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, Dec. 15, 2015
curveball
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a team in the Portland/Beaverton area. AAA or Major (60)

He is aware of the entire softball scene in the greater Portland/Vancouver area and I'm sure is familiar with 60 AAA and Major travel teams. Good luck.
, Dec. 14, 2015
curveball
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: new rule 6.16 WIND OR SUN AFFECTING BOTH PITCHERS

Cat, wouldn't you rotate to keep the pitcher at the same angle? We did this pitcher movement in Mesquite tourney during rising sun for one game 2 weeks ago. It was OK. Better than swing and miss when you couldn't see at all. As a right handed batter, the only down side I saw was a smaller area to pull down the line.
, Dec. 12, 2015
curveball
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a team in the Portland/Beaverton area. AAA or Major (60)

Call Rick at Four Seasons Athletics and Awards in Milwaukie OR, he'll guide you in the right direction.
, Nov. 29, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2015 ISA/SSUSA National Convention - Reno, Nevada

Good idea OZ, but not going to happen, to much expense for something to low on the priority list. As proof, please sign in to this post if you are attending Reno and are not a paid rep. OZ, this is going to be a very small sign in list. Airfare, rental car, hotel, and meal expense on top of missing work, you "ain't" going to get many attendees with those costs talking about whether we should use a screen or not or whether we should continue with a mat. Just plain not important enough for the expense, but great keyboard material for the internet to share an opinion.

SSUSA knows what the "hot button" topics are on this site and if important to them, they will place on the docket for discussion and possible vote.
, Nov. 28, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: For 70 and over. 11 players on the field. Like or Dislike

Dislike. Never understood why when a guys power gets diminished due to age/strength, they stick in another fielder to cut down on an area the player has been conditioned to hit to for decades. Why do we punish the veterans?Younger age guys use the 5 man outfield to do the same, but they have the speed to play with 3 outfielders. 70's should not be subjected to learning a new way to hit, with decades of playing experience, they should be able to continue in their golden years playing the same game they are used to.
What is the heck is the reason this was implemented in the 1st place? Are those thoughts still worthy of consideration currently?
At the top level, it's hard enough to field a 10 man line up, let alone find an 11th man to play a position that he has no experience playing.
From my experience, the top level 70's would prefer the 10 man defense.
, Nov. 27, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SCREENS IN TOURNAMENTS

Web, deaf ears huh? Not surprised. Some don't think it's a big deal, but I don't hear of many infielders asking to have a rubber installed in front the their fielding area! If we still had to maintain contact with said rubber, I'd have no gripe. But it serves no purpose and should be considered a safety hazard.
, Nov. 26, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SCREENS IN TOURNAMENTS

Oly, I always do my best to fill in and level the rubber where I can, but there are situations where multi use fields have several rubbers and not enough dirt to make a safe situation, especially where the baseball kiods pitch from. There are fields where the rubber has been pounded in and the bottom of the rubber is flush with the ground, no way to level that situation. I've got a roller bag, but don't feel I should have to bring shovel etc. to make the mound area safer. In the name of safety, with no purpose for our game, I see no need to keep ones that could cause injury in place. If they are flush with the ground and toe hole can be leveled, play on.
, Nov. 24, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SCREENS IN TOURNAMENTS

Webbie, you are correct on the rubber deflections. With the advent of the pitchers box, there is no need for a rubber. They should be removed for tournaments; then replaced afterwards to leave the field playable for local intended usage. With not having to keep a pivot foot in contact with said rubber based on current rules, it's just another posssible cause for a pitcher injury. Eliminate it!
, Nov. 9, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SCREENS IN TOURNAMENTS

Wecome back Gary.
, Nov. 8, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tanel cleats

I have a pair of Boombahs that were new for Dalton, then 60's Vegas, and 70's Vegas, plus 2 BP's. Sole has come loose from the body of the shoe at the toe on both shoes. Love how they feel to play in, but they sure don't last like other turfs I've owned. I'm going to try and glue the sole back on and see if I can get a few more miles out of them.
, Nov. 7, 2015
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: AAA team from PA defeated by Major team

LOL crusher. Think you may be correct on the age groups.
Every 70+ team I asked said do away with the 11th man!
, Nov. 7, 2015
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: AAA team from PA defeated by Major team

You are correct Birdie, just another reason to do away with the 11th man in 70's. Hard to find any that want the 11th guy! Any reason why the rule was implimanted? Seems to be more of a Church picnic or opening day T-Ball
type rule. Where the more the merrier, it's just for fun......not a sincere competitive game.
, Nov. 5, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SCREENS IN TOURNAMENTS

I have no idea why so many balls are hit up the middle with an extra fielder. The extra fielder isn't usually standing directly behind 2nd base, he is usually 6-8 feet from the side of the bag, leaving the biggest hole in the infield between himself and either SS or 2nd baseman, depending on right or left hand batter. I'd guess the batters are trying to hit that hole; and, with not having to hit like that(having to change swing) in decades of playing, I guess they aren't very good at it.
As to why implement the 11th in younger groups, the younger groups are using the extra player format in their infields now, may as well give them the 4th outfielder and make the rule uniform. The younger groups are the ones that would do better against the 11 man "D". It will create some outs though and that would quicken up the game. May even help getting more 7 inning games.
I've seen several mentions that type rule belongs in the younger age groups, not the older where they need all the help they can muster.
Jar, don't you see a lot of teams in the 40's and 50's using the 5 man infield?
, Nov. 5, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Ratings for the New Season

Thank you, much appreciated.
, Nov. 5, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Ratings for the New Season

"A team that wins one of the three "automatic move" championships in a bracket of more than five teams ... Those three tournaments are ...

1. The LVSSA/SSUSA World Masters in Las Vegas;
2. The SPA World Championships in Dalton, GA; and
3. The ISA Senior World Series in Columbus, IN

is automatically moved up.

Is this quote from the SSUSA office still correct?
, Nov. 5, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SCREENS IN TOURNAMENTS

Jarwood, the middle extra fielder doesn't stop balls from being hit up the middle. SSUSA needs to implement the "extra" fielder in the younger age groups, where it's being used now. THE 70's DON'T LIKE IT; after a long career in a game without it, as the skills diminish, you stick another player out there on defense. Lots of younger teams employ the 5 man infield where it is needed, let them play with 11. I watched them at Doc Romeo during the worlds, I'd say the majority of the Major and Major+ teams used the 5 man.
GET RID OF THE 11th MAN RULE IN 70's.
, Oct. 9, 2015
curveball
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Is it illegal to glue your endcap back in?

Hey Yinzer, I feel you owe me a refund. That Ultra II Legacy you sold me cracked last week at BP. Shouldn't I have gotten more than just 3 years and about 5,000 wings out of that Legacy that was very well used when I bought it from you?
They don't make them like that anymore.....
Hope all's well Vin.
, Oct. 1, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 70 Major Results????

Ruth Realty
AMR
Tharaldson's
Michaels
, Oct. 1, 2015
curveball
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Outfield conditions a BLD

Like Bruce, played there Mon thru Wed, I play the extra fielder position, didn't see any problems on the fields we were on, nor did I hear any of our outfielders complain about that type of problem.
, Sept. 23, 2015
curveball
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Sunset Park

Eastern Ave @ Warm Springs St.
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