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Real name:
Dave Dowell

Location:
Sacramento, CA

Division:
Men's 70

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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 3½ 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 .." ...
May 7, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Ball Being Used in Reno?

Unless the little yellow VW bug from the BSN circus rolls in and pulls a rabbit out of the trunk with 36± cases of our microcell technology official ball, it's likely going to be from the Worth product line ... It won't be the same ball we used in the Southwest Championships because there weren't enough available to cover those two 200+ team events ...
May 7, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Enough Said

Bruce M (and others): There is no "..could reasonably.." about it ... OTHER THAN using the bat for its intended purpose of striking legal softballs, ANY procedure that alters the performance characteristics of the bat from the technical specifications at the time it exits the factory is considered altering the bat ... This includes, but is not limited to, "rolling", "shaving" and/or opening the bat to add or remove weight ... NOTE: The rationalization we occasionally hear that "..rolling a bat is just an accelerated breaking-in process.." is flatly rejected ... ROLLING IS ALTERING ... Thanks!


May 6, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Southern Ca. State Championship

YES ... It occupies almost the entire center column on the event's Tournament Page of this website ...
May 6, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Southern Ca. State Championship

The entry deadline for the Southern California State Championships is over a month away (June 7th) ... It's currently contemplated that we will be using both facilities mentioned ... This is a virtual certainty if we match (or exceed) the 95 teams that entered in 2021 ... Please check back in a month or so ... Thanks!
May 4, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Same age, different divisions...

NO ... A 60-Major+ team has a Rating Index (R/I) = 7 ... The R/I for a 65-AAA team = 4 ... Players may NOT play down more than one R/I level, and only if otherwise eligible as to age and residence ... Your fact pattern involves a spread of three (3) levels of R/I and is not allowed ... Thanks ...
May 3, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: BRICKYARD

Interesting ... My undergraduate degree is a Bachelor of Science in Commerce (Accountancy) and I retired as a C.P.A. after 30± year in practice ... You should know more than you're showing on preserving and protecting proprietary and confidential information ... Good day to you, too ...
May 3, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: BRICKYARD

Rob64, let's make it even more simple: You're asking for proprietary information that is none of your business ... Despite that, here's what's currently available from the "public record" of this website, from the tournament page and this comment thread ... You'll have to guess at the rest of it to satisfy your curiosity ...

• SSUSA's "cut" is 36 entry fees @ $450 each [$16,200] Less: 36 entry fee credits @ $100 each ($3,600) = $12,600 ... SSUSA's expenditures are significantly in excess of that amount ...
•The Midwest Sports Complex "cut" is something you will have to ask them to disclose ... We know some of the components we paid from the entry fees, but not all of the composition of their "cut" ...

Most of you guys have mastered the multiplication part of this economics course (entry fees x number of teams), but not many of you demonstrate any skill at the subtraction component (deducting for expenses) ...


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