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Real name:
Vinny sieckowski

Location:
Tucson, AZ

Division:
Men's 50

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Sept. 25, 2023
HAT MAN
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batter out of the box

My take from this past weekend.
I don't mind the rule as it's been there since I started playing seniors. You learn to adjust just like you do if you play utrip or asa.

The problem is once the tournament starts no one is checking up on the umpires to see if they are consistent.
Friday I played at Cheyenne and the chalked box was even with back of the mat and chalked way forward. No one came close to stepping out of the box.
We move to bld and I'm called out of the box for the first time ever. I'm 6'4" dodger field. Box was close to 40"wide (not legal)
Saturday we play at sunset boxes are wider and longer then regulation

Lastly I watched several 40 major plus games Sunday and no box whatsoever and 70% were way out in front. Not 1 single call made.

This is the problem, inconsistent enforcement of the rule and physical dimensions. I had 4 different batting stances based on boxes and umpire enforcement

Vinny
Sept. 18, 2023
HAT MAN
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Field allocations for winter worlds

Suggestions

This has always worked well for me. At both worlds and winter worlds.
Reserve a hotel on opposite sides of city. Reserve rooms that allow for free cancelation up to the week before. Click pay at hotel and once field location is announced you cancel the hotel that is farthest.

Field locations and schedules have been released consistently as soon as they can get it done. So us as players need to adapt to that and make plans.
Hope this helps

Vinny
Sept. 6, 2023
HAT MAN
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: softballs that are kept in a cooler

Thanks Dave
So it must have a ssusa stamp on the ball or it can't be used. Got it

Vinny
Sept. 6, 2023
HAT MAN
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: softballs that are kept in a cooler

Dave
Are teams allowed to buy the baden 44/375 from the internet?
Or are we only allowed to use the ones ssusa sells?

Vinny
Sept. 5, 2023
HAT MAN
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 90s East vs West

I know this is a big ask but any chance someone could live stream this game for the many others that play in different sessions?
Maybe leave the Facebook link on here?
I would truly love to watch this game

Vinny
Sbob40s and sps/bandits 50s
Sept. 1, 2021
HAT MAN
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LV Worlds

Thank you. Wishing you all a smooth next 3 weeks
Vinny
Aug. 31, 2021
HAT MAN
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LV Worlds

Dave
So the xrocks I just bought can't be used? When did it change?

Vinny
Nov. 23, 2020
HAT MAN
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Winter World's Scores

Not sure if there is anything that can be done but I figured out this past weekend that those with android os had problems with brackets being updated.
Those on our team who had iphones when they clicked on division link it opens up. Those with android it required you to download pdf and can't be refreshed.

We still got updated so this isn't a complaint.

Que the
Iphone lovers

Vinny
SBOB/VOODOO SPORTS
40s major winter world champs
Nov. 5, 2020
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Registration Renewal

it really is easy
the standard.. you can renew online is there all year for those renewing from jan through worlds

If you want to renew for 2021 you will need to call from 8-12 weekdays (covid hours)

once the computer registrations start the year 2021 then you should be able to renew on line

please keep in mind in the last 2 months covid restricted staffing has had to find new fields, rewrite rules for covid and carry out 2020 worlds. Follow that up with a session 4 just ending and winter world/nationals not allowing any time for staff to take a proper shit.

just be patient

Vinny
Sept. 22, 2020
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: C19 at Worlds.

How about we just accept what 2020 has given us this year and not bash people. My only fear is that those that have played/ playing are going to press the hand of ssusa and the 40s group are going to be guilty of more swift actions and less warnings simply because of those that failed before us. The 40s, who statistically should be in better health should have no problem complying.
So let's just play ball, give the better half your wallet and send them to Laughlin lol

Vinny
Sept. 19, 2020
HAT MAN
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 40s schedule yet?

Nice, i like that. Good to know see you next week

Sept. 19, 2020
HAT MAN
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 40s schedule yet?

Quick question, how do you know who is American and who is national for 40s major?
I'm sure I'm missing something
Sept. 14, 2020
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Since when???

Mike
Here is my take.
With all respect this post/ seems to be outdated so comes across to me and me only like WTH/why now?

I play 40s and have been since i was allowed to. 8 years now. I for one am so glad SSUSA created the division. Based on the numbers over the last 5 years I think many other 40s players are too.
To address some thoughts, here are mine:
Are we seniors? no but its getting more and more challenging playing with the young kids.
Do we need sr bats? no, we could do just fine without them.
Do we use runners, all the time. simple I'm 6'4" 260 my 5'9" 175 will always be faster then me lol.

Why the division? We asked for it. More and more we asked for it. SSUSA made it happen. I would say at least on the west coast only 35% of 40s still play utrip and usa. The rest have just quit,coach or play benefits.
Why do we use sr bats? I think for uniformity. No separate set of rules, no well hes 50 playing 40 so he can use a sr bat. Added to what you said as a way to get used to the new program.
To me the rules work, the divisions works and everyone wins. SSUSA wins, bat companies win and 40s win.
Most of all, at least for me. The SSUSA 40s has revitalized the love I had for the game that was being lost with the younger generation of trash talk. It is the single most spoken reason I tell guys to start playing SENIOR ball. We play hard, tip the cap to the pitcher on middle shots, give props to a piss rod and share a beer after a great battle on the field. This game has brought too many good things into my life and I am beyond glad to be able to now play it as long as my body lets me.
Mike if you make it out to come watch, hit me up and we can share some stories!
Vinny
SBOB/VOODOO SPORTS
Aug. 31, 2020
HAT MAN
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Team forfeiting their seeding games

Sorry i meant tournament
Aug. 31, 2020
HAT MAN
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Team forfeiting their seeding games

Click on forms upper right then scroll down to rule book
Aug. 26, 2020
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Must be said

Cause it's too often forums become complaint ridden sewers, I want to say thanks.
Thank you Dave and Tiffany for helping with all my questions and roster issues.

While on limited office hours and/or working from home Dave and Tiffany were able to help me square up several acting coach duties that needed to be fixed.

Mind you all being done while ALL hands on deck mode getting ready for worlds was in full effect. Yes you can say it's their jobs but I'm gonna give credit and appreciation when it's clearly due.

Thanks again Dave and Tiffany

Vinny
Aug. 24, 2020
HAT MAN
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 40 worlds

Thank you ssusa. Fyi for those wondering you can stay in Kingman or bull head city or Laughlin(40 min drive to Kingman)

Ssusa are these the 275 fields at centennial park? If so the crew does an amazing job on maintaining them. They really take pride in their work all tournament long
Aug. 23, 2020
HAT MAN
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 40 worlds

Thanks Dave just wanted to know a full refund can be given after location announcement.

See you up the road, wink wink

Vinny
Aug. 22, 2020
HAT MAN
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 40 worlds

Dave,
If we pay by card and the event location is not to our liking are we guaranteed a full refund?
May 19, 2020
HAT MAN
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Location change of States & Regionals

CALZONA states sounds good to me! Kinda makes me hungry too lol
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