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Oct. 21, 2014
Topic: Women's softball
Discussion: Phoenix Nov 14-16, 2014

At my request, "Broadway" above gave me permission to post a review of her play. I am a some-time manager of teams on which she has played. Broadway is an amazing athletic, intelligent 1B woman and shortfielder. I love it when she is playing either of these positions on teams I am managing. Broadway does play other positions well too. Broadway is also a "team player." She is easy to get along with and is always cheerful and enthused for the team's play and her play. She owns her mistakes (a little too self-deprecatingly, IMO) and never criticizes others. I do not think her sense of humor is warped. It's fun! If you sign Broadway, I doubt you will be sorry.
Jan. 8, 2014
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: where are all the pitchers

Someone please check my assumptions:
Major League Baseball
exit speed, well hit baseball = 100 to 120 mph
distance to pitcher's mound = 60 feet

time to react (conservative estimate) = 60 / 100 * 3600/5280 = 0.41 sec

Slow pitch Softball
exit speed, well hit softball = 90+ mph
distance to pitcher's mound = 50 feet

Slow pitch softball time to react = 50/90*3600/5280 = 0.38 sec

So far it seems a 50+year old, amateur softball pitcher's reflexes have to be on a par with a 20-something major leaguer's. Given how major league pitchers at times are hit by a line drive, the chances of injury in senior softball seem to be foreseeable. Requiring the masks makes sense to me.

Jan. 4, 2014
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rules Committee Minutes

Thank you. I have written (Senior Games; email and the ASA (whose rules are used in some senior events; email, asking them to consider the rule change SSUSA adopted. I hope others might write so all may play safely, fairly and without fear of liability.
Jan. 2, 2014
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rules Committee Minutes

Can someone please explain to which senior tournaments SSUSA rules apply? E.g. do they apply to Senior Olympics? Thank you.
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