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Real name:
curt snow

Location:
west warren, MA

Division:
Men's 60

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, Aug. 17, 2016
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Retirement Ceremony?

does throwing bat & shoes in a trash can after going 1/18 @ Worlds ( & never playing again) count?
, July 14, 2016
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Northeast Championships Session Two Results

thanks for ordering the rain on saturday, it helped the field conditions. Could have turned the heat down a little too. great response time here also.

, July 14, 2016
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: oddities @ tournament

dave- tourney director was called, but while discussing the first situation, I, as manager for offended team agreed with umpire's ultimate decision to allow runner to re-enter & ( to the chagrin of my own players)continue game. short time later it was announced that runner should have been out( can't run twice) by director- which completed my fall from grace! second scenario was by an umpire of very early years, who responded to the question " where's 5" with the comment " who cares?" Third was experienced ump in AA game. both teams accepted his decision. Thanks for clarification on all.
, July 13, 2016
curty
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Is there a penalty for batter not releasing the bat after reaching 1st base?

I believe USSSA instituted a rule covering this a few years back as it was considered a possible / potential injury situation. Not sure of where to find it in their book, though
, July 13, 2016
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: oddities @ tournament

first: player 1 runs for a batter (b8) as a courtesy runner at the beginning of an inning. At his turn at bat (b1), later in the inning, a pinch hitter replaces him in the line up. Ph gets a single. b1 then re-enters the game, replaceing ph @ first base. We're still discussing this 3 days later!! My thought is that this involved 2 different scenarios, both executed properly- courtesy runner once, re-entry legally. Anybody? Dave?
second: 2 runners attempting score ( inside the park homer situation) and are about 3 feet apart as throw comes to the plate- beating both runners who have crossed the commitment line. Front runner ruled out, Rear runner returns to 3b & was deemed safe there.. no argument or discussion followed! My thought was double play. Anybody, again?
third: runner caught in rundown between home and third. After crossing commitment line as he is chased down, third baseman applies slap tag resulting in stumbling falling runner "sliding" head first to home plate. He touched the plate at the end of his dive. Ruling was safe from tag but out because he entered batters box & slide @ home. I think play should have been ruled dead @ tag beyond commitment line. 0nce again ???,
Each of theses happened at a recent tourney

, June 28, 2016
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: throwing a bat

looking for rule info on a thrown bat incident. I ejected a player when he threw his bat over an 8'high fence into the dug out area. Discussion ensued as to what rule was being enforced. My position is unsportsman conduct (dangerous) and I considered the incident as possibly causeing injury- to players (on his own team) or spectators sitting nearby. While it was not done in anger the result could have been the same! Would like to be able to solidify my position, but can't seem to find it in the book.
, June 7, 2016
curty
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: would like an explanation

paco- I wear braces on both knees, turned 67 this year, and limited in playing time, but still attend every tourney my team goes to (60M). Why do you think this is so? Because I love my " guys" like family. We have been playing together since the boys were 50 yr olds ( me @60), longer for some. We rarely have attitude problems & if we do I'm the cause because I know we are capable of playing & winning @ the upper level. As a former tourney director/league director the most common complaint- which you also expound- is that "we" are not able to compete at upper level(we want to be assured that we can win) Also, recently witnessed another association tourney @ which 2 teams dominated against the rest of the division, only to hear a multitude of complaints that those teams" don't belong in this division." Would you have the rest of the field drop down? I believe the classification system should/could be improved, but allowing better teams to dominate IS NOT the answer. That's my reasoning to support SSUSA. I don't worry what other teams are doing, only what my team does. Winning at the lower level was much easier, almost assured. But we are not willing to break up because of a move up. See ya on the field-- hope to meet soon, & continue this discussion?

