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Dave Dowell

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Sacramento, CA

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Men's 60

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, March 8, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: Bats
Discussion: bat rolling

WOW ... It's seldom that we see an admitted bat cheater confirm that in this forum ... Which raises a few questions for the Cougar ...

1. Are you aware that probably 85-90% of serious altered-bat-caused injuries occur in local leagues as opposed to regional and national tournaments sanctioned by reputable associations?
2. Are ALL players in your league bat cheaters, or only just you and your buddies?
3. If NOT all are bat cheaters, do the honest competitors know you are using illegal and potentially lethal equipment? You owe them that information so they are fully informed about what they are up against instead of exposing themselves to your cheating unknowingly.
4. Does the Macomb Township Parks and Recreation Department know you are using illegal and potentially lethal equipment in the league play on their faciities? More to the point, does their insurance carrier know?
5. Do you really lack the moral character to acknowledge that what you are doing is prohibited by ALL legitimate sanctioning organizations?

and here's the BIGGIE ...

6. How do you reconcile advocating on SSUSA's web site (as a non-registered, non-member of SSUSA) the use of illegal altered bats while having provided the following testimonial on behalf of "Pitch Safe Sports Screens"? ... It's available at: http://www.pitchsafe.net/testimonials/ for anyone who may like to see it ...

ONE OF THE MOST AWFUL THINGS

“The reason we purchased this screen is due to a rival team’s practice which I attended back in May [2014] and witnessed a line drive hit a pitcher in his face, breaking his jaw. It was one of the most awful things I had ever witnessed in my years of softball. . . . [Your screen] has been a Godsend for us and the older guys who can only pitch. Since its purchase, it has saved our pitchers from injury virtually every game we play. Your screen is the best protection for pitchers that I have been able to locate on the internet and the most convenient to set up and take down. Add to that, it’s durability which is very impressive! Kudos to you and your company for developing this product!”


—Don Ruedisueli, Macomb Township, Michigan

The obvious final follow-up question: Was the ball that did the damage hit by one of your buddies with his own altered bat, one like you admit to using? ... Your position in support of bat rolling is reckless, hypocritical and indefensible in ALL regards.


, March 7, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ISA WINTER NATIONALS March 12&13

Have you checked the Tournament Page for the event on this website? ... The one we post as a courtesy to our affiliate ISA ... All of your questions are answered there, including dispelling of the Altamonte Springs rumor (which is false) ...

P.S. - Spell check is your friend!

, Feb. 18, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball Quotes

"...Softball was a lot easier when we were younger and only had to get three defensive outs an inning..."
, Feb. 15, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Winter World Championships Results

And MAYBE you should have looked at the event Tournament Page before you started typing ... That's hilarious!
, Jan. 29, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Need a Tracker in Modesto/Escalon/Oakdale/Riverbank, California

Ya think???? ... Between you and mad dog and about four people here in the office, that (true) story is going to have a nuclear half-life!
, Jan. 25, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Need a Tracker in Modesto/Escalon/Oakdale/Riverbank, California

Seems logical ... A dog would know
, Jan. 20, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Travelling question

I travel a bit for senior softball and have never had an airline caused baggage issue. However, two years ago I had a significant problem when I ran over my laptop bag with my car in the parking lot of SSUSA at 4:15 AM when getting ready to go to the airport for the TOC! The computer didn't tolerate it very well, and I don't advise that for anyone else!
, Jan. 9, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What is your favorite complex you've ever played at?

Director's perspective • Favorites for combination of physical facility and its administration support group ...

1. Golden Eagle Regional Park (Sparks, NV)
2. Big League Dreams Sports Park (Las Vegas)
3. Walnut Creek Softball Complex (Raleigh, NC)
4t. Papago Park & Rose Mofford Softball Complexes (Phoenix)


, Jan. 8, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Spring Worlds

Thanks Dan ... I ALWAYS go the "back way" to Snow Canyon ... Beautiful, relaxing drive ... But you probably let the secret out and there will be an LA-style traffic jam this year! ...
, Jan. 8, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA Opens Northeast Region

And Sarah Palin claimed to be able to see Russia from her Alaska home, too ...
, Jan. 8, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA Opens Northeast Region

mad dog • We're absolutely sure. Take a look at the map. Next thing you know, someone in FL will be asking to add a player from LA because it's "only about 100 miles" of the Gulf of Mexico between the two states. Oh, wait a moment, that actually happened this past year! That request was denied.
, Jan. 7, 2016
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA Opens Northeast Region

Rickey: No they don't [grins]



, Dec. 18, 2015
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Winter World Pics

Hilarious!
, Dec. 14, 2015
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Phoenix Winter Nationals

They're in process and should appear on the event tournament page shortly ... Same with Winter National's ... We've been a bit jammed up lately with the Annual Convention, the 2016 Tournament Guide and winter edition of the Senior Softball News (both went to press today) and completion of the Year-end 2015 Ratings cycle for rating appeals and performance moves up and down ... Should be in the next few days for both ... Thanks
, Dec. 11, 2015
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Where can I find the results of the Winter Naionals in Ft.Myers.

They're in process and should appear on the event tournament page shortly. Same with Winter World's ... Thanks
, Dec. 10, 2015
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: draft matrix

taits ... This was a request for some assistance on balancing a League Draft ... Don't think it was tournament related ... This gives 12 teams a #1 pick, and for the 4 teams that don't get a #1, they get a #2 or #3 in the first four rounds to make up for it ... Not a perfect solution, but should give some balance to their draft ...
, Dec. 9, 2015
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: draft matrix

Let's try this one ... 12 teams get a #1 and the remaining 4 teams get a #2 ... Every two round set is balanced at an aggregate 17 ...



, Nov. 24, 2015
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Who won 55 Major and 55 AAA in Phoenix??

L.A.F. 55 over R&R 55's in 55/60-Platinum (for 55-Major title)
, Nov. 24, 2015
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Who won 55 Major and 55 AAA in Phoenix??

JBTexas ... Timberworks Construction (CA) defeated Omen 65 in the "If" game for the 65-Major+ Championship in Phoenix
, Nov. 12, 2015
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Question for SSUSA or any one who might know.

Not so fast, Tim! ... This is going to be hilarious! ... You would be right, UNLESS, of course, there is something else you are also ill-informed about, which IS pushing your 2% number downward ... slap hitter was on the Rated Athletics roster for TWO events in 2013, the Western National's and the World Masters ... Both of those events ran AFTER they were rated to Major+ ... The team withdrew from the Western's very late, did not play and forfeited their entry fee ... As Major+, they did not have to qualify for Las Vegas, so they went to the World's, where slap hitter DID play ...

Here's what you apparently don't know (or forgot): If ANY player, regardless of age group or rating plays in ONLY ONE event at the higher skill rating during the two-year period, we DO NOT automatically lock in his player history at that higher level ... In short, EVERY player gets one "freebie", and the 2013 World Masters was slap hitter's ... For purposes of roster eligibility for the World Masters 2015, slap's addition to Cornerstone was legal and allowable ... ** END OF STORY **

Now might be a good time for you to retract your inferential accusations about the Cornerstone, stop this thread hijacking, and maybe even congratulate the Champions for their accomplishments ... I know you'll have to have the final word, but those three little items should be included therein ...


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