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What's the call?

» hitnrun5: This came up in our umpire meeting. Batter hits ball down third base ...
      »stick8: Fair ball!!
      »Dbax: Why?
      »B.J.: if the ball never reached 3B and the ball was 1st touched over foul ...
      »DaveDowell: ▲ AGREED ▲
      »Dbax: Ditto
      »MB SG #1: Remember it's where the ball is not the player or his/her glove.
      »lb16: Calls like this are called incorrectly a lot. It is a foul ball ...
7 July 23, 2021 322

Revisions

» Stick1: It was posted yesterday that revision were made to session 2 at ...
      »DaveDowell: Same place the original DRAFT schedules and brackets ... You may have ...
      »Stick1: How do you refresh your download? I am not very tech savy lol
      »DaveDowell: Stick1 ... Try to load the file for display ... If it has 14 teams in ...
3 July 21, 2021 116

The 3 Parts of the SNAP, done within the Hip Rotation SM183

» bogie: Snap Hips & Wrists together, to get maximum consistency and power. ...
0 July 20, 2021 57

For Dave

» coop3636: Hey Dave I just wanted to be the first to ask when the field ...
      »DaveDowell: Of course you're making the first "What have I done for you next" ...
      »coop3636: I'm voting on the 60 AAA playing at BLD. Not that my vote counts for ...
2 July 19, 2021 245

Bert Bennett memorial

» Robert Klebe Jr.: I found a glove that belongs to a 50AAA team player on Sunday july ...
0 July 18, 2021 52

Hips & Rotation Must LEAD Hands in a Powerful Swing sm182

» bogie: Too much hand and snap focus ruins a swing sometime when the hands ...
0 July 17, 2021 89

Southpaw's One- day Practice Tourney/Alabama

» AKA: Southpaw: One Day tourney in Birmingham, Alabama at George Ward Park (AKA Green ...
      »AKA: Southpaw: Park address: 331 16th Ave. S. Birmingham, Al. Teams in: Strykers ...
      »AKA: Southpaw: Still plenty of openings.
      »AKA: Southpaw: Gents, 60's in.
      »AKA: Southpaw: Refresh.
      »AKA: Southpaw: Some teams have asked me about making this a 2 day event. If there ...
      »AKA: Southpaw: Teams in for 2 day: Strykers, RPR, R&D, Bham 70's.
      »AKA: Southpaw: Montgomery Swarm added. Days Inn 616 Decatur Hwy Fultondale, 15 ...
      »AKA: Southpaw: Deep South added.
      »AKA: Southpaw: Columbus 65's added.
9 July 16, 2021 277

Two upcoming Hitting Clinics SliAcademy

» StevenL.Imlay: Have two clinics coming up next week: July 22-23 in Avante Park at ...
      »StevenL.Imlay: SliAcademy>com/clinics Sorry
      »StevenL.Imlay: Try it again: SliAcademy.com/clinics Typing has gotten ...
2 July 15, 2021 145

Senior & Conference Pro Mario Foster discusses stride and developing a rotation ...

» bogie: 50 yrs. old and still playing conference as well as senior ball, ...
0 July 14, 2021 135

Courtesy runner established

» bkb555: big controversial call in championship game today.....runner A walks ...
      »domer: That is so tickey tack, sounds like bad call
      »Turning2: Umpire appears to have made a very bad ruling based on the above ...
      »B.J.: bkb.. it sounds like you Mgr. correctly asked for a CR and even gave ...
      »mck71: Sadly the rule is the rule. IMO, in this case you have the "spirit ...
      »DaveDowell: Although I tend to err on the side of the rule's literal content as ...
      »mck71: No flame thrower here Dave, just a couple of simple questions: 1) who ...
      »DaveDowell: Hi Mike ... Allowing common sense to take over for a bit: [1] Implied ...
      »stick8: Nearly the same thing happened to my team earlier this year. ...
      »stick8: Correction: third line down should read bottom of the eighth inning.
      »bkb555: i would like yo add one more point to this discussion....Player C was ...
      »neck10: you guys would love playing in our local league.I always tell the ...
      »rmp0012002: Its just so Bush league by the catcher and should have never been an ...
12 July 14, 2021 648

EASTERN NATIONALS 60 MAJOR

» doc25: Have Carolina A's playing two different teams 8:30am Friday
      »DaveDowell: Good catch! ... Noted and fixed ... Thanks, doc25
1 July 14, 2021 92

Western Nationals

» Mikelmart: Inquiring minds want to know when the field assignments will be out ...
      »DaveDowell: Minds that were paying attention would already know [grins] ... As ...
      »Mikelmart: Gotcha, this was actually my second post that somehow the first post ...
2 July 14, 2021 373

