https://www.vspdirect.com/softball/welcome?utm_source=softball&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=partner

 
SIGN IN:   Password     »Sign up

Message board   »Message Board home    »Sign-in or register to get started

Online now: 5 members: Carl1113, Haoleboy14, Kurtybird, Mike 10, softball4b; 83 anonymous
Change topic:

Details for The real deal


Real name:

Location:
,

Division:
Men's 65

Messages posted by The real deal »Message board home   »Start a new discussion

April 11, 2022
The real deal
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rockin' Reno Hotel Reservations

I know it's early, but a lot of our guys are interested in booking hotels for Rockin' Reno. SSUSA Staff: what age groups / divisions will be playing in Carson City? Thanks.
June 5, 2021
The real deal
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Umpires Making the Right (or Wrong) Call

Runners on 1st and 2nd, one out. Batter singles to CF and the outfielder throws to 2nd base trying to force out the runner, who beats the throw by a half step. Umpire misses the call - calls the runner out at 2nd. Runner vehemently objects, but leaves the field after receiving a warning from umpire. Umpire meets with representatives from both teams to discuss the play, and both reps say he missed the call. Umpire then calls runner out a 2nd time, because he didn't think it would be fair to change his original call.

Thoughts?
Sept. 19, 2020
The real deal
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rule Change Proposal for 2021

SSUSA Staff:
How does a player make an official rule change proposal for 2021? And will the General Meeting this year be " live, in person", or via zoom?

I'd like to propose that a pitcher's screen be optional - not mandatory, for the older age groups (65's and above?). I play in 4 other leagues where the pitcher's screen is available, and there have been no injuries, and no middle wars. Over the last few years, more and more teams are making use of the screen, with no problems.

As we (I) get older, our (my) reaction time ain't what it used to be, and dressing up in full catcher's gear kinda sucks.

Any info on how / when / where to make this proposal would be helpful.
June 6, 2020
The real deal
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SoCal Championships

It would be great if SSUSA could announce official changes for this tournament (and all tournaments!) at the top of this Message Board under "Priority", so we don't have to rely on comments that may or may not be accurate.
May 8, 2020
The real deal
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reno Tournament

Yep, you guys are correct. We have a few guys that can't make this tournament because of work (short notice), and a few other guys in the "high risk" category who don't want to risk getting the virus. We're trying to figure out if we have enough guys to commit to this tournament.
May 6, 2020
The real deal
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reno Tournament

I know that SSUSA is doing everything they can to keep this tournament alive - thank you! But with the change in dates as well as the uncertainty of the virus restrictions, it probably would be best for all of us if this tournament was cancelled. Too many unknowns at this point...
May 4, 2020
The real deal
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Virus-Regulations

We all want to play - safely! But...

The whole point of social distancing or shelter in place is that we don't infect other people when we are either symptomatic or asymptomatic but contagious. So if I decide to play, am I putting at risk anyone else I come into contact with, especially my wife and elderly parents? Do they get a vote, or is that just something I have to work out in my own relationships? What about others with whom I may come into contact?

No easy answers here.

May 3, 2020
The real deal
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Any Chance for California Tournaments

NYGNYY - it's not looking real good right now. Yesterday the City of Pleasanton cancelled all league play for the rest of 2020, and will start up again in 2021. Don't know if this will affect any NCSSA tournaments that are played there.

Speaking of NCSSA, anybody know if the Sacramento Tournament (on May 16 - 17) has been cancelled? The NCSSA Board of Directors previously stated that any / all tournaments would be considered cancelled if there wasn't a 2 week notice sent out before the tournament dates. So far - no notice...
May 1, 2020
The real deal
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reno Tournament

I know that SSUSA is doing everything they can to salvage any part of the Rockiní Reno tournament - very much appreciated. But scheduling the 60ís for mid-week will put a lot of players (who still work) in a bind, especially those who havenít been able to work the last 7 weeks. Itís going to split some teams apart.

Too bad this tournament couldnít be pushed back a month or two.

