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June 11, 2011
jkhs
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: San Diego Senior Olympics

There is a new commissioner for the San Diego Senior Olympics tournament next September. Would like some input. Like, what do you like to see in tournaments and what don't you like to see in tournaments?
June 4, 2011
jkhs
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Software

Does anyone out there use software for scheduling league games? If so, what brand?
May 9, 2011
jkhs
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: forfeit score

What score should be recorded for a game forfeited before it starts?
Jan. 21, 2011
jkhs
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: interference or not?

I don't know how that post went up again....

At any rate the justification for the call is that the non-running batter is responsible for knowing that, with a runner on third it is likely that there will be a play at home plate and is as responsible as any other offensive player in the area (for example the on-deck batter) for being clear of the possible/probable play area.
It's not surprisiing that there are so many philosophies on this board because the game I'm describing is strictly senior rec league where rules of safety supersede most others.
Jan. 21, 2011
jkhs
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: interference or not?

Here is the consensus opinion from local umpires as well as from two experienced national umpires:

Once the batter has hit the ball he is not involved in the field of play - he can no longer be referred to as a batter so no batter rules apply once he has hit the ball. And, because there are no specific rules regarding runner-in-the-hole situations, that player becomes subject to the SSUSA interference rule which says “ Interference is the act of an offensive player or team member which impedes or confuses a defensive player attempting to execute a play......”

Jan. 20, 2011
jkhs
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: interference or not?

Here is the consensus opinion from local umpires as well as from two experienced national umpires:

Once the batter has hit the ball he is not involved in the field of play - he can no longer be referred to as a batter so no batter rules apply once he has hit the ball. And, because there are no specific rules regarding runner-in-the-hole situations, that player becomes subject to the SSUSA interference rule which says “ Interference is the act of an offensive player or team member which impedes or confuses a defensive player attempting to execute a play......”

Jan. 19, 2011
jkhs
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: interference or not?

Runner on third.

Left-handed batter using a runner from home. (i.e., “in the hole”)

non-running batter hits the ball down the first-base line, the first baseman fields the ball, touches first base and starts to throw to the catcher who is on home plate in order to get the runner from third out.

The batter who has used a runner from home has failed to move out of the batter’s box (he has become a spectator at that point) and is standing directly in front of the catcher blocking the first baseman’s line of sight as well as that of the catcher.

The first baseman is startled when he sees the batter still in the batter’s box and his throw goes wide so as not to hit the batter.

What’s the call?

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