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Marv Ruddell

Location:
Murrieta, CA

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Men's 60

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, May 18, 2016
Marv19
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Results of the SCSSA Spring Challenge at BLD Perris

It didn't rain........

Oh you mean who won?

7 divisions made up of 36 teams. Great weather for softball for a change. It was a pleasure to host this for our local softball teams and a couple from AZ and Nevada. Feedback says it was an overwhelming success. You guys are great!

Division #1: L.A.F 50M

Division #2: D&K Tradition 55M

Division #3: So Cal Knights 50AAA

Division #4: Kamikaze 55AAA

Division #5: Top Gun Elite 60M+

Division #6: Rezultz Realty 60AAA

Division #7: On Time Engineering 65AAA


, Dec. 23, 2015
Marv19
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays

Good morning everybody.

First off I'd like to wish each and everyone and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy holiday season.

Be safe and may God bless you all.

On that note I'd like to issue my warmest and sincerest thank you to all of you that participated in the annual Toys for Kids Tournament held this year at BLD in Perris CA. We had a great showing of 34 senior traveling teams. It was overwhelming the generosity that was shown in the spirit of giving the senior community provided us. (when it doesn't rain) This year we broke a record with your giving. United Way reports that the toys gathered exceeded 800 toys. Once again I can't help but say we love you... all of you!

Marv Ruddell
www.socalssa.com
, Dec. 22, 2015
Marv19
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Status of the GSC bat

More: http://www.ocregister.com/articles/couple-697108-investors-authorities.html
, Dec. 2, 2015
Marv19
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: This weekend at BLD Perris Toys for Tots

Mike, Barney will help you for two on Sat and Two on Sunday if you need him. I also sent you a lead for Rick Loy. Snow bird. Plays for Scrap Iron. He's available. Check your emails!
, Nov. 26, 2015
Marv19
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Happy Thanksgiving to all from the SCSSA

From myself, the staff and umpires at the SCSSA I want to wish the staff at SSUSA and all the players that participate in this message board a happy Thanksgiving. Be thankful you have health and that you live in a country that is truly free. Yes and free too to speak your mind.

Fran I have a huge cheese party platter I'm taking to my daughters today. I wish I could send some to you. You could probably use it with all the whine you been getting lately.

I'm so very thankful for all the teams that will be participating in our annual Toys for Kids benefit tournament next weekend. We peaked at 34 teams and that means a whole lot of deserving kids will get toys for Christmas. Makes my heart smile :O) The senior community is so generous and for that I'm truly grateful.

Have fun with the families today. I know with 11 grandchildren I will!

Have a good one everybody!

Marv
SCSSA
, Oct. 6, 2015
Marv19
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Shirts/Dri-Fit jerseys from Senior World Master tourney in Las Vegas

Tony the email address is softball4lfe@yahoo.com the (i) isn't there.



, Oct. 5, 2015
Marv19
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SCSSA Toys for Kids Tournament Dec 5th and 6th

The Southern California Senior Softball Association will be hosting their 5th annual Toys for kids tournament December 5th and 6th at Big League Dreams in Perris California. This is a benefit tournament open to all senior softball teams 40 and up. Toys donated will help the needy kids in the area. The toy drive is in association with the United Way. More information is on the web site. www.socalssa.com. or contact me at westway@outlook.com All players are encouraged to bring a new unwrapped (Xmas Wrapping) toy. In the past we have had over thirty teams. Now with the venue change and it being one week early maybe we can dodge the rain this year. Thank you and an early... Merry Christmas!
, Aug. 29, 2015
Marv19
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Little League World Series Double Elim that Isn't ???

Dave, You're information is most likely spot on. We never made it past two rounds in Southern California and that was when my son was 12. He's 46 so its been a while. Have a great weekend.
, Aug. 28, 2015
Marv19
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Little League World Series Double Elim that Isn't ???

