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Lost my Senior 55 players card

» jimperry19: SSUSA office, I have lost my players card that was good through this ...
      »SSUSA Staff: jimperry19 ... You'll "be good to go" for the balance of the 2018 ...
      »jimperry19: Staff, thanks for the info. I appreciate it.
2 May 4, 2018 220

Home plate mat size

» Tony44: What are the dimensions supposed to be for the home plate mat?
      »Nancy Allen: Tony, you can find all dimensions in the rulebook which is online ...
      »Tony44: Thanks Nancy I should have checked that first
      »Nancy Allen: Tony, that is fine. The nice thing about SSUSA is that they make a ...
      »OZ40: Our 55+ senior league uses a 2' x 3' board with rounded corners. It ...
      »TexasTransplant: Interestingly, the SPA rulebook shows their mat to be 35" x 21"; two ...
      »marcster13: I don't know if it was my imagination but it seemed the strike mat at ...
      »mad dog: marcster13 ..you weren't imagining it....they were smaller...i heard ...
      »DaveDowell: Imagination is proving unreliable here ... They were the official ...
8 May 4, 2018 386

SSUSA Policy Clarification

» GS101: I have been hearing a lot of different things from different people ...
      »TimMcElroy: The best advice anyone can offer is that you to call the office ...
1 May 4, 2018 291

Remembering Shark

» hitnrun5: Cinco de Mayo has special meaning for a lot of people across the ...
      »Dbax: RIP Shark.
      »Webbie25: Shark's up there starting in left-center for God's team!
2 May 3, 2018 165

Knee Surgery or replacement

» Darjlov: I am looking for other experiences or suggestions. I am 52 and had ...
      »MurrayW: Go see another doctor. You're not too young if a knee replacement is ...
      »missouridave: I also recommend getting a second opinion. I had my knee replaced at ...
      »softball4b: It is not about how old you are, it is about how long the knee will ...
      »beejaytx: The drill hole procedure is called microfracture. Had it done as part ...
      »Nancy Allen: At the risk of being redundant, getting a second opinion is good ...
      »kjones: I had micro fracture surgery 5 yrs ago. I have been able to run at ...
      »gman67: I've had both of my knees replaced. I had my first at 51 and my ...
7 May 3, 2018 521

Hitting Academy

» Webbie25: Last chance to sign up for Hitting Clinic in Elk Grove, Cal May 2nd ...
0 April 30, 2018 142

Stealing other teams Softballs

» West Coast Mayhem #00: For those of you who STEAL other teams softballs and blacken out ...
      »Dbax: Agree 100%. And I would add that with the ridiculous entry fees we ...
      »Chief144: Dbax, ALL teams are given 6 balls for each tournament & if you play ...
      »Dbax: Oh.......never mind.
      »raiderman66: Count yourself lucky as you could be playing down in Florida in the ...
      »mad dog: how about going and retrieving your hr balls in a timely ...
      »DaveDowell: mad dog ... You appear to be mentioning an often-ignored rulebook ...
      »grayhitter59: i agree with Mad Dog, you leave them behind you lose them.
      »grayhitter59: It's not stealing if you don't go get them.
      »West Coast Mayhem #00: Dave, Not to question your authority, but that rule applies ...
      »DaveDowell: WCM#00 ... That's partially correct (and no feeling of questioning ...
      »mad dog: to me any ball left after your game is open range balls......if your ...
      »softball4b: Damn I am going to have to throw all of my batting practice balls ...
      »k man: You learn something new everyday. I didn't know that after 6 games ...
      »Pa: Mayhem #00 does go after his home run balls or others on the team and ...
      »BallPlayer35: I have not had the pleasure of meeting WCM #00, but I do know his ...
      »grayhitter59: Ok let me get this straight, first if during a game which my team is ...
      »Webbie25: Softball4b-you had better be careful about admitting you might have ...
      »grayhitter59: I don't believe it's stealing if you just don't care enough to go and ...
      »DaveDowell: Manny ... This moral issue is going to turn on the timing and overall ...
19 April 30, 2018 2052

The Screamer5

» OZ40: The Screamer5 stated: "We simply disagree on this topic, which is ...
      »The Screamer5: OZ40, for some reason, you refuse to let it go. Lol. I don't know why ...
      »Jon44: Just my opinion, but every game I was involved in at the SW ...
      »DaveDowell: Jon44 ... I was the lead Field Director at Big League Dreams from ...
      »chico senior: Well you guys running NCSSA, are you going to still claim there is no ...
      »OZ40: Jon44: I agree when you say the 'adjustment wasn't so great'. That ...
      »yerwombat: Pitchers determine if a batter takes a 3-2 count all the 1-1 count ...
      »OZ40: Yep, all this time the answer has been in the pitchers hand, throw ...
      »DaveDowell: This is cyclical redundancy at its finest! ... So we'll do the same ...
      »OZ40: For the record, I did submit an email for the last convention, it ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Now maybe we're getting somewhere! ... At least you do (or did at one ...
      »OZ40: I fully understand that the process for inclusion is not from the ...
      »yerwombat: Sure would be nice to see games scores so one could if one was ...
      »OZ40: This will take a bit of explanation so bear with me: A long time ago ...
      »yerwombat: The philosopher in me agrees the logical mathematician does not and ...
      »DaveDowell: OZ40 ... When a decision is made to close a thread, it's normally due ...
      »k man: Here's a thought, since the main concern seems to be getting in the ...
      »yerwombat: Awesome Dave Great job Thank you tim
      »DaveDowell: Tim ... You've got another 160 scores available for your statistical ...
      »OZ40: Understand the closing of the thread parameters. Regarding the closed ...
      »DaveDowell: You may be right OZ40 to some extent... But just so we're (crystal) ...
      »OZ40: You may be right Dave to some extent...But just so we're (crystal) ...
21 April 27, 2018 1066

