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Real name:
Michael Christopher

Location:
Parker, CO

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Men's 55

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May 20, 2024
christom10
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Rock N Reno 55M Bracket

The 55 major bracket says there are 9 teams but lists JayCo 55 twice.
Jan. 19, 2024
christom10
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 55 Major Team in CO

Vegas TOC in April.
Jan. 3, 2024
christom10
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: 55 Major Team in CO

Established team based out of Colorado looking for a couple players to solidify our roster. The old "Scrap/Iron Elite 50s" team is reuniting to play 55s. Looking for an outfielder and/or utility player, but open to any positions. Email or text Mike at 303.668.8398 or christom10@hotmail.com.
Nov. 13, 2023
christom10
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Bumped Up??

That contradicts rule 6 on the Team Ratings -Guideline Procedures.

6. A team retains its rating unless it falls below 3 players from the original team. The new team ranking is then determined by the playing history of the current team members.

Yes, 7 new players, however they have 4 players from the original team that should carry a major plus tag, no?

Suggestion...consolidate all of the SSUSA rules under a specific rules only thread that is read only and members can't comment on.
Oct. 6, 2023
christom10
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batter out of the box

Webbie25 - there are 2 issues I see. One is Dave's attempt at humor (What Box) and boxes drawn on dirt fields. After a couple of innings, the front of the box is almost decimated. As Dave indicated with the picture "there is no box", we know there isn’t time or money to redraw the box between games. However, if you implement the rule USSSA has, which is if a batter makes contact with the ball with both feet in front of the plate the batter in that picture is clearly going to be or should be called out. The second issue is turf fields. The boxes are never symmetrical from field to field and can’t be ‘redrawn’. If the rule is changed where both feet can not be in front of the plate when contact is made it, then you don’t worry about the box being drawn incorrectly AND the batter doesn’t have to make changes from field to field on where to stand in relation to the plate. The only time I have an issue with a guy being out of the box is when they’re moving forward and shoot middle. At 55 Worlds I saw several guys called out of the box when they hit a HR. Totally stupid IMO. Also, I think we can agree that the box issue only/mostly relates to guys stepping out of the front of the box, not the back or sides.
April 26, 2023
christom10
Topic: Bats
Discussion: wig popper

I follow Senior Softball Bat Reviews. I wanted to compare end-loaded, 12-inch, one-piece bats so I purchased a first batch Wig Popper and a Suncoast Melee 3 12". Haven't been able to hit them until recently due to weather. I alternated 5 swings each, 4 rounds. The Suncoast, for me, had greater exit velocity and distance and I didn't like the sound the Wig Popper made. Maybe the Wig Popper needs more break in time, I find it hard to believe that Suncoast isn't on the top 10 list for either hard/soft barrel bats, or on his balanced list when it was number one at one time. I understand new bats have new technology, better balance points, etc but I don't see Suncoast as some 'antiquated technology' that's no longer competitive in the market. In the end it all comes down to personal preference.

Just my .02 cents.
Jan. 20, 2023
christom10
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 4 Game or 5 Game Guarantee??

Can SSUSA clarify when the decision was made, or considered, to make tournaments a 4GG vs 5GG and provide logic on this decision. I see that it was not an item on the 2023 Rules Committee meeting.
Dec. 12, 2022
christom10
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: CHANGE IN POLICY FOR PLAYERS COMPETING IN TWO AGE GROUPS - CLARIFICATION "A SSUSA study of players competing on teams in two age groups has resulted in a change in requirements for the 2023 season. Players will be allowed to play in the same skill level in two age groups without it affecting their overall player experience rating." What this is allowing is if a 60 player plays 50, 55, and 60, he plays at the highest team classification, correct. Example, 60-year old player plays 50 Major, so he is 55 major, and 60 major rated, correct? This also means he counts as a 'chip' player if he plays AAA, meaning 60-major rated player can play 60AAA or 55AAA but he counts towards their 3 chip players, correct? To expand on the rule, this rule DOES NOT APPLY at a team level and the rating index applies, correct? Meaning a 55 major plus team can drop and play as a 50-major team, and a 50 major team that allow 4 55 major plus players on their roster will now have to play 50 major plus? Thanks in advance!

