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Real name:
Mike Leighty

Location:
Oxnard, CA

Division:
Men's 60

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May 16, 2020
Uncle Mike
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Reno 60's tournament

NSSA already has approval to host a 65-75 tournament in Irvine, California on June 9-10. According to his email
Jan. 15, 2020
Uncle Mike
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tophitter99

Mr Gus
Just like spring training- split squad games !!!
Oct. 27, 2019
Uncle Mike
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Use one up for home runs this year

Sorry it was WC Thunder in 50 AAA in 2013
Oct. 27, 2019
Uncle Mike
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Use one up for home runs this year

@ChiPrimeMarty
I have actually seen a game where Windy City Softball- playing in a 55 AAA game at Shadow Rock, hit 28 balls over the fence in one game a few years ago. Give or take a few home runs. That year they used the dead ball walk rule. There was nothing fair about that game.

I agree that teams with more power hitters donít win more games or tournaments, but they can, and often score 3 runs on 2 singles and a home run. The really good ones can do this 5 or 6 times a game in the Major division. While other teams without power hitters, need to string together 5 or 6 hits to score 3 runs. Thatís what happened to us in Las Vegas in September. We hit 10 home runs in 6 games. While our first opponent, Oklahoma Mayhem hit 8 home runs against us in 1 game. They crushed us that game, but it was because we didnít play good defense. Not because of the home runs. But their guys started hitting down on the ball so they didnít hit a home run after they hit their limit. They could of hit a few more, IMO if they continued to take full swings all game long.

Iím not complaining that we arenít a Major team, because I think that we are. We just didnít play well that weekend. But I donít really like giving some teams a bigger advantage just because they have a few more guys hit the ball a little farther more consistently.


Oct. 22, 2019
Uncle Mike
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Use one up for home runs this year

I would love to see :
Major + - 10 Home Runs
Major - 3 Home Runs
AAA - 1 Home Run
AA - 0 Home Runs

We play 60 Major and a few of the teams at the Worlds were hitting excess home runs every game. If you hit that many, you should be playing Major +

June 14, 2019
Uncle Mike
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: interpretation

@stick8
That's why I said he should of appealed and won. The umpire stuck with his call of out of the base path. All you have left at that point is an appeal to overturn that call.

Mute point since they tagged him anyway !
June 13, 2019
Uncle Mike
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: interpretation

The key sentence to me is : After 25 minutes of discussion, only the batter runner was returned to 1st base safely and there were 2 outs. So it was upheld that R3 was out of the base path. Otherwise he should of appealed being called out of the base path and won.
June 13, 2019
Uncle Mike
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: interpretation

I understand what you guys are saying- runner makes his own base path. But the SSUSA rulebook defines the base path as a direct line from base to base and that you can deviate 3 feet from that direct path. The information we were given said the umpire called him out for being out of the base line. That's why I said he was the second out.

I'd love to see what would happen if you were a runner on first and you ran a circle around the pitcher before you went to 2nd. I may try that in the So Cal Championships next weekend. I'll let you know. Or maybe I'll just ask the UIC there.

Anyway, thanks for all the information I get from this site- I'm still learning things !! Good luck, health, and fortune to all !!!!
June 12, 2019
Uncle Mike
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: interpretation

Sounds like R2 crossed the commitment line (not the scoring line) and is automatically out by returning to 3rd by rule. R3 is out for being out of the baseline by rule as well. Batter runner is out too, even if he is confused. Game over
May 26, 2019
Uncle Mike
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 2 different levels in the same bracket in a TOC

I agree with every post Iíve read on this thread. Hereís another good reason, IMO- it would also help when you play at some of these smaller fields like Kingman and some of the BLD fields that play ďsmallĒ too, especially with the wind blowing out.
May 22, 2019
Uncle Mike
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: tournaments

I found a league in Casa Grande too
May 22, 2019
Uncle Mike
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: tournaments

If I were you I would click on the tab labeled Leagues on this page. Then click on Far West - which is California and Arizona. I see that your home city is Florence- and it is relatively close to Tucson. Well Tucson has some regular softball games for everyone who wants to play. I suggest that you go out and play in those games and meet some people.

