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Feb. 12, 2013
glovedad
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WORST OUTFIELDER-In Your Opinion

I told Jimmy that if he called it, he had to take it. He thought I was being a little uptight. It cramped his style he said.
Feb. 12, 2013
glovedad
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WORST OUTFIELDER-In Your Opinion

Jimmy "Mine-Mine-Yours" should be in the running.
Feb. 11, 2013
glovedad
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Substitute runner for the batter

Dang! I will blame the duplicate post on taits.
Feb. 11, 2013
glovedad
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Substitute runner for the batter

Thanks guys for the ideas. Went to the meeting tonight and the decision was to have the runner be 6 feet behind home plate and against the backstop. We will mark a line on the backboard/sideboard and the runner needs have contact with it. I agree that the spirit of this rule is to honor some of our senior players who continue to play despite having age/injury related conditions that prevent them from being able to run. We have a wonderful gentleman in our league who has continued to play despite having MS. Even if he gets a clean hit to the outfield, there was still the potential for him to be thrown out at 1st base. That is just not right. At our age, in a city league, it just is not that important. I realize tournaments are a different situation;however what I am surprised about is that there does not seem to be a clear Senior Softball rule about where the substitute runner should stand. The committment line is (I think) 20' from the scoring plate. That is definite. I had thought there would be a definite rule/measurement about the substitute runner. I know there use them at St. George, I have not paid close enough attention to remember exactly where they stand. Anyway, thanks again, I appreciate the feedback, it really did help.
Feb. 11, 2013
glovedad
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Substitute runner for the batter

Thanks..
Feb. 11, 2013
glovedad
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Substitute runner for the batter

That makes more sense. After having only 1 substitute runner thrown out all season, we knew it wasn't right. Do you chalk a line or have a specific measurement that meets Senor Softball guidelines? I will do more research on it, I just know there is lots of knowledge on the message board and so I came here first. Thanks for your help.
Feb. 11, 2013
glovedad
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Substitute runner for the batter

What I am looking for is information about where the starting line is for the substitute runner? Thanks
Feb. 11, 2013
glovedad
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Substitute runner for the batter

Last year, our Senior league in Missoula MT opted to use the substitute runner from the home plate area for a batter who was injured/unable to run. Everyone agreed on the spirit of the rule, that in special circumstances, given our ages and available players, we may have an injury that allows us to hit, but not to run.
The problem was that only one substitute runner was thrown out at 1st base the entire season, which led us to think, we either did not have the starting point for the substitute runner in the correct place, or the runners were leaving early? Our starting point was even with home plate and the third base line.
Can you guys help me with this? We have a coaches meeting tonight and one of the topics will be, where to start the substitute runner from. Thanks for any help with this.
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