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Don Angle

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Escalon, CA

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Men's 65

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Nov. 7, 2020
Don5
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Intentional Walk

The defensive may request that the next two runners be walked, if done at the same time, the first batter can go directly to second base without touching first base. This happened during our Masters Championship game in St George. Correct ruling was clarified by The UIC Tom Bussey.

Don Angle
Animals
Oct. 13, 2020
Don5
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Updated Ratings

WAIT!, WAIT!, you mean I have now play a combo team of Doug & Otis?


Aug. 22, 2020
Don5
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 70 Major looking for team in Saint George

Please call me 209 573 3369
May 29, 2020
Don5
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Northern Cal. State Championships on June 12-17 in Sacramento

Nor-Cal Championship cancelled
May 17, 2020
Don5
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking to join a team for Huntsman and/or Reno event can play 70s or 75s

Please call me. 209 573 3369
Don 5
Dec. 19, 2019
Don5
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1 and 1 curiosity

The NCSSA Board of Directors are not a bunch of 70 Major plus guys that all play together, far from that. Its a group of softball dedicated guys that want to help the Association grow, the guys work hard to provide a place for you to play. Its far from perfect, but it serves its purpose. A lot more input from the general members would be fantastic, getting some younger guys on the Board of Directors is needed.

The actual vote was 14-8 in favor of keeping the 3-2 count, at the meeting I told of a study I did in Modesto a couple of years ago, in over 60 games with a 1-1 test, only 3 games didn't go 7 innings. 1-1 may not save time but it helps get a full 7 innings. Stanislaus Senior Softball Association didn't change to the 1-1 count either.

For you guys that don't want the 1-1 count, when you go the Reno or Sacramento or Vegas, make sure you take that first pitch.

It's just a fact that Old Guys don't want change!

Don Angle
NCSSA Director
Oct. 27, 2019
Don5
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Why 2-day

Outlaws!
years ago most typical tourneys were 2 and Q, if your team wasn't very good, the NCSSA tourney guarantees 5 games played over a 2 day period, SSUSA does the same but usually over a 3 day period. Don't be confused about the 60's and 55's, believe me, most all of them work and are not retired like you think. NCSSA is geared for "recreational play" and/or to get ready for the major/national tournaments, and 5 games in 2 days does well for us.
Come to our meeting on Dec 7th and voice your opinion, we would love to see you there and hear what you have to say, the Team managers at the meeting decide our rules by vote. If you are a manager you have a vote.
There are other organizations that will let you play 4-5 games in one day, go for it, but we would love for you to stay and play in NCSSA.

Oct. 26, 2019
Don5
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Why 2-day

Todd, the “ Nor Cal” tourneys that are 2 days are probably NCSSA sanctioned and they are always 2 day tourneys and use team skill levels instead of strictly age to match teams in tourneys. And they rarely exceed 6 teams in a bracket, the format is different than SSUSA and NCSSA minimum age is currently 50.
Hopefully you will continue playing in these tourneys, NCSSA is quite unique, with around 100 teams in N. California, Nevada and Oregon and the NCSSA is a “not for profit” association, where the rules are made by the teams at a yearly meeting, this year the meeting is on Dec 7 at the Manteca City Council Chambers

Don Angle
NCSSA Director
Oct. 15, 2019
Don5
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Huntsman 2019

Congratulations Larry, next year maybe Major?
April 28, 2019
Don5
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Winners of 65 Majors -Vegas

I'm sure Timberworks sets their schedule up well in advance like many teams do. When your players purchase non-refundable airline tickets for a specific tourney and then no other teams in your classification show up, you need to play someone. There are many factors to consider when participating with a traveling team, hotel costs, air travel, time off from work, etc. Even if a team is fully sponsored, changing flights and hotel rooms can be quite expensive, especially if you cancel out altogether.

There always can be an alternative, it seems that with 16 teams entered into the SW Championship, 2 sets of awards should be given out. Timberworks could have been awarded the Championship for Major+ with awards by being declared an exhibition team. Then the Major teams could have an outright Champion with awards.

I'm wondering why last years Timberworks was giving 5 runs to other Major+ teams and for this event, the Major team had an option to take 5 runs or 11 defensive players, they should have gotten both. I suggest that SSWC needs to develop a set method and stick by it for each tourney. The Major Plus "super" teams are just playing within the rules they didn't create.

I remember an old saying, "Let's just go and play whoever shows up"

Don Angle
Animals 65
Jan. 23, 2019
Don5
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 65 Major Plus Players from Texas Looking for a Team

Murray, don't worry! Dave Never looks at the board.
Jan. 16, 2019
Don5
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 65 Major Plus Players from Texas Looking for a Team

Murray, good luck, I believe that Enviro-Vac and Timberworks are the only M+ that could pick you up. The Animals will take all three, (If Dave wasn't looking and a some name changes, maybe not Joe, he loses his glove too much!! Thomas beat us with an off field HR in Reno last year, so we could use you guys, secretly of course.

