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One more time on 1 and 1 count

» missouridave: After completion of the survey,it will be very interesting to see if ...
      »Capt Kirk: Our league (SASSL), we have 50's, 60's, 65's, 70's, & 75's divisions. ...
1 Jan. 6, 2013 524

Alternative to 1 - 1 rule.

» Steve 27: I ran a tournament years ago and went with this pitch count. 3 balls ...
      »Robo2: Steve, I rather have the standard count but am open to your idea of 3 ...
      »JDub: 3-3 Alternative is no big deal, but I would still prefer none to ...
      »southpaw: I personally like 1/1, but 3/3 sounds great as well. I do like the ...
      »southpaw: matter!
      »Webbie25: Just a comment-if you were a hitter trying to work a walk, wouldn't ...
      »southpaw: Very thoughtful question Webbie. Would that only hold true if the ...
      »boston: Webbie
      »boston: Webbie: Sorry, hit enter instead of shift. Anyway why would anyone ...
      »Webbie25: boston-you know me. How often do I walk?
      »sliplayer: Rarely!!!
      »Webbie25: I thought I might get a reply out of you, sliplayer. After you had a ...
      »boston: Webbie: I hear ya. If I happen to walk my teammates start making ...
      »Webbie25: We're not going to Tucson, but it might be fun to get down there ...
      »boston: of course it's southern NM. Three inches of snow caused 20 accidents ...
      »Tim Millette: Since this thread is about alternatives... Maybe instead of 3-3 ...
      »Webbie25: Why not eliminate the walk? If a player TAKES 2 strikes he is out. If ...
      »garyheifner: Steve Please don't ever take away the mat. Most umps don't have a ...
17 Jan. 5, 2013 1070

Clock starting for game

» tall_thunder: I feel to help get a full game in, the game clock should not start ...
      »Webbie25: Tall thunder-last year SSUSA decided that they would put the time ...
1 Jan. 1, 2013 653

AAA HR rule question

» garyheifner: I agree with the new rule as I have seen (at least in the midwest) ...
      »cal50: It is a home run. It also would have been a home run before the new ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The rule in question has been amended as follows and is applicable at ...
      »southernson: Please keep the 1-1, it doesn't hurt the hitters, it doesn't impair ...
      »Jawood: The AAA HR rule may move some teams and players up to Major, but ...
      »SSUSA Staff: southernson: The current starting pitch count is "0-0". The ...
      »southernson: SSUSA, Thanks for the info, please go to the 1-1. 80% of our ...
      »garyheifner: If the 1-1 is voted down, Jawood makes a good point. Maybe use the ...
      »DoubleL10: I'd rather play 1-pitch if we are in such a hurry to get games done. ...
      »mad dog: larry that seems to be the point for the 1-1 count,the hitters are ...
      »taits: NOT ALL USE 1 CRAP 1 COUNT. IN EITHER ASSN. I'M AGAINST ...
      »garyheifner: Well, let's see: 1. 1-1 count-more agressive hitters. Play "7" ...
      »LP: as a coach and a player i would like the count to stay at 0-0. as a ...
      »mad dog: well taits you need to check your rules....USSSA has been 1-1 for at ...
      »taits: Bob, read the post, it doesn't say ALL ...it's NOT ALL have 1\1 ...
      »Marv19: For what its worth guys we used the 1 and 1 rule with one to waste in ...
      »GI: Just finshed playing today in Scottsdale . I enjoyed having time off ...
      »steve65: Gary in response to your opening post "example. Bottom of the 7th ...
      »steve65: just a little humor for the new year sir
      »JDub: Marv, since you're visiting the SSUSA Board, let me just state that ...
      »mad dog: taits if they are not using the 1-1 count in an ASA,USSSA,then they ...
20 Dec. 29, 2012 1692

