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Real name:
Dave Dowell

Location:
Sacramento, CA

Division:
Men's 65

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, July 24, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: to SSUSA

coop3636 ... We do allow TWO out of region players (from the team's East/West side of the Mississippi River), with a catch ... The catch is that you have to play Major+ to utilize that opportunity ... We also routinely "grandfather" protect a player who moves mid-season, allowing him to remain with the former residence area team for the balance of that season ... I don't personally perceive enough potential votes on the National Rules Committee to expand that limitation ...
, July 20, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA Worlds in Columbus, Ind

In the next few days ... I re-wrote Northwest (Salem) today for a late team withdrawal and have been working simultaneously on Windy City (Chicago), ISA Senior Worlds (Columbus, IN) and 10,000 Lakes (Rochester, MN), ALL of which commence on July 29th ... And then there's the Eastern and Westerns lurking in the shadows!
, July 14, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WESTERN NATIONALS

Essentially the same answer as above: We will post when we know, which will be within a day or two following the entry deadline ... That's at the close of business next Tuesday, July 19th ... We won't likely be "guessing" prior to then ... (Omar: The irresponsibility wasn't just limited to rec. departments last time ... The anonymous-keyboard-courage crew here also influenced this little tweak in the timing)


, July 13, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WESTERN NATIONALS

That's priceless! ... After the public arse-whuppin' I took when venues had to change, completely outside of our control, for the NorCal Championships, there's not a snow ball's chance in Sacramento in July that I'll be posting before I know ... No guessing this time, not even educated ones! .. But thanks for asking ... Hilarious!
, July 13, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: oddities @ tournament

Curt ... Looks like the group/consensus got all three right, in direct contrast to the umpire(s) ...

1. Legal courtesy runner and legal re-entry ... Good to go ...
2. Double Play ... A runner may NOT under any circumstances return to the 3B side of the commitment line without being declared out ... This is also a live ball situation ...
3. Safe at Home and run scores ... Tag on the Home side of the commitment line is an automatic "safe" call and run scored ... Ball is live, as mentioned ...

Please tell us this wasn't all in one game with the same umpire!


, July 11, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: So Cal Championships

Director is driving back from SoCal today ... Should have results posted within a day or so ...
, July 1, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: rating a person

The system is simply designed to keep track of the Rating Index of all teams that the player played with. It does nothing more, but the rebuttable presumption is, regardless of age, if the player is good enough to play down at an equivalent or higher rating, that becomes his R/I number. Sounds like you need to get on the phone too in case "your friend" might be you. It's so easy to look at a specific player's history and to offer that player sound, reliable and accurate information. Just not here in the Message Board jungle! Happy July 4th Holiday weekend.
, June 30, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HOW TO PREVENT A HEATSTROKE

OK, nick and yankee, this is for you ... [1] We are a health and welfare benefit based non-profit corporation (since 1989) and, accordingly, do not expose our players to risk of injury from any sources, including weather ... [2] We never play in lightning/thunder situations ... [3] We stop play (earlier than many players want) in any marginally dangerous field conditions from rain ... [4] We schedule older age groups with a limited number of games per day and play them earlier (whether or not we are in warmer climate locations) ... [5] We constantly monitor the National Weather Service system for approaching changes in weather or potential health alerts ... [6] We provide a link to a 10-day local weather forecast when we do our pre-tournament email information blast to managers and players ... and [7] We put water and cups in/near the dugouts for people who, unbelievably, decline to provide for their own hydration ...

And it's not just weather ... We have AED heart defibs at ALL complexes of EVERY event and our Directors are ALL trained and re-certified (at our expense) at least once annually ... We have a career record of 8-1 in player heart attack "saves" from the combination of skilled and dedicated field personnel properly, and without panic, utilizing that equipment ... Those are the "health and welfare of our customers" answers, as inconvenient as they may be to the anonymous-keyboard-courage group ... We're comfortable with what we do and how we do it ... So don't expect any sweeping changes in our core values philosophy based on Message Board commentary ... Hope this helps ...

Oh, and nick ... Go back and re-read your own June 14, 2016 post in the "Pay to play a quality tournament" thread about constant complaining ... Now, THAT one is truly hilarious! ...


