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Major++

» Nancy Allen: Did I miss the Major++ briefing? Congratulations...I think.
      »marcster13: What is this Major Plus Plus thing about? This is the second post ...
      »DoubleL10: This new rating appears to have been created solely for the ...
      »Nancy Allen: I have a good friend that plays on that team. He was telling me ...
      »Dbax: They must give Major Plus teams the runs. Why would a team rated ...
      »stattad: Because they're so much better.
      »Nancy Allen: In competition, I think that any of us would take any advantage that ...
      »Dbax: They are not that much better. And not all of us in competition would ...
      »Nancy Allen: Dbax, sorry, I did not mean that in bad way, but I think that if I am ...
      »Benji4: DC JK Inc. is a Major Plus team and we are required to give runs ...
      »Dbax: Keith, you guys must also be rated Major ++ if you are giving runs to ...
      »Nancy Allen: Benji4, is that J.K. Inc/Easton 50's in the ratings? I am just ...
      »grayhitter59: I am confused, I have been playing for ten years, is this like double ...
      »grayhitter59: ok you give up runs or player if you are younger and playing major ...
      »grayhitter59: So,l i went to western national 65 major plus bracket and was amazed ...
      »Nancy Allen: grayhitter59, that is pretty sharp on your part. I just have a ...
      »grayhitter59: Nancy, can you explain it to me? Or are you as shocked as I.
      »Nancy Allen: Grayhitter59, my friend, who is not the coach, said that it was ...
      »StevenL.Imlay: Nancy, The move from Major to Major Plus isn't easy and some rule ...
      »Nancy Allen: Steve, I always trust your judgement, especially at this level of ...
      »grayhitter59: So is this a new raking in SSUSA? I am so confused! I think ...
      »Webbie25: It's not a joke, grayhitter. The rating is unofficial for sure, but ...
      »Fabe: This is interesting my local team just repeated as State Champs for ...
      »Duke: Personally, I do not agree with the Major++ rating. Obviously, ...
      »Pa: i no JK has only been in the 50s a year but go threw the last 12 or ...
24 Aug. 15, 2018 963

Thomas Burns

» rightrj1: The Senior Softball family has lost another 3rd basemen to that DAM ...
      »Sweet P: Tommy was a good ballplayer and even better person! My condolences to ...
      »Fabe: Sorry to hear this...prayers coming from a Survivor who live in da ...
      »Funk: Really sorry to hear this news....A good man...A even better ...
      »the car: My condolences to the Burns family.
      »softball4b: He and his family were/are in my prayers. When I stood at 3rd, ...
      »Tate22: Memorial Services for Thomas Burns are scheduled for this Saturday, ...
      »StevenL.Imlay: Thomas was a class act and a super individual and great ball player, ...
7 Aug. 15, 2018 560

SAN CLEMENTE

» AZTOMC: My 60's team is not able to field a team for Friday seeding games ...
      »DaveDowell: Tom ... Try to do what it takes to play the seeding games ... Failing ...
1 Aug. 14, 2018 200

Jeffersonville Indiana Senior Softball

» Nancy Allen: I am hoping that someone might have some information for me. I ...
      »Nancy Allen: I had a really nice conversation with a 75+ player yesterday at a ...
      »T.C.Sr.: Nancy, Those two leagues listed above are played in the mornings ...
      »Nancy Allen: T.C.Sr., thank you so much. Do you have a person that I could ...
3 Aug. 14, 2018 179

Ken Lipinski

» softball4b: From Bunny Lipinski: To all of you dear friends who have been ...
      »MPB33: Very sorry to hear of Ken's passing, the softball world will surely ...
      »StevenL.Imlay: Ken was an icon in our sport. Plus he was a class act and he will be ...
      »softball4b: Ken's Memorial is Saturday, August 25 at Mariners Church 5001 Newport ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Kenny was one of my first, and most special, friends in Senior ...
      »ALLPRO: Ken gave me my first real opportunity to play "big time" softball. He ...
      »softball4b: If you have any thoughts of stories you can share. Please take a ...
      »softball4b: As a reminder Ken's Memorial is Saturday, August 25 at Mariners ...
      »Fabe: Did not know Ken, but heard of his name...there is great joy knowing ...
      »softball4b: From Joe Lecak Early on in my time with senior softball Kenny ...
      »softball4b: Gary Springer I have been in contact with Ken and Bunny once to twice ...
10 Aug. 14, 2018 1166

