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Real name:
Vinny sieckowski

Location:
Tucson, AZ

Division:
Men's 40

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July 19, 2019
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bat bag frames

Contact info
Shelfie.Store@outlook.com
Out of Phoenix

Name change but same guy. It's where I get mine from
July 15, 2019
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Commitment line

Thanks all
Dave
As silly as it sounds it happened.
We use the ssusa commitment line safety rule at the park im at for all leagues. This case came up in a co ed playoff game. The runner started to retreat being just a few feet from scoring line. The throw to catcher was off line.
My question came into play when discussing the ruling with my umpire after the game. ( I'm the softball director)
You gave me the answer I needed.
As long as not tagged by defense and runner doesn't re cross commitment line or slide they can basically RUN AROUND lol

The only retreat type of call I could ever imagine would be batter/ runner going to first base. That's where the question here came into thought.
Thanks again Dave.

Vinny
July 12, 2019
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Commitment line

Classification
When in commitment zone can runner retreat at all but still be im zone?
Situation
Player crossed commitment line catcher fields throw and tries to tag runner. Runner back pedals 5 feet then runs around catcher and scores.
I know any tag in zone is a safe call. I know if runner crosses back over commitment line they are out.
What im unsure of is can runner retreat at all within zone?

Why would they do this, I know but it happened. As director I want to make sure correct call was made.
March 21, 2019
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Centennial Park Kingman

Thanks Dave. Bag full of each gets heavy and sometimes shipping delays get us different balls.
I predict we will make the ship Sunday!
March 21, 2019
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Centennial Park Kingman

Please confirm the ball being used at kingman.
Only Stote trump? Or both Stote Trump and Trump stote
Thanks in advance my guys aren't so smart and have a habbit of pulling wrong ball out to play
March 13, 2019
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Runner clarification

Oh ok got it. I read it as the very next batter period but that's only related to a score. If dinner is on second or 3rd and a ttam v catches it they can appeal
March 13, 2019
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Runner clarification

Quick understanding of this rule

8.5(5) COURTESY RUNNER OFFICIALLY IN THE GAME
A courtesy runner must report to, and be acknowledged by, the umpire before play resumes. A courtesy runner
may enter the game only prior to the first pitch to any batter. A courtesy runner is in the game when he touches the
base. If a courtesy runner is determined illegal, he will be called out upon touching the base and no other courtesy unner is allowed. The original runner may not return as the runner. An illegal courtesy runner on base is
committing a continuing violation and may be called out upon appeal at any time while on base or, if he scores, prior
to the first pitch to the next batter.

Trying to understand how can a runner score before the next pitch?
Follow up if cr runs illegally but not caught until they advance to another bag he becomes legal correct?
Nov. 20, 2018
HAT MAN
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You make the call

To be clear the rf played close enough to throw runner out if it was caught. The other team joked because rf left ball in right and said can we appeal? We gave him crap, we all laughed. It was all in fun but later we wondered what the call would be. Can they run back out and get thur ball for appeal? Etc.
Thanks for the clarification of that rule
Nov. 19, 2018
HAT MAN
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You make the call

Just for knowledge wanted an answer on a play we had that didn't become an issue but made both sides wonder after game.

Scenario

1st and 3rd one out. batter hits single to right field over the head of fielder. Runner on 3rd scores for 7th run of inning. RF leaves ball in outfield and runs in to change sides.
Both runner on first and batter go to dugout without touching next bag. All but 3 defensive players entered their dugout when jokingly defense said they didn't touch the next bags. Ball was left in right field. Can they go back out and grab ball to appeal bags? Offense was already taking the field.
I can see where both runners are out once they entered dugout but can also see where defense gave up on play so ball is dead.
What's your opinions?
Nov. 6, 2018
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: called out

Wondering if you can appeal your new rule suggestion if approved. I agree with rule except when the batter's box is chalked incorrectly. I been experienced countless times thur box made too thin. 34 sometimes 30 inches wide but umpire will insist on enforcing ut.
Could a player really be ejected when the box is wrong?
I guess maybe it's a dual edge sword. If erased hote could a director measure?
Your thoughts?
Sept. 26, 2018
HAT MAN
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Products and vendors

I guess more people want to bash ssusa for bracket updates then respond to this lol. Much rather have a variety of vendors then care about a topic being re hashed every year. That's just me though.
Sept. 25, 2018
HAT MAN
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Products and vendors

I didn't see a polling option but lets try anyway. Admin please delete if people start drifting.