AAA Home Run Outs

» ChiPrimeMarty: I'm a 55AAA player, and I don't like any of the rule changes. The ...
      »Jawood: They wanted to make the top AAA teams move up to Major. The only ...
      »leftyfalcon: Looks like I'll be a tired puppy running the bases next year. I ...
      »chico senior: I do not agree with what ChiprimeMarty on one point. If a AAA team ...
      »wagon487: Jarwood, really, you want 6 HR's for AAA? If you hit six you need to ...
      »Duke: The following is just my opinions, so no need to jump all over me. To ...
      »ChiPrimeMarty: "Learn to hit the other way, hit the gaps, learn to aim" And ...
      »crusher: jmo - agree that 3 hr then out for AAA is a good rule. If my ...
      »LP: SSUSA changed the home run rule by gauging vegas, SSUSA changed the ...
      »JBTexas : LP, hate to disagree but if you check the Eastern and western ...
      »chico senior: I agree that after the HR limit has been reached that hitters will ...
      »GI: I will have to check with coach on this one but I do not remember a ...
      »Webbie25: After playing AAA from 2006-2011 when the HR limit was 3 and then an ...
      »southernson: Yesterday lost to a good AAA team 34-24, and they hit 11 out. They ...
      »Robo2: I do not play AAA but my opinion is this and is very simple. Allow ...
      »chico senior: Southernson - I hope you're kidding! A team hits 11 home runs ...
      »Enviro-Vac: SSUSA got it right. Teams that hit 3+ should be outs. If you can't ...
      »softball4b: Allan55 - Use the Trump ball instead of the Rock. I played with the ...
      »leftyodoul: Jimmy (Enviro Vac) is right. AAA should be 3 Home Runs with DBO's ...
      »big cat7: Doesnt anyone remember softball when it was in its best years, that ...
      »southernson: Chico, Not kidding here at all, we're not in BFE Nowhere USA, we're ...
      »softball4b: SPA rule. AAA - Five (5) run limit per team per inning, Unlimited ...
      »chico senior: It is SSUSA's policy to protect the lower division. Again, in my ...
      »Pricer: The ball & bat made me do it! Does anyone else see the direction this ...
      »big cat7: what is the difference if a team scores thirty runs with forty hits ...
      »mad dog: ok,guys hr limits have been in place since the mid 80's,so where ...
      »big cat7: I played on a class a team in the mid 80's and there were no limits ...
      »southernson: Chico, You are in a hot area as well, California, I agree. You had ...
      »swing for the fences : you start dumming down the balls and you will have an epidemic of ...
      »mad dog: and there ya go bc7 ....you played in open tourney's not class ...
      »Jawood: I think everyone could have lived with the new HR rule at AAA if they ...
      »southernson: Jawood, thanks for some common sense, this is an improved approach>> ...
      »titanhd: Homeruns distance ,limits and the number of homeruns seems to be what ...
      »crusher: I am on the 3 hr then out for AAA side. 30 runs is 30 runs. It ...
      »mad dog: crusher,just like i said above,there is no defense when the ball goes ...
      »chico senior: Crusher - I agree with you. If most of your runs are being generated ...
      »big cat7: SO BASICALLY PENALIZE A GUY THAT MAY WORK ON IS GAME YEAR ROUND AND ...
      »Fabe: Good opinions and ideas...yet HRs did not play a big role in my team ...
      »o.g.: if you work all year on yor gameyou should be able to hit a base hit ...
      »the wood: Big Cat: I gotta call BS on your last post. SSUSA isn't punishing ...
      »crusher: Hey BigCat Seven - You are shouting..... I workout year ...
      »mad dog: wood,that is perfect....most of these guys think bp is nothing but a ...
      »the wood: Bob, we learned to do this years ago regardless of whether we had HR ...
      »softball4b: IMO...1up is the ultimate equalizer. Power teams can't use their ...
      »big cat7: I like that softball4b having hitters instead of homers would ...
      »softball4b: I was not suggesting designating HR hitters as USSSA did in the 90's, ...
      »Webbie25: BigCat-I remember those days of designating HR hitters. You end up ...
      »Jawood: Looks like the brass should re-consider the AAA HR rule and add 1-up ...
      »Pricer: No one ups for anyone. Why continue to try and circumvent or create ...
      »chico senior: Pricer - Great comments! i agree 100 percent.
      »big cat7: so okay have limits but make them more believable like AAA 6 homers ...
      »crusher: By limiting AAA to 3 HR's then outs can be a big savings for the ...
      »Pricer: Big cat, take no offense. If you want to hit that many homeruns per ...
      »jsheeran: For a small fee, Pricer and I will let you in on how to design a AAA ...
      »birdie: Here is my take on the 3 homers then outs if you are a AAA team and ...
      »Pricer: Sheriff, I'm not paying any freakin fee. But enlighten the rest of ...
      »big cat7: i agree that maybe 6o and overs dont hit more than 3 a game but 50s ...
      »birdie: big cat that is why they under hand it. You get yours and we will get ...
      »Pricer: This is not a game of homeruns. If you want homeruns, have a contest! ...
      »the wood: BigCat: You use the phrase 'like the crybabies did back in the ...
      »big cat7: home runs have always been part of softball,put teams on two fields ...
      »Pricer: Got news for you, if your waiting fo someone to watch you play. ...
      »the wood: Well, go play on a M or M+ team and when I pay to watch a game maybe ...
      »big cat7: oh not me im not good enough for people to pay to watch or play on a ...
      »big cat7: and if you went to bigger fields or open fields wouldnt that be worse ...
      »the wood: While I believe that this was initially mentioned in a less than a ...
      »crump22: JSheeran, if you keep adding players from your old Ice team , you ...
      »jsheeran: Crump, don't give me any ideas.....lol.....
      »neck10: they cant do that then jeff might have to agree with the screen when ...
      »Pricer: The only screen I'll ever agree to stand behind is the one on my ...
      »jsheeran: Maybe we just eliminate the human pitcher and use a pitching machine ...
      »Pricer: Now your starting to get it! I believe with all the new equipment and ...
      »Fabe: Too much money involved for us to go back to the "Old Days". Just ...
      »Pricer: Fabe, reading most of your post and I can tell you are good man. But, ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Pricer, you might be right. Everyone worries about the thousands of ...
      »Fabe: I apologize for my unclear post...I meant the industry would not want ...
      »Webbie25: Too much money for the bat companies to let it happen, Omar. But even ...
      »DCPete: Memory might be faulty here, but didn't aluminum bats also have ...
      »Webbie25: You remember right, DCPete. I remember taking my Demarini's to a ...
      »neck10: I didnt realise what a defencesive star you are I guess it doesnt ...
      »neck10: pricer are you goin to use the good balls with the single wall bats ...
      »Pricer: Webbie, just a split second can be the deciding factor in being hurt ...
      »boston: I am for removing senior bats, they are far too hot. But, I do feel ...
      »Pricer: Boston, for the sake of asking, what's ludicrous about it? What would ...
      »jimjoes-gman: BIG CAT ole buddy.....was talking w/your old friend Cobb ...
      »Webbie25: Pricer-I agree in some cases that the split second would make a ...
      »Pricer: Webbie, you might be right, but you might be wrong as well. Who's to ...
      »big cat7: sorry i dont know who cobbie is so i think you have the wrong big ...
      »Webbie25: Pricer-you're right, it might or might not-never been a study. At 100 ...
      »softball4b: I can tell you that there is not much time difference getting to the ...
      »Webbie25: I got behind you once in line, Mike. I know it's true. I was puzzled ...
      »boston: The equipment has progressed and we must progress with it. I like the ...
91 Dec. 17, 2012 3891

one out bases loaded

» Wes: Bases loaded one out ball hit to third base,third baseman catchs ball ...
      »Mario: If it was a line drive, runner on 3rd is safe. The runner running ...
      »Mario: Oops it should read ground ball, not bround ball.
      »SSUSA Staff: Wes - It was a bad day at the office for those umpires! ... ...
      »canIjack: IT's call a Force PLAY!!!! In what country were you playing? Your ...
      »stick8: Mario is correct. Those umpirtes need to attend a clinic!!
      »Sisavic: SSUSA: What happens if the runner on 3rd base takes one or two steps ...
      »Wes: Ground balls Thanks Staff the umpires were very clear that ...
      »cal50: Wes, If the runner stayed on the base and you tagged the base first, ...
      »steve65: as long as the runner stayed on third he could not be tagged out--and ...
      »stick8: Steve65 in the situation described, cal50 is correct. If bases are ...
      »SSUSA Staff: That's incorrect Steve65 - As long as the force play is intact (as ...
      »Sisavic: SSUSA. I'm confused, which is easy for me to become. I thought I ...
      »the wood: Sisavic: It's called a 'force play' for a reason. When the force is ...
      »Wes: Staff thanks again, is there a section in the rulls that say that the ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Wes - This is discussed in SECTION 8 ON BASE SITUATIONS of the ...
      »Wes: That's great thanks but the 64,000 ??? still is if he is forced to ...
      »cal50: If you tag the runner before you tag the base he is out regardless of ...
      »SSUSA Staff: He's OUT, exactly as cal50 stated. The base is NOT a safe haven so ...
      »Webbie25: I'm amazed this thread has gone so long. I have played first base a ...
19 Dec. 14, 2012 1618

