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, Aug. 1, 2016
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ratings

I'm not sure what you are talking about being from Nor Cal. Our team is from Nor Cal and in 2013 we were bumped from 55 AAA to Major after a 5th place finish in a 22 team bracket in Reno. The reason given to us was we played great in Reno and deserved the bump. The biggest problem with that is that 2 of the teams that finished ahead of us did not get bumped. We hit 3 home runs in 9 games and for the year averaged 1/3 home run per game. We were able to compete at the AAA level but in the tournaments we played as a Major team we got our butts kicked, mainly because of lack of home run power. We have quit playing SSUSA tournaments. We have appealed 3 times and still remain Major. For the last 2 years we have played only NCSSA tournaments and have enjoyed ourselves. That is not to say that we haven't missed playing other teams from around the country but when you pay large fees and have zero chance of winning we will continue to do what we are doing now.
, May 19, 2016
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: looking for two or three major-plus players to play in Reno

Or you can finish 5th in a 22 team pool at a qualifier like us and get moved up from AAA to Major while 2 of the teams that finished ahead of us did not get moved up. Oh, by the way, we hit 3 home runs in 9 games. Go figure!
, March 23, 2016
chico senior
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Dudley lighting 26oz balanced

I also had a problem with my Dudley. About a 2" X 2" piece of the sticky surface came off. I called Dudley and they asked for a picture and proof of purchase. They told me to send them my bat so that they could evaluate it. They agreed with me and I had a new bat in my hand within one week of when I sent them my old bat. Great customer service!
, Feb. 29, 2016
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Mendoza Line

I still play softball with 3 guys I played with in the 70's with the Ridgemen. We were lucky enough to win the ASA class A state championships for California in 1977 and 1978. At that time our team goal was for everyone to hit at least .500 . Wow - how things have changed. Now everyone strives to hit at least .700 . I have always felt that unless you are a knock-me-dead defensive player that you are hurting the team to hit below that number if you hope to compete at the higher levels. Just my opinion.
, Nov. 18, 2015
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New ADStarr ball

Have you found these balls to do any more damage to senior bats then the balls we currently hit?
, Oct. 30, 2015
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why is this rule not enforced??

The point I'm trying to make is that in a game you don't always get the perfect pitch. Learn to hit any strike, or near strike, in the manner that is satisfactory to you. The strike zone and mat are what they are. Quit trying to get the mat made smaller, or moved, or the batters box made to your specs. It is what it is - adjust what you do to prepare for that. I have guys on my team that in BP only hit the perfect pitch and then in the game when they don't get the perfect pitch have difficulty adjusting.
, Oct. 30, 2015
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why is this rule not enforced??

Why don't we just put the ball on an adjustable tee so that the batter can get the exact pitch he wants. And let's make sure we play all games indoors so that wind and sun don't hinder the batter. GET REAL! Learn how to hit any pitch that is thrown. Spend some real time taking taking BP. Hit every pitch thrown in BP instead of just the ones in your 'happy zone' and you'll become a real hitter. Most of all your ideas are unrealistic.
, Oct. 21, 2015
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why is this rule not enforced??

Agree!
, Oct. 21, 2015
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why is this rule not enforced??

I'm also 6'3" and I have no problem staying in the batters box. That I can remember, I have only been called out once in 50 years playing slo-pitch softball for stepping out of the box. I work very hard with being able to hit any pitch in a positive manner. Give the pitcher a break and work at it! Practice hitting what you consider to be bad pitches in BP. The people who only hit perfect pitches in BP are the same people who want to enlarge the batters box. This is my opinion but I can back it up with stats. I work hard at it! I feel confident enough to be able to handle any pitch in any situation and put solid contact on the pitch.
, Oct. 21, 2015
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why is this rule not enforced??

Actually, that is not entirely true. There are far too many umpires out there that will call what they deem to be important and disregard other rules. Most SSUSA umpires are good, some even great. Sadly, there are others that are poor. They don't hustle, get confrontational, and decide on their own what rules that they will enforce. Even more sadly, most of these umpires continue to work SSUSA tournaments year after year. Good umpires will listen to and sometimes even agree with a rational coach where as the poor umpire will get all up in the same rational coaches face and not listen at all. Thank God, most of SSUSA umpires do not fall into that category.
, Oct. 21, 2015
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why is this rule not enforced??

I agree 100 percent with Garochet. Slo-pitch softball for the most part is an offensive game, but, you should not reward poor hitters by giving them the advantage of stepping out of the box to give them a pitch in their happy zone. Learn to hit all types of pitches with any count. Those are the hitters I fear the most. The bottom line is if the batter is gaining an advantage by breaking the rules then they should be punished. Don't reward cheating or stretching of the rules!
, Oct. 21, 2015
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why is this rule not enforced??

SSUSA Staff - I have never seen a player called out for wiping out the lines. This rule (law) is kind of like the bike helmet law. It is never enforced so why have it. I'm not disagreeing withe the rule but if it is never enforced and then maybe one time in a big game it is enforced there will be a total blow up. My personal feeling is just about everything in Senior Softball is geared to the advantage of the offense. Hot bats, hot balls, batters box violations not called on a regular basis. Start calling on a regular basis the rules that are already in the book and it will make for a better and safer game. Letting a batter run up and out of the box is putting infielders, especially pitchers, in danger. I can't believe that SSUSA or any other organization puts up with umpires that only enforce the rules that they, the umpires, think are important. If I was a tournament director there would be zero tolerance for those that go in that direction.
, Oct. 14, 2015
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior Bats and Temperature

I disagree with Dbax. I have not have heard anything but positive responses to the use of bat warmers, whether Pyroflight or any others. I've used mine for about 6 years and the bat responses far better in cold weather and has less chance of breaking. Most reviews I have heard and read support this.
, Oct. 14, 2015
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Senior Bats and Temperature

Try Pyroflight bat warmers. Saw them for the first time at Rock-n-Reno years ago when temperature was 34 degrees. Then the guy pulled the bladder out of the bag and used it on a bad knee. Costs about $40. They warm your bat in about 2 minutes.
, Sept. 27, 2015
chico senior
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Las Vegas

Click on tournaments at top of page. Then click on Las Vegas tournament. Then click on age group you are interested in.
, Sept. 23, 2015
chico senior
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Original gray Miken Ultra (without center rod insert) VS. current MIken 2 piece endloads

The original Miken would hit the ball at least 25-30 feet further then any bat on the market today. Funny story. We were in Salem, Oregon in about 2002 or 2003 for some kind of big tournament. Managers meeting was about one hour before first game of tournament. Tournament director announced that that Miken had been banned from the tournament. There were at least 2 teams that were sponsored by Miken and those were the only bats they had. Someone asked the TD what they were supposed to do for bats and the TD said that Big 5 was open and they could go buys bats there. Needless to say there was total chaos.
, Sept. 21, 2015
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Opinions about custom glove makers....

I should have said Wilson A2000.
, Sept. 21, 2015
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Opinions about custom glove makers....

I have used the same A2000 since about 1975. I've taken good care of it and average about 100 games per year. They cost more then the typical gloves on the market but are well worth it.
, Aug. 27, 2015
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What's the call?

Runner on first - one out. Pop up hit towards the shortstop which he could easily catch. He notices that the runner on first has remained on the bag and that the batter never leaves home plate. Shortstop lets the ball drop about 10 feet in front of him. He then picks up ball, forces runner at second, and then throws to first to complete double play. What's the call?
, July 9, 2015
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hall of Fame--Fran

Fran - You are the calming influence in a very complex organization. You are always willing to listen to our concerns and point us in the right direction. Congratulations!

Tim
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