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Sept. 22, 2020
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: C19 at Worlds.

I was there to play only on Friday and Saturday, And I completely agree with Dbax... I observe at Canyons the same thing. Quite a few players were wearing their masks while in and around the dugouts, will say that the majority of people inside the complex were walking around not wearing their masks. I saw very few social distancing. And there was no execution of guidelines or rules. And it did resemble a normal tournament. It will be a work in progress going forward. Good luck to all the team playing currently.
July 19, 2020
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas World still going to require a one time tourney prior to worlds?

allowing all to play in the Master tourney would comprise a first and only time for all of the teams during this Covid shortened season... Even if SSUSA has to make it a 3 or 4 session events to minimize the clustering of teams and age groups... :)
July 19, 2020
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Tourneys and COVID-19

Interesting Article...

"For the athletes, of the eight teams playing on the four fields when St. George News was there, only one team had masks on while in the dugouts and there was limited social distancing while off the field. There was one more team that had masks on them, but the masks were under their chin, leaving their face fully exposed."

“The irresponsible actions of one set of parents is not a reflection of USA Preps,” the USA Preps statement said. “We will continue to adhere to our strict safety protocols and put the safety of all attendees and the local community as our number one priority.”

“Now we’re stuck in Utah, we can’t get our money back for the hotels and a lot of out-of-state parents are really upset, I can tell you that,” the parent said. Before the tournament, USA Preps listed guidelines intended to help facilitate social distancing.
May 25, 2020
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic

'I’m Anxious to Get Out and Compete'

Senior Citizens Still Plan to Play in Travel Softball Tournaments During the COVID-19 Pandemic

The CEO of Senior Softball USA, Terry Hennessy, cites several factors driving the return of his organization’s events during the pandemic. First, his players are calling for a resumption of the season.

“A lot of the players stuck in their houses for a few months are saying, ‘I want to get out, I want to play,'” says Hennessy, 68. And while Hennessy recognizes the risks, he says he knows of only three of the 30,000 tournament softball players who have died of COVID-19. And they each had preexisting conditions, he says. He anticipated many more fatalities.

Hennessy’s also transparent about his business incentives. Most of Senior Softball USA’s eight employees at its Sacramento, Calif., headquarters have been furloughed during the pandemic. “It doesn’t matter what kind of business it is, you have to maintain some kind of revenues flow or you’re not going to have a business,” says Hennessy. “It’s a personal as well as a business decision. You don’t want to put people in danger. You don’t want to risk their health. It’s a tough balance.”
March 19, 2020
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Corona Virus (COVID-19) • Part II

THANK! You SSUSA for Postponement of events until all of this has been taken care of. This is a great explanation of the Covid 19. Stay safe everyone and protect your family.

Feeling confused as to why Coronavirus is a bigger deal than Seasonal flu? Here it is in a nutshell. I hope this helps. Feel free to share this with others who don’t realize. It has to do with RNA sequencing... I.e. genetics.

Seasonal flu is an “all human virus”. The DNA/RNA chains that make up the virus are recognized by the human immune system. This means that your body has some immunity to it before it comes around each year... you get immunity two ways... through exposure to a virus, or by getting a flu shot.

Novel viruses come from animals.... the WHO tracks novel viruses in animals, (sometimes for years watching for mutations). Usually, these viruses only transfer from animal to animal (pigs in the case of H1N1) (birds in the case of the Spanish flu). But once, one of these animal viruses mutates, and starts to transfer from animals to humans... then it’s a problem, Why? Because we have no natural or acquired immunity.. the RNA sequencing of the genes inside the virus isn’t human, and the human immune system doesn’t recognize it so, we can’t fight it off.

Now.... sometimes, the mutation only allows transfer from animal to human, for years it’s the only transmission is from an infected animal to a human before it finally mutates so that it can now transfer human to human... once that happens..we have a new contagion phase. And depending on the fashion of this new mutation, that's what decides how contagious, or how deadly it’s gonna be...

