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FALL 2020 TEAM RATINGS • SSUSA's World Championships & Appeals Decisions

» SSUSA Staff: World Championships Based Rating Changes NOTE: Rating changes fo ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Rating changes for the 50+ Men's and Women's Divisions are as ...
1 Nov. 4, 2020 2541
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COVID-19 PROCEDURES • SSUSA Protocols for Safe Play

» SSUSA Staff: NEW SSUSA RULES AND RECOMMENDATIONS • April 29, 2020 (SSUSA ...
0 Sept. 11, 2020 1194
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TEAM RATINGS • Guidelines & Procedures (Rev: 12/15/2015)

» SSUSA Staff: Senior Softball-USA Ratings Guidelines The foundation of the ...
0 Dec. 16, 2015 17201

Forfeit

» Popa: This question is from experience of this past weekend at Cesar Chavez ...
      »TimMcElroy: With only 4 teams getting a bye, everyone that wasn't 2-0 should have ...
      »DaveDowell: Tim and Popa ... It's a rather harsh result, but not without fair ...
      »Popa: Thank you TimMcElroy & DaveDowell for your input, it is much ...
3 Nov. 23, 2020 134

Winter World's Scores

» bbullet: EXCELLENT job of posting the Winter World's scores!!! Very timely ...
      »DaveDowell: Thanks bbullet ... I have no life right now, since I'm in Pre-Op ...
      »Dbax: Great job Dave!
      »Fabe: Dave, Prayn for your upcoming surgery! Mahalo for all you do... ...
      »USMC21: Good luck to you on your surgery Dave! Had both my knees ...
      »HAT MAN: Not sure if there is anything that can be done but I figured out this ...
      »baseballbill: DAVE: Now, if you can only Clone yourself, great job !!!
6 Nov. 23, 2020 471

Looking for 55 players

» rancid: Team aging up looking to fill a few spots fir 55 AAA pls email if you ...
0 Nov. 23, 2020 49

Safe r out

» nails: As I swing and hit the ball, I hear behind me foot is out of the box. ...
      »B.J.: no it's verbal obstruction.. batter is awarded 1st base or whatever ...
      »stick8: In young man’s ball the batter gets the option of taking the result ...
      »B.J.: stick.. I think what you are refering to is when the catcher hinders ...
      »nails: This was in Phoenix last week. Actually I stopped running after ...
      »B.J.: nails..this is similar to a catcher yelling foul ball and then ...
      »stick8: BJ you’re correct as usual but when you say the catcher hindering or ...
      »B.J.: stick..no I mean when the batter does swing and his bat catches part ...
      »stick8: Yep that’s obstruction. I have yet to witness that in a slo pitch ...
8 Nov. 23, 2020 414

out or safe

» Doak: Dave, something happened at the Winter Nationals I have never seen ...
      »B.J.: Doak, Im not Dave but I know of no rule against contact with the ...
      »DaveDowell: I am Dave, and I agree with B.J.'s analysis ... My only other ...
      »stick8: Only is senior softball this could happen. 😀 I have a ...
      »Doak: The fielder was in the "short outfield" and made a great backhand ...
      »B.J.: Doak... again not Dave.. you changed your scenario a little.. now ...
      »DaveDowell: Doak ... Again, I agree with B.J.'s analysis, especially as ...
      »Treestand Man: I think it should be a double play for not Social Distancing if ...
      »stick8: Doak, the answer to your question is a resounding yes! Whether he’s ...
      »DaveDowell: stick8 ... We agree 101% except for that pesky little problem that ...
      »Treestand Man: If the batter rounded first and they collided with the runner before ...
      »stick8: Dave to make an accurate judgement I’d have to witness it first hand. ...
      »stick8: Treestand Man, I disagree with what that umpire ruled. It’s ...
12 Nov. 23, 2020 606

SKOOL

» SKOOL: I'm 53 I play ss/middle, looking for a 50 major or aaa Travel team ...
      »DaveDowell: Providing your State of residence and contact information (email ...
      »Treestand Man: Based on his profile he lives in Louisiana.
      »SKOOL: Thanks sir!I live in Pensacola, FL. I played with Team MidWest50 on ...
      »DaveDowell: And that, Treestand Man, is a tiny little lesson on why it's maybe ...
      »Treestand Man: Abe Lincoln said, You can always believe it when it's on the world ...
      »SKOOL: I had to update my profile now that I live in Florida and looking for ...
      »DaveDowell: Treestand Man ... That's hilarious! ... I think I heard one of my ...
7 Nov. 23, 2020 167

Georgia Renegades 50AAA looking for tournament quality Outfielders, and a SS.

