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, Oct. 27, 2015
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 40's USA Championship Game Auto Seeds 1 and 2 Regardless

The reason for it is to get teams to attend the Eastern and Western Nationals. Seeds don't matter that much to me either. We won Rock n Reno one year after going 0-3 in pool play (pool play was 3 games a number of years ago).

I would like to see the seeding games mean more than just practice by having higher seeded teams earn home team advantage in bracket games. Home team is so important with every game close because of the 5 runs (7) per inning. This huge advantage is determined by a flip of a coin? Doesn't seem right.
, Oct. 17, 2015
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Winter World`s

The Trump-Stote 44/375 is a fair ball in the cool weather. Obviously, it's hot most of the time and when it is, the game is a mush ball event which is not fun.

As Mango states "it's only a matter of time" so if we all realize this, why are we doing nothing? Something needs to be done to reduce the odds of this happening.

Is the Baden Fire the answer to the "best of both worlds" regarding a fair/safer ball? Possibly adding a few more HR's to the limits and/or allowing an 11th defender at the younger levels, like the 70's have to protect the pitcher a bit more.

Let's not experience what Omar has mentioned as a possibility in the future!
, Oct. 13, 2015
Jawood
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: hawaiians 50AA

Congratulations on your AA championship! Nowhere to go but up from AA, there is no A!
, Oct. 6, 2015
Jawood
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 50 Major Plus Top 3

Don't know if you are just giving Tim the "business", but I think for a 55 Major-plus team to drop down and finish 2nd in the 50 Major division while playing 14 games a week after playing in the 55 tournament is a tremendous accomplishment! Don't know if they used anyone under 55? Actually 55 Major-plus and 50 Major have the same rating index.
, Sept. 28, 2015
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 55 AAA finals in Vegas

Great name! "I woke up this morning and got myself a beer"
, Sept. 25, 2015
Jawood
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: discissions

If all your wins a coming against AAA and AA teams (don't know why you would be playing against AA teams), then you should be playing major. If you are losing by 10-15 runs to major teams (find that hard to believe with the 5 run inning limit), then appeal the right way as the staff and others have said.
, Sept. 16, 2015
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: DEFENSIVE STRATEGY FOR FIFTH INFIELDER

I'd like to see 11 fielders start at the 50 level.
, Sept. 16, 2015
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: DEFENSIVE STRATEGY FOR FIFTH INFIELDER

Isn't a 5 man infield (along with a 4 man outfield) the norm after reaching 70?
, Sept. 15, 2015
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas tournament

You're playing on October 2nd in the A.M.
, June 24, 2015
Jawood
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Pool games....???

I would like to see the pool games meaning something more than just practice. As JT25 mentioned, giving the higher seeded team home team would accomplish that.
, June 8, 2015
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Best ball in Hot Weather

Response is I agree with you. Played in Lacey WA. this weekend in 85 degree heat which is very unusual this time of year up here. Mush ball tourney with the exception of the night games on Saturday. Rock probably too hot...Baden Fire a good compromise. The stote is a good ball in the cool weather which is the case most of the time for us.
, May 25, 2015
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Congrat' MTC JV Rock and Reno Champs!

Maybe now you can be the varsity!
, May 20, 2015
Jawood
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Relocated to Philadelphia from San Diego

San Diego to Philadelphia? Ouch!
, May 17, 2015
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: RENO WEATHER

I think about 3 years ago we played in a snowstorm at Golden Eagle. Couldn't wait until we got upstairs to the restaurant/bar! About 8-9 years ago we played somewhere in the Reno area (before Golden Eagle was built) and it was around 100 degrees. Both on Memorial Day weekend. Anything possible!
, May 16, 2015
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 5 runs or 11 fielders

I have never understood how a team can feel good about "winning" these types of games when in real score they did not really win if the differential is less than 5 runs. The fact that teams can only score 5 runs an inning (7 in M+) IS the equalizer!

I don't have a problem with equalizers but it should be something that's EARNED, not gifted, such as the opportunity to actually score 1 extra run an inning for the lower classified team or possibly only allowing the higher classified team to score 4 an inning.

With the 11 man defense, you at least are earning your equalizer by having to make a play if the ball is hit to a defender.
, March 27, 2015
Jawood
Topic: Associations
Discussion: SPA v SSUSA

DC, I think the state you are based out of is determined by where the majority of your roster lives. If it wasn't that way, you'd only see teams from a few states.

Maine does get the shaft, if there are even any teams up there.
, March 1, 2015
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 50 MAJOR & MAJOR PLUS COMBINED

The one-up rule is the best thing with no dbo's, it's so simple and fair! Didn't know they only played 65' bases, 70' brings more defense into play.
, Feb. 24, 2015
Jawood
Topic: Bats
Discussion: most durable senior bat

A new low in bat durability? Brand new Macenko knob comes off in 4 swings today. Also had one come off in 20 swings last Sunday. Can these be glued back on or they toast already?
, Feb. 21, 2015
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: So the question was....how to get more teams to play Major Plus

I used to think that combining Major and Major+ was the way to go. I no longer think this and the biggest reason is when they opened up the bordering states a couple of years ago to allow 2 players from outside them, they made it even more difficult for the Major teams to compete. We still see Major teams play Major+ teams from time to time in local tournaments, but how are they expected to compete against them when they have different roster rules?

Now I guess you can say to just open up the roster rules to the Major teams also, but that costs money that most Major teams don't have. Major+ is the best of the best and as the case was years ago in our youth, they didn't have very many teams either but they did have the money!

Let the Major+ teams play unlimited everything and have it voluntary as to whether a team wants to play that kind of softball, some will. If they want to move down to Major, they can but they would have to play Major playing and roster rules, maybe even a bit more restrictive to try to keep Major+ teams from wanting to move down. This may not be exactly what Tim's question originally was but I think this is the way to go rather than forcing teams to play where they don't really want to.
, Feb. 14, 2015
Jawood
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How to get more teams willing to play in the Major-plus division

I see what you're saying, FOFO, but wouldn't that make a Major team not what to get moved up even more?

I would say just make Major-plus unlimited rules in everything ... HR's, runs per inning, time limit and players outside the borders. Just don't make Major teams move up to that division providing they play with HR limits, runs per inning limits, time limits and no players outside their bordering state.
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