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July 11, 2023
CAT
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: SPA 75 Worlds

Can play higher division !!
July 10, 2023
CAT
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: SPA 75 Worlds

Looking to join a 75 AA team in the SPA worlds in Columbus, Ohio in August...74 yrs age and can play IF and P. This tournament is in my backyard. So if you need an addition to your roster, I would be interested. You can email me at funinsun333@yahoo.com
thank you....
April 17, 2023
CAT
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 70AA - Central Ohio

Due to already injuries and players moving to 75s & 80s, we are looking for a few 70AA players to play in the SPA Heart of Ohio in Columbus, Ohio on May 10-12. Please contact me at: funinsun333@yahoo.com thank you.
Nov. 20, 2022
CAT
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 75s AA - Central Ohio

Believe it or not, most of our 75AA team is moving ahead into the 80s!! We are looking to fill their spots at several positions. We try to make it a fun environment for all and yet be competitive at the national level. No time is too soon to be looking into the 2023 season. Please inquire at funinsun333@yahoo.com. Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones.
Aug. 8, 2021
CAT
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Illegal base runner.....

something that unnecessary can change the entire tempo of the game. If no harm, play the game and let it be won between the lines, eh?
Aug. 8, 2021
CAT
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Illegal base runner.....

Thanks for the comments. I felt it was a "tacky" call and power move on his behalf, to say the least. I always felt that the game should be won on the field of play and an issue of this had NO bearing on the game or outcome.
Aug. 8, 2021
CAT
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Illegal base runner.....

Here was another issue we had with the umpire in chief of SPA on a substitute runner - Batter hits a single and time was called for substitute runner. The base coach had stepped on the bag when congratulating the batter. There was time out and no jersey numbers were exchanged for the sub runner. The UIC called the batter out as two players (other than batter) has touched the bag. Never had I ever seen this in the 20+ yrs of playing senior softball. I am curious as to what you think! Did all of this roll over for a bad weekend for our team, YES! thank you....
Aug. 8, 2021
CAT
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: player eligibility in 2 age groups.

Since SSUSA is not too prevalent in our area, we have to revert to the other organizations. I would assume that the rules are pretty much the same. A few weeks ago, we played in a SPA tournament and unbeknown to me as coach, we found to have had an illegal player that week prior was okayed be the organization's director, he was okay to play. Here is the issue: The player is 70 years old and rated AAA. It was originally okayed for him to be one of our three 70AAA players. He also played 65AAA (FYI he is mostly DH and catcher). So at this age why should he or anyone our age be "targeted" as any type of an impact player (term loosely used). Where does the age concern cease? I always believed he should have played and if he could play also with a younger age group, good for him! I just would like to hear your thoughts. Thank you.....
May 2, 2020
CAT
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Dugouts

How are all of these changes going to affect the time limit of the game when waiting for an entire team to get off the field before the other team enters? Come on !! you know seniors and their chatting ways on the field! Believe there should be an extended time for game play. Just my opinion.....
Jan. 12, 2020
CAT
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Mask.....

Is there a defensive mask that a fielder can wear that can incorporate a ball cap where the cap bill can shield off the sun? I respectfully look for a good recommendation. thank you.....
Nov. 15, 2019
CAT
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 70AA men's in Central Ohio.....

looking for a few players, 69 and older, to replace those players that are moving up. It's a good competitive team, no egos and great chemistry. Please contact: funinsun333@yahoo.com thank you.
Nov. 10, 2019
CAT
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Central Ohio 70 AA men's looking......

for a few players (69 & over) to fill in spots for players that will be having offseason medical tx. and probably not returning in the near future. A competitive team that has good chemistry and enjoys the fellowships...no egos here ! Please email: funinsun333@yahoo.com thank you.
Aug. 9, 2019
CAT
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Question for you hitting gurus

If you are using a very flight restrictive softball, do you go with a soft barrel bat like the Melee or a hard barrel bat like a HyperZ ?
My thought:
hard ball = soft barrel
soft ball = hard barrel
Curious to read your thoughts...thank you....
May 26, 2019
CAT
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: AED....

This past Friday in our 65+ league, we had a player to go down with a massive heart attack and was in total cardiac arrest. With the quick response of a few of the trained players and the quick use of our league AED, he was revived and rushed into emergency surgery. With the immediate response and power of prayer, I am happy to say that he will soon be home with his family.
The point of this message is to communicate with as many leagues as possible to alert them to have an AED on premise. Please do not let any cost be a deterrent as I am sure that the survivor would be more than happy to reimburse.....thank you Larry.
Nov. 12, 2018
CAT
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Getting game ball back to pitcher in a quick manner

I found out that it takes approx. 90 seconds to get on an off the field. You can play back to back innings twice a game (or more) and that will save you quite a few minutes. I found that you can at least get a 9 inning game complete about the same time as 7 innings. Hope this helps ..
Oct. 6, 2017
CAT
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Rock.

I apologize as I thought the Rock was the same as the Dudley Stadium ball .47 core 450 compression. We do not use the Rock in our locale. However, I did hear from some of the umpires in your area about the speed of the Rock coming off the bat.......good luck...
Oct. 6, 2017
CAT
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Rock.

I have been fighting the "higher ups" in our league to remove the Dudley Thunder Stadium ball .47 core 450#s compression which I think is similar to the Rock. There have been injuries to mostly the pitchers but they are too vain to mention. I would say that the pitcher position, in general, is probably the oldest age group that participates on a team. To me, it has changed the entire game of softball, especially the defense. I have noticed that the infielders (and sometimes the OFs) give up their basic fundamentals of fielding and start side stepping the ball "alley ooping!" I also noticed in our league that you are now hitting more extra base hits as the ball scoots through the OFs very quickly. However, the ego of the "Wannabees" get a thrill when they can now hit a 365' HR. !! I have spoken to tournament umpires where they are getting hit, as well, while umpiring the bases. I feel that the older we get, we are Blessed to be able to play the game that we have loved our entire life. Why take the chance of shortening that time with these balls. The true HR hitters will still hit their HRs only not as far. The only exception (and that would be slight) is if you have perfect lighting and field conditions; and I have yet to see that after the first game play and/ or screens and mandatory masks. Hope this helps!


Oct. 6, 2017
CAT
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2017 SSUSA Senior Masters

I tried the Worth Wicked...like that thin handle and swing weight with the EL....closest thing that I have found to the ole Reebok Melee..
April 25, 2017
CAT
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Need your honest opinion........

Thanks Alan for your response. Is this ball like the Rock? I have done everything to discourage the use. But, sad to say, it may have to take an injury before they open up their eyes.
April 23, 2017
CAT
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Need your honest opinion........

They are stadium balls! That is what I say ju25
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