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Feb. 21, 2024
k man
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batters Box Rule Change

BJ, you're point of hitters going opposite field and the back foot in front of the plate is spot on.
Our summer league started using this back foot rule for the last 2 seasons. When we are on the 3rd base side and the dugout is near home place is when I notice this issue the most. The obvious in this case is the right hand batter who goes after an outside pitch, pivots as he is hitting and the back foot is in front of the line. Ive seen it both for and against my team and have yet to have an umpire ring the batter up for stepping out of the box. At best they were given a warning. Also I can only imagine what the umpire is concentrating on as that scenario is taking place. Pitch is coming outside plate, ball is being hit right field, trail foot is swinging around on opposite side of plate and we only use one umpire.
I assume the intent of the rule is to limit guys running up on the ball in proximity to the pitcher and the guys opposite and ahead of the line will just have to be very conscious of their abuse of the rule.
Feb. 21, 2024
k man
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TIDEWATER VA. BEACH

Harry, long time no see. 75 Jags are planning to attend also.
Start warming things up down there!
Richie #64
Nov. 14, 2023
k man
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Winter National updates from FL

All scores posted. Go to tournament page and click results
Nov. 12, 2023
k man
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Winter National updates from FL

Hi Tim. Thanks for the update. Good job by you and your staff. Always a pleasure. Have a happy holiday season. #64 Jags aka Richie
March 25, 2023
k man
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Pitching Net

A couple of additions that our local league uses are listing maximum dimensions for the screen, any ball that hits the screen is a do over ( I prefer the rule BJ states), and if the ball gets trapped in the screen or base of the screen, it's a dead ball and the runners get the base they were advancing to.

Also,, in one of the other tournament organizations that allows a screen, the pitcher is forbidden from fielding the ball unless it is touched by another defensive player or when an infield fly has been called.

I'm not promoting any of these, just stating some options out there
Nov. 22, 2022
k man
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Pinch Hitter

Was the new pitcher a substitute for the original pitcher? If so and there was a pinch hitter for the 2nd pitcher. Correct me if I'm wrong, then the team will have lost both pitchers in their lineup as re-entry only works with the original lineup. I almost made that mistake last year as I am relatively new in managing one of our teams.
Nov. 10, 2022
k man
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA Staff - Tropical Storm Nicole

Under less than ideal conditions, the games went off on Tuesday at Diamondplex. We played our seeding games at 1 and 2:30 and they also moved our Thurs AM bracket games to that evening as we played under the lights. It was in this late afternoon when the rains picked up a bit and there were I think about 5 times it rained so hard teams were called off the fields Most games were completed but the rains left both C and D unplayable so they used just A and B. Tim and the crew was doing everything possible to get as many game in using just the 2 of 4 fields including 5 inning games in the constant drizzle and windy conditions.
65 Major 1. Action Auto 2 Talaga 3 Prime Time
65 AAA 1. Levin 2 TX Legends 3T Nova and Mustangs
70AAA 1. Universal 2 LI Jags 3 Syracuse


Oct. 22, 2022
k man
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: How would you call this one?

Is that on appeal or an automatic umpire call?
Oct. 21, 2022
k man
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: List of teams

Go to tournament page and click on 60 teams
Oct. 20, 2022
k man
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: You make the call:

Bob, As to your 1st question, you would have to analyze if there are runners on base and how many outs there are. For instance, with a runner on 1st and third and one out, you wouldn't do what you suggest because you would see if the batter possibly hits into an inning ending double play rather than give him another crack at it with 2 outs. There are probably many more such examples.

