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Sept. 20, 2023
Nvjimmymac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Patriotism

Good morning softball players. My small way to show my pride in the USA is to carry a 3 x 5 American flag, with carabiner hooks, that I put up and display on the fence near our dugout. When the game is over I take it back down. After we take it down, I get one of our team member patriots to help me fold it properly and put it away until next game. The purpose of my message is to suggest other teams consider doing the same. Itís a small patriotic gesture that we can all do. Thanks.
Feb. 16, 2023
Nvjimmymac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Can a 75AAA player also play on 70AA team?

Can a 75AAA player also play on a 70AA team when there is not a scheduling conflict?
June 2, 2022
Nvjimmymac
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: What constitutes scoring at home plate

Rule 8.9(1) says you must touch the outside home plate to score. Rule 8.9(2) says you just canít touch the real home plate or violate the batterís box. No mention of touching the other home plate. Thus my question, can a runner go to the right of the batterís box lines, without touching, but not touch this other home plate and be safe? The rules seem to conflict with each other. Thanks.
April 14, 2022
Nvjimmymac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Costs to play in Senior Southwest Championship

The method and cost of transportation is not germaine to the discussion nor is the cost of the hotel you choose or the restaurant at which you eat. The discussion should remain with the cost for a team (players) to step onto the field once they have settled into Las Vegas. I agree $24 isn't a budget buster for most, but that is not the point. Socialsm? You also make it sound like a team can choose which venue they want to play on. Obviously you cannot. You also continue to fail to recognize the difference between "entry fee" and what I call a "modified entree fee", be it only $24 per player or $360 for a team of 15. Thanks for providing this open forum and I realize you guys run these tournaments the best way you see fit. I appreciate all that SSUSA does for us older, not old, guys. This ends my comments on this subject as it is a done deal. Perhaps we can finish it one day over a beer. I'll see you Tuesday at BLD, and LET'S PLAY BALL!
April 13, 2022
Nvjimmymac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Costs to play in Senior Southwest Championship

Oops, forgot to include the 40ís and 50ís, 41 teams, in the calculations. My guess is the additional teams would change the team fee to $50 or more. Again the point stays the same: all teams should pay the same entry fee.
April 13, 2022
Nvjimmymac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Costs to play in Senior Southwest Championship

I agree and did some rough math. There are approximately 90 games at BLD. Assuming a team plays 2 games per day for one fee, 45 games are paid for. Each teamís players will have to pay 3 times. 45 games times 15 players per team gives a total of 675 gate fees being paid. This does not include family members. Total fees paid is 675 times $8 which equals $5400. If you take this $5400 of fees divided by 246, the number of entered teams, you get $22 per team. Therefore, if each team paid an entry fee of $640 plus their $22 share of BLD fees, the entire cost could be equally shared by all teams irrespective of where they are playing. Cost per team would then be $662, a cost that would ensure all teams pay the same amount to play in the tournament and no player would have to pay an entree fee. I am not sure my math or assumptions are correct, but I think you catch my drift.
March 26, 2022
Nvjimmymac
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batting out of order

A pinch runner who is going to bat soon is put in to run. As luck would have it he winds up on third base with one out. A fly ball is hit to left field and caught; two outs. The man on third is now up. Can he now be replaced with a pinch runner so that he may bat or is he out because he is stuck on third base?
Dec. 15, 2021
Nvjimmymac
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Top Gun Bullhead City Tournament hotels

SSUSA web site has group codes for hotels in Laughlin. The code for Harrahís works, but the one for Tropicana does not. What you have posted is S01TWG2. It is not recognized by the hotel. Is what you have posted a typo? Thanks.
Nov. 19, 2021
Nvjimmymac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Adidas Rockila shoes?

Thanks, but I am looking for the original shoe, which came as a 4E, and not the new 3.0. Perhaps the vendor who sold (sells) them at Vegas and Bullhead City tournaments can comment on their availability.
Nov. 19, 2021
Nvjimmymac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Adidas Rockila shoes?