SW Championship 50 Major results.

» Gonedeep43: 1. Stadium 2. LAF 3. Alpha Dogs
0 April 25, 2018 239

Jason Branch teaches Hitting Mechanics, Power and Place Hitting. SM#71

» bogie: One of the smaller mens major players, does an amazing job of ...
      »fennellwg: I like this one a lot. The video is a good indicator of how better ...
      »bogie: Bill your observation is right on..some of the best hitters have a ...
      »Wayne 37: All I see him doing is bringing the knob of the bat (hands) down to ...
      »Wayne 37: Reggie Jackson used to roll his front foot over like that, but most ...
4 April 25, 2018 606

SouthWest Tournament finals in 65AAA

» Funwiththesuns: Does anyone know how the 65AAA teams finished?
0 April 25, 2018 129

what happens when.

» grayhitter59: Staff, what happens when a 55 major plus player turns sixty and wants ...
      »DaveDowell: Hi Manny ... Please call the Sacramento Office at (916) 326.5303 ...
      »softball4b: Hope this helps, but I do not think you have to be M+. Applebee’s ...
      »Dbax: Now that's funny. And true.
      »grayhitter59: Thank you,what happen to AARP. Oh! thats right that's when we turn ...
      »pizzaboy: Ask Tugboat!
      »grayhitter59: Dave, thank you I reached out to home office and they gave me the ...
      »DaveDowell: Excellent! ... They're pretty sharp on that stuff ...
7 April 25, 2018 643

Cape Coral Tournament

» gman67: Could you please post information for this weekends Cape Coral ...
      »Trotter25: I got the schedule from Tim over the weekend and final yesterday. He ...
      »TimMcElroy: gman67- the Cape Coral schedule is posted in the tournament ...
2 April 24, 2018 174

1-1 count and new ball

» garyheifner: As U all have seen over the years, I am in favor of the 1-1 count at ...
      »txnighttrain: The 1-1 count produced more Base on Balls due to the windy ...
      »txnighttrain: If people like 1-1, then they should go play USSSA. If SSUSA wants to ...
      »r4pitch: As a pitcher the 1-1 count does not make you throw meat ..It speeds ...
      »E-BOMB: This guy ^^^^^^ put it perfectly.
      »OZ40: 'makes hitters not wait for a strike' Sadly, that kinda says it ...
      »Jawood: First tournament, five games played, five games went 7 innings! Used ...
      »Crusher23: OZ, you are spot on again. Some people just don't get it...
      »OZ40: Crusher, it just makes sense to me. If hitters are dominating the ...
      »The Screamer5: We get it gentlemen, you are not in favor of the starting with a 1-1 ...
      »DaveDowell: No opinion here (because the only opinion that counts is that of the ...
      »k man: Dave, to really be able to compare, what % went the full 7 innings ...
      »DaveDowell: k man ... We wouldn't have a definitive answer on last year's data, ...
      »OZ40: The Screamer5: 'Complaining' is a word you choose to use. I prefer ...
      »The Screamer5: OZ40. I apologize if you took offense to my post. Certainly didn't ...
      »PoollShark: As a pitcher I like the rule, I think it speeds up the game. As a ...
      »r4pitch: poollshark well said..
      »mck71: And there we go, "speeds up the game" (just not a fan of those words, ...
      »PoollShark: Just to clarify, when I say "speed up the game" I don't mean the ...
      »OZ40: Screamer, no offense taken. Pooll Shark, I'm there to hit, we all ...
      »Crusher23: HEAR, HEAR OZ40! Crusher, it just makes sense to me. If hitters are ...
      »OZ40: I guess I'm just out of the loop here Crusher23. Everyday, ...
      »PoollShark: OZ40, just let me know in advance if you're going to roll it so I can ...
      »OZ40: I'm pretty good at golf except for the windmill and the alligator, ...
      »DCPete: No way you can handle the clown's mouth . . .
      »OZ40: C'mon, that's a simple straight incline shot, the games are won and ...
      »maskedman: the worst thing about the 1-1 in younger ball is the umpire.if he ...
      »Wes: I'm just an old guy who can remember what REAL softball/baseball was ...
      »Wes: I do NOT know why you would to
      »ChiPrimeMarty: I've been playing ASA park district ball with a 1-1 count since 1985, ...
      »mad dog: wow....hitters....hitters ...hitters.....hardly anything said about ...
      »OZ40: True enough, having the mat delineates the length and width of the ...
      »DaveDowell: Mark, we have a lot of very talented pitchers across all age groups ...
      »marcster13: It will be fun to read these comments if and when the other groups go ...
      »r4pitch: So oz what about the batters Standing in front of plate ..No way ...
      »OZ40: Out of the box is a discretionary call and not all batters stand in ...
      »txnighttrain: I umpire USSSA. When they got rid of the courtesy foul, more guys ...
      »r4pitch: oz you said the pitcher gets 1 st strike then a moon ball .. ...
      »OZ40: No, I said umpire calls moonshot or worm burner then alluded to that ...
      »titanhd: Played 2 games today at SW championship. neither game went 7 innings
      »titanhd: I will say that the wind had a lot to do with it. Lots of walks and ...
      »Wayne 37: Just a question...........can the pitcher throw more strikes and less ...
      »SRoe44: Most umpires are not qualified or good enough to handle a 1-1 count ...
      »B.J.: SRoe.. lol... I find it just the opposite.. most players do not ...
      »OZ40: You can always tell which umpires played the game and which didn't. ...
      »Big00al: Im 65 and hope we never get that rule. When I got out of the Navy in ...
      »JTeleven: OZ40..I have been reading your posts regarding the recent ...
      »OZ40: JTeleven, thanks, I just call them as I see them. Why is it always ...
      »tc4whlr: I find you guys that whine about the height of the pitch and the 1-1 ...
      »OZ40: tc4whlr: That was my whole end game as it pertains to all my posts; ...
      »The Screamer5: I know we've dragged this topic out plenty enough... but I'm just ...
      »OZ40: I've laid out my reasons plenty of times and they are researchable on ...
      »The Screamer5: OZ40, you're free to comment (hopefully respectfully) on any subject ...
52 April 24, 2018 2930

