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Real name:
Dave Dowell

Location:
Sacramento, CA

Division:
Men's 65

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July 22, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What's the call?

AGREED
July 21, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Question about Brambleton, VA fields

No problem at all Reid, but help me out here, please ... "..to[o] far.." for what? ... We've played for years at this complex, back in the Atlantic Coast Championships days and now the Eastern National's ... And all of the sudden, the complaining ratchets up to hilarious levels ... One guy has actually called our office THREE times this week, seemingly trying to sound like someone different each time ... But Caller ID doesn't lie! ... So, what's changed? ... And more important, since a random complaint without a logical remedy is a waste of everyone's time, your suggested solution is: ______________ ... I'll be at all three of the facilities each day ... Let me know what YOU would do ... Thanks!


July 21, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Revisions

Stick1 ... Try to load the file for display ... If it has 14 teams in the 50-AAA, you've got the correct version ... If it still shows 15 teams, tap the "F5" key on your PC, or right click on the file and see if you have the choice to "reload" or "refresh" ... If that doesn't do it, I suggest the approach I use: Ask one of your grandkids to fix it for you ... That seems to work every time ...
July 21, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Question about Brambleton, VA fields

That's some funny stuff, Reid, for a guy who doesn't have a dog in this fight ... So long as we're fortunate enough to have the use of the outstanding Loudoun County facilities, and unless and until newer softball complexes come online, Brambleton is going to be in the mix with Phillip A. Bolen and Potomack Lakes on a rotating basis every year ... If you haven't played at a given site in a couple of years, you're due! ... Good luck! ...


July 21, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Revisions

Same place the original DRAFT schedules and brackets ... You may have to "refresh" your download to see the most recent version (dated 07/20/2021) ...
July 20, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Question about Brambleton, VA fields

The published dimensions are general and do not reflect the actual distance from home plate to the base of the outfield fences ... Those dimensions are:

#: LF / LC / CF / RC / RF) ...
#3: 318/360/375/360/320
#4: 320/365/375/365/323
#5: 324/364/376/362/320
#6: 319/361/372/359/318

Good luck! ...

P.S. - Reid ... I would have put the 55-Major+ there, too, if the geometry of the field allocations had permitted it ... All that fit for your group was Potomack Lakes ... Maybe next year! ... See you there! ...


July 20, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Question about Brambleton, VA fields

You are operating on a false presumption/rumor as it relates to 400' (I have worked at that facility as a Director in the past and also had a similar conversation with a 50-Major player on this very topic yesterday) ... There are NO fence distances at 400' on ANY of the four softball fields at Brambleton ... And to quell another false rumor, they are NOT baseball fields, either ... The Fields run from around 320' at the foul lines to around 370' ‌in straight-away center field ... They are an "egg shape" configuration ... There is no need for temporary fencing (even if it were available) ... Good luck! ...


July 20, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Salem Results

"Ever" is one day since the event ended ...I'm told the "Director's Pony Express" car caravan will be arriving in Sacramento today with paperwork, presumably including scoring sheets ... Should be shortly ... Thanks ...
July 19, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: YOUNGEST AGE OF PLAYERS IN 75s AGE GROUP AND OR 80s

There is not a relevant rule like these for age 65+ division teams ... Most likely, the person who told you that is referring to either a [1] recreation tournament where no results count as a qualifier for the teams or [2] the team is playing "exhibition", which is the other non-qualifier option ... Good luck!


July 19, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: For Dave

Of course you're making the first "What have I done for you next" inquiry! ... The 60+ group starts on September 16th ... It'll be sometime prior to then! ... In the meantime, you can plan on Clark County, NV ... [grins] ...
July 18, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2021 Western States Championships

OK, we made it a bit easier for the reading challenged to understand! ... Hope this works for you now ...
July 18, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2021 Western States Championships

How about you click on the link for TOURNAMENT RESULTS on the tournament page for that event before spouting off? ... Geeeeezzzzzz ...
July 18, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: YOUNGEST AGE OF PLAYERS IN 75s AGE GROUP AND OR 80s

MR. ED ... Here are the relevant Rulebook provisions (on pages 66-67) that should answer your questions ...
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§13.2(4)AGE ELIGIBILITY AND GROUPING
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B. Men’s 75+, 80+ and 85+ team roster composition age exceptions:
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1. Men's 75+ age division teams may draw up to five underage players, all of whom must be 74 year olds.
2. Men’s 80+ age division teams may draw up to seven players aged 78 or 79, including not more than three 78 year olds.
3. Men's 85+ age division teams may draw up to ten players aged 83 or 84, including not more than five 83 year olds.
__________


July 18, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: How to call a tag play when view is obstructed

It's not an "attitude" at all, franjan ... It's more accurately characterized as a well-founded Tournament Director philosophy developed over the past couple of decades ... Simply, an umpire who "guesses on calls he didn't see" is highly likely to result in the Director (that would be me) having a largely indefensible problem that's not of my own causation ... Thanks ...
July 18, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: How to call a tag play when view is obstructed

This just a single honest opinion (mine), but you are destined to have a major confrontational occurrence if you employ a "guess method" on faking a call you didn't see ... It's not a matter of "if" that unfortunate confrontation will happen, the only question remains "how soon" it will ... Good luck ... I suspect you're going to need it ...
July 18, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 2021 Western States Championships

That depends on when/if T.D. Rick decides to do so ... Historically, he's not been a Message Board participant, so he may not even see your inquiry! ...
July 18, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: 50s AAA IF ready for Western Nationals/World Masters

Your tweak of the original question seems to differ from what MiniMac was asking, which looks like an offer to be picked up as a "free agent" ... If your guy is a regular member of your team, your chances of adding him improve ...Exception requests are reviewed and either granted or denied on a case-by-case basis through Sacramento's roster eligibility folks ... There are a multitude of factors they consider ... Please email (or ideally, call) and make your case ... Good luck!
July 17, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Equalizers

Presuming that the AAA team is 55+ (which we would NEVER voluntarily schedule), that is a "double equalizer" ... The 55-AAA team would receive BOTH the 5-Runs AND the 11-Defensive-player equalizers and would be VISITOR ... The HR rule would be AAA = 3 per team, per game, Outs ...
July 16, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: commitment line

If the call is made correctly, he is OUT upon re-crossing the commitment line for any reason headed back to 3B ... See Rulebook §8.8COMMITMENT LINE on page 52 ... He's called out and the ball remains live (well, at least until the wild throw goes out of play!) ...
July 14, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Results for 2021 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS ???

In progress ... Lined up in the priority queue just behind the generation of the Western National's DRAFT Game Schedules and Brackets ... But hey, the good news is that the other items that were in front of them a couple weeks ago on the list, writing the tournament schedules and administration materials for the Northeast, Southern, Midwest, Northwest, ISA Senior World Series and the Eastern National's have been cleared! ...
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