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Nov. 10, 2022
G MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA Staff - Tropical Storm Nicole

Hey 1 Bounce - I posted the weather on the 9th not the 10 as you comments reflect. The weather was not ideal yesterday as a matter of fact it was so bad that SSUSA ONLY allowed teams to play 5 innings and use 2 out of the 3 fields at Diamondplex. They even cancelled all final games today. Now what were you saying about Arizona ? :>)) Go Kari Lake !
Nov. 9, 2022
G MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA Staff - Tropical Storm Nicole

UPDATE - Palm Beach Airport is CLOSED, Orlando Airport is CLOSED . Martin County / Stuart Florida the Ocean has broken through the barrier Island and has meet the Inter Coastal / Indian River. Palm Beach - The Inter-Coastal waterway is now over the sea walls and is flooding property. It is low tide right now and high tide will be tonight around 12 with a Full Moon flood tide. The storm will head North West inland to the middle of the state...... The middle of the state remains flooded in low lying areas from Hurricane IAN .That's about where we are all playing softball. Good Luck guys and safe travels.
Oct. 2, 2022
G MAN
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Winter World’s Field Locations

Dave,
I just wanted to mention the following information that was relayed to me.....If SSUSA is considering Boomba in Samford Fl . Then most if not all hotels are full and will remain full for a long time due to IAN . I think Disney would be a great fit for SSUSA ,players and players family .
July 5, 2022
G MAN
Topic: Bats
Discussion: MIKEN GAMER

I swing a lot of bats and as of today AT18 once broken in is off the charts if you like a 1/2oz end load . I also believe you need to have great bat speed to maximize its potential.
July 5, 2022
G MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Player ranking

MurrayW - I think you have it wrong but then again its all very confusing to me. If you are a 55 major player for example and you go play 40 AAA then you are now rated 60 Major plus player. Is that what your saying ?
July 3, 2022
G MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Player ranking

Dave - I misunderstood this policy won't take affect until 2023 - Sorry for all the confusion. I only used myself as an example because the scenarios were easy for me to explain. I get it 2023 -Thanks

Tim- I was not thinking 4 months a head but quite the contrary.

I have no idea what I am doing next week because I have a 13 year old atheltic son and that's my priority. Now that could be construed as comical. Thanks for your input anyway. G
July 3, 2022
G MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Player ranking

Bond 171513 & HSquared - guys I agree with you and thats called SAND BAGGING which happens a lot in ISSA. We are speaking about one player who has played on the same team for a few years not one tournament . Lets not forget SSUSA allowed other players to help other teams during COVID which also helped SSUSA have more teams in a tournament. IT WORKS BOTH WAYS ! To now say starting today we are enforcing the rules and its our way or the highway is wrong. I Would like to see SSUSA look at the past history of the players and see a normal pattern of play with the same team they played down for and then say at the end of 2022 we are now going to enforce playing down 2 levels with theses penaties . Its very simple . lol
July 2, 2022
G MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Player ranking

Dave, You blew my Top Secret cover lol -

Re: Penalizing Older Players for playing down !

I always enjoy many of your responses but not all - Yes you are correct I don't see eye to eye on this issue but hear me out.

There will always be someone crying about something - just come to a tournament and listen to the same people complaining - It gets old quickly.

Here is my Example - An older player and let's say he is 70 , He can't see as well, he can't run as well, he can't catch as well, he can't throw as well and he does not have the power he use to have when hitting. I would think a majority of older players will agree with what I just wrote.

I think we can ALL agree with theses deteriorating athletic issues especially older players 70 plus and maybe even younger players too.

Even SSUSA feels this way,
For example: during the TOC skills games, they make the 70 year old guys stand on the pitchers mound during the Home Run contest. Why is that ? Because those players have lost their edge against younger players. SSUSA does not make a player stand further back in a Home Run contest but just the opposite. You must also remember you also have the Best teams who have qualified in the country along with many of the Best players.

SSUSA does not pick one 70 year old player during the skills game and tells him he has to stand at Home Plate during the contest while you have other players hitting from the pitchers mound. Yes, this is true. lol
Remember the TOC has the BEST teams in the country at this tournament with many of the best players and they are now compromising.

ITS VERY SIMPLE IN MY OPINION - ITS A DOUBLE STANDARD POLICY TO ACCOMMODATE THE SAME PEOPLE WHO ARE ALWAYS COMPLAINING ABOUT PLAYERS PLAYING DOWN.

YOU CAN NOT GENERALIZE THIS RULE ESPECIALLY FOR OLDER PLAYERS -You are PENALIZING older players !!!

