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Real name:
Gary Kadow CPOA Cleveland

Location:
Mentor, OH

Division:
Men's 55

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July 25, 2022
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Columbus IN

Thanks Nancy, we always seem to cross paths on the way to and from the restrooms as we did on Friday :)

Yes, we too had a lot of down time Friday and headed for the casino, we were done playing our 2nd seeding game at about 10:15AM with 24 hours to kill.

I will say the GPS route showed us " A LOT OF CORN"




July 25, 2022
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Columbus IN

First of All I would like to thank Amy Jackson and the entire ISA Staff as I thought this was a very, very well run tournament overall, as it is most every year. Thank You ! Well done!

I believe the Secondary Complex (Dunn Stadium) (which we also played at on Sunday), was needed for use this weekend, since the overall number of teams increased from 46 to I think around 58 (give or take?) .

Lincoln Park was very, very good in my opinion. I do agree Dunn Stadium is not a tournament level complex at all. Dunn needs a lot of work. From Outfields being in bad shape, not level, lots of bad hops, dugouts weren't big enough for an entire team to fit inside, 2nd base was on the cut of the outfield grass (short and 2nd had to play on the grass) several openings in the fences for balls to go out of play.

At the end of the weekend we still got to play softball and we had a great time although finishing 2 runs behind in the Championship game.

One of the ISA guys said there is a better facility to use as a secondary complex in Shelbyville but it was not available this past weekend?? I've never been to that one, so I don't know?

I would like to suggest, and I believe this topic has been brought up to both SSUSA and ISA in the past, but it would be outstanding if we could get our schedules on line in real time. I had to wait for phone calls to find out when next game is (or hang around the field for a few hours) to find out what time next game would be or how the seeding games on Friday would pan out for Saturday Schedule.

I think it has something to do with the 5 game guarantee (and triple elimination bracket) for a small number of teams? I don't think an App like "quick scores" as one example can work with the extra games in that bracket? I'm not an I.T. person but you'd think somebody could make that work?

Maybe it would be better to play 3 seeding games to start and go straight to the double elimination for all??? But I'd also say Maybe I wouldn't want to do that / because on days when its 95/100+ degrees, why play an extra game and risk fatigue or injury if you don't have to?


July 31, 2021
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Senior World Series Columbus Indiana

Just wanted to say thanks to Amy Jackson and Michael Caldwell for a very, very well run tournament last weekend in Indiana. Fields were in great shape, weather cooperated, umpires we had for our games were excellent. Also a shout out to SSUSA staff for helping them out as needed.

Thanks GK

CPOA Cleveland/Northern Ohio Printing 60AAA
July 2, 2021
17Black
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: just wondering the rule

Different Association, similar story. I have always "exchanged" game balls with the coach in front of the umpire before the coin flip at tourneys. One time I didn't.

Last Year on the last day of a tourney, the pitcher from opposing team comes up to me and tells me he is pitching & if he could have the game ball, about five minutes before the coin flip. I didn't think much of it so gave him a game ball. I go out to coach 3rd & our lead off hitter hits a foul ball down the line............ sounded weird, left fielder threw it to the 3rd baseman, off line right to me...........it wasn't the game ball at all. It was a used piece of mush. I called it out to the ump and opposing pitcher immediately. "Ump" didn't/ wouldn't do anything. But I told our batter to stay out of the box and asked where the game ball was?? The Pitcher I gave it to, played dumb for a minute, but he gave it to a girl in the stands who put it in her purse........... she threw it back and in and said it was "her bad".......guy to me should have been "Ejected" in my opinion

I don't know how many other teams (or individuals) do this, but keep your eyes open. Some people always looking for an illegal advantage.
May 15, 2021
17Black
Topic: Bats
Discussion: are there significant difference in 1.20 bats

I know the "neighborhood league" in the Villages FL provides a 1.20 bat that's all the same and just different weights to choose from (or at least they used to) for equal playing field due to different skill levels on a team.

But the competitive leagues there, still use all the regular senior bats
May 15, 2021
17Black
Topic: Bats
Discussion: UTRIP -senior ?

That being said you CANNOT likely use a senior 1.21 bat in a sanctioned USSSA/GSL/ASA or other league unless that league has over ride rules or gives approval.