I posted this on the wrong thread.

CHANGE IN POLICY FOR PLAYERS COMPETING IN TWO AGE GROUPS - CLARIFICATION
"A SSUSA study of players competing on teams in two age groups has resulted in a change in requirements for the 2023 season. Players will be allowed to play in the same skill level in two age groups without it affecting their overall player experience rating."

What this is allowing is if a 60 player plays 50, 55, and 60, he plays at the highest team classification, correct. Example, 60-year old player plays 50 Major, so he is 55 major, and 60 major rated, correct? This also means he counts as a 'chip' player if he plays AAA, meaning 60-major rated player can play 60AAA or 55AAA but he counts towards their 3 chip players, correct?

To expand on the rule, this rule DOES NOT APPLY at a team level and the rating index applies, correct? Meaning a 55 major plus team can drop and play as a 50-major team, and a 50 major team that allow 4 55 major plus players on their roster will now have to play 50 major plus?

Thanks in advance!

Oct. 21, 2022
christom10
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: CHANGE IN POLICY FOR PLAYERS COMPETING IN TWO AGE GROUPS

HSquared. In your scenario, no. 5 50 major guys who all drop down to play 40 would be 40 major. I think you carry the higher classification. So 50 major is 55 major is 40 major (as long as people meet age/border restrictions). 40 AAA is 50 AAA but my understanding is when you play in the higher classification, you retain the higher classification.

Rob64 I think the intent was that th guys are 50 playing down in 40 age group. You are right, 40 year olds can't play 50s.
Oct. 10, 2022
christom10
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: CHANGE IN POLICY FOR PLAYERS COMPETING IN TWO AGE GROUPS

ROB64. A team has 5 guys who play 40M. Under the old rule those players would be 50M+ . They form a 50s team they are now a major plus team because they have more than 3 chip players. Under the new rule, the 6 40M players form a 50s team and are considered 50M so they can now play as a 50M team.


Jan. 6, 2022
christom10
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: COVID Roster Rule

Dave, why is Florida not considered one of the 'retirement rich' states?
Jan. 6, 2022
christom10
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: New to Senior ball

It verifies your age for the appropriate age division you are eligible to play (i.e. 50+, 55+, all the way up to 80). It also verifies your location. In senior ball this association has a border state rule. You can play for a team that touches your home state (i.e. California can't pick up Kansas guys). There are some nuances to this. Lastly, it is a fee to earn revenue.
Dec. 8, 2021
christom10
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Playing on 2nd team

Hello Dave. I thought the 'COVID rule' allowed a player to play one tournament with another team without having to drop from the original roster? Was that rule just temporary and not ratified like the other 'Covid rule' which allows for non-retirement rich states to pick up two non-border state players?
Oct. 25, 2021
christom10
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a team for 2022

Player based out of Colorado looking for a team for 2022. I played for Scrap Iron/Elite 50s from 2017-2021. Last year I played 1B/3B/C and pitched some sparingly. I am eligible to play 50/55. I can be reached at 303.668.8398 or christom10@hotmail.com.

Mike
Nov. 16, 2020
christom10
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 50 major player moved to Vegas

Hotrod, email me at christom10@hotmail.com.
Nov. 6, 2020
christom10
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Colorado 50 Major Team

Bump.
Nov. 2, 2020
christom10
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Colorado 50 Major Team

Scrap Iron/Elite 50s is looking for a couple speedy/5-man outfielders. Will be playing at Winter Worlds 20-22 November in Phoenix. After that, looking to play once a month beginning in February 2021. We are part of Scrap Iron, which is a non-profit organization for senior softball players in Colorado. This allows us to (usually) have tournaments paid for. If interested email Mike Christopher at christom10@hotmail.com.
Oct. 26, 2020
christom10
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 50 Major Outfielder Relocated to Southern California and looking for Tournament Team

Christian, shoot me a message at christom10@hotmail.com if you're still available. We are looking for a couple outfielders.
July 1, 2020
christom10
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Western National Tournament location

Just a question, but since Reno canceled the Rock-n-Roll tournament, why would one think they would allow the Western to be moved there?
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