Important Dates for Fall
October 1st is the deadline for the Fall Season sign-ups.
New Player Combine will be on October 6th at 8:30 a.m. on the 17th Street fields.
From the SSSA Board: Monday Pick Up Games
Thank you all for making the 1st pick-up games very competative and most importantly FUN.... We will continue as long as players are interested in participating. Please try to be at Field #1 at 8:15 a.m.,where you will be met by a couple board members to check you in before warm-ups. At 8:25 a.m., Chuck will choose teams depending on number of players and positions. ALL SIGN-UPS WILL PLAY....If we have enough for 3 teams..we have a system ready to handle it.
Applications For Winter Season Sponsors Are Being Accepted.
Any entity wishing to sponsor a SSSA team for the winter season is invited to submit an application. Fees are $225 for the first year and $150 if returning for a subsequent year.
Contact Bill Smith at email@example.com for more information.
Beating The Heat!
SSSA players RJ and Jim Shingledecker "escape" to southern Wisconsin to cool off.
Batting Practice Update
Batting Practice Will Continue Through The Summer on Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Winter Season Team Pictures Now Posted
See 2013-14 Team Photos Page for Downloadable Pics
Above Left: SSSA Military Vets Who Participated in Day of Valor.
Above Right: Jim Grams, infantryman, waves to the crowd.
Above Center: Veterans Regis McCurry on the left and Jim Grams on the right celebrate the Legacy of Valor event at Ed Smith Stadium with Board Member Jay Wolfinger.
New SSSA T-Shirts are available for purchase from SSSA Board Members.
Dickinson's Last Meal
John Dickinson celebrated his retirement from softball by taking his team to a grand finale lunch.
Good Luck John - we will miss you!
Winter 2013-2014 Results
See Final Standings for the Winter Season on the 2013-2014 Winter Season History page for League Winners
Sarasota Senior Softball Luncheon
A Good Time Was Had By All
A packed house gathered at Der Dutchman Wednesday to celebrate the completion of the 2013-2014 season. Players, wives and significant others filled the banquet room as awards were presented and Art Kusnyer (see picture above) told about his big league experiences. Chicken, beef, green beans, dressing with gravy and salad topped off with a piece of home made pie made for a festive day.
More pictures are available on a separate 2014 Awards Luncheon page elsewhere on this website.
See more photos on the 2014 AWARDS LUNCHEON page!
In Memoriam: Steve Rosenbloom
As many of you may have heard SSSA lost a good friend and fellow player -- Steve Rosenbloom -- from a massive heart attack Monday. Many of us will long remember the good times we shared during games and at batting practice with Steve.
REGISTER NOW FOR:
WINTER 2014-2015 SOFTBALL SEASON!
Register at SENIOR SOFTBALL SIGNUP PAGE or fill out forms provided by managers.
Hot Dog Day at the Ball Park
Center: Monday Guys Doggin' It
Left: Two Joe's Cookin' Up A Storm
Right: A Great Crowd on a Beautiful Tuesday
The Ball and Shoe (Yellow) team surprised Jim Grams on his 101st Birthday with a cake. Jim has been pitching in the Sarasota Senior Softball Leagues for many years. Sometimes referred to as "Old Melonball" Jim almost always drops the first pitch in for a strike.
Of course some guys have to overdo it! This guy can't keep his face out of anything -- not even Jim's cake.
Ed Menchinger Featured in Sarasota HeraldTribune
SSSA's oldest active softball player -- Ed Menchinger -- is featured in the January 31st edition of the Sarasota Herald Tribune. Go to the website listed below for the story.
Trader's List Updated - March 2014
See TRADER'S LIST Page for new listing!
POOR GEORGE'S ALMANAC - CHAPTER 1 - PITY THE PITCHER
Go to the Member News page and read George Hawley's treatise on pitching softball in the SSSA.
Sam Soriero has arranged a Mikan discount ($25 off) from Direct Sports for Mikan Ultra bats: ULT2B, MSU2M, SPUS2, and SPU2M. Enter code SSSA at checkout from Directsp@directsports.com. Includes free shipping.
PLEASE CALL Gary Olson @ 346-0378 or George Hawley @ 371-3280 or (preferably) EMAIL THEM TO: ITIS2GUD2BTRU@aol.com (Gary Olson's email address)or to "georgehawley" followed by "@ieee.org"
NEW PLAYERS - IMPORTANT INFORMATION
If you haven't already invested almost $200 in a bat, please try some out at batting practices, Wednesdays at 8:30. There are several popular manufacturers, bat weights and loading variations. Try before you buy.
One good place to purchase bats is via our website for used bats. New bats may be purchased at Direct Sports. If you choose Direct Sports, don't order online. Call their toll-free number and tell them you are a senior softball player. They will give you a 10% discount.
Do plenty of stretching before you play, especially if you haven't played in a while, to reduce the number of hamstring, groin and calf muscle injuries.
Have fun;play safely..
REGISTRATION for Sarasota Senior Softball players can now be done on this web site!! Click on the "SIGN UP FOR SARASOTA SENIOR SOFTBALL"at the top of the page...Complete the "NEW" Registration form and "SUBMIT" it by clicking on the submit link...YOU MUST REGISTER TO BE ABLE TO PLAY SUMMER LEAGUE SOFTBALL AS WELL AS FOR NEXT SEASON...
NOTE:Once a player commits to a league and is drafted, he is obligated to play on the team or teams that drafted him. ANY DRAFTED PLAYER WHO CHOOSES NOT TO PLAY FOR A TEAM THAT DRAFTS HIM, OR QUITS A LEAGUE OR TEAM, WILL BE SUSPENDED FROM PLAYING IN ALL SARASOTA SENIOR SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION GAMES FOR A PERIOD OF ONE (1) YEAR... EXCEPTION:Prior to the draft, the player removes his name from the draft list or is injured after the season startsfor contacts). SSSA Contacts:
JAY WOLFINGER: (email: firstname.lastname@example.org / phone: 941-378-2174)
CHUCK CASON: (email: SRQChuckCason@verizon.net / phone: 941-379-2020).
Association members are welcome to attend monthly Board meetings but must notify Chuck Cason at least one day in advance. The minutes of previous meetings may be accessed by clicking on the "SSSA BD MTGS" button on the top of this page.