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Discussion: BAR CODE !!..........

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Nov. 22, 2006
187 posts
BAR CODE !!..........
Yep........get the Senior softballers into the 21st. century. Seems like within the past few years,it is becoming a trend for players to "skip" teams numverous times througout the year. Not only is it a problem issue with the organizations but also with the coaches and team players. Solution is to bar code each individual player for age, player classification and team affiliation. Only three weeks prior to a tournament can changes be made for the computer changes. Then all that the TD has to do is scan the player's card. If it does ot match up with the tournament roster, then the player is ineligible. NO if, ands, or buts!!. I believe with the entry fees almost skyrocketing to the $600 range, the organizations have enough start up $$$ to get this going. What do you think???
Nov. 22, 2006
31 posts
Nov. 22, 2006
Men's 50
3114 posts
Hey CAT,
I read some of your prior posts
email and all
and you have some good ideas.
I think the bar code idea is good, too.
Keep 'em comin'.
Don't worry about disrespectful jerks
like GRP.
They're losers and cowards
and not to be taken seriously.
Right, Kevin?
Nov. 22, 2006
10 posts
If you think tournament fees are expensive now, wait till you see where they go if every TD at every field has to have a lap top and a bar code reader there for this idea. Not a bad idea in the 21st century, but not one your going to see any time soon.
Nov. 22, 2006
Men's 70
267 posts
The 20th century started on January 1, 1901 and ended on December 31, 2000, according to the Gregorian calendar. In all dating systems, centuries are essentially numbered ordinally. Thus, the first century of a time frame is "The First Century" and not "Century 0". There is considerable disagreement still about whether to count the centennial year (i.e. 2000) as the first year of the 21st century or last year of the 20th century.

This confusion is documented for every centennial year from 1500 onward, and almost certainly arises from the introduction of Hindu-Arabic numerals and the concept of zero to Western Europe in the twelfth century. This IS the 21st century and I guess the time is NOW for player bar coding identification!

Bashbro1 Kent, WA
Nov. 22, 2006
Hit the gap
Men's 70
154 posts
Hey Cat. I too see it happening much more often but I don't think this is the answer to the problem. Just too costly and cumbersome to implement. And, I'm not really sure it is a problem. I know there are a lot of guys that want to play a lot more than their core team does and consequently play for more that one team.

SSUSA used to enforce a policy whereby once you played in a qualifer, the roster for that team for future SSUSA events was frozen. Not sure if they still do that.

There are many reasons players change teams but as long as they are playing in their proper ranking, ie, a Major player not dropping to AA, it think it should be alright. Maybe a manager release form would suffice.

To my friend Bashbro 1. I know it's been raining a lot in the Northwest but you really need to get outside a little more. :-) Let me know as soon as you swing one of the new Ultras. I'm curious about the new grip.
Nov. 22, 2006
Men's 65
4549 posts
Hit the gap;
I believe the knob will be like the Andresons, just enough to keep from letting it go in a swing, unless you have big hands. One can only hope the bat otherwise remains the same.
Nov. 22, 2006
Men's 50
3114 posts
Hey Bash,
Bogie told me to say hi
and I want to know
how you like the Combats you got
and which sizes did you get?
I've swung the 29 and 28oz EL's and
I like the 28 better cause of the end loaded
Nov. 22, 2006
Men's 50
535 posts
EINSTEIN:: "Y'er a fine lad, JOEY, me boy. And here's to swimmin' with bowlegged women. " But, us manly men like the swing of a truely mans bat. That would be a 30 1/2 oz COMBAT.... End Loaded..

HO.. HO... Happy Holidays... u beast u....

Nov. 22, 2006
Men's 50
535 posts
CAT::: Here is the real problem. The Organiz.' that are or will be runnung an Event, do not send their rosters to SS-USA or SPA. These 2 SENIOR Softball Organiz.' will go over rosters for free.

At the LVSSA WORLD, our President & our Tournament Comm.' did not send in the rosters that LVSSA was given by the teams that were to or did play.

The Winter Worlds ( in Nov) for SS-USA, is the start of a New Season. (New teams & New players on New & Old teams.)

Another problem, is that the Members of The Summit, do not send their Roster from an Event to SS-USA or SPA. SS-USA & SPA, can not help out if these Rosters are not sent to SS-USA or SPA. Teams & Players, then play down or 'stack' up.

Bad TD's; Bad Tournament Commit.'; Bad Organizations.........PERIOD.

