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, Aug. 10, 2017
Jon44
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Eastern National Results

I do not play in any ISSA tournaments, but looking at their site you can quickly see they use Quick Scores to get the results and publish schedules/brackets for their site. My local City rec league also use this same third party site/service and it is efficient and easy-to-navigate. What we don't see is the cost to implement something like this for our tournaments. Would individuals be willing to pay slightly more for the convenience of having almost instant scoring at all tournaments? I for one would be good with that, but maybe I stand alone here.


, Aug. 9, 2017
Jon44
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: POSTING ALL SCORES IN 2017

I would love it if there was a way to get scores posted during the tournament. I am not able to attend every tourney, but would love to check scores at the end of the day or next day to follow the action to see which of my friends teams are doing well. It seems in this day and age this would not be overly difficult to do. Things seem to be quite antiquated the way they are done now on the site.

I know this is an extreme example because a lot was going on, but it took almost a month from when the 50's played to get scores posted for the SoCal Championships, which was a TOC qualifier tournament. Surely we can do better than that.

I know the folks in Sacramento have a lot on their plate. I enjoy the tournaments and for the most part ALL things are run extremely well, in my opinion. It would be great if someone looked into some way to post scores as fast as possible. This isn't a super big deal, but would really be a "nice to have" thing.
, Aug. 7, 2017
Jon44
Topic: Bats
Discussion: shaved bats

That's actually my point. No one would admit they are shaving their bat, but I am surprised how open some people talk about having their bats rolled. Rolled bats are just as illegal as shaved bats. Both are clearly happening, but I am just shocked how freely people talk about rolling their bats.
, Aug. 7, 2017
Jon44
Topic: Bats
Discussion: shaved bats

I have not run into Senior players who shave their bats knowingly, but I don't doubt that it's happening. I have heard multiple conversations around people who have rolled their bats to speed up the break in period. These people do not feel like they are cheating or that there is anything wrong with rolling their bats to open them up. I have seen this many times on the site-- any process other than hitting a ball to break in a bat (including hitting a bat against a tree, which I too have seen many times) is considered altering the bat and is illegal. In short, rolling bats is illegal. If you are hitting a bat that was rolled, you are cheating. These bats are hot enough out of the wrapper. It's not worth it to cut corners in an attempt to save time. People can get seriously hurt.
, July 19, 2017
Jon44
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC SoCal Championships

No worries Dave-- I just wanted to make sure I wasn't missing something! I appreciate the fast response.
, July 19, 2017
Jon44
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC SoCal Championships

I apologize if I have missed it, but I can't seem to find where the results have been posted. I know how our team did obviously, but was curious about other divisions/age groups to see how some of my friends finished up. Usually I see the results on the tourney main page, but I see nothing right now. Thanks for any help!
, April 25, 2017
Jon44
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Out of the Batters Box.

I have had this same issue at BLD. I am 6'6" and the short pitch is a challenge to hit and stay in the box. I did have one umpire warn me after my at bat that I was possibly out of the box and that I would need to adjust, which I did going forward. It was nice to get that warning first.

With that said, I hate seeing hitters wipe the front chalk lines out with their feet, only to walk up on a pitch and be way out on the front of the box when they smash a ball right back up the middle. The umpire has a responsibility to enforce the rules, and these guys wipe the lines out right in front of the umpire who just sits there and watches them, saying absolutely nothing. It's no wonder why pitchers arm themselves head-to-toe. The equipment (composite bats, etc) are too hot to allow people to do this. In these cases, "sorry pitch" is doesn't cut it.

Am I the only one bothered when hitters do this?
, April 10, 2017
Jon44
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Clean vs Dirty

Wet rag works for me the best. Most players I play with that use a dudley bat have a wet rag ready after every at bat.
, April 10, 2017
Jon44
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Tournament seeding

You bring up a very good point Garocket. I have seen this many times where a team draws two weaker teams in the seed games, get an artificially inflated seed, then flame out quickly. Not that anyone is asking, but I am good with how things are currently done.

