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Discussion: Vegas is the model

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Oct. 5, 2009
Men's 50
3114 posts
Vegas is the model
Not one of the tens of ball players
I saw and talked with this weekend
in Las Vegas dissented meaningfully
from the view that the LVSSA event there
showed all of us and anyone interested
this is the softball we signed up for.
The balls, by and large,
were terrific, a Trump microcell ball
that is made by Anaconda Sports.
We never want to use a ball
that is significantly less fun
than that one if it ends up being too costly to buy.
No PPR rule and no one got hit or hurt
that I saw.
Home runs were unlimited in major plus
and huge fun.
Fields were state of the art
295 fences with 30 foot high nets
that kept the HR's from being cheap
if the wind wasn't blowing out.
Gary Pro and the rest of the LVSSA
admins were everywhere and accessible
for anything and everything having to do with the tournament and I'm sure
they enjoyed seeing all of us
have a great time.
I started this thread because
of the importance for all concerned,
players, TD's and marketeers
to get that we now know
if we didn't before
what our game looks like
being played and Las Vegas was/is/
should be the model.
If you want our business and support
you will have to assure us
these fundamental conditions
will be met, up front, ahead of time
or we're not coming.
Good balls/bats, good parks,
no PPR and
All home runs as HRs or walks.
Easy Peasy.
Oct. 5, 2009
Gekle BUilders
Men's 50
204 posts
Einstein good to see you in Vegas my friend and to meet the Stoneman finally. Yea good balls,lots of fun.Definitly do it again under that format.Want to thank Bobs 70 teamates for all the help with the balls went above and beyond to retrieve 300-400 balls from parking lots and drain fields.Ran a little short on players Sunday,lost to starting out fielders lots of runs,lots of running.See you in Phoenix.Stay Well
Oct. 5, 2009
Men's 55
94 posts
My sentiments exactly Joe ! I wish all SSUSA tournaments were run as well . These kind of conditions make it worth the trip and even paying a little higher entry fee id needed . JB
Oct. 5, 2009
Men's 50
894 posts
Yes, we had fun too, even if we have no where near the power of everyone else! Would like to see another LVSSA tournament on the schedule.

Would also like to see the 1 and 1 count for ALL the games to speed things up and maybe get another inning out of each game.
Oct. 5, 2009
Men's 50
3114 posts
Hey J.
I love the 1-1 count.
It makes pitching and batting
more aggressive.
We don't need the full 4 balls
and 3 strikes for slow pitch.
It would let us get in more innings
and pick up the pace and energy
of the games.
A good adjustment
that TD's should really look at
for the near future.
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