https://www.vspdirect.com/softball/welcome?utm_source=softball&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=partner

 
SIGN IN:   Password     »Sign up

Message board   »Message Board home    »Sign-in or register to get started

Online now: 0 members ; 31 anonymous
Change topic:

Details for Mason's Grandpa


Real name:

Location:
,

Division:

Messages posted by Mason's Grandpa »Message board home   »Start a new discussion

Nov. 23, 2021
Mason's Grandpa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ratings

Thanks Dave. Now it makes sense.
Nov. 23, 2021
Mason's Grandpa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Ratings

I was wondering how a team can win Worlds in Vegas this year and not move up? Pill & Pill Won 65AAA Worlds this year. MN Lumberjacks came in 2nd. MN Lumberjacks moved to Major but Pill & Pill stayed in AAA. ?????????
May 6, 2021
Mason's Grandpa
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Mountain Men 60 AAA

Berk is a GREAT pickup. Good Arm, Speed and Bat. He is a player I would consider leaving on the team for the rest of the year.
Oct. 31, 2020
Mason's Grandpa
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 65 yr old team looking for players

Have you had any luck finding players? Email me at coachbb32@yahoo.com
Nov. 8, 2019
Mason's Grandpa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 70 Maj + V. 65 Major

Dave, Out of Curiosity. WHY is a 70 Major Plus Team playing in the same Bracket as the 65 Major Teams? In Rock n Reno Omen 70 played Enviro-Vac Marauders 70. Omen did win, but they did know blow them out.
Nov. 7, 2019
Mason's Grandpa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 70 Maj + V. 65 Major

Thanks Dave, I appreciate the response
Nov. 7, 2019
Mason's Grandpa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 70 Maj + V. 65 Major

Dave, If a 65 Major Team is playing against a 70 Major Plus Team, does the 70 Major
Plus Team play by the 65 Major Rules? 6 Home runs and only 10 Players?

Feb. 6, 2019
Mason's Grandpa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Recent Palm Springs Tournament - One & One Count with one to waste.

I also played in Palm Springs this year. What I noticed this year is the Umpires that were used (I did only see four umpires at work)3 of the 4 had NO CLUE how to umpire or know Senior Rules. In our Bracket we only saw 3 different Umpires. The fourth Umpire, I watched do a game in another bracket. Not only the umpiring was bad, the director (Vicky) caused big problems too. By the time players stopped arguing with the umpire because he did NOT know Senior rules the games were shorten. We had 3 different Umpires, we played by 3 different sets of rules. There was ONE Umpire that did a FANTASTIC job (Patrick). Every game we had Patrick our games went 7 innings. He knew the rules and kept the game moving. He had a GREAT Personality. He told me he Umpires in many different Softball Associations. IF I were an association looking for umpires for a tournament, Patrick would be the first umpire I would inquire about.
On a side note, The Palm Springs Tournament was one of the worst run tournaments you could ever enter. The tournament Director has NO IDEA on how to run a Tournament. I heard one team went 6-0 and came in 3rd place. She accused one team of forfeiting a game AFTER they won the game because they did not have enough healthy players to play in their next game. The team that LOST was credited with a Win. Instead of just following the Bracket, SHE totally screwed up the bracket. A losing team got a bye instead of the undefeated team. I do not know who won this bracket. Because of her changing the bracket around, the Records of the two teams that played in the Championship game were 3-2 and 0-4 before the game started. All teams want when playing in a Tournament is a FAIR WELL run tournament. Vicky's tournaments are are neither. I understand why the 6-0 team left. I highly recommend you do NOT enter her Tournaments unless you like CONTROVERSY.
July 18, 2018
Mason's Grandpa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: RV Overnight

Thank you
July 18, 2018
Mason's Grandpa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: RV Overnight

Does anybody know if you can RV overnight at Bartholomew Sports Park in Elk Grove?
Feb. 23, 2018
Mason's Grandpa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WOULD YOU QUIT PLAYING?

OZ40, We play in a 50 and a 60 City League. EVERY TEAM has COMPLAINED about the balls. It does no good. You can't tell the Park & Rec Director or the Field Coordinator anything. Their response is "If you don't like it don't play" I do not know what your teams pay to play? Regular teams pay $575 for Ten Games. Senior Leagues pay $400 for Ten games. NO PLAYOFFS. We play 2 sessions. So that's $800 and $1,050 for 20 games.
Feb. 22, 2018
Mason's Grandpa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WOULD YOU QUIT PLAYING?

