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Sept. 22, 2020
TAT22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: C19 at Worlds.

SSUSA STAFF: Fantastic job running the World's! 132 teams, 4 complexes and probably over 2,500-3,000 people: players,wives,umps,staff and 3 cases. I think that's a phenomenal accomplishment.
Aug. 12, 2020
TAT22
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Saint George Temp Rising

Jon44, if the tourney were held in Sacramento like originally planned before Covid, the temps are nearly identical. Fri-107, Sat-108, Sun-106. Bonus is less humidity in St. George.
Aug. 1, 2020
TAT22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA's WESTERN NATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS 2020

Mikelmart: You are NOT helping the situation at all with unsubstantiated rumors! Please for the sake of all the teams and people attending keep your rumors and sources to yourself and let SSUSA get the TRUTHFUL information out to everybody when and if needed.
July 23, 2020
TAT22
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Western Championships

Still going to be very warm in St. George too, close to 100 degrees. My vote and it is a biased one is bring it to Aurora, CO. 12 fields, ONE complex. Weather no where near the heat of Sacramento or St. George.
June 15, 2020
TAT22
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Western Championships

Harri, let's keep SSUSA in the non-political realm. With EVERYTHING else right now so politicized its nice to just go play the game we love without more drama!
May 20, 2020
TAT22
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Best changes to improve virus safety?

interesting how I can get on an airplane next to 100 other people and fly for 2 plus hours but I can't be on a ball field for 1 hour with 10 other people while maintaining social distance.
May 13, 2020
TAT22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Oh Boy!

Joey525i, Since The adjective “Chinese” is particularly problematic as it associates the infection with an ethnicity. I guess then that CNN, ABC, CBS, NBC, MSNBC should have just kept calling it the "Wuhan" virus.
May 8, 2020
TAT22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reno Tournament

Lightning2 you are not being forced to stay home, the state governors are just giving GUIDELINES they are not laws. The problem in my opinion is they are quarantining healthy people! If you are symptomatic then by all means self isolate and if not then don't. Yes I know they have said that asymptomatic people can pass the virus but I have questioned that, never known a virus that infected people and those people not show symptoms. Now they are saying this one does, I simply don't believe them. I wish business owners would open up, restaurants have tables 6ft apart, gym equipment 6ft apart etc. wear a mask don't wear a mask.

I think its very interesting that 66% of new Covid-19 cases in New York are from people who STAYED HOME! How are the CDC and Dr. Fauci going to explain that away?
March 27, 2020
TAT22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Corona Virus (COVID-19) • Part II

Was doing some research the other day because I had lots of time on my hands and I found out some interesting things about the Covid-19 virus. The CDC and now states are reporting the amount of cases by those who have tested positive and if you have taken a test they consider you positive until your test comes back negative. I find this interesting in that the states WILL now be reporting false inflated numbers of cases as the CDC was doing this already. Second point is that 80% of Covid-19 cases are being treated with little to no medical treatment necessary. Things that make you go 🤔
Jan. 12, 2019
TAT22
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Spring Worlds II

Dave, let me clarify my question, which age divisions will be playing in which city?
Jan. 12, 2019
TAT22
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Spring Worlds II

Dave Dowell, is there anyway that Senior Softball can let teams know which city they will be playing in for this tourney? That way it avoids the half hour drive and they can book their hotel in the appropriate city or are the teams going to be playing in both cities? IF that is the case then my question is mute.
Aug. 17, 2018
TAT22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Major++

It all boils down to POPULATION! When your state, California has 39 million people in it, you should be able to assemble top teams, you have more of a pool to chose from. Which puts other states at a distinct disadvantage. The surrounding 6 states total population is 26 million, still 13 million short. IF SSUSA was to allow those surrounding states with Major+ teams to say pick up 4 players not touching their borders instead of just 2 you might have something. Just my 2 cents :)
Nov. 28, 2017
TAT22
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Looking for "Legit" Senior 50+ players

I think there are plenty of "legit" players in senior softball. And 95% of them pay their own way, because they love the game.
Oct. 31, 2017
TAT22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Appeal From Vegas

SSUSA STAFF: All you did with this decision regarding "Timmy's Team" aka Thunderstruck is open a gigantic loop hole! A team can play so-so thru the season and win a tourney in July, play the next tourney in the their next upper division and for all intense and purpose sandbag that performance and request a re-rating from you claiming they are to weak for it's current division.


Hell they could play really well in the first half of the season, get re-rated to the higher classification and then sandbag the next 3 tourneys to play at their previous rating and request your "..SSUSA reserves the right to change a team at any time if it becomes clear the team is too strong or too weak for its current division.."

If you have a policy to change a team at any time, WHY have a rule stating they have to play in 3 tourneys. Worse yet you have in big bold print NOTE: RATING ARE REVIEWED ONLY TWO TIMES PER YEAR: JUNE AND DECEMBER.

Is it no wonder players and teams get frustrated with your classification process! It is completely arbitrary at best!

Oct. 15, 2017
TAT22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Purging the ratings list?

SSUSA STAFF: Is there any possibility of purging the ratings list of teams that are not current? I see ratings from some teams as far back as '04. I also see double team names, I think it would help a lot.
Oct. 5, 2017
TAT22
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Any results yet for the 50 major?

This scenario is the PERFECT EXAMPLE of why we should get rid of the PLUS program!!

Too much confusion about a person's rating or a team's rating, create a new classification called ELITE, players and NOT Teams with the rating ONLY play in that classification and get rid of the state borders with the new classification.

BOOOOM, problem solved!


Oct. 5, 2017
TAT22
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Any results yet for the 50 major?

This certainly opens another giant door for teams that want to play 50 Major just load your team up with 55 Major Plus players.

My other question is about, Center fielder..Elbert Certeza..49 years old but eligible because he has a late in the year Birthday and will be turning 50 in 2017..El won 50 Major worlds last year with layercake out of norcal.

How could he play 50 Major worlds in 2016 when he was 48 turning 49!!!
Sept. 15, 2017
TAT22
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Las Vegas Softball

Bob, Memphis or Kansas City? Really! I know there are other cities out there that can compete, World's used to be held in Phoenix, that's one. I know Orlando could host, I'm sure if you got the word out plenty of cities would be willing to accommodate World's and possibly build new facilities, I know teams complain every year about playing at Cheyenne Park. You also know that all 600 teams don't show up the same weekend.

Yes I did the research and the World's was in Phoenix for 5 years and 1 year in Seattle until the merger with LVSSA then it moved to Vegas and this year will be the 5th year. So it might be time for a change.
Sept. 15, 2017
TAT22
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Las Vegas Softball

The tournament numbers are increasing because more of the Baby boomers are getting back into softball, and the Gen X's are turning 40 and 50 simple demographics. I can guarantee you one thing Bob, you put the World's in another city and you WILL get 600 teams because it's World's!
Sept. 15, 2017
TAT22
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Las Vegas Softball

Hey Bob, Do you think Nevada would be one of the top places if you didn't have 3 of the top 4 SSUSA tournaments locked up for the next 10 years. Those tourneys should be bid on in my opinion. Just like Western Nationals is locked up in Sacramento every year. Believe it or not people don't like to go to the same place every year.
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