Good Idea.... Hopefully, TD's, will start send' their Rosters to SS-USA & SPA, ETC.
Nov. 23, 2006
Men's 70
267 posts
Hey einstein! Bogie is a great guy and so are you. Mike K. sent me two End Loaded, 34 in/30oz last week. Im really strong guy (LOL), and have tremendous forearm strength from years of World Class Pro Armwrestling (cameo in Over the Top Movie 1986 with Stalone) and the End Loaded 30oz bats best fit my abilities. I like to feel my bat to swing like a golf club when it comes whistling through the impact zone.

Since we having so much rain up here in the Seattle area this month (nearly 15) Ive only hit in the cage with the Senior Combat Da Bomb. I took 25 swings (hits) with my 30oz U II and then 25 swings with my Combat and to me the batted ball speed was the same. Ive done this experiment with other bats against the U2 and there has always been a very obvious drop off in BBS compared to the U2. The sound and feel of the CB is also great which is important as well and Ive heard they may be more durable. But then again, until I can get outside (next year) I wont be able to finalize my comparison.

Many options to chose from and as you stated you like the EL as well but just a couple of oz lighter which will give you more bat speed which is a good thing as we all know. As of right now, I really like the new CBDB and it's great to have another bat with pop comparable to the U2, as some many before have advertised that but never really were equal.

Senior Combat Da Bomb Options:
1. Balanced, 34 in/27oz
2. Balanced, 34 in/28oz
3. Balanced, 34 in/29oz
4. Balanced, 34 in/30oz
5. End Loaded, 34 in/26oz
6. End Loaded, 34 in/276oz
7. End Loaded, 34 in/286oz
8. End Loaded, 34 in/296oz
9. End Loaded, 34 in/30oz

Talk with soon e
Bashbro1 (60s Senior Bomb Squad 2007)

Nov. 23, 2006
60 Bill
27 posts
einstein you told us ALL that you don't talk to anyone that does not sign in, with name, address, etc, HAVE YOU CHANGED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nov. 24, 2006
Men's 50
3114 posts
For the record,
CAT revealed himself in prior post.
We know Gripit, alias Tater
is Kevin McReynolds from Florida
whom I'm anxious to meet.
And you, Bill
aren't you Dave Clark from the Arizona MOB.
Anyone know if the MOB has a Dave Clark on it?
Nov. 24, 2006
Hit the gap
Men's 70
154 posts
Einstein, there you go again. As the SSUSA staff said in a previous post, anonimity on this board is perfectly acceptable. If people want to put sophmoric comments on this board, it's ok. Just ignore them.

What will you do if you finally figure out who the offensive posters are? Get their phone number and call them? Confront them personally at the next tournament? Call them a coward a loser and a terrorist? Punch them out? Maybe you need to look in the mirror to see if you have an anger management problem.

Anyway, I really hope you find it in your heart to forgive their transgressions.

Peace and happy holidays to all.

Nov. 24, 2006
Men's 50
3114 posts
Happy Holidays, one and all.

You miss the point that positive, responsible
human conduct and intentions
undergird and must undergird
all human activity,
There's no free rides when it comes to human conduct.
We'd all be better off inside and outside of
softball if we got this fundamental idea of human

And no one is above an ass-kicking or an apology.
I've made terrible mistakes in judgment in life
before that only a sincere, informed apology
could begin to rectify and/or that justified
me having my ignorant ass kicked.

That's what's called for if you or me or someone
is caught going over the line
and I'll tell you what going over the line is
in this context.
It's when you take your ignorance which you've earned and are entitled to without recrimination when kept to yourself
and punish or take it out on some innocent by-stander.
That's when you're wrong and should know better
and be stopped by anyone who does.

I know tons of guys who won't post anything on this website
because of the mindless and merciless attacks
from some of the members most of whom
are anonymous.
That's wrong, any time and any place.
And we all should know better.

So, of course, I can, should and will forgive,
all I can, all I'm capable of.
And I would be lost without forgiveness in my life.
But an apology, that is, the meaningful recognition of the wrong that has been done or committed is fundamental to the process of healing.
Isn't it.

Nov. 24, 2006
Men's 60
1712 posts
Why are you looking for me? What did I do now? And why do you think that anyone who disagrees with you is me?
Nov. 24, 2006
Men's 50
3114 posts
Just tryin' to get to the bottom of things, Dave
to get 'em settled.
Sooner or later,
the truth comes out.
Nov. 24, 2006
Men's 60
88 posts
Nov. 24, 2006
60 Bill
27 posts
einstein, please change your name so someone does not think you have anythine to do with the right Einstein.
Thank you in advance

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