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Real name:
Bruce McClain

Location:
Sun Lakes, AZ

Division:
Men's 60

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, May 13, 2016
BruceAZ
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking for a 55 team in Phoenix

Tom, I sent your contact info to a guy I know starting a new 55AAA team, hopefully he calls you. How have you been?
Bruce
, May 11, 2016
BruceAZ
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking for a 55 team in Phoenix

ctown, put your contact information here so managers can contact you. There are teams in Az looking for players.
, April 25, 2016
BruceAZ
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Las Vegas Southwest Results

60 Major;
1st West Coast All Stars (Ca)
2nd Ambush (Az)
3rd War Eagles (Ca)

Congrats to West Coast All Stars, They are a classy group of ball players, we enjoyed playing them today, they beat us 31-28 to win 60M.

Bruce McClain
#2, SS & Manager, Ambush
, March 31, 2016
BruceAZ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tournament scheduling software

Staff or anyone else, I'm looking for software to run a local tournament. I remember an old post by Staff or Dave that listed what SSUSA uses but I can't find it. Also what tournament software are you other tournament directors using to run local tournaments.
Thanks,
Bruce
Ambush 60M

, Feb. 12, 2016
BruceAZ
Topic: Associations
Discussion: Use a plate to touch to score, over crossing a line

Thunder, I've played both and the main reason to put the runner out away from the plate in senior ball, while scoring, is to avoid any collisions at home plate. The problem with a plate is if there's a throw into home and it's wide and takes the catcher near the scoring plate there's potential for a collision. With a line the runner can avoid the catcher by running a little wider. Another thing I didn't like about a plate is in the morning when it's cool the plate gets a little slippery.

Bruce
, Oct. 28, 2015
BruceAZ
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 2015 Winter Worlds/Phoenix and Beyond

RR, who have you played with the last couple of years? I play on a 60 Major team out of Phoenix and we're looking for a player or two to add our 2016 roster.
Thanks,
Bruce
, Oct. 15, 2015
BruceAZ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TEAM ROSTER

Benjie, The manager needs to have a team account with a password, contact Sacramento to set that up. You then login, go to your team page, pay your $35 to register the team for 2016 and then you'll be able to build your roster for 2016. Hope this helps,
Bruce
, June 8, 2015
BruceAZ
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for 60's + team in Arizona

Woodie, I manage a 60s AAA team here in the East Valley. Give me your contact info and we'll get you out there and give you a shot.

Thanks,
Bruce
, May 18, 2015
BruceAZ
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Foot placement in batter's box before pitch

Semmy, look on page 94 of the SSUSA rule book, it gives the dimensions and placement of the strike mat and the batter's box. You have 3ft and 3.5in in front of home plate to hit the ball. That's enough room if you're in the front of the box. You could add a little more room since only your heel has to be in contact with the line.

Bruce
, Jan. 1, 2015
BruceAZ
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Foot placement in batter's box before pitch

Just heard from Mike, the surgery was successful and he's doing much better, looking forward to a full recovery. Thanks for all the prayers guys.
, Dec. 30, 2014
BruceAZ
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Foot placement in batter's box before pitch

Hope the surgery goes well Mike, your softball family thoughts and prayers are with you today Big Cat. Get well soon.

Thanks Alan
, Dec. 2, 2014
BruceAZ
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Foot placement in batter's box before pitch

Maddog, as long as you're touching the lines you're ok, here's the rule from the Rule Book;

7.3 BATTING POSITION
A. The batter must have at least some portion of both feet on or inside the lines
of the batter's box at the start of the pitch.


, Nov. 16, 2014
BruceAZ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Winter World Results

Congrats Dave on the Win, you guys thought you couldn't compete in Major+.

Bruce #2
Ambush 60AAA

, Nov. 13, 2014
BruceAZ
Topic: Bats
Discussion: When Is It Bat Altering?

I just came from the Winter Worlds manger meeting and Dave Dowell from SSUSA said that spraying adhesive on the barrel of the bat is altering it and if caught you would get suspended. I guess there was a problem in the Florida Worlds, guys spraying their bats to make the barrels tacky just like the Dudley Lightning. So yes, to PM Finger's question, it is illegal.
, Oct. 30, 2014
BruceAZ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Passing of Fred Purvis

I had the pleasure of playing with Fred a few years ago in 55M. Like what's already been said, he was one of the nicest men you'll ever meet in Senior Softball, a gentle giant of a man. You'll be missed Freddie, RIP.

, Oct. 29, 2014
BruceAZ
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Pitching

We had a similar call in the Worlds a few weeks ago that almost cost us the game. Our pitcher was outside the pitcher's box when he pitched and the umpire called it a "dead ball". The batter swung and flew out for the 3rd out of the inning but since the umpire called "dead ball" the out didn't count. They went on the score 3 more runs and got their 5 for the inning. If he would have made the right call, "illegal pitch" and the batter swung it's a live ball and the 3rd out. Luckily we scored enough in the open to overcome his mistake.
, Sept. 29, 2014
BruceAZ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas Updates. .

Ok, here's my suggestion, after each day of the tournament, have the TD at each site take a picture of the bracket, send it to Dave and he could post them on the web site while he is having his cup of coffee before he goes to bed (sorry Dave). He wouldn't have to do any calculations or transferring of the scores, just post the pictures. I still can't believe that with the biggest tournament in the world that Dave is the only person who can post the scores. Dave, get some help.

, Sept. 28, 2014
BruceAZ
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: New 50 AAA team forming in Arizona

Will, you can start playing 50s in November of this year at the Winter Worlds. As long as you turn 50 in 2015 you can play in that age group for the 2015 senior softball season which runs from Nov 2014 to Oct 2015.

Bruce
, Sept. 15, 2014
BruceAZ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Shadow Park Softball Complex

The 2 turf fields are ok, the 2 grass fields are pretty bad, the year we played there, they didn't cut the outfield grass. Luckily I play in the dirt and didn't have to wade through it. The lights are terrible if you have to play at night and it is way the heck out there in North East Vegas.

, Aug. 27, 2014
BruceAZ
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: huntsman games

This will be my 7th year, I love it, the fields are great, the Canyons complex is one of the best in the country. Senior bats are allowed and there use to be unlimited home runs but they've made a rule change for this year, similar to SSUSAs HR rules. If you like the outdoors and hiking, Zion is an hour away and Bryce Canyon is 2 hours away. I make a vacation out of it and spend some time at one of the national parks. The only downside is they spread it out over a week (M-F for 60s), 1 of the days you only play 1 game and the other seeding day you play 2, then the tournament starts (3 seeding games and a DE bracket). But I'll keep going as long as I can.

Bruce
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