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, Nov. 30, 2013
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA AND SPA MEETINGS

Fellow ballplayers
SSUSA AND SPA are holding their annaul Board of directors meeting in the next few days. I am trying to use this message board to help me and other directors for player imput.
I am on SPA board and we meet in Dallas next week to look and make changes to make senior softball even better. We all have made rules and rules changes sometimes good ones and some not so good. So I am asking for YOU the player help us.
I know Terry, Frannie and even Dave listen and look at this board and use some idea's that sometimes comes up.
So if you have any suggestions let all of us know and I will take them to Dallas next week and we will discuss them.
thanks and HAPPY HOLIDAYS

Don Ward
SPA board of directors
Superior Softball 60's
, Nov. 22, 2013
jah#4
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: Al Dreschler - Pace Softball - Suddenly Passed Away

my condolences to Al's family and teammates. AL will be missed our prayers are with all of family and Pace,
Don Ward
Superior Softball
SPA Board of Directors
, Nov. 12, 2013
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Passing of a great player

A great player will be missedon and off the field RIP John

, Oct. 5, 2013
jah#4
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: players ejected in the 50 major bracket for ball and strikes protesting.

thats good only one player I guess we know what player it was. we have been there before in Va. has player tossed and we had to leave the tourney.

, Oct. 5, 2013
jah#4
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: players ejected in the 50 major bracket for ball and strikes protesting.

maybe they can come thur the 39 teams and have a good showing

, Oct. 5, 2013
jah#4
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: players ejected in the 50 major bracket for ball and strikes protesting.

Heard from a Ga player from Adiktiv Sports that two of his team mates was toss out of the game for telling the umpire that the ball never hit the plate. In the 60 major plus division last weekend if that would have taken place half of the player there been watching for the dugout.I guess that maybe the umpire was trying to set the tone for the game but these teams come a long way to play and pay alot of money to come to vegas. At least the umpires should do a little more work to talk to the players and coaches. by the way Adiktiv loss 31 to 30 after two of their better hitters was ejected and one being thier best defense player also
Don Ward
Superior Softball
, Aug. 4, 2013
jah#4
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Eastern National Championships 2013 updates

Fran and Dave and all of the staff great job at the Eastern National, great weather ( no rain) good fields, did a great job working with the teams. Look forward to see you in Vegas.
Don Ward
Superior Softball 60
Crystal Pharmacy 55
, July 3, 2013
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Eastern National/Willie Hunter Memorial Softball Tournament

CRYSTAL PHARMACY out of Ga will be there in the 55 major
, Jan. 30, 2013
jah#4
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Georgia based AAA / Major player looking for a team

JC
what age division do you play in and what level of play do you want to play
, Jan. 11, 2013
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: LOSS OF ANOTHER GREAT PLAYER OF THE TURN TWO SOFTBALL TEAM

Iím sorry to have to inform everyone that Sammy Pearson passed today. He had a heart attack while playing basketball. Michael, his son said that it may be a day or two before they make any arrangements. When I receive any information, Iíll pass it along. Please pass this on to those that Iíve missed.

Not only was Sam a great ball player, he was an even better man and will be sorely missed Our prayers are with Sammy's family and friends
, Nov. 25, 2012
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NCSSA General Meetingm, Sat Dec 1

Scott and Tim
If any Issuses you want to discuss let me know, SPA Meeting is the 11th -13th of Dec. My goal is to try to get the rules to mirror SSUSA for the teams that play both tournaments. SPA like SSUSA wants to listen to the players to make senior softball better for the teams.
SPA can change and enforce rules in the next season by the vote of the board. I already have a dozen or more proposals from other managers and players Reps. that I will bring up.
Don Ward donward4@ymail.com
SPA Board of Directors
Crystal Pharmacy 60's softball
, Nov. 16, 2012
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How many active 60 Major Plus teams for 2013?


john
We know how your team feels. We was in the same way most of the year with injuries from having to play the 50 majors and major plus in many tournaments and with guys that had to have runners take it toll on the rest of the team. Most teams runners are the outfielders and they just get tired by the 5th inning and you play 5 or 6 games they are running on fumes.
We only brought 11 to Vegas this year and I came in from the outfield and had to pitch. We dividing up to other teams so we can still play for the 2013 season and will try to group in 2014 we have 4 58 year old guys moving up.
best of luck to all of the Master Collision guys hope to see you all on the field soon
Don Ward
Crystal Pharmacy 60
, Nov. 15, 2012
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How many active 60 Major Plus teams for 2013?

