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Aug. 28, 2013
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: So, you don't wear pitching protective gear!!

If your a manager and have a pitcher that takes a blood thinner,i.e. coumadine or other. You should make it mandatory that he wear headgear. Any ball to the face or head is bad but combined with that medication is far worse.

Aug. 7, 2013
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking for a team in SoCal

Hi Ray
Give people a way to contact you...also when do you turn 60 ?
July 5, 2012
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: looking for a team

Hi Texan
Need a phone number you can be contacted at.
Dec. 10, 2011
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: JAN. 2012 HELP

Menifee's latest count for Jan. 7,8th 60aaa and 60 M stand at 8 teams.
Sept. 27, 2011
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Largely attended tourney's

HO ,thanks
CW as well
Sept. 26, 2011
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Largely attended tourney's

Other than Spa Nationals,what are the consistently large tourney's in the east and midwest?
Our team would like to plan on attending one in 2012.

Aug. 31, 2011
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA World Masters

Any teams planning on going to Vegas Sept.23,24,25. 55's all divisions and 60's AA & AAA , if so what age and division.
I understand most games will be in Henderson.
March 16, 2011
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Laughlin

The fields are not very good. Rotary pk. has very short cut infields,most infielders play on grass. Outfields look like soccer is played on it and not much water on it. Fovargue pk is better of the two. Enjoy the parking lot there.
Kingman might have better fields, have not seen them for years.
Dec. 15, 2010
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Game length

There are 2 leagues that I know of here in So Calif that play 2 innings in a row. 7th, one only, of course. Once you get used to it, it's great. No more pitcher warming up or outfielders running or walking out to position every inning. We are able to play 2, 7 inning games in 2 hrs. If it's all about playing time then this is a good way to get it.
July 22, 2010
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: NASCS WorldSeries

Nascs web site has posted Palm Springs Ca. as the location and dates 9-26 thru 10-3.
Not sure which ages on which dates.
Curious,which teams are going ?
Feb. 26, 2010
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Tournament winnings......????????

Due you remember when you started in Senior softball ? I was told '5 game guarantee', I thought, wow! that's great. The young guys in our area pay that much for double elimination tourney's. My guess is if you wanted a 2 game guarantee, you'd get awards. Most players want to play more games instead of awards. We also get longer games than than they do.
When they charge $450 + there making money.

Nov. 14, 2009
Topic: Tournaments

I agree that it will make DP's easier and give more advantage to the outfielder throwing a runner out. As to infielders deeper, 50's and some 55's may be helped but most 60's and up are playing as deep as they can get away with and still get it to 1st.I like the 70' bases, not automatic 1st to 3rd and 2nd to home on a hit.
Nov. 11, 2009
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Phantom Base Runner

Tell me the ruling. Batter reaches 1st base, asks for a runner,umpire says ok. After a few pitches, next hit is to SS,who starts his toss to 2nd and notices no runner coming to 2nd,pumps again to 1st but to late to get hitter.
New runner never took his position on 1st.
Oct. 29, 2009
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC 60 Major

SoCal Gusto will not be attending. 60 M
Oct. 8, 2009
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Search for Easton Reflex

Looking for older model Easton Reflex C-Core model # SRX100-CX 26oz or 27oz
tried e-bay no luck.

Sept. 3, 2009
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Vegas Oct.2,3,4th

Curious, who's going to Lvssa ,in the 60's.
July 21, 2009
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SALT LAKE

I think that SSUSA and SPA still conflict with each other on some major tourney's ,with neither drawing good.
Another fact is that the entry fee's to these have become unrealistic to self sponsered teams. We all love to play but after a while you have to justify money spent for what your getting in return. Try putting a figuer on how much each at bat is costing you.
We enjoy going to the big tourney's to play against teams we don't see locally.
I realize there is more enjoyment than that but playing locally gives you some of the same benifits.
Another issue is,buying your award (ie ring) if you are fortunate to win one.
June 2, 2009
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: PPR-Reno

Knowing that SSUSA monitors this board, I think giving examples of PPR interpretations by umpires may be helpful. I need to beleive that the PPR rule can some how be changed to take away most of the interpretation of the rule.
Both these examples happened in the same game.
Low ground ball w/moderate speed to pitchers glove side,pitcher makes attempt to field ball at GROUND level, ball jumps and hits him in wrist. Umpires rules dead ball out, reasoning, trying to protect himself. When I questioned how that could be, he just said "my interpretation".
Last one, hard ground ball through the box,not touched by pitcher, again ruled, dead ball out. I asked for the director and he over turned the ruling.
Umpires hate the rule, but it's on SSUSA to make sure they know it.

April 8, 2009
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Practice in the OC (orange county,ca)

Friday am in HB corner of GoldenWest and McFadden,fellow runs some hitting and fielding drills,open to all.Never been there,so don't know more than that.
Wed.and Thurs.8:30am @ ElDorado Pk on Studebaker in Long Beach,hitting and over/line,fun and organized,all ages of seniors $1.00 donation for balls and stuff.
April 3, 2009
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Mesquite Tourney

part of that judgment call is,'When a batted ball strikes the pitcher in the arm(including glove),wheather or not the ball ultimately strikes any other part of the pitcher's body,AND in the ump's judgment,the pitcher had NO opportunity to make a reasonable defensive play on the ball,the PPR applies. I've seen ump's miss this one.
Hitting up the middle isn't going away intentional or not. Suggest you invest in some gear AND pitch from rear of box.
I notice you are on the front rubber and you don't back up.
Added to that the PPR rule is not complete and everyone knows it. To not let the pitcher back(straight) out of that protective 6' box and still have the rule apply is nuts and why it can't be changed prior to next year is unresonable.
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