April 30, 2020
The real deal
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reno Tournament

SSUSA: Usually the 60's play on weekends, to accommodate the players who still work. Have you changed your policy on this?
April 27, 2020
The real deal
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reno Tournament

SSUSA has previously stated that their next announcement regarding the cancellation of tournaments would be on or around May 1st.

For those of you who play NCSSA tournaments, we should be hearing something this week regarding the tournament in Sacramento on May 16 - 17 (the mandatory week 2 notice before automatic cancellation).
March 16, 2020
The real deal
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Corona Virus (COVID-19) ē Part II

For a little levity on this situation, check this out:
https://youtu.be/ncc77oxnx5A
March 15, 2020
The real deal
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Corona Virus (COVID-19) ē Part II

Ssusa: Please do the right thing and cancel all tournaments for the next few weeks. We all need to do our part to help "flatten the curve" of this potential outbreak. Even though we might not have symptoms, we're all potential carriers in spreading this disease to others...
March 13, 2020
The real deal
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Corona Virus (COVID-19)

Question for SSUSA:

Are players (pitchers in particular) allowed to wear the surgical gloves that doctors and dentists wear? A pitcher in our local league wears them, and the umps allow this.

March 13, 2020
The real deal
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Corona Virus (COVID-19)

Fabe: great point. Chances are that at some point during the game, every player (and umpires) will be handling the balls and potentially passing on the virus.. Perhaps we should wash our balls for 20 seconds before every pitch. (sorry guys - couldn't resist...).
March 6, 2020
The real deal
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Corona Virus (COVID-19)

From: Dr Jim Robb, Pathologist
Date: February 26, 2020 at 2:35:50 PM EST
Subject: What I am doing for the upcoming COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
Dear Colleagues, as some of you may recall, when I was a professor of pathology at the University of California San Diego, I was one of the first molecular virologists in the world to work on coronaviruses (the 1970s). I was the first to demonstrate the number of genes the virus contained. Since then, I have kept up with the coronavirus field and its multiple clinical transfers into the human population (e.g., SARS, MERS), from different animal sources.
The current projections for its expansion in the US are only probable, due to continued insufficient worldwide data, but it is most likely to be widespread in the US by mid to late March and April.
Here is what I have done and the precautions that I take and will take. These are the same precautions I currently use during our influenza seasons, except for the mask and gloves.:

1) NO HANDSHAKING! Use a fist bump, slight bow, elbow bump, etc.
2) Use ONLY your knuckle to touch light switches. elevator buttons, etc.. Lift the gasoline dispenser with a paper towel or use a disposable glove.
3) Open doors with your closed fist or hip - do not grasp the handle with your hand, unless there is no other way to open the door. Especially important on bathroom and post office/commercial doors.
4) Use disinfectant wipes at the stores when they are available, including wiping the handle and child seat in grocery carts.
5) Wash your hands with soap for 10-20 seconds and/or use a greater than 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer whenever you return home from ANY activity that involves locations where other people have been.
6) Keep a bottle of sanitizer available at each of your home's entrances. AND in your car for use after getting gas or touching other contaminated objects when you can't immediately wash your hands.
7) If possible, cough or sneeze into a disposable tissue and discard. Use your elbow only if you have to. The clothing on your elbow will contain infectious virus that can be passed on for up to a week or more!

