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, Oct. 2, 2017
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Las Vagas

Any info on any players that got caught up in the chaos in Vegas?
I have talked to a few from TN and they are ok.
I hope everyone else is too
Brett
, Sept. 27, 2017
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: change tie breakers.. lets hear your thoughts

I never looked at it that way (you make sense)
Glad you showed me that side of it
I will take back my opinion
Thanks
Brett
, Sept. 27, 2017
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: change tie breakers.. lets hear your thoughts

I think the tie breaker format needs to be changed.
The first tie breaker should be run differential, not runs allowed.
I teams that goes 1-1 with scores of 29-28 and 25-28 (54 runs given up) would be lower than a team that goes 1-1 with scores 15-1 and 9-10 (24 runs given up)
I think the team that lost by 1 and won by 3 should have the higher seed.
The other team lost by 14 and won by 1.
This would be an easy change next year if the players want it.
It should be how close the games are, not how many runs you give up.
Let me know your thoughts.
Thanks
Brett
, Sept. 27, 2017
coop3636
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Tournament seedings

Lonz00, that's a good point
Here is another idea
Just play a true 3 game wrap around tournament (3 game guarantee)
Lower the entry fees and make ALL the games count

, Sept. 26, 2017
coop3636
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Bad experience for a Class Tournament - Worlds

The main thing here is to have TWO umpires on all games in the BIGGEST tournament of the year.
There were MANY calls that were wrong because there was only one umpire.(in our games and many others)
In this case, at least one umpire would have seen the runner slide across the plate
Maybe in the RR games, one umpire is ok, but NEVER in brackets games.
Sat games are just as important as Sunday games (where we have 2 umps)
I asked the director why and his answer was "its a financial decision"
My answer to that was "Don't make so much money, put it back into the game"
I watched the play at home where he slid in, he should have been called out, PERIOD.
IMO, I think that's a crazy rule, if you slide, so what, you are not sliding into anybody so why make it illegal? Make the game fun again.
just my 2 cents worth.
Brett Cooper
, Sept. 5, 2017
coop3636
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: effect of interference call by umpire

BJ
If senior softball has changed the rule, the umpires don't know it has been changed. (SSUSA)
It happened to us in Birmingham this year and we were told no throw, no interference.

And for a judgment call for the player going home (I forgot it isn't a tag play,) the runner from first would have to come across the bag at 2nd to interfere.. I guess it could happen, but if it did, that would be a easy call.. I still say there must be a throw. just my 2 cents

Thanks for the info.
, Sept. 5, 2017
coop3636
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: effect of interference call by umpire

#1.. there ALWAYS has to be a throw to call interference. (you as an umpire can never assume there was going to be a throw)
I tell my SS he HAS to throw the ball, even if it is a soft throw so he doesn't hurt the player)

#2 (if interference is called, the throw would have to be going to first for the runner from first to be in the way)It will always be the batter runner that will be called out. another reason is that the runner at third is not a force out.
, Aug. 15, 2017
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: need to fill in players for this weeekend in Chattanooga for 55 team (Aug 18-20)

still need one player
, Aug. 14, 2017
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: need to fill in players for this weeekend in Chattanooga for 55 team (Aug 18-20)

We had some emergencies / injuries come up and we need two players for THIS weekend in Chattanooga, TN
We play our first game on Friday at 530 pm (Aug 18)
You must border TN
It will be the ISSA pic-o-dixie
We play in the 55 AAA division (but can add 2 major players if needed)
Please contact me if you can play

TN Connection 55
Brett Cooper
901-488-9369
coop3636@comcast.net
, Aug. 6, 2017
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Birmingham tourney? PLEASE explain

Dave
You did a good thing, no one is saying different.
As yes the saying is true
" you can't please everyone"
CYA in Bham
Brett
, Aug. 6, 2017
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Birmingham tourney? PLEASE explain

Bruce
I saw that.
I don't know why they didn't change your group to Thursday and Friday? (now they have an empty day on Friday)
I didn't ask about that, I just ASSUMED all the dates would move forward one day.
CYA in Bham
Brett

, Aug. 4, 2017
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Birmingham tourney? PLEASE explain

Dave
We will be there either way....
(1) just because it has been published for over 7 months, that has no bearing on the situation
(2) If the players already have NON REFUNDABLE hotel rooms, they will be staying Friday and Sat anyway.

I have already changed our hotel reservations, just let me know so I can get my guys to change their days off again (if you change it again)

Either way.....

CYA in Birmingham

Brett Cooper
TN Connection 55


, Aug. 3, 2017
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Birmingham tourney? PLEASE explain

TO SSUSA
WHY would you have a 2 day tournament on Friday and Saturday instead of Saturday and Sunday?
Most 50 and 55 yr old players still work for a living.
If it needs to be a 3 day tournament, I can understand, but its NOT!!
We have 3 teams in our bracket and have to miss a day of work to play on Friday.
Please give me a good reason that you made this decision.
Brett Cooper


, Aug. 3, 2017
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Teams in Birmingham?

Who all is going to Birmingham, AL (Aug 11-13)
TN Connection 55 will be there.

TO SSUSA, can you put out a list?
, July 4, 2017
coop3636
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 55 yr old very good player

Zeets
Where are you located?
Call me
901-488-9369
Brett

We play out of TN
, July 4, 2017
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Team ratings

TN Connection 55 is also waiting for a decision.
(It's an easy one).
IS there another time line set to make the changes?
SPA and ISSA have already dropped us to AAA
We are just waiting for SSUSA
We plan on coming to Birmingham and Vegas.
Thanks in advance
Brett
, June 24, 2017
coop3636
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 55 yo outfielder from AR looking to join 55+ Team in Midwest Championships

Hey Larry
Call me
901-488-9369
TN Connection 55

Brett
coop3636@comcast.net
, June 14, 2017
coop3636
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Line drive hits base

Azcard.. once the balls hits first or third.. it is a fair ball..

BJ.. Is that true? The mat is in fair territory? (its not between the lines)

, June 14, 2017
coop3636
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Line drive hits base

Line drive that hits first or third and then goes foul is a FAIR ball
Home plate is in fair territory, if it hits the plate and goes in foul territory, it is a foul ball (unless it goes in foul territory after it passes first or third.
Coop3636
, May 29, 2017
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: make the call

Hey Titan
If I am umpiring (which I did for many years)
If the coach moves out of the coach's box and runs into a fielder trying to catch a ball, its an out.
if the coach stays put in the coach's box and is in the way of the fielder, its not an out. (he has the right to stay put.
Its like a batter standing in the batters box of a pop up to the catcher, there is no interference.
Just my opinion.
If you can find it written differently in the rule book, please let me know
Brett
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