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Real name:
Dave Dowell

Location:
Sacramento, CA

Division:
Men's 70

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June 7, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Balls being used in Nor Cal Championships

Yes, the same ball as was used in Reno.
June 7, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Nor Cal / Can Sirs Field Assignments

Gpatoot ... When: This weekend ... Where: Elk Grove and Sacramento ... Additional details that may be of interest to you are available from the previously posted detail schedules ... Good luck!
June 7, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Nor Cal / Can Sirs Field Assignments

31Bull31 ... You seem to be new here (with only 2 posts in your history), so maybe a short explanation is in order ... I am the guy who writes the T.O.C. qualifier event schedules ... They are published in chronological order of start date ... I also work occasionally as an on-site Tournament Director, most recently in Reno for a 10-Day run ... I have absolutely NO INCENTIVE to delay publication of an upcoming event schedule set ... They appear here within a few minutes (usually less than 10) of clearing the internal review process ... It will benefit all parties concerned if you are able to develop the patience to differentiate between when you WANT something as opposed to when you may actually NEED it ... Time spent replying to this type of post, and similar content emails and phone calls actually delay, rather than accelerate, schedule release ... But the answer to your specific inquiry is: As soon as they are done and clear technical review, which will be soon ...


June 7, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Nor Cal / Can Sirs Field Assignments

SACRAMENTO SOFTBALL COMPLEX
50-AAA
55/60/65-GOLD (55-AAA, 60-Major, 60-AAA and 65-AAA)
70/75-GOLD (70-AAA, 75-Major+ and 75-AAA)

HAL BARTHOLOMEW SPORTS PARK - ELK GROVE
40-MAJOR
50/55-PLATINUM (50-Major and 55-Major+)
55-MAJOR

NOTE: Due to multiple late team withdrawals, the remaining teams originally planned for play at Foskett Park in Lincoln were moved to the Sacramento Complex.


June 6, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Free agents list by State

MartyM ... It's highly unlikely SSUSA will be publishing any lists of player names, and a certainty they won't be publishing personal contact information ... Thanks ...
June 6, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2022 Reno results

ALL Game Scores and Bracket Results for the 2022 Rock 'n Reno Challenge Cup have been posted to this web site ...
June 5, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Nor Cal / Can Sirs Field Assignments

Sometime in the next day or two. Finished Reno a couple of hours ago and driving back to Sacramento in the morning. All games will be at Sacramento and Elk Grove. Lincoln not being used.
June 4, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Free agents list by State

Weese ... SSUSA does NOT maintain such a list ... If we did, it would be for our internal use only, since making players' and managers' personal data a matter of public access would be contrary to our Privacy Policy ...
June 2, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: What constitutes scoring at home plate

Nvjimmymac ... The reference to the "outside home plate" is when there is "scoring plate" rather than a "scoring line" in addition to the standard home plate ... You may NOT run through or over the batter's boxes (no-fly zone) nor may you touch the scoring mat that is overlaid on the standard home plate ... Simple rule: If there is a secondary "scoring plate", you must touch that plate to score a run ...
May 27, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Teams entered

Weese ... Participating Teams tab on the event's tournament page has been activated ... Good luck!
May 26, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 3rd baseline

Some umpires/UIC's and (drat!) Directors ask the field crew NOT to connect the scoring line to the corner of the batter's box, but to leave a gap in order to influence them into staying wide ... That's certainly OK, but it should NOT be the basis for another no-fly zone ... We already have one of those above the batter's box ... I cringe when I see a guy called out for running in that "DMZ", because I know as the Director I'm looking at overturning the "Out" call ...
May 25, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 3rd baseline

Not a "value judgment" here, but the umpires for the ACC in Raleigh were locals from our regional U.I.C. there ... Not sure of their affiliation, but they weren't our guys ... Without a few more facts, I'm not making a criticism, I simply don't know! ... My experience with them in past times I've been there has been very favorable ...
May 25, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 3rd baseline

I haven't heard of that one Tim, especially since we only make rule amendments once a year, in November at the annual Rules Committee sessions ... My initial reaction is that someone made one up on the fly ... I can see it maybe being invoked for a batter-runner running inside the 1st base foul line with a play coming to the 1B, or a runner trying to "screen" the catcher on a play at the plate ... Unless either of those fact patterns are in play, I'm skeptical on it! ... Regardless, nothing recently "new" like that comes to mind ...


May 25, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Player Ratings

CaliBraves ... Don't over complicate this ... You can play across two age groups in equivalent ratings ... 40-Major (R/I=9) is the same as 50-Major+ (R/I=9) ... 50-Major has an RE/I=8, down one click from the other two ... That's why I made the reference to possibly being one of the three allowed "out of rating" players ... I still encourage you to call it in and talk with someone ... That will be an easily understood conversation, far better than us typing back and forth ... Good luck!


May 25, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Player Ratings

In most cases, YES ... If you are filling in on a one-time basis because that 40's team has a case of the "roster shorts", we will generally let that slide on a one-time exception basis ... However, if you are going to play regularly for both teams, you will carry the 40-Major rating index, which you accurately matched up to 50-Major+ ... You can still play for the 50-Major team, but only as one of that team's three allowable out of rating guys ... Please call Sacramento at (916) 326.5303 and ask for a ratings eligibility person and they can walk you through it and answer any other questions you may have ... Good luck!


May 24, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Eastern Nationals

Jeff50 ... Implicit in any "good-faith criticism" is a reasonable expectation that the critic provide an alternative they believe would mitigate the problem ... It's easy to shirk that responsibility as an anonymous poster like yourself ... What would YOU suggest we do for this year's Eastern National's in light of probably losing one four-field park (that MAY be replaced by a two-field supplemental location)? ... If you don't have one, that's fine, but the only logical reaction here would be to dismiss your comments as irrelevant ...


May 23, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Adding a player for Rock n Reno

If the player is currently registered with SSUSA (NOT a first-time signup) AND is otherwise eligible as to minimum age, residency and player experience rating history, they may be added to your roster up to the beginning of your first game in the tournament ... See the Field Director when you check in ... It's a good idea to come a little bit early to give you the time to get it done ... After that first pitch, your roster is locked and NO additions are permitted ... Good luck!
May 22, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA in July

Probably at or (shortly after) the entry deadline of July 1st ...
May 22, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: what's the ruling on ball over the foul line

His statement of facts indicates that the ball was NOT touching the line ... Hence, FOUL BALL ...
May 22, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: How do I tell what my player rating is?

SSUSA does NOT rate players ... We do, however, keep track of the team rating history at the time(s) you played for those teams and your index is the highest index for you during the current season and the immediately two prior seasons ... That term is only for one previous year if you are in the 70+ or more senior age divisions ... This history is the baseline on eligibility decisions affecting who you may play with ... Please call the Sacramento Home Office at (916) 326.5303 during normal business hours (9:00 AM - 4:00 PM) in the Pacific time zone and they will be happy to help you ... NOTE: Your player history through the end of the 2021 Season indicates that you have a team rating history experience index of 60-Major ...


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