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, 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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, April 14, 2015
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Wondering about your team name; especially the unusual ones.

Our league team in Chico is called Runner Blue. Enough said?
, Dec. 15, 2014
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Best turf shoes out there

S.A. player - I also have a wide foot and the Mizuno 9 spike turf shoe has worked well for me.
, Dec. 6, 2014
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Best turf shoes out there

For about the last 10 years I have worn Mizuno 9 spike turf shoes. I never have to take them off between games. Less then $60 from Softballfans.com. I probably get about 200 games per pair before having to replace them.
, Nov. 18, 2014
chico senior
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Elegiblity

Unless the rule has changed you can have up to 3 players from the higher rating and not be penalized. Call SSUSA for the official rule but I'm just about sure that is the rule.
, Nov. 12, 2014
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Card Renewal

Have been waiting for my card for about 7 weeks. Just received it today.
, Sept. 15, 2014
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fairness in Ratings

Back to my post which somehow has moved far off topic. Why is SSUSA not responding to this post with an explanation?
, Sept. 11, 2014
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fairness in Ratings

Just pulled up info on Vegas. I see that Houston fire will play as a 60 Major after going undefeated in Reno as a Major. Also noticed that MBA Elite will also play as a 60 Major after winning the Western Nationals as a Major. We got moved up from AAA to Major two years ago for finishing 5th in Reno and a couple of teams who finished ahead of us did not get moved. I have appealed 3 times and have been denied all 3 times. George sat and watched our team play 3 different times this year at the Westerns and agreed at the time that he needed to re-evaluate our team. He asked me to e-mail him to remind him (I did) and to appeal again (I did). Nothing has happened. It is not only my feeling but the feeling of everyone that I discuss this with that SSUSA rating have no validity. It is a joke! There are other teams that have won tournaments that by SSUSA guidelines say are to be moved and nothing has happened. I have pointed this out to George many times and yet he does nothing. What's up with all this!
, July 10, 2014
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Official. Softballs

A few comments about your SSUSA Official Softballs post. A problem as. I see it, is you give us 6 softballs that are supposed to get us through our first 6 games. The problem with that is everyone throws in at least 2 balls to start the game. That means that the 6 balls you give us will only last for 5 games unless we have an old SSUSA ball from a previous tournament. That is probably not going to happen. It seems to me by starting the tournament with one more ball would help. Also if your teams gets into a 7th, 8th, or more games it will be supplied with another ball for each game past 6. Me as team manager must leave the field, find someone in charge, ask for another ball, return to field, make out lineup for next game, etc. couldn't the umpires simply have a supply of new balls at the field for those teams playing more then 6 games? I know this sounds like a small issue but put yourselves in our shoes, especially when you are playing back to back games.
Thanks!
, Jan. 17, 2014
chico senior
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Home Run Rule

JamesLG - you play at whatever the lowest rated teams home run rules state. In the case given by INHOC3 you would play using AAA rules.
, Dec. 20, 2013
chico senior
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1 up rule

The best thing that NCSSA does better then SSUSA is the 1-up rule. I never thought about what Tim Milette said about excess homers over the 1-up being outs is an idea worth considering. If SSUSA is serious about moving more teams up to Major Plus then ideas like this with help accomplish this.
, Dec. 1, 2013
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Playing Time

I'm looking for a little help with determining playing time. We are a 60 Major team in SSUSA and a group 4 team in NCSSA. We each chip in the same amount of money and have a couple of sponsors to help with expenses. Everyone takes care of their own tournament costs. At this point everyone takes his turn sitting. Is there a way that we can continue to do that and still put a competitive team on the field during crunch time?
, Oct. 1, 2013
chico senior
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 60 Major Results

Crash 1 - good luck with not getting moved up. In 2012 we were a good 60AAA team - not a great one. We did not play in 3 SSUSA events, we did not win by an average of over 5 runs, and we averaged .6 home runs per game. Yes, that means less then one per game. We went to Reno and played in a 22 team 60AAA grouping. We played about as well as we could and finished 5th. They moved us to Major because they looked at how we did at Reno and decided we could compete at that level. They are correct - we can compete at that level, but have zero chance of winning a tournament at that level. By the way, there were teams that finished above us at Reno that remained at AAA. At least at the AAA level the home run rule did not kill us as after 3 they were outs. Now at the Major level they can hit 6 and they are walks. This year in 47 games we hit 14 home runs in 47 games. You do the math! The only SSUSA tournament we played in was Reno in which we finished 5th out of 10 teams in the Major division. We went 2-3 and hit 2 home runs. Yes, we competed and had zero chance of going through any decent sized major tournament and winning it. We were moved because of performance according to SSUSA and were told we were the best 60AAA team in California at the time. What a crock! If they had moved the top 20 teams nationwide then I would agree. The bottom line is unless your team achieves one of their own criteria you should not be moved up just because SSUSA thinks you can compete. How can they justify moving us up because of finishing 5th in one tournament and not move up everyone that finished above us, especially with our lack of power?
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