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Tony Baltazar

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, Aug. 18, 2015
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rocky Mountain Championships

Dave,

You've got this right. I played at the Aurora Sports Complex the last time the Western Nationals were held there, maybe 3 to 4 years ago. Great complex with 12 fields set up in three quads. The entire tournament at one facility, great for watching other teams. Huge fields surrounding the softball complex where teams can hit prior to games. I was initially concerned about the elevation and how many of us sea level dwellers would fare, but all went great.

Perhaps SSUSA will reconsider this venue for future Western Nationals.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55 - Major
, Aug. 14, 2015
gott2play
Topic: Women's softball
Discussion: ID card

Reggie,

Go to the FORMS tab and click on Player Registration. There you'll find instructions for renewal. I do not believe you'll receive any notification. However, whatever roster you're on will show if your registration is current of expired. Good luck.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55 - Major

, Aug. 14, 2015
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tournament Results

Dave,

Appreciate the efforts you and your IT guy are putting forth in this area. Not sure, but maybe look into Microsoft Sharepoint which I used it in my prior work life. Master files are stored in a central repository, on your site which could be accessed by a limited few for real time updates. Files were usually in Excel or PowerPoint format for our applications, but could be in any other.

In order to maintain the integrity and protection of your IP, the files would remain in your repository in their edited format and be shared on the SSUSA website, possibly as a non-editable .pdf file.

Just thinking on the keyboard here.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55 - Major
, Aug. 13, 2015
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tournament Results

Dawgbro,

First off, congrats on Wolfpack wining the Western Nationals. I've also relayed my congratulations to your teammate Ken Childress as I'll be playing with his team at the Huntsman Senior Games in October. My team, So Cal 55 will be in Vegas and look forward to competing against you guys.

Now to the issue you've raised. This has always been a bone of contention with many of us in the senior softball community. In some cases, the only tourney results posted are 1st, 2nd, and 3rd with absolutely no detail. Some of us would love to see game detail as a way to scout teams, to see how our competitors are fairing. When a Dave Dowell proclaims that he's the only guy to load this data, I see that as a problem, or as I like to say a single point failure. Certainly not a knock on Dave, just a statement of fact. I would suspect that SSUSA could certainly afford to bring in part time help to do the post tournament data entry work. It would certainly keep the customer base less vocal on this board.

SSUSA, is there a possibility of your tournament bracket files being uploaded as a shared file where each Director would be able to access and update real time? There are certainly business software programs that allow for file sharing. Worth a look...maybe?

Just my two cents.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55 - Major
, July 20, 2015
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Why the problem of

Thanks Staff,
I thought that might be the case.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55 - Major
, July 19, 2015
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Why the problem of

Staff,
I just viewed the game details for the Southwest Championships and have one question...

In listing number of HR's per game by team, how would you have more HR's than allowed. I see Major teams with 7 in a game. How is that'
, June 24, 2015
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: knee replacement

Alan,
Go to the Search window just to the right of the Senior Softball logo and type in "Partial Knee Replacement". There's a whole discussion on the subject.
, May 12, 2015
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sore Toes

If anyone else is looking for the video, here it is. Looks to be helpful.

http://youtu.be/IijQyX_YCKA

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55's - Major

, April 15, 2015
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Field Assignments

Tommy45,

Two words come to mind...C'mon man!

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55's - Major

, March 31, 2015
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Spring Worlds Result

Dave and Bert,

Thanks for the congratulatory comments, they're much appreciated. An improbable run through the loser's bracket starting with a 17 run open inning Saturday night against Rocky Mountain Thunder got us to Sunday knowing we would have to beat Double Play, Top Gun 55's, and the Old Dawgs just to get the task of trying to double dip a very good Tucson Bandits team.

We all want to go through the winner's bracket, but sometimes sitting around having to wait for your opponent can have a negative effect. And Dave, I also know that losing one of your big hitters between games was beneficial to us. Softball....crazy game.

