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Dave Dowell

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Sacramento, CA

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Men's 65

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May 3, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Runs given as equalizer, how given and when?

To Johnny's friend ... If the "Runs" option is taken for an equalizer, the team receiving them gets them at one run per inning played for innings #2 through #6 ... They are on the "cash basis", so if, for example, there's NO 6th inning played, they only get four runs ... The team receiving them can also get one if the 6th inning is the open inning ... There are NO equalizer runs given in the 1st, 7th or any extra innings in a game ... On your last question: There are NO runs given if the team takes the 11-defensive-player equalizer option ...


May 3, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rockin Reno and Carson City

Junkie16 ... Probably ... The Carson City portion of the event doesn't begin for over a month ... When the host hotel there is arranged/announced, you'll have plenty of time to book ... Thanks!
May 3, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Reno 2021

LeeM ... I'll save you the research project ... For at least the past 10 years, the answer has been the same: Facilities in Reno/Sparks, which include the [1] Reno Softball Complex at Rancho San Rafael, [2] Shadow Mountain Softball Complex and [3] Golden Eagle Regional Park ... It will remain that way later this month ... Good Luck!
May 2, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Working number for Rick Siefman

There are several tournaments Rick promotes listed on the Tournament pages of this website ... We believe each individual event lists his phone number and email address ... Suggest you start there, because we do not have any different number(s) or any opinion on whether or not it's a "working number" ... When I call him, he answers ... Good luck!
May 1, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rockin Reno and Carson City

DonC13 ... The TENTATIVE Field Assignments have sort of been announced, but probably got "lost" in the more lengthy conversation ... Here they are again ...

• CARSON CITY (Centennial Park) • MEN'S 50+ DIVISIONS • NOTE: The 50-Major+ MAY be combined with the 55-Major+ for pool/seeding play prior to brackets ... If that happens, those two Major+ divisions will play at Golden Eagle Regional Park in Sparks ...

• RENO/SPARKS (Rancho San Rafael, Shadow Mountain and/or Golden Eagle Regional Park) • EVERYONE ELSE

Good luck! ...


April 29, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rating Changes?

Wood_1966 ... Your manager should have gotten an email detailing the reason(s) for the move, but I'm not privy to that correspondence ... The likely generic reason will be superior performance results, but that may not tell a complete story ... They (wisely) keep me out of ratings since my plate is pretty full on the Tourney Administration front ... The office will be happy to talk to him if he initiates a call, but they seldom take calls from "down the roster" guys like you or me ...
April 29, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rockin Reno and Carson City

AJC ... It's not quite that cut-and-dried, but you are essentially correct: It's the 50's turn in Centennial Park this year ... In several of the years, BOTH the 50's and 55's played in Reno/Sparks and not in Carson City at all ... That was the scheduling circumstance in 2013, 2015 and 2017 ...

The reality is that Centennial Park is probably a solid "8" on the proverbial 1 to 10 scale ... But by comparison, most folks think Golden Eagle is about a "14" on that same scale ... Not a chance to make everyone happy every year! ... Good luck!


April 29, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rockin Reno and Carson City

MurrayW ... I'm just going to take a wild guess here, but I'm reasonably certain the 2021 event has not occurred yet ... [grins] ... Look me up IF the event happens ... I'll be at Golden Eagle every day ...
April 29, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rockin Reno and Carson City

Agreed! ... What matters to me is hoping they haven't made any changes at the snack bar at Centennial Park in Carson City ... It's in my Top Three (maybe higher) in the entire country, especially when they fire up the BBQ grill! ... Getting hungry just thinking about it ...
April 29, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rating Changes?

Wood_1966 ... Yes, your team did get a rating change from 55-AAA to 55-Major on April 27th (this past Tuesday) ... Click on the RATINGS page for Men's 55+ teams and when it loads, you can sort the list by any of the headers ... The "Updated" header toggles between oldest and most recent changes ... There were two moves this week in the 55's, both from AAA to Major ... Your's and an unsolicited rating increase request (yesterday) by a team, Body Sculpting Hut (OR), which we granted ...
April 28, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rockin Reno and Carson City

YES IT IS ... In the last three seasons the Rock 'n Reno was played, the 50's have been at Golden Eagle (2019), Carson City (2018) and Golden Eagle (2017), which is exactly ONE time in Carson City, not two ... The premise by MANRAM is that the 50's have been in Carson City "..the last couple of years.." ... He's incorrect on that, as are you in saying that's it's "..twice in the last three seasons played.." ... For the 50's in Carson City, which was the original unchanged premise, it's "..two out the last nine years played, over the most recent decade.." ... Really, this is funny, and relatively uncomplicated, semantics! ... Good luck in Reno (or Sparks or Carson City!!) ... Have fun and be SAFE ...