Grading the Rule Changes

» Webbie25: Well, the rule changes are out, and going over them, after a lot of ...
      »cal50: I would be ok with the 4-3 count except the time limits. The SSUSA ...
      »swing for the fences : Wow, 1 and 1 count to start is what I would of thought was the no ...
      »#19: Happy to see that AAA rules are now outs after 3 home runs ... Play ...
      »ffdonnie: Well I'm going to give them a D. I agree with Swing, they struck out ...
      »swing for the fences : Don, funny you mention the HR rule! First one I thought of was you, ...
      »mad dog: A = for the hr rule changes....AAA don't need to be putting balls out ...
      »swing for the fences : everyone plays 1 and 1 in leagues... so why not make the games roll a ...
      »ffdonnie: Rich not pissed I'll get by. May not be there for long anyway. Dog ...
      »swing for the fences : yes, with your winter success and the adds this year I'm sure it ...
      »db14: Just for the record....NOT every league begins with a 1 and 1 count. ...
      »Jawood: What this AAA HR rule does is pretty much splits everything into ...
      »mad dog: ff,and where do i say that.....just so sick and tired of hearing the ...
      »Webbie25: db14-that's what I was talking about-players don't welcome the ...
      »Webbie25: cal50-why 50 minutes? That's silly. Was there a weather problem? We ...
      »taits: For myself, 0\0 count start preferred, the other really doesn't add ...
      »cal50: Webbie, no weather conditions at all. I went back and looked at the ...
      »stick8: Jawood, since major plus and major won't be combined how about if a ...
      »cal50: SSUSA Staff, did you address the rule allowing the home team to up 1 ...
      »db14: Webbie, personally i would not worry too much about what you read ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Cal50 - We addressed it TWICE (once directly and once indirectly) - ...
      »cal50: Great thank you for the response.
      »Ceres: I play in 2 leagues with a 0 - 0 starting count and a 55 min time ...
      »Wes: 1. 1 and 1 does not speed up the game you just think it does 2. ...
      »the wood: SSUSA rules committee members: I am impressed with outcome of your ...
      »titanhd: Well said Wes. Don't forget the 4 or 5 practice pitches between ...
      »Jawood: Stick, I know Major and Major+ will not combine. I was just pointing ...
      »boston: I found the stats on the number of Hr's hit in AAA very telling. it ...
      »Allan55: Like a number of you, I also feel the AAA home run rule change making ...
      »jsheeran: AAA 3 homers and then an out is perfect. I give it an A+. Home run ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Fairly happy with most rule decisions. I love the one about limiting ...
      »FreeAgent10: Someone please explain the rule change for AAA. Played 50AAA in ...
      »the wood: Jawood: 1-1 count - I do not care whether this is implemented or not ...
      »Jawood: If Major and Major+ are going to be playing against each other in 90% ...
      »curveball: Omar,my 70's team doesn't mind the 70' bases at all. It's makes for ...
      »southernson: Actually the AAA rule with more than 3 HR as outs really is a ...
      »Jawood: 3 HR then DBO's does seem very low. They could have given AAA 6 with ...
      »Tim Millette: I really think it was smart to make the pitchers box longer. Just ...
      »canIjack: Personally I feel SSUSA got the HR limit for AAA division wrong. ...
      »the wood: Jawood: You've missed my point about the 'CA/FL bordering states' ...
      »Omar Khayyam: curveball, I know several 70 and older players who no longer have the ...
      »rightrj1: I agree with the changes to the AAA hr being an out after the max has ...
      »taits: Tim, 'twas good to finally put a face to a name. In my area we ...
      »taits: The new 'box' will work for many, for it gives more room to pitch ...
      »softball4b: I agree with the Homerun change for AAA, but I don't know if it will ...
      »LP: I Think one important reason was over looked, SSUSA said there were a ...
      »Enviro-Vac: Good point on the ball LP. Seen a lot of HR's in Vegas Worlds at 60 ...
      »slyone25: I don't agree with 70' ft. base's, how could moving the bases back ...
      »swing for the fences : gives infielders extra time to throw runners out since the runners ...
      »Webbie25: slyone-just because the bases are 5 feet further doesn't mean you ...
      »Tim Millette: I think the major thing that was considered for the base length ...
      »Pricer: Someone needs to explain how the 70" bases are going to make it ...
      »curveball: Omar, guess it's just a difference in opinion. No matter what the ...
      »boston: Here's a rule that would help the baserunners on the corners. I ...
      »FOFO: I think that home runs ovet the limit in Major Division should be ...
      »stick8: Boston there are house leagues that have that rule. What's done is a ...
      »Jawood: I'd rather have a pulled muscle than a ball between the eyes. 5 extra ...
      »mad dog: stick ASA doesn't allow it either.....now for the 70' bases,most all ...
      »Pricer: So the 70' rule was put in more for the runners than the fielders? ...
      »stick8: Mad Dog I have no issues with 70 ft bases. I played it in USSSA and ...
      »LeeLee: Didn't they say the AAA divison was the one that hit excessive hr, ...
      »LP: LeeLee as i posted above it was the change in the ball is why so ...
      »Pricer: Did the balls add 10, 20 or 30 + feet to every ball hit? Adjustments ...
      »LeeLee: A statistical review by staff of ALL game cards from the 2012 World ...
      »tattooball: Pricer, I designed those balls way back when and yes they are 20-30 ...
      »stick8: LP you may not be wrong. But I'm curious to know what facility the ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The 50-AAA in Las Vegas played 161 games in their tournament, as ...
      »JamesLG: I like the rules but would have liked to see AAA HR's as 3 and 1 ...
      »curveball: tattooball,not sure where you were referring to at 4400 ft. above sea ...
      »ffdonnie: Pricer, the X-Rock had a lot to do with the very high count in Vegas. ...
      »boston: When I heard "The Rock' was being used in a senior tourney w/ senior ...
      »tattooball: I could be off a little, here is what comes up on the net. It ...
      »dMON: What's not to like about starting with 1-1 count? In my 10+ years ...
      »cal50: Regarding 1 & 1 count not saving time. If you do the math and say ...
      »JDub: I've been Pitching for many years, here's my input: 1) Prefer 1-1 ...
      »southernson: Canljack, Understand the sentiment, but we are not sandbagging. ...
      »twotwo: Since I play in the 50's...I would agree that the rules changes are ...
      »jsheeran: Major and Major + are the "Homerun Derby" levels. If all your trying ...
      »southernson: Guys, IMHO the idea is to grow and improve a team over time. If you ...
      »jsheeran: Our team does not have a team goal to "improve" to play at Major or ...
      »the wood: There is no one specific 'team goal' that fits every team. You make ...
      »dMON: Gonna have to agree with jsheeran on this. You customize your team ...
      »GI: dMON I agree with you about the 1-1 pitch. As a pitcher I know that ...
      »J R: I have to comment on 70ft. Bases.Most leagues have adapted the rules ...
      »southernson: And that's what I like about this board.... Wood & DMON, You do ...
      »the wood: Southernson: Being paranoid doesn't mean that 'they aren't coming ...
      »southernson: Wood, You made me laugh out loud in the office, I'm wiping the tears ...
      »the wood: Good! IMO, laughter is the best medicine most of the time and if we ...
      »E4/E6: Southernson, if you want something that keeps you laughing, you ...
      »the wood: E4/E6: Right Church, wrong pew! I try not to distract you because I ...
      »E4/E6: Woody surely you jest, you've seen these concrete shoes at work ...
      »SS13: I agree with most of the rules except the pitch count. I pitch and ...
      »Allan55: I have heard a lot of talk regarding the 1-1 and 0-0 counts. Our ...
      »Jawood: The debate will continue to go on over the the 1-1 count. At some ...
      »Webbie25: After playing AAA from 2006-2011 when the HR limit was 3 and then an ...
      »Enviro-Vac: Our team enjoy the Rock ball as it stays consistent, it flies just as ...
      »softball4b: Allan55 - Use the Trump ball instead of the Rock. I played with the ...
      »Tim Millette: Mike.... Here i thought i had a conversion.....You had me with that ...
      »Webbie25: Mike-my point was we had enough power to get the three later in the ...
      »GI: Mark (Webbie) I could not agree with you more than your statement ...
      »swing for the fences : Allen 55, if it is a Quote "Hitters Game"... Then stop taking pitches ...
      »Allan55: softball4b - The Trump ball is much better than it was three years ...
      »Tim Millette: With a one and one count the pitchers have a better chance of not ...
      »stick8: Jawood, I'm not so certain starting off with a 1-1 count makes the ...
      »Jawood: Shorter may not be the best word to use, but more playing action in ...
      »Ceres: Jawood, If a pitcher throws fewer pitches in a game with a time ...
105 Dec. 12, 2012 4410

