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Baden 52/275

» L: Just wanting to know if anyone has used them and what your experience ...
      »mad dog: they are ok...i like the AD Starr tattoo balls better....
      »L: I just heard that the NSA has gone to this ball which was suppose to ...
      »Marv19: It isnt a matter of better, IMO you're going to see a lot of ...
      »mad dog: marv all the major assoc's already use this ball...ASA ...
      »DCPete: Unfortunately, the 52 ball has also caused a huge increase in the ...
      »Marv19: When I said Major I meant Senior. I guess we are spoiled out here ...
6 March 4, 2015 319

Spring Worlds

» cyborg45: Not played in the Spring Worlds before. How are the fields and the ...
      »Dbax: If you're lucky enough to play in St. George, they are some of the ...
1 March 4, 2015 49

Proposed changes in our local league

» PoollShark: We had our standard preseason league managers meeting a couple days ...
      »Ho: Here is what I would do. Make your league a draft league (you can ...
      »PoollShark: Draft league will NEVER happen. There are teams that have been intact ...
      »Shark: Pool....first off are their HR rules in your division ? Also how many ...
      »PoollShark: Shark, we play a 30 game season(barring rain outs). 3 homeruns per ...
      »BruceinGa: I agree with Ho. Our league has always been a draft league and it ...
      »PoollShark: It sounds like a good idea, making it a draft league, but I don't see ...
      »taits: Our senior league Fresno, has an open draft as well as tryouts for ...
      »PoollShark: I appreciate all the responses thus far but a draft isn't an option. ...
      »manny 41: I am the other manager in question. First off, the proposal was made ...
      »PoollShark: If you read my original post here Manny, I state that I'm not sure ...
      »deep14: Use the draft, then have an open nite just for travel teams.
11 March 4, 2015 524

Tribute to one of the best!!!

» Mario: Just wanted show some respect for one of the greatest HR hitters of ...
      »Tri18: There are tons of Cranker stories. First let me give my sympathy and ...
      »stick8: Dale, my first encounter with Craig Elliot was memorable. My first ...
      »grd8sbnut: Hello Dale, sorry to hear that OKI has broke up. I hope you find ...
      »Turbo 34: Actually he hit 303 home runs in 390 at bats for a 1.29 ratio in ...
      »Nancy Allen: Turbo, I did not know Craig, and I mean no disrespect to him or you, ...
      »Mario: Dale yes I am.
      »Graphite: As a 73 yr. old,I had the pleasure of pitching against Craig in the ...
      »Turbo 34: No disrespect taken Nancy. When you figure home run frequency you ...
      »Perl: The last time I saw Craig was at the Bowlegs in 2000. He was playing ...
      »twins25: Played against Craig at 1985 World Series in Greensboro when he was ...
      »Nancy Allen: Turbo, thanks for explaining. Now I know where you were going with ...
      »softball4b: I was playing for a small team out of Rolla, Mo and we drew Craig's ...
      »Webbie25: Steele's came to the light air in Albuquerque in 87 or 88. We were ...
      »BruceinGa: In the mid 90's we played Craig and, I believe, Steeles, at the ...
      »doubleplay2: First time i ran into Steeles was in the early 80's. We had just ...
      »BruceinGa: oops, should have said mid 80's.
16 March 4, 2015 1372

Moving very soon

» Wpfggold: Moving to Mt Pleasant SC this spring/summer. Travel Police Softball ...
0 March 3, 2015 96

trying to register on line

» special k 62: yes I know my players card expires this year and I would like to ...
0 March 3, 2015 79

50 MAJOR & MAJOR PLUS COMBINED

» BiggDan: TO THE DISCUSSION ABOUT THE 50 MAJOR & 50 MAJOR PLUS DIVISIONS SHOULD ...
      »swing for the fences : Never combine the major and + division... only the upper 5 percent ...
      »Tim Millette: I am with swing...NEVER COMBINE major and Plus...amost all the Plus ...
      »Mario: You know what is a bummer is when you want to play Major plus and you ...
      »Tim Millette: Mario, sorry to read a player with your prowess has no options for a ...
      »BiggDan: THE PROBLEM WITH THE PLUS DIVISION IS THERE ARE NO TEAMS TO PLAY. ...
      »Paco13: It is interesting that ISSA have no Major + team and you don't hear ...
      »titanhd: Mario there in no logic in your statement.Because you "can't find a ...
      »mck71: Paco, ISSA reminds me of the younger set now be full of D and E ...
      »Mario: My point waas that it cost more to play plus because you do have to ...
      »Tim Millette: So Mario.....the question to ponder is... If the powerhouse ...
      »Paco13: mck71 I agree that on ISSA is a lot of sandbagging... You pay you ...
      »OZ40: I know major players around here and regardless of their age, they ...
      »Mario: Tim if you broke up Plus temas that win the worlds I believe you ...
      »Mario: OZ40 please let me know who these plus teams are you are speaking of. ...
      »Tim Millette: Mario, you'd have to break into three per team not four. I also ...
      »OZ40: Mario, I should have been clearer in my post. I was referring to guys ...
      »tattooball: A couple of things here, the other association that does not have ...
      »Mario: Tim, OZ, tattoo I agree with you totally. If I could find 10 guys who ...
      »Tim Millette: Mario, we are blessed indeed. In NorCal many years ago the older ...
      »swing for the fences : I second what Timmy said about NCSSA... it provides us with Great ...
      »Omar Khayyam: It gets even better for NCSSA. The average tournament entry cost is ...
      »Jawood: The one-up rule is the best thing with no dbo's, it's so simple and ...
      »JBTexas : Sounds like NCSSA is using the same format that FHC has been using ...
      »Fabe: We have the perfect environment here in the Tropics...just not enough ...
      »Pdurham95: Our local associations have been combining 40 major and plus and 50s ...
25 March 2, 2015 1682

