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Real name:
Dave Dowell

Location:
Sacramento, CA

Division:
Men's 70

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Nov. 29, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Team Reclassifications

The SSUSA National Rules Committee will be meeting in Sacramento on Sunday, January 8th thru Tuesday, January 10th.
Nov. 28, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Home plate issue

This is the second of two threads you initiated where the answers were accurately, quickly and RESPECTFULLY provided ... You seem to not like the answers, which somehow makes us the bad guys ... In this one, we stand by our answer: Your catcher should have known that if the mat moves during play, by rule he still gets an out by simply touching the home plate, which does not move, regardless where the mat may end up ...

Your other thread was removed in its entirety due to you violating one of the (only four) posting rules:

Disparaging comments directed toward any individual

Constructive criticism is certainly tolerated ... But the expected life-span of pot shots directed at individuals is going to be very, very short this Season ... As Message Board Moderator, allow me to remind you that you're a guest here in our house ... And anonymous posters of inappropriate content will see their post(s), and the entire thread if it was originated by them, deleted without hesitation ... That's where your Bell Bank Park inquiry, and your follow up insult post, went ...

** THREAD CLOSED **


Nov. 23, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Home plate issue

tall_thunder ... The rule book specifically addresses this circumstance ... If the strike mat slid away, all your catcher had to do was touch the actual home plate ... Rules familiarity would have helped your cause in any subsequent discussion on the call ...
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RULEBOOK 1.62 STRIKE ZONE MAT
A strike zone mat will be used. The rectangular mat will be 19" (48.26 cm) wide and 34 (87.63 cm) in length. The mat shall be made of rubber or other suitable material. The mat is placed over home plate and be aligned with the front edge of home plate. DEFENSE: A defensive player making a play at Home plate will be allowed to complete the play by touching any portion of the strike mat. If, during the play, the mat is dislodged, the defensive player shall touch home plate, rather than the strike zone mat.


Nov. 23, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 11 Players For 65 Brackets

Two quick comments Webbie ... [1] It was great to see you and spend a bit of "quality conversation time" in PHX last week, and [2] You are the "Leader in the Clubhouse" if we decide to declare a MESSAGE BOARD POST OF THE YEAR award winner ... Happy Thanksgiving everyone ...
Nov. 22, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: seeding games

H ... Yes they may ... However, they will be deemed to lose their first bracket game (regardless of the score) and will drop into the elimination bracket for their remaining time in the tournament ... See Rulebook 15.5 TEAMS MUST PLAY IN SEEDING GAMES on page 76: "..teams not playing one or more round-robin, or seeding game, will be seeded last in the elimination bracket finals and will receive an automatic loss in that game, forcing them to the loser's bracket of the elimination rounds.."...


Nov. 22, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 11 Players For 65 Brackets

shortstop44 ... You are certainly allowed to play with any 50's or 55's or 60's team for which you are otherwise eligible as to residency and experience rating history if the challenge at 65's isn't high enough ... And there's always the 65-Major+ option ... Good luck!
Nov. 20, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: seeding games

Not in SSUSA sanctioned play. We rate teams as though every player is present at every game. No team may add a player to a roster after the team's first game, so there are no "weekend walk-on" issues.
Nov. 18, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Vegas Worlds

From the TOURNAMENTS Page ... Scroll down to below the 2023 Recreational Tournaments listing and choose the Tournament Archive: 2022 listing ...
Nov. 12, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Hitting at Bell Bank Park

Fabe ... Here's the fee structure @ Bell Bank Park ...

PLAYERS: In uniform = FREE
PARKING: $5 per vehicle AFTER 5:00 PM Friday and ALL DAY Saturday & Sunday Mon ► Thur = FREE
SPECTATORS: $5 per day (Children age 5 and younger = FREE)

Travel safely and good luck! ... Will see you there ...


