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May 26, 2023
The real deal
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Finish Strong

I heard a doctor on TV say that to have inner peace we should always finish things we start and we all could use more calm in our lives. While sheltered in place, I looked through my house to find things I'd started and hadn't finished. So, I finished off a bottle of Merlot, a bottle of Chardonnay, a bodle of Wile Turnkey, a butle of wum, tha mainder of Valiumun srciptuns, an a box a chocletz. Yu haf no idr how feckin fablus I feel rite now. Sned this to all who need inner piss. An telum u luvum. And two al hve a Marry Crispmouse. 🎄
Feb. 20, 2023
The real deal
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Brackets for TPA Yuba City

Ok, thanks. I guess I assumed that the brackets would be posted here since the TPA tournaments are posted at the bottom of SSUSA's Tournament page.
Feb. 19, 2023
The real deal
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Brackets for TPA Yuba City

Will SSUSA be posting the TPA brackets for Yuba City Tournament scheduled for Feb. 25 - 26? If not, where can I find these?
Jan. 14, 2023
The real deal
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Definition of Altered Softball

SSUSA Staff:

Item 5 (from National Rules Meeting) refers to the penalty for using an "altered softball". Can you give us the definition of this? Can we assume this refers to putting a ball into play that has been stored in an ice chest? If this is correct, at what temperature is a ball considered illegal, and how is this temperature determined?
Oct. 28, 2022
The real deal
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Host Hotels in Phoenix

It looks like none of the host hotels in Phoenix are honoring the pricing listed on the SSUSA tournament page for bookings before November 1. Bait and switch?
April 11, 2022
The real deal
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rockin' Reno Hotel Reservations

I know it's early, but a lot of our guys are interested in booking hotels for Rockin' Reno. SSUSA Staff: what age groups / divisions will be playing in Carson City? Thanks.
June 5, 2021
The real deal
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Umpires Making the Right (or Wrong) Call

Runners on 1st and 2nd, one out. Batter singles to CF and the outfielder throws to 2nd base trying to force out the runner, who beats the throw by a half step. Umpire misses the call - calls the runner out at 2nd. Runner vehemently objects, but leaves the field after receiving a warning from umpire. Umpire meets with representatives from both teams to discuss the play, and both reps say he missed the call. Umpire then calls runner out a 2nd time, because he didn't think it would be fair to change his original call.

Thoughts?
Sept. 19, 2020
The real deal
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rule Change Proposal for 2021

SSUSA Staff:
How does a player make an official rule change proposal for 2021? And will the General Meeting this year be " live, in person", or via zoom?

I'd like to propose that a pitcher's screen be optional - not mandatory, for the older age groups (65's and above?). I play in 4 other leagues where the pitcher's screen is available, and there have been no injuries, and no middle wars. Over the last few years, more and more teams are making use of the screen, with no problems.

As we (I) get older, our (my) reaction time ain't what it used to be, and dressing up in full catcher's gear kinda sucks.

Any info on how / when / where to make this proposal would be helpful.
June 6, 2020
The real deal
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SoCal Championships

It would be great if SSUSA could announce official changes for this tournament (and all tournaments!) at the top of this Message Board under "Priority", so we don't have to rely on comments that may or may not be accurate.
May 8, 2020
The real deal
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reno Tournament

Yep, you guys are correct. We have a few guys that can't make this tournament because of work (short notice), and a few other guys in the "high risk" category who don't want to risk getting the virus. We're trying to figure out if we have enough guys to commit to this tournament.
May 6, 2020
The real deal
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reno Tournament

I know that SSUSA is doing everything they can to keep this tournament alive - thank you! But with the change in dates as well as the uncertainty of the virus restrictions, it probably would be best for all of us if this tournament was cancelled. Too many unknowns at this point...
May 4, 2020
The real deal
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: New Virus-Regulations

We all want to play - safely! But...

The whole point of social distancing or shelter in place is that we don't infect other people when we are either symptomatic or asymptomatic but contagious. So if I decide to play, am I putting at risk anyone else I come into contact with, especially my wife and elderly parents? Do they get a vote, or is that just something I have to work out in my own relationships? What about others with whom I may come into contact?

No easy answers here.

May 3, 2020
The real deal
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Any Chance for California Tournaments

NYGNYY - it's not looking real good right now. Yesterday the City of Pleasanton cancelled all league play for the rest of 2020, and will start up again in 2021. Don't know if this will affect any NCSSA tournaments that are played there.

Speaking of NCSSA, anybody know if the Sacramento Tournament (on May 16 - 17) has been cancelled? The NCSSA Board of Directors previously stated that any / all tournaments would be considered cancelled if there wasn't a 2 week notice sent out before the tournament dates. So far - no notice...
May 1, 2020
The real deal
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reno Tournament

I know that SSUSA is doing everything they can to salvage any part of the Rockiní Reno tournament - very much appreciated. But scheduling the 60ís for mid-week will put a lot of players (who still work) in a bind, especially those who havenít been able to work the last 7 weeks. Itís going to split some teams apart.

Too bad this tournament couldnít be pushed back a month or two.

April 30, 2020
The real deal
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reno Tournament

SSUSA: Usually the 60's play on weekends, to accommodate the players who still work. Have you changed your policy on this?
April 27, 2020
The real deal
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Reno Tournament

SSUSA has previously stated that their next announcement regarding the cancellation of tournaments would be on or around May 1st.

For those of you who play NCSSA tournaments, we should be hearing something this week regarding the tournament in Sacramento on May 16 - 17 (the mandatory week 2 notice before automatic cancellation).
March 16, 2020
The real deal
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Corona Virus (COVID-19) ē Part II

For a little levity on this situation, check this out:
https://youtu.be/ncc77oxnx5A
March 15, 2020
The real deal
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Corona Virus (COVID-19) ē Part II

Ssusa: Please do the right thing and cancel all tournaments for the next few weeks. We all need to do our part to help "flatten the curve" of this potential outbreak. Even though we might not have symptoms, we're all potential carriers in spreading this disease to others...
March 13, 2020
The real deal
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Corona Virus (COVID-19)

Question for SSUSA:

Are players (pitchers in particular) allowed to wear the surgical gloves that doctors and dentists wear? A pitcher in our local league wears them, and the umps allow this.

March 13, 2020
The real deal
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Corona Virus (COVID-19)

Fabe: great point. Chances are that at some point during the game, every player (and umpires) will be handling the balls and potentially passing on the virus.. Perhaps we should wash our balls for 20 seconds before every pitch. (sorry guys - couldn't resist...).
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