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Jan. 29, 2018
chico senior
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 1 and 1 with courtesy foul new rule for younger guys

I donít understand OZ40. He wants to know what percentage would indicate a change to a 1-1 count would increase the likelihood of playing a 7 inning game. Jawood indicated that last season his team only played 7 innings 36% of the time. I did not keep track of how many games over the 18 years I have played senior softball but my guess that our numbers would be somewhere near 50%. Also, the 40ís at Vegas this past year the number was 100%. Oh yeah, thatís right, they played with a 1-1 count. Is that a large enough sample?
Jan. 24, 2018
chico senior
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 1 and 1 with courtesy foul new rule for younger guys

Polls are done all the time - city, county, state, etc. they never ever come close to polling everyone like OZ40 would like. They poll far fewer then 22.9% of the population. Those polls, for the most part, normally end up being pretty close to the actual outcomes. Again, for anyone to complain about the number polled, when you had the opportunity to vote, is bogus.
Jan. 24, 2018
chico senior
Topic: Bats
Discussion: What Became of 30+ Ounce Bats?

Funny story. I started playing senior softball in 2000. I brought out my 38 oz Bomb bat and after my first at bat the guy on deck picked it up and thought it was the weighted warm up bat. Had to go out and buy a new 30 oz Demarini the next day. Now I swing a 26 oz Dudley and might move down to a 25oz Adidas. Think how things has improved since then.
Jan. 24, 2018
chico senior
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 1 and 1 with courtesy foul new rule for younger guys

OZ40 - Why do you think that the results would be different if more or even all SSUSA members voted? Iíd bet that the numbers would be very close to what that were with only 23% responding. In my mind 23% is a pretty good cross section and you could assume from it that percentages would remain about the same with with more responsed.
Jan. 17, 2018
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Drum Roll...the Starting Count decision results.

Don - I disagree with you that it doesnít save time but that is not really important to me. I think the vast majority of players would like to play a 7 inning game. Obviously looking at what SSUSA did in Vegas in my mind proves that using 1-1 counts greatly improved the chances of playing 7 innings. In fact, every single game that was played in the 40ís went at least 7 innings. Iím just a little disappointed that NCSSA doesnít look a little bigger sample size to determine what affects all ages, not just the older groups.
Jan. 16, 2018
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Drum Roll...the Starting Count decision results.

Don - I understand what you are saying. I donít know why the younger managers are not showing up to the general meeting but I still feel they deserve to be heard. You said it yourself - the board is made up of guys over 65 and the managers that show up are of the same age so it is no wonder they are going to push for rule changes that are going to best benefit them. That is not to say though that the younger guys shouldnít also have a say. In my mind it just would not be that hard to poll all managers on rule changes. I felt like when I suggested we look into the change at the general meeting the response of ďWe have discussed this in the past and donít want it and there is no proof that a 1-1 count has not been proven to save any timeĒ was ridiculous. It has been proven multiple times that it does save time.
Jan. 16, 2018
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Drum Roll...the Starting Count decision results.

Don5 - You are correct - it was voted on by all the managers that attended the meeting. The problem was that I was probably the youngest manager at the meeting and I am 68. We certainly did not get a good cross section of all the teams in NCSSA, especially the younger teams. A simple email sent to all managers asking their options would, in my mind, have been much more accurate. I know - all they had to do was attend the meeting to vote. We could easily implement on a trial basis in groups 0-6 the 1-1 count. If there was a 65 or older team in a bracket at any given tournament give them the option for their games. Simple! No extra work. Seven inning games more likely. What are the negatives of trying it? Obviously, NCSSA follows very closely what SSUSA does - why not this?
Jan. 14, 2018
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Drum Roll...the Starting Count decision results.

Dave - I agree with you100%. I just wish the old guys running NCSSA would do what SSUSA did and poll the members. By the way, I am not a 40 year old, I am 68 and my entire point is to come up with ways to play as many innings as possible in the allotted time. Of all the things I mentioned above the easiest one to control is moving to a 1-1 count. It is my feeling that the majority of the NCSSA players (there is something like 100 teams) would welcome the change. Even if all of them did not agree they could do what SSUSA has done and at least try it with the young groups on a trial basis.

Jan. 14, 2018
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Drum Roll...the Starting Count decision results.