Ratings

» Hannion: You need to change the way you allow teams going up or down a ...
0 Dec. 5, 2012 619

pitching screens

» BudLeftField: the villages,fl- screens to protect pitchers are optional. All ...
      »17Black: Screen is in play^^^^^??? If ball hits frame and goes foul, foul ...
      »BudLeftField: 17 Black-If ball hits frame and goes foul before passing first or ...
      »?: Does anybody know why it is that in all forms of Baseball an ...
      »4Four4: YES. Softballs - Hardheads - Rubberarms. No screens please! #4
      »neck10: sreens are fine took a bad one in fall ball a couple weeks ago should ...
      »Gary19: "leauge ball its just like batting practice anyway" Oh please. ...
      »Omar Khayyam: When I pitch batting practice (which I do every week) I consider it a ...
      »neck10: gary I play leauge in traverse city michigan its layed back we have ...
      »garyheifner: While in Florida last week played in a local senior pick up league in ...
      »curty: we use a screen in our local league and any ball that hits any part ...
      »Gary19: Sad to say, I might agree to the screen IF YOU ARE USING THE SPECIAL ...
      »HJ: G-19 (thanks for tip about Pinnacle-played yesterday) Back to the ...
      »Gary19: HJ, you're welcome. As far as the bats, while I realize USSSA bats ...
      »Omar Khayyam: HJ, are you saying that all the hundreds of senior pitchers that have ...
      »HJ: Omar, I do not have the experience in SB to speak from a historical ...
      »HJ: I base my previous 2 posts on the ...
      »Gary19: HJ, how many softball games has that professor played?
      »garyheifner: Did any of you pitchers experience this? I pitched about half ...
      »Omar Khayyam: HJ, I think it is not only the difference (as noted by the professor) ...
      »HJ: G-19- snide remarks are not necessary or helpful when people are ...
      »Pricer: Instead of finding more ways to protect ourselves and spending more ...
      »?: Pricer At what point in time would that be?
      »Omar Khayyam: HJ, I still think it is primarily the bats. 1. Everyone, including ...
      »HJ: OK- As usual everything you say is true and on point. But everything ...
      »?: Omar Khayyam So if you use an aluminum bat, you can't hit a bal ...
      »Gary19: Absolutely nothing snide about it at all. Studies in this case tell ...
      »0: So Gary19 With all your knowledge, experience and desire to return ...
      »HJ: I have no problem with a person honestly saying they would prefer ...
      »Gary19: Returning to yesterday's game might not be such a bad thing if it ...
      »Omar Khayyam: HJ, I agree that there is little difference between composite bats, ...
      »0: Gary19 YOU DON'T KNOW? YOU DON'T KNOW? So there is somethin ...
      »curveball: Omar, the DeMarini bats of years past cost us more than the ...
      »Gary19: 0, All of your lame sarcasm aside, when did I ever say I do? I ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Curveball, you're probably right. I never had the funds to think ...
      »curveball: Perhaps because Ray (DeMarini) was from Portland, the Pacific NW was ...
      »mad dog: first i want to kwon where in any softball assoc are you allowed to ...
      »HJ: I only entered this thread because I wanted to disabuse the idea that ...
      »Gary19: pup, you look dumber with each lame attempt to look witty. You are ...
      »CAPT D5: Experience showed me the senior bat produces about 10% farther ...
      »Gary19: CAPT, I respectfully disagree. It is all about the insecurity of old ...
      »CAPT D5: Gary, Respectful disagreement is good, we need to encourage and ...
      »HJ: G-19, excuse my ignorance but where did you come up with the 60 foot ...
      »Gary19: No "rule". It is roughly the distance I am from home plate after I ...
      »Qnine: In senior league in Cleveland Or you can said Maple Hts we use a ...
      »CAPT D5: So Gary, you are saying all players who use senior bats have fragile ...
      »Gary19: Certainly not all, just the ones who would refuse to play without ...
      »HJ: If the senior league you play in is competitive the guys will use ...
      »Gary19: Sure, but they will still be more rasonable for the oldest, slowest ...
      »HJ: Gary, you are smarter than that. The real problem is we have no ...
      »Omar Khayyam: HJ, you are correct that I think all composite bats with their ...
      »garyheifner: Omar I will slightly disagree with something you said above. I ...
      »swing for the fences : I think if everyone policed their own team/players, and kept the ...
      »Omar Khayyam: garyheifner, I remember teams also where they assumed the pitcher ...
      »Paul P: As for the pitching screens, I've played with them once in a tourney ...
      »Webbie25: HJ-you bring up some of the things I have said a few times on the ...
      »#19: The thought of placing a screen on the playing field is ludicrous ... ...
      »Dave m: All I know is our rec league went to a screen this past season. After ...
      »Webbie25: Dave m-what tournament level do you play and how old are you? Just ...
      »Tim Millette: Swing, it's interesting ready your last post. The question ...
      »swing for the fences : I hit nobody this year! Let's say I did. Intent wasn't there and ...
      »Tim Millette: I could have sworn I heard you hit one or two pitchers in SF this ...
      »swing for the fences : You heard wrong,,, I didn't hit anyone last year. Nice try on ...
      »Dave m: Webbie, I play AAA and am 59. One item I did not mention is we play ...
      »#19: Dave m ... Sounds like you need to find another past-time ... Board ...
      »Webbie25: Night games are a problem for seniors-we just can't see as well as we ...
      »neck10: screens are fine just make it foul ball if you hit it hit it on third ...
      »neck10: I bet sombody will come up with old style lights to get rid of the ...
      »Tate22: My experience with screens is they are a distant 2nd place to ...
      »Webbie25: Don-welcome back. Haven't seen you on for a while. Was a pleasure ...
      »HJ: If a league permits full protective gear for pitcher, and the pitcher ...
      »stick8: Tate22 you bring up an excellent point about pitching screens. There ...
      »JDub: GET RID OF SENIOR BATS AND NO NEED FOR SCREENS OR HOCKEY GEAR ! ! ...
      »stick8: You wouldn't get an argument from me on that JDub!!
      »garyheifner: JDUB If they banned all bats and went to broom sticks, I would ...
      »0: garyheifner You are correct. Wearing protective gear reall ...
      »Webbie25: JDub-the problem would still exist with pitchers with lesser bats ...
      »JDub: W25, Although I'm only 50+, I've been Pitching long enough, and ...
      »Webbie25: JDub-I've posted on here that I felt a 'measured step back' would not ...
      »JDub: LOL, I still have a Blue Mizuno Rage - NIW (New In Wrapper) (LMAO) ! ...
      »southernson: ASA, USSSA, Senior Bats..... They all come quick up the middle ...
      »canIjack: Don't like the screen idea at all. Personally, JMO, It will always ...
      »Pricer: If everyone feels the bats don't make that big of a difference. Then ...
      »Webbie25: JDub-I broke my orange crush 2 years ago in an SSUSA tournament. I ...
      »Tim Millette: Swing..... Let's see.... Where to start with your pitcher hit ...
      »swing for the fences : Timothy, your Bitch (AKA MR ON Base percentage) gave you the wrong ...
85 Dec. 1, 2012 2899

SSUSA RULES COMMITTEE 2012 Meeting Minutes

» SSUSA Staff: The following link redirects to the Official Minutes of the 2012 ...
      »SSUSA Staff: SYNOPSIS OF RATIONALE BEHIND SELECTED RULES COMMITTEE DECISIONS ...
1 Nov. 30, 2012 3620

