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Aug. 21, 2023
Mason's Grandpa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Does the run count?

YES. It is an appeal play. NOT a force out
May 7, 2023
Mason's Grandpa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Here is one I have never seen.

44. RUNNER HIT BY A FAIR BATTED BALL.
A. While in Contact With the Base. A runner who is hit by a fair batted ball
while in contact with the base should not be called out unless the act is
intentional. The ball remains live, or becomes immediately dead, depending
on the closest defensive player. When the closest defensive player
is in front of the base that the runner is in contact with, the ball remains
live. However, when the closest defensive player is behind the base, the
ball is dead. Should the ball be ruled dead and the batter awarded a
base hit, only runners forced to advance because the batter was placed
on first base shall advance one base.
May 5, 2023
Mason's Grandpa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rock 'n' Reno

Jimmy, Unless you have to go thru Vegas to pick someone up, I would not go that way. Take the Extraterrestrial Highway. It is about 90 minutes faster.
Jan. 25, 2023
Mason's Grandpa
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: scoring line in senior softball

Short answer. YES, as long as he did not dive across the line.
July 19, 2022
Mason's Grandpa
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: East coast player has question about Western National 65M teams

This is just MY opinion. Westerns the past few years have not had a big turnout. One reason it might be to close to the Jim Sherman Tournament in Salem OR. Also, there is a good chance it will be over 100+ degrees in Sacramento, Roseville, Elk Grove and Lincoln. Another thing that could contribute (At least this year) to the low turnout might be the Balls. Not blaming SSUSA in any way. The Worth Gold Dot WSL ball is JUNK. They are NOT Warm/Hot weather balls. The warmer it gets, the worst the balls get. The balls are good up to 80 degrees. I was told that SSUSA was having trouble getting their normal balls this year because of all the crap that is going on in the world this year with shipping. Hopefully in Vegas we will be back to the ROCK/STOTE Balls.
March 2, 2022
Mason's Grandpa
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Scorekeeping Question

Jet60, IF, and I do mean IF, Your team keeps a proper score book. It would be a Sac Fly with an error on the outfielder that dropped the ball. If he had not dropped the ball the Batter would not be on first base. Plus the runner that was on first would probably not have been forced to 2B and forced out. So, Officially it is a Sac Fly with an Error. Like other people have said, "There are no Errors in Softball"
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.
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