I would give the Pitchers extra value in this survey ...
      »JDub: ONE & ONE COUNT Survey Updates (above): Polling on the ONE & ONE ...
      »JDub: ONE & ONE COUNT Survey Updates (above): No Change in results, as ...
      »cal50: Tim, I would think that the single biggest reason on the 1 - 1 count ...
      »Al33: Where do I find this survey? I would gladly respond if I knew where ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Email invitations to participate were sent to all 17,592 email ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Staff, thanks for the explanation on those to whom the survey was ...
      »ffdonnie: I didn't receive my survey either. And I always check my spam. Every ...
      »Omar Khayyam: ffdonnie, reading the staff's explanation again, I note they said ...
      »Tim Millette: Cal50, are you saying you believe the guys voting for no 1-1 are ...
      »ffdonnie: Staff, talked to your office today about something else and you have ...
      »Al33: Glad to see I'm not the only one who didn't get the survey. With the ...
      »cal50: Tim, I believe that people who voted no on the 1-1 do so for a couple ...
      »taits: Omar. I received the poll via email. But know many, about 20, ...
      »SSUSA Staff: OK - We have the answer in your situation. You do NOT have an email ...
      »the wood: Tim, I'm not sure why you feel so certain that those of us who ...
      »Crazy Joe: i play 40 major plus and i like the 0-0 count and the bases at 70 ...
      »Tim Millette: Wood, I guess you would vote to go back wooden softball bats, soft ...
      »the wood: Tim, I have no reason to bs you, it isn't my style. So give it a ...
      »southernson: I do commend SSUSA for making the attempt at getting opinions on rule ...
      »JDub: Southernson, Why don't you tell us how you really feel, but this ...
      »Marv19: Let me add some statistical information. The last 2 tournaments we ...
      »southernson: JDub, It's just one of those days, thanks you made me laugh. One too ...
      »JDub: Marv, You trying to Preach to the Choir? Are you Lost? Aren't ...
      »swing for the fences : Marv 19 has it right... game speeds up and you get the whole game ...
      »Jawood: Marv19, Good points! It's just so obvious that we would get more ...
      »swing for the fences : jawood... most won't let it go to two strikes to hit.. meaning it ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Staff, thanks for the explanation. Why I don't have an email puzzles ...
75 Jan. 8, 2013 2645

Cure for AAA after 3rd HR!

» Steve 27: Possible cure for protecting the pitcher in AAA after the 3rd homer! ...
      »Webbie25: Would the team that has hit the three home runs also have the 11th ...
      »Jawood: I have been thinking for a while that the minimum lineup be an 11 man ...
      »leftyodoul: It's not really a viable solution. It gives too big of an edge to ...
      »L: Wow what an idea this sure would make teams really consider what ...
      »L: I would like to also point out that the 1-1 count is a good thing for ...
      »Steve 27: To address webbie25's comment on advantage. A true AAA team doesn't ...
      »Jawood: L, How old are you? lol. Wasn't the last year of unlimited arc 1976? ...
      »L: Yes I played when there was unlimited arc and does not seem that long ...
      »L: Jarwood I do not know when you started but I can remember when they ...
      »Steve 27: Jawood is correct. 1976 was the year of unlimited arc. Absolute worst ...
      »L: Steve 27 why was it such a bad rule you didnt have pitchers getting ...
      »Jawood: 1976 was my first year of softball, what a year to break in! L, the ...
      »miken44: if this is way we are thinking about a extra fielder why not just put ...
      »Webbie25: Steve-great point- a TRUE AAA team won't. The exception could be a ...
      »rightrj1: The extra fielder sounds like a good Idea! BUTTTT My question would ...
      »Webbie25: miken-you are throwing in the towel. No screen, please, at least at ...
      »Omar Khayyam: In contrast to Steve 27, I thought the unlimited arc was one of the ...
      »Beasley: I have to ask - why would you build a AAA team that is going to hit ...
      »Webbie25: Beasley-that is exactly what they try to do, but it is not so easy ...
      »L: Beasley is correct about how to build a AAA team. But I also believe ...
      »boston: Please no more changes to the game. Here's a cure for AAA HR rule. ...
      »SS13: hey steve....great idea
      »southernson: I fail to realize in all of these type discussions there is almost a ...
      »Omar Khayyam: southernson, I'm sure some AAA teams will be penalized by having a ...
      »miken44: what about the way teams are ranked by ssusa and spa in one you can ...
      »softball4b: One day a AAA team may look like a Major team, and next week, they ...
      »jsheeran: Why should AAA teams who routinely hit more than 3 homers a game ...
      »mad dog: jsheeran,and the problem is they want the AAA hrs over 3 to be ...
      »samg: I think some AAA teams do not move up because in the region you play ...
29 Jan. 8, 2013 1484

Ratings-New Team

» Capt Kirk: Is there any flexibility in the new team rating rule, for instance if ...
      »J R: Captain will you email me the contact info for the crackers 70 team. ...
      »Capt Kirk: J.R. this is the info that I have on the Crackers, I don't know if ...
      »warren60: JR Is there hitting in Houston on the weekend in the winter?
      »J R: Yes every Saturday at Bayland park. Call 713-778-1824 for weather ...
4 Jan. 8, 2013 866

One and One Results

» Webbie25: There are several things that are clear from this poll. 1. Florida ...
      »Brusco: Webbie, Some apathy I am sure. I voted and love to play no matter ...
      »Fabe: I agree all that output and low turnout? People just want to play ...
2 Jan. 7, 2013 554

THANKS SSUSA

» SCRAPPY: I wish to say thanks to SSUSA for asking me to vote on the 1-1 count ...
      »Fabe: I agree mahalo for the work required to do this survey! Too bad that ...
      »the wood: Yes, thanks, SSUSA. It does take a lot of effort to offer this ...
      »taits: Scrappy, I like the last sentence... Happy New Year Mike, goes for ...
3 Jan. 7, 2013 509
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