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New rules and communication

» Malo37: Wow, I've been out of it and just found out about these new rule ...
      »Marv19: God bless you too David. You and Your team are the real deal. Its ...
1 Dec. 21, 2013 983

1 up rule

» cal50: Staff, Was there a discussion at the rules committee to change from ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The "1-up Rule" received mention in a couple of general comments, ...
      »taits: Both those; 1-up and 11 man D work and you are aware of that so why ...
      »Dbax: The 1up rule is the way to go. Just common sense.
      »Tim Millette: If you are thinking about 1 up, I think any homer over the one up ...
      »ffdonnie: If the rule had to be changed (shouldn't have) then the 1-up should ...
      »chico senior: The best thing that NCSSA does better then SSUSA is the 1-up rule. I ...
      »taits: A good compromise in the Hr rule would be the 1 up but it you are ...
7 Dec. 21, 2013 1268

SSUSA 2013 RULES COMMITTE MEETINGS Minutes, Decisions & Other Actions

» SSUSA Staff: The link below redirects to the Official Minutes of the 2013 SSUSA ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The Rules Committee Minutes have been corrected to properly state the ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Face Masks, Home Runs Top List of New SSUSA Rules for 2014Softball ...
2 Dec. 20, 2013 5436

Home run and divsion rating thoughts

» garyheifner: Be honest, most of the M+ teams and many of the M teams are carefully ...
      »kbl: Garyheifner...Great bunch of thoughts!! Thanks, Ken
      »PattyMac: GAry, I like the idea of divisions. 2 divisions : Major - 0 ...
      »Sparky.1: Now "IF ONLY" the "POWERS TO BE" will read and consider this ...
      »TexasTransplant: Gary, I would add: segregate the M+ teams on their own field or ...
      »mad dog: gary like what you have said but have the hrs like this AA = 1 HR ...
      »LeeLee: LOL they don't won't to run around the bases do you really think they ...
6 Dec. 18, 2013 1325

face mask rule

» j33: I have been pitching for over 30 years. In the last 12 years I have ...
      »AcePV: As a pitcher myself, I personally like the idea of a narrow pitching ...
1 Dec. 15, 2013 875

Scoring Line? In MLB?

» ShaneV: http://espn.go.com/mlb/hotstove13/story/_/id/10121849/mlb-intends-ban- ...
0 Dec. 12, 2013 675

Dead Ball Out

» JohnBob: I see where SSUSA has went back to home runs over the limit being ...
      »PJ3P: Obviously pitchers wearing masks being mandatory because of this ...
      »Adiktiv6: BAD decision.....This rule change by the SSUSA knowingly puts the ...
      »mad dog: why should this put the pitchers in harms way anymore,then if there ...
      »leftyfalcon: Well lets see in AA and AAA it was a dbo already after you made your ...
4 Dec. 8, 2013 1242

Was a rule voted in?????

» garyheifner: I suggested last year that once you made it to 1st base and a left ...
      »B.J.: yes it has been changed....once B/R has attained 1st base both runner ...
      »titanhd: B.J. how would a defensive player use the orange safety base?
      »kbl: titanhd...how about on a fly ball and a throw back to 1st base to get ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The rule change requires the split-bag approach on the initial ...
4 Oct. 30, 2013 1291

home plate rule

» cecil: it almost happen this past week, runners at first and second , the ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Very simple ruling/analysis here ... If the defensive player has ...
1 Oct. 27, 2013 1097

Can a new 50 player play in the TOC with a team that has previously qualified?

