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Lisa and Tonny improve average by precision placement of base hits. Swing Makeover ...

» bogie: Coed level rec player Lisa and 55 Major player Tonny, improve averag ...
0 March 17, 2016 137

CO-ED SENIORS 50+ PICO RIVERA LEAGUE

» OT: JOIN THE NEW SENIORS CO-ED 50+LEAGUE..PLAY ON THURSDAY MORNINGS..CITY ...
0 March 16, 2016 78

Great news

» lemons: Great news from Terry Hennessey today regarding his diagnosis, ...
      »curveball: Great news Terry. All of us survivors are extremely happy with your ...
      »Trotter25: Saw the email last night. That was great news. Looking forward to ...
2 March 11, 2016 170

How is this scored #2

» Sisavic: Batting out of turn. Batters A and B are listed in order on the ...
      »TexasTransplant: Since no one else has stepped on this one, I'm going to hazard a ...
      »OZ40: Umpire has the official line-up card. Batter "B" (who batted instead ...
      »B94: Same scenario Batter B has hit out of order, Batter A now in the box ...
      »Garocket: B94 in your scenario, once a pitch has been thrown to A there can be ...
      »stick8: Oz and garocket are both correct. It's like any other appeal play--it ...
      »Wayne 37: BOO [batting out of order] ~ Umpire ALWAYS has official lineup card. ...
      »Garocket: 1st scenario B is not out, A would be counted out for not batting
      »Garocket: This should clear all questions up: a. First, identify the ...
      »Wayne 37: Didn't know that the phrase "B returns to bat" to be so ...
9 March 10, 2016 466

How to score this 1

» Sisavic: Sac fly, RBI, and/or out? Bases loaded, one out, 5th run on 3rd ...
      »Sisavic: One more fact: all three runners advance and the 5th run is recorded.
      »SSUSA Staff: Something like this actually happened in MLB in April, 2011, and ...
      »stick8: It would be similar to a batter grounding out at first with a ...
      »Paul P: I would think that it would be an at bat, recorded out and error on ...
      »SSUSA Staff: MLB and Elias Sports Bureau disagree with you ... The out occurred ...
      »Paul P: The "error" occurs after the recorded out, so the instant ruling of ...
      »SSUSA Staff: That could be a possible ruling if that occurrence had been in the ...
      »Wayne 37: You have an out.....so no error......one rbi.
      »Wayne 37: BTW ~ Infield fly is called to protect the runners. Best rule of ...
9 March 8, 2016 424

Rating rule clarification

» PoollShark: I have what should be a simple question. A player who played last ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The now-aged 55 player will add that rating to his player rating ...
1 March 8, 2016 291

Birmingham Tourney

» southpaw: Thanks to everyone who participated yesterday. I truly appreciate ...
      »hemi racer: Any results to report? Any team or any player look ready for the year?
      »southpaw: I did not get to watch games very much; playing on the 65/70 field. ...
      »Vance+50: Saw a lot of long home runs hit Saturday. Montgomery Swarm 50's hit ...
      »southpaw: 2 players at the tourney Saturday misplaced their gloves. If anyone ...
4 March 8, 2016 368

New Complex in Sanford Fla.

» Locoengineer: While visiting my brother in central Fla. He mentioned and new ...
      »Player: Don't know if it's the one about which you're inquiring, but there's ...
      »LoopDaddy: Here is the scoop on what promises to be a great multipurpose ...
2 March 7, 2016 282

Best wishes for a successful 2016 campaign.

» Sparky.1: Perform with class, quality, sportsmanship and above all, the joy on ...
      »Fabe: Mahalo Sparky! Many times we take for granted all the blessings we ...
1 March 7, 2016 142

