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Real name:
Gary Kadow CPOA Cleveland

Location:
Mentor, OH

Division:
Men's 55

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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.
June 15, 2020
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Senior Worlds Columbus Indiana

Thank You to All.

I did not know about Jerry Jacksons passing. I had met him several times over the years.

Nancy, thank you, the 40 minute one way drive is indeed why I am inquiring.

If we pick the wrong town to get motel rooms we have 80 minutes round trip drives to the fields, and in the past we have been to tourneys where, especially on Saturdays, you could play at 8am/ 2pm /7pm as an example.

I will contact Amy Jackson as we move closer to tourney time. Hopefully the tourney season cancellations are behind us now ????

We travel all around the USA for tourneys each year, for some reason the motel room rates in Edinburgh (in general) are higher than everywhere we go including Florida/Vegas/Myrtle Beach or other.
June 13, 2020
17Black
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Senior Worlds Columbus Indiana

Checking Status on this event this year? I know its ISA but I believe SSUSA assists?

Looks like if this is a "Go" that there are two sites this year, Columbus and Shelbyville.

Probably too early to tell, what divisions are playing where? We want to start shopping for motels ASAP, would prefer to not stay 25 miles away from where we are playing.

We play 55AAA, I also "assume" teams would play in either Columbus or Shelbyville, and not be shuttling back and forth between complexes/or days of the weekend?

Looking forward to something since our entire tourney schedules for April/May/June has been wiped out by the virus.

Thx
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