Maybe in being fair to everyone there should be an age cut off date so those older players are not elevated to a higher bracket. / COMPROMISE !

To All SSUSA players - Have a Great 4th of July weekend and be safe. Be proud of this Great Country and Never Give Up . G
July 2, 2022
G MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Player ranking

Dave Dowell - Thanks for your responce -

I still have a problem because I really dont understand why SSUSA rule punishing an older player for playing down . Why would you want to take an older player who is 10 years older and maybe in some cases even older and wants to play down 10 years and then turn around an PUNISH that player by putting him into a HIGHER bracket that he is not qualified to play in ? Just asking. lol G
June 30, 2022
G MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Player ranking

Mck71. - so here is the unfair rule if I hear you correctly. So if you are a player who is rated as a 65 major player and lets just say that player thinks he is a major playerstill but he really showed be playing 65 aaa but he rides the coat tails of the team who carry him along . If he goes and plays down to 60 AAA he is now a MAJOR PLUS 70 player going into 70 bracket -WTF Are you kidding me ? Does that make any scene ? That player is screwed. He will now have to wait for his appeal for month as he is getting older quickly. This is ridiculous - You have an OLDER PLAYER playing with younger guys and let me repeat that - you have an OLDER PLAYER going to play with younger guys and now that player is going to get PENALIZED . That player could be as much as 9 years older - THIS IS WRONG !!! SSUSA needs to work on other issues then dream up this BS.
June 29, 2022
G MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Player ranking

If you have a snow bird card how do theses new rules apply if anyone knows ? Do theses rules take affect immediately or are you clawing back to the start of the year ? If they are clawing back to the start of the year I think its highly unfair .

May 18, 2021
G MAN
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: When I miss a tournament - I never can find the results

I dont understnd how and why you cant post all the scores in a timely manner. EVERYONE enjoys seeing how the teams are going . This request seems to be a broken record with SSUSA every year .

May 15, 2021
G MAN
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: RESULTS from S1 in Raleigh, NC

Tim,
Cant you guys post the scores in a timely manner so everyone can keep up with what going on or did you also run out of GAS too in North Carolina ? lol This is such a broken record especially with all the technology thats available in 2021.

Feb. 14, 2021
G MAN
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Best 2021 bat for 70+ Seniors

Corky Pellein - Where ever you are - Myself and along with many other players who knew you miss you and your sound advise at every tournament . Be safe my friend . G
Oct. 6, 2020
G MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: MESSAGE BOARD POST REMOVED (and Why)

SSUSA - I would like to recommend to you at this time to contact Chuck Sharkey and have him fill you in on his details ....... My story is bullet proof

Joey 525i - I dont think there is any contact tracing going on for the simple reason of denial at VB . Many of the players and there families had no idea until Sunday while only a few teams were left.
Oct. 6, 2020
G MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: MESSAGE BOARD POST REMOVED (and Why)

SSUSA Staff,

I just read your e mail and I thought I put enough information that it would not be taken down . If you want me to post my name I will and if you want to see the e mails and the names of the 2 e mails and there phone numbers I will be that also .....I will be more then gladly to show ssusa anything I have This is not a joke. How dare Chuck Sharkey come into this complex with little regard for anyone well-being. There are many people who are ballistic over this ....... This is not a dig on SSUSA it shows why we all enjoy playing softball with your organization. This also clearly shows the recless bahavior of ISSA and others at players expense . So tell me exactly what you want so the story can be re-posted . Thanks
Oct. 6, 2020
G MAN
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: MESSAGE BOARD POST REMOVED (and Why)

Tim......Let Chuck deny the story and the facts I just posted . I DARE him !!! I will give everyone what your requesting .
Dec. 27, 2019
G MAN
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Suncoast/Adidas bats

Mr. Wolf , Thanks for your help. I rushed to buy the Suncoast bat and I normally swing a 27/28oz but this Red Suncoast is a very heavy 27.5 and it feels very heavy in the middle of the bat Its not for me but I will try the 25.5 at some point. I do like the THIN handle !


Dec. 13, 2019
G MAN
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Suncoast/Adidas bats

Bought the new suncoast red 27.5 end load and the bat feels really heavy now . Then someone let me just swing 26.5 and it still felt heavy. I think the 25.5 would be the way to go for me . I normally swing a 27 . Anyone feel the bat feels heavy ?
Dec. 8, 2019
G MAN
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley Senior Bat Reliability

aka southpaw- My son who is 10 can break this bat on 10 swings. The bat was a disaster from the very beginning and Dudley played the wait and see game at everyone expense . Go get yourself a new miken or suncoast bat as they are the bats to own right now !

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