Simply put I ask players to respond for it or against it

based on outcome the hope is SSUSA can bring this up at National meeting. Maybe develop an event charge that can total what SSUSA currently gets for a yearly sponsor. This way at large events we can have several apparel, bat and softball related vendors for players to chose from. 5to 15 vendors at a fee each big event could raise more then the few big company yearly charge. Just a thought, I know Vegas allows it as its done in ASA and USSSA large events



WOULD YOU, AS A PLAYER LIKE TO SEE A WIDE VARIETY OF VENDORS AT THE BIG EVENTS AS COMPARED TO THE LIMITED MAJOR EVENT SPONSORS?



Thanks for all you do SSUSA see ya in a few days

Vinny
40s major
Voodoo Sports



April 23, 2018
HAT MAN
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Southwest Championships

Totally agree. 40s seem to go great. Texting to get bracket adjusted times was easy, games on time or early and majority of umps made it about the players not themselves. Would rate this experience at an all time high 92 out of 100.
Only thing I would change is lose the rings. To me it's insulting. Here me out for a second.
We played at bld so add $350 to the 525 entry fee just to play, then add a minimum of $4500 more if you win. A team who wins a strong event should get a little something other then an additional bill for rings for winning. Other then the rings best run event so far. Speaking about my division only
Feb. 20, 2018
HAT MAN
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SPRING WORLD'S FIELDS INQUIRY POST

Ssusa can I get a number on 40 men's major entered so far. Even if it's more then??
We are gambling with $2000.00 And with no refunds I can't tell my team to trust me. 8 hours is a long way to go for a small combined division 4or5 team event

If you can't give a number of teams can you agree if less then 5 teams in same division and level you will allow a team to drop out after deadline and not return money but hold it for future event?

Or suggest something else. Maybe $100 withdraw fee after deadline for first week $300 after 2nd week
Feb. 15, 2018
HAT MAN
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Spring World 40's Teams???

Our team just reserved rooms. Anyone else in the 40s going?
Feb. 12, 2018
HAT MAN
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Spring World 40's Teams???

Historically??? 40s have been held in palm springs the last several years. With that said I know 3 AZ teams going
Feb. 12, 2018
HAT MAN
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Safety of the Game

One could also ask why Benji continues to come on this board and complain about people complaining and blaiming others. You know most of the comments here are players unhappy but yet you continue to complain about complainers. Take that sucka....... see you in st George??
Vinny
Feb. 3, 2018
HAT MAN
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Spring Worlds St George or Mesquite?

SBOB is going
Jan. 20, 2018
HAT MAN
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: first baseman charging the plate during delivery of the pitch

Lb16 I don't know why people like you know it all and anyone else who responds differently then you clearly are fools. It's a softball board.
1 I find it hard to believe that a first baseman CHARGED THE PLATE. So the guy ran to home plate and umpire didn't stop the play... doubt it. What it seems like the op is saying to me is he ran in that direction aggressively moving from say 10 feet behind 1st to 20 feet in front of first. If that's closer to what happened then it's the same thing that happened to us but with the 5 man. So lb16 feel free to put that in your pipe and smoke it.
2nd if you have a problem with me posting feel free to message me.
Vinny
Jan. 19, 2018
HAT MAN
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: first baseman charging the plate during delivery of the pitch

No such rule. We had a 5 man play to that right and 10 feet in front of his pitcher. Ump called time and told player to get back to his position. The player asked for director. Director told blue he doesn't have to be anywhere specific. He moved back after the 2nd shot went by him. This was worlds in Vegas
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