Kudos on new balls

» swing for the fences : 99 degree heat and the new Trump balls played fair for everyone ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Hello Swing, As you know, I am very familiar with the Baden ...
      »swing for the fences : Omar, last year and this year in northcal, the fireball isn't the ...
      »ffdonnie: I completely agree with Swing on this. The new Stote was a lot of fun ...
      »lb16: SPA has went to the Tattoo ball no more junk Baden.
      »Omar Khayyam: Thanks Swing and ffdonnie. Here I thought I was just getting older ...
      »Hail Ragna!: The new Trump balls will play just fine in any kind of weather. It is ...
      »Hail Ragna!: My bad. The only difference is the cover is Synthetic! Forgot ...
      »tattooball: The new ball is not new its been around since the mid 2000's ak-mc-ss ...
      »marcster13: Well the ball is new to most of us and to play in SSUSA. I love this ...
      »swing for the fences : Tattoo, it's new this year in SSUSA.. enough said!
      »VegasBob: In Las Vegas, we use the ISA X-Rock 50 weeks a year every Tuesday and ...
      »swing for the fences : never said they were as good as the Rock.. just much better than the ...
      »Hail Ragna!: No the SSUSA ball will not fly exactly like the X-Rock. The ...
      »Larry K: Does anyone know what ball is going to be used in Las Vegas for the ...
      »DaveDowell: Rumors are like .... never mind ... The LVSSA has sole authority on ...
15 Aug. 14, 2018 1125

What’s the call

» Mannjo: If a catcher ,attempting to make a play,trips over a dropped bat,is ...
      »B.J.: no the batter is not out unless in the judgement of the umpire the ...
      »DaveDowell: ▲▲ is correct
      »Nancy Allen: BJ, spot on as usual and concise. I know that you can read my mind ...
      »B.J.: hmm.. lol.. yes but that thread was closed.. thankfully..
      »DaveDowell: It was closed because he seems like the kind of guy that has to have ...
      »Nancy Allen: BJ, thanks, I hadn't noticed. After that many disparaging comments ...
6 Aug. 13, 2018 386

Partial vs Full knee replacement

» 2bornot2b: Three surgeons have told me that I'm on-the-bubble and could go with ...
      »MurrayW: I had both. A partial (kept the outer part) 7 years ago when I was 55 ...
      »Uncle Mike: I had a total knee replacement in February 2014, I had foot and ankle ...
      »Robo: I had partials (medial side) on both my knees in August 2012. I'm ...
3 Aug. 12, 2018 277

Rocky Mountain Championships

» Utility: Any idea when schedules will come out for the tournament? Thanks,
      »GI: I would guess since last day to pay is today that it will be coming ...
      »Nancy Allen: You might want to check Dave's post in San Clemente in August. The ...
      »GI: Hi Nancy, I grew up in Nappanee In. till moving to PHX in 1977. Just ...
      »Nancy Allen: GI, thanks for sharing that. Terry, Fran, and Dave have all been ...
4 Aug. 11, 2018 250

BP in the Atlanta area

» repojoker: Is there anybody on here who takes regular bp in the atlanta area? ...
      »Nancy Allen: If you go to Leagues and touch Georgia, there is a list of local ...
1 Aug. 10, 2018 44

BP in Santa Maria,Ca

» BronxNewYorker: Looking to participate in BP anywhere in the Santa Maria area, please ...
      »Nancy Allen: If you go to Leagues and touch California, you will see a listing of ...
1 Aug. 10, 2018 50

EAST/WEST CHAMPIONSHIP

» specialk20: Why is it just east vs west championship. I would live to see a ...
      »Nancy Allen: specialk20, you might want to read Dave's answer to BH44 under the ...
      »DaveDowell: REPRINT • BH44 ... The East vs. West winners playing for the USA ...
2 Aug. 9, 2018 269

HOW LONG?

