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Aug. 31, 2021
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sunset Park

Tim you forgot:

Fields 5-6 have large deep cut infields and
Lots of Goose Shit in the outfield.
Ha!
Aug. 25, 2021
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking for opinions and or thoughts

My understanding is that you have a choice of the 3 options listed above. Like I said kudos to Kellerher in an earlier SSUSA tourney they were the only team that did not take an equalizer.

Shadyone33: I can't speak for other teams only that I heard teams at Worlds would be taking it if our team registered as an Open team. And yes I also believe it is about COMPETING. Taking an equalizer at the Major Plus level in the same age category is not about competing.

Benji
Aug. 23, 2021
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking for opinions and or thoughts

This year SSUSA established an Open Division for teams that pick up 2 players on the opposite side of the Mississippi River from their perspective original area of registration. The Open teams must give an equalizer to their opponents. There are 3 options of equalizers:

1. Play straight up
2. Give 5 runs
3. Give an 11th defensive player

My own opinion is we play at the Major Plus level already so personally I don't care who is on your roster and you can bring guys from out of the Country and my team will play you straight up. I believe the rule was established so teams don't load up at Worlds. In my case I have played 10 tournaments with my current "Open Major Plus" team. Only one tournament did teams take the 11th player or runs. Kudos to Kellerher who could have taken an equalizer, but chose to play straight up. Having to play against other Major Plus teams with an 11th defensive player makes it virtually impossible to win a Championship, but it's softball so it could be done.

Questions:
1. If you take the runs or the 11th player should you have an asterisk next to your Team name if you win Worlds using the equalizer?

2. If you have a great team already with a good sponsor, you have the best players $$ can buy, you have players in the HOF, you have players with names on bats, will taking an equalizer change your legacy or people's perspective of you?

3. If you played against a team before that took the 11th player and you were angry and stated you would never do that and now your team says they will take an equalizer does that make you a hypocrite?

Please don't tell me rules are rules. Stopping at stop signs, speeding, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, Adultery (in some states) are all part of society's rules and they are broken daily by many.

Just interested in people's thoughts. And my questions are just hypothetically speaking of course.
Thanks Benji
April 4, 2021
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 55 Major+ Teams

There are not 30 major plus teams. There are a lot of teams listed that have either folded or aged up.
The west coast teams that play regularly are Sommerville, Cornerstone, and Miken from Nor Cal. The East has Team USA, Kellerher, Adidas, and sometimes Phoenix Tube that play regularly. Ohio Elite, and Minnesota come to Vegas for Worlds.

If there are teams missing that play regularly please let me know but I'm thinking there isn't.
Unless teams start wanting to compete at a higher level, I don't see many opportunities for the Major Plus division in 55 or 60.

Benji
March 10, 2021
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: LVSSA

Mike Nicholas

As long as you aren't in your 20's, wore skinny jeans yoga pants, or challenged players to a fight in the parking lot then you have nothing to worry about reference my first post. If you are either of those two umpires then you stink.........

Benji
March 4, 2021
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: LVSSA

Personally I am glad SSUSA distanced themselves from LVSSA. The LVSSA tourney in Bullhead City last weekend was a CLOWN SHOW. No directors available, mis-information provided by Directors, kid umpires wearing skinny jean yoga pants who don't know the rules, other umpires challenging players to a fight in the parking lot, drop dead time rules in the middle of an inning, seeding games that we were later told didn't matter.

So for me personally I couldn't care less what LVSSA posted about SSUSA. There is no comparison. Won't be playing LVSSA anytime soon because it is a CLOWN SHOW...........

Benji
March 3, 2021
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: shoes

DC

I have had mine for 6 months. Played about 75 games so far wearing them. In good condition still. Played on dirt, grass and turf and good grip on all.
Feb. 24, 2021
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: shoes

DC

I have worn every type of shoe made. The HOKA's are way more comfortable than anything I have ever worn. Trust me I didn't want to drop a buck and a half but it has been well worth it.

Benji
Feb. 23, 2021
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: shoes

Hoka One. The most comfortable shoe you will ever wear. The Speedgoat 4 model is excellent. They are pricey at $150 dollars but will be the best investment you ever make.

Benji
Jan. 4, 2021
Benji4
Topic: Bats
Discussion: ONYX Senior Bat with a WARRANTY

Kevin I hear it's hard for Carlos to travel anyways. I'm told he is really busy working on those free jerseys.
Be safe.
Dec. 30, 2020
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Elite Sports jerseys

So I think I figured this out.

Itxsoftballer you are bitching and complaining about Carlos not responding to your email during the holidays for free shirts?

REALLY????????
Nov. 17, 2020
Benji4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Shoe Awards?

Yeah hopefully Lee recovers quickly because those FREE SHOES seem really important.
Nov. 6, 2020
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Registration Renewal

Dave,

Since Mr. Wood brought up the fact he pays your salary, I have a solution. Mr. Wood probably contributes about 25 cents toward your salary per year. Give him back his quarter and ban him from the message board and playing tournaments.

I gave the same ultimatum to a few citizens in my patrol beat back in the day. They chose to stop complaining since they wanted/needed my services. I did the research and it was determined every citizen in my city roughly paid a nickel a year towards my personal Law Enforcement salary.

Problem solved.

Be safe Dave. Keep responding educationally.

Benji
Nov. 5, 2020
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Registration Renewal

Vinny

What's a proper shit?

Asking for a friend.
Benji
Nov. 4, 2020
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Covid cases from Arizona

Any word on whether or not there were any positive tests for Covid from Arizona last weekend?

Benji
Oct. 19, 2020
Benji4
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a League in AZ

Contact the City of Mesa parks and recreation. They have senior leagues.
Oct. 12, 2020
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TEAMS MOVING UP

Dave while I love your idea of moving everyone up that played on Sunday, you better be careful because there are a lot of sensitive people on this message board. You may hurt a feeling or two.
Just looking out for ya.
Sept. 14, 2020
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Since when???

Vinny

You got me convinced with everything you said except your weight being 260. haha

Hope you are well brother.
Aug. 24, 2020
Benji4
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: LOOKING FOR GOOD 60AAA PLAYERS

Just curious. What makes you a Good player on a message board?

Asking for a friend.
Aug. 10, 2020
Benji4
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Runner on 2nd helping batter with inside/outside pitches.

Man I have seen some bizarre stuff posted on this website but yelling to your teammate from second base whether the pitch is inside or outside takes the cake. REALLY ????????. If you are that bad of a hitter that you can't tell whether a pitch is inside or outside when it is coming in underhand you should quit softball and find another hobby.

I now believe that the person who said there are no stupid questions was really STUPID.

Benji
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