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Scott Tait

Location:
FresnoClovis, CA

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Men's 65

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, May 23, 2017
taits
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA Atlantic Coast Championships

Not a rumor, but NSA has also been in the process. And has been slightly for about 15 years. Both put on some good ones in areas this one does. Actually, ASA has done it for about 20 years, I used to do them for them.
, May 3, 2017
taits
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Roaster

I would think that a manager attending his first tournament would become aware of the roster add on time frame or requirements thereof. If not maybe the second event unless he had a dim whitted moment. All the ‘rules' are spelled out in advance & in plenty of time to make a needed arrangement for addons or loss of a player which is usually not done any way.
I wonder if having to pay the team that got ‘win’ by forfeit still applies. ouch.
, April 6, 2017
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: win loss records next to our ratings

From my perspective and I believe SSUSA's it's more than games won or lost. Primarily because of the number of teams in any given bracket-ratings and what type of event it is in. There are brackets with what I beleive is considered the relevent ones of 5 teams or more and them there are the brackets with only one or two where your no doubt play against other ages &\or out of your ratings division. Both of which IMO... SUCK. But SSUSA does do a pretty good job at placing those teams. It will never be EQUAL.
Go to have fun, enjoy the comraderie, and hopefully play at 100% and win.
Your last statement on seeing who you'd play against is I think one reason the teams aren't listed sooner, yet some teams still bail out causing more problems with scheduling and even field placement. Then you loose the fees if after the deadline when published. None are great things for players, teams or the Assn.
You know going in thre is a chance to play whomever and wherever, against younger, older and from different ratings. One need to think agout these before sending in entry fees. Go with your whole heart into it and play like that. Any less you start off doomed.

, March 14, 2017
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Female pursuing action to join all male league

Here in Fresno, Ca we have quite a few in the senior league. But like what's been mentioned that varies with the leage. Get their by-laws, most have their own web site that should have them posted. Chances are good if the city doesn't offer a womans league of the same kind, I believe you should have a valid argument.
If they want the league to grow as most do, this is one of the best methods. We have husbands and wives playing together and against each other.

, March 9, 2017
taits
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC 2017

TOC teams from snowbound states Dave, Only 8 it seems per your stats above, not a good or representative showing IMO, for number of qualified to attend, Right? That was the point. I do not know how many qualified and won't take the time to go through the page if even still up for those states & ages.
Over all team #'s are usually good most all events. Everywhere but a select few even in the summer.

RATIOS, t was same for most all years but most all years are ridden wirth snowbount teams as well. At least you shaved off about one month from what it used to be I believe if my menory serves me right. But i think it was years ago.
I think the point players are making besides my remarks here is the 3 month time frame you have between Nov next years event and the TOC, was not good let alone fair for everyone.
, March 8, 2017
taits
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC 2017

That's a joke Dave, ....Played out. Regarding your team comment out of how many TOC eligable Teams...
What's that only 8 teams? Not good IMO.
Well, this all is what it is.

Never did get that reply note from TH. No matter now though I guess. Didn't see them listed on any team bracket listing.
, March 8, 2017
taits
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC 2017

Complaints about the TOC dates has been a ongoing posting event every year. and rightly so. There has been time to renegotiate during the decade past.
But I think it's also about vacation time for them, undestandable as they can claim it as work.
Oh well, it's great event from what I read.
Trouble I see is for the many teams that are snow bound from at least Dec to Feb and rally do not have the chance to practice and stay in ball playing shape as the other parts of the nation do. Unless you consider shoveling snow works for that.
But in my own mind it helps out some because of they keep in shape still playing ball and hinders others because they can't, making the 'equality' playing issue a tad bit more unequal.
Fields should be the best out there as well. Why have poor quality fields for an Elitist event which it is supposed to be. Ant from what i read here there are some very questionable ones which I read every year.
Only places places I know of that would make the grade would likely be Mesqute, NV and St George, UT. Where most of us know have ample parks and fields. But ST G, tends to get cold after Oct. Haven't been to AZ fo I don'y know about them and Reno and Vegas have their issues too.
Blottom line is too long a break between EOS and TOC.
, Feb. 10, 2017
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: I-15 to St. George

You can get road info in the net Cal Trans is one.
, Jan. 31, 2017
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rating Question

My "guess" would be Major for either age group. But given you are mainly a 55 player. if they had to pick only one, it would be 55 major.
, Jan. 26, 2017
taits
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Flip Flop Rule

Nope! ... Defense is rewarded over offense by SSUSA ... Hope this helps ..

