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Aug. 12, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2020 bats

New bats often come out around Vegas time. What are some of the new 2020s to watch for???
July 5, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: COURTESY RUNNER

When a CR goes out to run in the same inning for a 2nd time, It is obviously an attempt by the batting team to cheat the rules and put a fast runner out there again. There is not a player in senior softball who does not know that U can only CR 1 time per inning.

Maybe, not only should that CR be out, but that ends the inning if there are less than 2 outs.

For me that is as bad as those of U out there who still think it is perfectly OK to use an altered bat!


June 27, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Tournament Change

I do remember the wallet. It had very little money in it as most of my investment ideas for retirement have pretty much "SUCKED"
June 25, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Tournament Change

Linda has been a tournament warrior and has attended most especially if there is a casino or shopping opportunity nearby.

She now has a health issue that will probably leave her home for most.

She probably has a senior softball achievement that no other wife has.

In Ft Meyers Winter Nationals a few years back, she was ejected from the ball park for riding the ump for a series off questionable calls.

The irony of this is that some other teams that were in the area remember it besides our team.




June 21, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Tournament Change

Nancy

Thanks for the kind words about my passion about softball and my wife will agree.


As far as me being smart, I think my wife would like to have a serious

discussion with you about that statement!
June 20, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Tournament Change

In one tournament this year we used the double up innings do to rain. We do the same in 2 of my leagues. A guy from another team this weekend said they do the same thing in their league back home.

Visitors bat their 1st and 2nd innings out of the gate.

Home team bats their 1st and 2nd inning.

This is repeated for the 3rd and 4th innings.

The 5th 6th and 7th are normal.

Now, I know some of U have a complete brain melt down when something new is suggested.

The format works and we get 7 innings in with ease inside the time limits.

My proposal is to use this format in "PRELIMS ONLY" at major tournaments.

Go back to regular inning play during bracket play.

Ponder on the time saved with this format.






























June 6, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Ruling

Thanks for the replies Just something that we don't see often.
June 5, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Ruling

Same ump just asked me tonight--what if the bat was in fair territory?
June 5, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Ruling

ump was told that ruling by another ump
June 4, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: Bats
Discussion: BAT

Has anyone hit the 2020 Dimarini larry carter signiture red mid load?

Any thoughts?
June 4, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Ruling

Batter mis-hits a short pop up down 1st base line short of 1st base. Pitcher goes over to get it but lets ball hit ground in fair territory and it spins over the foul line.

Ball now hits the bat on the ground in foul territory that the batter dropped on the way to 1st and it bounces back into fair territory.

Ump ruled fair ball and hitter has a single. Correct call?

May 24, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Nothern Nationals Lansing MI-Looking for 75s

Thanks Ho

Looking forward to coming to your Buckeye and we are in for the 2 U mentioned.
May 21, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Nothern Nationals Lansing MI-Looking for 75s

The Chicago Gray Sox have played in this tournament for years. We have moved up to the 75 level this year. In looking at last years results there were no 75s.

After seeing the incredible talent at the 70 level level in Milwaukee this past week, we would get crushed-humiliated by 70 AAA teams.

Knowing we would be willing to go and play against 75 teams-It would be nice if 2 or better 3 other 75 teams would consider going. A 4 team field would be a nice tournament.

Anyway, if interested let SSUSA know of your interest.
May 3, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: INTERESTING THOUGHT

I know this will rock the purist.

The Directer of our Del Webb league up here in Huntley Illinois put 2" yellow industrial grade duck tape around the 4 sides of the mat.

Basic result: The pitchers can see the mat much better. More strikes-less balls and less walks.

12" is meant to be a hitters experience. More strikes thrown-more hits.
April 18, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: Bats
Discussion: dudley bat

Did they ever find out what the breaking problem was with the new 2 piece bat 2019 ????
April 2, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: Product review
Discussion: face masks

I wear a helmet with the face mask. Over the last 2 years. I have taken 2 shots off the helmet. Not liners. I get those easy. It was bad hops off the pitching rubber. Wish they would get ride of it. They can outline the legal box with those little marking flags they put in the holes for the bases when dragging the whole infield and finish it off with the chalk outline.

Moving up to the 75AAA level this year I might try my face mask when pitching. I will always wear the mask when playing other infield positions. I also plan on wearing the mask when playing outfield when I am looking directly into the sun. I have seen some very serious injuries to outfielders requiring ER and stitches.
March 8, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: Product review
Discussion: coaching shorts

Anybody know where U can get the 4 pocket football style coaching shorts with belt loops.
March 4, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: Bats
Discussion: DUDLEY 2019 LIGHTNING HOTW

I got my 14W from direct sports about 5 days ago. Being in the Chicago area, I won,t be able to hit this until sometime in May. Is Dudley going to send out serial #s for a recall or do I hit hit in May and talk to who if it breaks???
Feb. 24, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: AAA

john from Illinois what age group?
Jan. 22, 2019
garyheifner
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Northern Nationals Lansing MI

Can someone tell me how many 75 teams played in the NN last year???
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