, June 4, 2016
curty
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: would like an explanation

two points I see here: self evaluation= we are not dominating at our current level so we need to be re-evaluated down. And, he's our buddy, no matter how good he is, so we should be able to have him on our roster & stay at lower level. Both cases are self serving. SSUSA tries very hard to protect lower division teams which is why there are so many lower division teams! My team- Hannington's, from Mass. was moved to M after a good season. Many of our guys felt we couldn't compete-UNTIL WE PLAYED! Winning easily @ local level was not a challenge, now we must play harder. Step up people, and we will have more teams at upper levels. USSSA & ASA did & still do not protect those lower divisions and look where they are.
, April 4, 2016
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: same team playing in two different age groups

if a team is rated AAA & they age up, they will be allowed to move down in rating?
, Jan. 14, 2016
curty
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: northeast (ma.) new 65 team

new 65+ team forming, need players. may play Major, looking to play 4-5 national events, Inc: Loudon,Va., Syracuse,N.Y., Raleigh, N.C., Las Vegas,Nv., & T.O.C. reply here or call Curt @ 774 200 6907.

, Nov. 20, 2015
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: First time for everything

had a line drive deflect off our pitchers shoulder ( lost it in the mask) to be caught in the air by our shortstop @ Winter Worlds a couple weeks ago.

, Oct. 20, 2015
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why is this rule not enforced??

any umpire that "waives" a rule for any reason, or fails to enforce a rule should not be on the field. What if both teams agree to not use the foul lines? And this can go anywhere. I have umped for over 35 years, in 4 associations, and I would be very uncomfortable with teams telling me what rules they will play by.
, Oct. 4, 2015
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: international pacific rim tourney

On the plane home, met up with teammate Mel Stinnett- recently married- that missed the International banquet while in the emergency room with a kidney stone shortly after playing!! Now that's tough luck! Had an absolutely marvelous time coaching the USA White team despite the 5th place finish. My bad. Big shout out to everyone involved, from Ross (needs to smile more) to each of the wonderful people from my team. The whole deal was amazing. Thanks to SSUSA for including me. Super banquet, marvelous entertainment,outstanding players from all teams. I would appreciate any pic's/ info/ input sent to me @ 774 200 6907 or curt_01092@yahoo.com.
, Sept. 25, 2015
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: condolences

heart felt condolences to Larry Berra- New Jersey Masters, on the passing of his father.Yogi was an inspiration to many of our generation as well as one of my personal hero's. From me & all of us @ Hannington's/baystate bombers,we wish you & yours the best going forward. Curt Snow

, Aug. 18, 2015
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Favorite Baseball Movie

all good, my vote goes to League of their own. Having met 4 of the original players @ World tourney @ Phoenix several years ago, they now hold a special place for me personally. Besides one of the best & most often used lines-- "there's no crying in baseball" ( softball)
, July 15, 2015
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 66 yr old looking

can't even get a snowbird for Tx! can't get theya from heya.
, July 14, 2015
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 66 yr old looking

66 , looking for 65AAA going to Vegas for worlds. Currently 60M, will b there for the duration of tourney. live in mass, limited positions due to bad knees, can't do outfield. Willing to sub. have others interested also, not enough to field a team.
, June 18, 2015
curty
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: courtesy runner

same general situation:runner slides into second, time is called, he needs attention for torn pants, goes to dug out for repair. Out? While not quite the same, the rule should be interpreted the same. Coyrtesy runner is in the game when he touches the base. As this did not occur-- and ball was dead therefore no offense or defensive play can be made, NO CALL.
, June 11, 2015
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: ladies tourney

@ Palmer,ma. july 25,2015. Age didvisions= 35+,40+,50+,55+,60+. $100/ pay umps @ field. making arrangements for motel @ Sturbridge, Ma.( under $50/nite) Will try for 3gg, dependent on teams per division. Call/ contact Curty @ 774 200 6907 or curt_01092@yahoo.com. SSUSA rules. Roster subject to age verification.
, June 11, 2015
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: ladies - Palmer, mass. ( Crossroads) will be hosting a ladies recreational tourney

we will have 35+,40+,50+, 55+,60+ divisions available, depending on entry's. $100/ team & pay umps @ field. One day- july 25, 2015. We'll try to have 3 gg min. SSUSA rules. Rosters subject to age verification. Contact Curty @ 774 200 6907. making hotel deal @ Sturbridge, Ma. prices to come soon( under $50.00/nite)
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