Things that would speed up the game:
A. Getting on and off field quicker
B. Fewer or no warm up pitches after 1st inning
C. No infield ball after 1st inning
D. Huntsman games courtesy runner rule
E. Catcher not letting balls get past them
F. Fewer errors and walks
G. On deck batters ready to hit
H. No throwing ball around infield after every out
I. Umpires ready to go each innng

All of the above and probably many others ideas would definitely help play more innings in the allotted time. But, as was proven at Vegas over a large number of games played n the 40 Division, the 1-1 count speeds up the game. To say otherwise is to have your head in the sand.

I just attended the NCSSA general meeting and the idea of the 1-1 count was proposed and was voted down because there is a small group of guys who run that organization that are unwilling to change and more likely it is because they play in the older divisions (70 and up) and it was proven in the SSUSA surveythat the older age groups are against most any change.

Also, CurtfromKy, you said you wanted to be contacted by email so that you could vote - they did contact you by email and you choose not to read your email and respond. Thatís on you - not SSUSA.


Dec. 14, 2017
chico senior
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 5 games

Duke - I also started playing in 2000 and I donít ever remember playing at least 6 games or ever playing more then 3 days. I could be wrong, but I donít think so. I know there is some thought being given to extending certain age groups to 4 days because of the size of the brackets.
Dec. 13, 2017
chico senior
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 5 games

As far as I know SSUSA only guarantees 5 games. I have never heard or played in a SSUSA event that you were guaranteed 6 games. My guess is that you are getting another association mixed up with SSUSA.
Oct. 22, 2017
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Huntsman Results

The Hunstman games were limited to 110 team per week. There were not 350 teams. Also, this year for the most part, after seeding games teams were put into 4 team double eliminations brackets. Comparing that to 80 plus brackets at Vegas and I think there is a big difference. Good luck Dave with trying to improve on your current way of doing it. It gets a little old listening to the same people beef about something that for the most part they know nothing about.
Sept. 27, 2017
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: change tie breakers.. lets hear your thoughts

I disagree. What you are proposing encourages teams to run up the scores on lesser opponents. The one constant that all managers strive for is playing good defense. That does in no way embarrass the other team. Doing it you wat encourages managers to keep their best players on the field to attempt to run it up.

Aug. 22, 2017
chico senior
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Players with the same number on a team

Boombah - Again, what's the big deal. Did the other team attempt to gain an advantage? If not, quit whining and just play the game. Who cares? In fact, I just finished playing our last league game and I decided not to put any numbers on our jerseys. After a few games everybody thought it was a great idea.
Aug. 22, 2017
chico senior
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Players with the same number on a team

Boombah - I'm curious as to why you think this team was "trying to trick you and take advantage of the obscure wording of the rule". Who cares whether or not two guys are wearing the same number. Were they trying to gain an advantage? If not, let it go. Umpires and tournament directors should have the power to make a judgement concerning this. Just my two cents worth.
Feb. 8, 2017
chico senior
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 60 Major players looking for a handful of new guys.

BoiseBat - Bones 69 played for us, North State Screenprint, for a few years. Our team played out of Northern California. He is a quality player. About 6'3', and a solid 220 lbs. He can play 1st, 3rd, and any outfield position. Has great arm, very smart player, and runs well for his size. He's a little inconsistent offensively but got better every year he played for us. He can hit the ball as hard and as far as any player I have ever played with in 17 years of senior softball playing at the AAA and Major levels. I'd give him a chance if I was you.
Dec. 17, 2016
chico senior
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Eligibility

Sorry Geno, I was not aware of the special rule for Major Plus players. Good luck!
Dec. 16, 2016
chico senior
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Eligibility

Geno 68 - Go to tournaments link. Click on rules. Scroll down page to R/I Ratings Index. 70 Major Plus has an index of 5. 60 AA has an index of 4. That 60 AA team can pick up 3 players with a 5 index. Hope this helps.
Oct. 27, 2016
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Speed up rules

I didn't understand what you mean by calling the strike zone properly? If it called properly how does that speed up the game? Also, how does the 1-1 count slow down the game? I do agree that playing 11 on defense should mean fewer hits thus speeding up the game, however, I am against 11 on defense.
Sept. 26, 2016
chico senior
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking to start playing senior softball

You need to supply more info. How old are you? Where in Northern California do you live? Are you looking to play on a recreational team or a tournament team? What positions can you play? Can you still run? When was the last time you played and at what level? Hopefully this helps.
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