September 20, 2018
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The Brevard Super Senior Softball League, Inc.
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Rain-Out Hotline Number 952-3445
To Contact Us:
Ed Powers 321-961-2551
Daryl Miletich - 989-370-3560
Jeff Pollack 321-652-6274
The Goals of the Brevard Super Senior Softball League are:
Provide a healthy sporting activity for senior men 55 and over - An opportunity to make new friends - Enjoy one evening a week in friendly competition - Encourage each other while promoting fair play and teamwork.
The Brevard Super Senior Softball League is governed by a Board of Directors with the following goals: (1) Establish as evenly balanced teams as possible for each 13 week season, to have competitive balance. (2) Players joining after the league begins play will be placed on a waiting list and assigned to a team as the need arises, while maintaining the other goals. (3) Oversee the participants play and behavior, in order to address issues that arise that are not consistent with the leagues goals and published rules.
THE FALL SEASON WILL BEGIN SEPTEMBER 24TH
7 New Teams Have Been Formed
The new Fall season will get underway Monday evening, September 24th, starting at 6:45pm. Checkout the Seven New Team Rosters to see which team you are on, and the new Master Schedule by clicking on the links below. See you at the field Monday night.
YOU CAN USE PAY PAL ON THIS SITE TO PAY FOR YOUR REGISTRATION FEE, A $1.80 CONVENIENCE FEE WILL BE APPLIED AT CHECKOUT
(Click above Application Form link to view, fill out, and print)
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There is a $1.80 Convenience Fee added for using Pay Pal
IF YOU CHOOSE TO PAY THROUGH PAY PAL, YOU MUST SEND THE APPLICATION BY MAIL
(Click on the Team Rosters and Master Schedule above to view)
(Click above Sponsorship Form link to view and print)____________________________________________________________________
(Click on BSSSL Rules and Regulations above to access:)
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2018 FALL SEASON
REGULAR SEASONLEAGUE STANDINGS
During the regular season, and the playoffs, in case of a tie in the standings, head to head record will be first tie breaker. If still tied, then run differential between the tied teams will be second tie breaker. If still tied, then total run differential will be third tie breaker. If still tied, a coin toss will break the tie.
September 24th Game Results
BYE TEAM: ISLANDS FISH GRILL
BYE TEAM: ISLANDS FISH GRILL
(Updated Player Statistics as of theAugust 20th Games)
Thank you Paul Mouritsen for doing a great job of logging the stats for our league,
(Click on the Team Names above to access Batting Averages)___________________________________________________________________________
(Team Managers please report all over the fence homeruns and they will be added to this list)
Abide by the
Softball Guide and Playing Rules”
to the best of my ability.
Article 2: Accept the decision of the umpires and my team
manager in good sportsmanship.
Article 3: Neither taunt nor degrade my opponent.
bodily contact that may cause injury to others or myself.
direct abusive or profane language at officials or opponents.
Article 6: Exercise control over family members and
friends to the extent of Articles 3 and 5.
commit any act that could be considered unsportsmanlike conduct.
By Paul Mouritsen
Many of the players have asked how the Board organizes the teams consistent with the goal of providing evenly balanced teams. The procedures the Board has followed for the past several seasons have resulted in more than one team coming to the last night of the season with a chance to win the championship.
At the end of each season the managers rate their players from 1 to 6. The ratings encompass hitting, throwing, fielding, running and general softball knowledge. The Board uses these rating to organize the teams for the next season. We begin by rating the players by position. The top 24 rated outfielders are placed on the board. The top rated player goes to team 1, the next rated goes to team 2 all the way through 24. The six managers look at these ratings and agree that they are as even as possible. The four outfielders ratings are then averaged. The lowest rated team then gets the highest rated shortstop. After the shortstops are assigned in order, the teams are averaged again. The same procedure continues through pitcher, 1B, 2B, 3B and middle fielder. All players not yet assigned are then assigned in descending order by rating. Some of these players are catchers, some are fill in outfielders, others are fill in infielders. Accommodations are generally made for players who request to play with another player and, for some who request not to play with another player. Everyone who has registered and paid by the date the teams are organized are assigned to a team.
After this procedure is finished, the six managers make any minor changes they can agree on to ensure the teams are as even as possible. Up to this point the managers do not know which team they are going to get. Thus it behooves them to agree that the teams as as evenly balanced as possible. After they agree, the six managers then draw lots to determine the order in which they pick their team. The manager who draws number 1 picks first, through number 6.
After the managers have picked, a few changes are made to accommodate the rating of the manager and the position he plays. For example, a manager who is a top rated outfielder may displace one of the outfielders assigned to his team. That outfielder may become the fifth outfielder for that team or may get traded to another team to keep the competitive balance.
Once the managers are assigned and all agree that it is balanced as possible, the teams are set, the players are notified and the games begin._____________________________________________________________
MIKEN, DUDLEY, and ADIDAS Bat Sales
You need to know that Direct Sports is offering our league players a great deal on Miken, Adidas & Dudley, softball bats, the delivered price, including free shipping for any of the following bats is:
NEWAdidas Melee (All four models), which are only $200.00 each
The Popular Miken Ultra II (Black) bat which is now only $142.00.