April 28, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rockin Reno and Carson City

Are you guys really that calendar & math challenged?? ... That's hilarious! ... It's actually twice in the past 10 years, and in another six weeks or so, it will be just three times in the past 11 years for 50's in Carson City ... Maybe we should put the 50's there for the next three or four years to balance things out? ... Too funny!! ...
April 28, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Maryland Classic Apr 30-May2

We "killed" a couple of the more rude, personal attack posts this morning in a couple of threads ... Not surprisingly, they seem to come almost exclusively from the "Anonymous Keyboard Courage" gang ... Own your rude criticisms if you have any expectation of them having a shelf life beyond just a few minutes ... Thanks ...
April 28, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rockin Reno and Carson City

You may want to check your "Softball Travel Diary" ... The 50's in the Rock 'n Reno event have played just twice in Carson City since 2011 (in 2014 and 2018) ... I didn't go back any further than 10 years ...

• 2020 - No tournament (COVID-19 cancellation)
• 2019 - Golden Eagle
• 2018 - Centennial Park (Carson City)
• 2017 - Golden Eagle & Reno Complex
• 2016 - Golden Eagle
• 2015 - Golden Eagle & Reno Complex
• 2014 - Centennial Park (Carson City)
• 2013 - Golden Eagle & Reno Complex
• 2012 - Golden Eagle
• 2011 - Golden Eagle & Reno Complex

Fact checking is most times helpful ...


April 27, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Wet Bag Rule

B.J. ... OUCH! ... But maybe you could lead the way? ... Fire up your Radio Shack TRS-80 with 8k of RAM and load your copy of WordStar v. 1.5 and we'll wait for your Rulebook revisions manuscript (maybe by the end of the decade!) ... Ha!
April 27, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Number of 79s permitted on an 80s team

Mike ... The website "limit" is correct ... You jumped the gun on the consideration of that proposal ... Here's an excerpt from the Minutes of the 2020 National Rules Committee virtual sessions ...

"..[T]he committee voted to table several requests involving the number of under-age players allowed on rosters until staff could survey managers of the affected divisions.

“Some of the under-age player recommendations could have a cascading effect on multiple age divisions,” Committee Chairwoman Donna McGuire said. “We felt it wise to gather input from managers before proceeding.”

Most of those recommendations called for tweaking the number of such players allowed on rosters in the 70+, 80+ or 85+ divisions. Another player suggested changing age brackets starting at the 70+ level from five-year increments to four-year increments with no under-age players allowed. That would mean divisions of 70+, 74+, 78+, 82+ and possibly 86+. The committee will revisit these suggestions after getting input on how each potential rule would impact roster-building.."


Stay tuned!


April 27, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Wet Bag Rule

Thanks ... That seems to me to be excellent wording for an umpire's judgment situation ... I'm impressed! ...
April 26, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Wet Bag Rule

No such reference to my knowledge in the SSUSA Rule Book ... What's the "back story" on your question, since that's not usually a random inquiry in someone's thirst to acquire obscure knowledge? ... But to start with, it's generally a safety based relaxation by an umpire of the requirement to actually step on a base when running in misty, rainy, foggy conditions ...
April 26, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Brick yard

msw4indy ... We had that bracket structure discussion after the team had informed us of their COVID-withdrawal which occurred after they had played their two seeding games ... We timed their official withdrawal to occur before the bracket began in order to avoid any inference we had manipulated the bracket to the detriment (or benefit) of any particular team ... Whether or not someone approves of that method is probably a 20-20 hindsight opinion based on the result of the Round 1 bracket games! ... It was destined for exactly a 50% approval rating, no more, no less ...
April 26, 2021
DaveDowell
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Is Runner Out

Correct assumption ... In your refined scenario your base runner is out because the nearest defender is behind ... He would be in a "play on" situation if the defender was in front of him ... For Rule §9.1 X, try reading the EXCEPTION last rather than as the second sentence where it (confusingly) appears ... It should make more sense that way ...
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