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Aug. 21, 2019
mck71
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: discussion

Thx Dave!

and I forgot to finish the full answer to the actual question 1) win your division in East or West Nationals (depending on what state you live in), 2) win the USA Game (usually on play in day in Vegas) and then 3) win your division at World Championship in Vegas . That is the Triple Crown.

Not 100% positive but believe Dbax is correct with regards to the Mississippi being the "East/West" divider. So if you live in Kansas, you would need to win the West, is that correct Dave?
Aug. 20, 2019
mck71
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: discussion

tall_thunder - simple answer, either one. You could have played in Sacramento and if you won you would be the Western Champion or played in Loudoun County and win your diviions and been the Eastern Champion. Doesn't matter what state you live in, it only matters which tourney you play in and win. Make sense?
Aug. 12, 2019
mck71
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2020 bats

Talked to a an Adidas rep and he sadi Adidas is coming out with a new 2 piece
Aug. 1, 2019
mck71
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: AAA team from Ohio Needs Shortstop for Richmond VA August 9/10/11

Yes sir!
July 30, 2019
mck71
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: AAA team from Ohio Needs Shortstop for Richmond VA August 9/10/11

Only 9 teams now 17Black, 1 team requested to move to Major (what a concept) and that request was granted. Still a strong field in AAA, good luck!
July 22, 2019
mck71
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Correct call

TOO funny Dave!

Sadly RDS, this sounds like an "I am not getting paid to do extra innings" umpire and they blew it big time so they could be done. I am NOT a fan of extra innings when I am working but it is part of the job, suck it up and get it done right!

But what really cracks me up is what were they doing OUT to make a call at 2B which they BELIEVED to be a FORCE OUT? lol
July 22, 2019
mck71
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Correct call

BJ, scenario as described never stated the runner from 3rd scored before the play at 2B (says "Sees the catch and runs back to third to tag up.") so without that pertinent info, very difficult to make the call. Your question on what the umpire "saw" (or didn't) makes the call. Everything else is correct from what you and lb16 state.

I always TRY and position myself so I can see catch, 3B AND 2B when doing a single man game (scenario never stated it but my ASSUMPTION is that this was 1 umpire). Not easy to see all bases in this scenario but if you can slide right deep enough, you might be able to catch 1B runner in your periphery as well on the left field fly ball.

As an umpire this is a "situational" scenario, you KNOW tying run is on 3B and winning run on 2B, understanding that I would be paying more attn to see if 2B jumped early (especially on a "long fly ball") as I would assume that the runner on 3B SHOULD NEVER MOVE ON A FLY BALL WITH LESS THAN 2 OUTS (silly when they do).

Just my 2 cents.
July 13, 2019
mck71
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Commitment line

So this could be an interesting discussion unless there is a rule that says you can't "almost" tag a runner past the line.

Seems this would be the opposite of when a fielder is chasing a running towards the line with the ball, runner knows that as soon as he is on past the line and gets tagged he is safe so runner hesitates and as fielder is attempting to tag them, they step on or over the line ruling them safe.

So now we have a version from the other direction. Throw home is offline, Catcher believes they can't touch plate/mat before runner touches scoring plate or crosses scoring line and no one is covering home so Catcher thinks "hey, if I chase this runner back across the line because they don't know the rule, I win, he is out!" Just saying it could happen... :-)

I guess the real question BJ is, can the "out of the base path" rule be applied here? Runner has set their path rounding 3rd base online to scoring plate/line, is it still 3 ft on either side of the base path once they cross the commitment line?
June 18, 2019
mck71
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: foul ball on no fouls left

bkb - 9.4 FOUL FINAL STRIKE
Upon hitting a foul ball on the final strike, the batter is out. If the ball is caught
in playable territory in the air, the ball remains live. Runners may advance at their own risk.

I will add (and not sure of the exact rule) UNLESS they catch it and then carry it out of play. Then ruling would be out, dead ball and runners advance 1 base.
May 23, 2019
mck71
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TEAM LIST and NOTES for The Crabtown Classic

Click on the word "SCHEDULE"
May 7, 2019
mck71
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Playing back to a lower class

I agree with a LOT of the points made here BUT the issue will ALWAYS be the teams that avoids the bigger tourneys or the amount of tourneys to get moved up thereby "sandbagging" in lower divisions which may make teams that get moved up at a bit of a disadvantage. A TRUE upper level team SHOULD be able to do all the things that are stated when playing against a TRUE lower level team. Sadly I have seen this firsthand but when we play against lower level teams and lose, I am not so sure the powers to be make notes (but I could be wrong). That said, truly sux driving a long way to play 2 out of 3 so whatever we have to do to play some different teams, we will do!
May 6, 2019
mck71
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Are these bats ASA certified?

