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» #19: Suck it up, pizzaboy … Somebody had to go 1-4!
0 July 17, 2018 160

RATING UPDATE

» titanhd: What is timing on June TEAM RATING update? Please
      »SSUSA Staff: Targeted completion date is Monday, July 9th ...
      »titanhd: Are we there yetor a few more days? Thanks
      »SSUSA Staff: Email notification letters were sent to the managers of all affected ...
      »BruceAZ: Staff, so the letters went out to the managers on July 6th, when do ...
      »SSUSA Staff: BruceAZ ... Almost all of the changes have been made on the RATINGS ...
      »pizzaboy: How can Pill&Pill 65s be reclassified to Major and we only played 1 ...
      »SSUSA Staff: pizzaboy ... As mentioned above, have your manager contact the SSUSA ...
      »pizzaboy: After reading your email to Mr Pill I can see why you don'the want ...
      »BruceAZ: Staff, you made a few more additions last night, there weren't that ...
      »Dbax: Don't worry Bruce. You guys didn't get the shaft, we did.
      »BallPlayer35: I reviewed some of the teams that were moved up to Major Plus 40's & ...
      »BruceAZ: I saw that Dave, good luck in Major Plus.
      »Dbax: Here's the deal. At the beginning of the new year we try to put ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Dbax, I congratulate you and your team on your success. You not only ...
      »Dbax: Yep, you are correct. And we were excited to try and win a triple ...
      »Pa: i am thinking build a team play last qualifier only then worlds
      »Dbax: That's the way to do it. We support SSUSA though and enjoy playing in ...
      »titanhd: Staff. If a team has already qualified for the TOC as a Major tea ...
      »Dbax: They still get to play Major.
      »SSUSA Staff: titanhd ... Dbax is correct about the TOC invitation ... Teams ...
      »madman50: That is the exact reason why our team has not played a SSUSA ...
      »titanhd: Is the 60M divison at the Midwest Championship being played Major ...
      »SSUSA Staff: YES. Teams play at their then-current rating on the date of the entry ...
      »pizzaboy: So if the Ssusa is following the same formula they used to reclassify ...
      »titanhd: pizzaboy.There are only 3 automatic move up Tourneys.The Alantic ...
      »Pa: i understad 4 teams got moved up in 50 majors who are they please
      »Pa: major to major plus
      »DaveDowell: Pa ... There were only two moves from 50-Major to Major+ ... [1] ...
      »Pa: thank you Dave and thank you for updating the games when your at a ...
      »DaveDowell: Thanks Pa ... But truth be known, this is happening from the "Bunker" ...
      »pizzaboy: TitanHD this was the only tournament that Pill&Pill played Ssusa in ...
      »titanhd: There appears to be a trend with the Associations attempting to ...
      »curveball: titanhd, know about the "automatic" move up tourneys, but the Rock n' ...
      »bruiser: Curveball, you hit the nail on the head.
      »DaveDowell: And you both bent the nail in the process! ... The Southwest ...
      »pizzaboy: No conspiracy against Pill&Pill right Dave?I hope your evaluators ...
36 July 16, 2018 3334

Who will win Worlds this year

» BallPlayer35: I'm about to make certain guys ego's bigger than what they already ...
      »Easy E: The same 2 teams that won it last year. Enough Said!
1 July 16, 2018 341

Ken Lipinski

» softball4b: From Bunny Lipinski: To all of you dear friends who have been ...
      »MPB33: Very sorry to hear of Ken's passing, the softball world will surely ...
      »StevenL.Imlay: Ken was an icon in our sport. Plus he was a class act and he will be ...
      »softball4b: Ken's Memorial is Saturday, August 25 at Mariners Church 5001 Newport ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Kenny was one of my first, and most special, friends in Senior ...
      »ALLPRO: Ken gave me my first real opportunity to play "big time" softball. He ...
      »softball4b: If you have any thoughts of stories you can share. Please take a ...
6 July 16, 2018 776

Jim Sherman Memorial in Salem

» jimperry19: Played in the Jim Sherman this past weekend at Wallace Marine in ...
      »JamesLG: Hi Jim: We played in the 65s earlier in the week and the SSUSA an ...
      »DaveDowell: James ... ALL of the game scores and bracket results for both ...
2 July 16, 2018 157

Hitting Clinic for Birmingham, Alabama area

» southpaw: Just wondering if there is someone in the softball world who would be ...
0 July 15, 2018 65

Rating change for a team that disbanded

» shortstopchic10: Why would a team get moved to Major in July when the team split up in ...
      »shortstopchic10: And better yet what happens to all the players on that team that have ...
      »SSUSA Staff: shortstopchic10 ... Your second question is best answered first: YES ...
      »Jon44: I want to make sure I understand. Team A wins or does well enough ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Jon44 ... The "decision" would likely not occur, nor be an issue, at ...
      »shortstopchic10: What is considered doing well enough to be bumped so fast? They won ...
      »shortstopchic10: As to teams picking up players from disbanded teams... The rating ...
      »SSUSA Staff: shortstopchic10 ... SSUSA does a formal ratings review twice ...
      »shortstopchic10: I understand the rating review and why it happens but I dont ...
8 July 12, 2018 848

