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Real name:
Vinny sieckowski

Location:
Tucson, AZ

Division:
Men's 40

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, 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.
, Feb. 2, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Bullhead City's 15th Annual Senior Spring Tournament

BCT
Thank you for the response. Seems like a fun place to be, could really see it growing with a 40 division in the future.
Vinny
, Jan. 27, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Penalty for offensive intereference

Steve
sounds to me that you are in charge. Or in this guys case THE JUDGE!
If he wont take your word for it hold him in contempt. Meaning if he continues to be argumentative suspend him from playing.


, Jan. 24, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Flip Flop Rule

Mountain man
its important to enforce at the start of the open inning.
Down 11 going into the top of the 6th inning with 7 minutes still on the clock. The home team (my team) were told flip flop and this is the open inning. We argued it cant be a flip flop because there is still time on the clock. so as a result we lost out on home and lost the 7th inning that would have been played since time was on the clock at start of the 6th.
We lost the argument and lost that game by 4.

So make sure you enforce the intent of the rule if ever in this situation.

This comment is a lesson learned remark not to point fingers. The ump, director and myself all discussed this the next day and a mistake was made and recognized, so no need to bash.


, Jan. 23, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat prices

I think the final prices haven't changed much. Its the retail price. 5 years ago there were a lot less REPS out there. Every rep knows the more you sell the cheaper rep gets them for in the future. So you often see pm me for pricing. They do that because the company says you need to sell bat X at $$$ price. But if you sell 100 bat Xs you will get your next order at a lower cost. Sooo many will sometimes sell a bat at no profit to build quantity sales.
If i sell bat X at 179 shipped and its 180.00 retail no savings so why buy from me but if i sell bat X at 180.00 retail 229.95 wow what a savings.
, Jan. 17, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Courtesy runner

thanks ssusa
As an ump players ask me these questions usually cause they probably got the short end. I should have caught that on unlimited runners.

question for me though if 1 rule says once the CR touches the base he is the runner of record
Then why the new rule that a CR must be acknowledged by umpire. If he isn't acknowledged but still can be called out then the new rule isnt in effect?


, Jan. 17, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Courtesy runner

you make the call.

while time was called by the umpire A CR went to first, stood on first and the batter /runner stepped off. coach said get off we already used a runner. the CR stepped off and the batter/ runner returned to the bag. During this time time out was still on from home plate umpire (confirming score).

When play resumed the defensive team called time and stated to base umpire they already used a runner and you saw another runner step on first blue.

Base umpire calls for an out.

Offensive coach argues the following:
at no time did the CR advise or get acknowledged by either umpire
time on the field was called by home plate umpire prior to and during
at the resuming of play the proper runner was on first and not eligible for protest.


Call was reversed safe at first.

Is this the right call?
, Jan. 13, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Bullhead City's 15th Annual Senior Spring Tournament

any chance of ever bringing 40s division into this event?
, Jan. 11, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Taping of bat handle.

I use the knob and oddly cant bat without it (headgames).
I discussed this on another board as well. the rule is interpretive.

To enhance.... well I can tell you take the tape and knob off my bat and i will hit worse. So by rule it is enhancing my at bat.

I truelove believe most umps, myself included understand these rules and only enforce major violations of such.
, Jan. 9, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2017 ROCKY MOUNTAIN CHAMPIONSHIPS

Anyone have any info on the 40s division for 2016.
My team is looking into going this year but at 13 hours driving isn't an inviting option. So with car rental, flights and hotel this will be our most expensive event of the year including Worlds.
Would hate to spend all that money and turn out to have 6 or 7 teams.

Any 40s team on here going?
SSUSA is the first year for 40s?
, Dec. 19, 2016
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: player fees

thanks love the input, keep it coming.

yeah a big chunk of the 18Gs is hotels, being from Tucson there is nothing local so 7 of our 9 events are out of state.
I just wonder if we say $250.00 a guy and must pay by April 1 are we risking problems? What is a star player isnt paid in full does he get benched? do you cut him?
Looking for the negative as well in doing a player fee
, Dec. 19, 2016
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: player fees

sorry to clarify this is for 1 tournament team that plays tourneys only.
, Dec. 19, 2016
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: player fees

Just wondering what you all think of player team fees? With about $18,000.00 in costs for the 2017 year we thought about charging each play a fee to be paid in full by April to help offset costs. Clearly we will outline what it covers, doesn't guarantee a starting spot etc. Just wondering what ideas others have done. Sponsorship is hard to find and collecting/fronting entry fees is a paid as well.

What are your ideas?
, Dec. 15, 2016
HAT MAN
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Patterson NY Over 50 League 2017 season

or maybe just allowing 3 40s players max per team on the roster. This way no one can complain the 40s are killing us lol.
, Dec. 8, 2016
HAT MAN
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Triple Play or Not? - Help with call

Stick8
My thing is why would try for a 4th out. u,p says out out and out at home. so we walked off. our team didnt go thinking we had 3 outs both teams walked off because the ump said it was three outs. He over turned as out outfields were getting to our dugout.

Granted if he stays with 3 outs the offense will feel cheated.
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