H1N1 was deadly....but it did not mutate in a way that was as deadly as the Spanish flu. Its RNA was slower to mutate and it attacked its host differently, too.

Fast forward.

Now, here comes this Coronavirus... it existed in animals only, for nobody knows how long...

but one day, at an animal market, in Wuhan China, in December 2019, it mutated and made the jump from animal to people. At first, only animals could give it to a person... But here is the scary part.... in just TWO WEEKS it mutated again and gained the ability to jump from human to human. Scientists call this quick ability, “slippery”

This Coronavirus, not being in any form a “human” virus (whereas we would all have some natural or acquired immunity). Took off like a rocket. And this was because Humans have no known immunity...doctors have no known medicines for it.

And it just so happens that this particular mutated animal virus, changed itself in such a way the way that it causes great damage to human lungs...

That’s why Coronavirus is different from seasonal flu, or H1N1 or any other type of influenza.... this one is slippery AF. And it’s a lung eater...And, it’s already mutated AGAIN, so that we now have two strains to deal with, strain s, and strain L....which makes it twice as hard to develop a vaccine.

We really have no tools in our shed, with this. History has shown that fast and immediate closings of public places have helped in the past pandemics. Philadelphia and Baltimore were reluctant to close events in 1918 and they were the hardest hit in the US during the Spanish Flu.

Factoid: Henry VIII stayed in his room and allowed no one near him, till the Black Plague passed...(honestly...I understand him so much better now). Just like us, he had no tools in his shed, except social isolation...

And let me end by saying....right now it’s hitting older folks harder... but this genome is so slippery...if it mutates again (and it will). Who is to say, what it will do next.

Be smart folks... acting like you’re unafraid is so not ok right now. #flattenthecurve on Twitter.

Stay home folks... and share
YouTube - Journalist goes undercover at "wet markets", where the Coronavirus started | 60 Minutes Australia
Jose "Salsakid"
March 14, 2020
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Corona Virus (COVID-19)

Here's my take... I'm 64... And Yes, we all plainly want to play the game we love. My team Samurai 60's long before all of this happened we decided to drop out from playing in Mesquite for other reasons, and great timing.

The coronavirus COVID-19 is NO JOKE and not the same as the past viruses of the last 12+ years...

This current virus is one on Steriods... reports are that the infection rate forecast is on a steep rise in our nation... Not a single person has the same health issues and /or perfect health predicaments. We are human for a reason.

Let us all NOT by worst-case scenario get infected should we do play... Consequently, this is NOT about it being a politically motivated concern, it's about the more trustworthy public health in our nation... We can manage to not playing the Spring Worlds, it's better to be safe and not sorry by the old adage.

When this virus is wiping out the calenders of all Major Sports in the US and/or delay the start of a season. We can do the very same.

Softball will always be there... Especially, when all of this health issue environment passes on. Team Samurai 60's is in full deliberation with playing in the Spring Worlds at this time...

Do the Correct thing SSUSA... cancel certain upcoming events. Probably work out on alternate dates with your Las Vegas partners while keeping us up-to-date?

Be healthy and safe to all...
Jose "SalsaKid"
Nov. 17, 2019
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Suncoast/Adidas bats

Got one from Trotter.. a 28oz Green barrel 13"...
it is one of the better newer full load SR. bats, it breaks in very quickly after 100 BP hits with a very good pop/distance Good full load feel I don't feel the ball coming off the bat... right there with the mid load Worth AT18 28oz Just IMHO...
Aug. 26, 2019
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: vegas

I think that the 60 Majors would be better placed at Arroyo Grande Fields to accommodate the 30+ teams. LMK Dave LOL 😁
Aug. 4, 2019
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: western championships

Samurai won the 60's Majors. We beat a very good Northwest Merchants team.
May 20, 2019
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Southern California State Championship