Don Angle
Animals
April 10, 2018
Don5
Topic: Associations
Discussion: Unlimited Home Runs

The Stanislaus Senior Softball Association in Modesto, CA has unlimited home runs, our Tuesday night league starts at age 45 and up, we have found that by allowing unlimited HRs we have less problems hitting back thru the middle to avoid outs. Its safer for our pitchers (who are required to wear face masks and shin guards) and we still have a 5 run per inning rule. Our fences are not 300 feet and we still get our games finished in about 60 minutes or so. All of our 4 men's leagues have no HR limits and everyone likes to hit HRs and I would like to think that we are a "high Level" senior league.

Don Angle
SSSA President
Jan. 16, 2018
Don5
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Drum Roll...the Starting Count decision results.

Tim, the 1-1 count does not really save time, but it does allow for more "playing" time! Action is quicker and overall play is faster.
What benefits the older guys are "NO Changes", they seem to be happy with status quo.
As a member of the Board I firmly believe that the Board members have the greatest interest in improving NCSSA and do not initiate change for their own benefit. Gee Tim, next year you could be on the Board.
More to come on this after tomorrow's board meeting, hopefully.
Jan. 16, 2018
Don5
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Drum Roll...the Starting Count decision results.

Tim, There has been a great deal of encouragement towards the younger teams to participate in the meeting. Most younger teams believe they don't really have a say in what's going on and as long as they don't show up and vote, the older managers will get their way. NCSSA is unique because of the way rules are made and changed, directly by the managers. You are correct, NCSSA patterns their rules based on SSUSA rules. The NCSSA Board does present the new rule changes to the General Meeting and explains how they would affect NCSSA and then a motion has to be made to change the rule, if there is no motion then nothing changes. There is a great reluctance for the older guys not to play 1-1 and the Board is filled with guys over 65. I do not see the 1-1 count being used for awhile, not until the age demographics change at our Meeting and that happens only once each year in December.
Now that SSUSA has implemented the 1-1 on a trial basis, any one of our Tournament Directors can indicate that the 1-1 count will be used as long as it's specified on their Tourney Flyer. Then it's the choice of the Teams to enter that tournament or not.
Don Angle
Jan. 16, 2018
Don5
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Drum Roll...the Starting Count decision results.

Dave, I'm a little disappointed that the largest responding group in the poll (65's) with 999 responses had 54% wanting some form of 1-1, yet they remain in the 0-0 count.
I've been a proponent for 1-1 and have had success with it in the Stanislaus Senior Softball Association,(34 teams) however, the SSSA Board of Directors at the last meeting voted to stay with 0-0 with a 10-4 vote, for the 2018 season, ignoring the results of our own study, (95% of games in study went 7 innings.)
I'm also on the NCSSA Board of Directors and the 1-1 issue was brought up for vote and did not pass. At our yearly General Meeting managers vote on rule changes, not the Board of Directors as Chico Senior inferred. Had there been a lot of Managers of the younger teams there, it probably would have passed. I'm all for more action and getting more inning's in, relying on players to hurry to their defensive positions is probably not going to happen nor expecting the catcher to act like a shortstop.

Don Angle,
President, SSSA
Director, NCSSA
Manager, Animals 65
June 3, 2017
Don5
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: DARK CLOUDS IN 65 MAJOR PLUS

DD, it seems that your pitcher and catcher did not care to examine the ball before it was first pitched in the game. The rock ball is gold in color and easily distinguished from even the dugout. Yes, Doug is a Director for SSUSA, all the more reason he would not consciously put in a rock ball. Doak is 100% correct, all those guys know each other too well to try to cheat, most are all friends and have played together on various teams. Your comments seem to be in real bad taste, I can understand how you would feel about the 3 run HR but the decision was made and your team has to live with it.
Doug is a very respectable and decent guy just like 98% of all Senior players. Which percentage are you in?

Don Angle
Animals 65

Aug. 23, 2016
Don5
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Vegas Worlds

The 4 day tourney is great, we had to play 6 games last year in 105 degrees. too much for old guys... Thank you SSUSA for the 4 days....
Aug. 23, 2016
Don5
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Vegas Worlds

Bob, quit riding a donkey to vegas, then you wouldn't have traffic problems, but of course you then need a stable.
July 3, 2016
Don5
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1-1-----0-0 count

Personally I like the 1-1 count, with hot bats and balls, the batter can be selective on many pitches. In our Stanislaus Senior Association, we tried using the 1-1 count for two months, the games ended quicker and the scores were much less and we were almost always able to play a full 7 innings in 60 minutes. As a pitcher I felt I was in equal competition with the batter, as we ended our trial, our board of directors voted to go back to 0-0 count, they knew it sped up the game and created less HRs. However, they are traditional players and not Pitchers. On my Tourney team, the Animals, we have pitchers who, when get an 0-2 count end up going full wasting extra pitches. This does not make friends with the outfielders at all, especially when the temp is around 100. They play 1-1 at all Big League Dreams and they sure don't have s shortage of teams... I know we probably won't go 1-1 in SSUSA, but I'm sure going to try to get it in my local association..
See you guys on the Field!!!!

Don Angle
Animals
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