Somewhere back in my Little League Managing and board Member memory is telling me that it's single elimination until you win regionals. Then its Double elimination until you get to the final four. Then its winners play for 1st and 2nd and losers play for 3rd and 4th. But that was 35 years ago so I could be mistaken.
, May 5, 2015
Marv19
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Southwest Championship

Tattooball:

Kevin to be clear your comparison above is between the ASA ROCK and The SSUSA Trump Stote... Correct?

Thanks for the input
, May 5, 2015
Marv19
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Southwest Championship

Ok lets get the record straight. The ASA ROCK that I know is a 44/375 but its a legitimate 44/375. The ISA ROCK that SSUSA uses, at least for the rest of this year, has 44/375 stamped on the ball. It is a double covered ball. (ergo the squishy feel) BUT the owners and or representatives of Evil, Baden, Dudley and Tattoo softballs all tell me the ISA ROCK is at least a 500 compression ball. The ball was originally designed to fool the ASA testing equipment. (reason for the double cover) And it did originally. Since, the testing equipment has been improved the ball did not pass the ASA compression test. UTrip and ASA went a single covered ball that will pass the testing equipment.

This is not a scientific example but I secured some new Dudley 500 compression softballs for a home run derby that a league (I play Mondays) put on. The consensus was the ISA ROCK out performed the 500 compression ball. So your logic that the ASA ROCK is harder doesn't hold water. Now it may break bats (some people believe its the raise seems) but its not harder. Don't believe me do your homework like I did. I wish I could get rid of the stupid ball but my customers demand it. The reason is obvious. 400 foot shots over a 300 foot fence! OR until ISA put a legitimate rating on the ball. I dont know about you but if you knew you were playing with a 500 compression ball with senior bats would you play infield? We (according to some in the know) are. Good Luck
, March 12, 2015
Marv19
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Results SCSSA / Wounded Warrior Charity Tournament

Pics are up on the web site. www.socalssa.com Scroll down to Winners Circle then click on the thumbs.
, March 10, 2015
Marv19
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Results SCSSA / Wounded Warrior Charity Tournament

Results SCSSA / Wounded Warrior Charity Tournament 3/7-8/2015 Hemet CA

I want to thank the 20 plus teams that entered and supported this second annual event to benefit the fallen injured heroes. This event supports the men and women that protected our freedoms and paid a price doing so. Your kind donations will go a long way. I only wish the whole Southern California Senior Softball Community could have had the opportunity to experience this event. Its a worthwhile tournament to attend. Maybe next year!!

Special shout out to Kevin O'Reilly from Summy's for winning the Home Run Derby. Kevin posted 10 in the playoff round to defeat a valiant effort by Pony of Pony Express. Nice job Kevin. Remember you are defending champ. See you next year. Thanks also to the volunteers that help put this on the last two years. The money raised will all go to the W.W.P.

Results:

Division #1 Summy's r.u. Pony Express
Division #2 Oxnard Rookies r.u. Kamikaze 50s
Division #3 Avdil Knights r.u. Titans
Division #2 Cal Xtreme r.u. Top Gun Mavericks



, March 4, 2015
Marv19
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Baden 52/275

When I said Major I meant Senior. I guess we are spoiled out here because the Monday Senior League and The SCSSA all use the ISA ROCK. Those that know say its a 500 compression ball regardless what it says on the cover. I can document that with at least three ball manufacturers. I have some 52/300s that I let the guys hit with a while back and they turned up their noses. As long as SSUSA approves the stupid ball we will continue to use it. Once you've hit it nothing else will satisfy the guys. Personally I don't like it for a variety of reasons.
, March 4, 2015
Marv19
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Baden 52/275

It isnt a matter of better,
IMO you're going to see a lot of municipalities and Tournament providers try to dumb down the ball. The reason is the bats are becoming better and lasting longer not to mention the plethora of bat cheating web sites.
The ball fields are not getting larger and it still only takes a 301 foot shot to clear a 300 foot fence. As impressive as it is to hit a 450 footer the cities are not impressed. Temecula went to supplying bats about a year and a half ago but quickly realized the safety issue was very costly in bat breakage. So this season they went to a dumb'd down ball. Time will tell if the major entities will make a move. It can be a little scary as last tournament a player on a 55 team fractured his jaw on a one hopper at third. There isn't any debate the the dumb'd down ball would not have got there that quick. We are not making any moves yet but it has to be in the backs of peoples minds that the combination of current bats and some balls have to be scrutinized more closely.