NEW 2018 Miken FREAK 20th Anniversary Balanced bat, which is only $195.46;
NEW 2018 Miken 20th Anniversary FREAK Jason Kendrick Maxload bat, which is only $195.46;
NEW 2018 Miken 20th Anniversary FREAK Extra Endload "Big Cat", which is only $195.46;
DUDLEY LIGHTNING Original Balanced and End-loaded models, which are only $144.46;
2017 DUDLEY Legend® 2.0 Balanced and End-loaded models $159.00
NEW 2018DUDLEY Legend® Lift, Balanced, and 12" & 13" End-loaded barrel models,$186.99
OTHER SOFTBALL BATS (not pictured) OFFERED AT GREAT DISCOUNTS
WORTH WICKED WWKDXL, which is only $169.99
Worth Rulli, which is only $79.00
(2016) Demarini Larry Carter Signature Model, which is only $155.00
NEW (2018) Demarini Larry Carter Signature Model, which is only $195.46
Mizuno Rejuvenate, which is only $135.00
All you need to do is call
1-800-456-0072, make sure you tell them you are a Brevard Super
Have You Ever Wondered How Miken Bats Are Made
Click on the following link to see the process of how the Miken Carbon Fiber Bats are really
made, most of it is by hand, it's very interesting, check it out!
BSSSL HALL OF FAME PLAYERS
Frank Valenti, Bucky Miller, Pepper Hale, Lloyd Cheney
CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW THE VIDEO OF THE FIRST HALL OF FAME PLAYER.
ACOUSTI 60's Tournament Team Article
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NOTICE: NO SMOKING ALLOWED at LIBERTY PARK
Message from Troy Cox, Palm Bay Parks & Rec Dept
Attention all Liberty Park and Palm Bay Regional Park users especially Church Softball, Senior Softball, Flag Football, Baseball, & Recreation Partners:
There is NO SMOKING permitted at Liberty Park or Palm Bay Regional Park athletic fields & facilities. Signs are posted everywhere especially at the Softball Complex. Previously, ash sand boxes were present to give people a place to put their smoking items out safely so they did not throw butts on the ground or in the trash containers causing a fire and a maintenance nightmare. However, the message was not clear to people who insisted on smoking anyway and thus causing a health hazard for folks who do not smoke even after being told to put out their smoking item. The Ash Sand Boxes are being removed immediately. There is no mix message here---------NO Smoking means No Smoking. People who do not adhere to the rules & policies can be trespassed from the property. Please listen & adhere to the message. Our Playing Rules & Policies are CLEAR that Smoking is not permitted. Our Staff will be monitoring more closely and will enforce the No Smoking Policy. Please pass the word that this a SMOKE FREE area. We expect our Organizations to police themselves as well and keep this a healthy environment for ALL. Please post our message on your Organization’s website. Thank you for your cooperation and assistance.
Troy Cox, CPRP
The following companies have graciously agreed to sponsor teams in our league, please consider giving them your support when in need of their types of services, those companies are:
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Islands Fish Grill is offering a 10% discount to all Players in our League,
to get the discount just mention that you are a player in our Senior League.
Please Support these Players in our League
The following is a list of players in our league and their specialties you might want to consider using when needing the type of services they offer. It's always nice dealing with friends you know and you can trust:
Name Occupation Phone number
Thomas M. Masone Massage Therapy 772-664-8435
Mike Rios Realtor 321-368-8771
Dan Deratany General Contractor 321-543-1885
Marty Jacobson Chiropractor 321-725-7003
Bill Kunzweiler Estate & Personal Liquidation 321-537-2574
Braun Bransford Tile Setter & Handyman 321-951-0524
Ed Beigel Bat Sales 772-559-4497
Gino Alleva Mattress Firm/Mattress Sales 321-698-6257
We are fortunate to have in our league a couple of softball players that are excellent hitters and willing to share their expertise with anyone interested in learning how to improve their hitting skills. Check out the info below from both Lou Jiannine and Ed Rose and sharpen your skills:
Lou Jiannine is a student of the hitting art and he is writing a series of articles on bats and batting for our website. Lou says, "selecting and using the correct softball bat is essential for the hitter who seeks to maximize his effectiveness." Just click on the following articles to review:
Ed Rose is a master in the art of hitting and a welcomed addition to our league for the past two years. For those of you who didn't know, in 1999 Ed Rose was inducted into the National Senior Softball Hall of Fame, he has over 20 world titles to his name as a player and manager. Ed has recently written a Hitting Instructional Paper to help you fine tune your hitting skills and he has graciously agreed to share it...To review it just click on "The Three T's of Hitting" below.
Ted Williams and Ed Rose, back in the day...
Marty Jacobson, who is one of our League Directors, is also a Chiropractic Physician,
he has written a few great articles as it relates to Senior Softball Injuries,
Check them out by clicking on the following links, you'll be glad you did!
