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Real name:
Bruce McClain

Location:
Sun Lakes, AZ

Division:
Men's 60

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June 21, 2018
BruceAZ
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking to play in the upcoming Prescott, Az tournament

Sunshine, if you're talking about the Western States Championship in Prescott July 21-22 it's a sanctioned SSUSA tournament Qualifier and you would have to be dropped from your current teams roster, if you wanted to play in the 60 or 65 divisions and added to the new team's roster. I still think you're only allowed to change teams once a year so you probably don't want to do this. Good Luck
Bruce
June 18, 2018
BruceAZ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rule Question

Unless the umpire turns his back on the play and doesn't see it. Happened to us in the SW Championship, we went into extra innings, we're in the field, winning run on 2nd, batter gets a hit to left field, as the runner is running in from 3rd base to home the umpire, I guess he thought the game was over, turned his back on the play and walked to the fence and didn't see the runner slide across the scoring line. We protested but the umpire wouldn't change his mind and the UIC and TD didn't do anything because the umpire didn't see the infraction.
June 8, 2018
BruceAZ
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Over 65 Phoenix area

Gar, what's your contact information?
May 30, 2018
BruceAZ
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Reno results 60 Major

Does anyone know the results from Reno for 60 Major? We got knocked out on Sunday morning, just wondering who won, thanks
April 25, 2018
BruceAZ
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Does anyone know the results of 60 Major at the SW Championships

Thanks Dave & Dave. Dave, I know you guys are working on an automated system to update the tournaments online in realtime, hopefully it happens soon.

Bruce
Az Scorpions 60M
April 25, 2018
BruceAZ
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Does anyone know the results of 60 Major at the SW Championships

Does anyone know the results of 60 Major at the SW Championships?
Thanks
April 20, 2018
BruceAZ
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Southwest Tournament Scores

No updates and SSUSA did such a good job of making updates from the Spring Worlds last month, What happened to the SW?
March 30, 2018
BruceAZ
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Games between different rankings

BH, the way it went for us in the Spring Worlds when we, a M team played a M+ team, we got 5 runs and they were home team. They also had to play by the M rules, 5 runs an inning and 6 Hrs.
March 24, 2018
BruceAZ
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Spring Worlds 50/55 M/M+ & 60 M Score updates

Thanks Dave, I didnít know you were doing daily updates, Iím sure everyone appreciates the updates.
March 24, 2018
BruceAZ
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Spring Worlds 50/55 M/M+ & 60 M Score updates

Sat updates.
March 24, 2018
BruceAZ
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Spring Worlds 50/55 M/M+ & 60 M Score updates

Iím posting score updates from each day on the SSUSA Facebook page.
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2116173178397821&set=p.2116173178397821&type=3

Feb. 17, 2018
BruceAZ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball cleats

Colonel, you're right about the new Mizuno 9 spikes, I've worn them for years, they work for me here in Az with our hard infields but the new ones are made different and they're not as comfortable. I also tried a pair of Boombahs for a season and they did didn't last.
Feb. 17, 2018
BruceAZ
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Turn 50 in June

TF, you can play 50s now. You could have started to play Last Nov after the Worlds in Vegas. As long as you turn 50 by the end of this year you are eligible to play 50s.
Bruce
Az Scorpions 60M
Nov. 20, 2017
BruceAZ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The "ROCK SOFTBALL"

The Rock does fly further and gets there faster as anyone who plays in Vegas a couple of times a year will attest to. More Home Runs were being hit in Phoenix this past weekend as even Dave (Dbax) hit one out and that's a rare occurrence. Congrats on winning 60M Dave.
Bruce
Oct. 10, 2017
BruceAZ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Huntsman Schedule

Dave, I hope you can work it out with an online Scoring website. I know you'll make a lot of senior softball players happy when they can see daily updated scores from the big tournaments. Winter Nationals and Winter Worlds are right around the corner. Like Dan mentioned above, Huntsman is using QuickScores this year and although it's not the 600+ teams we had for Worlds, they do have 350 teams competing over 2 weeks.
Good Luck,
Bruce
Sept. 28, 2017
BruceAZ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 60/65 Major World results

If SSUSA fixed the message board to allow attaching pictures to a post then we all could take a picture of the tournament board at your field at the end of the day and post it here and everyone could see the scores each day. How hard would that be Dave or STAFF?
Sept. 26, 2017
BruceAZ
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Bad experience for a Class Tournament - Worlds

Marcster, it is a big deal, should we play by some of the rules only when a play is being made? That play was the outcome of the game. There's a huge difference in remaining in the winners bracket and being knocked down to the losers bracket, that's the big deal. Congrats on winning the division.
Sept. 24, 2017
BruceAZ
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Bad experience for a Class Tournament - Worlds

I donít post a lot and I donít complain but I have to this time. We played a winners bracket game in 55AAA at Lorenzi park on Sat night. We were ahead in the open inning, other team was home and batting, we had 2 outs and they had the winning run on 1st base. The batter hits the LC gap, I went out for the cutoff, the guy from 1st was trying to score. I couldnít pick the throw clean and it bounced by me, I turned around and the runner was so excited to score the winning run that he slid head first over the scoring line. The umpire in his wisdom had decided the game was over before it was actually over and turned his back to the play before the runner scored and walked to the fence so he didnít see the slide and couldnít call him out. That should have been the 3rd out and we should have played an extra inning. We asked for the TD but the umpire said he wouldnít call him and the game was over. By the time we got the TD to the field, the umpire and the entire other team had left the field and there was nothing the TD could do. We pay $745 for this Tournament and we get umpires like this.
Bruce

Jan. 24, 2017
BruceAZ
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Advice

Softballs22, I play SS on a 60M team and although you do have more time at SS than 3rd, the balls hit at you from a good tournament team will get to you much quicker than what you are used to in league play. Another tip, with 70 ft bases, 1st to 3rd and 2nd to home isn't automatic like it is in league. The outfield arm on tournament teams will be much better than what you've seen in your league. Most important, have fun, enjoy it, we get to play a kids games at our age.
June 13, 2016
BruceAZ
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Awards

We Vote, I'll send out tournament stats Sunday night, give the guys a day or two to vote and count them up. Depending on how many All Tournament Slots we get, that's who gets them. It seams to work so far.
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