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CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE • SSUSA Cancels All Events for Next 60 Days

» SSUSA Staff: SACRAMENTO, Calif. – We are in uncharted territory for both our sport ...
0 March 16, 2020 1710
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BAT TESTING LAB CHANGE • Summer 2020

» SSUSA Staff: RUMOR CONTROL RESPONSE • Sometime later this calendar year, the "BPF ...
0 Feb. 17, 2020 1611
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TEAM RATINGS • Guidelines & Procedures (Rev: 12/15/2015)

» SSUSA Staff: Senior Softball-USA Ratings Guidelines The foundation of the ...
0 Dec. 16, 2015 15755

30 minute Makeover for Rochelle with Brandi Myer, Lousiville Slugger Pro SM139

» bogie: Increasing Stride and Arm Extension huge improvements in Rochelles ...
      »STL0: I've said it before but thanks Bogie for putting out all of the ...
      »bogie: our pleasure
2 March 27, 2020 224

New to the area

» MDR Slugger: Hey guys, new to the Delray Beach area and looking for a TOP NOTCH 50 ...
0 March 27, 2020 120

Can't sleep

» HAT MAN: I can't sleep and figured I would ask you all for a ruling. 1 of my ...
      »B-DUB: Runner is out on appeal only. pretend no commitment line. ump waits ...
      »B.J.: the answer is #1.. this is a live ball and no call should be made ...
      »DaveDowell: A few quick observations ... • Three correct answers so far, prior ...
      »stick8: Hat Man going by your description: I’d wait until the play is ...
      »B.J.: Hmmm.... competent umpire I guess we know who that leaves ...
      »HAT MAN: Thanks all. Is it a live ball appeal? Or dead ball appeal? Is the ...
      »DaveDowell: That's OK, B.J. ... It wasn't an accident I used the phrase "...prior ...
      »B.J.: Hatman... it can be either... when runner scores there is no actual ...
      »stick8: Hat Man your scenario is a live ball situation. When the runner ...
      »k man: Sorry Dave, but I have a what if to add on to this example. Same ...
      »B.J.: k man... the ball going into the dugout has no effect on the runner ...
      »Wayne 37: Why does a ball that goes dead have to be brought back into the field ...
      »stick8: BJ, where you stated that the ball is retrieved from the dugout (dead ...
      »B.J.: stick... as far as the ball getting passed an infielder and going ...
      »DaveDowell: OK, that's enough of this one ... Thanks, everyone ... ** THREAD ...
15 March 25, 2020 688

Ejection Rule

» SCUBA: 4.8 • EJECTED PLAYER "A player or coach who has been ejected from ...
      »DaveDowell: Absent aggravating circumstances, like an actual physical altercation ...
1 March 25, 2020 415

ESPN...seriously??

» OZ40: Okay guys, I know sports to televise are scarce as hen's teeth but ...
      »DaveDowell: OZ ... When you finish watching that, the ESPN.com site has a nice ...
      »B.J.: OZ...Dang it ... I forgot to set the VCR... hopefully they will have ...
      »OZ40: Full contact Parcheesi? Regional knuckle-cracking semi-finals? ...
      »garyheifner: I watched these and more. The competitions were ELECTRIC. Easily ...
      »OZ40: I kid you not, at this very moment ESPN2 has Marble Racing on !!! ...
      »Monty33: Hey B.J., I am guessing a VCR is like today's DVRs? Just kidding, we ...
      »AJC: Im going to program my VCR to record those as soon as my favorite ...
      »Wood_1966: If you have watch the movie Dodgeball, you will remember the joke in ...
8 March 24, 2020 778

Looking for a 50 Over Team

» Baguba: I am looking for a Tournament team. I reside in Delaware. Pitcher, ...
      »Baguba: Found a Team
1 March 21, 2020 122

COVID-19 Treatment

» Player: To begin, this is not meant to be a sarcastic post, so please don't ...
      »raiderman66: Not for nothing, but getting your medical advise from a senior ...
      »mck71: Player - agree with raiderman: ...
      »Wood_1966: Agree, an internet forum is probably the worst place to go for ...
      »stick8: Player, a doctor told me that if you test positive then stay inside ...
      »OZ40: For what it's worth, I got this email the other day. I don't see ...
      »Dbax: OZ...that is a fake email going ...
      »OZ40: D, thanks for the heads up !!
      »Chudomelka7: VERY interesting read and explanation of WHY this virus is so ...
8 March 21, 2020 967

Detroit Area 50+ Outfielder

» rass8428: 56 years young Outfielder w/ above average speed looking to play ...
0 March 21, 2020 70

