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 http://SuperSeniorSoftball.com

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 Dan Deratany

 Website Editor

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Super Senior   

Softball  

 

 Presented By:

 The Brevard Super Senior Softball  League, Inc.

       

(58 and over Men's Softball League)

 

MONDAY NIGHT LEAGUE

 

 

 

THURSDAY NIGHT LEAGUE

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LIBERTY PARK Softball Fields

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Around the League News

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ALL GAMES FOR FEBRUARY 26th HAVE BEEN CANCELED DUE TO AN ELECTRICAL FIRE AT LIBERTY PARK, THE LIGHTS ARE OUT, PARTS HAVE BEEN ORDERED, WE'LL KEEP YOU INFORMED...

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 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.

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TEAM ROSTERS             MASTER SCHEDULE

(Click on the Team Rosters and Master Schedule above to view)

 

 PLAYER APPLICATION FORM

(Click above Application Form link to view, fill out, and print)

 

REGISTRATION PAYMENT

(Click above for PAY PAL Payment)

There is a $1.80 Convenience Fee added for using Pay Pal

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SPONSORSHIP FORM

(Click above Sponsorship Form link to view and print)

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BSSSL RULES and REGULATIONS

(Click on BSSSL  Rules and Regulations above to access:)

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SSUSA-Rulebook-2015-Web.pdf

Click on link above to view

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Monday Night League

2023-24 WINTER-SPRING SEASON

 

 REGULAR SEASON LEAGUE STANDINGS

 

Team

GP

W

L

Pct

GB

ORIOLES

12

8 4 .667 -

THE REAL ESTATE FIRM

10

6

4

.600

1

NORTHBORO BUILDERS

12

6

6

.500

2

GATORS

10

5 5 .500 2

PIZZAVOLA

8

4

4

.500

2

SPINE & PAIN

12

5

7

.417

3

RELENTLESS

8

2

6

.250

4

       

Team

Runs/For

Runs/Against

+-

NORTHBORO BUILDERS 177 153 24

ORIOLES

206

148

58

RELENTLESS 95 149 -54
GATORS

172

188

-16

SPINE & PAIN

196

194

2

THE REAL ESTATE FIRM

164

164

0

PIZZAVOLA

117

131

-14

 

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.

 Monday League Game Results

February 26th Game Results

Games

Teams

Score 
Game 1
NORTHBORO BUILDERS
THE REAL ESTATE FIRM
13
10
     
Game 2
THE REAL ESTATE FIRM
NORTHBORO BUILDERS
11
10
     
Game 1
GATORS
SPINE & PAIN
19
18
     
Game 2
SPINE & PAIN
GATORS
20
7
     
Game 1
ORIOLES
RELENTLESS
19
9
     
Game 2
RELENTLESS
ORIOLES
18
17
     

BYE TEAM: PIZZAVOLA

Upcoming Games

 

Monday

Home Team

Visiting Team

Field

Time

Mar 11 PIZZAVOLA GATORS #1 6:45
" NORTHBORO BUILDERS RELENTLESS #2 6:45
" THE REAL ESTATE FIRM ORIOLES #4 6:45
" GATORS PIZZAVOLA #1 8:00
" RELENTLESS NORTHBORO BUILDERS #2 8:00  
" ORIOLES THE REAL ESTATE FIRM #4 8:00

BYE TEAM: SPINE & PAIN

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PLAYER STATISTICS

(Updated Player Statistics as of the February 12th Games)

 

Thank you Paul Mouritsen for doing a great job of logging the stats for our league.

 

ORIOLES

 

RELENTLESS

 

GATORS

 

THE REAL ESTATE FIRM

 

NORTHBORO BUILDERS

 

SPINE & PAIN

 

PIZZAVOLA

 

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MONDAY NIGHT LEAGUE

HOMERUN UPDATE

Over-The-Fence Homerun Standings

(Team Managers please report all over-the-fence homeruns and they will be added to this list)

 

WINTER-SPRING 2024 SEASON

 

 John Feronti (SPINE & PAIN) 6

 

 Johan Brockhausen (NORTHBORO BUILDERS) 1

 

 Robert Leger (ORIOLES) 1

 

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Code of Ethics

Article 1:  Abide by the “Official Senior 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.

Article 4:  Avoid bodily contact that may cause injury to others or myself.

Article 5:  Never 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.

Article 7:  Not commit any act that could be considered unsportsmanlike conduct.

 

 

Understanding How Teams are Drafted in our League

By Paul Mouritsen

At the end of each season the managers rate their players from 1 to 6.  The ratings encompass hitting (OPS), throwing, fielding, running and general softball knowledge.  The Board uses these ratings to prepare for the drafting of players for the new teams.  The number of teams determines the number of columns on the Board.  For example, if the league will have seven teams, the players are put on the Board in seven columns, beginning with the top rated players on the first line and going down to the lower rated players.  The player and his position is on the Board. This includes the managers who are put on the board according to their position and rating.  Depending on the number of players signed up, we many have 13 or 14 or even 15 lines.  Everyone who has registered and paid by the date the teams are organized are assigned to a team.  The managers draw numbers from a hat which decides the draft order.  Number one picks first and then number two, down through number seven.  The manager may pick from the current line or one line below.  For example, He may not go down three lines to draft someone.  After each round is completed, the draft order is shuffled, ensuring that each manager gets the same number of first picks, second picks, down to seventh picks.  It is up to the manager to draft his team according to his needs.  He has to ensure he drafts four outfielders and seven infielders to include a pitcher and a catcher.  Once each team has eleven players, the remaining players are drafted to round out the teams.  Some of these players are catchers, some are fill in outfielders and/or fill in infielders.  Managers should make sure they have at least two pitchers.  Accommodations are generally made for players who request to play with another player and, for some who request not to play with another player. 