, June 30, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: looking for a 50m to becoming a 50MP sponsor or part sponsor in So Cal

Mike, when someone like patrick jt is trying to tap into the resources of the 100's of National Ratings experts who hang out here, that's what you do ... If you want accurate results, just pick up the phone and call Geico SSUSA and in 15 minutes, all of your questions are answered! ...
, June 29, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: looking for a 50m to becoming a 50MP sponsor or part sponsor in So Cal

LeeLee ... Not often someone here admits to a personal agenda ... We don't "do agendas", so that's why I have asked him on multiple occasions to simply call the office and hear it from persons in authority ... Until that happens, we are going to be subjected to a complete waste of bandwidth! ..
, June 29, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HOW TO PREVENT A HEATSTROKE

You demean the positive contributions of those who have initiated and posted meaningful advice in this thread, and you do so by an attack on free enterprise by a health and welfare based not-for-profit IRS 501(c)(4) entity ... That's just for starters ...

So here's what's loaded about the question: Sounds to me like you may personally lack the skill set to hydrate or shade yourself properly and exercise sensibly in recognition of the environmental conditions ... It should, by any measure, be about you taking personal responsibility for your own health than just expecting outdoor based business to shut down because it's warm outside ...

So what's next? ... Golf courses and tennis courts shut down for the summer in Palm Springs, Phoenix and Las Vegas? ... No more Sun Belt marathons in the summer? ... Padlock all the outdoor basketball courts? ... Where do you draw the line? ... If a company does business where it's warm, they should abandon that endeavor because you don't like the weather? ... But heck, at least anonymous-keyboard-courage based rants don't seem to be influenced by the heat in your area! (or maybe they are?) ... Next time you hydrate for the heat, try using a half-full glass instead of a half-empty one ... It tastes better that way ... And it's STILL a hilarious and loaded question! ...


, June 29, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA / SSUSA Southeast Championships

No
, June 29, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: HOW TO PREVENT A HEATSTROKE

120 seems like a good round number ... Hilarious (loaded) question, though!
, June 28, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: looking for a 50m to becoming a 50MP sponsor or part sponsor in So Cal

At your rate of about a post an hour (23 in the past 24 hours), NO, I will not be continuing this personal I/M session ... I am not the authority on eligibility "what if's" ... ONE phone call to our office asking for Tiffany, Anthony or George, ALL of whom are qualified in this regard, should answer all of your concerns ... My expertise is writing the tournament schedules, and right NOW my priority is the 280 game SoCal State Championships and the 160 game Northeast Championships, BOTH of which begin in less than 10 days ... We (other than me) await your call at (916) 326.5303 ...


, June 28, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: divivsions..

Sounds like a great tournament format for the new COOPSA ... [C]oop's [O]wn [O]utstanding [P]erfect [S]oftball [A]ssociation ... Let us know how it works out! ... [grins] ...
, June 27, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas and California......

Please call the office in Sacramento tomorrow (Tuesday) at (916) 326.5303 and ask George that question ... I'm traveling back from Austin today and won't be there before he leaves for the day ... The general rule prohibits a two R/I straddle (8 to 6), but there may be other circumstances you two can discuss rather than me just tossing out a generic binding response here ... Thanks ...
, June 26, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Vegas and California......

Yes, so long as you are otherwise eligible as to age and residency. CA and NV are bordering states and you may play for a team in each state if you reside in either of them. The 55-AAA must also have room in their 3 allowable out-of-rating roster spots for you.
, June 25, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: why won't SSUSA show teams entered ?

Fabe ... Call me at the Sacramento Office on Tuesday at (916) 326.5303 during normal business hours on the Left Coast. Thanks!
, June 25, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: why won't SSUSA show teams entered ?

Yes you may, Fabe. Am working in Austin this week, Returning to Sacramento Monday. Please call office on Tuesday or my cell if you have it.
, June 25, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: why won't SSUSA show teams entered ?

coop ... We publish the teams entered Tab AFTER the entry deadline for all of our events ... Go to the tournament page and click the Tab ... We do not publish before that date because in most cases, over 60% ov the teams enter in the last 7-10 days ... If, for example, a couple of teams are in, and half a dozen others are thinking about, they will usually pass it up if that interim team count is available ... What could have been an 8-team bracket is now a 2-team best 2 of 3 ... Don't expect this policy to change ...


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