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Jan. 25, 2015
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: crossing commit line

Staff, that would be the way I'd look at it. A baserunner cannot interfere with a fielder attempting to make a play whether it's accidental or not. This actually happened in a rec co-ed league that I umpire in (they use the same 2nd-scoring plate rule). Girl was attempting to score and ran into the catcher trying to corral the ball. She couldn't stop or shift away and essentially plowed her over--accidental of course. Had to call interference.
Jan. 23, 2015
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: crossing commit line

Staff, in following up on this suppose a runner is trying to score and has crossed the committ line. The throw home is up the line and the catcher goes up to get the throw. In doing so the runner runs into the catcher trying to make a play on the ball like an infielder would. As I read your post that runner would automatically be awarded home scoring a run. True? And if true is the play still live or dead?
Jan. 21, 2015
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Home Run

Excellent, thanks for the correction!! Hit and sit is a much better option.
Whoever runs this website should put in the updated version because I copied and pasted the rule from the on-line rules on this cite. Thank you again for the correction
Jan. 21, 2015
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Home Run

Here's the rule for SSUSA:
"the home run batter need only touch first base and then return to dugout; all other runners need only touch the next base then return to dugout. EFFECT: Batter or base runner shall be
called out for failure to touch the next base."
Umpire(s) need to watch the batter and any baserunners to make sure they touch first and the next base, respectively. If the batter or any baserunners go back to the dugout before touching it's automatically supposed to be called an out. The home run still counts toward the team total.
Dec. 28, 2014
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Pitcher safety screens.

I play in a 55+ daytime league and teams have the option of using a screen. If a screen is used and a batter hits the screen the batter is not out--it's considered a no-pitch. If he hits it again he's out. If a team doesn't use a screen and a ball goes thru the middle from the pitchers height and below it's a dead ball out. The debate the league has is if a team uses the screen can the pitcher be a fielder?
Dec. 25, 2014
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Merry Christmas

Hope Santa is good to everyone!!
Dec. 20, 2014
stick8
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Need a team to play on

Neck10, you have mail!!
Dec. 19, 2014
stick8
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Need a team to play on

Neck, Stewie is doing great!! He and I play together on a 55+ daytime league (when I can make it) and he pounded the ball like he used to all year.
I too lost contacts when I upgraded my cellphone. Unfortunately, his happened to be one of them. Not to worry, I see him at the gym quite often and I'll get his number for you.
Dec. 16, 2014
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Prayers for Steve Roeder

As a teammate of Roe's the last 4 years we became pretty close friends. My prayers are with him and his lovely wife Michelle for a full recovery. Dale, any updates you get let me know.
Dec. 16, 2014
stick8
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Need a team to play on

As a teammate of Dales on OKI for the last 4 years I will say their isn't a better teammate you can have. Always positive & encouraging, plays hard, does whats best for the team and never causes any uproar or panic. Oh and I dare say he hits it a TON!! He will be an asset to any team and like titanhad says he won't be looking very long.
Neck10, I've actually done that very thing without a screen!!
Dec. 1, 2014
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Suggestions for 2015

"I understand that some guys still use cheater bats with these senior bats!"
How sad is it that some need to resort to using shaved senior bats?
Nov. 27, 2014
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving to all!! Just curious is anyone or does anybody know of anyone playing in any kind of a senior tournament this weekend? It could be a local-yocal type.
Nov. 27, 2014
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: courtesy runners

Although I agree with the above sentiments regarding games taking longer having courtesy runners is one of the lures of many who play senior softball. Personally I would prefer to have it such that once players are on base they cannot get a courtesy runner after the first pitch to the next batter. IOW, if I get a base hit and once the first pitch is thrown to the next batter, no courtesy runner would be allowed for me. Get a runner for me before that first pitch to the next batter. jmho
Nov. 15, 2014
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Are walks hits in Senior Softball?

Hurler, Stewie is doing very well. He is pretty much back to his normal self--smashing it all over the field and going deep if he chooses to.
Nov. 14, 2014
stick8
Topic: Bats
Discussion: When Is It Bat Altering?

I've never heard of anyone adding weight to their batting gloves. How in earth would one do that?
Nov. 14, 2014
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Are walks hits in Senior Softball?

Brock and neck good points!! Another poster put it properly. There's no recorded out if you walk
Nov. 12, 2014
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Are walks hits in Senior Softball?

I used to think walks shouldn't be hits until I played on this one team about 10 years ago. This team had 17 players and our coach had a rule, if you go 0-fer you sit the next game. In this one game I batted three times and walked three times. Then i sat the next game. Whewn i asked why he stated "you didn't get a hit". To which I stated "I didn't get a pitch to hit and I was on base three times. Doesn't that count for something". Ever since then I've felt a walk should be counted as a hit because you earned your way on base. You had a good enough eye and are patient enough not to swing at balls out of the strike zone. jmho
Nov. 5, 2014
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Better bats or better marketing?

Sparky I understand about Stroh's beer, not the best of tastes. That was one of our mandates, we had to drink Strohs. Luckily for me the years I played Stroh's Signature came out and that was decent--and free!!
I always thought those four letter words were only in English and understood by anyone? lol To your question that early April tournament at the city was the Free Press tournament. It was always meant to play on one weekend but as you know Michigan weather in early April is so unpredictable that many times that tournament was spread over several weekends.
Nov. 4, 2014
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Better bats or better marketing?

Sparky, yes I played for that stroh's team. It was in the mid 80's and my first introduction to big time ball. Never forget my first game, against Snyders. I'm leading off, nervous as hell!! The first pitch of the game the ump calls it flat and the old man went on a 20 minute tirade like I've never heard before. Anyone else that did that would have been tossed but not the old man. "Welcome to big time softball" is what I was told by our coach. Anyway we played the major metro at the city on Wednesdays and Liberty Park super B on Thursdays. The old Lutomski league had dried up so some of our guys hooked up as a pick up team at Oak Park on Tuesdays. Those were fun times !! A few still play senior ball but many have since stopped playing. If you played for Caesars you were amongst the best!!
Nov. 3, 2014
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Better bats or better marketing?

Sparky I played with Oz on Men in Black and The Junk Team. I also played with TESC (Tom Everett Softball Club), Nagy's, White Lightning, Money and when they combined it was Money Lightning. Back then leagues were the big thing. I also played with Stroh's and Trailblazers that played in the Wednesday night major metro league before it ended.
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