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, Sept. 29, 2016
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas Bat Display

WHY????

I don't get some of the responses on this thread. it seems when someone asks a question people read way too far into things. DB14 for, what appears to me, just wants the rules of advertising to be fair to all. TRI18 stated his company pays a sponsorship fee which gives him certain rights to promote. Even then it is still monitored and corrected when needed. DB14 seems to feel(my opinion) that one minute he promotes dudley then miken etc. Its a company he works for they sell more then 1 bat.
Now for tri18 to say he doesn't promote sales here that's a stretch but a good response none the less....lol

Hey guys have you tried this bat, its on fire.... great pop and if you want to talk more about how great it is here is my business number and did i mention we have them in stock at great prices....but im not selling here...

All and all it sounds to me that Alan IS following the rules, does gain sales from bat reviews and his company pays for the preferred treatment by way of sponsorship fees.

He is of good character and a nice person just as i'm sure DB14 is. So if you want to promote on here pay up.
My .025 cents
Vinny
, Sept. 21, 2016
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 40s in vegas

No sorry Benji we came in 14th. So you have to wait.
Major was
1. layer cakes
2. Cody Roofing
3. Smash
4. Diablos
5. Damaged Goods
6. Sofa Kings

I agree just as there are a hole players sometimes you get a hole umps. Overall a very good effort by SSUSA this year.

Anyone know what the standard protest is to a batters box not true to rules in size? Do you ask for a director? do you have to follow whatever the ump draws? The following game we played again and i asked the crew to make it wider and he said he was just following the line from before.
, Sept. 20, 2016
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 40s in vegas

on the box call I didnt ask for a director i just dealt with it and waited for an outside pitch that was a ball but in my sweet spot when I extend. The ump that called me a dick allowed my mound and said I was good at first at bat. So second and 3rd AB I used the same dirt pile. At 4th ab the other team complained again so he dragged a new line with his foot and said I let you get away with it all game and now your going to be a dick about it. I batted and grounded out. 5th at bat down 1 guy on 2nd the walk guy in front of me and I stood on the original mound and asked the ump if im good. He says sure, catcher argues and he says just play ball. Backside piss rod to tie the game and go on to win the game.
, Sept. 20, 2016
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 40s in vegas

Well run tourney this year. Thank you SSUSA!
Pros
Most games ran smooth.
most umps were on point and sociable as well
teams seemed evenly matched
When help was needed directors stepped in

We experienced 2 things. 1st some bums were punking our teammates 12 yr old son and wouldn't give our HR balls back to him unless he paid him. Director stepped in and punked the bum and problem was solved. The other occasion was more so against the team we were playing. 5 man would run up next to the pitcher and sometimes in front. We didn't care but the blue told him to move back to his position. Director stepped in and fixed the call
Cons
the batters box.
Each and every ump enforced the box in different ways. This became an issue for me as I stand on the chalk so if the box isn't 6 inches off the plate ad 36 inches wide it becomes a big adjustment for me. Some umps made lines in the dirt making the box 26 to 28 inches wide. Tough to adjust when you have a long swing and tall. Some umpires say just wipe the box away its not true to size, and some allowed my stance for most of game then force me into a smaller drawn box in a crucial at bat. Then called me a dick for complaining.
Only other con was seeding was a mess but that happens when trying something new.

Overall I rate the 40s major experience and A- for 2016.

Recommendations for next year
Umpires that are sociable and not about the power
With all the vendors out there I feel with the money spent the coaches meeting/raffles should have bats, gloves, jerseys added into the mix.
Standard rule if the batters box is not to exact measurements then enforcement should be 1 standard action. We have rules for a reason but to enforce a box rule when the criteria isn't met isn't right.
Until next year
Vinny

Vinny



, Sept. 12, 2016
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vendors

Sweet
Thanks for the detailed info SSUSA, I will let my guys know.
, Sept. 12, 2016
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vendors

SS11
Not complaining, I will drive to vendor if needed.
180 players were an estimate of the 21 teams in major + mens minus the teams I know have bat sponsors and wont be purchasing any from vendors.
I have never had issues at worlds always seem to run well.
, Sept. 9, 2016
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vendors

sorry to hear that for the bat vendors. At least for session 1 you have over 500 players going to be at desert breeze compaired to at best 180 at BLD and most players there have some bat endorcement.
Maybe you cant set up but at least send a rep

, Sept. 8, 2016
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vendors

Thank you SSUSA staff sounds like a plan.
, Sept. 7, 2016
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vendors

does anyone know what ball will be used for session one mens 40s. I want to buy some extra before we head to worlds.
, Sept. 1, 2016
HAT MAN
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: World Masters Championships

thanks again. Might have a jar for you Dave if you like to drink......
, Sept. 1, 2016
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Getting released from a team you don't want to play for any longer

I was kidding about middle but playing fair went out the window when you mess with a mans money.
This thread was dying so I had to resurrect it.