By Marty Jacobson
(Click on the above links to view articles)
Check out the “Stretching Exercises 1 & 2 below to help you prevent injury by using the proper stretching techniques. It is very important, especially at our age, to show up at the field prior to the games and spend time jogging around the field at a slow pace, just to get warmed up prior to stretching out your leg muscles; this will help prevent leg injuries during the games. Also, it is a great idea to purchase a pair of “compression shorts” to wear under your softball shorts or pants; they really do make a difference.
Click on their name above to access their website and check out their catalog.
By David "Bucky" Miller
(Please click on Carl's photo above to read his heroic story)
(Click above to see the Greatest Play in Baseball History Video)
John Fogerty Singing "Centerfield" and
Abbott and Costello's "Who's On First"
Click on above links to watch the videos and listen to the song
(Click above to see the Greatest Catch in Baseball Video)
I want this girl on my team!!!
(As it turns out, this video was staged by an advertising company, for a Gatorade commercial. The Ball Girl is actually a stuntwoman and was rigged with cables. See full story at: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,371143,00.html
I still want her on my team!
Unbelievable Must See Story
"My Dad used to tell the story of the man who complained because he had no shoes, until he saw a man who had no feet". Next time you feel like complaining think about the following story!
(Click above to see an amazing Baseball Video)
Video Dedicated to Umpires, Check it out!
The International Senior Softball Association (ISSA) made public a video dedicated to the outstanding ASA Umpires who have worked over 5000 slow-pitch games since 1995 at ISSA and ISF Senior Tournaments and whose support and commitment to the senior division has made these events special for the senior players. Thanks to Charles Moss, Umpire-In-Chief for his untiring efforts over the years that made each tournament a rewarding experience for all the participants. The video titled Play Hard at the ISSA is posted on You Tube at:
For a Little
More Humor Click on the Jokes Below :
Sent in by Dick Chamberlain
Sent in by Johnny Leader
Sent in by Dan Deratany
Dugout Protocol For Using Another's Bat
By Bill Kunzweiler
One of the decisions players must make when joining a softball league pertains to equipment choices. So often they hastily go out and buy a new bat or glove without the benefit of others experience; and often they are unhappy with the performance of their acquisition, especially in the area of bat choice. Those “Old-Timers”, who play a lot generally know what works the best and where to get it! As most know, online internet purchases from sites like “Direct Sports”, if you mention FHS (Florida Half Century) softball, there is a significant discount. That’s where most get their Miken Ultra II’s, which brings up another subject and that is “dugout protocol”. It’s always appropriate to ask someone if you want to use their bat; never just grab someone’s bat without their permission. Especially since good composite bats cost a lot and wear out after so many swings. Generally they start at $185.00 on sale and go up from there. So as a matter of team protocol and respect, always get permission to use another’s equipment!
Please checkout the three articles in the Batter's Box, that Lou Jiannine has written for our league, he has provided us with some very valuable bat information.
Are you having problems viewing some of the links on this website?
If you can’t open some of the links on this website you may need to download and install a free copy of Adobe Acrobat to enable you to view the PDF files, such as Stretching Exercises, Team Rosters, Master Schedule, etc. Just click on the link to Adobe Reader below to access it.
Dodgers Shirts Given to Undefeated Team Players
On Monday night retired team shirts were distributed to the Dodgers players of the only team in BSSA league history to record an undefeated season at 24-0. The Summer 2009 season league championship team, the McMaster Construction Dodgers (pictured below), set a few league records that season; in addition to being undefeated, they were only the second team to ever score 20+ victories in a season, they also scored a record 182 runs more than their opponents, and they were the stingiest team in the league to score against. What a Defense!!! The Dodgers dedicated the last four games of the season to teammate Paul Osiecki, who had died during the season, he was the catcher and backup pitcher for the Dodgers.
Team manager, Dan Deratany attributed their success to their excellent defensive efforts, in addition to being a group of great guys who had terrific chemistry together, not a lot of super stars, but a lot of great enthusiastic team players. “Every player on that team encouraged and cheered each other on, when you have that combination, along with a very vocally supportive fan base in the stands weekly, it makes you play better and you just can’t be anything other than a winning team, it’s all about team effort and team spirit.”
Undefeated McMaster Construction Dodgers players:
From left- Ray Mazara, Dave Cosumano, Chester Johnson, Joe Schier, Freddy Mazara, Bill Peters, Mike Rios, Toby Flanary, Rob Scarfone, Steve Colantonio, Team Manager-Dan Deratany, and, kneeling Jim Hardin. (Missing from the photo, Paul Osiecki) Great job this season Guys, what a team!!!
Your Feedback is Requested
We would appreciate any feedback players might have regarding improvements we can make as far as running our league. We do have some concerns in regard to decreased attendance by players for games during this past season and we want to consider ways that we can improve on this. Also, if you have any suggestions regarding rules you would like to see changed or added please take this opportunity to let us know. Lastly, we would like to hear how would you rate your overall experience this past season. Remember, our league is very unique. Not only are we a "seniors only" league, we are a self governed league. That means we all have a say in how things are run, so take this opportunity to let us know how you feel, by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.