I would not quit. I know some bat company will come out with a bat made for those Sh*@y balls? We use those balls in our local league. They are TOTAL CRAP BALLS. Those balls work well in 55 degrees or lower. But when it is hot outside they are the worst balls made. No matter how much we complain about the balls, our local ASA/Rec Director refuses to change the balls. He has a HUGE EGO.
May 27, 2016
Mason's Grandpa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Rocket Launcher

I also have a Dudley. I use the 27oz Balance. I really like the Dudley. Even the Dudley is better than the Rocket Launcher. Dudley and Melee are very similar. But I'd give the edge to Dudley. IMO, The reason you don't see as many Dudley's this year is because of the Melee. Very similar bats but Dudley got greedy and raised the price last year. Before last Oct. I was paying $170 for the Dudley. Now you see them going for $200 to $220.
May 26, 2016
Mason's Grandpa
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Will be in Reno June 3-5 Looking for a 55 team

If I understand the rules for picking up players, To add a player to your roster you MUST be a connecting state. Last time I looked California and Washington do not touch.
May 26, 2016
Mason's Grandpa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Rocket Launcher

Personally, I feel the Adidas Melee is a better bat. Balls jump off the Melee quicker than the Rocket Launcher. I've used both. I dumped the Rocket for the Melee. The Rocket Launcher seams to swing heavier than the Melee. The ball jumps off the Melee like it does off the Ultra 2. I've heard of players getting 1600-2000 swings on it. That's about 17-1800 more swings than the Ultra 2. It takes about 80 swings to get the Melee game ready. As you all know, it's the preference of the individual batter. If you do want a Rocket Launcher, since they swing heavy, buy one one size down.
May 7, 2016
Mason's Grandpa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: times

Dave, I apologize if I'm wrong. You stated that the Draft Schedule was posted Thursday at Mid-day. My question is, WHY can't we find it on the SSUSA website.
May 7, 2016
Mason's Grandpa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: times

From what I understand they are having problems with fields.

April 15, 2016
Mason's Grandpa
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2016 melee

I have used the New Adidas Melee and the New Rocket Launcher. Personally if I had my choice I would use the Melee. The Melee swings much easier than the Launcher. The ball jumps off the Melee just like the Ultra 2. The difference is, with the Ultra 2, you'll be lucky to get 100 swings before it breaks. We had over 1600 swings on the Melee before it broke. The Combat Rocket Launcher is trying hard to make a great bat. But it's NOT there yet. From what I was told, The RL is on its 3rd try in a year to making this bat great. Melee is better. From what I've read about the RL, it states it has SPIN TECHNOLOGY. Dudley Bats have the spin technology. In my opinion, I have NOT found the RL to have such technology. I will say, the White League Rocket Launcher is a real good bat (Highly Recommended). The League bat does have a warranty. But the price they want for it is WAY WAY to high. Do you really want to spend $300 for a bat? They'd sell a lot more if the price was dropped by $75.00
Dec. 20, 2015
Mason's Grandpa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: new rule 6.16 WIND OR SUN AFFECTING BOTH PITCHERS

I guess what it comes down to is both teams need to refuse to play under those conditions. That will throw a big monkey wrench in their bracketing.
Dec. 11, 2015
Mason's Grandpa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: new rule 6.16 WIND OR SUN AFFECTING BOTH PITCHERS

No disrespect to SSUSA. They are doing the best they can. It seems that ALL tournaments have at least one field that the Sun effects. SSUSA should have a back-up plan to cover the issue. As players what recourse do we have? Refuse to play?, Threaten the Umpire or Field Director with the threat of a lawsuit? It should not come to that. Safety comes first, no matter what. Whether or not it effects your team or and arch rival. SAFETY FIRST. PERIOD!!
Older messages »
Senior Softball-USA
Email: info@SeniorSoftball.com
Phone: (916) 326-5303
Fax: (916) 326-5304
9823 Old Winery Place, Suite 12
Sacramento, CA 95827
Senior Softball-USA is dedicated to informing and uniting the Senior Softball Players of America and the World. Senior Softball-USA sanctions tournaments and championships, registers players, writes the rulebook, publishes Senior Softball-USA News, hosts international softball tours and promotes Senior Softball throughout the world. More than 1.5 million men and women over 40 play Senior Softball in the United States today. »SSUSA History  »Privacy policy

Follow us on Facebook

Partners