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Sr. Canuck

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Surrey, BC,C

Division:
Men's 65

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Sept. 21, 2021
Enviro-Vac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Dave Dowell

Well done Dave and fully deserved. You don't have an easy job!
Sept. 16, 2021
Enviro-Vac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: More on Major Plus

DD and Webbie25, I think you are benefiting everyone in senior softball by keeping this thread alive to prompt more thought. To answer your query of what I would suggest Webbie25, I believe DD made a good suggestion on Aug. 27/21, “If you truly want a strong, healthy major plus division, it might be the right time to encourage some of the best players in the older divisions to spread the wealth. Start new teams”.

I also am somewhat aligned in thought with the two messages in Doaks’ August 13/21 post on this subject, one by Tat22 and the other by Baseballbill, referenced below:

Tat22 …”I know one change I would like to see. When a team is bumped to Major+ make it for one year instead of two. A lot of times when a team gets bumped they are on the verge of going up in age classification, or half of the team can go up in age and the other half can't leaving the "younger" players in limbo for the next year and the burden of finding a team that will pick them up and automatically be at the plus level due to the number of players to be picked up. I think making the plus tag apply for only one year would benefit a great number of players.”

Baseballbill …”Senior Softball protects all age/class divisions by moving a team up in class when winning the worlds except for Major Plus teams. In the 2019 annual meeting it was proposed that when a Major Plus team wins there age division, they get moved to the next lower major Plus age division (65 to 60) so they also move up in class. For whatever reason, it was voted down. This option to me makes sense and will stop a Major Plus team from dominating a division.”

Sept. 7, 2021
Enviro-Vac
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Can a player run for another one twice in one inning?

Great post on Sept. 1 MurrayW, good sense of humor!
Aug. 31, 2021
Enviro-Vac
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Can a player run for another one twice in one inning?

DD that four word rule change you suggest makes no sense to me.

If player A is a Sub. and has not played but is on the lineup card so as to make him/her available as a CR and runs for player B as a CR, and scores, then subsequently and in the same inning player C gets hurt and is unable to run why would player A who was legally substituted in, not be able to run for self?

Aug. 28, 2021
Enviro-Vac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: More on Major Plus

That’s a really well thought out analysis and proposition DD
Aug. 17, 2021
Enviro-Vac
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: major plus

The M+ issues as stated in this thread all have merit and have been around a long time and will probably be as long as there are teams that dominate.

Here’s a link to a thread with a similar topic from 2015. https://seniorsoftball.com/?messageboard&viewby_thread=122883&message_topic_id=misc&keywordsfound=major+plus+problems

Our team unfortunately has not been able to play ball in the US since 2019 due to COVID / border closures but having played at M+ I can submit my humble assessment for whatever it’s worth:

Most of the proposed solutions do not consider players and or teams that come from sparsely populated regions. Breaking up M+ teams or dispersing those players onto other M teams might be a worthy proposition but have their own inherent setbacks such as playing with friends as one example. Also, sparsely populated regions might not have access to M+ players and/or that the travel and distance involved for adding M+ players are not always realistic.

It seems to me that one or two M+ teams already have a solution that "sort of" works – if overpowering a division play down an age group straight up against your competition. That 5-years is a good equalizer.

ENVIRO-VAC

June 8, 2021
Enviro-Vac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Which Ball travels further: ASA or SSUSA

Murray - you could hit a ball out with a fence post >:)
July 7, 2020
Enviro-Vac
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Team list for the Northwest Championships?

Good luck to all. Wish we could go.
July 1, 2020
Enviro-Vac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: C-19

JBTexas - I am curious. Do you know if that local tournament in Boerne followed any safety protocol for C-19?
May 8, 2020
Enviro-Vac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Classy Move SSUSA

https://seniorsoftball.com/?news&story=1635
April 28, 2019
Enviro-Vac
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2015 dudley thunder compared to the new ones they are selling

hmmmm I bought two I have not used yet as I am waiting for warmer weather before I use them.
March 4, 2019
Enviro-Vac
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a 65 major team in Michigan or New York state

Steve is a very good ball player. He will make some lucky team better.
Dec. 27, 2018
Enviro-Vac
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 70 Major Plus Players Needed

Thanks for the kind words gentlemen.

Dec. 16, 2018
Enviro-Vac
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 70 Major Plus Players Needed

Enviro-Vac have many of their core players turning 70 in 2019 and have formed a new team that will be playing 70-Major Plus.
We have room to add two players to the roster from west of the Mississippi.

Enviro-Vac teams are fully sponsored and have a 37-year history as a competitive club. Our 70 roster is comprised of players from WA State and BC.

Interested? Text Jim @ 604-789-7690 for more information.

Dec. 2, 2018
Enviro-Vac
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Major Plus Plus rule.

There are some rather interesting changes.

Am I interpreting 13.1 (1) A correctly in that our M+ team(s) can now add four players from out of region to the roster?

Nov. 3, 2018
Enviro-Vac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: A fifth rating?

Tattoos post is on the mark and is applicable to the North as well
Oct. 26, 2018
Enviro-Vac
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Twilight

Twilight is a good ball player and team-mate. He will help. Our 65 team is not going this year. He lives in Phoenix for a while during the Winter so may qualify as a Snowbird. I don't know the Snowbird requirements.
Sept. 17, 2018
Enviro-Vac
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Looking for some players

p.s. Crabs team ...good people, good team
Sept. 17, 2018
Enviro-Vac
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Looking for some players

Paul is a good guy and good pitcher. I found him a hard out...
Sept. 17, 2018
Enviro-Vac
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Vendors at Worlds

Steinbrenner: Will you also have the USSSA version of Adidas bat available?
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