I am much more annoyed when they give our team a seed game against another local team that we play all of the time in local tournaments in Hemet (or insert local tourney location relevant to your situation). We both drive 7 hours to Saint George and we play a seed game against each other when we can just as easily play teams from other locations that we have never played. Part of the fun of traveling to a tourney is to play against teams you know nothing about.
, April 7, 2017
Jon44
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: First Base glove

My understanding is that you can't do that. I pitch (occasionally) and play first base (Most of the time), and I have been told countless times I have to switch gloves to pitch.
, April 6, 2017
Jon44
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking to join a team either at 50 or 55.

what are you rated? Where are you located?
, March 31, 2017
Jon44
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Spring Tourney-- Saint George Outfield Conditions

We played the majority of our games on fields #2, #3, and I know they were not mowed through the end of the tournament. I did notice a couple of the fields were eventually mowed, but for certain #2 and #3 were not.
, March 31, 2017
Jon44
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Spring World Championships in Mesquite

having played in Mesquite a gazillion times, I was shocked when I saw they would have teams play on Hunter #3. I personally played in St George this tourney, but I can see from the comments many people also didn't love it. I am glad Senior Softball taking a look at that.
, March 31, 2017
Jon44
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Spring Tourney-- Saint George Outfield Conditions

I wanted to see if others were as bothered as I was at the grass length in certain places in the outfield for the recent tourney in Saint George. Apparently, there had been a high school girls tourney the previous 2 weeks and they did not mow the grass around the area where the temporary fence was on many of the fields, causing real problems for outfielders.

It is such a great place to play, but care should have been taken to make sure the outfield grass was even length throughout the entire outfield. It looked bad, affected play, and should not have happened with so many teams committed to play there. My hope is that this has been discussed and will not happen again in the future. In some spots, it was 2-3" higher than the other parts that had been mowed.

Us traveling players spent a lot of money coming to play in Saint George. The least they could do is mow the lawn before play starts.
, March 15, 2017
Jon44
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vero Spring Training recap

How can I get information about the next session? Is there a west coast option? I live in Las Vegas, but would go east if needed.
, Sept. 29, 2016
Jon44
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fields at Shadow Rock

Outfields on 1-2 are horrible. It's the worst field I have played on in any senior event to date. I am always paying close attention to field assignments for worlds and the spring tourney hoping and praying that I don't get stuck at Shadow Rock. I am actually surprised they even play games on 1-2. Fields 3-4 are great-- no issues there.
, Sept. 25, 2014
Jon44
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 50+ AAA looking for tournament team (bordering Utah)

already on a huntsman team... thank for asking
, Sept. 2, 2014
Jon44
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 50+ AAA looking for tournament team (bordering Utah)

Looking for a tourney team to play with in upcoming Las Vegas tournament or a team looking for players for the coming year. My state borders AZ, NV, CO, etc, so really looking for options in those states. Willing to travel to tourneys. I would help your team- high on base %, good power.

Please contact me via text message-- 702-635-4531
, July 23, 2014
Jon44
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a serious 50 AAA team bordering Utah

Tried running with a local team but they could never get enough player commitment to enter tournaments on a consistent basis. I am willing to travel. Good 1st Baseman, good hitter. Please text me to discuss. I will not disappoint. 702-635-4531
, April 13, 2014
Jon44
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Looking for an outfielder 50+ AAA for Las Vegas Tournament March 25-27

you: 50+, bordering Utah, high on-base % guy, high energy, hungry to play in tournaments with potentially a very good team.

us: 50+AAA team, new on the scene, competitive. Half our team in Nevada (Las Vegas, Mesquite), the other half in Utah. Will play more tournaments this year as well. We are just looking for the final piece to the puzzle.

We are not looking for a bench person-- we are looking for a contributor. We prefer an outfielder, but if you can get on base consistently in tournament conditions, we will find a home for you.

Please call me-- 702-635-4531. We are up against it for time (since tourney is right around the corner), so please call ASAP.
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