There are other open games every week around Phoenix and Tucson.
Good luck
May 2, 2019
Uncle Mike
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: RESPONSE TO TIMBERWORKS DISCUSSION

Points are moot since Enviromac 65 M+ are playing Reno, Sacramento, and Worlds !!
May 2, 2019
Uncle Mike
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: RESPONSE TO TIMBERWORKS DISCUSSION

Timberworks is obviously the best team in the highest rated division for teams playing Tuesday-Thursday. In order for them to play on equal terms against their opponents - according to SSUSA, they need to play against teams that are scheduled to play Friday-Sunday in the 60 Major division. Or against the 60 Major + teams and take 5 runs so they could play the same rules they are used to. Its plain to see that regardless of what happens somebody is going to be angry- either most of the 65 Major teams, or Timberworks if they are made to play in the Friday-Sunday tournament. Major teams construct their team to play against other Major teams- how are they going to add some better (snowbird) players after the rosters are locked to compete against a team like Timberworks ?

They beat Sin City by 25, beat the Reds by 18, beat Az Ancient by 11..... clearly Timberworks needs to challenge themselves in a different way ! How is that competitive for either team ? How can these games be any better than an EXHIBITION game ? There is no way any of these 3 teams are going to do what 19 Hitmen did and beat Timberworks- it doesn't matter how many hours they practice ! I'm sure there were many other teams in the 65 Major tournament that they would trounce just as soundly. This a bad plan too !






April 30, 2019
Uncle Mike
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vehicle Theft and Vandalism at BLD in Las Vegas

@Dave -you and your crew did a wonderful job at BLD over the weekend. Umpiring was very good- only major flub that I saw (or heard about) was against Reloaded 60 M.

With the World Championships being played later this year at BLD in Las Vegas, I thought that everyone should know that my friends vehicle was stolen out of the BLD parking lot this past weekend. There were several vehicles that were vandalized as well. BLD did have a few manned golf carts sitting in the parking lot, but obviously it didnít detour the thieves.

I thought it was important to share this- I hate for hard working people to ripped off !!
April 19, 2019
Uncle Mike
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 2 different levels in the same bracket in a TOC

The same thing happened in Kingman with 60 Major and 60 Major +. We were informed that our seeding games against a team with a different rating wouldnít count in determining our seeding for bracket play. Only games played against teams in our division would affect our seeding position.
April 17, 2019
Uncle Mike
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA/SSUSA SOUTHWEST CHAMPIONSHIPS 2019

@Marc
You made the discussion personal about Daveís integrity, by calling him vindictive. In all of my years of dealing with Dave, I have to agree with Tim- he is an honest man and of high character. I donít always agree with him either. And this message board wasnít constructed for that reason- it is for information, discussion, and opinions. Not for personal attacks.

That was wrong of you, in my opinion- not that any one asked. For that reason, I would think an apology is warranted.
April 6, 2019
Uncle Mike
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Centennial Park Kingman

Southern California has 5 BLD Parks within an hour and a half of each other. Close the registration a week or 2 earlier to make out the brackets- and it would make it easier to book rooms closer to the park you are playing at for us.

March 25, 2019
Uncle Mike
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Centennial Park Kingman

Well, the short fields did play a factor in our tournament. Especially when we played on a field with the wind blowing out- we were out of HRs by the 4th inning. It didnít cause us to the lose the tournament though, neither did the umpires, or the choppy outfield grass. We lost because it was really our 1st tournament because of the rains in So Cal this year and we were rusty !!
With that said, the fields are just too small to play the Major division on. If Utah continues to ask for to much $$$ for their fields, we will probably keep playing in Bullhead City/ Kingman. All I ask is that you rotate the fields between the fields and put us at the Bullhead City fields next year- plus weíd get to sleep in another 30 minutes each day !!! LOL I know that you have to crunch number of teams in a division and the number of available fields in a given area, etc..... before assigning a complex to the divisions. But please try !!

March 20, 2019
Uncle Mike
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Centennial Park Kingman

@Jon44
The last few tournaments in So Cal have been rainouts for us. We are chomping at the bit just to get out there !! As always we will adapt, or play 5 games ! LOL ! Which is 5 more games than we played last month

Not complaining at all !!
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