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, Aug. 12, 2017
cyborg45
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 75+ age rule question for 2018

I didn't see for "2018 season". Good to know what's up for this coming season. Just my luck, I will turn 73 next year and we've been rolled out. I thought that might happen.
, Aug. 12, 2017
cyborg45
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 75+ age rule question for 2018

I think the rule changed just this year I think you can have 7 underage players. 3-73 year olds and 4-74 olds on a 75 roster. SSUSA is trying to strengthen the older age groups. They also are going to look at it at the end of the season and possibly roll down the 73 year age group. I haven't seen anyone advantage of this new rule. However, that could really change next year. You will find that rule being very much used, especially if the 73 year olds are left intact.
, Aug. 10, 2017
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: shaved bats

James, so what were your findings?

, Aug. 1, 2017
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Older Miken U2

I bought the original in 2003. It has a smooth end cap. It does not have a production date underneath the tape. All it has is a big "check mark". No 1.20 oval or ASA stamp. Hottest bat ever. As a side note, if you returned the bat after it was banned, they would take off the clear coat, ( I guess for id purposes) and return it along with a new U2. Which promptly got banned about 3 months later.
, July 20, 2017
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: weight training

I work out as heavy as I can year round. Here in Florida, we can play pretty much year round. So my weight training fits in between the leagues and the pick up games. In order to maintain some power, which has drastically gone down after age 71, I prefer to lift as heavy as I can during the year.
, May 26, 2017
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Batting Practice at Golden Egle

Dave, some of the hotels give you a "free drink coupon" just for staying there. I'm rather surprised, as much as you probably travel, that you have not run into this. 1st drink on the house. Cheers.
, May 24, 2017
cyborg45
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Start-up Team

Not sure you have a choice in this matter. As far as I know, all new teams start at the AAA level. After several tournaments, a review will be conducted. If you won all 3 tournaments, playing other AAA teams, and by a margin of 5+ runs, you may be moved up. If the reverse happens, you may be moved down.I suppose you could ask to be placed in Major or Major+ from the outset, especially if you have players rated as such. But most new teams start at the AAA level.
, May 15, 2017
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reno

Thanks for the quick update.
We're in session 2. I'm guessing the end of the week. Keeps me from checking the board every hour.
, May 15, 2017
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reno

Dave, any idea when the brackets and fields will be posted?
, May 12, 2017
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: reclass

You would have to petition the SSUSA home office. As a general rule, the classification of the last team that you played with will be your personal classification for 2 years. Please realize that if you do not play for those 2 years, the classification will still hold past that particular date.
Also, you can play 1 classification down in the same age group if you are 1 of 3 players in that upper classification. For instance, a 60 AAA team can have 3 major rated players on their roster. The home office is very strict on personal reclassification. Unless you have some extenuating circumstances, you have almost no chance. The other option is to get a medical waiver. Good luck

, May 8, 2017
cyborg45
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Vegas Info Help

Haven't stayed at Charlie's or Boulder Station. Stayed at Eastside Cannery and Sam's Town several times each. Both are very good. Rather prefer Sam's because of the large open "canyon area with the waterfall". The light and fountain shows at that same location are an added plus.
, Feb. 16, 2017
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: REPAIRING BROKEN BATS

I tried repairing 2 Big Cats with marine epoxy resin. Cracked alongside the repair spot in the next round of batting practice. So, fennellwig is right, in my experience it can't be repaired.
, Jan. 14, 2017
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: RECLASSIFYING A TEAM/AND OR PLAYERS

I think swing is correct for this discussion. For sake of illustration , if you are a player that has played on a Major Plus rated team, you carry that personal rating with you for 2 years. If you do not play in a SSUSA tournament during that time, you could still be rated Major Plus beyond that time period. If you play Major during that time period, you will be rated Major beginning anew the following season. The only way to get rerated during this time period, is to get a medical exemption. As a team, SSUSA usually gives you 3 tournaments. The results will determine your correct classification. If you lost most of your games by 5 runs or more, to teams in your same classification, you "might" have a chance of being rerated.
, Jan. 5, 2017
cyborg45
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: New age eligibilty rules for 75s and 80s - Reactions?

As a means of clarification, it looks as if teams in these age groups are limited to 7 younger players, ie. 7, 73 and 74 players for a 75 team. Can it be a mix of these ages? For instance, 6 73's and 1 74? What about player ratings? Could a Major plus 70 player, join a 75 AAA team?
, Oct. 26, 2016
cyborg45
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Miken Ultra II vs Dudley Lightning

I have both. The performance of both is very similar. I have the smaller barrel Dudley. I do find the sweet spot is a little smaller with this model Dudley as compared with the Cat. The larger 13 Dudley could be another story. I take batting practice with the Dudley, but use the Cat in the game. Can't tell you at this time would be more durable. I went through 2 2015 " Cats" last year. Bats to me are just a cost of doing business. Some of us spend about 10 grand, or so, a year on tournaments, so $400 on 2 bats a year is a small part of the equation.
, Aug. 7, 2016
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ratings

The rating of any one, or more, particular teams can be changed at any time. There are automatic rating periods in December and June. However, when circumstances dictate, a change in rating can occur at any time. When we won our third straight in April of last year, we were automatically bumped to 70 major plus for Reno. Well ahead of the June rating period.
, July 11, 2016
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Dalton and Vegas

Looking for team that needs a good hitter for Dalton and/or Vegas. Rated 70 Major for SPA, 70 Major Plus for SSUSA. Live in Florida. First and Catch, or EH for the right team. Ron 316-6559648. rrkemmerer@gmail.com
, June 21, 2016
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reminder

Funny post!
, June 15, 2016
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NFL star's dad develops BIG Power..Ron McCoy..Swing Makeover #40

I sure wish that was possible to put a hot link to these videos. The link to type in is longer than the Gettysburg address.
, June 14, 2016
cyborg45
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: My son Tim

Alan, prayers for you and your family.

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