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Discussion: 40 major+

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Oct. 12, 2008
8 posts
40 major+
Let me get this straight. First Headbully cries to SSUSA about JK. Then after the regular season is completed SSUSA changes the rules for the world tournamnet in
Phoenix. Now I see Headbully(10 catchers) isn't even playing in the tournament, yet you BOWED down to his WHINING.

Way to go SSUSA, you caved in to a crybaby then he doesn't even bring his team to the tournament.

Why would you change your rules one month before worlds when teams are formed by your rules at the begining of the season?

You showed very poor management skills and horrible judgement in doing what you did. If you need to change something you change it before the new season starts not just before the old season ends. It's like the blind leading the blind.
Oct. 12, 2008
Men's 55
102 posts
What changes are you refering too?
Oct. 12, 2008
Men's 50
26 posts
Z the rules are the same as last yr. 2 divisions, major and AAA. Bully won a C NSA world two weeks ago and is just mad that his team is still a major and will still have to play JK. 10 catchers is a good team and bully is probably using the drama as an excuse to bag the tournament. His players still want to play. Just my opinion.
Oct. 12, 2008
Men's 40
105 posts
Terry probably won't reply to this...he is pretty busy right, I will.

The major change to the 40+ division is, if you have any players on your SSUSA roster that are currently on the ASA or USSSA Major Players List, then regardless of how you do in the seeding games, you will automatically go to the Major+ bracket.

In this year's case, as of right now, there are 15 teams in the 40+ division. 7 teams will play 40 Major+, 8 will play 40 AAA. The teams with Major listed players will go to the Major + side AFTER SEEDING. If there are lets say 2 teams that have Major Listed Players, those 2 go first, then the next 5 top finishing teams will go. The rest will play AAA. If there are 7 teams with Major Listed Players, then they all go to the Major side...the rest go to AAA.

This is the fairest way Terry could handle this. The 40 division has always been open. In ASA & USSSA, it still is. Instead of looking at this as a negative, I think this will help bring more 40+ teams to the SSUSA organization.

Headbully made his decision. That's his right. I think Terry made the best decision he could in this case.

If you have a legitimate complaint, you should identify yourself. This makes issues alot easier to address.

Mike Williams
SSUSA 40+ Division Director
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