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Dave Dowell

Location:
Sacramento, CA

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Men's 65

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June 11, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Double or homerun?

OZ40 ... FOUR-BASE-AWARD In SSUSA sanctioned play, which apparently this is not, that would be a 4-base-award ... The most (closely patterned) analogous fact pattern would be a team in SSUSA play being out of HR's and having that happen ... Since, by definition, a 4-base-award is NOT a HR, it's not appropriate to count it as one ... Our call would be 4 runs score on the bases loaded 4-base award ...
June 8, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Sacramento CanSirs field assignments

Not until a couple/few days after the entry deadline (about a week from now) on June 15th ...
June 4, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rock N Reno Bracketing and Observations

SKings 24 ... Just a couple of observations ... Your items 1) and 2) The bracketing for the Elimination Bracket contained multiple conditional "If" games, and the bracket structure in most cases require them to be played sequentially ... Your item 3) Teams are required by rule (5.1 B.) to be present 30 minutes prior to stated game time ... The second sentence regarding forfeits was removed from that rule at the Annual Rules Committee sessions in November ... Your item 4) Our U.I.C.'s are constantly striving to upgrade the quality of the umpire crews ... Thanks ... Your item 5) The Rock 'n Reno field assignments have historically rotated on a four-year schedule, alternating between Memorial Day and the following weekend ... The 40's and 60's pod and the 50's and 55's pod also swap Reno/Sparks vs. Carson City each time ... The simple result is that those age groups are assigned to Carson City once very four years ... Your assertion that Major and Major Plus should be assigned to Golden Eagle is invalid ... This year ALL 50's, regardless of rating, were at Carson City and ALL 55's, regardless of rating, were in Reno/Sparks ... Every team, from 40-Major+ through 80-AAA pays the same entry fee for this event, so rating is not a factor on who plays where ... Thanks for your comments ...


June 1, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rock N Reno Bracketing and Observations

Great job, Tim! ... Thanks again for all of your help in the successful adverse weather recovery effort here in Reno last weekend ...
June 1, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: home plate mats

gary ... We're not aware of anyone who stocks the mats to that specification ... However, any local rubber fabricator can cut them for you ... It's basically the same thing as a custom floor mat for a restaurant kitchen, or for a truck mud flap ... We typically pay about $25 per mat ... Good luck ...
May 31, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Reno results 60 Major

It's highly likely we will sometime after those divisions start TOMORROW! This might be the poster boy example of "What have we done for you NEXT". Hilarious!
May 28, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Reno results 60 Major

big unit ... Seems like you may wish to limit your participation to SPA and ISSA since they apparently meet your desires better ... Personally, and strictly "my opinion", which is the new buzz-phrase, I would probably put that in the file folder marked "Addition by Subtraction" ... Good luck!
May 28, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Reno results 60 Major

This is hilarious! ... I wrote the Crabtown Classic 2017 schedule last year as a favor to the independent Tournament Director, Don Brooks ... The publication date was 05/29/2017, which was Memorial Day ... This year's schedule has been written, but not by me ... As Tim McElroy indicated above: A draft has been submitted for approval and I HOPE to release it on Monday. ... Not so coincidentally, today is also Memorial Day, and exactly the same number of days ahead of tournament start this year ... As usual, there is a vocal minority of "What have you done for me NEXT?" loudmouths who appear incapable of differentiating between when they WANT something as opposed to when they may NEED it, if ever ... This is right up there on the unintended comedy scale! ... Carry on! ...


May 24, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Golden Eagle BP

Tad ... Unfortunately, that's a "nope" ... The only allowed places to hit at Golden Eagle are within the confines of the youth baseball fields (#5 and #6) and on the softball fields (#10 thru #15) ... Here's the excerpt from the City of Sparks Golden Eagle Rules that all registered players with a valid email received earlier this week ...
__________

Softball Tournament Note
NO
batting practice is permitted on ANY artificial turf surfaces, grass areas, or natural habitat areas in or near the park. This prohibition includes the soccer and multi‐use fields and the four youth baseball fields.


May 23, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Golden Eagle BP

Correct ... And Don keeps us posted so we can do roster and rating compliance reviews, but once in a while there may be a couple days lag before he and the eligibility folks here are in sync! ...
May 23, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rules Question - Player being tossed (Milwaukee Tourney)

Opppsss ... My bad and your good catch!
May 23, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rules Question - Player being tossed (Milwaukee Tourney)

"Probably" a good substitution, but only if the "next man up" is a substitute and not the 2nd CR ... We don't want to require anyone to continue if truly injured ... It's an umpire's judgment call if the injury is real ... But I would say "NO" if the 1st courtesy runner was ME and then the manager figured out I'm as slow as a glacier and tried to get me out of there before I did any real competitive damage! [grins]
May 23, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hip Replacement

Sounds a lot like "second medical opinion" time unless there's something truly unique about your circumstances ... We have 100's, if not 1,000's of players running and playing on their second set of hip(s) ... Good luck!
May 23, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hip Replacement

We're aware of more than 40 received in the SSUSA office, but most years additional teams enter directly with Don Brooks, the Tournament Director and those won't initially be in the count ... Safe answer is "..at least 40.."
May 22, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Golden Eagle BP

Yep!
May 22, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rules Question - Player being tossed (Milwaukee Tourney)

If he was his own runner (and not a CR), a substitute or CR could run for him immediately after the ejection ... But that would only save one out, the immediate one ... Absent a sub, that position is an out every subsequent time at bat for the balance of that game ...
May 22, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rules Question - Player being tossed (Milwaukee Tourney)

dug8 ... Assuming we have all of the facts despite not being there, here would have been our ruling ...

Baserunner on 3rd is ejected from the game (judgment call, no appeal/protest rights);
Offense may replace him with an available substitute ONLY if he was running for himself;
If the runner on third was a courtesy runner, he may not be replaced by a substitute OR another CR ... There would be an out at third due to the abandonment of the base due to the ejection;
If NO substitute is available, there will also be an out every time he is due to bat for the rest of the game ...

The umpire may not have initially agreed, but your decision to (respectfully) decline to resume play prior to speaking with the Director was the way to handle it ... Almost all appeals/protests become moot with the next pitch ... Hope this helps ...


May 22, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: miken sunglasses with changable lenses

One other little suggestion .. Get one of those "dry cloth" lens cleaners ... They work great, especially after you get your fingerprints all over the lens when you change them!
May 22, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Loudon

Cookie92 ... Senior Softball-USA Inc was closed and merged into a successor entity in 2002 ... The offices also moved location a little over a year ago ... Here's much more current name/address data than from 2002:

Senior Softball World Championships, Inc.
9823 Old Winery Place - Suite 12
Sacramento, CA 95827


May 22, 2018
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2018 LVSSA/SSUSA WORLD MASTERS CHAMPIONSHIPS schedule vent

MurrayW ... Not sure another four days in Las Vegas would be a very popular decision either internally with staff or externally with the teams! ... We're there about 17 consecutive days already, and that's way more than enough! ... With the "youngers", there's also the issue of a lot of people still employed full time ... Thanks for the comments ...
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