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, Jan. 17, 2014
JamesLG
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Home Run Rule


Thanks Chico:

Playing the lower lever HR rule is fine as long as you don't give them any of the other options.

Thanks:

James
, Jan. 17, 2014
JamesLG
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Home Run Rule


From what I understand you play 3 HR's and give them a choice of 11 fielders or 5 runs (in many tourneys they get all three). I strongly believe if in a case like this if the AAA team takes the 3 HR's they give up the other two options. If the Major team is handicapped in all three of these areas they are toast if the AAA team plays a good game.
Thanks:
James
, Jan. 6, 2014
JamesLG
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA shares DBO rationale Senior


I missed the mark on part of my last post. I believe if you are tallented enough to play M+ you should have unlimited HR's.

Thanks:

James
, Jan. 6, 2014
JamesLG
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA shares DBO rationale Senior



I play 60 Major and I don't think the new rule will have much effect of the outcome of most of our games as long as we are playing another 60 Major team. We often play 50 Major and 55 Major teams and that is where I believe we are going to see additional injuries as a result of the rule. I play 3rd base and when a younger team with a lot of power starts hitting down on the ball it will not be a lot of fun over at the hot corner. The lefties will also be pounding the 1st baseman. In the smaller tourneys where it is very common to play teams out of your division the folks in charge should seriously consider using the upper team HR rule.

Thanks:

James
, Dec. 23, 2013
JamesLG
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Handicap System



I don't believe a team should ever be required to give runs plus play by the lower team HR rules. The lower team has the choice so they can decide from their own team strengths.

Thanks:

James
, Dec. 20, 2013
JamesLG
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Handicap System



One topic that rarely gets talked about that I believe is broken is when a upper division team plays a lower team. Why should the upper team give runs, an extra fielder and play by the lower division HR rule? It is like giving the lower team a perfect offensive inning using "zero" of their HR's plus the other two benefits. Taking all three and coming up on top at the end of a game is a cheap win. If the lower team (say AAA) team wants a major team to play their HR rule the AAA team should play by the AA HR rule. I suggest if the lower team takes the runs the game should be played by the upper team HR rule.

Thank You:

James
, Dec. 14, 2013
JamesLG
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: players please respond to rule changes


I am not a big fan of this rule but will live with it.
It takes a lot of time and effort to build a team. Most teams I have been on start recruiting right after Worlds. If you picked up power guys right after the worlds building for 2014 and now the rules are changed do you tell them "sorry" but we need to go in another direction? New rules can easily change the needs of a team and I believe the staff at SSUSA should announce a change like this in July or August if they will be implimented the following year.
Thanks:
James
, Dec. 12, 2013
JamesLG
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: players please respond to rule changes



I don't have a problem with this rule in AAA or AA and this change does not hurt our team but I do believe they should up the limit in M+ and add a one up rule to M and M+. I play 3rd base and when the big boys try to hit down on the ball it can be a bit uncomfortable.

Thanks:

James
, Dec. 6, 2013
JamesLG
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA AND SPA MEETINGS



When a team plays down a division (Major plays AAA) for instance they are giving the lower team way too much of an advantage by giving runs, AAA HR rules and a defensive player in some cases. If the lower division team is even having a descent game it is hard to the upper team to make up the free runs. Give the lower team the choice. If you take the runs you play the upper team HR rule.

I also agree there is way too much time wasted on inserting courtesy runners. Make it quick or it does not happen. An ump should not wait on a batter to get in the box while he finds his batting gloves or farts around kicking the dirt. A batter should be ready to go or the ump start calling balls and strikes. With time limits the game must keep moving.

Thank You:

James
, Oct. 20, 2013
JamesLG
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas Umpires


Shane:

We all do make mistakes but many are not humble enough to admit it.

Many people on this board don't know how much you do for senior softball here in the NW but those of us who benefit from it appreciate your efforts.

I feel bad for the team that a missed call hurt but unfortunately it is part of playing any game. Hopefully you will get a break your way next year.

Thanks:

James
, Oct. 6, 2013
JamesLG
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 50,s M+ & M


Hi All:

Any updates on 50M+ and M?

Thanks:

James
, Sept. 22, 2013
JamesLG
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Teams to beat in 60's AAA or Who you don't want to see in your first bracket game.


Aero Glass is at the top of the heap.
, Sept. 13, 2013
JamesLG
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reebok 2 piece



Hi Folks:

Does anybody know if the Reebok 2 piece that was supposed to be introduced a few months back ever made it into production? I know Reebok was bought out but I have not heard if the new owners would produce the 2 piece bat.

Thanks:

James
, Sept. 12, 2013
JamesLG
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Softball and hot weather!!



Right now the Rock is the best choice so keep it and have some fun. They don't knuckle any worse than the day/night Dudleys did back in the 70's and we did not complain about it. We are all hitting the same ball so swing away.

Thanks:

James
, Sept. 3, 2013
JamesLG
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hotels in Vegas


Thanks for all the help guys, will make the decision in the next couple days.

James
, Aug. 29, 2013
JamesLG
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hotels in Vegas


Hi Folks:

We are playing at Shadow Rock in the worlds and I was hoping somebody had a hotel recommendation near the strip and on the same side of town as the ball fields if that is possible. I looked at the Eastside Cannery but am looking for more options that may be a step up in quality.

Thank You:

James
, Aug. 27, 2013
JamesLG
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Fields


Good response SSUSA and you are 100% correct. We will all have a blast and it should not matter what fields we are on.

James
, Aug. 27, 2013
JamesLG
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Fields

Thanks Double10:

I may just get a room at the Eastside Cannery if that is the closest. I play on the Marauders out of BC. I heard that the two turfed fields are 310-320', is that not correct? If we play on 320' fields the outfielder will be wore out by Sunday.

Thanks:

James
, Aug. 26, 2013
JamesLG
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Fields


FOFO:

Thanks for the input. sounds like 60M may have got the short end of the deal this year.

James
, Aug. 26, 2013
JamesLG
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Fields


Good Topic:

Any word on Shadow Rock Park where 60M will be playing.

Thanks:

James
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