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Sept. 7, 2020
chico senior
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Happened to us

None of rulings can be considered correct until Wayne has his say.
July 14, 2020
chico senior
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batter hitting 2 balls at the same time

Does it count as 2 outs if each ball is played and outcome were outs? Just kidding!
LMAO
April 3, 2020
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reno

I forgot to add a couple of things about the Western Village. It has a casino and restaurants that are all decent.
April 3, 2020
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reno

We used to always stay at Western Village in Sparks. They have upgraded all the rooms and have a huge parking area. You donít have to struggle with downtown Reno traffic and you can get to Golden Eagle much quicker then anywhere downtown. The best part of Western Village is they have a lake right out the backdoor with a beautiful paved path around the entire thing. Now that we have an RV we stay at Sparks Marina RV Park which is just behind the Western Village. Rates at Western Village are as good or better then downtown.
March 31, 2020
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reno

In the past the 65ís - 85ís have not played in Carson City. Do you anticipate the same this year?
Jan. 30, 2020
chico senior
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Kicked Ball

Runner is out.
Jan. 27, 2020
chico senior
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: impact player

The only organization that I have ever played in is SSUSA. Many years ago we were a AAA team and we tried to add a player. SSUSA said we could not do so as the player was classified as an Impact Player and could only play Major or Major +. They did not say that a Major + player could only play Major + or Major, they said he could not play with us because he was an Impact Player. And because of that he could not play with us. I understand what the rules are for Major + players but the term they used many years ago was Impact Player.
Jan. 27, 2020
chico senior
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: impact player

Grayhitter - Actually, years ago SSUSA did use the term ďImpact PlayerĒ. If I am not mistaken, it referred to those players that were Hall of Famers and there were restrictions put on them as to what level they could or could not play.
Jan. 18, 2020
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reclassify

Click on ratings above. Then click on ratings guidelines. Instructions are fairly easy to follow. There is much more to it then just wanting to be re-classified. Good luck!
Jan. 6, 2020
chico senior
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Complex being used in St. George

Go to tournament page and click on Spring Worlds. Scroll down a bit and address for all fields being used are easily found.
Dec. 21, 2019
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1 and 1 curiosity

A few facts:

NCSSA - 96 teams X 22 players per team = 2112 player
SSUSA - 1851 teams X 22 players per team = 40,722 players

SSUSA has approximately 20 times as many players. They have done reserve nationally and it was determined that not only did the majority of the over 40,000 players want to use a 1 and 1 count, but they found they played way more 7 inning games. They didnít bend to a very small minority of board members that claim that there was no evidence to support that using a1 and 1 count did NOT save time.

Again, I feel that if all managers were given the opportunity to vote on this issue they would find the same outcome as SSUSA. I know - just come to the annual meeting and vote. That is a huge inconvenience for many and the vote could easily be done via email.
Dec. 18, 2019
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1 and 1 curiosity

Getting to the meeting isn't easy for everyone. Why not let all managers vote via email. That would get most everyone represented. This is the 19 century and we should be able to accommodate more people. Items to be discussed could be sent to the board ahead of time and then voting could take place. As much as I love NCSSA itís decisions are dominated by only a few of the board members. This also happens with scheduling of tournaments. I guess as you get older, Iíll be 70 next month,youget pretty stubborn and set it your ways.
Dec. 18, 2019
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1 and 1 curiosity

I attended the NCSSA annual meeting last year. When given the opportunity I brought up the fact that SSUSA had started using the 1 and 1 count for 40 though 60 age groups. They had done extensive studies and found that it saved time meaning that there were far more 7 inning games. I felt NCSSA should also adopt the 1 and 1 count. It was shot down within minutes by the board. Their reasoning was that there was no proof that it saved time. They had done no research and were simply going on gut feelings. Anyone who says that it doesnít save time doesnít know what they are talking about.