Southwest championships

» TD. Tom: Who's all in for the Southwest Championships in Mesquite/St.George ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The Spring World Championships are in Mesquite and St. George from ...
1 March 2, 2015 252

Birmingham One-Day Rescheduled

» southpaw: for Saturday, April 11. Can only take 15-16 teams. I have also sent ...
      »southpaw: I have been contacted by 7 teams.
      »southpaw: 9 teams have responded.
      »tg69: Steve, what was the weather like yesterday??
      »southpaw: About 60, but fields were standing in water; so it was best to ...
4 March 2, 2015 233

Spring Training in Vero Beach, FL March 27-29

» Tri18: I got a funny call yesterday. The player said he was awakened by a ...
      »hemi racer: We don't have 3 feet of snow, but it was 8 degrees this morning in ...
      »JT25: Alan is it possible to get or make a video of the Spring Training in ...
      »Tri18: JT, I will have a camera there but filming all the different events ...
      »JT25: Ok thanks Alan.
      »Tri18: You guys sick of shoveling snow yet? Lol make your plans and come on ...
      »Mario: Looking forward to it Alan!!!
      »hemi racer: The past several spring camps I have attended have been scheduled in ...
      »Mac33: Looking forward to some nice weather and some great softball.
      »Tri18: I think the weather is a bit more dependable down here in March and ...
9 Feb. 28, 2015 429

Feb. 28, Birmingham One-Day tourney

» southpaw: at George Ward Park (AKA Green Springs) 331 16th Ave S. Info: Steve ...
      »southpaw: Still need a few more.
      »southpaw: Monotonous one here; still looking.
      »southpaw: hootie hoo; hootie hoo!
      »Lefty: Looks like your going to have a good turn out Steve. Pray for warm ...
      »southpaw: Thanks, Joe; are you still coming down? Still can take 6 more teams. ...
      »Lefty: If I don't work I plan on being in Birmingham.
      »southpaw: James R. Smith Trucking has been added.
      »coop3636: Southpaw Please add Tennessee Connection to the tournament You can ...
      »southpaw: Thanks, Brett, Tennessee Connection is added. I will stay in touch ...
      »southpaw: 16 teams! Thanks so much. 10 a.m. Crim vs. Huffman Dixie vs. ...
      »CurtfromKY: Praying, crossing toes and fingers!! Bluegrass has it. See ya soon ...
      »southpaw: A 65 team had to drop; can take a 70, 65, or 60 team, if interested. ...
      »Wes: what is the date of you tournament
      »BruceinGa: Feb 28
      »tg69: Bruce, you playing in Birmingham? May have to play snowball
      »BruceinGa: We're planning on it. Hopefully we'll get good weather.
      »southpaw: Hey Bruce and All, my standing rule is that it must be 50+ degrees ...
      »BruceinGa: Steve, looks as if you have the same rules for your tournament as I ...
      »southpaw: Bruce, you know what they say about keen minds?! It is kind of a ...
      »southpaw: Good News (for the moment)! Long-range forecast for the 28th: 60+ ...
      »Young48: Wed Feb 25 Low clouds and cold 48°Lo 27° Thu Feb 26 Mostly ...
      »Grimmie: Young48 thats the forecast i'm looking at, was coming down with ...
      »southpaw: Agreed, not looking good; certainly will not play unless weather ...
      »southpaw: Crazy weather! high today: 31; high tomorrow (Saturday) 60!!
      »Lefty: We played at around 50 degrees at 8 in the morning at the TOC. It's ...
      »BiggDan: I heard there is a good tournament in Panama City Beach the next ...
      »mc47: steve I am sorry but james r smith is out for this weekend to wet and ...
      »southpaw: Totally understand Kenny. Weather is above my pay grade! I have ...
      »southpaw: Considering a one-day tourney on Saturday, April 11. Please let me ...
      »hitman: Steve could we have a snowball battle instead of a softball ...
      »southpaw: Now Jim, he apologized! Usually snowball fights do not hurt as bad; ...
31 Feb. 26, 2015 1523

