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July 6, 2020
tall_thunder
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Western National Tournament Cancelled ???

Let me clarify my ASSUMPTION. Western Nationals is not taking place at the end of July, like the schedule shows, right?? Being rescheduled is great, But those teams that might of thought the tournament was still on at the end of July are in the dark. NO CANCELLATION FOR THE REGULAR SCHEDULE DATES WERE POSTED.
July 6, 2020
tall_thunder
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Western National Tournament Cancelled ???

I haven't heard officialy, but I'm assuming the Western Nationals has been cancelled. July 7 is the deadline to sign-up, and my team was waiting for a decision from Senior Softball. Not all of us understand the Covid-19 rules, and if California isn't allowing softball.
June 30, 2020
tall_thunder
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Western National Tournament location

Just got word, Prescott tournament is cancelled. Now what?
June 29, 2020
tall_thunder
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Western National Tournament location

I think Aurora Colorado would work nicely. You could rename it the Rock Mountain Western Nationals Tournament, which is held August 21. PROS: Nice weather, nice fields, and probably more teams, since Aurora is more centrally located for some Mid-Western teams to participate. True Reno is closer, for the California teams that participate, but let's not forget all teams eligible for the Western National tournament. THIS TOURNAMENT IS ALSO the first leg of the Triple Crown, and should be more centrally located for all teams to participate in.
June 25, 2020
tall_thunder
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Western National Tournament location

Hey E6, hope things are well with you to. Someone mentioned that Prescott would not be available to host the Western Nationals I assume Senior Softball are looking at options, hopefully cool options. Lol.
June 23, 2020
tall_thunder
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Western National Tournament location

Just wondering if California doesn't open up to play Western National Tournament there, would Senior Softball consider playing it in Prescott, Arizona. Weather would be nice. Any thoughts.
March 13, 2020
tall_thunder
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Giving runs, and those runs count against you in seeding.

WOOD_1966, good point. Didn't mean to say for Directors to support my issue, just wanted a explanation. Yours one good. Thanks
March 13, 2020
tall_thunder
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Giving runs, and those runs count against you in seeding.

Please Directors, give me a good answer to support my issue, which is, Knowing sometimes in seeding, 2 different levels might have to play each other, and the higher level has to give 5 runs to the lower level. The problem is that not all teams might not face a lower level team in seeding games, so when it comes to being seeded in your classification bracket, you're seeded based on your seeding record or runs against if teams are tied.

If you have to be seeded in the bracket based on runs against, and not all teams faced a lower level team, how do you feel this is right, since one of the teams might had to give up 5 runs to a lower level team they faced, but the other teams didn't. These runs that some teams might of had to spot a team in seeding should not be considered when figuring out the runs against. These runs could make difference in if you start the tournament the same day or the next day. Thanks for your response.
Jan. 6, 2020
tall_thunder
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Complex being used in St. George

What is the address of the Complex being used in St. George for Spring World's. Is the complex, the Canyon Sports Complex? If so, what's the address. Thanks
Oct. 28, 2019
tall_thunder
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Use one up for home runs this year

Dang, too long again. Anyways. I've played ball since I was 12, and to still be playing at this age, and meeting all these guys from different teams and states I'd great. I don't bring arrogance or disrespect to the field and don't want it in return. I don't think hitting home runs makes you a MAJOR+ player, it just an ability. I know a lot of guys who hit home runs just catch or EH. I Don't play to be labeled, I enjoy the game and the guys I'm playing with. Again, my suggestion was to just help, not to bashed. I've been on rules committees, you need an open mind. Not one person has all the answers. This will be my last input on this site, I thought this was a friendly forum of discussion.

Thunder Out
Oct. 28, 2019
tall_thunder
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Use one up for home runs this year

Trying to describe an incident on here is tough. It was November 2017, I was with Az Old School 55 Majors, can't recall the field. The Team we played in the Championship game had guys leave during the open inning of the game. Our score keeper noticed that the batters numbers didn't match the guy that was getting ready to hit. After a couple of pitches, we brought it to the attention of the umpire. Why he couldn't resolve it, is beyond me. He went and got you. After our coach talked to you, he came back and told us that you were going to let them continue, BECAUSE, we had a big lead. That would of been the final out. Sure, outcome didn't change, but I didn't expect that answer from you. Nancy, Tim's response was way before anything you said, why defend his rudeness. I appreciate most the Directors and Umpires, I make an effort to meet everyone and get to know them.
Oct. 27, 2019
tall_thunder
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Use one up for home runs this year

Sorry, ran out of room. My suggestion was to possible help teams(guys) that had complained in the past about not getting their alotted amount of Home runs. My suggestion, if you would of read carefully, and with an open mind, does not favor either team.