I think that would be a valid argument FOR pitching limit changes for higher or unlimited height, maybe even movement. Bringing down the favoring of\for the offense. Not necessarity from behind pitchers back though.
, Jan. 24, 2017
taits
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Advice

As mentioned Have fun. Meet the players around you, get to know some. Keep in touch if you can.
For the game give it your all, playing to will with the fun being in that and the comroderie within you get.
, Jan. 24, 2017
taits
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Seniors 75 and over allowed to use composite bats?

But them again you can use the older one like CU31 bats if you choose to. They won't perform well, but are legal.
Most were good for their time and balls used then were better. But these days not a preferred choice for bats or balls to for that matter.
But everyone is going by the same reues and using the same ball only difference are the bats we each use are somewhat different by make & model.
Wood & or Bamboo is out there too.
Ok that's all sarcastic but I'm havin a senior moment.
, Jan. 23, 2017
taits
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat prices

Yes they have and very far too much the last couple of years. http://www.easton.com/slow-pitch/products/bats
, Jan. 21, 2017
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: new ratings in December

17black,
If you won a tourney that is eligible for TOC play, you were rated In Dec for the rating you were for that WIN. I believe. This is mentioned in the SSUSA reply, if you read it.
After the TOC event you will go to the one where you are now rated at, MAJOR according to your post.
Always been this way some things never chance others change all the time for what I call moneys sake. Time limits, run limits, rule changes, Venues, etc.
Still the best game out there though.
Stay healthy.
, Jan. 19, 2017
taits
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Courtesy Runner From Home

!. true rules, but if in place, live with it.
2. I didn't make the rules the BOD did for the league.

BS on in the mail I didn't put that did I. And yes note form a Dr (Temporary) or one who wouldn't be elegible for a placard.
Those are the rule.
I could care less about other leagues. I only posted for what we have that is done as part of this discussion on the issue.
I'v e swung at a ball just to avoid a walk hoping for a better pitch next time too. No big deal. Who migh like to walk...maybe someone that can't hit. Most are there to hit I's say.
Have a good year.
, Jan. 19, 2017
taits
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken Question

They call it marketing. Not the only company that does this. Some cost less too but you have to study bats and read the info out on them as well as feedback.
Many great bats out there other than Miken.
, Jan. 18, 2017
taits
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Courtesy Runner From Home

Fresno....the arm pit of CA.
, Jan. 18, 2017
taits
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Courtesy Runner From Home

League here in resno area,
They alor runner from home iif have a Dr's note or disabled placard. BUT only allowed to 1. get to first, no extra bases. 2. Must be last person out. unless that person happens to be on base them t's the one before.
These work well here. No picking runners for this but when person who ran get to first then courtesy runner can come in. Only CR's 2 per inning though.
We also use that line but outside the box, right angle to home & base line.
Also these with CR's at home bat at end of lineup.

Might check the Am civil libertys disabilities law on the other aspects for competative events though. I believe there was a suit some years ago regarding this type is issue and was won, but might not have been about softball.

Omar
Why sould he be not allowed, if he can still defend a position and maybe even hit? Doesn't he can play well, especially OF, but at least he is in the game,.... sort of.

, Jan. 3, 2017
taits
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: New age eligibilty rules for 75s and 80s - Reactions?

Fred and Omar, your both correct but do see the other side as Sisavic mentions. That said I also believe the teams will drop some in order to get the younger guys given it better players for sure. Not a good overall situation, and a catch 22 for managers.
IMO it might be getting hard tto recruit or keep the older teams together for many reasons, sad state of affairs given that rules actually punish the older teams in certain ways.
Next will be add two 63 yr olds player on 65's teams
Two 58 yr olds players for 60's teams
One player for each for 50 and 55's who are 49. But in reality they could play at 48. Same applies to the above for 1 yr earlier I'd think...
But what the hell they bring in the teams, money and all that goes with it. High fees, why, not much has cost more unless your paying minimum wage, Low turnout brackets, questionable awards at many, great events management wise, only a few Umps questioned, list could continue but why are not all umps on the same page other than the "judgement calls"?
ok I'm rambeling....
Happy New Year all.
Can't wait for the reply on this one....
, Nov. 29, 2016
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why so many shaved senior bats

Some were baanned but not for long. One is a director. Lifetime should have been, it but might still be 5 or 10 years depending on if freely giving up bat to be checked or not.
Last time I was in St G they got two guys with them. 2007.
Not really checked into that anywhere, I'm aware of.
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