What I have stocked in preparation for the pandemic spread to the US:
1) Latex or nitrile latex disposable gloves for use when going shopping, using the gasoline pump, and all other outside activity when you come in contact with contaminated areas.
Note: This virus is spread in large droplets by coughing and sneezing. All the surfaces where these droplets land are infectious for about a week on average - everything that is associated with infected people will be contaminated and potentially infectious. The virus is on surfaces and you will not be infected unless your unprotected face is directly coughed or sneezed upon. This virus only has cell receptors for lung cells (it only infects your lungs) The only way for the virus to infect you is through your nose or mouth via your hands or an infected cough or sneeze onto or into your nose or mouth.
2) Stock up now with disposable surgical masks and use them to prevent you from touching your nose and/or mouth (We touch our nose/mouth 90X/day without knowing it!). This is the only way this virus can infect you - it is lung-specific. The mask will not prevent the virus in a direct sneeze from getting into your nose or mouth - it is only to keep you from touching your nose or mouth.
3) Stock up now with hand sanitizers and latex/nitrile gloves (get the appropriate sizes for your family). The hand sanitizers must be alcohol-based and greater than 60% alcohol to be effective.
4) Stock up now with zinc lozenges. These lozenges have been proven to be effective in blocking coronavirus (and most other viruses) from multiplying in your throat and nasopharynx. Use as directed several times each day when you begin to feel ANY "cold-like" symptoms beginning. It is best to lie down and let the lozenge dissolve in the back of your throat and nasopharynx. Cold-Eeze lozenges is one brand available, but there are other brands available. (this has not been medically proven yet)

I, as many others do, hope that this pandemic will be reasonably contained, BUT I personally do not think it will be. Humans have never seen this snake-associated virus before and have no internal defense against it. Tremendous worldwide efforts are being made to understand the molecular and clinical virology of this virus. Unbelievable molecular knowledge about the genomics, structure, and virulence of this virus has already been achieved. BUT, there will be NO drugs or vaccines available this year to protect us or limit the infection within us. Only symptomatic support is available.
I hope these personal thoughts will be helpful during this potentially catastrophic pandemic. You are welcome to share this email. Good luck to all of us! Jim

James Robb, MD FCAP
Dec. 21, 2019
The real deal
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1 and 1 curiosity

k man, thanks for running the numbers from your scorebook - looks like your team did pretty well at your tournament.

We agree that there are probably more pitches thrown with a 0-0 count versus the 1-1 count. And if the average number of at bats per game (for both teams) is around 70, and 1 extra pitch is thrown for each at bat (in the 0-0 count), then the length of actual playing time might be reduced by 11-12 minutes. As you correctly point out, other variables such as walks, open innings, and hustling in and out between innings would tend to skew these numbers.

As a pitcher, I prefer the 1-1 count, and as a hitter I prefer the 0-0 count. But I believe that SSUSA made the right call in changing to the 1-1 count, which allows for more games to go the full 7 innings.
Dec. 19, 2019
The real deal
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1 and 1 curiosity

Ok guys, need your input on some assumptions:
Assumption 1: starting with a 0-0 count (as opposed to 1-1 count) adds approximately 1 pitch per at bat.
Assumption 2: every pitch (and return throw from catcher) takes about 10 seconds.
Assumption 3: on average, there are approximately 30 at bats per team each game (Iím not a manager with a scorebook, so this is a total guess).

If these 3 assumptions are valid (or pretty close), then we are adding 600 seconds (30 at bats x 10 seconds x 2 teams) or 10 minutes to the length of the game, which is approximately 1 full inning.

True or False?
Dec. 18, 2019
The real deal
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1 and 1 curiosity

Or a better question: Why didn't NCSSA adopt the 1-1 count that was adopted by SSUSA?
Nov. 29, 2019
The real deal
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Stride & AxeSnap Help 59 yr. old Trucker reach 88 mph exit speed. Swing makeover 121

Another great video, bogie - thanks for sharing.
Older messages »
Senior Softball-USA
Email: info@SeniorSoftball.com
Phone: (916) 326-5303
Fax: (916) 326-5304
9823 Old Winery Place, Suite 12
Sacramento, CA 95827
Senior Softball-USA is dedicated to informing and uniting the Senior Softball Players of America and the World. Senior Softball-USA sanctions tournaments and championships, registers players, writes the rulebook, publishes Senior Softball-USA News, hosts international softball tours and promotes Senior Softball throughout the world. More than 1.5 million men and women over 40 play Senior Softball in the United States today. »SSUSA History  »Privacy policy

Follow us on Facebook

Partners