Step across the aisleuit the game and go fishin'

» dMON: This post will certainly not change anyone's mind about what you ...
      »taits: Played that as a kid up until Sr 'ball' & church league where it was ...
      »Mario: I played in an unlimited arc leauge my 1st year in softball, 1980 I ...
      »Brock: In Colorado we have a Saturday Senior Travel League that's been in ...
      »Webbie25: dMon-I was introduced to slow pitch in the late 60's and 70's and ...
      »dMON: To SSUSA: I put this out here for thought, but also for discussion. ...
      »JDub: GET RID OF SENIOR BATS AND NO NEED FOR UNLIMITED ARC, SCREENS, OR ...
      »dMON: I agree Dub, but the bats aren't going away...I've flogged this ...
      »Tim Millette: Of coarse the bats are not going away... Nor will the manority of ...
      »taits: Tim, As it is now it give the advantage to the offensive game. < ...
      »Donny C: I agree the live bats will not go away. The pitcher needs to be able ...
      »JDub: Roger that, Very Few like to Hit Unlimited Arc! The Problem is we ...
      »taits: I agree with most like the 10' arc, but all your doing is serving up ...
      »Webbie25: taits-you can't eliminate on the low-that opens it up to fast pitch.
      »cyborg45: First year in senior ball at age 67. Playing down in 60 major plus. I ...
14 Nov. 30, 2012 1010

Update from USSSA National Convention

» stick8: Just hung up with my UIC who's at the USSSA National Convention. In ...
      »Robo2: No problem with having a screen. I do question why pitchers must ...
      »southernson: Our pitchers will NOT be wearing the hockey goalie outfit, for ...
      »Gary19: Sad, sad, sad what the sport is sinking to. Or more accurately ...
      »wagon487: I'm not buying it....i'm simple like that....seems like over kill!
      »swing for the fences : I have zero problem with all the above.. I am sure there are some ...
      »TOP DOG: The problem I have with this is that if the ball hits the screen then ...
      »400: WOW this is like having soccer moms invade the sport of baseball.
      »number27: I 've played with screen before, no issues, batted ball in screen ...
      »Gary19: Protection my butt! Wanna protect the oldest, slowest group still ...
      »miken44: i agree with the use of a screen but there should not be a dead ball ...
      »swing for the fences : I say I'm fine with strike or dead ball out...
      »DCPete: Basically, makes no sense at all. If the pitcher stays behind the ...
      »crusher: I support a screen. here are the rules.... batted ball hits ...
      »Gary19: crusher, uhhhhhhhh, okay. Not sure your point to the last line, ...
      »swing for the fences : I wonder if North Cal SS will be adopting these rules?
      »Omar Khayyam: Thanks for the news, Stick. I predicted a couple of years ago that ...
      »swing for the fences : USSSA seems to be sick of the bat shaving! So I can see why they went ...
      »swing for the fences : Oops, meant to ask if North Cal SS and SSUSA will be adopting these ...
      »Tim Millette: So for those that think UTRIP is the trend setter for senior ...
      »Rube: Rather then go through all of that, and its obvious that nothing can ...
      »Webbie25: How big is the screen? We played Senior Olympics with a 7 foot wide ...
      »Paco13: My question is. How many Senior Utrip tourneys have you played on the ...
      »Gary19: Rube, if that was done then guys in their 50s and 60s would not be ...
      »Jawood: USSSA has senior softball?
      »Rube: :-) Yeah I know that Gary, but sure would make the game more ...
      »#19: Crusher ... If you've been a pitcher for such a long time, and have ...
      »Robo2: It needs to be treated as a foul ball or batters will continue to hit ...
      »Gary19: Rube, I completely agree, but I think we are out-numbered by the guys ...
      »crusher: #19 - I did not bring this up. I am not against having a screen ...
      »Gary19: crusher, no one likes to see someone get hit. Now, one way to help ...
      »#19: Crusher ... I have hit pitchers, too, but never on purpose ... If a ...
      »Gary19: #19, you make waaaaaaay too much sense. But keep in mind the game ...
      »crusher: #19 - Every pitcher I hit(again never on purpose) was with an ...
      »Robo2: Our team uses a pitcher screen in BP during the off season. So I do ...
      »Omar Khayyam: crusher, I agree that pitchers might have better than average ...
      »boston: Played with a pitching screen during senior olympics. The pitcher ...
      »DCPete: This is another argument for a return to the unlimited arc. The ...
      »cal50: Pete....I agree with you. It would also put more defense back in the ...
      »bernie: This is just another instance of the game passing the heirarchy of ...
      »Gary19: Pete, I have nothing aqainst unlimited arc. But if you are only ...
      »stick8: Interesting and informative responses! The jist I get it most of you ...
      »crusher: stick8 - a good chance more senior teams would play in USSSA , ...
      »southernson: Trust me, senior bats or no senior bats, it gets there in a hurry, ...
      »Gary19: The same whining old guys if the special bats were taken away.
      »tattooball: I was in the manufactures meeting when they announced this. Some of ...
      »LP: we dont play u-trip dought if we ever will. if everyone wants a ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Ah, southernson, the unlimited arc. What a year that was (and it only ...
      »Gary19: Omar, officially the ASA had unlimited arc at the national level in ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Gary19, I think you're right. I dimly remember that ASA allowed ...
      »Gary19: You could often tell if the ump was a former, or perhaps even ...
      »bkb555: we dont play Utrip senior softball (yet) but I think the net rule ...
      »Qnine: I play in a senior league with an net and if the ball hit the net it ...
      »Gary19: Q, thanks for the heads-up! lol Any idea how that will effect ...
      »Qnine: ASA bat standard move up to 100mph standard and with 300comp. and ...
      »Gary19: That's okay. There should still be more defense than with the senior ...
      »Qnine: All ASA bat banned back in 2004 are still ban . But the standard was ...
      »Gary19: I am sure these new standard bats will be better than the previous ...
      »Qnine: Where in Brecksville alway looking for better place to work out still ...
      »Gary19: It is the old Fielder's Choice on Mill Road. Off of Brecksville ...
      »Mango: If the screen is to protect the pitcher it is not logical that he can ...
      »Mango: If the screen is to protect the pitcher it is not logical that he can ...
      »Gary19: Mango, it is called wanting to have the cake and eating it too.
      »cutty: The Middle of the field is like any other part of the field. If you ...
      »5ToolsinOhio: 2nd year playin senior ball and the play in games are a joke, strap a ...
      »cal50: I enjoy playing the 5 games. If there were not that guarantee, I ...
      »Gary19: The "seeding" games are little more than expensive exhibitions.
      »stick8: As I was informed on friday night USSSA Senior rules as outlined ...
      »jsheeran: Stick and others, you might know the answers to or have an opinion on ...
      »ju25: Happy Thanksgiving Stick, Did your UIC mention anything about the ...
      »jsheeran: ju25 - yes agree to playing with non-altered USSSA bats.....I forgot ...
      »Olden Slow: After Mondays league game, several of us went for coffee and ...
      »BruceinGa: This past fall our league went to the screen. I should say here that ...
      »Gary19: "and we needed to change something" Bruce, was any thought given ...
      »stick8: Jeff to answer your questions: ==Insurance reasons are why USSSA ...
      »stick8: Jimmy, as I understand it the new bat standard will be enforced in ...
      »stick8: Update for rules as of today (Thanksgiving): --pitching screen? ...
      »jsheeran: Stick, thanks for the answers and feedback. No mandatory ...
      »BruceinGa: Gary, no, we didn't discuss changing bats. We have 4 other divisions ...
      »Gary19: Not sure I knew it, but it is what I suspected. Just reinforces ...
      »17Black: My gripe with USSSA was always the pitching rules, and I played and ...
      »stick8: Jeff I share your concern with a pitching screen. Some pitchers do ...
      »stick8: 17black as a USSSA umpire I have a way that I've worked on for years ...
      »Webbie25: stick-I've been playing slowpitch for 44 seasons now. I saw pitchers ...
      »swing for the fences : Webbie, I don't want to see screens either! I would like to have one ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Webbie, you play at a high level, so you might not have observed that ...
      »Webbie25: Omar-After playing AAA for 6 years, I do know a lot of pitchers have ...
      »slyone25: I AM ALL FOR HAVING A SCREEN FOR THE PITCHER'S, IF IT HIT'S THE ...
      »Omar Khayyam: slyone25, that's how my league deals with a screen to some extent. If ...
      »Webbie25: Don't underestimate a lot of the AAA pitchers-we played against a lot ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Webbie25, I wasn't saying that Major Plus pitchers are the only good ...
      »Webbie25: Sarcasm?? I love it. It's just I can't get it past the screen anymore ...
      »Pricer: Don't like it and will not play with it!
      »68Levi: Won't play with the screens. Our pitcher wouldn't eaither. We ...
93 Nov. 25, 2012 3500