» bugman: What is the rule regarding adding a new player to play in the TOC in ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Roster addition players for the T.O.C. must have been otherwise ...
      »bugman25: Thank You for clearing that up for me; much appreciated!
      »Duke: Again and again and again, that is just another reason why the TOC is ...
      »Brock: Andy, I too have voiced exactly what you've suggested now and in the ...
      »Duke: Brock, You are absolutely correct. From my current knowledge of ...
      »Jawood: Duke and Brock, It is my understanding also that the reason for the ...
      »taits: I believe the 'contract' was redone during one of these thread ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The 2014 Tournament of Champions is year #2 of a 10-year contract ...
8 Oct. 23, 2013 1629

11th defender

» garyheifner: Just played in Mesquite and Huntsman games. An 11th defender was ...
      »Jawood: I believe that 11 defenders are allowed after 70+. I would like to ...
      »Fred S: One of the advantages of the 11th player in all divisions is that it ...
      »the wood: In instances where the 11th fielder is allowed, why would we want a ...
      »taits: I'm with you on that one BW.
      »Fred S: I don't believe there is any rule that says where he should play. ...
      »the wood: Fred, I was replying to the last sentence of the first post and the ...
6 Oct. 22, 2013 1176

STAFF Question on the Tie Breaker Rule

» B.J.: Question....I know with the tie breaker rule the last batter takes ...
      »SSUSA Staff: INCORRECT In the hypothetical scenario you propose, your substitute ...
      »TimMcElroy: B.J. This exact scenario has been kicked around at SSUSA UIC ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The error in the hypothetical stated is the faulty assumption that ...
      »curty: if the situation is: pinch hit for starter, who became last out;.. 2 ...
      »B.J.: Thx for the quick response and thorough explanation
5 Oct. 13, 2013 1272

players ejected in the 50 major bracket for ball and strikes protesting.

» jah#4: Heard from a Ga player from Adiktiv Sports that two of his team mates ...
      »BruceinGa: Someone on Adiktive argued with an umpire??! I still wouldn't count ...
      »jah#4: maybe they can come thur the 39 teams and have a good showing
      »BruceinGa: Only one player and 1 coach was removed from the game.
      »jah#4: thats good only one player I guess we know what player it was. we ...
      »Perl: Don or Bruce Do you know if this was Adiktivs first bracket ...
      »BruceinGa: Pearl, go to the top thread, the las vegas pdf's and go to this ...
      »BruceinGa: They went 2-0 in pool play then lost to J&J in the first de game.
      »Perl: Bruce Thanks for the info. Sounds like Adiktiv has a tough road ...
      »Graphite: Bruce,you say that the umpiring was good? Must not have been Rusty's ...
      »BruceinGa: You are correct, nothing like some of Rusty's crew! Who is this?
10 Oct. 8, 2013 2009

is there a ROVER or 11th player allowed in SSUSA 65+ games

» spider9188: Brain dead here...is there a ROVER allowed in SSUSA (meaning fielding ...
      »kbl: Bob, YES.
      »SSUSA Staff: NO ... The 11th Defensive Player is allowed for ages 70+ and more ...
      »kbl: BOB...SENIOR MOMENT..issa tournaments...sorry ken
      »spider9188: Thanks SSUSA Staff...appreciate it...and Ken...thank you...as I was ...
      »kbl: BOB.. what team do you play with and are you playing in ft ...
5 Sept. 20, 2013 1047

Softballs

» Dennis Ferguson: Will the 52/300 softball be the ball used by SSUSA in 2014?
      »swing for the fences : everything I have ever hear from SSUSA is the balls are not changing! ...
      »Olden Slow: Dennis. Don't think they are changing a thing. I don't know of ...
      »Fred S: If they ever do run out and get yourself one of the PST's or the ...
      »mad dog: actually fred the senior bats hit this ball well...we use the 52 for ...
      »Jawood: The ball currently being used is fair. No need to change it.
      »Fred S: Should have mentioned that the ASA only bats also work very well with ...
6 Sept. 20, 2013 1151

Flip Flop Rule

» Caveman: I have a question regarding the Flip Flop Rule. When the visiting ...
      »taits: My opinion is that it is another stupid rule that once again takes ...
      »Caveman: We did use the international tie breaker, but was curious as to ...
      »taits: Maybe it is the last sentence in that rule A part. But doesn't ...
      »Garocket: The flip flop rule would not have to be used if the team winning by ...
      »ShaneV: Have not heard an explicit answer to your question but would say no. ...
      »titanhd: The Flip -flop rule has no bearing on Home or Visiting team. If you ...
      »stick8: Titanhd that's true on paper. I could be mistaken here but the way I ...
      »paul0784: I believe the flip flop rule is mandatory in the elimination round. ...
      »Duke: Once you flip flop, it remains that way for the rest of the game. ...
      »stick8: Duke is correct. Teams do not flip flop back if the score becomes ...
10 Sept. 19, 2013 1290

