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Paul Preuit

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The Villages, FL

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Men's 65

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July 17, 2014
Paul P
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Runner Hit by Batted Ball

Im so glad I asked the original question, which was based on an actual event that I was a party to!!!

The rest of the "scenarios" reminded me of an old George Carlin skit in which as a student in a Catechism Class he once asked a nun, "Can God make a rock so large that he himself cannot move it?"

The entertainment is priceless, but after aall, it IS SENIOR Softball, the emphasis being on "Senior".

The "flight of the ball" determines the call at 3rd, the runner not being out as long as he was in contact with the base.

Anything else would be fun to just sit back and watch the fireworks!!
July 17, 2014
Paul P
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Runner Hit by Batted Ball

Im so glad I asked the original question, which was based on an actual event that I was a party to!!!

The rest of the "scenarios" reminded me of an old George Carlin skit in which as a student in a Catechism Class he once asked a nun, "Can God make a rock so large that he himself cannot move it?"

The entertainment is priceless, but after aall, it IS SENIOR Softball, the emphasis being on "Senior".

The "flight of the ball" determines the call at 3rd, the runner not being out as long as he was in contact with the base.

Anything else would be fun to just sit back and watch the fireworks!!
Jan. 23, 2014
Paul P
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Runner Hit by Batted Ball

Thanks for the input, both answers raise interesting possibilities.

The "flight of the ball" determines fair or foul, agreed? 99% of the time, the fielder is behind the bag. So that part of the equation is out of the mix.

Most experienced ball players step towards the 3rd base coaches box, so that if they are hit, foot on the bag or not, its just a foul ball. However there are those that remain in fair territory.

Assuming a fair ball strikes the runner on third, and he is attached to the bag, in a bases-loaded situation, all runners advance one base, including the batter. In ther case of a "first and third" situation, the batter moves to first, and the runner on first moves to second while the runner on third remains.

This is how I understand it, and if wrong, could someone correct me.
Jan. 20, 2014
Paul P
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Runner Hit by Batted Ball

We all know the standard rule, the ball passing an infielder, deflected by an infielder, etc, etc, but here is one that I'm suprised doesn't happen more often. Runner on Third Base, batted ball hits the runner, while the runner is affixed to the 3rd base bag. What is the proper call? Obviously the runner is not out. The base being in fair territory is it a fair ball, or is it a dead ball, foul ball?
Nov. 25, 2013
Paul P
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You make the call part 643

If a baserunner on 2nd base, attempting to score on a single, makes a wide turn at 3rd base and collides with the third base coach and no subsequent defensive play was made, may the runner continue on his way and score. Does the run score? Or was the runner out for the collision at third base?
Nov. 11, 2013
Paul P
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rules question. Happened at Huntsman

Garocket and Stick, thanx for the input, the obstruction non-call was a bit painful, as the umpire's explanation was "He (the first baseman) has a right to be there." Ive been around long enough to know better. Perhaps he didnt see the MLB World Series!!

On the foul/fair ball, the explanation I received was "Its a foul ball until I see it fair, and since I didnt see it fair, its a foul ball." Kind of like what came first the chicken or the egg!!

Wasn't much of an argument in either case!!
Nov. 11, 2013
Paul P
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Fort Myers 65 aaa

@Steve, I was playing on the field following Miami Power's Saturday games and was told the brother's Canseco "missed their flight from Las Vegas" and would not be playing. You get what you pay for, and sometimes, not.
Nov. 11, 2013
Paul P
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rules question. Happened at Huntsman

Ok one last one: Ball hit down the right field line. The homeplate umpire's view is blocked by a rather large first baseman. What's the call, fair or foul? Note: The field umpire was positioned behind the 2nd base bag and had no view.

I was the on-deck batter and saw the ball landing clearly in the middle of the foul line. The umpire admitted he couldn't see the ball land, but looked for a cloud of chalk and seeing none, called it foul. (The foul line was painted, so chalk was not in evidence!!!)
Nov. 11, 2013
Paul P
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rules question. Happened at Huntsman

In Ft Myers, batter/runner hits single, rounds first, stops, returns to bag. First Baseman comes over to make small talk, standing between runner and the next base. Ball comes in from the outfield and trickles by everybody, rolling harmlessly past the pitcher. Runner tries to take off for 2nd, collides with first baseman, and then subsequently gets thrown out at 2nd base. Ruling on the field is, and I quote from the field umpire: "He (the first baseman)has a right to be there." This, in a one-run game. Ouch!
Nov. 11, 2013
Paul P
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Where was Jack?

This just begs the response: "I don't know Jack." (insert groan here)
Nov. 11, 2013
Paul P
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Results from Ft. Meyers

Rose Enterprises won the 65 Major Plus division
beating Beef O'Brady's Villages team in the "IF" game.
Oct. 5, 2013
Paul P
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Las Vegas Fields and Umpires

Played 65 Maj + with Rose Enterprises at Sunset Park. The fields were adequate (cement base with a 1/4 inch of dust!!). The "lip" between infield and outfield was a good three inches causing for some unbelievable bounces and mis-drections.

The bathrooms, err, port-a-potties were embarassing.