OpenGate

» southernson: So there is a broken gate on the team's dugout and it is tough to ...
      »Gary19: I would think, if this is brought to the umpire's attention prior to ...
      »stick8: USSSA rule is runners advance two bases from the time of the throw, ...
      »wagon487: to bad this isn't a USSSA chat room:)
      »stick8: I hear ya wagon. I'm reasonably certain the rule for this is pretty ...
      »southernson: The umpire in charge ruled that the ball was dead once it entered the ...
      »Gary19: Why doesn't the TD just get the gate fixed? How hard can that be? I ...
      »southernson: Much harder than it appears, it's been broke for years.
      »Gary19: Perhaps, but then replace it. That is not hard at all. Such a ...
      »tater9: Can't do anything without a work order.....must of got lost :)
      »Gary19: Apparently. :)
10 Nov. 16, 2012 803

QUESTION FOR UMPIRES

» Gideon60: A ball is batted just out of play,The first basemen catches the ball ...
      »crusher: The answer is obivous "it is strike 1" because it was the 1st ...
      »southernson: Why did you assume a ground ball? Might have been a line drive..
      »birdie: How about a fly ball that is caught in bounds I would think the ...
      »Gideon60: Sorry fellas the ball is a flyball and it is out of play but the ...
      »crusher: out
      »crusher: Gideon60 - by putting in what happened you really ruined a good ...
      »Gary19: Wow, what a cluster F....:( crusher, where did you get a ground ...
      »TCR84: Definately an out. Think if there was a fence, the first baseman can ...
      »steve134: SSUSA needs good umpires. You can umpire, keep score, verify ...
      »stick8: As long as both feet are in play I have an out. An analogy would be ...
      »5ToolsinOhio: I have re-read this thread trying to find what i am missing, i think ...
      »Olden Slow: steve134..Don't know the situation you encountered. But I have never ...
      »steve134: Olden Slow--I didn't have any problems with the players. When they ...
      »Olden Slow: steve..Thanks for the info and I agree...The Ump's should at least ...
14 Nov. 12, 2012 993

SSUSA ID CARD question

» 17Black: I am Just asking before rosters are sent in for a team I ...
      »CRUSADERVB: I MAILED MY MONEY IN ON AUGUST 8TH, NO CARD YET. HOPE I GET MINE B4 ...
      »curveball: When you register in Phoenix, SSUSA will know that you have applied ...
      »DoubleL10: Ron, It's not like Dave Dowell, et. al., don't know you! As long as ...
      »turn2: Good luck to you guys in Phoenix. Larry, who are you playing with in ...
      »DoubleL10: Donnie, I'm still playing with Omen. I'm sure GSF will be a ...
      »17Black: So what is the answer on the card? If a guys card expires ...
      »CRUSADERVB: LARRY, GSF IS OFFICIALLY IN THE WIND. THE NAME IS DEAD AND BURIED. ...
      »titanhd: 17 Black. Tournanment date is Nov 2012.Card expires Dec.2012. You ...
      »Gary19: titan, I think his "logic" is that this is technically a 2013 ...
      »DoubleL10: Ron, Looking forward to it! We played the Full Circle guys in Las ...
      »17Black: titanhd: thanks I understand the logic. Card "looks good" based ...
      »Gary19: Hey, NE Ohioans have to stick together!
      »the wood: Double L: Larry, only 4 of the guys you saw in LV are moving up ...
      »CRUSADERVB: LARRY, BEING BACK WITH WOODY, BILLY AND JERRY.....I'LL BE IN THE ...
      »Candy: ID cards expire after the Worlds in that year you ID expired after ...
      »Webbie25: Ron-I want to wish you and all the other guys the best of luck this ...
      »Duke: 17Black, This is a non issue, and I have had this happen on previous ...
      »stick8: With an election coming up in 2 weeks does anyone else find it odd ...
      »Gary19: Not you at all....
      »Webbie25: Stick8-I had that discussion with a good friend-Democrat-and after ...
      »softball4b: How about this...you can't get on a plane without a valid ID, but you ...
      »Gary19: I suppose the difference is I can do a lot more damage on a plane ...
      »crump22: stick8,as a kid growing up in Pensacola ,Fl.,My Mother had ID and she ...
      »BobLaser: They were comparing i.d requirements for senior softball and voting. ...
      »stick8: What's up C? Just for the record I'm not a member of any political ...
      »neck10: stick have you seen bobby stu havent talked with him since his ...
      »HJ: No one in their right mind would not accept an ID which had an expiry ...
      »stick8: Webbie with all the social media we have access to there is nearly an ...
      »stick8: Neck I talked with Stewie on Tuesday. He's healing up and doing ok. ...
      »Webbie25: Hi Stick8-we came in second in 60 M+ to Hollis, how about you?? I ...
      »stick8: Webbie we took 4th. Disappointing because we won every previous ...
      »stick8: Webbie we took 4th. Disappointing because we won every previous ...
      »neck10: great bobbys a great guy will be good to see him healthy and back on ...
      »jsheeran: Hey Stick, must be nice to win all your tournaments and not need to ...
      »stick8: Jeff we worry about getting a year older!! lol
      »stick8: Your right neck. When Stewie is on his game he's one of the best. ...
      »neck10: its still lonely at the top but is the best place to play as far as ...
      »stick8: Very true Neck. Now we have to work on getting more teams. I'd like ...
38 Oct. 31, 2012 1898

