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Real name:
Chuck Grubb

Location:
Papillion, NE

Division:
Men's 50

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Oct. 15, 2014
OmahaChuck
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: tag up

ASA Rulebook

Rules Supplement Section, Rule 1.K:

"Tag Ups. When a runner leaves a base too soon on a caught fly ball and returns in an attempt to retouch, this is considered a time play and not a force out.

When the appeal is the third out, all runs scored in advance of the appealed runner and prior to the legal appeal, count."

In regards to the "fourth out appeal":

Rule 5.C states:

"No run shall be scored if a 'fourth out' is the result of an appeal of a base missed or left too soon on a runner who has scored."
Sept. 9, 2014
OmahaChuck
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Baserunner Retreating

Thanks everybody. As you can tell, we have answers on both sides of the coin.

JackZ, thanks for the SSUSA reference but need one clarifying question. When you wrote 'batter-runner is out' do you mean the batter is out AND the runner who retreated?

So, if we modified the example to bases loaded and zero outs, the result would be 2nd and 3rd with TWO outs?

Appreciate the responses guys! Chuck
Sept. 9, 2014
OmahaChuck
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Baserunner Retreating

Apologies in advance if this has been answered before (I checked the forum back to January 2013 but only found one thread which wasn't very clear).

Anyway, here's the situation: Runner on 1st, no outs. Ground ball to 2nd base. The 2nd baseman attempts to tag the advancing runner but the runner freezes, then back peddles several steps (within the baseline).

This forces the 2nd baseman to throw to first to get the batter. The runner, moves forward again and beats the return throw and tag to 2nd base.

In the game, the umpire ruled the runner out saying he could not retreat to avoid a tag (even though he was within the baseline).

Considerable debate at the bar with some saying out and some saying safe (that you can retreat anywhere except home to first).

Anyone have a rule reference or know the correct call?

Thanks a bunch. Chuck
Sept. 2, 2014
OmahaChuck
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Portable Electronic Scoreboards

Anyone have any history, experience, feedback, reviews on portable electronic scoreboards used in your leagues or elsewhere?

We're looking at purchasing 2 or 3 that (at a minimum) have Home/Guest score and inning. Timer would be great but is optional. Would like it to be able to hang on a fence or on wheels.

We've seen a few from Daktronic and other companies but would like some honest opinions on what you have used and are happy with...

Thanks, in advance, for any input.

Chuck
May 6, 2014
OmahaChuck
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: oil city classic

We had a great time in Tulsa this past weekend. Complex was very nice along with our hosts.

Competition in the 55AAA was equally good and the weather cooperated.

Our Integrity Builders team captured the title but not without some tough games to get there.

Thanks to all for a super event in Oklahoma.
May 6, 2014
OmahaChuck
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Defibrillator Need - Get One

Last night (5/5/2014), one of our players suffered a heart attack walking to his car after his game.

Five years ago, our league purchased a defibrillator which (every year) is cleaned, batteries changed, pads swapped out, and tested along with CPR training from the local fire department.

Within a minute of the collapse, we had our defibrillator out to our player and were met by police officers who took over, applied the device, and performed CPR. A total of three shocks were administered when the rescue squad of paramedics arrived and assumed control.

Unfortunately, one of our top players at age 56 did not respond to treatment at the local trauma center and passed away.

I write this to plead with all leagues that do not have a defibrillator to get one...now.

While we were unable to save him; he had a chance thanks to the defibrillator that was applied while he was still capable of recovery and to bridge the time until the paramedics could get there.

Please have one, along with a first aid kit, at your complex.

All the best to all of you.

Chuck Grubb
Director of Marketing, Publicity, and Communications
Nebraska Senior Softball

www.neseniorsoftball.com
Jan. 29, 2014
OmahaChuck
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Warmers (Sleeves and Such). Any rules against using them?

Jimmy, thanks for digging that up for me. I started to go back but my patience died in mid-July 2013!

Appreciate all the responses. Have a great season to all.
Jan. 27, 2014
OmahaChuck
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Bat Warmers (Sleeves and Such). Any rules against using them?

A small debate among a few of us and since we didn't have a rulebook handy figured I would turn to one of you experts...

Is there an ASA rule concerning the use of bat warmers? This would include the solar powered boxes, electric warming boxes, cloth sleeves, or pouches with microwaveable jell packs. There may be other devices out there. These devices are designed to heat the bat up to an acceptable temperature to preclude the bat breaking in cold weather.

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance. Chuck


Feb. 27, 2012
OmahaChuck
Topic: Product review
Discussion: iPad 'Apps'

Does anyone use an 'app' on their iPad or iPhone for doing boxscores during a game? I did find one that I'm testing out for the iPad but wondering if you've had success with one or another.