Here is what I think happens with the NCSSA. They are led by a board that is mostly made up of guys over 70 years of age. Many of them at the time played on the same SSUSA 70 Major Plus team. I have played that team many times and they do things that intentionally shorten the game. Many times they are spotted runs to begin with so if the game is shorter the teams they are playing has less innings to make up the spotted runs. They want the game to only go 6 or even 5 innings. They will never admit that but iI have talked with some of them and know it to be true. The NCSSA board is led by 1 or 2 very vocal players. The players are in the Hall Of Fame so many are influenced by these few individuals. Thatís too bad as I love playing NCSSA events and will continue to do so.
Nov. 27, 2019
chico senior
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 65s to 1-1 or not 1-1

GI - You either have some misprints or some mistakes. The 60ís start with a 1 and 1 count. As far as the older divisions it has not been agreed to yet. Iím sure it will come up at this years meeting. They have slowly been adding age groups to the 1 and 1 count. Maybe this year the 65ís will be added.
Nov. 22, 2019
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: results

Back in the late 70ís our team ( Ridgemen of Paradise)won the California State A 2 years in a row. We all swung 36 or 38 ounce Bombats. Now Iím thinking of going to a 25 ounce bat. Times change!

One of the few weekends we were not playing myself and a teammate were asked to do to Elk Grove and play with the Washoe Merchants out of Reno. The ASA tournament had 4 Major teams and 8 A teams. We lucked out and won our first game and got to play Cambellís Carpet. They were like todays Timberworks X 2!!! They must of had 8 guys about 6í6Ē and about 280 pounds of muscle. I believe they were also sponsored by Bombat. We were nickel and diming them to death. The guys we were playing with had never even heard of the team we were playing. We told them to not rile them up. About that time we had a guy head first into 2nd , jump up and start yelling to shove it up their a__. We had them down something like 17- 12 in the fourth inning when this happened. The next inning they came up and hit 17 consecutive homers. We gave them the best game of the tournament and lost like 39 - 19. They made those 38 ounce bats look like toothpicks! They were the best team in the country for years.
Nov. 13, 2019
chico senior
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rule Interpretation

Tom Bussey - What would you do in the situation described?
Nov. 12, 2019
chico senior
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rule Interpretation

Iím not even sure where you start with this umpire screw up. This is one of those situations that come up that youíre only going to make 50% of the people happy. I feel that even though it was the wrong call on the infield fly you should still call the batter out. It is not fair to let the double play stand because of the umpires mistake. As far as the runner who was on first base to begin with I think the fair thing would be to put him back on first. Again, 50% of the people are going to be pissed off. Maybe they just use rock, paper, scissors to solve the problem. Can you even imagine how long this situation took to straighten out?

Nov. 12, 2019
chico senior
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rule Interpretation

Swing - Iím not sure why you say everyone on base should know it is an infield fly. It was not an infield fly rule play. Runners on first and third is not an infield fly situation. This is a situation that used to be found in an umpires ďcaseĒ book which were screwy plays that might happen once every 50 years. The play was botched in many ways by the umpire.
Oct. 19, 2019
chico senior
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Use one up for home runs this year

Our team for the most part plays NCSSA tournaments. They use the one up rule and personally I feel it is the one rule that I like that is better then SSUSA home rune rules. By the way, when we hit that extra home run it is a dead ball walk, not an out. SSUSA tournaments for the most part group teams by age and ability. For example everyone is a 65 AAA and they all are supposed to be of equal ability so whatever you want to use for a home run rule is fine with me (even though our team hit like 3 HRS all year). In NCSSA tournaments your bracket might be made up of mixed ages and abilities. If you are a 65 team playing against a 55 team it is nice to not get home runned to death. I know that I have talked with lots of guys playing in NCSSA tournaments and they prefer the one up rule. Also, Tim, I donít see any evidence to support your assertions that ďit is a team / player that is able to compete at a higher level, but for whatever reason does notĒ that supports the one up rule. Just my 2 cents worth.
Sept. 26, 2019
chico senior
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Make the Call

What it the heck does that mean?
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