Question on Gloves

» Fred S: I noticed on the Home page the Ad for the Worth 15" glove. Isn't ...
      »taits: I agree. Given that there are a dozen measurements shown, if one is ...
      »Webbie25: Section 3.6 in the SSUSA rulebook specifies glove size. "... 1st ...
      »HJ: Webbie25, I have small hands. I have found I can effectively use a ...
      »taits: About 10 + years ago in Vegas I had a 15 inch Nakona glove and was ...
      »J R: I used a Wilson 5x 15 inch until it wore out.The Worth I bought from ...
      »Corky: If I'm not mistaken the Worth BFG (black with white laces) is a 15" ...
      »Fred S: Further investigation of Utrip rules it looks like it is legal in ...
      »Michigan Vet: Just got a new Easton Salvo SVS15 (15") at Play it Again Sports. It ...
8 Sept. 12, 2013 1618

scoring of runs with new COURTESY RUNNER RULE 8.5(5)

» B.J.: I have a question on scoring of runs with the new COURTESY RUNNER ...
      »taits: ....and may be called out upon appeal at any time while on base or, ...
      »B.J.: taits...yes there was a pitch made and in the past it would have ...
      »Caveman: I think the intent of the rule is that when the appeal is made, the ...
      »taits: IMO, the game has changed somewhat for the worse. Look at all the ...
      »taits: Forgot to answer,,, Like some rules they are defined or laid out to ...
      »SSUSA Staff: There is NO new Courtesy Runner rule ... A clarification was added ...
      »taits: Now there is a good explanation, all rules need. With or w\o ...
      »B.J.: SSUSA Staff thanx for the clarification and sorry for calling it a ...
      »taits: I doubt the call falls on the UMPS. I believe it's up to the ...
      »B.J.: Taits....but the rule states illegal courtesy runner will be called ...
      »taits: I understand that, but how many umps know the line up or remember ...
11 Sept. 7, 2013 1488

SSUSA Staff or anyone else who knows for certain

» stick8: I will be umpiring in Lansing this weekend. I may be mistaken but as ...
      »SSUSA Staff: stick8 ... This one is simple ... Runner must either have his ...
      »taits: Stick8, You must be wanting the safe by proxy call like a runners ...
      »stick8: Thanks staff. I wasn't 100% sure on that one. Taits, I guess i'm a ...
      »taits: Stick8, I doubt the split part, but in a way you need one to be a ...
      »stick8: Most definitely true Taits!!
      »Michigan Vet: Stick You at Potterville or East Lansing? Hope you are at East ...
      »stick8: Chuck I wish I was at East Lansing (closer to home and nicer place) ...
7 Aug. 22, 2013 1135

Another You Make The Call

» stick8: Up front allow me to say this situation did not occur in any game ...
      »BudLeftField: If an appeal was made and the umpire saw the play and ruled the ...
      »stick8: That's true BudLeftfield but in this situation it was the rundown ...
      »BudLeftField: The appeal would have been made after the play was over.The runner ...
      »stick8: That is correct BudLeftField. After the third out was made the ...
      »Garocket: The way Stick asked the question the run would count. Because the 3rd ...
      »Garocket: Would like to invite any wierd play, ask the question and lets get ...
      »cal50: High fly ball to shallow left with 1 out. Runner on 3rd thinks their ...
      »Garocket: That is a good one, I would rule that once he heads back to third he ...
      »cal50: A former major league umpire told me he thought he would be safe, but ...
      »Garocket: The reason I wpuld say out is If there had been other runners on ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Now we are into guessing intent. Similar scenario: runner dashed ...
      »stick8: Cal50 in the scenario you describe he would be safe--run counts. ...
12 Aug. 22, 2013 1099
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