Birmingham Tourney Schedule

» southpaw: We have 4 fields for 18 teams. Here is the starting schedule for ...
      »southpaw: We play at George Ward Park (AKA Green Springs), the address is: 331 ...
      »southpaw: Entry fee is: $165 (cash please), includes umpires, 3 game guarantee.
      »southpaw: correction on schedule: Johnny Ray's has been moved to 10 a.m. game ...
      »KC Jim: Crstal Pharmacy confirmed. Contact Don Ward.
      »southpaw: Thanks, Jim; I have talked to him.
      »southpaw: Not much longer, my friends! Pray for good weather.
      »CurtfromKY: Thought I did for Bluegrass. Ooops-- We are ready
      »Lefty: I have my fingers crossed for good weather.
      »southpaw: Long range forecast is rain in middle of week and mid-60's on ...
      »hitman: Steve, Will have a supply of X-rocks and both new and used bats on ...
      »Lefty: Jim the hitman what ball are we hitting in Birmingham.
      »southpaw: 10 a.m. games: SouthEast Combat--Montgomery Swarm; Southern ...
      »southpaw: We have 19 teams; the above schedule is a little different from top ...
      »southpaw: I am not available tomorrow; participating in the polls. If you have ...
      »CurtfromKY: Steve did I miss the post on the format for Saturday? If you would, ...
      »southpaw: Hey Curt, it was on the original; should have carried it over though. ...
      »Perl: 3 game guarantee 5 HRs and a single SPA or SSUSA balls I ...
17 March 3, 2016 1085

Anyone know of a score keeping app for iOS that allows 11. Fielders at a time?

» Deb6508: Hi All, Anyone know of a score keeping app for iOS that allows 11. ...
      »wdodge22: Did you look at GameChanger?
      »Deb6508: Yes. GameChanger doesn't allow for 11 fielders. At least I couldn't ...
      »wdodge22: My apologies, my brain kicked in on 11 and ignored the word ...
3 March 2, 2016 221

Steve Marshal passing

» surf88: I received my SSUSA Newsletter via email today and learned of Steve ...
      »surf88: God rest his soul. Ed
      »Brusco: Ed, I too was sad to hear of Steve's passing. Also played with ...
      »Cabs51: Hi Ed and Bruce, It was a shock to everyone here in Tucson. He had ...
      »surf88: Hi Paul, Do you by chance have an address for his father so that we ...
      »400: Attended Steve's and Mom's service Sunday evening. Spoke with ...
5 March 1, 2016 424

Softball Quotes

» Capt Kirk: Sometimes the only thing that is fair in life is the ball hit between ...
      »Capt Kirk: SB: Losers assemble in small groups and complain ABOUT coaches and ...
      »lemons: Thanks for the reminders Capt. It's almost spring in Indiana.
      »Dbax: You can't coach stupid.
      »BruceinGa: He couldn't catch a cold!
      »tg69: he couldn't buy a hit, even on blue lite special.Kmart
      »bond_171513: 2 hands while your're learning
      »BudLeftField: He who is without error may cast the first softball.
      »DaveDowell: "...Softball was a lot easier when we were younger and only had to ...
      »Fabe: I hate losing more than I love Winning! Aloha, Fabe
      »Dbax: Softball is 90% mental and the other half is physical.
      »Dbax: These are ...
      »Wayne 37: The only thing you know about pitching is you can't hit it!
      »Capt Kirk: Baseball Quotes: "I can remember a sports writer asking me for a ...
      »k man: As I step into the batters box someone on the bench says 'who's up ...
      »JimmyG: The one that I always love to hear after a league game...."I can't ...
      »Paul P: My outfielders don't yell, "I got it", they yell, "I'll go get it."
      »stick8: I'd like to have a dollar for each time I've heard: "hit the ...
      »JDub: My Personal Favorite is, "I May be Deaf & Blind, but I Ain't Deaf & ...
      »?: "Yesterday it was a ball... And tomorrow it's a ball.... BU ...
      »grayhitter59: even a broken clock is right twice a day.
      »garyheifner: Just before a ring tournament-game 1, I gave the best motivational ...
      »rrengineer99: my favorite.."hit em'where they ain't"
      »TexasTransplant: "Nice throw; does you husband play?"
      »DonnieSmith: "Unbutton your shirt and let the other guy out".......you ...
      »Player: We need hitters! Batters are dime a dozen!
25 March 1, 2016 1359

Mendoza Line

» Webbie25: I am just curious-what would a reasonable 'Mendoza Line' be in slow ...
      »Webbie25: Also, is there a Mendoza Line for a player that is only a DH? Would ...
      »chico senior: I still play softball with 3 guys I played with in the 70's with the ...
      »16wood: One problem with team batting averages is that half the guys are ...
      »DieselDan: This discussion is a spin off of the other one about MVP. For me, if ...
      »B94: The other factor that has to be considered here is the level of play ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Webbie, an interesting topic. I think I side with DieselDan on this ...
6 Feb. 29, 2016 619