Trying to find Adidas Rockila shoes. Normally I buy them from a vendor at tournaments but could not find them in Phoenix. Any help in finding a source? Thanks.
Sept. 23, 2021
Nvjimmymac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vendors at the Worldís

Today is Thursday. I live and play ball in Las Vegas. Can you tell me where the vendors are set up today at the Worldís in Las Vegas.
May 5, 2021
Nvjimmymac
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Play 70AAA AND 70 Major simultaneously

Can a player be on a 70AAA team at the same time he is on a 70 Major team and play for both or does he have to quit one team?
Nov. 16, 2020
Nvjimmymac
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Orange and white bases at first

Thanks, I agree with part of your answer. I am not talking about the obvious base hit that goes thru and past the infielder. In that case, the first baseman surrenders the fair territory base to the runner and gets out of the way. The scenario I question is a ground ball being fielded by the infielder and being bobbled or dropped on what would probably have been out. The first baseman is in position to finish the play when the error occurs. What you are advocating is the first baseman should not be on the base until he is sure the throw is on itís way. I donít agree. He is set the entire time and the runner is not allowed on the fair territory base because of the impending play. You are asking for an injury if you require the ball to be at first base before the runner is required to go to the foul territory base. Safety first, that is why we have 2 bases. Thanks.
Nov. 15, 2020
Nvjimmymac
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Orange and white bases at first

rule 8.4(1) Batter-runner reaching first base

"If there is a play on a batter-runner going to first base, the batter-runner must touch some portion of the double bag extending into foul territory ( the orange bag). He will be called out if he fails to do so........

My question is; the first baseman is set to receive the throw, but the fielder bobbles it. Thus, there is not a play at first base, but the first baseman has set-up in anticipation for a throw. The batter-runner not knowing the ball has been bobbled, continues thru and goes to the fair territory base. Is the batter-runner still out for not going to the foul territory base? I still see this being interpreted as a play on the batter-runner even though the ball never reached first. I see it is a safety issue and the batter-runner is out. The umpire said no since there was not a play. Someone is going to get hurt with that kind of call. The double base is there for a reason. Your thoughts, thanks.
Sept. 15, 2020
Nvjimmymac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: You make the call

Men on first and third, 2 outs, and the 5th run is on third. One guy says put a runner on to load the bases. He says this Is a no brainer and is done always in this situation. Another guy says no. He says the batter in this case is the last man in their line up and will most likely make an out, therefore, we donít load the bases. In discussion after the inning, the second guy says the quality of the guy batting overrides the ďput him onĒ decision. Thus the question; in this situation is it an automatic load them up or is the quality of the batter the overriding factor. What say you?
Aug. 19, 2020
Nvjimmymac
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Session 2 Worlds, St. George

SSUSA: Do you see the possibility that session 2 could evolve into 4 days, just like session 1 did, for the same reason; too many teams coming? Thanks.
June 23, 2020
Nvjimmymac
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Adidas softball shoes

Help. Last year I bought a pair of black softball shoes from Adidas. They had a waffle sole and only came as wide 4E. I bought them from a vendor at a tournament in Bullhead City, AZ. They cost $60. I looked on multiple sites including Adidas and canít find them. Can anyone offer help, perhaps even the vendor could help. Thanks.
May 31, 2020
Nvjimmymac
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SoCal Championships

Why not move the tournament to Bullhead City, AZ. I donít know what the field availability is, but they put on multiple tournaments per year and always seem to do a good job. Bullhead City is much closer for Nevada teams, So Cal, NorCal, Utah and most AZ teams. I hope it is not too late to consider the suggestion. Thanks.
March 12, 2020
Nvjimmymac
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Refund for spring worlds

What happened to the response that was here earlier?
Feb. 23, 2020
Nvjimmymac
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Fielders choice or sacrifice

One out, men on first and third. Batter hits ground ball to short. Short throws to second, out, second throws to first, safe. Runner on third scores. I say the batter gets a fielderís choice and a time at bat. Others say he gets a sacrifice. What say you?
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