No matter what the coach tells him nothing will come of it from this board. He can follow the direction of SSUSA and hope to fix it for others in the future.
I am just saying if you messed with my enjoyment and money spent I would be escalating the natter one way or another.
, Sept. 1, 2016
HAT MAN
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: World Masters Championships

Thanks Dave
Will there be same day park switches for 40 major mens? You know like 12pm game at sunset and if you win 4pm at desert breeze?

No rush to get back I know you guys are busy
, Sept. 1, 2016
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Getting released from a team you don't want to play for any longer

middles open until he gets released. Put a bounty on their pitchers head until the release is completed.

I kid but since you wont be playing maybe you can keep book?

Benji I got your cigar but doubt I will see you based on field assignments.
, Aug. 31, 2016
HAT MAN
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: World Masters Championships

Hey old men start your own Thread this is for session 1 seniors....you know the 40s guys and gals!!!! lol Just waiting on the couple days to pass and see where we are playing lol

, Aug. 31, 2016
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Getting released from a team you don't want to play for any longer

simple say we guarantee it then if you play say you lied the rules will protect you. Your released and the thread is over.

That will be $89.95 please.
, Aug. 31, 2016
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Colin Kaepernick

and this thread should let you edit spelling mistakes....LOL
, Aug. 31, 2016
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Colin Kaepernick

lots of thought here. The irony is none of this matters to each other. When it comes to race and individual beliefs no one will change your mind, at lease not on a softball board. As a majority we have become accustomed to use an action or a statement and define it to meet our belief. All I see is peoples life experiences influencing one mans actions. With all these posts on here the majority relate to personal life experiences and biases to create their "I'm going to prove you wrong" post. No matter what the topic anyone can find the other side to it.
some post hey colin if you dont like it get out. Why do you have to leave because you dislike something? This country would be empty if that was law.
Some say he isn't a POS because he is speaking his mind and standing up. Well he is anything any person wants to call him, and a softball thread wont change that.
Some say he lost my respect or wont get my respect. He never asked for it
Some say he got his point across, look at everyone talking about it. No everyone is talking about his action (sitting) this thread as well as many others in social media spend 90% on his action and impact and 10% on the intended message.
Some use deflection to get their point across. Colin's point is disparity and not of inter race conflict. So whenever you start to lose in a debate you find something else that helps your cause.
Some say he is disrespecting the military by sitting down. So my challenge to all that say that even after he said he wasn't is... can you honestly say every time you hear the Anthem you are standing, you are quiet, you have your hand over your heart or saluting? I am willing to bet the answer is no. The superbowl party and you had to get your seat for the party, the ballgame where you whispered to someone but it was real quick though.

My thoughts are this.... if Colin wants change find a better way to do it, he has millions of dollars. Run a 60 second commercial every time the 49s play. God know i would rather see that then another Sara Mclachlan dog video. when your in a position of fame the avenues are endless, in my opinion he didn't use any of them. As far as his point I agree its an issue, one of many in this country. I will always stand by law enforcement, I will always stand by this country and I will always stand by equality. None of my beliefs will change the world we live in. All threads like this do is create more disparity among us. Their are bad people in this world of all race, creed and religions, teach the youth not to be one of them. Hate is taught not a gene they inherit. SEE YA ALL AT WORLDS!!!!
Vinny
Voodoo Sports

, Aug. 29, 2016
HAT MAN
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: World Masters Championships

I dont care much where assigned just played so much at BLD its not exciting any more. High prices, gate fees. But AC and shots are always good lol
, Aug. 29, 2016
HAT MAN
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: World Masters Championships

fingers crossed for anything but BLD for 40s major?
, Aug. 22, 2016
HAT MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Las Vegas Worlds

I will ask our high roller on our team he is always out there gambling. He doesnt even stay with us when its paid for by team fees because he gets nicer hotel rooms.
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