Per Dave's information about submitting my opinion, suggestion, through certain channels, I will do that.

You past rules about an one, one count, not sure who voted, and not everyone was happy, so why not try voting on this suggestion. I guess we'll see.

Thunder Out.
Oct. 27, 2019
tall_thunder
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Use one up for home runs this year

WOW, haven't checked this site in a while. I see our Directors like to make fun of our suggestions. Tim, don't know you, but I'm going to, this suggestion was to help the higher levels when they have to play a lower level due to Team shortage. Please, keep your disrespectful comments to yourself. Nancy, I don't think it's too much to ask of the umps to write down home runs, I think they already do that. Dave, I lost my respect for you 2 years ago, then again re- inforced it just this past year. Let me refresh your memory. We're playing Winter World's, 2tears ago, it the Championship game, for TOC birth, it was the open inning, we were the home team, leading by 10+ runs. The visitors batted out of order, we came to you, as Director, about this. You told us, you guys have a big lead don't worry about it. REALLY, THAT'S WHAT A DIRECTOR DOES!!! You want us to follow rules, but you can ignore them.
Oct. 18, 2019
tall_thunder
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Use one up for home runs this year

I'm not sure when the committee gets together to discuss any rules changes for the up coming season, so I'm going to put this suggestion out there now. With the best bats and hard balls used in senior softball, I believe that senior softball should consider going to one-up for home runs. Some recreational tournaments have used this.

I would explain the home run rule like this: Once both teams have reached their home runs allowed, you would be allowed to go one up the rest of the game. But, home team could not win game on a one up Homer, that's a disadvantage for the Visitors.

This rule change doesn't help one team or the other, since both teams would have to have used up their allowed amount of home runs before the one up would come into play.

I hope you'll consider this suggestion.

Thunder Out.
Aug. 26, 2019
tall_thunder
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Fountain Hills tournament

Looking for 3-4 guys,59+, to play in Fountain Hills, Sept 7-8. I've got 8 guys right now, to play 60AAA. Have a little fun before Vegas. Call or Text me if interested. Thanks
Randy, 602-291-2164
Aug. 21, 2019
tall_thunder
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: discussion

Thx mck71.
Aug. 20, 2019
tall_thunder
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: discussion

Thanks for the info, my question is, if I lived in Kansas, what tournaments would we have to play in, and win, to win the Triple Crown. Thanks guys.
Aug. 20, 2019
tall_thunder
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: discussion

My curiosity is that, to Win the Triple Crown, you have to win the Western Nationals, as I'm in the west, and then beat the Eastern Champions in the World Championship tournament in Vegas, And win the World Championship. Does these other regions that you mentioned,( N, NE, MID WEST, SOUTH ETC) have a chance to win the Triple Crown. If I lived in Kansas, what tournaments would I have to play in to win the Triple Crown. Washington DC and California are a long was away to play in if I lived in Kansas. Not sure why you mentioned Vegas. Western Nationals is in California.
Aug. 20, 2019
tall_thunder
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: discussion

Just a thought, couldn't these 2 tournaments be more centrally located in their prospective regions. The Western Nationals is located in California, how many teams participate in it that aren't from California? Not many. How many States are eligible for the Western Nationals? Where is the cut-off of States that can compete. If it was more Centrally located, more Teams might be interested in participating. Possibly the same for the East. Just thinking out loud.
Aug. 20, 2019
tall_thunder
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Fire the umpire.

I can relate to that incident, but our umpire was willing to change his call, because our outfielder told the truth. The batter hit the ball and from the infield view point, it looked as if the ball bounced over the fence, which was a 5ft snow fence. The plate umpire called it a ground rules double. Our outfielder, with good sportsmanship, said it was a home run, so the ump changed his call. Mistakes do happen.
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