So the question was....how to get more teams to play Major Plus

» Tim Millette: In a thread below I gave an idea that "might" make Plus a little more ...
      »cal50: Instead of looking at number of tournament wins for a year, make it ...
      »Grimmie: I'm with cal50 we only need 3 divisions. Dalton GA is the only ...
      »OZ40: When it comes to Major+ I think the 800 pound gorilla in the room ...
      »swing for the fences : Cal 50, SSUSA has to make money, giving teams the potential to win ...
      »Nancy Allen: Cal50, it does not happen every year, but in the past we have had 5 ...
      »hombre: Tim, I have no original thoughts, however, I do have some opinions on ...
      »Mulewhipper: I believe the HR rule (outs) last year helped to bring the rest of ...
      »cal50: Hi Nancy, we play in the brickyard every year. Last year we had 3 ...
      »cal50: Swing, I think we are agreeing with each other on moving more teams ...
      »swing for the fences : I hear you Cal50.. I'm not sure about only three divisions.. I don't ...
      »cal50: SSUSA is doing a good job with divisions as is. I think Tim is ...
      »Mario: I believe the only way to grow the division is to get more ...
      »Tim Millette: Cal 50, actually my main thing is not forcing many just above average ...
      »cal50: Tim, I disagree with you on playing the lower division. Let teams ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Several years back, I am playing on a AAA team that is a better than ...
      »Jawood: I used to think that combining Major and Major+ was the way to go. I ...
      »Tim Millette: Dave, I think allowing three upper ranked players is fine.... How ...
      »DaveDowell: I rarely comment publicly on issue-oriented threads ... This is an ...
      »cal50: Dave, the 1 up rule would be a welcome change. Was it seriously ...
      »SSUSA Staff: There was the annual discussion of HR Rules in general at the Rules ...
      »DCPete: When and why was the 1-Up rule eliminated? The 1-Up rule used to be ...
      »Young48: I agree with DCPete. The 1-up rule should be in every division. Why ...
      »Dbax: I agree! And it's such a simple solution. What would be the negatives?
      »Dbax: My question was legitimate. Please post opinions on any negative ...
      »Robo2: I have stated many times: allow unlimited HRs at all levels. 1. It ...
      »Tim Millette: Last years dbo rule change was a great addition to senior ...
      »joel 1975: just play where they tell you the last two of the major 55 ...
      »BiggDan: PEOPLE SHOULD ALSO REMEMBER THAT OUT IN VEGAS THE AIR IS VERY THIN. I ...
      »crump22: joel 1975,MOTOWN Staff didn,t have a problem playing Major Plus, but ...
      »joel 1975: nobody said you did anything wrong I was just telling the guy,s on ...
30 Feb. 26, 2015 1759

Batting Tee Recommendations

» HwyFuzz: Anyone have recommendations of a specific tee that I should purchase ...
      »Player: HwyFuzz, Don't know what you really want, but Dick's Sporting Goods ...
      »BruceinGa: I picked up the All Star Smar-Tee Fold-A-Way Batting Tee at a play it ...
      »B94: Worth makes a slo-pitch tee that is nice and tall... For travel I ...
      »Mario: Gee tee makes 2 models. They work really well and the are portable ...
      »DoubleL10: I also use the G-Tee. The web site is thegtee.com. They are out of ...
      »HwyFuzz: Thanks everyone - I'll get the Gee Tee.
      »OVBALL: This is cheap and ...
      »SeniorMan: Here's a product that I have had since 2008 and it is still in new ...
8 Feb. 25, 2015 436

2015 TOC - Action shots, team pics, Wounded Warriors All star Game, Best of the Best

» Jack: Just finished posting all the acton shots, team pictures etc, that I ...
      »OZ40: I don't know, maybe it's the -17 degrees wind chill factor up here ...
      »neck10: -32 this morning with out the wind chill factor
2 Feb. 23, 2015 344

Has anyone being dizzy on the field,

» MichaelH386: Has anyone experienced being dizzy on the field, I also start to lean ...
      »OZ40: I'm probably beating a dead horse here but most imbalance problems ...
      »hombre: Michael, you might check out the possibility that you have a sugar ...
      »sobs3: Michael, I agree with hombre. Get an A1C test at your Doc's office. I ...
      »HJ: Michael, I checked your posts and you complained about this in 10/14 ...
      »MichaelH386: I have all of those things that have been said and more. My glucose ...
5 Feb. 23, 2015 525

Looking for players

» Horsepie: 50 triple a team out of Washington looking for a couple of players ...
      »Raider4Life: Are you still looking for players? Shoot me an e-mail at ...
1 Feb. 22, 2015 284

Renew online link

» Jenny13: Can anyone help me find this mysterious link that I can renew my ...
      »Ho: Nothing Mysterious. Just go up to the menu across the top and click ...
1 Feb. 22, 2015 125

Bat speed

» CAT: I would like to thank all of you for your comments on bat speed and ...
0 Feb. 21, 2015 171

looking for a softball clinic out here in the west...and ideas where and when?

» Big Mike: coming back from knee surgery I am in need of refreshing my skill(or ...
      »Big Mike: what?...no one knows of any?
      »Tim Millette: Mike, I am starting a Sports Academy in Concord ca starting next ...
      »Big Mike: damn...i will be playing in a tourney next week....just a ...
3 Feb. 21, 2015 333

Stats

» Beaz#3: Good morning everyone. I'm working on a project and I'm looking ...
0 Feb. 20, 2015 269
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