» Emmitt: We are a 50AAA team just finished 4th in the ISSA Winter Worlds in ...
      »SKOOL: Mr. Emmitt, are you still looking for a ss/middle player and can you ...
1 Nov. 23, 2020 105

2021 TOC

» madman50: When are the teams that qualified for the 2021 TOC be notified or ...
      »madman50: Would really like an answer to my question.
      »Dbax: This is right off the tournament page.......... All 2020 Qualifier ...
      »madman50: I know what the tournament page says but Sacramento said they were ...
      »DaveDowell: madman ... There's going to be a LOT of time after the World ...
4 Nov. 23, 2020 311

SKOOL

» SKOOL: I can be reached on here, email or ...
0 Nov. 23, 2020 20

out of rating number

» titanhd: We are a 60M team that has a rating of 6. We are looking to add 4 ...
      »stick8: On the surface I could see this being a contentious issue. No matter ...
      »Dbax: Titanhd, yes you can. If an entire 55 Major team all aged up to 60 ...
      »titanhd: 55M rating is not the same as 60M. Are you stating that 55M ratin ...
      »Dbax: I believe so.
      »Dbax: Are you saying you would have to play 60 Major Plus?
      »titanhd: Ok I think I have my answer but, will confirm with SSUS ...
      »DaveDowell: titanhd ... Here's the general rule on aging up: "You take your ...
      »titanhd: OK Dave. Point blank question. Can an entire team that played 55M age ...
      »DaveDowell: YES ... It happens all the time ...
      »Dbax: 👍👍
10 Nov. 22, 2020 457

Florida SSUSA TOC Jan 22-24

» bobbyz24: 50+ or 55+..Outfielder/utility ,Looking to play the SSUSA TOC in Jan ...
      »bobbyz24: AAA/MAJOR,
1 Nov. 22, 2020 160

run count or not

» Steeler26: Dave, runners on 1st and 3rd with one out. Batter hits line drive ...
      »DaveDowell: The run scores on this "timing play" ... Getting put out while ...
1 Nov. 22, 2020 147

Looking to play

» Eggs12: Hey! I'm looking to start playing 40s as I am eligible this month. ...
0 Nov. 21, 2020 32

Looking to play at TOC in Florida, January 2021

» Mr no arm: I’m a 60 AAA player in Vegas and qualified forTOC in 2019. My team ...
0 Nov. 21, 2020 72

What happened to the 70's scores

» stever: When are the results of Thursday's play going to be posted?
      »birdie: as far as I can tell the 70s scores are posted. Refresh, refresh. ...
      »Dbax: Lol! The name of this web site should be, PLEASE REFRESH YOUR BROWSER.
      »DaveDowell: stever ... The 70's scores are going to be posted last Thursday ... ...
3 Nov. 21, 2020 128

LOOKING FOR GOOD 60AAA PLAYERS

» ricky33: Myrtle beach October 16. Based out of North Carolina. Only good ...
      »pizzaboy: 33 if you only had good players wouldn't you be Major not AAA.
      »ricky33: That is a very good point pizza boy. But senior softball is way more ...
      »pizzaboy: Just kidding with you 33 about too many good players.There's a very ...
      »nails: I play now for an AA team With 2 r 3 players we would b competing ...
      »grayhitter59: Nails I totally disagree with you. The difference between the two is ...
      »Benji4: Just curious. What makes you a Good player on a message ...
      »nails: Greyhitter59. I should of said I play with 70s. But otherwise ...
      »ricky33: Hey benji, my opinion of a good player would be a 2-3 hitter, a ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Clever conversation guys. I occasionally play tournaments with a guy ...
      »pizzaboy: I play 65M and in my opinion we only have 4 good players on our ...
      »Ray Domenech: I turned 59 in July, was told I can play 60 and over after 1 October, ...
      »ricky33: Do u live in a state bordering n.c. ifdoleave number, I will call ...
      »JB61: I'm interested. I played AAA level in 50s two years ago. I'm a .700 ...
      »Ray Domenech: I live in SC (803)556-7167.
      »Oldballs: Ricky sorry I missed this note. I played in Myrtle Beach in October. ...
15 Nov. 20, 2020 1357

3 and 1: Take the pitch or swing away?