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 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!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EAkeZQmTMRE&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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BSSSL HALL OF FAME PLAYERS

From Left: Frank Valenti, Bucky Miller, Pepper Hale, Lloyd Cheney, Marc Gaskins, Phil Giard

 

 

CLICK ON THE LINK BELOW TO VIEW THE VIDEO OF THE FIRST HALL OF FAME PLAYER.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1OKfRk62aM&feature=em-upload_owner 

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ACOUSTI 60's Tournament Team Article

 A REAL TEAM EFFORT AT IT'S FINEST, THAT WILL BE REMEMBERED FOREVER

(Click above to read article)

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BULLETIN BOARD ANNOUNCEMENTS

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"The Man From Castor River Bottom"

Our old softball buddy, BSSSL Hall of Fame player, Bucky Miller has written a complete western novel that is now available on Amazon

Kindle, it can be found by using the authors name "David Miller" or the title of the book, "The Man From Castor River Bottom". Check it out...

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Click on logo above to access FSSA

 

Check out the YouTube videos provided by Ed Rose

 

FSSA Tribute to Jack Aronson

 

Extra Innings Documentary Film (floridassa.com)

(Click above to access the film's Trailer)

 

       A documentary about a team of competitive senior citizens attempting to stay young at heart in a game they love, like life, filled with its ups and downs.   Chasing their dream of a second consecutive world softball championship in Las Vegas.  The Film expresses the preparation and sacrifices required to compete at the highest level of this sport as well as life itself.  During their remarkable journey you meet them up close as they share some of their deepest moments of joy, happiness, and tears of sorrow as they move deeper into their life.  Several team members will share their personal struggles and successes in their life’s journey. Also, appearance by  radio talk host Jack Krasula  and 2-time Mr. Universe, Peter Nielsen, as they share their concept that life is a series of chapters, While discovering the secret of staying young is to realize that age is just a number and the most important thing in our life’s journey is not the destination, but the journey !!

 

"EXTRA INNINGS"

Episode #1: https://youtu.be/gLaqQGinI7A

Episode #2: https://youtu.be/CQkTumLBkQU

Episode #3: https://youtu.be/_Q0R3KZA7aA

Episode #4: https://youtu.be/FKbFpfHwhg4

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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

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Team Sponsors of our League

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:

 

Click on Sponsors Names Below to Link to their Websites

 

 Jeff Deratany, Realtor

(321-223-4577)

www.melbourne321.com

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321-956-0559

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.

 

 

FONZI TITLE

 

 

TRIAD REALTY

 

Keith Carroll, Realtor

321-432-8783

 

 

 

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 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

 

 

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THE BATTERS BOX

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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:        

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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:       

1. "Basic Bat Information"

2. "Selecting the Optimum Bat Weight"

3. "Balanced and End Loaded Bats"

4. "Miken Bats, Red or Black"

5. Tips for Hitting from the Tee

6. Scorekeeping and Statistics for Slow Pitch Softball Teams

 

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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.

 The Art of Hitting a Slowpitch Softball Using

 The Three T's of Hitting

    Ted Williams and Ed Rose, back in the day...

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SPORTS INJURY CORNER

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

Article #1, Senior Softball Sports Injuries and Preventions

 Article #2, (Shoulder Injuries)

Article #3, (Achilles Tendinosis)

(Click on the above links to view articles)

STRETCHING EXERCISES

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.  

 

                Stretching Exercises 1                         Stretching Exercises 2            

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Click on their name above to access their website and check out their catalog.

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 A Tale of History and a Hero

By David "Bucky" Miller

 

Carl Miller

(Please click on Carl's photo above to read his heroic story)

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CHECKOUT THESE FOLLOWING VIDEOS

The Greatest Play In Baseball History

(Click above to see the Greatest Play in Baseball History Video)

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John Fogerty Singing "Centerfield" and

Abbott and Costello's "Who's On First"

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x219sr_john-fogerty-centerfield_music

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sShMA85pv8M&feature=related

Click on above links to watch the videos and listen to the song

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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:

 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_XW8gpHhRs
(Click above to check out Umpire Video, it's cool, check it out!)

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THE HUMOR CORNER

 

 For a Little More Humor Click on the Jokes Below:

 

Comic Strip Joke

Sent in by Dick Chamberlain

 

Softball Joke 

Sent in by Johnny Leader

 

The Cat in the Hat on Aging

Sent in by Dan Deratany

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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.

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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.

                                                                                                                                                                                            

    

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 A LITTLE SOFTBALL TEAM HISTORY

 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 or BSSSL league history to record an undefeated season at 26-0, which includes two more wins for the end of the season tournament championship. 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, no 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!!!

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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 alpine@cfl.rr.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Game 2
RELENTLESS
THE REAL ESTATE FIRM
23
15