Batting Average or On Base Percentage

» Capt Kirk: Which stat is the most important in determining a lineup, BA or ...
      »k man: Kirk, you do mention other factors as it should not be just about BA ...
      »Bubble Gum: OPS works for me!
      »crusher: Question on making a lineup. Probably a wash BA or OBP. A lower ...
      »NYGNYY: I believe k man is spot on when determining an MVP. This is slow ...
      »Slap hitter: Best question of the year...Mango, should we share our decades of ...
      »OZ40: It's not always about batting average. The player that gets the ...
      »BruceinGa: Oz, I would think that the 650 and 850 batters would need to change ...
      »DieselDan: Whoever has the most positive input on offense and defense. The guy ...
      »swing for the fences : OBP is great but RBIs Extra base hits should be factor in... now, ...
      »TexasTransplant: It's always seemed to me that taking a hit away from the opposition ...
      »OZ40: Good points Bruce. I should have been clearer in my post. I was ...
      »Tri18: Years ago when a lot of us were playing under endorsement agreements ...
      »DoubleL10: Alan, I could not agree with you more. I have managed teams and use ...
      »taits: This is another one of the debates that comes around every so often. ...
      »Capt Kirk: We calculate OBP; hits (includes getting on as result of an error), ...
      »rh25: My teams keep OBP the same as Alan Tanner stated with one exception. ...
      »mad dog: yeah rh25...that gets me..when some guy will say he got on base when ...
      »Wayne 37: OPB is ............................... On-base percentage ...
      »BruceinGa: Wayne, you batted 10th and the next two were "weak hitters"? Were ...
      »joel 1975: what's wrong with batting last in line up,sure makes the guy's ...
      »joel 1975: on base percentage some guy's want walk if it wont help there ...
      »joel 1975: if you have a guy go 7for 12 that's .583 the next guy goe's 4 for8 ...
      »Tri18: Taits, When someone hits into a fielders choice or double play, that ...
      »Webbie25: Lots of good points here. I agree with the double play being 2 ...
      »The Screamer5: All great points...! Batting average and on base percentage are ...
      »Wayne 37: Bruce, They were by far the oldest and the slowest on the ...
      »Wayne 37: Softball might be better using OPS: the sum of a player’s on-base ...
      »Slap hitter: Helloooooooo Tate22...I thought you would have weighed in on this ...
      »Tate22: Yo,Slappy (aka the fabulous Gary Springer), you know I'm an OBP ...
      »FOFO: I would like to see solo home runs that aren't the 5th run with two ...
      »Tri18: Dodo, Great point as we have thought of that on our team too. Could ...
      »Slap hitter: Tate 22 ...That warms my heart...I can't remember who owes who lunch, ...
      »Webbie25: I agree with the thought about a solo home run-but only to a point. ...
      »Capt Kirk: On Base Percentage plus slugging (OPS) Calculation: ...
      »Webbie25: Stats can lie, also. This past weekend I made 2 outs in 16 or 17 at ...
      »B94: A "good" scorekeeper is a must to keep accurate stats. I've seen it ...
      »16wood: Bill Russell of the Boston Celtics used to say about stats... 'my ...
      »stick8: FOFO, would you apply that same principle if the solo was not the 5th ...
      »Gavin5: The most common walk is the intentional walk when the max runner is ...
      »CurtfromKY: Wow look at all the "ideas" and "suggestions" for scorekeeping but ...
      »16wood: CurtfromKY: I'm not sure that your quotes shown below was directe ...
      »FOFO: Stick, There are occasional instances when a solo is not a negative, ...
      »garyheifner: My team worries about neither. We don't keep any stats. One of the ...
      »CurtfromKY: I meant no disrespect to anyone above with my comments about the "W" ...
      »Adiktiv6: Average or OBP ?? It don't matter cuz in my mind I always bat ...
      »k man: Adik, I think you mean 1.000, because .1000 is way below the Mendoza ...
      »Webbie25: Hey, someone else knows what the Mendoza Line is. I made that comment ...
      »Capt Kirk: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mendoza_Line: The Mendoza Line is an ...
      »Adiktiv6: No, I meant .1000....I never said I was a good hitter!! A dik
49 Feb. 29, 2016 2307

sponsorship for teams

» mike77: looking to sponsor senior softball teams mon-fri at new bar and grill ...
0 Feb. 29, 2016 385