Hitting Clinics coming up in July

» StevenL.Imlay: We are going to have some hitting Academies coming up in the next few ...
      »Rainmans: We are very fortunate to have this level of instruction in our area. ...
      »StevenL.Imlay: Steve, Thanks for the compliments and good luck with your surger ...
      »Ozone8: How about doing a clinic in Albuquerque?
      »StevenL.Imlay: Ozone8, All I need is 10-15 players to sign up for the clinic and I ...
      »16wood: Rainmans put it pretty well but I'd add that Steve also offers ...
      »Webbie25: I'd be happy to try to make it if my work schedule allows. I do have ...
      »16wood: Mark, I'm finer than frog hair... thanks for asking. BW
      »StevenL.Imlay: We still have few openings for the upcoming Hitting Clinics. Go to ...
8 July 12, 2018 767

Northeast Championships Syracuse, NY

» Shark: The Northeast Championships started today in Syracuse, NY on a very ...
      »Nancy Allen: Sharkey, I hope that you have a good tournament. Thank you for the ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Session #1 Final Results • MEN'S 40-MAJOR 1. Giant Steel/TRVE (NY) ...
      »Shark: I want to thank all of the teams that attended the Northeast ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Session #2 Final Results • MEN'S 65-AAA 1. Brantford Nissan Seniors ...
4 July 12, 2018 635

Injured Iraqi Vet relearns Rotation, Snap and Good Mechanics

» bogie: 49 year old spent a year relearning to walk, and an amazing jo ...
      »StevenL.Imlay: Bogey, Great video not only because you helped out a Vet but how you ...
1 July 11, 2018 97

for SSUSA staff

» coop3636: Hey staff How do you make the decision of playing a 3 game RR and a ...
      »r4pitch: coop3636 If you are play ssusa plan on 3 days.We have had 2 teams and ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Brett ... The "rhyme or reason" in that decision is mathematical and ...
      »r4pitch: Sadly that is the answer they always give.issa and spa have as many ...
      »TimMcElroy: r4pitch... We generally agree on things, but I have an opposing view ...
      »coop3636: Staff The 52 team event starts on Tuesday. The number you mention ...
      »coop3636: I hit send before I fini9shed reading it. Should have said 5 teams ...
      »DaveDowell: Brett, here's what your 2-day structure for Session #2 of the Midwest ...
      »coop3636: Dave I DON'T want any preferential treatment. I am just saying that ...
      »DaveDowell: Brett ... Your "5-teams or less playing two days only" theory solves ...
      »r4pitch: Tim we dont want 6 games with 4 meaning nothing...with 4 teams or ...
      »TimMcElroy: It wasn't an ideal schedule for 50 M+ that weekend but I appreciate ...
11 July 11, 2018 883

Achilles Tendon Injury

» Forrest52: Looking for feedback and advice. I have a heel spur that causes pain ...
      »TexasTransplant: Had a similar problem about 12 years ago. Heel spur with calcified ...
      »DonRay52: As already mentioned. every case is different. I just has extensive ...
      »LP: A number of years ago i had bad spurs in both heels a fellow ball ...
      »DW_7: I "thought" I had a heel spur a few years back but it went away by ...
      »OZ40: I had no prior problems with my Achilles or heels and played sports ...
      »JohnBob: I can not wear Turf shoes, they cause my heel spur to flare up. Have ...
      »Forrest52: Thanks to each of you who who responded. I have been dealing with ...
      »Benji4: Forrest 52 I had the surgery last Nov. 17th in Phoenix with a ...
      »TexasTransplant: Challenge your physical therapist. Let him know that, despite your ...
      »OZ40: The above suggestions are great. Movement and massage are key. ...
10 July 11, 2018 322

National championship shoe awards

» tugboat: The 2017 National Championship was held last October. I am checking ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Yes, we received our shoes from the World's at Rock N Reno ...
      »jimperry19: Question, my team won the 55M National Championship last year during ...
      »DaveDowell: jimperry19 ... NOPE ... The shoes were for the Triple Grand Slam ...
      »jimperry19: Thanks Dave. One can always hope. And I could definitely use new ...
      »Axemansa: Jim, how did your team do in bracket play? I can’t find the bracket ...
5 July 9, 2018 600

