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, June 13, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Awards

He will be fine, he has to wait until he gets the stitches out before they can build him a bridge.
He's one tough cookie.

I do believe that the catcher /EH does play a big role in the game and therefore deserves the right to be on the all tournament team.
I do NOT think that a catcher/EH would get the MVP unless his hits won a few of the games. (Most catchers/EHs understand this)
The guys on our team really don't get to bothered either way with the all tournament team and MVP award selections. (at least not publicly)
Myself, I would rather have more team wins and less individual awards anytime.
Brett

, June 13, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hope this doesnt get taken down. Please give your opinions.

I do want to add that SSUSA is the only association that has a message board.
I have tried to get SPA and ISSA to put one on their website.
I think most of the players enjoy it.

, June 13, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hope this doesnt get taken down. Please give your opinions.

Please give your opinions

I have to give props to ISSA.
They updated the brackets (over the last weekend)all day long as the tournament was being played.
I wish SSUSA and SPA would follow suit.
In this age of technology, it is very simple to have a laptop at the fields and update the brackets with scores as soon as the games are finished.
It also give a platform for the tournament director to update weather delays, game changes, etc. (This will save a few of the many calls he gets when the weather is bad)
The person running the tournament has plenty of free time to do this.
I would also like to have all the associations post the teams that are coming to the tournament as soon as they are entered.
They might lose a team or 2 because some teams don't want to play the competition, but they might also gain a few teams when we see they are more than 2 teams in a division.
Just my 2 cents worth
I hope this message stays up so people can comment.
Brett Cooper
TN Connection 55 (# 36)

, June 13, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rule or Common Sense

I know what the rules states, but if it is the RR game, I will let the other team get a 2nd courtesy runner and tell them I will not protest it. have done it before.
If it is in a bracket game, I have to go by the rules no matter what common sense says.
Brett
, June 13, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Awards

We usually give all tournament selection based on batting average
The MVP award, we take everything into the decision.
For example: We had a guy this weekend get 5 teeth knocked out and 12 stitches in his mouth. (bad hop at first)
He played the rest of the game and then went to the ER.
He got out of the ER, and he played the 2 games on Sunday.
He batted well and if we had won the tournament, I would have given the MVP award to him.
I also do not give the MVP an all tournament shirt, I give it to the next person down the line. I spreads the wealth so to speak.

Just my 2 cents.

Brett
TN Connection 55
, June 3, 2016
coop3636
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: primetime23

What state do you live in?
If you border TN, call me
901-488-9369
Brett Cooper
, June 2, 2016
coop3636
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: would like an explanation

We can't
We were told that since we are classified in Major in SSUSA, that we would have to play major in ISSA
I would much rather play in a 10 team tourney than in a
2 team tournament.

Brett Cooper
TN Connection 55
, June 2, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Clarification please

They can play as a 55AAA team as long as ALL the ones that play are at least 55.
There is nothing from your question that would make them move up to majors.
, June 1, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: which do your prefer on a 5 game guarantee?

Tim,

I appreciate the work that goes into running a tournament (did it twice a year for 20 years)
I was not complaining about the tournament structure, I was just trying to get to clarification on how things are done.
There seems to be NO consistency in any of the tournaments. (even in the same association)
The rules and structures seem to change every tournament and sometimes changes between games.
I would be glad to discuss the particulars anytime with you, if interested.
I love the game and just try to make it better.
This can happen if each association would have all their directors try and use the same formats, rules, balls, time limits, #of umps, entry fees, awards etc.
Brett

PS.. Again, thanks for putting on the tournament.
, May 31, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: which do your prefer on a 5 game guarantee?

I would NEVER play in a senior tournament that was single elimination
The young kids play it all the time and I think it SUCKS.
Just my 2 cents.

Voodoo.. Did you know this was the format before your went or was this because of weather (still no excuse for a single elim.)
, May 31, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: which do your prefer on a 5 game guarantee?

To SSUSA staff..
here is your quote: "There are three principal reasons SSUSA adopted (in 2006) the two Round Robin into Three-Game-Guarantee Bracket (2RR/3GG) format for brackets of five or more teams"

We are playing in Gallatin, TN this weekend in the
50-55 gold division (6 teams) but is scheduled for a 3RR/2GG format.
Why do your rules say one thing and then the tournament does another>?

Thanks in advance

Coop3636
, May 28, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: which do your prefer on a 5 game guarantee?

SSUSA has a 5 game guarantee for most tournaments.
It is either a 3 game RR, then DBL elimination or
2 game RR and a 3 game wrap around
Which do you prefer and why?

I like the 2 game RR , then the 3 game wrap around.
It makes more of the games actually mean something.

Lets hear what everyone thinks

Brett cooper
, May 28, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Come try new mwsage board

I can spell, I just can't type worth a chit..lol
Mwsage= Message
, May 28, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Come try new mwsage board

http://oldguyssoftball.freeforums.net/

Come discuss anything softball.
Any association, any tournament, any bat company.
We have 90 members now, come join in and talk softball.
Its a good place to sell, buy or trade equipment.

Thanks

Brett cooper
, May 27, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Arrogance can hurt a pitcher

What is the difference of not using a screen and playing in front of it? Is it stupid to NOT use the screen if that is an option?
I don't like the screen, it hurts my defense when we play in tournaments because you get used to just "hiding" behind it.
A pitcher who covers up the middle can have a big difference in a game.
Just my 2 cents
Brett
PS. I have been pitching for close to 30 years and still love the action in the middle.
, May 16, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: any results info for Cullman Tourney?

I agree with you, put all of us in the same bracket
make it 3 hrs + one up (outs if over the limit) and PLAY BALL. We are all about the same..
I would love to have more than 2-3 teams in a bracket
FYI We average about 2 hrs a game on a good day and they make us play major because a 60 team came in 2nd in Vegas and got moved up to major plus and never played a game in that division. That's why they are playing 55, they can't play major plus.
Our average age is around 62. We have 3 65/over players.
But what can you do, show up and play.
Hope to see u at the next tournament.
Brett Cooper
TN Connection 55

PS.. I think a team should place in the top 5 in Vegas 2 years in a row before they automatically get moved up.
(This would show some sort of dominance)
We build teams to try and compete, and when you do, they move you up and most teams break up because they aren't built for the move up or there is no place to play (in the south anyway)
Just my 2 cents

CYA on the field
, May 16, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: any results info for Cullman Tourney?

COngrats to All
Welcome to 55 major, (Montgomery Swarm)..lol
, May 16, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: any results info for Cullman Tourney?

I meant Pensacola..lol
, May 16, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: any results info for Cullman Tourney?

Anyone know the results for the Cullman tourney last weekend?
, May 14, 2016
coop3636
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Can SSUSA list teams already in Gallatin?

There is no place to see who is going to the Gallatin, TN tournament
SSUSA staff, will you please list the teams already registered?
This should be done on all tournaments as the teams are entered.
We all like to be informed.
Thanks
Brett Cooper
TN Connection 55 (#36)

If I am wrong and there is a place to see the list, I apologize now.
Just let me know where to go to see it.

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