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, Oct. 13, 2017
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: moving up question

Oregon Crabss rated as a major, DATE 2015 .... how were they able to play AAA in 2017 Worlds??? Something don’t look right. They won Vegas, why is the rating still dated 2015???
, Oct. 13, 2017
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: moving up question

Thanks, in the 65's it looks like only 1 team went from Major to Major+ In the 65AAA it appears the the 2nd place team was the only team that moved up...What happened to the winning team???
, Oct. 12, 2017
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: moving up question

is it true that teams that finish in the top three of every division of the world's in Vegas move up??
, Aug. 18, 2017
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA question

can a player on a "55 major" roster, play on a "50AAA" and not be counted as 1 of the 3 major players they are allowed??
, Aug. 18, 2017
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas umpires

Bats are 34" long and the batters box is 36" wide. It seems to me that with all the live bats out there; asking an umpire to make a batters box should not be a big deal.
This is a 1st class tournament. With all the advantages given to the offense; at the meeting couldn't SSUSA ask the umpires to be more receptive to keeping batters in the box???
, July 1, 2016
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: rating a person

Case 2: 55 year old playing on a 55 major team goes down to play on a 50 major team. Doesn't work out well for him. Next year he goes back to join a 55 major team and is told he now has a 55 major plus rating. Is this how the system is designed????
, July 1, 2016
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: rating a person

A person 55 who has played with his friend on a 50 major team for years. Team breaks up or player decides to play with his own age. 55 player who has never played major+ is rated as a 55 major+ player. If this is true, it makes no sense. SSUSA please enlighten me.
, June 28, 2016
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: When the dust settled

The Roanoke tournament turned out as expected. Some of the real 55AAA dropped out. The real 55AAA teams that stayed in it and competed with the SSUSA 55Major teams that were playing AAA did not do well. The SSUSA 55Major teams finished at the top of the AAA division. Maybe they will move up and play with the rest of the Major teams in Manassas. In my opinion SSUSA has the teams rated pretty much on spot. Hope ISSA does a better job in August.
, June 28, 2016
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: rating a person

The rule is terrible. If a person is 55 and playing 50 major he should be able to play "50 AAA", 50 major as well as 55 major.
, June 15, 2016
tugboat
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: would like an explanation

I agree... RB let high street, omega and sweet join in and make it a grand party!!!!
, June 13, 2016
tugboat
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: would like an explanation

Still confused!! This is the only site that has a forum. Looking back at the Atlantic coast tourney. High Street, Omega and Sweet played Major along with 10 other teams. Those 3 are Major in Salem, how did 7 of the other teams move down to AAA. I would think you would keep ALL of them in Major or move ALL of them to AAA. What am I missing????
, June 2, 2016
tugboat
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: would like an explanation

ISF World Cup in Roanoke... Half the field is SSUSA Major or Major+

55+ AAA Beltway Bandits Centreville, VA Brad Skipper
55+ AAA Buckeye Classics 55s Uniontown, OH 44685 Mike Cairns
55+ AAA Detroit Connection Detroit, MI 48221 Will Washington
55+ AAA Goodman/Tri County Title Aylett, VA 23009 Kenny Crouch
55+ AAA Lewisville Masters 55s Lewisville, NC 27023 Tony Mathews
55+ AAA Olympian Athletics Chambersburg, PA 17202 Mike Keenan
55+ AAA PACS/Preferred Maintenance Fredericksburg, VA Robbie Williams
55+ AAA Phoenix Tube 55s Whitehouse Station, NJ 08876 Dennis M Lake
55+ AAA Pittsburgh North Pittsburgh, PA Stu Johnson
55+ AAA Precision Ford Wake Forest, NC 27596 Willie Medlin
55+ AAA Rochester Genesee 55s Churchville, NY 14428 Rich Schockow
55+ AAA Team Disconnect Berlin, MD 21811 Joey Royster
55+ AAA The Bank Dover, DE John Zimmerman
55+ AAA Woodlawn Funeral Home

, June 2, 2016
tugboat
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: would like an explanation

Can anyone explain how SSUSA 55Major teams are able to play 55AAA in ISSA tournaments?? I thought there was supposed to be some consistency among organizations???
, Oct. 21, 2015
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why is this rule not enforced??

The umpire can easily draw a line that is 36". Bats are 34" long and readily available. With no batters box, there is no such thing as an inside or outside pitch.

Simple solution use a tee and remove the pitcher. See where the batter stands if he has to hit off of a tee.
, Oct. 19, 2015
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why is this rule not enforced??

Yes slow pitch softball has rules. What is the real need to stand outside of the batters box? Does it make it easier for you to hit an inside pitch to the opposite field or back up the middle??? Are you trying to eliminate the impact of pitching??? Batters have every advantage in the game and they are the biggest complainers about rules! Why have a pitcher, why not just hit off a tee, then you can stand wherever you please????
, Oct. 19, 2015
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why is this rule not enforced??

With the advantage already given to the offense with the bats and balls that are being used. Is it really necessary for the batters box to be abused because the umpires don't want to enforce the rule. Not having a chalk batters box is a copout used by the umpires! A bat is 34 inches long and is ready available to draw a line 36 inches wide.

1.5 • BATTER'S BOX
The batter's box is the 3-foot by 7-foot area to which the batter is restricted. The lines are considered as being within the batter's box. At least some portion of both feet of the batter must be on the line or within the batter’s box. (See §7.3)
7.3 • BATTING POSITION
A. The batter must have at least some portion of both feet on or inside the
lines of the batter's box at the start of the pitch. A batter who steps out of
the batter’s box at any time during the pitch and then hits the ball, fair
or foul, shall be called out. Steps out means touching the ground
completely outside of the lines of the batter’s box. (See §1.5)
B. The batter must take his position within ten seconds after being directed by
the umpire. EFFECT: The umpire will call a strike. No pitch has to be thrown
and the ball is dead.
C. The batter shall not step directly in front of the catcher to the other batter's
box while the pitcher is in position to pitch. EFFECT: The ball is dead, the
batter is out and the runners may not advance.
7.3(1) • OBLITERATING THE BATTER’S BOX
A batter, in the umpire's judgment, deliberately erasing any portion of the
batters box will be called out. A second offense by the same player will result
in the player’s ejection from the game.
, Oct. 5, 2011
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: where is the beef???

Maybe the tournament hosts will look into this. ISSA in Norther VA, hosts plenty of tournaments and at $600 - $700 per team the little ribbon and medallion needs to stop. While the tournament is well organized the umpires receive ~$25.00 per game and the average number ist of games played per team is 6. That is $150.00 in umpire fees, throw in $25.00 for balls and $25.00 miscellaneous. That comes to $200.00 per team. With $400 -$500 per team left for profit, I think more than a trinket should be awarded. Don't know how much or what deal they get on the fields, but with the number of teams (100) that they are bringing to the area that need food and lodging; I would not be surprised if the fields are thrown in for free????
, Oct. 4, 2011
tugboat
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: where is the beef???

With the high fees ($500 - $700) that are required to play in tournaments why are us players only getting little trinket medals (ISSA), cheap patches (SPA) and little or nothing in other tournaments? With the vast amount of income the organizations are making; how much longer will us player continue to fall prey to our desires to compete? Should not the tournaments post a prize list before we enter???
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