Where is the new ball

» JamesLG: OK folks we are now into July and still no new ball. Some ...
      »Fred S: I am curious also what happened to the Leather covered one. I ...
      »Tremor: Sasquatch, Loch Ness monster, UFO's, SSUSA"s new balls and other ...
      »DW_7: You have to buy a lot of balls to get a good deal. For as many balls ...
      »neck10: dw_7 they will be on your case (SOON)
      »Fred S: The ones I got have the SSUSA logo on them. I know that Leather is ...
      »NYGNYY: The new ball is available and has been used in the FL Half Century ...
      »Garciastars: The new ball was not used in No Cal this past weekend. Same Trump ...
      »leftybob: Our FHC league just ordered the Trump Stotes, with SSUSA stamp. They ...
      »JamesLG: If teams can get them why can't we bring our own if we want to hi ...
      »Jawood: It is quite obvious that they are using up their old inventory. We ...
      »JamesLG: Yup Jaywood you are probably correct. If that is the case they shoul ...
      »leftybob: Don't get to excited. We hit the new new ball in FHC this weekend. ...
      »leftybob: Had the option of hitting the Team one trump ball or the SSUSA ...
      »JamesLG: Lefty I doubt you were using the new ball if you dod not notice ...
14 July 8, 2018 860

Teams going to Valdosta

» BELL: Wondering how many 65 major teams playing in Valdosta the end of the ...
      »Country13: GAS 60AAA
1 July 8, 2018 131

New to oklahoma

» YAK: Hi all. My name is Jake. I recently moved to skiatook oklahoma from ...
0 July 8, 2018 61

Team planning to merge looking at options

» hitts: Got news today part of my team is merging with a 70 team and has ...
0 July 5, 2018 210

Bob Woldyk's Swing the model for 43 year olds Swing Improvement..Glide, Lag and Snap ...

» bogie: https://youtu.be/Lt0H3vqcrw8 Overhead and slowmotion views of this ...
0 July 5, 2018 148

Tournament Prizes

» JT130: Can we have a civil discussion about the prizes given away at SSUSA ...
      »TimMcElroy: Congrats on your first post, JT130. The only SSUSA tournament that ...
      »oracle33: the costs of a team entering these tourneys that sometimes are three ...
      »Crazy8s: I can tell you the hats they gave to the 1st and 2nd place team in ...
      »TimMcElroy: 1st place in Reno received Adidas pullovers before leaving the park. ...
      »DaveDowell: Tim ... Looks like "Rookie League" had a message board homework ...
      »JT130: TimMcElroy, The Prize packages you described I have never seen at ...
      »Gavin5: JT130, My players would rather pay a lower entry fee and receive ...
      »TimMcElroy: You're on vacation Dave. I've got this one- JT130- I'm ...
      »JT130: TimMcElroy, I'm hearing a lot of donating and free on the ...
      »OZ40: If the warehouse is being cleared out for prizes I would opt for the ...
      »Garocket: JT you have no idea what the cost of running tournaments are. I agree ...
      »USAMTZ: JT makes some good points, but as outlined there are some intangibles ...
      »leftybob: Our team is still waiting for our Custom SSUSA shirts that we won in ...
      »rtaven: My understanding is the town where tournaments are held pay a ...
      »Webbie25: Maybe I am just different about this, but I have never played for the ...
      »jarhead74: What ever happened to playing the game for the love of the game. Who ...
      »Jon44: My personal opinion- It's fun to win stuff, but most of the stuff I ...
      »softball4b: Hoader25, I mean Webbie. How much of that stuff still fits? Ever ...
      »Webbie25: Hi Mike-hope to see you in San Clemente this weekend! I have already ...
      »raiderman66: If someone has a bunch of 2017 Atlanta Falcon Superbowl championship ...
      »txnighttrain: They need enough tournament directors to cover all the fields. Some ...
      »Langpap: Sounds like no one really cares for more crap, even 21st century ...
      »Chief144: I donate all of my old shirts, hats, etc to the local VA home. ...
23 July 3, 2018 1799

Playing Different Class Teams

» BH44: Not sure if this topic has been discussed in the past but was ...
      »TimMcElroy: I am of the opinion that a Major rated team has already shown itself ...
      »Duke: I could be getting this wrong, because I play in 3 different ...
      »Gonedeep43: When a Major Team has to play a AAA, the Major Team has 12 potential ...
      »TimMcElroy: Gonedeep43- Nobody is taking 12 runs from the major team. The major ...
      »grayhitter59: My only issue with the home runs being cut to three, the pitcher is ...
      »Crusher23: I think it's great that lower classification teams have the ...
      »DaveDowell: Crusher23 ... The equalizer is NOT required to be taken, and the ...
      »Crusher23: Hi Dave, yes, the equalizer is indeed optional, but the right to play ...
      »TimMcElroy: Crusher23- I was the TD and schedule writer for the recently ...
      »Crusher23: Good point Tim, about the consistency in ratings - something I hadn't ...
10 June 27, 2018 973
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