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, 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.
, Dec. 24, 2015
TAT22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Major Plus Out of Area Players

Webbie, this problem exists at other age brackets also, I agree with your idea of allowing up to 4 out of area players, I suggested that idea on another thread. I believe that SSUSA should adopt this rule next year, it would only strengthen the M+ program and would accommodate many "free agents" who don't have a team play for in their region.
, Dec. 22, 2015
TAT22
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: MAJOR PLUS PLAYERS NEEDED

DCPete, that's one of the reasons for striving to play at the top level, I think that if you allowed the number of players from a non bordering state to increase to 4 that a M+ could pick up, you could change the rules when you play a major team to include playing to the M+ home run rule and runs per inning that could definitely make the playing field much more level. Give the major team an opportunity to hit more home runs and score more runs an inning.
, Dec. 21, 2015
TAT22
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: MAJOR PLUS PLAYERS NEEDED

LeeLee50 your coastal teams i.e. CA, FL and of course AZ usually have no problem with enough Major+ players, it's the other regions i was referring to, like northeast, mid-west, upper mid-west, northwest etc. Also a Major+ team is already allowed to pick up 2 players from non border states, I was merely suggesting that SSUSA consider upping that number to 4. There are not that many Major+ teams, consider the fact that there were 3 times as many teams in the Major bracket for worlds and how many times have we seen a Major team get bumped only to disband or players go to the next age bracket the very next season!
, Dec. 21, 2015
TAT22
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: MAJOR PLUS PLAYERS NEEDED

Jawood, the trouble is, their are Major+ players out there in certain regions but not enough of them to make a Major+ team. The ability for Major+ teams to have 2 players from non border states keeps those players playing that have the Major+ tag. I think if you bumped that number up by 2 you would have even MORE Major+ teams, heck there were 3 Major teams reclassified to Major+ mid season and only 1 went to World's.
, Dec. 18, 2015
TAT22
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: MAJOR PLUS PLAYERS NEEDED

In keeping the Major+ program vibrant and growing, this team from Oregon is looking for players. Which is precisely why the Plus program should do away with the border states rule entirely, or at least up the number of players you can get from other than bordering states to 4. I think at the top level in any age bracket the talent gets quite hard to find and a lot of the times your bordering states can't supply enough. IHMO
, Dec. 11, 2015
TAT22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: "Tis The Season"

That kid is wise beyond his years
, Dec. 11, 2015
TAT22
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Rules

I think in the near future, SSUSA will want to relax the border state rule with any division, frankly I don't care where you come from or who you play with so long as you are playing. It equals more teams and better competition.
, Dec. 11, 2015
TAT22
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 50 Mens Major/Major +

Tonny6, thanks for the props. Some of us did land on a team and are finalizing things with them, hope to see you out there again this year. I can say one thing you were the toughest out we faced all year! In fact did we ever get you out!
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