Weather Forecast Spring training 2-26 Vero Beach

» bkb555: Hi guys, just wondering what the forecast is for this weekend's ...
      »wagon487: um, really? weather.com?
      »bkb555: yeah, weather.com never makes mistakes...we were supposed to have 2 ...
      »bkb555: ....besides, I am here now in vero beach so I can use local TV ...
      »wagon487: um, to bad all the local stations don't have their own website with ...
      »bkb555: always has to be some smartass in the bunch...thanks for the help
      »Tri18: Bkb, Going through various weather reports it looks like a couple of ...
      »Tri18: Just got home after wrapping up our Spring Training program in Vero. ...
      »bkb555: Alan.....fantastic job again in Vero Beach....had a great time and it ...
8 Feb. 28, 2016 438

Who's going....

» coop3636: I know its a SPA tourney, but.. Who is going to the Montgomery, AL ...
      »Perl: My guess is that these 55 Teams will be there Montgomery Swarm ...
1 Feb. 26, 2016 258

Winter World Championships Results

» firestick52: I am looking for results for the 65 AAA div. Can someone tell me when ...
      »DieselDan: Get in line 52.
      »Fred S: At this point I think it is a lost cause like posting of most of the ...
      »Ho: It should be evident by now the results are lost and will never show ...
      »DieselDan: Lost results or not, Sacramento should be keeping us aware of what's ...
      »firestick52: There are no results for Winter National Championships in Ft. Myers ...
      »cuda65: They have not as yet commented on the post I made maybe in December ...
      »Player: Check out the results (on this board and Twitter) for the TOC. ...
      »spoonplugger: 300+ teams in the the November tournaments. Where is the priority ...
      »SSUSA Staff: For the Winter Worlds 65-AAA Division: 1st: Primetime 2nd: No Guts, ...
      »cuda65: Fine, that`s specific for one age group. What about the rest? I ...
      »DieselDan: Dave, Here are your replies to requests for the Nov. Winter ...
      »bbullet: You wouldn't need to do all the keyboarding. As has been suggested ...
      »Sparky.1: Seems like we've had this discussion before and with today's ...
      »firestick52: SSUSA Staff. Will the results for the 2 tournaments mentioned be ...
      »razer: This outfit is the worst for getting results. Played in the ISSA TOC ...
      »DieselDan: I don't think it's a case of not caring Razer. A lack of personnel ...
      »Fabe: I agree...I think it is staffing n software vs not caring. Difficult ...
      »razer: email me the results. I will put them on this board. Not that ...
      »DieselDan: What about game results throughout the tournament?
      »DieselDan: My bad! That's what razer has asked for. That's it, bed time.
      »Vman17: We too played in the ISF/ISSA TOC in Tampa. The results of games were ...
      »creins: They have never posted the vegas results and now that page is gone. ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Full World Masters 2015 Las Vegas results are available from the ...
      »cuda65: How about the results from Ft. Myers?
      »SSUSA Staff: FROM RELATED POST RE: TOC YESTERDAY Feb. 10, 2016 Player (55 ...
      »cuda65: A little testy are we and somewhat arrogant? We pay dues and fees ...
      »DaveDowell: And MAYBE you should have looked at the event Tournament Page before ...
      »cuda65: Please accept my humble apologies. Thank you
      »Dbax: Bazinga!
      »Fabe: Much Mahalo for the score updates! Brought back memories of how tough ...
      »BobbyShea: Quicker posting of scores can help managers figure out if ...
      »DieselDan: Thank you SSUSA staff for posting the game results.
32 Feb. 26, 2016 2177

Peoria, AZ Sidewinder's Tourney

» E6 in AZ: Just wanted to point out that this last weekend's Sidewinder Tourney, ...
      »Dbax: Agreed!
      »Webbie25: I also agree it was great!And it was nice to have the 88 degree ...
      »TommyGunn: Agreed, only wish more 50's team would have participated. They ...
      »E6 in AZ: I agree with that completely. The "other guy" had quite a few 50s ...
      »Dbax: Any tournament is better than that other guys!
5 Feb. 23, 2016 412
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