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Real name:
Vinny sieckowski

Location:
Tucson, AZ

Division:
Men's 40

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, March 20, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SPRING NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 palm springs

Shout out to Double D Donnie the director. Once again he was kind and surprisingly funny to the players. He is a class act and love dealing with him. He should be in charge of 40s at Worlds.

Props to the Heavy set tall ump. Was fair and honest. Admitting missing a call and was polite when players were frustrated.

D- rating to the shorter ump with the mustache. Played all cool at coin flip and his first priority was safety then we start game and call time because the mud behind SS was thick and you could slide. When asked to get crew back out he puts hands up says it is what it is...play ball. Safety?????

He also Called coaches out 5 times total from both sides with warning after warning over meaningless crap. If you dont want to be there dont show up. Much more props to the big ump he came to me, politely said the crew told him that was all the work they were going to do. Ump recognized the problem and calmly said its out of my hands. Much better way to address a safety issue.

We sucked but we beat ourselves.


, March 14, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 40s spring world championships

90 to 1 vegas says
, March 14, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 40s spring world championships

Thanks Dave

just hope 5 teams dont go 4 and 0 that would suck for 1 team to go home being undefeated lol

Will the firefighters be selling calendars....asking for a friend lol



, March 14, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 40s spring world championships

SSUSA
Just wondering the thought behind the bracket setup change. No more 5 game guarantee?
let chances for a bad game but win and its all good right lol
, March 13, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Bats
Discussion: shoes

true to size. I wear a 12 and bought 12.
, March 13, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 40s spring world championships

thanks SSUSA

, March 13, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Bats
Discussion: shoes

why cant we edit spelling listakes......lol
, March 13, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Bats
Discussion: shoes

Athalonz are the new turf I switched to. Being a big guy i have to chose wisely and swear buy these.

https://www.athalonz.com/

, March 13, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 40s spring world championships

Can anyone confirm the ball being used this weekend? My team has extra of both but prefer not to load up the ball bag with both.
I know we used some Xrocks recently due to back-order on the trump note.

Also I assume the bracket will be out soon?

, March 9, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2017 LVSSA/SSUSA SOUTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS

So where is everyone staying at? Looking to book some rooms for the team.6 rooms.
, March 3, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Flip-Flop Rule

poor beasley

i feel for you man, you had to play proven tournament champions that were 10 years younger and we up 14 runs. Your team got screwed.

Come on man you played younger healthier proven top teams and killed them and your complaining about a flip flop rule. SMH
, March 1, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Approved bats

Gotta say it was nice to see the power of the people. After getting several emails the bat companies said OHHH Sh@T and got it squared away.

Props also to SSUSA whether planned or not, a quick statement had players take care of business....Well played!!!!
, Feb. 28, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Approved bats

Not sure why some guys see this as ssusa problem. I received a response from dudley already and they state they have become aware of the problem and working diligently to resolve the issue.
All I would like is some direction on.
, Feb. 28, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Approved bats

After reading this im not sure if there is a real action to be taken.

I understand ssusa states they most likely will not post another response but i do think its needed.

my team is playing in palm springs in 17 days and entry fee is paid. most of my team swings Dudley so are we to gamble with expenses and hope you allow us to swing dudley?
can we drop out and get a full refund since we just found this out?
are we expected to buy other sr bats?

I understand the legality of speaking on behalf of dudley so I do not expect ssusa to say 'odds are dudley will pay by the time March 17th comes around.
HOWEVER
I do expect a definitive statement from SSUSA that says something to the fact of...anyone using any non approved bat at the palm springs tourney March 18/19 to include 2016 and 2017 dudley and combat will be subject to ssusa rules enforcement. All umpires will strictly enforce this rule.


For me I would like to know so we can plan accordingly. ex start taking team bp and have everyone swing my Demarinis, go buy a different sr bat, cancel hotels if team decided not to go based on this new info

Again i understand this isn't in SSUSAs court regarding the payment but what is are the rules enforcement. Seeing there has been precedent set by allowing these bats to be used in 2017 events thus far.
, Feb. 24, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: rocky mountain championships

So its safe to say there are either

no 40s teams on here going to this event or
no 40s team has planned that far in advance.

So let me ask the 50s &60s guys....would you want your team to spend a big chunk of your team funds on this event given the stips?
, Feb. 22, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: rocky mountain championships

Hey all
just wondering what 40 mens teams plan on attending this tourney August 25,26,27?

My team from Tucson AZ want to go but are worried we spend extra team funds to get there and it turn out to be a 5 or 6 team 40s division.

We arent concerned of the caliber of teams just if ther will be a great turnout.

1st year 40s are allowed
no 40s teams registered from colorado
50s division was also small

So Whos going? and would you risk $2500.00 for one new tournament?
, Feb. 8, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batter Throwing a Bat

I would agree its under the unsportsmanlike rule. While the intent was not intentional once warned by the umpire he is now aware of doing the same thing can pose a risk of injury. Knowing this and making the same action now constitutes intent. Just like a catcher standing too close to a batter the ump will ask him to move back for safety, the catcher once warned is posing s risk to himself and the umpire must react to protect his safety.
In USSSA you could use travesty of the game if after warned batte makes no attempt to rectify.
, Feb. 3, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: All you rule experts: Need your input..

Dave Dowell for president
Making SSUSA great again!!!!

Thanks again

Cant wait to start season next week for us here in AZ. High of 77 today!!!!!
, Feb. 3, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: All you rule experts: Need your input..

I think i screwed up on the defensive player option. As a sometimes pitcher I often break left and right. So if i broke right im closer to 3rd. SSUSA says in 2. excluding pitcher.
SSUSA is pitcher excluded at all times regarding this rule.?
the batted ball must be in the air correct when it hits the runner? It cannnot bounce first?
Also wonder can i runner lean into a hit ball while on base al la Don Baylor? Not that I would but there are crazy ones out there.

, Feb. 2, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: All you rule experts: Need your input..

live ball play at your own risk. Otherwise guys will be aiming at teammates to get on base without a chance of getting out.
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