, Feb. 24, 2015
Marv19
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Monsta Z-Bra

Well the only conclusion is: He had these bats made with a stamp on it without permission or it was approved then. If its the former then SSUSA needs to take action. If they aren't on the list then SSUSA dropped them off. Question is why. I have 1 broken and one dud in the garage. Both have the SSUSA (approved) BPF 121 on the the barrel.
, Feb. 23, 2015
Marv19
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Monsta Z-Bra

Mikie... The Fossil has a SSUSA Stamp on it. As far as I know it was approved. I haven't kept up with Monsta as I am now selling the Dudley.

Hemi racer, Curveball: Had a nice conversation with an old friend at the Worlds in November. My son who had a Hot wheels Snake and Mongoose set at around 10 is a big fan now. But he didn't want anything to do with Drag Racing when he was young. At 45 has become a big fan. As we were entering the Pomona pits to the left was a Snake and Mongoose tent. I said there is the Goose you want to meet him? He said yea! So I introduced him. Got his pic with him. Had Not talked to Tom in 35 years but he remembered me. We also have a mutual friend in Phoenix. Long story short my kid :) says dad you really do know him ... duh. Kids ... sometime I wonder. I Wish Justin all the luck in the world. Its a great sport to be in.

You guys need to contact me my info is on the website www.socalssa.com
, Feb. 12, 2015
Marv19
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: West Coast Showtime 50M Needs two players this weekend

West Coast 50M team needs two more players this weekend for the tournament in Hemet.

If you would like to play please contact Ed Rhodes at:

West Coast Showtime

626 890 3280
, Feb. 11, 2015
Marv19
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 50M Team needs one player for Hemet this weekend

50M team needs one more player this weekend for the tournament in Hemet.

If you would like to play with the newly formed Pony Express please contact Kevin Kakadalas at:

kevin.kakadelas@yahoo.com or call 760 525-3450


, Jan. 14, 2015
Marv19
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Rain vs Tournaments

This is way to subjective to just say % we play % we stay home. All parks and municipalities have policy's regarding rain. None are the same. In the case of Hemet if the fields are too wet play is suspended. But the park makes that decision not the T.D. Yes we can cancel but if we do it and the field conditions turn out they are favorable at game time we loose a $500 deposit plus are billed for all fields reserved. In Temecula if you start the second game slot you own the field until 10:00 PM. So if it rains after the second game starts say goodbye to $1,000 for that day. If a tournament is cancelled within 30 days we not only loose the $1250 deposit that is kept in perpetuity we also loose that date for the following year. San Clemente we have to pay in full 30 days in advance. If we cancel anytime in that 30 days we loose our deposit and are liable for both days. Game day itís the park that makes the call. If they call it we loose nothing. So in most cases itís the park that makes the ultimate call.

Hemet was difficult for all. Not a drop of rain hit the ground Saturday. So do you cancel the weekend over a three day forecast? We live in Southern California where the weather forecasts are never the same at different Sites or TV Stations. I have 5 sites I monitor days in advance and loose plenty of sleep doing so. Saturday night it was suppose to rain 52% chance at 8:00 PM and again 47% at 4 AM. Sunday. It did neither. I left my home at 6:15 AM Sunday where it was suppose to be raining according to Doppler and it wasn't. I got to the park at 6:45 AM and not a drop of rain hit my windshield all the way there. When I met with the park people they gave me the go ahead. It was my hope and theirs that the rain would skirt us like it does so many times all year. This wasn't to be and at 9:00 AM it rained sufficiently enough that the grounds crew called the tournament. I didn't like it and neither did any of the teams. However I am not unsympathetic to the cost of coming to these events. All tournaments have to handled on a case by case basis. In this case I am issuing partial refunds for all teams that attended.
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