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June 5, 2024
3_SoftballFreak
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 55 AAA Team looking for a player for Rockin' Reno, playing in Carson City Fri May 31 thru Sun June 2

Hi Curtis, we really needed a player for Reno but are always interested in good players.
May 24, 2024
3_SoftballFreak
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 55 AAA Team looking for a player for Rockin' Reno, playing in Carson City Fri May 31 thru Sun June 2

We have a good team and have won this tournament before just need a guy, any position. Tournament fees paid by sponsor just show up and play.

Reply here or email me directly cdnpshaw@gmail.com
May 22, 2024
3_SoftballFreak
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Back Foot in Front of the Mat

I would like to add that after playing with this rule again this last weekend and trying to hit the ball hard every time, I end up hitting balls at pitchers more now because that short pitch comes in below my knees and it goes back at the pitcher. It seems that this rule which was added to protect pitchers has us hitting more balls at them now.

Same as k man mentioned above.
April 26, 2024
3_SoftballFreak
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batting Box rule change Left handed player called out correctly, entirely within the box

This ain't anonymous, you can see every person who posts here since we have to register to post.
April 26, 2024
3_SoftballFreak
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batting Box rule change Left handed player called out correctly, entirely within the box

This doesn't feel like a real way to lobby to change a rule, travel a quarter way across the country at my own expense taking time off to maybe get a few words in about a poorly thought out and implemented rule?

In my opinion the batters box is worthless because there is no consistency from field to field. All that matters is the mat, protect it. Maybe make new mats with a 12 inch white part on the front that will be called a ball then make sure the batter stays behind that?

Make walking the box and shooting the pitcher a dead-ball out, it will be easy to identify when it's happening. Or make walking the box illegal, also easy to see and make a call.

You adopted a rule from an association that doesn't call the plate a strike, it's apples to oranges, this is a huge flaw in this new rule and as I mentioned above, that 2 strike flat pitch that is not called illegal (happens all the time) is an unfair advantage. And you guys can't find umps so this will continue to be the case as you throw unexperienced guys out there. I see it on social media, you don't have the guys you need and are asking for umpires for upcoming tournaments. I umpired for many years, I would ignore this rule and not call it because it's bad.
April 26, 2024
3_SoftballFreak
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batting Box rule change Left handed player called out correctly, entirely within the box

Looking here at the USSSA Conference rules we see this rule -
In USSSA, a batter's back foot must be no further forward than the front edge of home plate when they take their initial position. If the batter hits the ball with their back foot past the front edge of home plate, they are called out. The batter is also out if their foot lands on home plate or in front of the plate while making contact with the ball.

Of course in regular USSSA the plate is not a strike which creates a buffer between the front of the strike zone and where your feet can be. You guys didn't consider this when you implemented this rule in SSUSA, bad planning. If I can make that meeting I will be there, hopefully somewhere on the west coast.
April 26, 2024
3_SoftballFreak
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batting Box rule change Left handed player called out correctly, entirely within the box

When and where does the rules committee meeting take place?
April 23, 2024
3_SoftballFreak
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batting Box rule change Left handed player called out correctly, entirely within the box

^These 3 answers do not work for me and my team^

Our umpire was confused though, he called batters out for where the foot ended up, not where the foot was when the ball was struck. Momentum takes you forward and there was a trail in the dirt showing that momentum. No one walked the box and shot the pitcher. This rule sucks and because of all the things the umpire has to keep on eye on in that moment, there's no way to truly get this right. A bunch of old men making rules to fix things that aren't broken.
April 21, 2024
3_SoftballFreak
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: All-Quip 55's AAA Oregon looking for players

Looking for a 55+ aged player from Oregon or a bordering state so Washington, Idaho, Nevada, California or Hawaii to join us in Reno Fri May 31 thru Sun June 2. We are a good team that competes every tournament and usually still playing on Sundays. The ideal player would be able to play outfield and be able to run for himself all weekend but will consider anyone who's interested. We travel with 12 and bat 12 unless there are injuries. If this goes well and there's mutual interest there's potential for a long term relationship. Reno is one of the best tournaments on our schedule, it's worth the trip.
April 20, 2024
3_SoftballFreak
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batting Box rule change Left handed player called out correctly, entirely within the box