70' bases at Las Vegas

» gbakian: Why were we not using 60' bases at Shadow Rock (65 Major) in Las ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The SSUSA official specification is 65', not 60' as you incorrectly ...
      »Fabe: 70 ft bases did affect games, but I thought it was a positive one for ...
      »Gary19: Let's hope they never choose a Super Bowl site that insists on using ...
      »Webbie25: Again I want to put in that I believe the 70 foot bases are an ...
      »curveball: Webbie, maybe not true in 65 and 70. From what I gather, my 65 team ...
      »taits: NSA has been using 70 foot base lines nation wide for awhile, ASA is ...
      »Jawood: If we are going to continue to use the hot bats and balls (and we ...
      »taits: Jawood, Maybe too, they should go to 80 feet paths for the M & M+. ...
      »Al33: For what it's worth. At Shadow Rock there were pegs in the ground for ...
      »TexasTransplant: I don't really have any issue with 70' bases. That being said, you ...
      »Gary19: Transplant, you make a very valid point EXCEPT the city/county got ...
      »stattad: Long live 70' bases!
      »Webbie25: Gary19, I think you haven't played a tournament since they went from ...
      »garyheifner: In full support of keeping the 70 footers. Really brings the double ...
      »Gary19: Mark, your "wit" get dumber by the day. Change can be okay, but ...
      »Webbie25: Hehe-Gary19,you're just ticked off because I made that observation ...
      »cpope: Been a while since I have been on this site, its good to see some ...
      »Gary19: So would banning bats no one else is allowed to use. There is a ...
      »mad dog: plus most all assoc's will be at 70' next year,so lets have the 70' ...
      »Gary19: Yes it is. My point was playing the Super Bowl on a CFL field after ...
      »Fabe: We didnt fall for anything, just played by the rules presented! We ...
21 Oct. 29, 2012 1283

AAA Home Runs

» Retired63: For AAA, home runs more then 3 in a game used to be considered outs. ...
      »Gary19: The best way to level the playing field is to improve your team and ...
      »17Black: I agree with G19 on this topic :) Having played in Vegas multiple ...
      »Doorman: I saw a 50AAA team hit 18 HR's in a game. Most of the HR's were way ...
      »Jawood: Expect to see some toning down of the rules next year, not where they ...
      »DoubleL10: I can tell you that in the 65 Major Plus bracket, home runs were NOT ...
      »17Black: Doormans Quote> "We use nuclear powered bats, we hit super balls, ...
      »tucsondoubleplay: I have been playing AAA and up for the last 10 years and have never ...
      »17Black: Tuscon: I've seen it in AAA----it happens. Live balls and bats on ...
      »tucsondoubleplay: A legimate AAA team doesn't hit 18 hrs in one game in Las Vegas or ...
      »crusher: I can not believe there is ANY AAA team in the WORLD that have enough ...
      »Allan55: Retired63, I agree with you. I disagreed with the associations when ...
      »#19: Retired63 ... Couldn't agree with you more ... We played a AAA team ...
      »5ToolsinOhio: Who is the sandbag god? can't guys who just turned 50 play AAA, how ...
      »#19: 5Tools ... It's not hard to determine sandbaggers ... For example, if ...
      »local: The team that won the 60 AAA hit 2 Hr's against us and although I did ...
      »Gary19: Something kind of sad that everyone just wants to point to home runs ...
      »#19: Local ... Played against the team that won 60AAA in other tournaments ...
      »CAPT D5: Any game where hitting a homerun equals an out is not for me. Do ...
      »local: #19, I said many times a hitter that changes his swing ends up going ...
      »5ToolsinOhio: Hey#19 Thanks, My sandbagging point is this, some think example that ...
      »17Black: ^^^^5ToolsinOhio and I played in a AAA Tournament in early summer. A ...
      »JamesLG: I agree with Local on this one 100%. Just because a team gets hot ...
      »local: JamesLG, Your are correct. It was the hit he will always remember. We ...
      »crusher: BS The "B" means BULL hope U are smart enough to guess the ...
      »local: I don't think we have every played against a AAA 60's team that hit ...
      »17Black: I also want to clarify the instances I mentioned in my posts above ...
      »Fabe: All I know is we (Familystones Hawaii) won the 50s AAA w/out hittn 18 ...
      »Freddie: I've been with SSUSA for the last 10 years & we have always played ...
      »ffdonnie: Really? Guys things change. There is ALOT more seniors playing now, ...
      »Doorman: I dont think the level of play has increased, but there are more ...
      »Fabe: Door...u keep bringin this team up, but I never saw them nor did they ...
      »Gary19: Doorman, so homers are the only gauge of both players and teams? ...
      »#19: Gary19 ... You can't play defense against balls hit 350+ feet.
      »Gary19: Very true. But you can minimize the damage done by the balls that ...
      »southernson: Let's see, with no one on base, and 9 home runs that are walks, ...
      »Pricer: As long as homeruns are a major part of the criteria to place teams ...
      »CAPT D5: Pro baseball doesn't allow metal or composite bats like college and ...
      »Robo2: I respectfully disagree with the issue of making them outs. I do not ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Doorman - The Official Game Card for SSUSA sanctioned events contains ...
      »Pricer: Our generation has changed as much or more than the younger one's. ...
      »crusher: When a AA team hits 6+ homeruns in a game they should be moved to ...
      »Webbie25: The biggest problem with that, Pricer, is that every gapper becomes a ...
      »CAPT D5: Seems simple, no senior bats for the level of play that they are ...
      »CAPT D5: To add on the previous post. The bats are inappropriate when they ...
      »crusher: Question, I have not seen teams that hit HR HR HR, etc Now Fabe ...
      »Doorman: SSUSA Staff: Thanks for the info about the card. Does the umpire ...
      »Doorman: Gary19: homers are not the only gauge of an individual players ...
      »crusher: GUYS, 6 hr's and 9 hr's are the way to move teams up on the spotl. ...
      »NWHits: Honestly, I would like less HRs per game or adding another division ...
      »Fabe: James glad to hear you experience some Island Aloha! Just was ...
      »Gary19: Doorman, I don't think so either, but it is all you read about on ...
      »neck10: I guess you will play hockey with out a net????????????????????????
      »Pricer: Hockey was never played without a net. Baseball/softball started out ...
      »local: Let's take this whole issue one more step. What happens to the poor ...
      »Enviro-Vac: This is an interesting topic and I agree with Local, leave the HR ...
      »mad dog: my take is,if ya want to hit hrs move up....AA,AAA should have limits ...
      »BobLaser: There are alot of good points. Our team is built on speed and defense ...
      »littleguy1: As a player who is not a homerun hitter by any means, I could care ...
      »southernson: So the wind is 25-30mph blowing out.... Do we now have "wind ...
      »mad dog: 6 HRS IN AAA IS DEFINITELY NOT THE THING TO DO, 3 AND OUTS LIKE IT ...
      »littleguy1: I don't care if they move up or not. That is not the point of my ...
      »Gary19: littleguy, perhaps that team doesn't play very good defense, has a ...
      »Fabe: Good point Gary19....Our games werent affected by the HR rule...In my ...
      »littleguy1: Gary19. Your last statement is correct. There is much more to the ...
      »Gary19: Maybe there should be limits on many or all of those too. Why are ...
      »littleguy1: I would only classify teams based on wins and losses. Individual ...
      »Webbie25: Pricer-I was neither making excuses nor making light of no fences, ...
      »Webbie25: I've been playing M+ for a year now and have not seen the huge HR ...
      »crusher: Webbie -- Thanks for letting me know your team hit 5-7 HR's in ...
      »jrd231: What a bunch of cry babies!! We are a 65 AA team and we have four ...
      »crusher: Hey jrd231 , to comfort your 4 major players so they do not feel ...
      »jrd231: Crusher, these are not major players just because they can hit one ...
      »Webbie25: jrd-if you have 4 that can hit them out and it is torture to hit, ...
      »leftyodoul: Since everyone is giving their opinion I will jump in with mine. Why ...
      »Pricer: Webbie, my comment (Hockey was never played without a net. ...
      »Enviro-Vac: Whenever leftyodoul makes a comment it seems to make sense...
      »jsheeran: AAA 3 home run rule and then an out is the way to go. Maybe up it to ...
      »17Black: jsheeran: I am just asking, do you play with KSheeran out of ...
      »jsheeran: 17Black - yes I play SS for KSheeran. We played you in the SPA ...
      »Jawood: Why 3 HR's, it seems low. Sure they went overboard this year letting ...
      »17Black: jsheeran" Thanks----you guys have a real nice team, certainly one of ...
      »jsheeran: 17Black - Thanks for the compliments. We really like the way our ...
      »Fabe: Many good thoughts here, but let me say that the HR rule was not a ...
      »Retired63: Home runs were a factor in 60 AAA at Vegas. There was a large ...
84 Oct. 18, 2012 3102

