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Dec. 18, 2019
ffdonnie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1 and 1 curiosity

PS
If you don't like this, just wait until NCSSA starts doing random bat testing somewhere around June. The fur is going to fly then. Haha.
Dec. 18, 2019
ffdonnie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1 and 1 curiosity

Omar has a few facts correct in his post above, but does not paint a complete picture of what went on (must be a politician). Chico Senior is pretty accurate with what goes on in NCSSA, and he was referring to last year. The same held true for this years meeting. With the exception of the board is not responsible for shooting down the 1-1. It was the very few managers that were in attendance.
There were ONLY 22 managers who showed up, with the majority being 65 and over (I didn't do an official count, but the statement is accurate). No way was this meeting an accurate representation of the whole organizations opinion. But if you don't show up and vote then you just got to shut up and deal with this crap.

A board member brought up the SSUSA rule changes and there was a lot of discussion. I made a motion to adopt the rule change, and was soundly defeated (2-26 or something like that). There were only 2 other managers whose team is in the top 3 divisions, everyone else is below that. Which leads me to believe Chico is correct with the run spotting theory. We have to give runs to every team we play below the top division.

The board is ok with the TD's using their discretion to allow games with a 1-1 count, as long as both teams agree. We did this most of last year with great success in getting all 7 innings in. The only games that did not go 7 where very high scoring games, both teams in upper 20's or more. And that was only 2 games all year.
Before we started the 1-1, our games in NCSSA rarely finished 7, and tournaments we consistently an hour or more behind schedule. That's what really gets me. I hear non-stop bitching about the last couple games of the day being so far behind. In the last couple tourneys that had all group 0 and 00 teams, everyone played with 1-1 count. And we were way ahead of schedule!! Go figure.

NCSSA managers, if you don't like it then get off your ass next December, and vote.



Sept. 12, 2019
ffdonnie
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Using a "no walks, strikes only" approach to shorten game time in a public league.

Wow, with all those rules you mentioned, I definitely would not be playing in that league. Jeez in our senior league if we used no walks, we would probably play 3 innings.
The only rule I like is no infield practice after the first. Why in the hell do you guys think you have to throw to the first baseman between every inning? It hasn't moved in the last 40 years.
Aug. 29, 2019
ffdonnie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sandbagging

Really?
9 55-Major+ and 36 Major teams for Worlds.
As many rules and regulations SSUSA comes up with, I guess it doesn't really matter if there is no follow thru.
Why even bother, or argue?
9-36 says it all. Ridiculous.
Aug. 7, 2019
ffdonnie
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: How does it work

I can't believe how many people come on here and whine about how bad they suck, and then expect someone to hold their... hand and lead them to the promised land where everyone wins. Hey thats it, lets all chip in and buy them participation trophies!

Follow the guidelines on this site and see if you qualify to get moved down. Simple.
July 30, 2019
ffdonnie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Re-rating process....

Heavi, it's really a simple process to be re-rated. BUT you have to try. If your record is really that bad, just follow the written instructions. Look under Forms tab.
May 23, 2019
ffdonnie
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Question for Dave-Reno Tournament

Or dude...
May 23, 2019
ffdonnie
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Question for Dave-Reno Tournament

Dud quit whining. You ever heard of KARMA?
March 11, 2019
ffdonnie
Topic: Bats
Discussion: DUDLEY 2019 LIGHTNING HOTW

Just read Alan Tanners email/ad and his statement that Dudley says they are standing behind their product is a little confusing. Are they standing behind their less then 100 swings guarantee? Or behind the current POS bat they are trying to sell us? Either way that's just frick'n pathetic. Really Dudley, that's the best you can do?
March 6, 2019
ffdonnie
Topic: Bats
Discussion: DUDLEY 2019 LIGHTNING HOTW

I completely agree with lb16, and completely disagree with bogie. I left Miken when I was breaking the Ultra II in 100 swings. Left Reebok when those only lasted 250 swings. I love Dudley because I get 700+ swings. But will move on if they can't or won't provide the same quality product.
March 3, 2019
ffdonnie
Topic: Bats
Discussion: DUDLEY 2019 LIGHTNING HOTW

Think this beating a dead horse now, but I just shattered a 14" HotW this morning. First 20 swings it felt stiff, 21-27 was launching the ball and swing 28, shattered. I loved the balance of the bat, if that means anything to anyone.
Feb. 26, 2019
ffdonnie
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New Dudley

The bats are breaking. Not stress cracks. And hitting Evil Balls in a cage is not going to break a bat.SMH
Feb. 6, 2019
ffdonnie
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Recent Palm Springs Tournament - One & One Count with one to waste.

Geez guys relax. It's a little back-yarder in January. I look forward to this tourney each year because it's Palm Springs in 75* weather. Have a beer or two, make the best of it and have fun. I've been to much worse run tourneys. Quit crying.
Dec. 16, 2018
ffdonnie
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 55 Major/Major Plus Player from Illinois

My question is why did your team quit without trying to step up?
Dec. 7, 2018
ffdonnie
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Batting screens

I have been using the Juggs Snap-tite slowpitch screen for 12 years now. This thing is completely portable and bomb proof. A little heavy for for long trips but nothing can beat it for bp around your home town.
The pitch safe is a nice screen but will probably only last you a year or two. The fiberglass poles break with hard shots.
I also have a Power Net but it's now only used for the little grand kids. It's very light and portable, but flexes quit a bit when hit hard. Pitchers get hit in the back of the head (lightly) when they pitch standing too close to the screen.
Just my experiences. Hope this helps.
Oct. 12, 2018
ffdonnie
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rule: 1.27 FORCE OUT - FORCE PLAY

Well Dave, it happens. Witnessed it this year in a 50 and over league. Lot of guys that have never played before (or not since tee-ball).
Sept. 10, 2018
ffdonnie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How do you like the 1 n 1 count?

1-1 count is great.
55M+ and 50M only 1 of our games did not go 7 innings this year.
As a fielder I really enjoy the improved pace of play. Now we just need to do away with the pitching and infield warm-ups EVERY inning.
Aug. 6, 2018
ffdonnie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Kudos on new balls

I completely agree with Swing on this. The new Stote was a lot of fun this weekend. Thank you SSUSA. Omar, they ruined the Fire. I know the cover was changed because it was splitting badly, but they must have changed the insides too. It's junk compared to this new ball and the old Fire.
May 5, 2018
ffdonnie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Get rid of the 1-1 count

Wow, anyone else think oz40 real name is Gary?
Jan. 10, 2018
ffdonnie
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Drum Roll...the Starting Count decision results.

I applaud SSUSA for this decision. Although I do prefer no extra foul, this is a good start. I'm a fairly aggressive hitter and hate wasting time in the box while the pitcher screws around wasting pitches.

Now we just need to work on; no infield after the first inning/ no warm-up pitches, and no runner after the first pitch to next batter rules(ala Huntsman Games).

And the one pitch, dumb.
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