SW Championship-Lorenzi Park

» titanhd: Does anyone have an update on the SUMMY Team Player that had an ...
      »gott2play: Titanhd, George Robinson was the player who collapsed from ...
      »Jerry820: Hey Tony, George has been released this morning and will be flying ...
      »Longhorns: Glad to hear george is ok. Lots of love from the Mtc family.
      »neck10: George glad to hear your ok all the kinnco boys
4 April 23, 2018 767

Best performing 44/375 softball

» KC_Baron: The below question pertains to a non-sanctioned senior tournament ...
      »mck71: My opinion - AD Starr Tattoo. ISSA uses blue and SPA has switched to ...
      »KC_Baron: Thank you for your comments. In my opinion the 44/375 ISA X-Rock ...
      »Turbo 34: Definitely the X Rock! Only 44-375 better was the Dudley Thunder ...
      »Fred S: I have to go with the Evil Micro-cell. Many people disagree but IMO ...
      »Fred S: My second choice would the Tattoo NX3's. I got some leftover test ...
      »OZ40: Our 55+ league started using Alan Tanner's Team 1 44/375 microcell ...
      »MDog002: That ball used in Mesquite marked "SS" for Senior Special is a dumbed ...
      »Jethro: Go with the ball that Alan Tanner sells. We love it. Our Crossville ...
8 April 22, 2018 560

Stadium 50 Major

» Gonedeep43: Outstanding Tournament win this weekend in Vegas. You guys are ...
0 April 22, 2018 257

more defense please

» maskedman: When are senior softball and all other forms of slow pitch going to ...
0 April 22, 2018 251

Divisions

» Willy8: Has SSUSA considered reducing the number of divisions in the 70 age ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Willy8 ... One quick observation, then a response to your question ...
      »Turbo 34: Actually if you look at his numbers there would be less AAA teams ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Yes, that's true ... Which just expands the rating disparity "issue" ...
      »Willy8: Thanks for the input. It was just a thought.
4 April 16, 2018 529

tournament brackets

» big unit: why does it take so long for ssusa to put the brackets out, this is ...
      »DaveDowell: Here's an update for you big (?) unit ... There are two games at 9:00 ...
      »Benji4: I'm curious. Do people actually need a week or so notice to figure ...
      »missouridave: Benji,the reason it is important to some people is whether or not ...
      »DaveDowell: missouridave ... I miss the good old days where the seeding schedules ...
      »PoollShark: Dave, when teams have to be registered 3 weeks in advance you have ...
      »DaveDowell: Thanks, PoolShark ... It was a three-week entry deadline lead-time ...
      »missouridave: DD I stand corrected. I counted the number of days prior to the ...
      »DaveDowell: No worries, Dave ... You remain one of the "good guys" here! ... It's ...
      »Benji4: Dave GSL, USSSA, ASA and even law Enforcement give you the ...
      »softball4b: FYI Most courts tell you to appear on a certain date. You have no ...
      »DaveDowell: riada ekim ... Here's the general advice we give over the phone ... ...
11 April 15, 2018 767
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