There was no orange bag, but, at times a line, and at other times a chalked box outline that supposedly represented the orange bag. Im not sure of the "why" but I saw two games end on an umpires call of "hitting the bag". I saw numerous other calls that were missed at first base simply because of a one-umpire system being 75 feet from a runner that doesnt actrually touch the base. I know, I played first base. Trust me this isn't sour grapes, because the calls I note never went against my team.

Umpiring in general I thought was quite good, at least at the 65 Major Plus level.

The concessions stand, or lack thereof was certainbly subpar and the constant noise and movement of heavy equipment directly behind homeplate was very much a disraction.
Nov. 20, 2012
Paul P
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: pitching screens

As for the pitching screens, I've played with them once in a tourney where the rising sun was right behind homeplate, and so to protect the pitcher, a screen was placed. If the screen was hit, it was a dead ball out.

Played in an open league with mostly 20-somethings. I was 55 at the time. If the pitcher was hit by a batted ball, dead ball out. If the pitcher was injured by said batted ball, ejection of batter and his bat confiscated for 30 days (theoretically for testing, tho I'm not sure if that ever took place.)

Can't say I agree with either of these situations, however, I do understand the necessity, having spent a lot of time in the mid 70s pitching ASA ball.

It was always my opinion, that if a pitcher didnt want the ball up the middle, he wouldnt pitch it down the middle. Additionally, its always been my mantra, "flat in, flat out".

Ive played this game at a high level for 46 years now, currently 65 Major Plus, and I think the game is fine right where it is. The better players adjust and they don't shots at the pitcher.
Nov. 12, 2012
Paul P
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: fort myers

Hey Softball, it was SSUSA, NOT USSSA ! But, in response to your question, I too would like to see that occur.


June 2, 2012
Paul P
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Rock 'n Reno Challenge Cup 2012

May as well add my two cents worth!!! Just got back from Reno and I echo the thoughts of other posters. The venue, the umps, the entire tournament experience was enjoyable.

Playing for the Village Merchants in our first entry in to the 65 Major Plus Division. We faced a very tough Bickerton Iron Works, though undermanned, (they only came with 10 players), it was still a tough battle.

Facing Omen in the Winners bracket final and then two more times leading up to and including the "IF" game, it was quite an experience for all of us!

Playing first base, I was fortunate enough to interact with a lot of players as they made their way around the corner. Gentleman one and all and a credit to 65 year olds every where!!!

I am in awe of the softball abilities of ALL of the 65 plus year olds!

We'll be back!!!
Nov. 15, 2011
Paul P
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ft myers tournament results

Well Dave, that seems a bit much on your plate (note the Thanksgiving Dinner reference!) Is it not reasonable to have a designee, other than yourself?

I laud your efforts and that of ALL SSUSA personnel in doing their best to bring a memorable softball experience to us all.
Nov. 15, 2011
Paul P
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: ft myers tournament results

I'm just kind of curious as to why SSUSA can't update their website with the results of the Ft Myer's Tournament (or any other event for that matter)in a timely fashion.

I, as most of you, have numerous friends across the board playing on a variety of teams in all different levels of the Winter Nationals. I see the recurring theme, every month, as being: "Does anyone have the results of ..."

It is understandable that their information is only as good as the person(s) responsible for submitting. But sheesh, update the brackets with scores on the website!!!

Paul
Nov. 1, 2011
Paul P
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: MYRTLE BEACH FIASCO!!!!!!!! SPA

I'm also adding my two cents worth (hoping to get change, actually!. This is my 2nd year at MB, and while I look forward to the locale, the tournament itself needswork.

The outfield had been re-sodded, apparently by out-of-work illegals with no quality control. Gaps in the sod big enough to put a foot in to. I know of no one that got hurt, but... it was a disaster in waiting.

One umpire, been through this before, it IS, after all, about the money.

One seeding game, and then the rest of the tourney finished on day one? Wow.

Port-a-John's were a days walk from home plate. Ok, maybe I exagerrated, but it was definately an innings worth of hiking.

So we were the first one's on the field at 8am, and the last one's off at 6pm. Throw in the four games ... well you get the idea.

Think next year I'll just bring the clubs and hit the local courses!

Hope to see y'all in Ft Myers. I be the chubby fellow (THAT narrows it down!!)with the walrus moustache, playing 1st base and batting left!!
Paul
Jan. 17, 2011
Paul P
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Melee Deliveries

Awwwww thanx Birdie, I blush, sort of! Or perhaps that is beer #4 turning my face red!! Hope to see ya on the field somewhere!!!!
Jan. 17, 2011
Paul P
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Reebok Melee Deliveries

I play 1st base, currently for a 60s Major Team, Senior moments out of Orlando. I have ALWAYS played 1st base, since I was 8 years old. (The plight of beibng left handed). I tend to play in, close to the bag, and if I get hit by a batted ball, I place the blame squarely on my inability to field, not technology. Fortunately, I CAN field.

As for lessening the impact by utilizing a lesser cor ball, would that not then make batters want to hit it up the middle more? I dont mean AT the pitcher, but it IS the most wide open spot in the field.

When I'm in a slump (happned once in '96 !!!), I revert back to the old stand-by, a level swing, which then sends the ball just to the right of the pitcher in to center or right center field.


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