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Real name:
Scott Tait

Location:
FresnoClovis, CA

Division:
Men's 65

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, Nov. 5, 2016
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Some justice served.

GSF BAT OWNERS GUILTY
SANTA ANNA -- Godís Sports Company owners Steven McKinlay and Kristi McKinlay pled guilty last week in Southern California to bilking their bat company and church investors out of $3 million.

They produced the GSC bat, which was used in senior softball. Steven was sentenced to 9-11 years in prison and Kristi has not been sentenced yet.

Too bad some kind of restitution wasn't included in the decision. But I hope they have a really bad time in the slammer.
Thank SSUSA for the news post.
, Nov. 2, 2016
taits
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Is it a catch?

BJ, I missed that you are correct. I stoped at the end of the 1st line...

At least I can admit my errors.
, Oct. 31, 2016
taits
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Is it a catch?

Could be had no control of ball, no catch. You have to see it to know facts.
, Oct. 27, 2016
taits
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1-1-----0-0 count

It's been a hitters game for years. Still will be unless you change pitch movement and or height.
some of us hit middle as common place, I do. Many others do it as well and some are better than others.
Been hit as a pitcher also so I do know how it is.
, Oct. 27, 2016
taits
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1-1-----0-0 count

Can't recall this ever being brought up. But a middle of the road and much better than 1\1. Good for me.
, Oct. 26, 2016
taits
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Is it a strike if ball hits front edge of strike mat and also kicks up some dirt?

Where you guys living, in the twilight zone. A strike is a strike 'cheap' or in the middle of the dame thing. Pitchers job (or was mine at least) is to hit it how ever he can & try to keep batter from hitting or getting on base. Front, back, side to side, corners and edges are fun too.
, Oct. 25, 2016
taits
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: FRESNO HEAT 55 AAA LOOKING FOR THREE PLAYERS

I tried to email you but it was returned. e-me if you still have addy or look through my post its all over.
, Oct. 21, 2016
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching screen

I've also seen the bownet used and didn't like it but to each his own.
, Oct. 21, 2016
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching screen

PowerNet link from other post:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B016YZGURG/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


, Oct. 20, 2016
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching screen

IMO the Powernet is too wide for game use and like what was posted elsewhere needs to be grounded. Very wide ned and tall.
Pitch safe is a little larger that mound dimension. long lastig unlesssomeone consistantly hit the wooden box. It will crack that... But I fixed ine for a team. Still in use I believe. that work to it was ovr 4 years ago. Used for leagues quite a bit in CA.
, Oct. 15, 2016
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Loss of a California Player in St. George

Ed was that by any chance the Porterville Patriots team?
, Sept. 20, 2016
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New to this, rules for finding a team

Boardering states, primary rule.
, Sept. 20, 2016
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 40s in vegas

Rule 7.3(1) if batter erases part of the box he get a strike. However since the UMP is an 'offociating' component he should suffer a game payment forture or something more serious if he does it... No mention the Umps doing the obliteration...not good.

I'm sure you're not the only player that had to adjust for one reason or another, but every player has to contend with it. As for being called a dick that isn't good either. I think he has problems.

, May 25, 2016
taits
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Wants to play and practice

Start out by joining a local league to get playing experience. Go hit on your own or with a friend for hitting practice.

Practice, practice, practice, it pay off.

That might shed some of the Fuzz....lol
Good luck & stay healthy.
, May 24, 2016
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: getting 3 games vs our 5

Unfortunate for rain outs but it happens.
You might consider getting a Farmers Almanac for they are pretty accurate...however the weather patterns have been changing the last couple years so they could be wrong now...I haven't used one for the last two years.
Checking on weather forecast far ahead of game days and long before time runs out to cancel with no loss of monies is important.
, May 24, 2016
taits
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Boombah bats

Looked at the site yesterday and while they do not give the BPF ratings I think they will be inline with the 1.21. They got caught a few years back on one over the limit. The few I saw were not SSUSA or senior bats. All other assn's were there in one form or another with 2 piece bats primarily but not all. Maybe I missed them. The Boss 3 is what i looked at.
I'm a bataholic and didn't see anything I'd care to try out when I can get back into it. Have some good looking shoes though.
, May 24, 2016
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Re-Rated without playing a tournament

Tone,
I think IF you had all your info needed (beneficial & ratings related) needed for re-evaluation, if all was favorable you might get what you want. Remember all I have is what is posted you have all related info needed from past events or should have to back up your points for this. Good luck.
I believe thay are as fair as possible as have about the best ratings 'scale' in use by any assn.

Food for thought: Some other thoughts\info to get might be umpires views and score book copies. Many teams keep them but not all and it is a valuable source for game info.
, May 22, 2016
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Re-Rated without playing a tournament

I know a team that won I believe it was 7 events years ago and was never moved up. Team doesn't exist now under same manager & do not see it listed now. That was a Ca team back then.
I look at it as who you know, who you....
, May 22, 2016
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: getting 3 games vs our 5

How about:
Boycott their events. A lot of no interest &\or shows or teams that usually show should hurt them.
Money is the driving force these days, hurt them in the pocket book.
, May 21, 2016
taits
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Re-Rated without playing a tournament

Tone....it down somewhat.
Been there.

As I see it you initiated a 'new team". And as such they usually a start off as AAA, but IF, SSUSA finds "discrepancies" in the proposed roster as far as players go, & may have played at a higher ratings bracket within the last two years and IF again, there are more than 3 players that did so, you're likely to be booted up as it seems happened at least as how I read this. But I've been wrong before.
I played on a team a couple years ago that was an established team but wanted to go to a different event. They picked up at least three above our rating and were moved up. I didn't go with them cause I knew they didn't have a chance and they didn't do well.
Teams are given the primary "rating", however players are also rated* and it does effect the team they play on. Via the rating index which works pretty well.
* player ratings come into effect by the team they play on whether or not they (the players) are any good.
So it you pick up a player know their team history. That's part of the managers job. I think it you are looking and need a definite answer as to who is rated what, Call and ask them, I think you will get a reply from most likely George.
Teams always seem to get pissed when moved up but rarely complain when moved down unless their performance saw to that on its own.
One thing is for sure there are many areas that lack M+ teams that play, and having to play in combined brackets in my opinion sucks. But it is a event to attend if you think it would be worth the time & expense.
One way to find out who possible might attend is to look at the past tournaments played... most teams seem to attend the same ones each year.
You'll work it out. Have fun and enjoy the game but stay healthy.
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