I play in a local GSL senior (Over 50) league where everybody has to use a USSSA stamped 1.20 bat but you can have an exception if age 65 or older & can use a senior bat.
May 15, 2021
17Black
Topic: Bats
Discussion: UTRIP -senior ?

I am "pretty sure" like the TV commercial.... you can use USSSA or ASA stamped bats in senior softball if you so choose.

They should all have 1.20 stamps on them--------bats have to be 1.21 or less,

Most senior bats I know of are 1.21
Oct. 23, 2020
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2021 Tournament of Champions TOC

Dave glad I could make your day!

Thank You for clarity on the proper rules!
Oct. 22, 2020
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2021 Tournament of Champions TOC

Thank You Dave I am 2 for 2 on assumptions today :) !!

I rarely even hit 2 for 2 anymore :(
Oct. 22, 2020
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Team or Player Rating Question

SSUSA Staff, THANK YOU as I figured this was the case, but just wanted some clarity on the subject.

Your explanation is what I had "assumed" but wanted to get the official answer.

Keep up the good work!!


Oct. 22, 2020
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2021 Tournament of Champions TOC

Our Team Qualified by winning a TOC event in 2020 as a 55

Our Team has since moved on to 60 for 2021

I assume we have to play with our 2020 (55) roster we qualified with, should we choose to go??

Is there a listing somewhere, of all the teams that have qualified so far, to play TOC in 2021

THX
Oct. 22, 2020
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Team or Player Rating Question

Player is Age 61 and plays full time on a 60AAA team

Same player gets picked up by another team to play 50AAA

Looking at the ratings guidelines on this site

Player has a "5" rating playing 60AAA but a "7" rating playing 50AAA

does playing on the Age 50 team with a higher rating of (+2) hurt him (or his team) for playing in his own age group????
Aug. 4, 2020
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Senior Worlds Columbus Indiana

Anybody know 60 Major results?

Aug. 3, 2020
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Senior Worlds Columbus Indiana

QPG25 Congrats.

ISA doesn't update their website often.

(We) CPOA Cleveland/NOP won 55AAA Saturday night "in a monsoon" Best out of 3 in two games.

Dave/SSUSA thank you for assisting ISA with the brackets.

Very well run event under weather and Covid conditions
Aug. 3, 2020
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Senior Worlds Columbus Indiana

Results in All Age Divisions from this weekend?


July 4, 2020
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Senior Worlds Columbus Indiana

Yikes, much to my surprise, we went to enter this tournament a few days ago and found out they are at full capacity. only 42 teams now due to losing Shelbyville & Dunn as field sites. We got put on waiting list. I sent entry fee via paypal and keeping fingers crossed.
June 23, 2020
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Senior Worlds Columbus Indiana

Thanks Nancy, I have No reason to fib on a softball message board :)

Maybe about the 410 foot home run that really went 301 with a 45 MPH tailwind ????
June 23, 2020
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Senior Worlds Columbus Indiana

Tim No shot taken, thanks. We will play games at anytime, anywhere, but certainly you can understand teams not wanting to driver 40 minutes one way 80 minutes round trip to a field if it can be avoided (over three days)

I emailed the 3 folks at ISA on your tournament link

One of them emailed me back stating " We will not be playing in Shelbyville as they seem to have double booked"

^^^^ if true we will get entry fee in and look for rooms in Columbus and hope for the best ^^^^


June 23, 2020
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Senior Worlds Columbus Indiana

A gentleman from ISA just emailed me and said he doesn't think any games are going to be in Shelbyville, as the complex appears to be "Double Booked" at this time ????

Dave I believe your last post didn't completely print?
June 23, 2020
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Senior Worlds Columbus Indiana

Nancy, Thank You YES that is my point, don't want to find out we play in Shelbyville 2 days and have to go to Columbus the last day or visa versa.

5pm and 6:30 championship games is also going to be a struggle for the teams that need to get back to other states and work Monday Morning. Id hate to get done at 8pm, drive six hours home, and be back at work at 6AM, which is another reason to just play at one site or the other.

any Rain Delay can get the entire tourney backed up too.

With Social Distance Guidelines, I would hope an entire division can just play at one site or the other, not both.

We are just happy to play at this point, since the first three months of our season wiped off the books.
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