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Feb. 11, 2019
baseballbill
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rating

DAVE: Can you answer my question.
Feb. 10, 2019
baseballbill
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rating

If a 65 major player starts playing for a 60 major team, will his experience rating be 65 major plus when he plays with a 65 team ???????
Feb. 5, 2019
baseballbill
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Recent Palm Springs Tournament - One & One Count with one to waste.

swing for the fences: YOU GET IT !!!!!! Its surprising to me how players don't see it.
Feb. 3, 2019
baseballbill
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Recent Palm Springs Tournament - One & One Count with one to waste.

I think it would make sense for SSUSA to track the 60's(1&1)and 65's(0-0)and give percentage of 7 inning games played.
This will enlighten all of us on the pace of the game difference.
Feb. 3, 2019
baseballbill
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Recent Palm Springs Tournament - One & One Count with one to waste.

You just cant teach old dogs new tricks. I always wonder if the older teams understand that the 0-0 count creates more standing around on defense with no action vs the 1&1 count.
I will say it again, the 60's and under understand that !!!!!
Feb. 1, 2019
baseballbill
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Recent Palm Springs Tournament - One & One Count with one to waste.

Hey Guys: Yes, I am currently a pitcher but only been pitching for 1 year. Ive been playing with the 0-0 count and the 1&1 count for 15 years.
In my opinion, the best thing about the 1&1 count is the faster pace of the game with less standing around. Its just a better flow and as an extra bonus, you get to play more 7 innings games.
The 60,s and under have figured that out !!!!!
Feb. 1, 2019
baseballbill
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Recent Palm Springs Tournament - One & One Count with one to waste.

Dave: Thanks for the input!!! If nothing changes, the 0-0 count will die its natural death as the younger players get older.
Feb. 1, 2019
baseballbill
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Recent Palm Springs Tournament - One & One Count with one to waste.

Dave: That's the Stat I'm looking for, 90-95% of games go 7 innings.
Do we know the percentage with a zero, zero count.
Many players think the 1 & 1 count does not speed up the game.
More played innings don't lie !!!!!
Feb. 1, 2019
baseballbill
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Recent Palm Springs Tournament - One & One Count with one to waste.

Dave: I think SSUSA should take the lead on giving stats on the 1 & 1 count. I think you understand that it makes for a better game and its a proven fact that it allows for more innings played.
Older Divisions can learn from the younger Divisions when it comes to slow pitch softball.
Thanks
Feb. 1, 2019
baseballbill
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Recent Palm Springs Tournament - One & One Count with one to waste.

Dave: What were the reasons for the 1 & 1 count with one to waste Failing (5-7-1)at the rules committee meeting for all Divisions ???
Jan. 31, 2019
baseballbill
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Recent Palm Springs Tournament - One & One Count with one to waste.

Mr Scrappy: WE also play 70 Major "Ponchos" and mostly play SSUSA.
Most of our games are 5 and 6 innings, very really go 7 innings. Many Batters take the first good strike pitched with the Zero, Zero count which doesn't happen with the one & one count which creates a much better action flow to the game and saves time.
You say you hate to see the game change any more than it has been???
Lets recap: more innings, more action with less down time, better game flow !!!
I see it as a WIN, WIN, WIN situation.
WE play the game to hit, field, catch and run. We don't play to stand around and waste time while watching batters take good strikes to hit, that's what the zero, zero count creates.


Jan. 31, 2019
baseballbill
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Recent Palm Springs Tournament - One & One Count with one to waste.

We are a 70's team and just completed playing in this tournament. It was a 60 minute clock and all the games went 7 innings with the One & One count.
Why don't these older teams realize that the One & One count will allow the games to go 6 and 7 innings over the zero, zero count which lets you play only 5 and 6 innings. Also the flow of the game is much quicker with less dead time.
We are paying a lot of money for these tournament so why not play more innings and get more bang for your dollar.
The only thing the zero, zero count accomplishes is more dead time and less innings played. I just don't get the resistance for the one & one count??????
Someone, please enlighten me !!!!
Jan. 10, 2019
baseballbill
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Interference by a base runner ?????

Base runner on 1st base and the infield is deep with the pitcher covering 2nd base.
A ground ball is hit to the shortstop and as the pitcher is moving to second, the throw is wide to the right field side as the pitcher is stepping out to catch the ball, the runner gets to the base and impedes the pitcher from striding out to catch the ball.
Is it interference ?????
Nov. 4, 2018
baseballbill
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Excessive Speed Pitch

Is it possible for a legal pitch (going between 6 and 12 feet), which hits the strike mat be called for excessive speed ??????
Oct. 24, 2018
baseballbill
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Keys to Tournament success

First and foremost, go deep into the winners bracket. Score 20 runs a game. Play good solid defense by making the routine plays and keep the mental mistakes to a minimum. Find a pitcher who throws strikes.
You have little to no chance of winning a tournament if you fall into the losers bracket early.
Oct. 8, 2018
baseballbill
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Player tracking rating

Thanks cyborg. For some reason, I thought it was changed from 2 to 1 year.
Oct. 8, 2018
baseballbill
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Player tracking rating

If a player plays down for one completed year, does that become his new tracking rating for the following year ????????
Sept. 5, 2018
baseballbill
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Session 2 Field Assignments for Vegas Worlds

Dave: When will we see field assignments ??????
Thanks,
July 28, 2018
baseballbill
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Excessive Speed Pitch

Guys: Thanks for you response. I agree with the illegal call but the Rule Book only states a "warning".
July 27, 2018
baseballbill
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Excessive Speed Pitch

Can the Umpire call a pitch illegal for excessive speed or does he just give a warning to the pitcher ?????
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