Nov. 11, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Hitting at Bell Bank Park

Thanks JCC ... I confirmed the same last night with Steve, their Director of Diamond Sports ... He also asked/reminded us to respect the Field Prep workers' safety and the already-prepped markings ... I told him that was an "automatic" for our players ... Good luck!
Nov. 10, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Placement of teams

We see this sort of misconception frequently ... It isn't a 10-team event ... It's a 210-team tournament with 27 Championship divisions sharing access to 24 diamonds across eight separate 4-field facilities ... The 10 vs. 210 numbers are vastly diffrerent animals in terms of games demand as measured against field availability when the 675 game tournament schedule comes together ... I'm the Tournament Director (who wrote the schedule) and will be at every venue if you want to look for me so I can provide you some factual background ... Oh, and we're right at or breaking attendance records almost every time, so someone is giving you bad information in that regard, too ... You'll have to find me because you're pretty tough to spot as a random anonymous poster, but I hope you do ... Thanks and good luck!


Nov. 9, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2023 Tournament schedule

January 14-22, 2023
Nov. 9, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 2023 Tournament schedule

Typical/Historical target date in prior years has been December 15th ...
Nov. 9, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Hitting at Bell Bank Park

JCC ...None of us have been to or seen the facility yet, so we'll get our first look sometime Monday and will post an update here ... Safe travels!
Nov. 8, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA Saff Phoenix Worlds

On my laptop, on my home desktop computer, on my cell phone and on every computer in the SSUSA office, ALL 70+ Divisions of play show as competing at Papago Park in Phoenix ... The Bracket Boards will also show that location and those boards will be mounted on the fences at Papago ... If you are playing 70+'s, it would be an excellent idea to head on over to Papago! ... Good luck and happy navigation!
Nov. 7, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: SSUSA Staff - Tropical Storm Nicole

Here's the "script" our office staff is using when calls come in ... It's relevant here, too ...
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INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY/PROCEDURE

All "Play/No-Play" decisions are made by the Tournament Director AT THE FIELD OF PLAY AT GAME TIME ... We do NOT cancel a tournament based upon a forecast ... Your team, by rule, should be present on-site and ready to play 30 minutes prior to the scheduled game time ...

The actual Inclement Weather procedures appear at Rulebook ‏10.1(1) TOURNAMENT PLAYED OR MODIFIED on page 56 ...

Thank you and Good Luck
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Nov. 7, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Teams looking for players

DirkPitt ... We won't make any potential rules changes until the National Rules Committee meets, either in person or by "Zoom-type" virtual sessions ... At the moment, that exception is still available for the 45 eligible states that are NOT Arizona, California, Hawaii, Oregon or Nevada ... I'm just one vote of 13, but I'm not hearing any "noise" that would indicate any momentum for change this year ...


Nov. 7, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Are Managers meeting scheduled?

YES ... You should (maybe already have) receive the Waiver by email and are more than welcome to fill it out and have your players sign it ahead of time ... Other items are handled with the Director(s) before your first game ...
Nov. 7, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Costs for Bell Bank Park

ssc10 is correct ... Players are free but there is a $5.00 entry fee for spectators over age 5 ... Parking is free Monday-Thursday with the exception of holiday weekends and special events. Parking fees will apply Friday evenings starting at 5:00 pm through Sunday. ...

Other items to note include:

No overnight camping or RV parking is allowed on Park property.
No outside food or beverages allowed at the Park, unless for medical purposes. They absolutely allow water bottles on premises to keep our athletes hydrated! Coolers are only permitted at outdoor venues only.
No items are to be staked into the outdoor field areas regardless of on turf or natural grass. Weight down systems must be brought to set up pop up tents or team flags. Bring your own sandbags or weights.
Pets are NOT allowed in the Park. NOTE: Service animal means a dog that is trained to do work or perform tasks for, and to assist, an individual with a disability. All other animals, including emotional support, comfort or companion animals, are not considered service animals and will not be permitted. Service animals should remain on a leash and under the control of the owner at all times.

For full Park Rules, please see: https://legacysportsusa.com/faq/

Nov. 7, 2022
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SSUSA Saff Phoenix Worlds

Nope ... You saw it the way it was (wrong!) ... I didn't drag the right Park name and address to the 70-AAA (or the 70-AA) ... Both are fixed and online now ... Thanks!
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