And in answer to your second post. Yes, the out of order batter takes his legal turn.
Batter 2 is supposed to bat, but instead batter # 3 takes the at bat.
Upon appeal by the defensive team, the out goes to the #2 position and batter #3 now takes his legal at bat
Oct. 16, 2022
k man
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: You make the call:

Coach should have waited for the completion of 3rd batters at bat. If he had gotten a hit, then you challenge it. The batter is then out on challenge and then 3rd batter bats in his correct spot. And if lead off hitter had been on base he returns to his original base.
I was keeping score for our team in winners bracket finals Ft Myers 60's a few years back. Man on 1st one out. Batter gets a single. Men on 1st and 3rd when I noticed he batted out of order. So now 2 outs with runner on 1st. Same batter then flies out. Rally snuffed. We scored 5 next inning and they never recovered. Turns out manager switched the order from previous game and batters never noticed.
Oct. 16, 2022
k man
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: teams

they usually post them the day after the money is due
Oct. 11, 2022
k man
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 11 Players For 65 Brackets

Not sure if this had anything to do with the committee voting for the 11 players last year but I remember there being some griping when a 65 team had to give an equalizer to a 70 team they were grouped with. Many tournaments had 65 and above playing together and some resulting in 65's facing 70's. The equalizer resulted in the 70 team getting the 5 extra runs AND the 70 team also had the 11th fielder because that was the rule for all teams 70+. I think some felt they were getting a double advantage. So by making the 65's fit under the 11th player rule that was approved, the equalizer didn't feel like a double whammy. Makes sense? You be the judge.
Oct. 7, 2022
k man
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Tournaments in Florida this coming autumn/winter

If you get the SSUSA Newsletter, an update was provided in todays addition. Decision will be made next week as per article.
Feb. 28, 2022
k man
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Probably a silly question, but asked anyway.

Very good points by Scott. Cannot overemphasize defense on the part of the pitcher especially the ages where there is no middle fielder and the middle is wide open. The ability of the pitcher to retreat and clog the middle definitely a plus. Also of note because our 60's pitcher does it so well When a batter hits a ball with a man on 1st, he's already on the way toward 2nd base to take force play throws from 3rd or SS. It kills the momentum of the other team. Also allows SS and 2B to play further from the bag knowing the bag will be covered.

Also, I've noticed that many of the better pitchers make use of the 10 foot pitching box. Once the pitcher has a strike on the batter, moving further changes the arc of the next pitches instead of the same relative arc.

Much respect to those who have pitched and put themselves in harms way!
Feb. 18, 2022
k man
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You make the call

I just copied it from their website ISSA
Feb. 18, 2022
k man
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You make the call

stick8, Yes, the runner can then be put out by a play at the plate or he must step on scoring plate/pass scoring line to score the run.
Feb. 18, 2022
k man
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You make the call

Some call it a smart play while others refer to it as a tacky tack play, and I guess it depends what side of the play you are on.
FYI- another organization has this as their rule to eliminate that problem:
" A tagged runner after the commitment line is not automatically awarded the base. The ball will remain live until the scoring plate is touched by the runner or home plate touched by a defensive player in possession of the softball"
Fact remains though that we play by the rules we have.
Dec. 5, 2021
k man
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 11 defensive players 65+

IDK, I think you are confusing teams with same rating and teams of same division.
70AAA and 65 AAA do not have same rating but both are AAA divisions.

There is a rating index table under rules and 70AAA is rated a 3 while 65AAA rated a 4.
The higher rated team gives the 70AAA the 5 run differential in addition to the fact that they have the 11th man by virtue of playing as a 70's team thus appearing to get what you call the double whammy.

In this instance, the double whammy is eliminated by giving 65 teams an 11th defender
Dec. 5, 2021
k man
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 11 defensive players 65+

Not sure where I had heard the following in the past, but the basic complaint for having 65's go to 11 fielders has to do with the fact that for many SSUSA tournaments, the 65's are scheduled to play on the same days as all age groups 70 and above. That in itself would not be reason to change from 10 to 11 but the complaint I heard about happens when there are 70's in the same bracket as 65's. Example:

Suppose a 70 Major+ team is playing a 65 Major team in the same bracket. (Would also apply if 70M plays 65AAA or 70AAA plays 65AA). The 70M+ team and 65M team are both rated equal. The complaint I heard was that the 70 team has the 11 defensive fielders as per rules for 70 and above while the 65 team only 10, so to some, that in and of itself is an inequity.
By bringing 65's to 11 defensive fielders, that inequity (if you believe there is one) is solved for those crossover situations.

Your thoughts???
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