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, Aug. 7, 2017
Benji4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Eastern National Results

Congrats to Mid Atlantic on winning 50 major plus. Can't wait to play the west vs east game in Vegas.
, Aug. 7, 2017
Benji4
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: MONEY

Wolfman. Nope not a SSUSA rep. Just a player, but I have ran many tournaments and know you will never make everyone happy and people who have never run a tournament tend to bitch and complain the most.

I was merely trying to answer your questions.

I am thinking you should start your own senior softball organization. Call it Wolfman Softball and you can use whatever balls you want.

Sorry to break the news to you but not everything gets voted on and LIFE ISN"T ALWAYS FAIR....

Good luck to you on your new softball organization.
, Aug. 7, 2017
Benji4
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: MONEY

Let's see. On at least 5 different occasions this year on this message board, a SSUSA representative has said the ball they have contracted with is the Trump Stote, except in Vegas where the Rock ball is used because of a previous commitment with Las Vegas.

And I do believe SSUSA has put something out in the newsletter that they were in need of more umpires.

So if you paid attention to previous posts you would probably have your answer instead of complaining on a message board.

No business or 501C(3) organization will ever let you see their entire expenses. This is America and you have a choice to play or not play......

Some of you are starting to sound like Millette......
, July 26, 2017
Benji4
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batter hitting the strike mat

Vinny

Send me an email with your cell please. I got a new phone and lost your number.
keithb289@msn.com

Thanks
, July 22, 2017
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fields for Las Vegas

Dave

I cannot believe you don't have the fields schedule done for Vegas. The first games are to be played the end of September and it's already July. Dang.

You can't be that busy I only see 3 or 4 tournaments going on right now with several hundred teams. I really think you need to work harder..... hahahaha

I still really can't believe someone would even ask that question right now............
, July 14, 2017
Benji4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Results of the SCSSA Beach Bash 17

Vincent.

That info came from the Sommerville manager. The 4 Sommerville guys that play 50's for JK are ages, 60, 57, 57, and one soon to be 57.

I don't think anyone on Sommerville 55 is under the age of 57.

By the way I am available to play 40's in Vegas your team should pick me up...
, July 13, 2017
Benji4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Results of the SCSSA Beach Bash 17

Bert

Let me answer a few of your questions. JK 50's consists of 7 Sommerville guys. Five still play on the 55 team and the other 3 weren't old enough. So essentially JK and Sommerville are synonymous.

And the average age of the Sommerville 55 team is 59 years old. They currently do not have a player under the age of 56. Sommerville played in the 50 division for 10 years some of which the team name was Mavericks and most players could have moved up to 55.

So the age of most guys weighed in their decision to move to 55 major plus.

There will never be a Sommerville vs JK game because neither team would have enough starters to play.

Good luck to you new major plus team.
, July 13, 2017
Benji4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Results of the SCSSA Beach Bash 17

I guess I will never understand. Throughout life I was taught COMPETING was most important not winning.

Preparation, dedication, work ethic, experience, and practice led to eventual winning. Every team gets their asses handed to them at first then you make adjustments and find a way to compete. I always thought competing at the highest level was far more important than winning. After all only ONE team wins the tournament.

Just seems that disbanding because you have to play better competition is JUVENILE. (I will use your word).
So what if you lose. If you go out and COMPETE to the best of your abilities and strive to get better that should be the your motivation.

The new Gatorade slogan should sum it up: "Make defeat your fuel."

Is the T-shirt, hat or SSUSA backpack really that important?
, July 12, 2017
Benji4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Results of the SCSSA Beach Bash 17

So I'm confused Bert.
Your team wins a tournament, gets bumped up and now that you are afraid to play better teams you disband?

Last I checked it's underhand pitching and any team can win on any day. Being afraid to lose to Sommerville just doesn't make sense to blame SSUSA.

Here's something. Find a way to compete at the major plus level by using work ethic, practice, team chemistry and a little luck.

Your reasoning is why the Major Plus level can't grow. So yes there is a place for your team to play, welcome to Major plus. Now go find a way to COMPETE....

, June 25, 2017
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How best to position11 defensive players?

I think your 11th player should be sitting next to the coach on the bench with his batting gloves on waiting to hit.................

Softball was meant to be played with 10 defensive players...
, June 14, 2017
Benji4
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Pretty sad

Vinny

Guess I am just a little more old school than you. If you are going to complain, degrade or even talk crap to someone on a message board why not have the stones to say the person's name and sign your name. I guess some people reading this post know what's going on, but others don't. If you can't own it and are afraid of retaliation you probably shouldn't post it. Things are just more credible when a person signs his name and points out the wrongdoers.

DBax did it and he got screwed, but he signed his name and pointed out the person who wronged him..

Sorry I just refuse to live in fear of anything especially retaliation. And this isn't like LE dispatch because there aren't any MESSAGE BOARD COPS coming to save the day....
, June 14, 2017
Benji4
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Pretty sad

Raiderman 66

I agree you have every right to post and complain BUT
how about your real name and the person you are referring too so all of us will know it....
, June 10, 2017
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Friend to get a hip Replacement

I have spoke to two very prominent orthopedic surgeons in both Arizona and California that told me there is no such thing as true stem cell in the United States. There is in Europe, but in the US you would be wasting your money.

PRP treatment is prevalent in the United States now, but only works on certain types of ailments.
, May 30, 2017
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Scores from Reno

I see the scores from Reno from this past weekend are posted.
How come all you guys that have been bitching aren't on here saying thank you?
Just wondering?
, May 9, 2017
Benji4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Vegas Info Help

Call the Orleans hotel and ask for the person in charge of group rates. Tell her you are a softball team and most times they will give you a great group rate.

Orleans rooms are over-sized and it's off the strip but freeway close.
, April 24, 2017
Benji4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: VEGAS SW CHAMPIONSHIPS

50 Major Plus

1. JK Inc. Miken
2. Nor Cal Warriors
3. JU Aftershock

55 Major Plus

1. Elite
2. LAF

60 Major Plus

1. Nighthawks
2. Summy's Demolition
3. ?
, April 19, 2017
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Arroyo to Big League Dreams Friday Nite

I'm thinking if you can't afford to pay the $5 then why are you even in Vegas? BLD is a business and has operating costs. Besides turf infields don't have bad hops that hit you in the face.

And Vinny I only come on this board to make fun of you....hahahah.

Good luck this weekend brother....
, April 16, 2017
Benji4
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Looking for quality 60 major plus players

I would ask around or do some research before playing for that team's coach..........just sayin.
, March 22, 2017
Benji4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Get rid of Major +

Alan and Bob you are both right. How about as soon as you win 1 tournament you get bumped up?

Softball associations have begun to cater to mediocrity, so teams will enter tournaments and spend $$$$. Most teams have no desire to get better and move up. Every excuse from travel, $$$, playing the same teams, we can't hit enough HR's, we won't win, and we just play for fun are used to not move up.

If it was truly about competing then why wouldn't your team want to play at the higest level? And for those of you who say you just play for fun then what does it matter if you lose in the M+ division? Afterall winning isn't important it's just for fun.

Since softball is a business, associations must cater to everyone for monetary purposes. It's a shame people don't play for the competiveness rather than worry about not losing, because then there would be 2 divisions, uppers and lowers........
, March 12, 2017
Benji4
Topic: Bats
Discussion: shoes

Jethro
Those are thr TR6's. I golf with mine too.
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