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May 1, 2012
2012 SHAPING UP AS A SEASON FOR SETTING SOFTBALL RECORDS
There is something about sports and statistics that many of us find fascinating.
Perhaps itís because sports statistics represent a foundation upon which we can objectively measure success.
Perhaps we find satisfaction in measuring our own performance (especially when we have a good game or tournament).
And perhaps it is one of those concepts that we find comforting because it is a foundation that doesnít change Ė unlike many other aspects of life.
Of course, we love statistics that show records being broken and new standards of excellence set.
With that in mind, the 2012 Season is shaping up to be a very good year for Senior Softball. The numbers of players and teams are showing a very healthy increase Ė translating into more teams and larger tournaments.
And we are poised to establish a record for the largest senior softball tournament in the sport.
The recent LVSSA/SSUSA merger in the Southwest Championships (see story on Page One), was so successful that we now believe the combined World Masters Championships in Las Vegas this fall will attract between 400 and 450 teams, easily the largest Senior Softball tournament in the history of the sport.
The goal however is not just producing raw numbers of teams; the purpose is to establish the most memorable event in the history of the sport, as well.
We believe the merger of our associations in these two tournaments will help establish a new high-water mark of excellence for participating teams and players.