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, Nov. 15, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2017 Tournament Schedule?

HAT MAN ... Any team below Major+ may have no more than three players with qualifying rating experience history of the next higher level than the team they seek to join ... In the same age group: AA may have up to three AAA, AAA may have up to three Major and Major may have up to three Major+ ... In NO event may Major+ history players play at the AAA or AA level in the same age group ... The same prohibition would preclude a Major history player playing at AA in the same age group ...

DieselDan ... That presumption is incorrect ... The player rating experience history limitations apply to the entire master roster ... A team may NOT stockpile more than three out of rating players to say that they will only bring three to any given tournament ... The most common "trick" is to attempt to "drop/add" at the higher level like a little roster shell game ... We're getting better at catching on to that one ...


, Nov. 14, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WINTER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

• SESSION #2 REVISION @ CHAPARRAL PARK • Due to the late withdrawal of a 40-MAJOR team (T's Train/Miken - CA), the 40-Masters Division was reduced from 18 to 17 teams ... The 40-Major bracket was re-drafted to an 11-team three-game-guarantee bracket and Friday mixed pool play was revised accordingly ... Revisions are online ... Good luck!


, Nov. 14, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Quick pitch

Initial thoughts are [1] it's a judgment call not subject to appeal or protest; [2] if you're not ready to hit, it's probably not a good idea to loiter in the batter's box; and [3] a reminder that you can't call time, but but you may only request, which the umpire (usually) grants ...

Also, you quoted the Definition of a Quick Pitch at Rule Book §1.56 ... The actual playing rule is at Rule Book §6.11 (on page 35), is a bit more specific than the definition, and takes precedence over the definition ...


, Nov. 14, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Some justice served.

We are not attorneys and make no effort to try to explain the plea agreements reached or the resultant actual/likely sentences ... For those so inclined, here are the Case Summaries for Steve and Kristi McKinlay ... They are lengthy documents, at eight and seven pages of small print, respectively ...

• GSC/McKinlay Case Summaries: Steve McKinlay | Kristi McKinlay


, Nov. 14, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 75 AAA team looking for Shortstop for Phoenix Winter Worlds

Contact Chuck Godman
with the 75 AAA Las Vagas Coyotes team
seeking a shortstop to play in the upcoming Winter Worlds in Phoenix
702-281-8225
, Nov. 14, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: BATTERS BOX

"..After hitting the ball..", we would presume he is out of the box when he has completely vacated the confines of the batter's box on his way down to first base, but we don't see any rules issue with that ... However, if you were asking for the definition of what constitutes being out of the box at the moment you hit a ball, that's in Rule Book §7.3:
________

7.3 • BATTING POSITION
A. The batter must have at least some portion of both feet on or inside the lines of the batter's box at the start of the pitch. A batter who steps out of the batter’s box at any time during the pitch and then hits the ball, fair or foul, shall be called out. Steps out means touching the ground completely outside of the lines of the batter’s box. (See §1.5)


, Nov. 11, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Age question for Feb TOC Florida

Yep ... In theory he could play 55+ in Phoenix next week at age 53 ... So long as he turns 54 in 2016 (and obviously, 55 in 2017)
, Nov. 10, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Some justice served.

Dbax has NOT been banned from ANY SSUSA Home Office administered events ...
, Nov. 9, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Age question for Feb TOC Florida

The 2017 T.O.C. is a 2016 Season Roster Event ... As such, players are eligible to participate in the 2017 T.O.C. only if they were otherwise eligible to be on that team in the previous season ... It appears that you will not be eligible for a 55+ team until this 2017 season ... As such, you may not participate on any T.O.C. attending team above the 50+ age group this time around ... If you have any further questions, please call the SSUSA office at (916) 326.5303 and ask for an eligibility person ...
, Nov. 9, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Some justice served.

Scott ... You typed it perfectly ... The Newsletter had it wrong, which was solely our error ...
, Nov. 9, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WINTER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

• SESSION #1 REVISION @ DESERT WEST • Due to a late withdrawal of a 70-AA team (Doughboys - NV), the 70-Silver Division was reduced from eight to seven teams and the 70-AA Division collapsed ... The new format is a two-game round robin to seed a three-game-guarantee bracket ... NO other Divisions of play at Desert West were affected ... Revisions are online ... Good luck!


