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Sept. 23, 2020
Parman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Getting moved up

I know teams the WIN the Masters get automatically moved up. In an 18 team major division besides the Masters Champions would the 2nd place team automatically get moved up? 3rd place team? How many get bumped up? Thanks
July 12, 2020
Parman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Just my Opinion

"Cancellation seem to be norm". Dave, you call this statement fiction? I just went thru the 2020 Tournament list and 37 tournaments have been cancelled so far this year. Sorry, but got to disagree with you calling cancellation is the norm, "fiction". Im just hoping the cancellation list stays at 37 between now and the beginning of the 2021 season
June 24, 2020
Parman
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: since rogers isnt making

Disappointing but probably the right call but SSUSA. I know of at least a dozen or so teams in the KS-MO or greater KC area that cancelled out of this tournament.
June 22, 2020
Parman
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Tulsa

Dudley Lightning Midwest 60 Major champs.
Mayhem 2nd
Big Daddy Donuts 60 AAA champs
50 Cal- 2nd
KC Stampede 55 AAA champ
Not sure on 50s or 55 Major resuots
June 22, 2020
Parman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rogers ARK TOC (early July)

I am not a rumor spreader. What the KDHE told the citizens of Kansas is FACT. I worked 30 years for KDHE as a Scientist. Im just hoping if Kansas does not release the travel ban to Arkansas before this tournament goes that the SSUSA folks will try to find another venue. I just suggested Mid-America in Shawnee KS could be an "option" as the Midwest TOC was held there for several years and the complex has 10 fields. Carl Smith complex in Tulsa where we played this past weekend has 9 fields too. Of course these facilities may NOT be available if Rogers ARK cannot be played. I just know our team wants to play the Midwest TOC wherever it may be.
June 18, 2020
Parman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rogers ARK TOC (early July)

If you are a Kansas team, or if you are a Greater Kansas City area or Missouri team with Kansas players on your roster, this is for you. The Ks. Dept. of Health & Environment (KDHE) announced yesterday at 4 pm that ANYONE from Kansas going to Alabama, Arizona or Arkansas starting today (June 18) must quarantine for 14 days upon their return to the State. With an upcoming TOC tournament in Rogers, Ark I'm not sure how this will play out. My team has 6 players that live in Kansas and I know there are several Senior teams in the Greater KC area that have players from Kansas on their roster that plan to participate in this tournament. Personally, if this quarantine is still going on in early July I will not be playing. I cant be cooped up for 14 days and this will probably affect the Wes Weddle tournament too. Im hoping that the quarantine is only temporary and will be lifted quickly. Perhaps SSUSA has a contingency plan for this tournament if things do not change. This TOC used to be held at the Mid-America 10 field complex in Shawnee, KS. Perhaps it could be used as a last minute substitution. I worked for KDHE for 30 years so I have absolutely zero doubt they are taking this seriously.
June 11, 2020
Parman
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: schedule of game times at 60's Missouri open,june 6&7, won't ever play their again

60 Mzjor
1. Dudley Lightning Midwest
2. Louisville Aces
June 10, 2020
Parman
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: schedule of game times at 60's Missouri open,june 6&7, won't ever play their again

60AAA.
1. Big DaddysDonuts-KC
2. 50 Cal-St Louis
3. Iowa Antiques
June 8, 2020
Parman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Review of Missouri Open June 6-7

our 6 games all went 7 innings. All games were in the 20s and teens for runs scored
June 8, 2020
Parman
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: schedule of game times at 60's Missouri open,june 6&7, won't ever play their again

I'm just thankful we got to play. It rained like hell there Wed night-Thurs morning, the 65s and older didnt even get any games until 5 pm Thursday. I played on a 60+ team, we played 3 games Sat and 3 more Sunday. We were fortunate to get a high seed and did not have to play a 5 pm game Sat. Trust me the early morning games were plenty hot. In that valley where the fields are there isnt a whole lot of air flow unless its a very windy day. Overall I think the tournament director did a great job for the 1st tournament. Ive played there since 2007 and this was the hottest its ever been. A St Louis team played Sunday at 8:30, 10:00, 11:30, 1:00 and 2:30 pm on Sunday and I did not hear them complaining at all and they played 4 games on Sat. They were just glad to be playing. Many other States arent even letting players practice yet.
All the Midwest tournaments the rest of the year are going to be hot no matter what time you play- Tulsa, Rogers Ark, KC, Quad Cities, Colorado, Texas unless you play at 8,9 or 10 pm at night.
May 24, 2020
Parman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Please, a story from anyone! Anything but Corona, Corona, Corona!

yes- churches and casinos are closed but abortion clinics, marijuana stores and liquor stores are considered "essential" and are open?? Makes perfect sense doesn't it???
May 23, 2020
Parman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Please, a story from anyone! Anything but Corona, Corona, Corona!

