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Real name:
Vinny sieckowski

Location:
Tucson, AZ

Division:
Men's 40

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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
Dec. 19, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Shoe Inserts.

A few things that have helped me over the years. Although younger, being a big guy always had foot issues.

Had a bad heel spur so bad was going to need surgery. Last ditch effort I bout a pair of Z Coil shoes. Wore them every day for 6 months. Spur went away and has been gone since 2011. Tip find a local store to get sizing then buy them on ebay much cheaper or get your doctor to prescribe them and insurance will pay part.
2nd was Sorbothane Ultra Sole Insoles been using these since foot locker days in 1990. To this day I put them in dress shoes work boots and such.
3rd is my new turfs. 1st pair I have had in 20 years of softball that I dont have to take off during breaks. Tried them all some sponsored and some cost me a right arm. Nothing has come close. Athalonz turfs are the way to go.

Any of these 3 can help
Dec. 18, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: survey

I say simple math because it is very very rare the following happens consistently.

1. 3 batters swing at 1st pitch and all get out then the same happens in the bottom of the same inning
2. you have a 1,2,3 inning on both halves of the inning
3. 5 or 7 runs are scored every inning by both sides.

With that said as teams get older other factors are harder to enoforce realisticly. Such as getting on and off the field and getting runners. Simply, we get slower as we age. Since you cant change Father Time you look to other areas.

The big question for me would be what are the percentages per division that caused SSUSA to take a look.
I doubt the 40s had a lot of complaints that they werent getting all 7 innings in.
My guess is the older age groups are the ones who had more 5 and 6 inning games in the time allowed.
So lets say 40s were 10%, 50s 20%, 60s 40%, 70s/80s 30%.

How do you achieve a happy result to meet the complaint? cant make people move faster then father time lets them, one way is the NEW CR rule but after that what else?
Dec. 18, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: survey

JB I get wanting the 0/0 but simply based on your opinion above you actually want the one and one.
If a first pitch strike is thrown and everyone is swinging not wanting to be down 0-2 then there is no need for the 0/0 count
Dec. 18, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: survey

I think its clear OZ40 doesn't want a 1-1 count lol

With respect your reasoning is simply personal not an overall better for the game thought process.

The reason for this vote has been made clear but some still arent getting it as well.
No one from SSUSA wants to speed up and rush players they want to give more teams the opportunity to play 7 innings more consistently.

They are not saying its 100% guaranteed or everything is exact. They want a majority answer so they can move forward.

Clearly I am for 1 and 1 as much or more then Oz isn't.

As I mentioned before the only things that change is more innings played. Simple math says if you take out 12 pitches an inning you save time.
We can all spend countless hours debating the what ifs but as I said before I played all year long and never felt rushed, never felt cheated and always played 7 innings of softball.

Vinny
Dec. 15, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: survey

As I had mentioned in detail before. Bottom line is its simple math. a 1 and 1, none to waste will guarantee more innings played 98.9% of the time.

Dec. 11, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Bat Shelf-- Who Has One?

there are a few out there but I recommend going to batshelf.com. you can customize it any way you want. the cuts are machined and etching on shelves.
You can make it yourself which i have done before but after all said and done buying the second one was easier and much better fit.

Vinny
Dec. 7, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2018 Rosters

Thanks Dave more then enough info. Was just curious on how it all worked.

AJC

I played this back home in Jersey. At 23 I was playing with a bunch of Troopers in their 30s and 40s/50s. 9 innings no run rule. must drink a 7oz cup of beer at 2nd before going to 3rd. 3rd inning and we are getting killed by a bunch of young friends and im pissed. Relax bag a donuts they tell me just wait.........sure enough the other team quit in the 8th inning couldn't stand up or even throw a pitch....CLASSIC GAME
Dec. 7, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2018 Rosters

Dave,
Question in regards to the committee review. What makes an item get a vote?

If i submit a letter requesting a keg at 2nd base and no one on committee supports it then it dies right there i get. What if 20 players submit the same thing?

I guess more so, does it matter how many requests for a rule review/change by players that equals a guaranteed vote or do all player requests need a 2nd nomination.


I dont have anything to suggest just trying to understand the meeting process.
Dec. 6, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: St George

Dave,
With limited funds we like to plan our schedule so players can get their time off approved and make hotel arrangements for the best prices. We have done the Palm Springs then Vegas in March and April but St George is going to be costly so we might have to just pick one.
Spending a lot of team funds for a 4-6 team event is frustrating, happened to us in Texas. 4 teams and 3 of us from Tucson, AZ.

So was thinking since you "anticipate" very good participation can we cancel after the deadline for full refund if not a lot of teams????? lol

J-mart as I said the goal is to do both.
Dec. 5, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: St George

So does this mean there are no 40s teams planning on going to Spring championships this year?
Dec. 1, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1 and 1 count

Thank you SSUSA for keeping the 1 and 1 count for 40s.

I do think you missed the mark on not implementing it in the other age groups though. Here is why:

in a physical aspect, the older you get, no matter how much you hustle you simply dont move as fast as you used to. The 40s games I've played have always been all 7 innings and glad. Now to reach the goal of the most amount of innings played you need to find ways that adapt to the slower player getting on and off the field as we all age.

Lets just say a pitched ball takes 30 seconds from pitcher to catcher and back to pitcher for the next pitch. 30 sec X 3 batters= 1.5 minutes X 2 for a full inning=3 minutes. 3 minutes X 5 innings is 15 minutes.
So 15 minutes wasted. and for the skeptics yes some guys swing at first pitch, true but most innings have more then 6 batters maximum so I think we can agree they cancel out.

So saving 15 minutes of time during innings 1 through 5 should get more innings total.

Well maybe next year? I'm happy I have 4 more years with the 1 and 1 count. Thanks SSUSA


Vinny


Dec. 1, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: GLOVES/MITTS

I think for fun a team should show up to play one game and all 10 players wear catchers mitts. The wont win but it would be funny to watch.
Nov. 28, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: St George

CALLING AL 40s MENS TEAMS


Who is going to St George on March 24 and 25th? The Palm Springs 40s has been moved and wanted to see if the same teams are going. Will cost my team a lot more so rather play in a bigger event
Anyone from these teams on here?

1st To 20 /TheFDLGroup
Snipers
Contagious
Lazer Sports (NV)
R&R 40 Oz
CRS
Reno elite
Roster check
Blue pill
pony taill express
Funhavers
sr bandits



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