, Nov. 8, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Some justice served.

Correction to Newsletter
A headline in the Senior Softball Newsletter last week regarding the sentencing of a God's Sports Company owner for fraud mistakenly labeled the company as "GSF," rather than "GSC." We apologize for the error. SSUSA

, Nov. 8, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NEWSLETTER CORRECTION

A headline in the Senior Softball Newsletter last week regarding the sentencing of a God's Sports Company owner for fraud mistakenly labeled the company as "GSF," rather than "GSC." We apologize for the error.

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, Nov. 7, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: injured player

If the player is ejected and there is no substitute available, his spot in the batting order is an out EVERY time it comes around ... That's not normally a viable option, even for you!
, Nov. 7, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: injured player

Gavin5 ... With the luxury of "20-20 hindsight", that's probably the smart move ... Batter injury while still at bat is a rare occurrence ... But not being there and not knowing the severity of the injury or anything about the game situation, all we can do is suggest the ruling and hopefully it's instructional in some manner for the future ...
, Nov. 5, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WINTER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets for SESSION #2 (Men's 40+ through 60+ and All Women's Divisions) of the 2016 Winter World Championships in Phoenix, Glendale and Scottsdale, AZ, have been posted and are available from the links below and on the event's Tournament Page ... The caveats mentioned in the initial post of this thread regarding SESSION #1 apply here as well ...

TOURNAMENT TIDBITS • The 2016 edition of the Winter World Championships shattered last year's tournament record (178) by 32 teams and is the second most attended event of the 2016 calendar year ... It surpassed both Rock 'n Reno (200) and the Southwest Championships (194) ... The SESSION #2 attendance (145) is also larger than three of the four sessions of the 2016 World Masters Championships ... Thank you and good luck!

DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets (PDF's)

• Men: 40-Masters | 50's | 55's | 60's

• Women: 40-Masters | 50's, 60's, 65's & 70's

• Complete: All Ages & Divisions Large file: 52 pages


, Nov. 5, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: injured player

B.J. ... Tough circumstance to be in, but we would rule that he is out for his failure to complete his at bat when he was injured ... Additionally, he would be out in his next at bat pursuant to Rulebook § 4.4C. at page 24, which states in part: "..If the player leaves for any reason other than ejection, an out shall be recorded only on the player's first subsequent at bat.." [Bold emphasis added] ...

With the lack of a substitute, this is a form of the short handed rule as it relates to offense ...Since he began, but was unable to complete, the injury at bat, that stands on its own and he would also be out the next time, the "first subsequent at bat" ... Simple analysis: The unfinished current injury at bat CANNOT also be the first subsequent at bat ...


, Nov. 4, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: winter worlds Phoenix

HAT MAN ... Turnout at 210 teams is exceptional, making this the 2nd largest event of the year ... Don't know what the specifics of the vendor situation might be. This is an "Adidas" exclusive sponsored event, so they are the only authorized vendors ... They haven't advised us yet what their deployment plans may be ...

The Men's 40-Masters will be combined for mixed pool/seeding play followed by DE Brackets for the 40-Major+ and the 40-AAA ... The 40-Major will play a three-game-guarantee bracket ... Location will be at CHAPARRAL PARK in Scottsdale (on Hayden Road) .. Four-field complex with 325' fences ... Good luck!


, Nov. 3, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2017 Tournament Schedule?

TENTATIVE dates for the 2017 Spring World's in St. George, UT, and possibly Mesquite, NV • SESSION #1 (65+ and older) is Tuesday-Thursday, March 21-23 • SESSION #2 (60+ and younger, except for 40-Masters) is Friday-Sunday, March 24-26 ... Spring "National's" are in Florida ...
, Nov. 1, 2016
SSUSA Staff
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: WINTER WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS 2016 • DRAFT Game Schedules & Brackets

• SESSION #1 ADDITIONAL REVISIONS @ ROSE MOFFORD • Due to a late team withdrawal (Fairway Ford 80's) and another roster composition based rating change (New Concepts I was moved from 75-AAA to 75-MAJOR), further revisions were required for the 75+ and 80+ Division schedules ... Revisions are online ... Good luck!


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