New 14 inch Dudley Hot W

» cyborg45: I have a first run Dudley Hot W the 12 inch version. I like the bat ...
      »cyborg45: I'm guessing that the lack of response to this post is due to to one, ...
      »Zac7: Or, might it possibly be because the Dudley bat line is neither very ...
      »mck71: Cyborg – I will bite… COVID19 is certainly on EVERYONE’s mind but ...
      »cyborg45: Thanks mck. Yes, the "first run" bats were the original batch as they ...
      »mck71: YW. I used to be a Miken guy as well, if you still like the short ...
      »Wood_1966: I recommend watching the Senior Bat Challenge series on YouTube that ...
6 March 21, 2020 692

Sticky Bat Surface

» Wood_1966: Two questions: I know because I am a George Brett fan that pine tar ...
      »Wood_1966: Well, the second question I answered for myself! Applying any ...
      »DaveDowell: You're correct ... Looks like "Home Schooling" works for you!
      »Wood_1966: Dave I am a little slow on the uptake, but I eventually find my way ...
3 March 20, 2020 413

Strong Push of STRIDE converts Linear Power into Rotational Force SM138

» bogie: Short video with Pro Clips showing this common ...
0 March 20, 2020 152

missed Infield fly call

» alan--23: Hi all, This is my first time posting and a new member. This a local ...
      »lb16: alan - State infield fly rule should have been called. Put original ...
      »BruceinGa: I'm not an umpire but have run into this situation a few times. I ...
      »DaveDowell: Bruce ... I think the original fact pattern stated that the R2 was ...
      »stick8: Alan—23, I am glad to learn you are trying your hand at umpiring!! If ...
      »mck71: Dave - I would agree with you and lb16. My call would have been the ...
      »B.J.: I agree with ib16 also... but.. there are no instructions of what to ...
      »BruceinGa: Dave, I should practice what I tell my 8 yr old granddaughter, "read ...
      »Wayne 37: Let the play stand as called. The offense and defense both did what ...
      »B.J.: wayne and his words of wisdom as usual.. (Let the play stand as ...
      »k man: Could possibly have used rule 8.3J ??? When an infielder ...
      »stick8: Wayne37 I could be mistaken but I believe that’s what the NCAA and ...
      »stever: The goal of every umpire should be to get the call right if at all ...
      »Wayne 37: As usual, someone replies with a what if. Nothing to really correct ...
13 March 19, 2020 501

Catcher already has the ball when non-forced runner crosses commit line; I assume ...

» jgoff5113: Scenario: Bases loaded and less than 2 outs. Batter grounds it to ...
      »B.J.: yes.. runner is still out you are correct a double play
      »jgoff5113: Thank-you B.J. I thought so, but wanted to confirm with you experts!
      »grayhitter59: does not matter when the ball was accutaly caught, once the runner ...
      »k man: Yes, I know its the rule. In this situation, 3rd baseman steps on ...
      »grayhitter59: He can dance all he wants between the bag and the line once he passes ...
      »DCPete: Kind of doubt he must continue forward after crossing the commit line ...
      »grayhitter59: no sir, if after crossing the line he turns around to go back to ...
      »stick8: K man that’s actually a smart play by that runner!! It may appear ...
      »k man: Stick, it may look good to the one team but I'm sure the defensive ...
      »DaveDowell: DCPete and grayhitter59 ... There is no specific procedure that the ...
      »B.J.: Dave...you need to read the OP again 3bman stepped on 3rd for an out ...
      »DaveDowell: B.J. ... I think my response to the original post is correct ... That ...
      »B.J.: Dave, again the way the rule is specifically worded and yes as you ...
      »DaveDowell: And you know my official position on umpires who make up words to ...
      »B.J.: Dave, I guess that's also the difference between an umpire and a ...
      »DaveDowell: B.J. ... I would opine that the problem is a failure of some umpires ...
      »B.J.: lol Dave, yes we will agree to disagree "again" and as I ...
      »grayhitter59: Dave, As I understood the runner crossed the line therefor cannot ...
      »DaveDowell: gh59 ... B.J. and I are debating what he can/cannot do AFTER he ...
      »grayhitter59: He can sit there and drink a soda and tell a joke if he wants, also ...
      »stick8: K man and Dave are correct! That might be the only time on a throw to ...
      »Wayne 37: In the OP the runner is out once they cross the commit line. What ...
22 March 19, 2020 696

Wishful Thinking (Positive Thinking)

» AKA: Southpaw: IF, and I know that it is a big IF, things improve by the end of ...
      »SSUSA Staff: STATEMENT OF POSITION • While we are hopeful that the 2020 Senior ...
1 March 18, 2020 504