» Paco12: How long will you drive/fly to play the best two out of three ...
      »TimMcElroy: That sounds like a good plan until a major team is knocked into the ...
      »Paco12: Very nice!!!I like it and I agree with you especially when the ...
      »Chief144: Tim, well said!! I drove to the TOC from central CA, 6K RT. Enjoyed ...
      »SJV: Winner Winner ! Now this is what senior softball is about. Thanks ...
      »Nancy Allen: Tim, you are spot on. Good luck there. Although it does not get ...
      »Matt43: Laying out money for tournaments that either have only 2 Major Plus ...
      »Duke: Although I agree with much of what Tim has said, I concur with all of ...
      »Paco12: To piggy back on Matt43, the 60s has the same problem. Look at the ...
      »Duke: Paco12, There is still a big difference between 60 Major Plus and 60 ...
      »grayhitter59: Tim, very well stated, a lot of complaints with the lack of teams ...
      »Larry K: Must say it may have been a great tournament and all, but it was a ...
      »DaveDowell: Larry K ... Your analysis re: moving the Eastern Nationals this year ...
      »Nancy Allen: Larry K, we attended the Eastern Nationals when they were in Elgin ...
      »BH44: Since I am fairly new to Senior Softball, has it always been East vs. ...
      »DaveDowell: BH44 ... The East vs. West winners playing for the USA National ...
      »Omar Khayyam: A more challenging part of the East/West championship game in Vegas ...
      »Duke: Omar, You are so correct about the Vegas resort fees. I was in Vegas ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Duke, I only go to Las Vegas for the Worlds. I am not a gambler and ...
      »r4pitch: The biggest problem with the northeast torny. They make you stay all ...
      »Nancy Allen: r4pitch, well, maybe attrition will eventually solve that problem. ...
      »TimMcElroy: The Northeast grid that is posted online shows 8 fields being used ...
      »r4pitch: Tim no 2 team bracket should have to play 3 days ..No 4or5 team ...
      »Nancy Allen: r4pitch, I can tell that nothing anyone says is going to make you ...
      »Fabe: Funny we can only fly...Tropics are far away! Thus, we must wisely ...
24 Aug. 9, 2018 1547

Prediction for northern championships in Potterville mi

» Tunner67: Who is coming to the northern zone championships in Potterville and ...
0 Aug. 9, 2018 92

New Softballs

» bigjim: Dave do you know if the new ball will be used in the Northern ...
      »SLOBALL1: Question already answered. you must have missed it [1] The "new" ...
1 Aug. 9, 2018 106

We need to add 2 new outfielders

» southpaw: Deep South Softball, 70's, Alabama based, is in need of 2 ...
0 Aug. 8, 2018 47

Found Glove in San Clemente

» West Coast Mayhem #00: Sorry for the delay in sending this out. I was playing in a SSCA ...
      »softball4b: I never had a glove depending on who you talk to. Kudos to you ...
1 Aug. 8, 2018 151

Berths and Leagues

» Nancy Allen: For all of you that have asked this week, a berth and a paid berth ...
0 Aug. 8, 2018 140

Paul Stanley, discusses Stride, weight Transfer and throwing the Hips. SMshort

» bogie: https://youtu.be/0MRYYdKdfCk Former MBL Australian Pro Basketball ...
0 Aug. 7, 2018 111

STRIKE MAT

» 45261: I am aware that several Senior Softball Leagues use a strike mat that ...
      »Fred S: I found the easiest to make was wood. You make it with the V cut out ...
      »Nancy Allen: Fred, I have zero talent in making things. I was just curious why ...
      »B.J.: we went to wood about 5 yrs ago when we put in turf batters boxes.. ...
      »Fred S: It is not that hard. Anyone who knows how to handle a saw can do it ...
      »Nancy Allen: Fred, thank you. That makes sense, and I didn't know that they would ...
      »45261: Great idea ! Any particular type of paint/brand ?
      »DCPete: The best thing about the wood mat is the sound it makes whenever a ...
      »infoblocked: I've played with rubber mats, wood boards and pvc/plastic boards and ...
      »DaveDowell: Fred S and DCPete ... Not a bad idea on wood, but not practical for ...
      »Fred S: One way is to cut them in half and then hinge them together so it ...
      »DaveDowell: Now it's getting too complicated! .. And I suspect Rube Goldberg may ...
11 Aug. 7, 2018 477
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