Offennsive Interference

» Capt Kirk: In league play we have offensive players who consistently are ...
      »FreeAgent10: Capt Kirk. Read sec 8.2 Batter-Runner is out. Ball does not have to ...
      »17Black: You may need to explain the situation in more detail? Sliding is ...
      »Gary19: But if the runner does nothing to interfere with the throw but run or ...
      »turn2: If the runner is in the way just throw the ball. You will only have ...
      »17Black: Yes, G-19 that is true, & unfortunately, I never have tried to hurt ...
      »Capt Kirk: Most of the baserunners do not slide, most of baserunners will avoid ...
      »HJ: I raised the exact same question earlier. If the runner slides he has ...
      »missouridave: If you are playing under SSUSA rules the runner must avoid all ...
      »taits: I doubt many intentionally try to interfere but i have seen a few. ...
      »mad dog: i get ball,i turn and throw ball.....it is up to the runner if he ...
      »dooker: Mad Dog: You couldn't turn a double play if your life depended upon ...
      »Capt Kirk: Doak, good call on the inteference play at 2nd at our tournament game ...
      »HJ: Capt, what was the call and why do you think it was right? This might ...
      »mad dog: CK,that isn't doak,but greg from spurs.....he thinks he is ...
      »#6: Capt Kirk.....read it again..this is not Doak...it's dooker, not the ...
      »Capt Kirk: Did I say Dooker or Doak, #6, pls add something to the discussion, ...
      »stick8: Perhaps some house league rules or ssussa are different but there is ...
      »Gary19: Very true, stick. You do not have to get out of the way, you just ...
      »taits: Gary19, Time was it was actually written 'down or out of the way' ...
      »Gary19: Scott, My God, how silly! What a shame...:( And why single me ...
      »#6: Capt, Doak is not on this message, take your medicine and try again ...
      »taits: You happen to be the primary ranter of noting on here, I do not ...
      »Gary19: Thanks Scott, you have a good day too.
      »missouridave: Here are the actual rules regarding avoiding collisions which is what ...
      »mad dog: i have never,ever seen a slide cause interference unless the runner ...
      »Gary19: mad dog, I can't agree more. Let's hope the senior games is not ...
      »HJ: If I read 8.6 correctly, in SSUSA if the runner into second misses ...
      »missouridave: My interpretation is that if you go into second base standing up or ...
      »Gary19: No one wants to see anyone get hurt, but breaking up the double play ...
      »Gary19: Perhaps this is another one of those things that should be different ...
      »FreeAgent10: Missouridave, you are totally right. Runner has to get out of the ...
      »Gary19: Well stick is a senior ump, SSUSA I believe but not certain about ...
      »missouridave: Stick, If you are in fact a SSUSA umpire, what is your ...
      »HJ: Stick made it clear that his interpretation could be different in ...
      »stick8: Gary, for the record I am a registered USSSA umpire. I've umped E all ...
      »Capt Kirk: Lots of discussion about rules, all good, player's safety sb the ...
      »missouridave: Stick, Thanks for the response. I must say that I do not agree with ...
      »stick8: Missouridave, I'd have to see your scenario live to make an ...
      »Gary19: stick, is there a chance SSUSA or some other senior association has ...
      »HJ: Dave, Spike is correct under most rules in the situation you describe ...
      »stick8: Gary I'm not sure about the associations but I suspect somewhere ...
      »Gary19: Agreed, but I think the kindler, gentler, less competitive guys on ...
      »swing for the fences : everything is set up for safety.. Seniors don't need to blow out ...
      »Gary19: "everything is set up for safety.." swing, how can you say that ...
      »missouridave: Stick, Thanks again for your response. Let me be more specific, ...
      »missouridave: Stick, No need to respond to my question, the staff has answered it. ...
      »stick8: Gary I totally agree. In all probablilty you would see few if any of ...
      »Gary19: Or they would have come out for a "courtesy" runner before they ever ...
      »stick8: Missouridave, Here's the rule: "Sliding or diving into first base or ...
      »stick8: Apologies, I meant "land at your feet or shin" (not chin)
      »stick8: Very true as well Gary. I actually witnessed start up runners for the ...
      »missouridave: Stick8, Here is the answer from the SSUSA staff: The overall ...
      »Gary19: stick, I hope if you ever ump one of my games you follow the intent ...
      »Yoda22: I can't believe anyone would ever be called out for sliding into a ...
      »titanhd: I can see it now.Everytime a player slides into a base the ...
      »Pull My Finger: Don't know of very many 60-80 year old guys that run fast enough t ...
      »Gary19: Yoda, you are 100% correct. I just don't think a lot of these guys ...
      »0: A theory as to why SSUSA allows senior bats? By using senior bat ...
      »CAPT D5: Having played middle infield from little league, thru semi--pro ...
      »taits: When I first started playing BB in little league, Babe ruth, hs ball, ...
      »Gary19: 0, it has appeared much more likely that guys won't play without bats ...
      »5ToolsinOhio: Not sure if your trying to set the record for most posts orrrr most ...
      »Gary19: Just trying to help new guys who haven't quite caught on yet....:)
      »5ToolsinOhio: There is one good thing about reading your comments, you make me feel ...
      »Gary19: I never knew I wrote anything that offends you, or that you are that ...
      »5ToolsinOhio: Nothing offensive what so ever, its the repeat after repeat that gets ...
66 Oct. 1, 2012 1845

Do I need a release form

» rlspls1974: Hello Staff, I am currently 59 playing on a 50 Major ...
      »taits: Next year is just that next year. 2013 season starts with the ...
      »rlspls1974: Thanks Taits
2 Sept. 29, 2012 698

player eligibility

» steve65: the scenerio is as follows----players played on a team that won a ...
      »SSUSA Staff: They may return to the previous team for the TOC only, since that is ...
      »Senior Moments: Speaking of TOC. What is the rule for players that SSUSA ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Player cards are valid through the "Season" during which they expire. ...
      »TommyC: Say you are a 55AAA team and you qualified for the TOC in 2013. You ...
      »Gary19: Seasons used to end with Worlds Labor Day weekend. Seems like all of ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The TOC Roster Considerations file is on this web site ... From the ...
6 Sept. 26, 2012 1052
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