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Discussion: CURE ALL FOR 2013

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Jan. 8, 2013
361 posts
Why dont we just PLAY BY THE RULES THAT ARE IMPLAMENTED BY SSUSA and enjoy what time we have left to play. 1/1 count,0/0 count,mat, no mat, 3hrs.,then out or walk.Who the h--- cares.Just go play and enjoy.
Jan. 8, 2013
Men's 50
505 posts
I agree TG. Everyone wants an advantage!
Jan. 8, 2013
1610 posts
Whatever the rules are they are. It doesn't change the fact that players still have to hit, run, throw and field to achieve success.
Jan. 8, 2013
the wood
Men's 65
1123 posts
You guys are 100% correct and, in the real world, that's what we do. (real world = actually playing ball). But a message board or chat room seems to create an environment wherein people commence to 'foot fondling a deceased equine'.
Many things that are written on here that would not be said in our 'real world'... but some points that are made are truly productive. Posts that begin as a positve message often regress to petty bickering.
We've been playing ball for 40 years (some more, some less) and have rolled with the punches all this time. Rules have changed over the years and, whether we like them or not, we continue to play.
Personally, I look forward to this season more than I have in 4-5 years. When we go to play it isn't about the rule nuances, it's about the game itself and the people that play it.
Had the 1-1 count been voted in I would still feel the way that I do.
Jan. 8, 2013
13 posts
tg,,,, There are thousands of players that feel the same way just want to play with the rules we have.We are truly blessed to have senior softball.How is that pulled muscle that happened in Flordia doing?Always a pleasure talking with you, see you in Dalton
Jan. 9, 2013
361 posts
Bigon,good to hear from you.Seperated ribs.Should be ready by TOC.Will you be there?
Jan. 9, 2013
13 posts
tg We did not qualify for the TOC this year. We spend Jan,Feb,and March in Arizona. Good luck at the TOC.
Jan. 10, 2013
85 posts
great post no matter what the rules are we will still put on our uniforms walk or run out onto the field and play this is what we do because we love to play this game
Jan. 11, 2013
280 posts
IMO the board is about making the game better, getting other opinions, and questioning situations to generate discussion about improvement. A lot of the posters neither fund a team, umpire, nor coach, as well as participate as a player.

We all love the game, that's why we are here, but to blindly say let's just play no matter what is like getting in a car and saying let's just go, when sometimes it might be Stevie Wonder who's your driver.

Jan. 11, 2013
24 posts
I think what tg is trying to say (You're very eloquent and subtle, Tommy) is that the rules are set forth for this year and like it or not it's what we are to follow. (Personally, I like all changes except I was hoping for 1-1 count). I think all the associations have done a good job listening as 'tweaks' are made to the game each year. Southernson, you're right that the message board is for discussion and hopefully it will remain that way. But from a player who cannot enjoy this game year 'round, I say 'play ball.'
Jan. 11, 2013
361 posts
southernson.We know the rules going into the season, so no BLINDLY going in. Nowhere did I say that I liked ALL the rules but I can play by them.Rules are set for 2013 so play by them.Maybe at the end of the year SSUSA will send out a poll and make changes IF that is what the VAST majority wants.Not just the 100 or so on this board wants.SO I SAY JUST GO PLAY AND ENJOY. JMO
Jan. 11, 2013
661 posts
PLAY BALL !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jan. 12, 2013
Men's 65
2237 posts
southernson-there really is a very small percentage of players that blog here. SSUSA listens all year to all players, at tournaments, by email, etc. Overall most are pretty happy with the rules, and happy we can still play.

It's 10 degrees here today. PPPLllllaaaayyy B-B-B-a-a-a-l--l-l-! BRRRRR!
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