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Real name:
Vinny sieckowski

Location:
Tucson, AZ

Division:
Men's 40

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, May 24, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Start-up Team

I take it the rules are different for 50s 60s etc then that of 40s???

In 40s all new teams have to start in major, play at least 3 qualifiers and then petition to ssusa to be dropped. Providing scores and teams played against.


, May 23, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: make the call

Gray
runner was in fair territory came off the bag a few feet and stood in front of me.
, May 22, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: make the call

thanks guys. As i said we were all laughing and it wasn't a serious game but wanted to know the rule.

To clarify I (1st baseman) was about a foot behind the 1st base bag and about 4 feet from the line. The ball was hit in the air about 40 feet high.
The ump called infield fly if fair then the runner stepped off the bag even with the ball coming down. I was behind him
Realizing the ball might hit him in the air I just stood there, the runner ducked and it hit him in the air on the calf then rolled away from me.
Ump ruled dead ball batter out I said no that's 2 outs it hit the runner who advanced on his own risk. which ultimately after the game lead to the question here.


, May 19, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: make the call

Question. SSUSA rules only

Playing around in league and this happened but no one knew the call.

Bases loaded 1 out ball popped up to 1st right near bag . Umpire called infield fly if fair. (correct call) runner on first steps of first to get in first baseman's way (playing) and ball hits runner in the leg and rolls away.

So we know the batter is out but is the runner at first out also? can the others advance as ball runs away? is it dead ball period? can the runner at first run after ball hit him?


, May 11, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 49.7 years old outfielder, infielder, pitcher.

thanks..... dont have that but making sure i understood.
, May 11, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 49.7 years old outfielder, infielder, pitcher.

thanks for the quick response. So in truth a 38 year old who turns 39 in dec 2017 could play at winter worlds this year correct?
, May 11, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 49.7 years old outfielder, infielder, pitcher.

ssusa can you clarify the ruling
I was under the impression if your dob is after or before worlds is where the cut off is.
Mark44 suggests its dec 31st

I ask because we have a player turning 39 oct 30th. The way i understand it is come winter worlds in Phoenix he is eligible but h wont be 40 until after Worlds in Vegas in 2018


, May 11, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Arizona 40+ team looking for players to build team- $3,000 corporate sponsorship for 2017

what area of AZ are you out of? Maybe I can help get you some players.
$3,000 a good start but it wont get you through the year in entry fees. Really depends on how much you want to play though.

I know of several players looking to play in AZ so let me know.
, May 10, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 49.7 years old outfielder, infielder, pitcher.

Meatman
Just a little help for you. being you are 49.7 it might help to give exact dob.
if you are 49 and 7 months you may not be eligible for 50s and odds are you wont get picked up for 40s being so close to 50

if your 49 and 7/10 meaning you will be 50 before sept then 50s team will pick you up......they want young bucks!!!
, May 5, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior Softball Tournament Prizes

big prize packs have changed over the last 10 years everywhere. Im in it to play and the memories but I do wonder though why there cant be a little more.

Suggestions since multiple vendors are often not allowed at events why cant the vendor provide prizes.

Ex Elite could easily make quick full dye champions shirts and sub dye 2nd.

At worlds and big events the big bat companies could easily give a few bats to the winners.

pullovers pacific headwear caps, case of balls, coolers hell even a 30 pack

a little more can go a long way.
, May 3, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Looking to start Chicago Style 16" No Glove softball in Southern Arizona

try
Tucson/Southern AZ Softball page on facebook. You might get interest in guys wanting to play
, April 27, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Playing with a 5 man infield...

R4
I agree with you totally
not trying to say the 5 man is the most important just saying if you use the 5 man make sure the pitcher and everyone else knows how he is used.
I guess when i say running around i mean more then just standing directly behind the pitcher and 2nd
, April 26, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Playing with a 5 man infield...

I like the 5 man for my team. The problem I see with others is they just put a guy out behind second. If the 5 man truly doesn't know how to play it you are wasting him.
A good 5 man moves left to right so the batter sees him trying to cover a hole. A better pitcher will pay attention to batters and let the 5 man know glove side or hand side, meaning where he is pitching the ball and covering.
A good 5 man moves to get the batter to hit the ball where the defense wants it. EX as a big lefty the 5 man played weak side and pitcher pitched me outside. If I want the left side hole I have to pull the outside pitch.

So bottom line is if your 5 man just stands behind second go back to 4 outfielders.
, April 25, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: VEGAS SW CHAMPIONSHIPS

Agree well ran tourney for my group. no major problems

40 major
1. CPC
2. Ag painting
3. Rancid
, April 25, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Out of the Batters Box.

the way i see it is you learn to adjust. I'm 6'4" 280 and knew from playing in vegas often the box would be an issue so adjusted earlier in the week a home bp. I spoke with a director and it was measured and good.
The only issue i do see is the rule picture shows 4 feet from point of plate, in reality you only have 2.5 feet from in front of the plate. So i can see where that is a problem for many. I too learned to have my back foot even with the front of the plate for usssa. Well this isn't usssa and although I learned that way I am responsible to learn to adjust to the SSUSA box. So I did and i ended batting over .800.

Here is my only gripe with the out of the box call. Multiple umps had no problem calling it right away but in the 6th and open it wasn't called. when asked an ump said he didn't want that to effect the outcome of the game. Thats the part i have a problem with. You would call strike three for the last out of the game but not a rule you even said you were told to strictly enforce?

so here are my suggestions

dont call out of the box (the players dont care about it and we are the customers)

if you do call it call it all 7 innings every time not occasionally

If you are going to strictly enforce this more often in the future take away the plate as a strike and only use cut out mats.


, April 19, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Arroyo to Big League Dreams Friday Nite

seriously I think some people join forums just to criticize other peoples comments.
, April 19, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Arroyo to Big League Dreams Friday Nite

sign me up to play any field you assign us to Dave. Many like BLD because its different but I can care less.I play in them so much it lost its allure. My issues with BLD company is the parks are not 300 feet. All that money and not even standard.
But find the bright side in each park....LV BLD serves jager
, April 19, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Arroyo to Big League Dreams Friday Nite

bummer.
Its crazy I never thought to look but just did. Just 1 age group 40s the BLD park will rake in $5,500.00 plus just in entry fees to the park just from the 40s mens.

I know this isnt SSUSA so not bashing but this is a nice chunk just to pass a gate.
, April 17, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You make the call.

Try this on for size

1 out man on first, routine grounder to SS runner on first (1st baseman playing close to bag) deliberately hooks his leg around the 1st baseman, rolls on the ground then gets up and runs to 2nd. Safe at 2nd out at first on throw.

When asked why the runner did that after, he said it takes away a routine double play every time. Says he does the same thing when he needs to get a double on a hit. Will intentionally run into 1st and fall so ump sees it then continues to 2nd. Says he has gotten the call for years.
, April 3, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Trump Stote Softball Concerns

you nailed it on the head softbal4b

you are missing something lol

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