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Dave Dowell

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Sacramento, CA

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Men's 70

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May 20, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA 2022 Reno Tournament for the 60 Division

Yes ... In fact EVERYONE does since it was released this afternoon ... Good luck!
May 20, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Field Assignments for Hemet

We'll make a decision shortly after the entry fee deadline of June 7th
May 19, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Commitment line on a tag up.

fresnomdn ... To my knowledge, there is no known exception allowing a base runner to retreat from the home plate side of the commitment line back to the third base side without being called out ... It's rare that a base runner has made it 105' from second base in that amount of time, but I suppose it's possible ... If I'm the umpire, I have an out the moment he retreats back across the commitment line, regardless the reason ... Make life easy on yourself and don't worry about the shenanigans at/around second base ... The original base runner from there is already out the moment he re-crosses the commitment line heading the "wrong" way!


May 19, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Enough Said

Be more specific ... We have FOUR tourneys with over 200+ teams, and one of those is over 650 teams ... If you meant "Divisions", say so ...

Many of the SSUSA directors were give a very thorough seminar on identifying a rolled bat by someone who is well known/regarded in the bat technology sciences ... I'd consider sharing that info if I believed you're not asking for the purpose of evading detection (I don't) ...

And to cover your passive/aggressive question from another new thread today: YES as it relates to Brambleton Regional Park for the Eastern National's ... I'll make more specific field assignment decisions as we get closer to the deadline, but Phillip A. Bolen Park is currently under re-habilitation construction and likely won't be available ... That will ramp up demand/utilization for both Potomack Lakes and Brambleton ...
May 16, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Enough Said

▲ ▲ BEST post of this entire thread ▲ ▲
May 16, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Enough Said

Jeff50 ... In the order of your "opinions" ...

I know a lot of people "altering" the bats by using harder balls during BP I guess. [AGREED, BUT TOUGH TO PROVE THIS TYPE OF CHEATING]
Rolling just shortens the life of the bat in my opinion [AGREED] and it's impossible to test for rolling. [FALSE]
Testing bats would ruin senior softball for good. [FALSE - We test randomly, mostly in the 40's] It's hard enough to find a tourney with at least 8 teams as it is. [FALSE - Rock 'n Reno will be the third event in the 2022 SSUSA Season with between 203 and 243 teams participating]


May 16, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You make the call.

berger ... In SSUSA sanctioned play, the simple statement of the rule is "Not on the card, not in the game" ... The player who is NOT on the game card should/would be removed from the game and is not eligible for further participation in that game ...
May 12, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Hitting the Gap

Bigtimer40 ... I'm confident you/we have it right and the others don't ...
May 12, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Hitting the Gap

That appears to fit the definition of a ground rule double ... I've got two bases for everyone (from where they were at the pitch) ...
May 11, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 80 age group

cyborg45 ... See page 67 of the SSUSA Rule Book ... An 80+ team may have seven (7) underage players, either 78 or 79 years young ... Not more than three (3) of them may be 78 ... Good luck!
May 11, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: TRUMP STOTE ROCK

That website also says "AVAILABLE 06/13/2022" (stop me if you've heard that BSN timing joke before!) ... That's not exactly consistent with your assertion of "NO SHORTAGE" ... We would be SO happy if they were available on that date! ... Thanks, though, for trying to help ...
May 11, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Ball Being Used in Reno?

There's a very extensive and almost identical discussion thread from here that happened from 03/15-22/2022 regarding the Spring World's in Mesquite and St. George ... This one is nothing more than "deja vu all over again" on why we will not run the tournaments on a B.Y.O.B. basis ... A level playing field is maintained when everyone hits the same ball at a specific event ... Simple concept ... Not going to change ... Good luck!
May 10, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Ball being used in Vegas

cat7 ... That's a great (and currently unanswerable) question, even though it's original context from NYGNYY was last month's Southwest Championships in Las Vegas ... A lot depends on BSN ...
May 9, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Ball Being Used in Reno?

We're using the Tattoo ball in Raleigh at the Atlantic Coast Championships beginning tomorrow (Tuesday) ...
May 9, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Fields for Rock-n-Reno

Very soon
May 9, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Entry fee to Walnut Creek?

No worries Mike ... The Walnut Creek complex is, based on personal experience, as well equipped to handle adverse weather as any natural grass and dirt facility in the country ... At the Eastern National's a while back, we got 3 inches of rain between midnight and 4:00 AM and were back on schedule by 10:00 that morning ... That's still the finest schedule recovery effort I've ever witnessed ... So, like always: ALL PLAY/NO PLAY DECISIONS ARE MADE AT THE FIELDS OF PLAY AT GAME TIME ... We do not postpone or cancel based on a forecast ... Good luck everyone!
May 9, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Entry fee to Walnut Creek?

UPDATE from City of Raleigh "An admission/gate fee will be charged for all tournaments and special events. Staff, umpires, and uniformed players will be allowed to enter at no charge. One (1) scorekeeper per team will be allowed to enter at no charge and must register with the gatekeeper."
May 9, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Enough Said

Totally agreed, Bert ... I've been pasting that standard reply for probably 15 years now ... And I'm amazed that people still roll bats (and worse) that are already the highest performing bats made for any level of play ... The compulsion to cheat shouldn't be that strong ...
May 8, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Enough Said

Bruce ... Don't tell anyone ... Both of our reputations could be at stake! ...
May 8, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: ISA Rock Softballs vs. NSA Rock Softballs

JohnO28 ... Because the descriptions are very similar X-Rock-ISA-Y 44/400 and X-Rock-NSA-Y 44/400, differing only in the first letter of the initials of the association whose logo is stamped on the ball ... The BSN folks also tell us that's the only difference ... I also typed: ".. I have no opinion to support or rebut that claim .." ...
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