Looking to Play 55 up near Winter Springs, FL

» Cliff Lee: I am new to area and looking to join a Softball team.
0 March 18, 2020 42

Sunglasses Recommendation

» STL0: I don't recall this topic on this board before but I'd like to know ...
      »Wayne 37: Oakley has some good ones on sale for $76.00 right now. That is ...
      »DieselDan: Experiment with inexpensive wrap around #5 welding glasses. Yes, ...
      »XLR8: Be sure they are polarized. Of courses, sunglasses polarized are ...
      »DaveDowell: I like the Tanel 360 T1 Baseball/Softball Sunglasses ... They're a ...
      »Wayne 37: DD, do you mean glasses when using a cutting torch and not a welder. ...
      »wdodge22: I have had really good luck with REKS sunglasses... polarized at ...
      »STL0: Thanks for the info everyone. Diesel Dan - That's one idea I would ...
      »Wayne 37: The glasses were called Prizm Saffire. They are back up to $136.00 ...
      »STL0: Thanks Wayne. Good luck with the upcoming season.
      »DieselDan: W37 Not sure what type of welding they are used for. Green lens ...
      »Fabe: Just got some Hobart welding glasses #5 grade...mirror lens looks ...
      »USMC21: Xloops...$24 dozen every color u can imagine who cares if they break ...
      »STL0: I may have to try the welding glasses...you have me curious at this ...
      »Wayne 37: For my money, I would try the Bouton safety glasses at around ten ...
      »Tri18: Tough to beat my Team 1 Sports sunglasses kit with FIVE sets of ...
      »AJC: DD, #5 glasses are for oxy-acetylene tanks , which are used for ...
      »Mont25: There have been many great suggestions above. However, I like the ...
      »DieselDan: With close to 300 days of sunshine, like most of the SW and So. Cali, ...
      »garyheifner: I picked up 2 pair at Menards. They are the special opps glassed U ...
19 March 18, 2020 1201

Georgia Renegades 50AAA looking for players

» Emmitt: Hello my name is Emmitt I am the coach of the Georgia Renegades ...
      »purcelce: Txt me 618.977.9202 53 and live in AL
      »KC Jim: good team, good manager
      »Kents32: Hey coach, What positions are you looking for ? I can pitch and some ...
      »Emmitt: I appreciate the people who have reached out at this point I believe ...
      »omj: OMJ stands for Old Man Jeff, I just turned 70. I still play with the ...
      »Wayne 6: I am very interested in playing
      »Emmitt: Wayne give me a call 404-918-3089.
      »TNboy17: I am interested in playing if you need a utility player and are short ...
8 March 18, 2020 503

Scrappy 55 YO utility player searching for AA team N Washington State

» Utility man: Experienced IF/OF ready for senior ball this year. Brad 503-807-2481
0 March 17, 2020 50

North Carolina 70-year old ready to play in AA / AAA tournaments in 2020

» nerbee: North Carolina 70-year old ready to play in AA / AAA tournaments in ...
0 March 16, 2020 95

100% quarantine, 30 days

» Davy: SSUSA Please cancel ALL softball tournaments for All ages for 30 ...
      »DieselDan: Besides all the residents in that WA nursing with the virus, ...
      »Hobie#10 Gray&Con: Sorry - I disagree Being outside playing ball sounds great. I am ...
      »CLUBBER: Play ball !!!
      »Juice9: Be part of the solution not part of the problem. Please educate on ...
      »USMC21: According to a buddy of mine who works in Washington, they just came ...
      »Wood_1966: Trump enacted the Stafford Act last week.
      »USMC21: Good to know thanks Wood....apparently he is going to speak to the ...
      »grayhitter59: We play outside in minimal contact sport. We do not have large crowds ...
      »Dbax: The Stafford Act just frees up federal money. Nothing about ...
      »USMC21: Thx Dbax....I just copied the message he sent me!
      »Wood_1966: I also read that people were forwarding around an email/text/tweet ...
      »Bruce303: I wish everyone would stop listening to the media hype about this ...
      »Mont25: I applaud SSUSA for making an informed decision that's in the ...
      »USMC21: Just wonder if they are going to refund our entry fee or keep it ...
      »Viper22: The canceling of events is panic driven hysteria. We play outside, ...
      »Dbax: USMC, they are only giving credit to future tournament. And Viper, ...
      »stever: thoseof you advocating for continuing to play...come on! this is ...
      »OZ40: I just heard that same rumor from someone else who claims to have ...
      »USMC21: dbax, that should not be their decision! Many I have talked to would ...
19 March 16, 2020 1375
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