Which Ball travels further: ASA or SSUSA

» Bruce M: SSUSA could not source the standard STOTE or ROCKs which are rated at ...
      »DaveDowell: REALLY??? ... That's totally hilarious! ... The guys who should have ...
      »Full Count: Why no intentions of using the rock ?
      »DaveDowell: The Rock has historically (last decade or so) been used exclusively ...
      »ju25: This is from the trump site: The Trump Stote SSUSA Microcell ...
      »Bruce M: Thank you, James, for your answer. I do appreciate you reading my ...
      »Bruce M: Note on Pricing: ASA https://www.bsnsports.com/trump-174-ak-ez-asa ...
      »Wood_1966: This "everyone hits the same ball" theory is a myth! The ball is an ...
      »Full Count: Chicks dig the long ball. No long ball equals no chicks.
      »Nancy Allen: Full Count, this chick prefers a place hitter or someone who can go ...
      »Full Count: Point taken. I'm actually into situational hitting. My analogy would ...
      »Wood_1966: So Nancy, are you saying that guys who can hit the deep ball don't ...
      »Nancy Allen: Wood_1966, I was being a little funny, and hitting the ball hard ...
      »Foothills: Bottom line is : Ju is correct . Microcell balls are made to ...
      »TimMcElroy: Here's the bottom line... If you can hit, you can hit. If you're ...
      »Bobby Buggs: Foothills, its not a $$ thing at all. Its a global supply chain issue ...
      »DaveDowell: Thanks Bobby ... We appreciate you correcting his misconceptions ... ...
      »Bobby Buggs: We have been out of our hugely successful Evil BP ball for 6 months. ...
      »rmp0012002: The only thing about softballs that has always irked me is different ...
      »JamesLG: A crap ball like the one we used in Reno actually shrinks the fiel ...
      »DieselDan: And those teams that knew this JLG, were the ones who kept hitting in ...
      »MurrayW: I went into this tournament expecting the balls to be bad based on ...
      »Enviro-Vac: Murray - you could hit a ball out with a fence post >:)
      »bkb555: Bruce...the ANSWER to your original question, which ball travels ...
      »Webbie25: MurrayW-I've seen you hit. You look like you are playing on a 225 ...
      »MurrayW: Webbie25, the 3rd day of a tournament, the scores tend to be a little ...
      »Webbie25: I get that, Murray. How many did Timberworks hit out in the ...
      »Webbie25: I didn't mean to hit post yet. But I also noticed you guys had a 22-7 ...
      »Cowboys22: Webbie25. Timberworks hit 2 homeruns!!!
      »MurrayW: Webbie that 22-7 loss was embarrassing! We just had one of those ...
      »Webbie25: Murray, if I sound negative, not at all. I have all the respect in ...
      »MurrayW: Webbie, no I didn't think you were being negative at all. All I was ...
      »shortstop62423: Ah, I've purchased the old Trump X-Rock 44/375 with the "man in the ...
      »shortstop62423: BTW,those ASA balls are brutal for the teams with few power ...
      »Bruce M: Bkb555 thank you. That is my experience as well. I hear you. ...
      »Tremor: Well here is a story for you. We played in the Atlantic Coast ...
      »TimMcElroy: Your opinion on what should have happened was noted in Raleigh back ...
36 July 12, 2021 2224

Northeast Championships Syracuse, NY

» Shark: Congratulations to all who competed in Session Two of the Northeast ...
      »ferra56: shark and his crew did an amazing job! Thank you for everything you ...
1 July 12, 2021 154

What's the correct call?

» RDSinNEOHIO: Here's a new one. Bases loaded, one out, bottom of 7th. Batter ...
      »stick8: The strike mat is considered fair territory. Since the batted ball ...
      »txnighttrain: The strike map is not necessarily in fair territory. The SSUSA rules ...
      »DaveDowell: tnt ... The Official Rule Book disagrees with you on whether or not ...
      »B.J.: yes it's a good call.. and I agree with both stick and DD if after ...
      »grayhitter59: The way it is stated, the ball bounced back towards the catch, so he ...
      »DaveDowell: Manny ... You may want to re-read the original premise ... It says ...
      »grayhitter59: Dave, how does a catcher standing behind the plate( been there many a ...
      »DaveDowell: No argument with your theory on catcher mobility/range, but the fact ...
      »Dbax: Just like the foul lines, its where the ball is, not where the ...
      »DirkPitt: Whether it hit the mat or not is irrelevant and discussion of such ...
      »LMR: Just out of curiosity, why (by rule) is the mat considered to be in ...
      »DaveDowell: The reasoning at the time was that the mat overlays the actual home ...
      »LMR: Makes sense. Thanks Dave
13 July 11, 2021 569

In appreciation to Bogie van Bogaert

» Bruce M: It is said, When the student is ready, the teacher will arise. ...
0 July 11, 2021 147

Small Swing Adjustments, Yield Big Games for Rec Hitters sm180

» bogie: Seniors often can make a simple adjustment and a flaw is corrected ...
0 July 11, 2021 99

Pond Repair

» DRobb: Does anyone know anyone or company that works on Ponds. I need help ...
      »lowprofile: Now that's some funny chit rt there!...Pond repair? on a softball ...
      »DaveDowell: Hi Doug ... Maybe ask TH? ... He has that stream/creek running thru ...
2 July 10, 2021 175

Kingman Az senior softball

» Seattle Stray Dog: I am moving to Kingman Arizona in October and Im wondering is there ...
0 July 10, 2021 82

Flagstaff

» LM21: Haven't been to flagstaff in awhile. Can you still rv it behind ...
0 July 10, 2021 55
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