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Nov. 13, 2019
mck71
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Starting new 50 major team need some help!

Bart - you WON'T know until you add them AND ask George or Tiffany to review your roster. Nothing in website tells you a player's rating, only Home Office knows that.

Again, ANY question call the home office, better to be safe than sorry!
Nov. 13, 2019
mck71
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Price gouging

JAB - personally (and there are better/smarter people than I on this board to explain it), the 12", while having a smaller sweet spot, goes through the zone a little quicker once you get it going (more mass at the end of the barrel) and therefore when you hit the sweet spot, ball will travel a little farther (at least for me it does). The issue I have is that I am not consistent with hitting that sweet spot so I carry both in my bag depending on how lousy I am swinging that day! LOL

I will add that I usually practice with a 12" to work on being more consistent, have only started hitting these recently (past year). The way I figure it if I can hit the 12" in bp then even if I switch to my 13" I should be ok (and better chance to hit the bigger sweet spot), might be just out in front a little. At least that is what I tell myself! :-)

Hope this helps.
Nov. 13, 2019
mck71
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Starting new 50 major team need some help!

Bart, you start by filling out the Team Registration Form (hover over TOURNAMENTS and click on FORMS), you fill out the form and send in your check! :-)

I would STRONGLY advise you call the home office on West Coast time, they can walk you through it all.

What Coop said is correct, once you have a team registered you will be able to go online and "add" players your team if they are legally registered SSUSA players BUT they don't list what that players rating is so until you fill out your roster, you won't know which is why I said call the office.

Hope this helps and good luck!
Nov. 10, 2019
mck71
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Price gouging

JAB - I read and reread this thread, didn't see where anyone said that the sweet spots for 12 and 13 in bats were BOTH 6 inches? Usually not the case, I know it's not the same for the 2018 Melee's (I have both 12 and 13 in) so assume that is probably not true but I have been wrong before! (and of course doesn't mean it isn't a good bat, can't wait to swing them! :-)
Nov. 6, 2019
mck71
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Major Plus Teams in Winter Worlds, Session 1

bbb - I don't have a dog in this hunt but there some advantages of M+ v M+ that you might not be thinking of such as the additional 3HR and 2 runs per inning. 65M+ vs 65M would have to give 5 runs, only hit 6 not 9 and can only score 5 not 7. Maybe they would prefer playing by their rules even if they play vs 11 defensive fielders? Just my 2 cents...
Oct. 31, 2019
mck71
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Red meat for umpire types

Dave, the way that Greinke was pitching, wasn't sure how this one would go unless they went to the bullpen which is what they did, sadly due to the "questionable" ball call on 2-1 to Soto. That call made wheels start to spin and the wheels fell off for Houston who couldn't seem to knock Scherzer out when they had him on the ropes. CRAZY game for sure, wish I would have bet on Nats after they lost the 3 games at home and were going to back watch Astro's celebrate winning at home! :-)

Shark, I am pretty sure just like the Saints - Rams game last year that this rule will be "tweaked" next year and probably be made reviewable! LOL

Kevin, I ALWAYS drive the speed limit because I don't factor that speeding ticket cost in on my "playing away from home budget" (maybe I should speak to my sponsor? ;-)
Oct. 31, 2019
mck71
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hip replacement

Manny, I believe most any surgeon has "notes" that are created after ANY procedure is done, I have had 10 surgeries by 3 different dr's and all had these notes (usually you see notes and pics at post surgical follow up?). I believe you should be able to call his office and ask for a copy of those notes and I would like to think that should be acceptable. Might be at least a good question to ask home office.

I am sure the surgery was more for quality of life than to play softball but playing ball is part our life :-)

Good luck with the rehab!
Oct. 31, 2019
mck71
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Red meat for umpire types

And the ROAD-FIELD ADVANTAGE WINS, UNBELIEVABLE!
Oct. 31, 2019
mck71
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Team Roster Clarification-2020

That is what I thought but better to know exactly. Thx again Marty!
Oct. 30, 2019
mck71
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Red meat for umpire types

I believe what most have stated, the rule was "applied" correctly as "written" but the "spirit" of what actually happened made the call "unfortunate".