» Bruce M: Let's say there is one out, bottom of the 4th. You are a good ...
      »DaveDowell: We play SLOW pitch softball, hitting a ball lobbed underhand at a ...
      »DieselDan: You're playing on a 55 men's team. See the ball, hit the ball or ...
      »HSquared: Seriously? I'm with Dave. Did you come to play softball or worry ...
      »DRB22: Haha, my team puts me in a spot in the line up to drive in runs, not ...
      »bkb555: common misconception about softball being 5-10 mph pitch is ...
      »Dbax: After doing some research I learned the average slow pitch is 10 mph. ...
      »bkb555: Dbax, I thought the same thing until I got the Pocket radar that ...
      »Dbax: 👍👍
      »UMBACH: As a pitcher I love it when you take a pitch know all I have to do is ...
      »Webbie25: Bruce, I have had this discussion with so many people since we went ...
      »mck71: Where's the runner? If he is on 1B the pitcher is not trying to walk ...
      »NYTX: You ALWAYS swing at a good pitch - regardless of the count! I tell ...
      »stick8: When I first started playing upper level ball I learned right away ...
      »TimMcElroy: mck71- I completely agree with you. I tell my guys all the time ...
      »mck71: As Herm Edwards said, "you play to win the game", right? So I SHOULD ...
      »garyheifner: When I pitch, if U take the meat ball on 3-1---With only 1 on base, ...
      »grayhitter59: Ok, maybe if you hit late in the line up and play on a AAA team and ...
      »Bruce M: I love the discussion on this. Some really good insights. Thank ...
      »SOFTBALLNUTZ: It depends on the price of the bat in your hands!
      »ChiPrimeMarty: You do what it takes to help your team win the game. If the pitcher ...
20 Nov. 20, 2020 978

Spring Worlds

» Bob S.: The SSUSA website indicates that the Spring Worlds in March will be ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Bob S ... Session #1 for your 80+ age group will be playing in St. ...
      »Bob S.: Great! Thanks.
2 Nov. 20, 2020 242

Infield fly rule......

» Brotherhood Manager: Ok. So this will sound stupid for me asking and I know the rule... ...
      »B.J.: For an umpire to call IF I would not use the word discretion... I ...
      »DaveDowell: I agree with B.J. ... I wouldn't use the word "discretion" either ... ...
      »B.J.: Dave, yes I spotted the extra e in judgment after I posted... but ...
      »DaveDowell: I didn't notice it either ... I was emphasing the JUDGMENT as opposed ...
      »Mikelmart: As we age up in SS the infield fly rule and ordinary effort should ...
      »grayhitter59: a fair fly ball (not including a line drive or a bunt) which can be ...
      »grayhitter59: here is the rule according SSUSA. A fair fly ball (not including a ...
      »stick8: Grayhitter59 you’re just about correct and I do agree with most of ...
      »DRB22: I would have to say the the infield fly rule cannot be applied ...
      »B.J.: stick is correct the ball doesn't have to be in the IF.. In fact ...
      »grayhitter59: what, before the next play, are you kidding me, this can never ...
      »chasbutter: Well apparently it is @ the umpire's discretion, because we were ...
      »grayhitter59: in our case the umpire and TD decided because the sun was in the eyes ...
      »DRB22: chasbutter, yeah a clear mistake there. I don't have a problem with ...
      »grayhitter59: Every time Tim is not the TD, I get the short end of the ...
      »Turbobob: It is because of all the reasons stated above that our public 60 plus ...
      »B.J.: grayhitter... here's a great idea for you.. try reading the rule ...
      »chico senior: About 10 years ago I was umpiring a game in our Masters Division ...
      »DaveDowell: Should probably have ultimately been ruled a foul ball ... You made ...
      »chico senior: The funny thing is I didn’t even realize the ball had rolled foul as ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Our weekly (pre-Covid, sadly) Club league also changed the infield ...
      »stick8: Omar in the league you reference it sounds to me like “infield fly, ...
      »Omar Khayyam: stick8, you are correct—that would be an accurate call, but since we ...
      »Turbobob: stick8, there are NO automatic outs from a dropped infield fly or ...
24 Nov. 20, 2020 664

Pure - Fast Eddy

» Wood_1966: anyone have experience with the Pure Fast Eddy? Heard it was super ...
      »leftybob: Each time there is a new bat they are hot right out of the wrapper!
      »Omar Khayyam: I disagree. When you plunk down $300 for a "new hot bat" and doesn't ...
      »DieselDan: "Each time there is a new bat they are hot right out of the wrapper!" ...
      »leftybob: Great assessment DD..
      »DRB22: Some discussion going on about whether the Fast Eddie is just and ...
      »Wood_1966: I heard the same about it being just repainted Integrity as well. ...
      »Double Dee: I have one. A bit stiff, but it is a hot bat for sure.
      »bringiton: I think all the bats are the same
      »Wood_1966: Thanks Double Dee. I am not a fan of one piece bats, they usually ...
      »bandylegs17: Wood, I'm hitting one up here in OR. Still cold and wet so using room ...
      »Wood_1966: Thanks, I just ordered one for the hell of it and will see how it ...
11 Nov. 20, 2020 840
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