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Men's 50

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April 11, 2018
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1-1 count and new ball

First tournament, five games played, five games went 7 innings! Used the old Trump ball, apparently the new ones still haven't arrived.
March 25, 2018
Jawood
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a team

"with power?" A slight understatement! lol.
March 4, 2018
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Alan Tanner

60 and 70's on the March 4th? I'll take it. Actually I'll take it on April 4th, May 4th and June 4th!

Feb. 10, 2018
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Today's "super" bats

These bats are not going to go away but the real need is doing something about the growing number of cheaters out there. It's like MLB ignoring the problem for a long time with steroids. SSUSA is ignoring this problem ... start testing!
Feb. 3, 2018
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Spot the Major + player

Swing, all good points IMO but what really makes it difficult for good Major teams to compete with Major+ teams is the 2 players outside the borders that are allowed in the Major+ division. To be able to bring these type of players in takes money and usually the Major+ teams have more of it ... not always but on average. If this was eliminated, I think more Major teams would be willing to play up.
Jan. 29, 2018
Jawood
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 1 and 1 with courtesy foul new rule for younger guys

The major consideration by SSUSA to get more game action out of the time that's allotted to play. Pretty simple. Most teams would like to play 7 innings rather than 6, there's your percentage!
Jan. 28, 2018
Jawood
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 1 and 1 with courtesy foul new rule for younger guys

Last season, 36% of our games went the full 7 innings. I'm quite sure our percentage will go up from that this year with the 1-1 count. Dave stated in the first tournament, EVERY game went 7 innings. I'm not a math wiz but I believe that is 100%!
Jan. 15, 2018
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Drum Roll...the Starting Count decision results.

Well said, chico senior (and Dave, of course!) I'm sure some will continue to argue the issue!
Jan. 11, 2018
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Drum Roll...the Starting Count decision results.

Hey txnighttrain, we played 7 games at World's (50+ Major) and none (zero) of them went 7 innings so your point is? I think we'll get to play 7 inning games this year! Maximize the innings in the allotted time we are given to play.
Jan. 10, 2018
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Drum Roll...the Starting Count decision results.

OZ40, How is this for reliable stats? We played 52 games last year and a total 19 of them went into the 7th inning. I could go back and check other years but why bother? More game action in the allotted time we are given to play ... that's what we are getting, it's that simple!
Dec. 14, 2017
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: survey

And in other words...just trying to get more game action in the amount of time we're given to play. The 1-1 count will do this!
Dec. 2, 2017
Jawood
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1 and 1 count

Tabled again? Really? Excellent explanation from HAT MAN!
Nov. 27, 2017
Jawood
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1 and 1 count

Forget the 2nd place hat altogether! If you're not first, you're last ... Ricky Bobby.
Nov. 26, 2017
Jawood
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1 and 1 count

NYGNYY, It looks like I may be the same age as you and played with the 1 and 1 count since 1982 (until senior ball) so I guess I am one who DID grow up with it. For the umpteenth time, we are not looking to get the game over with quicker, rather to get more game action in the allotted time we have.

Basically, as the staff is presuming, the groups that played mostly USSSA back in the day favor 1-1 and the groups that played mostly ASA favor 0-0.
Nov. 25, 2017
Jawood
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1 and 1 count

Math was never my best subject in school but 58 for 58 seems like a pretty good percentage for playing 7 inning games!
Nov. 23, 2017
Jawood
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1 and 1 count

I would definitely agree with the suggestion of one courtesy runner per 1/2 inning but probably not the older levels. Eliminating the "coaches" conferences on the mound is another way to help the pace of play. Regarding the 1 and 1 count, some people even question simple math!
Nov. 22, 2017
Jawood
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1 and 1 count

OZ40, The things you speak of that slow the game down are true but most of them are not enforceable. The 1-1 DOES help pace of play! USSSA has been using the 1-1 count forever, I think it's worked pretty well there!
Nov. 19, 2017
Jawood
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1 and 1 count

Limit the pitcher to one warm up pitch at the start of the inning. Yes, hustle but that's tough to enforce. Another thing that can help the pace of play is ELIMINATE the ridiculous mound visits. This is slowpitch, "strategy" doesn't need to be micro managed at the mound by a Sparky Anderson wannabe! It can wait until you're in the dugout or yell out "hey walk this guy".
Nov. 18, 2017
Jawood
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1 and 1 count

How can a 1-1 count NOT speed up the game? Wouldn't it be mathematically impossible not to with less pitches to get to the run limit? The answer is it DOES speed up the pace of play and that's what we're looking for ... more game action, less standing around and more of a chance to play 7 innings!
Nov. 13, 2017
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA thank you

Come on Smooth01, we've been over this before .. the 1 and 1 count is not to shorten the games, it's to get more game action in the allotted time to play. In other words, players will be moving rather than standing!
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