Mark
I guess i will have to follow suit and say that the Crystal Pharmacy Team will not be together next year. we are all going to different teams on the east coast. Audie's team has one of them. The Memphis Edge that played 60 major last year and finished second in Dalton and 3rd in Vegas will pickup 2 or 3 of our players and will be playing Major Plus next year in SPA because of the IP list and I guess SSUSA will follow suit. goose will play 55 ball again with Hendricks Team I will go and play with Clatter and the boys from Va. and I don't have to pitch like in vegas.. Bruce is going back to 50 major and play again with southern elite team. The rest I am helping finding some places to play.
so if there is any Major 60's or 55 teams there looking there are several real good player out there.
I have an appeal in with SPA in hoping the AAA players we pickup just last year may be able to return and play at that level again. Ridge is going to look at this for these players at our annual board meeting in Dallas in Dec.
good luck and see you on the ballfield.
Don Ward
SPA Board
, Oct. 7, 2012
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Steve Imlay's Father Passing

Sorry to hear of Steve's loss, will keep Steve and his family in our prayers
, Oct. 5, 2012
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Cheyenne Park for Worlds

I would just like to echo what a great staff and umpires we the Crystal Pharmacy had. The Feild was a little rough but the grounds crew worked hard after each game to make the best they could.
Congrat to Audie and the group from Hollis on their Championship, we see them all year and this is the first tourney we did not play them. Great group of guys and even pickup big arm John to help them.
We played MTC 3 times and was lucky to come out on top in very close games EVEN with me pitching. Another group that are gentlemen win or lose.
Getting together and playing a world class tourney is great but seeing old friends like Bogie, Steve, Bobby, Pat Mac, Spoon, Billy Bates, the Group from KC and the Ca.Teams And in the parking lot the great Stoneman made my weekend that and not getting hit Pitching.
Good talking to Terry and Fran about the future of Senior softball was great.
Don Ward (sometimes Pitcher)
Crystal Pharmacy/Mobley Gin

, Aug. 16, 2012
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Passing of Steve Simmons

Our prayer will be with Steve's family a friend like Steve only comes just a few times in a lifetime. My heart is just broken to hear this news. You will be missed by many.

Don Ward and players of
Crystal pharmacy / Mobley Gin softball club

, Aug. 15, 2012
jah#4
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: obscure rules?

here is one the made look again
3. Major-Plus players (from the current or previous seasons) cannot
play on AAA or AA teams.

If this is the rule SSUSA use in there tournaments they must have a cutoff date in place where players van filter down, for I see at least 8 to 10 former Major Plus players playing AAA in the Southern tournament in Brimingham this coming weekend, maybe the is a cutoff date does anyone know how a player gets off the list? I know in SPA they have to have a Medical reason by letter only,

, Aug. 13, 2012
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SOUTHERN

SSUSA STAFF LOOK AT THESE AAA ROSTER there are several former MAJOR PLUS player that I have played with these same players over the last several years that have filter down to AAA level. almost all of the has made the all=tournament teams @ the highest level now they won't play. Look at their rosters HoF players and all american then go the SPA and SSUSA sites see their names and their lever of play
, Aug. 13, 2012
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SOUTHERN

SSUSA Staff by your early statement the SINGLETON TEAMS wins in the 55/60 birth are awarded by top finishing team. what about the singleton teams in the 60's playing 2 of 3 they are both singleton team with respect to their level of play. still runs or player is given to the lower team not one bit different by your own rule of playing down or up. My question why do these team tell staff we won't come and play by your rules.
SSUSA AND SPA should tell these teams to stay home they are ruining softball, look at what happen in flat belly ballDON'T IT HAPPEN IN SENIOR BALL
, Aug. 13, 2012
jah#4
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SOUTHERN

it has been that way all year where some of the better AAA ALMOST major teams dodge playing older teams. Even in the SPA tournament where you play the lower division rules where AAA hrs are limited to 3 and outs where it would help the lower seat teams. ALL this does it puts the upper level teams with no where to play at all. I for one can't see how ths staff in SSUSA allows this in there National tournaments, JUST TELL THE UPPER LEVEL TEAMS THAT THE 55 TEAMS ARE AFRAID OF PLAYING YOUR TEAM. then we can save our money and play in Vegas.Most the major and m-plus teams live in several different state and drive a long way,
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