And MAN was Davey hot in between innings, does anyone thing that the initial umpire (believe crew chief) actually puts his hands on him first ever so slightly? lol

I of course was happy that Rendon hit that HR as I am sure MLB was as well, let's play 7, excellent series! :-)
Oct. 30, 2019
mck71
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Team Roster Clarification-2020

You are most certainly welcome Marty. The part that I am def not sure about is after you get your first release if the second team does disband during the season, do you get one more "release", would love to know what that answer is. Good luck and thx!
Oct. 29, 2019
mck71
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Team Roster Clarification-2020

Marty - at some point Dave would come on here and tell you this - "You can send any Rating or Roster questions to info@seniorsoftball.com and put "Attention: Tiffany" in the subject line, that is the best advice.

I will tell you that based on the first part of you scenario, yes, you would need a release as I did the exact same thing in the 2019 season (played for a different team in Ft Meyers last Nov and then my original team this year). I BELIEVE the second part would be ONLY if your team PLAYED in a tournament would you be locked on that roster. I would say for your manager to NOT add you UNTIL you are ready to play to avoid such an issue.

But best you call the home office and ask them, better to be safe than sorry!
Oct. 25, 2019
mck71
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Legal roster?

Agree with Murray, NOT a legal 50AAA roster. The 55M players CAN play at 50AAA but the 3 that were 50M this past year even though they move up will still be considered 50M players for 2 years as long as they still play 50 unless they appeal and it's granted (usually a medical reason that is expected to be much more stringent).

And also agree why not just play 50M (6 of you guys are already rated 50M)? Worst case is you play at least 3 tourneys and if you are not competitive you can appeal to get lowered but you should at least try it. JMHO
Oct. 25, 2019
mck71
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Winter Worlds Field Assignments

Touche` my friend, I stand corrected. Good luck with the scheduling and have a GREAT weekend!
Oct. 25, 2019
mck71
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Winter Worlds Field Assignments

Dave, maybe it's time to just call them Winter EAST or Winter WEST? :-)
Oct. 12, 2019
mck71
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: stats

ss33 - if the game is still in question, which would make sense since they are batting in the bottom of the 6th and we usually play 7 inning games, then simple answer is yes. I have honestly never heard of a place where they wouldn't! Hope that helps
Oct. 11, 2019
mck71
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Adidas Senior Bats

I am sure someone (Dave/Tim or maybe even Lee) will respond but I asked the same question of the home office before Vegas as I heard they would be there and answer made sense (as titanhd said): Suncoast is taking over for Adidas who are no longer making senior bats hence the Suncoast bats being called "Melee". That means they are taking over that sponsorship approval.

I am sure if I misstated something or did not explain it completely someone more knowledgeable about it than I will add onto it or clarify.
Oct. 8, 2019
mck71
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Idea for next years worlds in Vegas (or any other large tourney)

I don't know I would go that far Tim, can't see getting that round robin done in 4 days which has already caused issues and also believe the entry fee would go up significantly as well, right? :-)
Oct. 1, 2019
mck71
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: World Masters results and postings

Yeah, helluva an effort from you and the other TD's Tim, a LOT of teams, games, pods. Getting it all out here in a timely manner so those of us who couldn't be there is MUCH appreciated. Maybe next year you guys can ask teams for shorter names or acronyms, would be helpful to the guys writing all those names down on the bracket sheets, I know I couldn't write that small and clearly! :-)

And good luck to all the 50 teams this weekend!
Sept. 29, 2019
mck71
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: BRACKET START TIMES- 40s weekend (Session 3)

Welcome to the party Dave! :-)
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