League game from 2017. Late in the season, three teams are battling for the top spot. We play one of the teams. We are visitors and score 5 or 6 in the unlimited (last) inning to go up 13. They come up and we get the first 2 guys out. The next hitter is their weakest hitter (this past year this guy struck out swinging 3 times in a game). Our pitcher walks him, they start hitting and keep hitting, pitcher walks a couple along the way, this weak guy comes up again and hits a little dribbler along the 3rd baseline for a hit. Now we are only 4 runs up and their good hitters are coming up. And we end up losing 25-24. Knocked us into 3rd place at the end as we finished 2 games out of 1st and 1 game behind this team. We made no errors in their half inning and other than the walks they earned everything. Just goes to show even with 2 outs and nobody on, up by 13 in the last half inning, remember Yogi-"It ain't over, til its over"
May 21, 2020
Parman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Net for Pitchers

Nets became mandatory in our leagues last year. However, last year a pitcher on the team we were playing in the last game of the season in the last inning with 2 outs got hit in the mouth by a line drive because he did not get behind the screen. Broken jaw, lost 2 teeth, it was pretty bad. A screen won't protect you if you don't get behind it. As for the argument that the pitcher should be able to field all balls that hit the net, I strongly beg to differ. Yes a weak dribbler will more than likely get fielded but there are a heulluva lot smashes up the middle compared to weak dribblers. The pitcher on my team the year before took 3 off his legs during the season last year. He refused play again unless there was a screen and the league managers voted it in unanimously.
May 21, 2020
Parman
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Best changes to improve virus safety?

I know of no one/team around here that wants to pay $400-$600 to play in a 1 pitch tournament. Forget that idea please.
May 18, 2020
Parman
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Reno 60's tournament

Duke-check this out. As of today our state is in Phase 1.5. This means I cannot play a league softball game with 20 guys spread out over a diamond, nor could I go into a bowling alley and bowl 3 games but I CAN go to a gym with 100 sweaty people leaving their sweat all over the gym equipment.
Makes no sense to me at all. If we are lucky, our senior softball league MAY start up the week of June 15. My county has approx 140,000 people, and 10 days ago we had 138 total cases (not all are active, some recoveries) with 5 deaths since this lockdown started about March 15th. That is 0.00013 of the total county population. I guess I just don't understand it.
May 15, 2020
Parman
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Rock in Reno tournament

Really a shame we have people on here suffering from TDS.
July 29, 2018
Parman
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Terminology

I think going to 6-10 would solve many problems. Most everything else peaks at 10 and many umpires do both senior and non-senior ballgames. Would be a lot simpler if every association had the 10 ft limit.
Aug. 15, 2013
Parman
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Western National Championships

Aurora is a great complex. 12 wonderful fields. Don't let the 325' fences scare anybody. It's like playing on a 300' fence with the altitude. Our 55 major team played last year and had a great time but unfortunately we could not get enough to make the trip this year. Brock you are so right $$$$ talk and California has more clout than Denver.
June 2, 2013
Parman
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Major vs AAA- "Equalizer rules"- 55+ division (or all other divisions)

Taits- Thanks for your comments. I always have fun playing (way for fun than not playing) and the team had fun playing, just seems like when we match up against a 55+ AAA team, it's a real big hill to climb. Its tough for our team to do all the "big" tournaments like Reno, Dalton, Vegas, West and Midwest championships as we are self sponsored where we could match up vs. other 55+ Major teams. We try to attend 3 of the 5 every year.
June 2, 2013
Parman
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Major vs AAA- "Equalizer rules"- 55+ division (or all other divisions)

I play on a Midwestern 55+ major team and there's not too many of us around this part of the country. We have played 4 tournaments so far and in only one has there been any other 55+ major teams (and there was only one other in that tournament). We have played many 55+ AAA teams this year. I think our record vs. them is 1-8 and we were a top 8 team at Vegas last year. I understand AAA is "one step" down from Major but I think SSUSA needs to look at the "equalizer rules". Besides the AAA team getting 5 runs, the major team has to drop down to the 3 HR limit and then outs. This actually penalizes the major team "two steps" and makes it really tough to overcome when playing a team that is "one step" down. It should be one or the other, give the "one step" down team either 5 runs, or play even and use their home runs limits. The AAA team getting both "equalizer" rules really puts the major team behind the 8 ball. What do others think? Is playing down and giving up "two steps" too much of an advantage for the AAA teams?? or just about right??? I know there's some damn good AAA teams out there.
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