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March 1, 2014
cal50
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SCSSA 1st Annual Wounded Warrior Project Benifit Tournament - Mach 8-9 Hemet, CA

Looking over the attached financial records

http://www.woundedwarriorproject.org/mission/financials.aspx

Bill O'Reilly is listed as donating 1,000,000 +


Jan. 15, 2014
cal50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Is Pitching Mask mandatory

In 2004 ranking was by money paid to play among other things. Woody is Justin Atwood.

The examples I gave were all young players at the top of their game pitchers. Accidents happen, it is a small price to pay to avoid serious injury.


Jan. 15, 2014
cal50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Is Pitching Mask mandatory

Woody in 2004 was ranked #2 pitcher in the nation. He was offered 24,000 to sit for the team that had the #1 ranked pitcher. They didn't want to bat against him. There were 3 super major teams that year including B & J Kluever Snap On who Woody pitches for.

Woody has said many times that if a pitcher wanted to go after you, you would not have time to get out of the way. Every pitch, he is back several steps and ready to field. I hardly think as Skeptical put it that he lacks in defensive ability.

Take a look at this picture a friend of mine playing C ball in Phoenix, I think in 2001. Link at http://www.clubteams.org/hit.htm

I played a couple of NSA tournaments with a player who pitched conference this past year, Dan Bean. He showed me the bruise on the side of his face and shoulder where a ball hit his mask. That happened to be the first time he wore a mask, he said he would never pitch without one again.

I think the mask rule is a good idea.

Saying that someone's lacks confidence in his ability is one of the silliest comments I have heard on here.
Dec. 20, 2013
cal50
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1 up rule

Staff,
Was there a discussion at the rules committee to change from DBO to a 1 up rule on home runs limits?

Did anyone bring up about having 11 fielders at all times? Most teams, if not all teams bring plenty of players.

These 2 may be the best of both worlds, giving some protection to the pitcher and allowing for more home runs when both teams hit them.
Nov. 9, 2013
cal50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rules question. Happened at Huntsman

Thanks for the answer Stick. Really sorry to hear about your short stop.
Nov. 8, 2013
cal50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rules question. Happened at Huntsman

I would be curious how the rule is to be interpreted "past the infielder"? Does it mean it has to be further in the field than the fielder is standing? Or that it is past them, they have no chance to make the play?
Oct. 26, 2013
cal50
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Suspensions

This was not a SSUSA tournament, but we played in a tournament a couple of months ago, the sun was so bad in the morning, I bet there were over 15 strike outs swinging. All the director had to do was move the game back 1/2 hour or so. If the sun had been facing the other way, defenders in the wrong spot with the sun, would have no chance to defend themselves. I agree jrd231, use common sense.
Oct. 18, 2013
cal50
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Suspensions

Sparky, I couldn't disagree with you more. Have you even read some of the responses Dave Dowell has made about the thought process that goes into setting up the national tournament? I have had disagreements with Dave in the past, but I think for you to say that there is no regard to the players, fans and sponsors is simply wrong and far from the truth.

I also think you are completely wrong about the mentioned incidence with the 40's being a reflection on the entire senior softball format. I play in 7 or 8 senior tournaments a year and rarely if ever see poor sportsmanship.

Sure there are room for improvements, but overall Senior Softball does a very good job.

Oct. 17, 2013
cal50
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How did SSUSA decide which Division had teams shorted to four gg?

480 teams! Has there ever been a tournament this big in any association? There may have been a few things that were not perfect but I believe it was incredibly well run event.
Sept. 25, 2013
cal50
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 50+ Player looking for team going to the Illinois Sen. Olym., Sep. 28-29, 2013

Steelman,
RIK56 plays 55 Major, a few years back he won the MVP when his team finished first in the 50 Major nationals. He pitches.
Sept. 25, 2013
cal50
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New for Vegas

Fabe,
I do remember you saying that about the 50 major. I will also be playing in the 50 major the following weekend. We have two 50 Caliber teams, 1 in the 55 and 1 in the 50, I will be there both weekends.
Dave
Sept. 24, 2013
cal50
Topic: Bats
Discussion: New for Vegas

Fabe,
I will have a new one with me. I will use it during the tournament and you are welcome to swing it. Let me know when you are playing and are hitting, I will show up to see if you want to swing it. I play for 50 Caliber, we play at 7:30 and 10:30 for the seeding games at Desert Breeze Park.

Dave
Sept. 14, 2013
cal50
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Vegas Tournament 50's

Staff, Regarding the 50 divisions
I see there are 10 - AA teams, 47 - AAA teams, 39 Major Teams and 11 Major Plus teams, but I see Team Cuba on the list and not in the ratings page, what level are they?
Aug. 21, 2013
cal50
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Another You Make The Call

A former major league umpire told me he thought he would be safe, but he was not certain. I would think he would be safe as he has already scored, but have not seen anything official on it.
Aug. 21, 2013
cal50
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Another You Make The Call

High fly ball to shallow left with 1 out. Runner on 3rd thinks their are 2 outs, he runs home tags the plate, teammates telling him to go back only 1 out. He heads back to 3rd, left fielder does not make the catch, drops the ball....runner headed back to 3rd then turns around to go back home and is thrown out at home. Does the run count because he has already touched home?
Aug. 9, 2013
cal50
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Senior Boombah Bats

If it is the same senior bat they had on sale a year ago, is not even a good practice bat, complete dud.
Aug. 8, 2013
cal50
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: St.Louis Sept. 6,7,8

usssa
Aug. 7, 2013
cal50
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 50 yrs old team in Dallas

Do a search on him and it is pretty impressive. I see he also worked for Houdini for 33 years.
Aug. 7, 2013
cal50
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Cheap Bats

Read some of the descriptions, written in very poor English. I would stay away from it.
July 29, 2013
cal50
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Columbia Missouri Classic

I am on the 50 group, just found out that there are 6 in the 50 major and it is a straight round robin. It doesn't even seem like a tournament with no bracket play.
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