We'll see you guys in Vegas next month.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55's

, March 17, 2015
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Spring Worlds

E4/E6,

SSUSA is pretty consistent in alternating St. George and Mesquite for this tournament, meaning that if you played in St. George last year (which the 60's did) then it's only logical that you'd be in Mesquite this year (which you are). I understand things can change, but as a rule they've been pretty damn consistent.

I know that this doesn't help you and your team at this point, although you could check hotels in St. George and still cancel your rooms in Mesquite...so long as you haven't prepaid for them. SSUSA also suggests booking rooms in both locations until assignments are released. Easier said than done, but now you know. Good luck to you and your team.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55 - Major
, Feb. 26, 2015
gott2play
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rating Question

SSUSA Staff,

Is your "yes" response the only answer, or is it assuming that Dolfan anticipates playing both 50's and 55's next year? I was under the assumption that if Dolfan forgoes playing 50's to play 55's only, he could play Major and be classified as such.

It seems unfair that when moving to the next age group he has to carry the Major Plus tag, especially odd when his team the So Cal Vandals were one of those 50 Major teams bumped up without ever winning a major tourney.

Thanks,

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55's - Major
, Feb. 10, 2015
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: tournament

55 Major -
1st) CNM Wealth Management / Snyder Lance (FL)
2nd) High Street Bucs (MD)
3rd) So Cal 55's (CA)
, Jan. 27, 2015
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What to do with trophies, uniforms, tee-shirts?

2bornot2b,

I've seen many, mostly women's team take the shirts and have blanket/quilts out of them. The logo on the chest area of the shirt is cut out as a square and sewn onto and existing blank blanket/quilt patchwork style on both sides. There are companies that do this, but they can be pricey depending on size. Maybe you know someone who can do this for you. Just a thought.
, Dec. 16, 2014
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 55 MAJOR TOC TEAMS

Fellas,

Definitely going
* So Cal 55's (CA)
* Grants Posse (CA)
* Tri-State Merchants (PA)
* Tucson Bandits (AZ)
* Scrap Iron/Rocky Mountain Thunder (CO)

Probable based on TOC history and/or team location
* High Street Bucs (MD)
* Kinnco Services (IN)
* Levin Financial (FL)
* Triangle Masters (NC)
* Snyder/Lance (FL)

Don't know
* MWC (KS)
* San Antonio Softball (TX)
* Wolfpack (WA)
* Cal Energy (CA)

Heard not going
* Double Play

I would expect 10 to 11 teams for 55 Major.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55's
, Dec. 7, 2014
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Advice for a 48 year old

Macbri19,

First if all, your 2 year plan may be only a year away. I'm assuming that you'll be turning 49 during the 2015 calendar year. If that's the case, you can start playing 50's (in your location) as early as the Winter Nationals in November 2015. It's the roster qualifier for the 2016 season, so you just have to turn 50 during that year.

As far as getting ready, try to find senior leagues that allow the use of senior bats and similar balls. It certainly would help get you used to how hot the equipment is that we get to use. And as Bruce says, find some bp buddies. There's nothing better than getting the swings in.

All the best to you.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55's - Major
, Dec. 5, 2014
gott2play
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 55 MAJOR TOC TEAMS

Shark and Wagon487,

The So Cal 55's team will be attending the TOC.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55's - Major

, Nov. 23, 2014
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: phoenix TOC in November

Magsdad,

The results for 55 Major were:

1. Double Play Classic
2. So Cal 55's
3. Sonoma County Crush


, Nov. 11, 2014
gott2play
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Are walks hits in Senior Softball?

NewRuleSC,

What you're talking about us OBP (on-base percentage). Many teams do both BA and OBP (BB's as hits). It can provide insight to a players trends and habits. I tend to look a a lot of pitches, and therefore walk a fair amount. Can't score runs if you have no base runners. JMO.

Tony Baltazar
So Cal 55 - Major


, Nov. 5, 2014
gott2play
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Phoenix world - need field assignments

Let's see, looks like 5 more teams were added than when I last checked for field assignments. More teams, no field assignments. Two words come to mind Staff...C'mon man!


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