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Real name:
Tony C

Location:
Redwood City,

Division:
Men's 60

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May 16, 2024
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Asking for a friend; Individual Ratings

Scott, ill take a stab at it. Your friend should be able to play on the major team for 1 tournament and still keep the AAA rating. Heres where im not sure. If he plays a 2nd tournament with the major team, he might be re rated as a major player. If he does get rated as a major player he still should be allowed to play on the AAA team as 1 of the 3 out of ratings players provided that the AAA team does not already have 3 "major " players on their roster. I would call the SSUSA office to confirm tho on eligibility.
May 10, 2024
AJC
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat standards

Woody, ive seen smaller guys actually kill the ball with a great swing. It was meant for someone who you dont expect to murder it, take less than a full swing and put it out opposite field. We all know guys that can put it out to all fields , but they have great mechanics.
May 10, 2024
AJC
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat standards

Heres a question. Im sure you've have seen this at least once, maybe more. A smaller guy comes up, takes a half swing and the ball goes out easily to the opposite field. The bat even sounds different and everyone on your team says that bat is definitely been shaved. What do you do ? Call hin on it, do nothing ?


May 10, 2024
AJC
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat standards

Kudos to SSUSA for addressing the " dirty bats " and trying to get them out of the game. We already get to use the hottest bats made and hit rocks with them, why some would even consider using a shaved bat is beyond me. There is no justifiable reason to step to the plate with one.

Im sure once SSUSA has procured enough compression testers and feel confident in their ability to implement them they will send out notifications to everyone on how they plan on using them. The only issue that I see is that our bats will have to be tested before our 1st game. Most guys bring 3 or 4 bats each to a tournament. How long will it take to get thru the bat testing line and have a stamp of approval placed on each bat ? Guess time will tell on how this will take place.
April 18, 2024
AJC
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Southwest Championships -- Posted Game Results

Its great seeing the scores updated, thank you!

The umpires were some of the best that weve had in a long time. We had a couple who actually hustled into place to make calls on the bases and who actually seemed liked they wanted to be there . There were no complaining by either teams on the calls. There were close plays but looked to be the correct calls. I think weve all had a call early in a tournament where the call was wrong and probably had an impact on the outcome of a game which can affect the tournament ( losing the 1st or 2nd game and ending up in the long road in the elimination bracket. ) teams spend a lot of money traveling these days and all we want is the call to correct. The umpires were very good and hopefully we get these guys again !
Jan. 24, 2024
AJC
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Tournament Results

This topic has been beat to death, month after month, year after year. Nothing changes, apparently not until it starts affecting the bottom line. It goes ok for a tournament or two with scores updated, then it goes back to the way it was, scores might get posted or youll get no brackets filled out, just the top 3 places in each division posted on the tournament page.

Sorry if that sounds negative but it is exactly what happens !
Dec. 27, 2023
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Passing of Kevin Pringle

My condolences AA RON. When i first joined the Redwood City club almost 16 years ago, your dad was one of the 1st guys to come up and introduce himself to me and made feel welcome. He was a solid player and even better guy. I always enjoyed talking with him, he was one of the good guys and Ill miss him !
Aug. 14, 2023
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: softball replacement

Have to agree with Dbax, this could help the defense because the new balls are so much brighter more than the offense.

I cant see anything wrong with a team throwing in a new ball if they so choose and have them at their disposal. These balls do seem to be slighty affected when its over 90 but if the game balls are the same temperature and say the ball has been used for a game or 2 i think it still fly as far as a new one. We use old tournament balls for bp and actually mark them on year also besides our team name. The Badens from last year seem to fly as far as balls we just used at our last tournament.

I cant see a problem or any advantage in throwing in a new ball each inning.
Aug. 7, 2023
AJC
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Injury Rule

John, I was told in Reno a couple of years ago since it happened to us that it was an out only the 1st time thru the lineup.
July 16, 2023
AJC
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: EASTERN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS GAME TIMES

Part of the issue is that the discounts for hotels in Sac were if we booked by July 7 - 9. The schedule isnt necessary now but it would have been nice to know what city we are playing in. I got our guys asking me every day if its posted. It would be nice to stay at a decent hotel and not get over charged because room availability is getting sparse.
June 9, 2023
AJC
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: CAN-Sirs NorCal Championships…

We played against Q this past weekend in Reno. Hopefully in 30 plus years in his obituary SSUSA will need to add an extra page just to list the teams he has played with !

Very good player as well as a one of the good guys !

Good luck Q, im sure you will get picked up to play in the Can Sirs.
April 1, 2023
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: nicest softball complexes

The Canyons in St George, Golden Eagle also, they also have a pretty good burger and good beer on tap.
March 2, 2023
AJC
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 5gg spring championships

Nickname, for 60's and younger divisions the only tournament that im aware of that starts on Thursday is the Worlds. The rest have not changed and still start on Friday. It changed around 5 years ago and we were not too excited about having to take an extra day off. But now we can appreciate having a little more down time rather than sitting at the ball park all day starting at 7am.
Jan. 27, 2023
AJC
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 4 game tournaments

SKings, those are actually USSSA senior tournaments and are done in 1 day ( you would know this since your one of the directors). Those are run well and all scores are posted. Nor Cal ( NCSSA ) are 5 game , 6 team brackets played in the Round Robin format. Those also have all scores posted.
Jan. 27, 2023
AJC
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Proton Sports Top Gun Tournament

Thats cause they aren't posted. For whatever reason they dont bother to fill in brackets with results anymore. Now the best that you get is the top 3 in each posted on the tournament page, seeding and brackets results are non existent.
Jan. 23, 2023
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: First two days scores from Bullhead.

Exactly Dbax. Its gotten worse the last year. Most tournaments are not filled in anymore.
Jan. 22, 2023
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 4 Game or 5 Game Guarantee??

Have we gotten used to 5gg, yes. Spoiled, no.
Most all of the tournaments we went to in the past were 2gg ( DE ) but those were normally played in 1 day and did not require flights, 3 nights of hotels, 4 days of car rentals, 2 days off of work. All im saying if necessary, raise the entry fee. We are already paying a lot more for the same game, now were going to pay a lot more for less ? This is not to bash SSUSA, im a big fan of theirs and believe they do a very good job in putting tournaments together for all of us to play. The only thing in the past that id like to have done better is to have scores posted from tournaments, but have never posted that as others have and nothing has changed.

Hopefully if this change is going to happen for smaller brackets they can fit them in in 2 days instead of dragging them out over 3 days.

Rob, theres a big difference in complaining vs. voicing there personal view.
Jan. 20, 2023
AJC
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 4 Game or 5 Game Guarantee??

Personally i think going to a 4 gg from the usual 5 gg will not be well received. As you stated Tim, the cost to fly, hotel costs and rental cars, food have all gone up. It can make the difference for teams to attend or not. Raise the fees to whats necessary and teams will make up their mind whether to attend or not.
Dec. 14, 2022
AJC
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking for 65 AAA or Major Team near eastern PA (Doylestown)

👍 Z Man, best of luck to you next year !
Dec. 13, 2022
AJC
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking for 65 AAA or Major Team near eastern PA (Doylestown)

Z Man, im fairly certain that Salvador would not be eligible to play on a 65AA team if he is rated 60 major.


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