Seems like this rule is going to stay for now despite the fact that every team I talked to agreed it was a horrible rule and not well thought out. It fixes nothing and ruins a lot. I still think this rule originated in a league where the plate was not a strike giving the batter a buffer between the front of the strike zone and where his foot can end up. Been playing seniors for 5+ years and still have not seen a batter walk the box and blow up the pitcher. Who cares about the batters box? There is a mat that must be protected, the batter needs to be near it to hit the ball.
March 28, 2024
3_SoftballFreak
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batting Box rule change Left handed player called out correctly, entirely within the box

If the plate is not a strike then this rule works fine, with the plate a strike the back foot limit and front of the plate are too close to each other, impossible to protect and stay behind the front of the plate.
March 27, 2024
3_SoftballFreak
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batting Box rule change Left handed player called out correctly, entirely within the box

I am against this rule, it fixes nothing and ruins much. My team had momentum killed by this rule and will make it my mission to take my two teams and sponsor money to another association if I continue to have the same experience.

I bet this rule was created in a league where the plate was not a strike so you had a little room to protect the front of the strike zone, in a league where the plate is a strike and the low, sometimes not-called illegal pitches, this rule takes the bat out of the batters hands and changes the game and experience. It was not well thought out.


Sept. 21, 2023
3_SoftballFreak
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 50AAA looking for outfielder

Looking for a solid outfielder that's eligible to play 50AAA next weekend for Worlds in Vegas. 541-890-4954.
July 5, 2023
3_SoftballFreak
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: California 50 AAA Team looking for Outfielders For Sacramento Aug - Fri 4/ Sun 6

We're a pretty good 50+ AAA team out of California, have a few rings over the last few years. Looking for outfielders to join us in Sacramento for Western Championships and then possibly Vegas later in the year if it works out.
May 15, 2023
3_SoftballFreak
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Looking for 50+ AAA player to join California team in Rockin' Reno June 2nd thru 4th

We're looking to add a player for Reno, preferably an outfielder who can run a lot but will consider all positions. Player must have a AAA tag or lower as there are already 3 major players on the roster for Reno. The team is registered, paid for by sponsor so just need you to show up and help us win. 50's are playing in Carson City this year.
July 20, 2022
3_SoftballFreak
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Las Vegas World Championships 50's is a 4 day tournament this year?

I know that the East-West game typically took place on the Thursday of this tournament week but this year we will start seeding on Thursday? 50's play Sept 29th thru Oct 2nd, this has always been a 3 day tournament, can someone confirm we need to be ready to play on Thursday?

July 3, 2022
3_SoftballFreak
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Combined division at Jim Sherman

Yes we've played many, not sure what you think is so funny.
July 1, 2022
3_SoftballFreak
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Combined division at Jim Sherman

Looks like there will be a 50/55 Gold division with all teams combined.
July 1, 2022
3_SoftballFreak
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Combined division at Jim Sherman

JIM SHERMAN MEMORIAL NORTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2022 • TENTATIVE Field Assignments
Field assignments for the 2022 Jim Sherman Memorial Northwest Championships has been determined and are as follows:

SESSION #1 ─ Men's 65+ and more Senior Divisions
• ALL Divisions play at Wallace-Marine Park in Salem ─ 25 Teams

SESSION #2 ─ 52 Teams ─ Men's & Women's Divisions aged 60+ and younger
• Wallace-Marine Park in Salem ─ 33 Teams
─ Men's 40-Masters Gold (8)
─ Men's 40-Masters AAA (6)
─ Men's 50/55-Gold (13) ─ 50-Major (2), 50-AAA (8), 55-Major+ (1) and 55-Major (2)
─ Women's 40/50+ Division (6) ─ 40-Masters (3) and 50-AAA (3)
• Bryant Park in Albany ─ 19 Teams
─ Men's 50/55-Silver (4) ─ 50-AA and 55-AAA
─ Men's 60-Major (8)
─ Men's 60-Silver (7) ─ 60-AAA (4) and 60-AA (3)

DRAFT Game Schedules and brackets have been prepared and are currently undergoing internal review for posting shortly ... Good luck everyone!

July 1, 2022
3_SoftballFreak
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Combined division at Jim Sherman

I agree, as a 50AAA team manager entered in this division it's discouraging to find we'll be going up against a 55 Major+ team and a couple 50 Major teams. We are an Oregon team and look forward to this tournament but are just a decent 50AAA team and can't compete with these other teams and will no longer attend under this format moving forward.
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