Boombah Boss 3.0 - No
Demarini Juggy - Yes
Dudley lightning legend - No
Miken senior Patriot - No

Jamiek - you were able to come on here and ask the question (4 posts), and I found the answer to your questions in less time using Google (bat would HAVE to have an ASA stamp on it to be certified, it's that simple). Not trying to be an #ss but just saying easy to find INFO on most bats online, now asking people's opinion on how a bat performs, that is probably the better questions on this forum.
May 4, 2019
mck71
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: YORK, PA UPDATE

GREAT news Tim, good luck to everyone!
May 4, 2019
mck71
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: rating question

Select TOURNAMENTS from top bar next to HOME, then select RULES, scroll down and click on the PDF digital file next to Team Rating Index (R/I)

https://seniorsoftball.com/wc/wc2016/Ratings-Index-Chart.pdf
May 2, 2019
mck71
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Pennsylvania Men's 50 & over players wanted

Monday night over 50 league in Plains Township Municipal Park, games are at 5:45 and 6:45. Also seniors play pick up game every Wed morning at 10:30 at Kingston Rec (655 3rd Ave, Kingston, PA 18704), he could go there as a lot of the guys play on Monday night and maybe he can catch up on a team (league started 2 weeks ago). Good luck!
April 25, 2019
mck71
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NJ Instruction

Shaihulud - if you go to http://www.sportstechnique.com/index.html you will find a LOT of instruction including drills to practice. Bogie's email is on there as well and I have seen him work wonders with a LOT of rec players. Possibly you can email him and he can help online. If it's local help you have to have, well you might want to add where you live in NJ first off and secondly, I have never heard of a "casting" tendency so maybe explain that one (possibly it's just me?) Good luck!
April 23, 2019
mck71
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Senior bat technology and performance insights

I have to agree with bkb555 on this. Not sure WHY we need to rip someone for offering insight. I first heard about these things watching Dave V YouTube reviews and believe Alan has added some more data for me to review.
Now regardless of where it "originally" came from I DO believe he has done a LOT of testing, whether he is the ONLY one doing that, I doubt it but I for one appreciate the effort putting it out in a public forum. And I did NOT see any "call me to buy your next bat" advertisements. Like bkb said, we are all consumers and IF we want to AND have the financial ability, we can buy the latest and GREATEST (I will agree with Paco that SEEMS to be the standard message) but what I have heard most from Alan is "swing what feels good to you" and honestly, that's what I try and do. Very proud of myself that I did NOT buy any of the HotW or new Addidas bats, not saying they aren't great bats but I decided I like a certain bat and I am trying to stick with it (and saved a few bucks in the process lol).

Hope you are feeling better Kevin, know last year was rough for you health-wise, hope to see you out there soon. Wishing everyone a happy and healthy season, let's PLAY BALL!!!! :-)
April 18, 2019
mck71
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA/SSUSA SOUTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

Marc, don't mean to pile on but agree with all those above me, apology is warranted due to inappropriate remarks. I don't always agree with Dave either (grins) and honestly agree with you concerning the intent of the statement that Timberworks will knock teams into Losers Bracket early, BUT you get to play them in play in game and then went off on Dave, it's a PLAY IN game, geez. If someone is going to kick my #ss, I could only HOPE it's a play in game! LOL

And you may come in and tell me that it COULD affect your seeding, I agree, it COULD but you still have to play the game and IF you have to play Timberworks the first elim game (now talk about LONG odds), THEN you might have a gripe (IMHO).
March 26, 2019
mck71
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: PLEASE CHANGE THIS RULE!!

Bruster - Send your comments regarding the rule in an email to info@seniorsoftball.com, they will take your comments about rule changes either in person, by regular mail or by email.
March 26, 2019
mck71
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2017 Miken Platinium Freak

Mr Wolf - As suggested, try and either trade or sell the bat. I will add that this bat will break much quicker if you are hitting 44/375 balls as this bat was designed for 52/300 balls. Good luck!
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