I'm looking to eliminate paper, keep track of stats (ours and theirs) and the one I have has all of that plus a 'spray chart' for tracking where the ball is hit.

It seems a bit clunky though and I was hoping to find the best streamlined version possible.
Dec. 28, 2011
OmahaChuck
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: League Scheduling Software - What do you use?

Dave,

A ton of thanks for the advice and recommendation. I'll take a look at the trial version and let you know what our board thinks. Really appreciate the quick reply!
Dec. 28, 2011
OmahaChuck
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: League Scheduling Software - What do you use?

Those of you who develop your senior league schedules using computer software: what's your package/vendor of choice and why?

We're looking for a program that can come up with a nice league schedule that effectively takes into consideration:

Minimum of 12 teams
Different start times
Different days
Even allocation of 'home/away'

If it has a tournament bracket developer, that's a plus. There are many on the market but would like to hear your thoughts on what has worked for your leagues.
March 7, 2011
OmahaChuck
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Nebraska Sr Softball Newsletter - First Edition!

Thanks for the nice words Enviro and Bulldog, will share them with our league at the Board meeting tonight!
March 6, 2011
OmahaChuck
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Nebraska Sr Softball Newsletter - First Edition!

Thanks Bulldog...feedback is appreciated and glad you enjoyed it. I wasn't around when our league formed in 2000 but I believe they started with 4 teams. Perhaps you could find 3 50+ buddies, get a commitment for fields, and then beat the bushes.

Many of the local cable TV stations have a city channel that will accept announcements from non-profits. That may help get the word out along with Community announcements in the paper.

Wish you great success at developing or finding something!
March 4, 2011
OmahaChuck
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Nebraska Sr Softball Newsletter - First Edition!

Hey guys and gals, we're happy to unveil the first edition of our newsletter, Diamond Bits, and are very proud to share it with you.

You can find it at this link: http://www.neseniorsoftball.com/DiamondBits/DBVol1Issue1.pdf

Feel free to pass this electronic version among your players and if you have feedback, we'd love to hear it! Send to nssdiamondbits@yahoo.com

We love the game and are doing what we can to promote and grow our league in a professional manner.

Thanks!
Jan. 20, 2011
OmahaChuck
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Sports Sensors - Swing Speed Radar

Ordered one of these devices off of eBay about a week ago and am loving it. Trying to get my bat speed up to generate more power and find the right groove that produces the greatest speed while maintaining control. You can really see the difference in bat weight too.

Anyway, just wanted you guys to know that it is pretty cool. Has anyone used it before? Does anyone know of any formula or reference that equates bat speed to 'approximate' distance?

Here's a link to an eBay listing of the item I bought:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Swing-Speed-Radar-FREE-SHIPPING-/260596968189?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cacca2afd
Jan. 20, 2011
OmahaChuck
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Nebraska Senior Softball on Facebook

Greetings everyone, we have about 4-8 inches of snow on the ground and everyone is itching for Spring to get here. Indoor workouts for now.

Anyway, we wanted to invite you to check out our league on Facebook at this link:

http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/Nebraska-Senior-Softball/191495700876021

This is not a spam or 'phishing' type email. We are legit and our primary site is www.neseniorsoftball.com

I'm the new Marketing director for our league and would be glad to accept suggestions and ideas from you 'veterans' out there who might have some great thoughts for promoting our league to a wider audience.

Anyway, I thought you might want to take a look and feel free to 'like' us if you are so inclined.

All the best, Chuck Grubb
Nov. 9, 2010
OmahaChuck
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Nebraska Senior Softball Year in Review

Sorry guys, I apparently triggered a 'copyright violation' with YouTube and the video is temporarily unavailable. I'll repost if able to resolve the situation.
Nov. 8, 2010
OmahaChuck
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Nebraska Senior Softball Year in Review

Thanks Harry! We get many of the same fans to the games but average at least 15 or so in the bleachers and more for tournaments (and weather dependent). I appreciate the comments.
Nov. 8, 2010
OmahaChuck
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Nebraska Senior Softball Year in Review

Thought some of you might enjoy a pictorial/music review of our 2010 season for the Nebraska Senior Softball league. I created this 9:00 minute video for our awards banquet on 11/5/2010. Hope you enjoy it!

Just click the link below (audio needed):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=76O3PDQKJe8
June 16, 2009
OmahaChuck
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Visting Salt Lake City - Can I get in any games?

LP,

Next time carefully read the OP and you won't get the panties in a bunch. I am VISITING looking for a Senior LEAGUE to play a couple games.

Looking for information ONLY and did not even ask about Western Nationals (which looks like it was held LAST WEEKEND).

Geez, ask a freakin' question and get flamed for wanting to play a couple games.



Reggie 44, thanks for the info you sent about the LEAGUES at that one complex. I may head out there to play as a sub if they need anyone.
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