Dave, I'm with Kevin for booking purposes it is very relevant where everyone is playing. But I'll put it this way it plays well for the teams looking sign in, coming from the 10 Freeway for AZ and LA area teams with their commute by placing the Mens' 40-60's teams in Cat City and the Ladies 40-50's Demuth fields Should SSUSA reserve all of the fields? To JackB, I'll take the heat from Cat City than Hemet anytime and any day. Besides, Cat City is a ten points greater place than Hemet will ever be to visit, w/nearby Casinos and the Palm Springs area. It's like deciding Caviar Vs. Meth, do the math.. ;)
April 20, 2019
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Southwest Championships Session 2

Thanks Dave...
April 15, 2019
Topic: Tournaments

How promptly will the Session #2 games schedule be posted?
Thank you in advance :)
April 3, 2019
Topic: Product review
Discussion: face masks

Not that I pitch, But I was to do so... I would wear a Lacrosse helmet... it provides full coverage of the face and all around the head... Good deals on used helmets at your local "Play it Again Sports"
Feb. 22, 2019
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Proper Tee Work Key for Improvement of Power and Average SM#98

Excellent video Bogey... Got myself a (JUG) tee for the 1st time and it does help leading up to BP and games
Feb. 22, 2019
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Dudley

Alan Tanner is a top-notch dealer/seller who communicates very well and works with your needs in softball gear. He can't control the shipment sent to him by MFG because they mispack his order......
Oct. 17, 2018
Topic: Rules of the game

A TOMAHAWK swing is a great Power Swing, I do it as needed. STOP THE CHOP!!!! LOL!!!!
May 24, 2018
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Plantar Fasciitis Pain

Went the V.A. yesterday to check on my foot pain, had an X-ray done with the results of no damage or tissue tears on my left foot (My front Foot. Have a consultation with the V.A. Podiatrist for treatment and care. Looking for personal expiriences, insight, best product, and best expirience use to resolve this injury to maintain one's game that we love to play for the long run.

Thanks in adavnce.
Oct. 20, 2017
Topic: Bats
Discussion: NEW ! Worth Wicked Senior bat

Thanks for getting the bat to me... Before buying one, I did swing a 27, then a 26... The 27oz responded remarkably solid and the 26oz too light.... fuh·ged·da·boud·it! LOL!!

Hit the 28oz, Yesrtfay with Cary, the 1st batted ball was a line drive to LF 290' and got performing surprisingly good after about 50+ hits with others helping out... On my second round, the batted balls were making a much greater distance with a big pop, last batted ball(ISA X-Rock) was at 375'... Wow!!!! In my book, with about 150 hits. it's right up there with the broken in 2.0 EL's and the Melee2 12" No webbing so far....

Oct. 7, 2017
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: SOCAL 60M+ looking to join a Socal Team

Good Luck to every team playing in SSUSA events going into the 2018 Season.
61 y/o, turning 62 in May 2018.
decent base hitting player looking to join a 60M+, 60M and /or 55M+, 55M team
STATS 6-2" 270lbs. Can play 1st, RF, C, DH & B/U 2nd... LOL!!
Thanks in Advance
April 14, 2016
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2016 melee

I got to hit a NIW M2 26oz EL today and this bat by far is one of the best in the Dudley, Bigcat and the Miken 2 pc. UII range. And.., since I've swung the OG grey UII. For those in the questioning mode, it's nowhere near the Rebook's version. I hit this bat with the NIW still on it.

It started to open up right at about the 60 hits range. We used the Evil BP, X-Rocks and the Team 1 balls. The balls were flying long and hard. This bat just changed my mind about the current Sr. bats, even though I have 2 Dudleys and 2 of the latest 2pc Miken UII. It was very silly hitting the balls with this model bat. My concern is.., How long can it last if its this hot NIW..?

So that, I can make up my mind, whether I get a 27 or 26oz EL... great bat Trotter..

and like my buddy Mikey says, I have NO skin in the game with this model bat.:)

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