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, 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.
, Aug. 8, 2017
TAT22
Topic: Bats
Discussion: shaved bats

Remember guys, per the rule 3.4(5) Bat Inspection. B. If a player is seriously injured (requiring emergency hospitalization) by a batted ball, the tournament director shall immediately quarantine both the bat and ball and send them to SSUSA Headquarters for inspection. I think the rule should state (requiring paramedic treatment), my 2 cents.

, March 22, 2017
TAT22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Get rid of Major +

I agree 1000%, get rid of Major+. I have been playing Senior ball since '08 and started in the 40 division, been playing + ball for 3 years. All I have seen from the formation of this division is there really is only 2 big tournaments a year, Reno and Worlds' in Vegas. Also the infamous + tag that hangs on a player for 2 years! This in my opinion hurts the player more than benefits the association, especially when it comes to moving up in age bracket.

Lets be real, even though a team may be classified Major+ doesn't mean in the slightest that ALL the players on that team are Major+. Dominance by major+ teams is also a big myth as you never know what injuries will come about and who has a better performance one weekend to the next. I have seen to many games decided by the equalizer because the major+ team lost by either the run differential or in most cases the HR equalizer, this should be an indicator as to how close the competition is between Major and Major+. In my humble opinion not enough to create a separate division.

My two cents.




, March 12, 2017
TAT22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Female pursuing action to join all male league

TooperJim, she does realize when she's quoting from the SSUSA rule book that it refers to sanctioned events governed by SSUSA and that most leagues use and or have their own set of rules.
, Dec. 3, 2016
TAT22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why so many shaved senior bats

I would like to see the bat manufactures use some kind of material implanted into the inside of the barrel so that if you shave the bat the material would be gone and then the tournament director just scans the bat with the some sort of detector and he would know the bat was shaved because the material would be gone. It's the 21st century we should be able to come up with something of the sort.
, Nov. 29, 2016
TAT22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why so many shaved senior bats

When someone hits their home run they go over and stick their bat in their bat bag and don't leave it out with the rest of the other bats. They might be swinging a shaved bat.
, Nov. 29, 2016
TAT22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Texas Mavericks Coach/Manager

Congratulations on your finish at world's. I am a major+ player out of Colorado looking for a team for the 2017 season. I don't know your player situation but I would like to chat.
, July 20, 2016
TAT22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WESTERN NATIONALS

Omar, like I said before, I was not petitioning for the Western tourney to held in CO, but there are other places it could be held with better facilities and less heat! Let's face it, August in Sacramento is close to if not above 100 degrees, I know I used to live in NORCAL. I'm simply suggesting that there be OTHER locations to be considered.

I also understand you guys have the most teams in Cali, which coincides with your large population. I am also thankful to SSUSA that we have a tourney here, much appreciated.
, July 20, 2016
TAT22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WESTERN NATIONALS

Yes, I live in Colorado, but that has no bearing for me to have the Western tourney here. I would like to see the Western tourney change location say every 2 years. Let's play it in WA, OR, UT, ID. I don't like playing in SAC, it gets to hot and the facilities aren't that great!
, July 20, 2016
TAT22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WESTERN NATIONALS

LeeLee50, that's the part I don't understand about Cali teams it seems they would rather play the same Cali teams in California month after month than travel to say Utah or Colorado and play teams from east of Cali
, July 19, 2016
TAT22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WESTERN NATIONALS

Swing, we do travel, every month except one! And yes we have to fly to 95% of the tourneys. rent rooms, rent cars! Unfortunately we are not within driving distance to a lot of the tourneys like Cali is, and we also aren't able to play senior tourneys in our backyard not enough teams per division like Cali,

So to have a WESTERN tourney outside of the state of Cali shouldn't be a big deal to Cali teams
, July 19, 2016
TAT22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WESTERN NATIONALS

If you really want to be fair as to a good location for Western nationals and it is for teams from WEST of the Mississippi, then geographically speaking it should be in Utah or Colorado that way you would really find out how many Cali teams would travel for it, my guess is half would drop out.
, June 9, 2016
TAT22
Topic: Bats
Discussion: SSUSA Staff: Shaved Bats

The bat manufactures need to step up and make the bats with either a composite rolled end cap or their best effort to make a tamper proof end cap. Right now their bats can be altered and shaved with removing the end cap, they need to do better to make our game safer.
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