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Vinny sieckowski

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, July 14, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Results of the SCSSA Beach Bash 17

Benji

Quit telling stories....everyone knows what you last posted isn't true.
If the average age of sommerville 55 is 59 years old then how can 5 guys under 55 play on a 50s team. Even if you had a 25 man roster and 20 were 59 and 5 were 54 you are still averaging 58 years old.

I expect better from you in the future. TELL THE TRUTH see you soon
buddy

Let me answer a few of your questions. JK 50's consists of 7 Sommerville guys. Five still play on the 55 team and the other 3 weren't old enough. So essentially JK and Sommerville are synonymous.

And the average age of the Sommerville 55 team is 59 years old. They currently do not have a player under the age of 56. Sommerville played in the 50 division for 10 years some of which the team name was Mavericks and most players could have moved up to 55.

, July 7, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: You make the call

Good explanation Dave.

I used something similar on another call.
Runner came into right hand box to pick up bat. No play at the plate but I called the runner out for coming into the box. He wasnt happy saying I get the rule but I was just getting the bat out of the way for the guy behind me in case he tried to score. I did it for safety not for anything else.
I said I understand what your saying but your saying you did it for safety and the runner behind you must touch the line so there was no safety issue with the bat laying there.
, July 7, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: You make the call

Totally hear you Dave. So with that said can I as a player on deck just go stand in the right hand box to make sure my runners cross the line? As long as I don't interfere with the catcher.

Seems like it is wrong but that's the focus of the post.
1. as an ump did i make the right call? based on your post....i made wrong call
2. whats to prevent on deck batters consistently doing this to save their team an out by running in the box?

I like to help myself as both the ump and player and will most definitely tell the player I made the wrong call next week. I just know his next question will be so then I can do it all the time as long as I don't make contact with catcher or runner?
, July 7, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: You make the call

We adapted some of SSUSA rules for regular league where im from and while I was umpiring I had a situation that I cant find in rule book. So want to hear from you all.
There is a play at the plate/line. Runner is past commitment line running at an angle towards the batters box/home plate. Catcher is out front with foot on the plate with his body on near the lefty batters box. As the runner gets closer the on deck batter runs into the right hand batters box and picks up the bat used by the hitter but stays in the right hand box with bat in hand waiving to the runner to move towards the line.
Catcher makes the catch without inference but the runner crossed the line before the catch.

Is the runner safe or out? I made a judgement call and called the runner out. My reasoning was in my opinion he was running right towards the batters box and if the on deck batter didn't stand in the box waving him over the runner would have ran into the box.


, June 30, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Thrown Ball "Out Of Play"

Duke question.
It says the base runner gets the base he is going to plus one. If a guy is on second or any base for that matter and is returning to the occupied bag at the time of a throw is it then just an additional bag. I.E runner returning to second and ball is thrown out of play runner is awarded second(the base he was going to) and 3rd.
, June 28, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 40+

you should be able to find a quality team in your area. You are only allowed yo play on teams that are from connecting states. You have 8 states so expect several calls soon. Welcome to Sr. ball you will love the game all over again.

Vinny
, June 27, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Can you play both 40's and 50's?

you can play both with some rules.

if you are major plus in 50s you can only play 40 major not aaa and so on.
Just know your body,a friend played both in same weekend and had to pull out in the if game for his 40s team as he was exhausted.
, June 27, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Texas State Championships

40s division

1st. SBOB/VOODOO SPORTS
2ND. HAMMERTIME
3RD. El Paso 40s
4th. Dirty Sanchez

Want to Thank the Director for his hospitality and running a great event. While we wished we had more teams the brackets were organized and things ran well. Umpires were above standard and a nice full sub jersey for winning it was a welcomed touch.

I was impressed with both the director and an umpire with their willingness to be up front an honest on a ruling that was not correctly enforced at the time.

In our winners bracket final game there was a play at home where the runner was called out based on his entire foot was not over the line at the time the the catcher caught the ball. When I asked the umpire for his reason for the out call he showed me the runner's footprint where only half of his foot was over the line. I asked the ump if he would call the director due to a rules interpretation and he was polite and said sure. The ruling stood from the director as an out. After that game the director took it upon himself to confirm the the line rule and had realized he was wrong. As long as any part of the runner's foot touches that line before the catch he is safe.
After the game both the director and umpire took the time to tell us they made a mistake and advised of the correct call. This didn't have to happen but it did and INTEGRITY goes a long way with our team so thank you for that.
Nice complex in El Paso just seemed like they ran out of funds and used poor quality dirt and no foul lines or poles for the umps to use.
Thanks for having us Texas
Vinny
SBOB/VOODOO SPORTS

, June 15, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Pretty sad

I hear you Ben, just seen too many people get quieted for fear of either team or individual punishment.Not here but in general. My old job used to do it all the time. If a line officer would complain in a group they would be asked to speak to a sup privately. The sups would keep the individual complaints behind closed doors but often there were 20 more staff that had the same complaint and if they knew others felt the same way they might speak up.
For softball I see a board as a way to weed out an individual complaints compared to a group complaints.
Lets say I had a problem with running to first on a hit instead of 3rd. If I was the only one then hey its something I have to accept but if 1000 players agreed with me then maybe a rule change could be reviewed.
I think all softball sanctions should have a player panel that accepts complaints, suggestions etc and they meet each year with the powers that be.

, June 14, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Pretty sad

I just dont get why any time someone states something it has to have a name to it.

What does anyone's name have to do with the statement. I see it on so many softball boards.

Hell LE dispatch dont say thanks for the tip but since you dont have a name to give us we wont believe it.

I have no dog in raiderman66 post but I just dont see why a name must be assigned to thoughts, opinions and or actual events. you shouldn't have to subject yourself to possible retaliation just to be a whistle blower.
, June 12, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2017 TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

mad dog its up.

Any chance we can get the El Paso 40s team to come to Tucson to play since there are only 4 team and 3 are from Tucson AZ. Hell between the 3 Tucson teams we can pay your hotels and still save money lol.

No fault of SSUSA but sad that a big state like Texas cant get teams to play in their own state championship.


, June 8, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2017 TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

SS staff any help
, June 7, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2017 TEXAS STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS

Wondering who the contact number is for the 40s division in El Paso in 2 week?

Will this board be posting the teams entered tomorrow? I know brackets etc will be posted later just wondered if the Teams Entered tab will be added to tournament thread


Vinny

, June 7, 2017
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Trump ball used in Reno - 40 Major plus

I agree 40s should use stote. For 1 reason
I carry 2 ball bags one with x rocks and 1 with stotes. I only do this because on occasion when the stote wasn't in stock we used x rocks outside of Vegas.


SS staff just curious are you at liberty to say how long the x rock contract goes until? if not no worries my 1 hand home runs with the x rocks excite the ladies in Vegas!!!!lol

Now if we can just step up the midwest and east coast mens 40s numbers for some big events we will be golden!!!
, 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?
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