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Real name:
Ron Rubenstein

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Palm Desert, CA

Division:
Men's 65

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Feb. 21, 2011
PhillyRon
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: A baserunner giving himself up and leaving field after being declared safe

Since no one has an answer, let me try to answer some of your questions...runner left the field of play, so tagging the base is appropriate. The ball was still live. No time had been called. He left the field not knowing he was called safe. He just walked off the field, so considering our ages, it must have been a senior moment. And yes, the umpires do a lot of mumbling with not very accurate calls, simply because they are volunteers; don't know the rules; and anticipate a call more than a mind reader. I have seen calls being made before the ball even reaches a fielder. It's a crime I tell ya. Being an active high school and college baseball umpire, I have given these guys a little clinic on the mechanics of umpiring, but for the most part, they just don't remember...natch!
Feb. 18, 2011
PhillyRon
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: A baserunner giving himself up and leaving field after being declared safe

Thank you "taits." No time was called. Ball was still live. In baseball he would have been declared out. I gather senior softball takes into consideration these types of mental lapses and just says "pass." I would still like to find out if there is a rule, which I could not find.

Is there anybody out there who knows?
Feb. 18, 2011
PhillyRon
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: A baserunner giving himself up and leaving field after being declared safe

I could not find this ruling in any on-line Senior Softball rules, and being a high school and college baseball umpire, I do not know the Senior Softball ruling for the following;

Baserunner is called safe at second base on an attempted force out. Thinking he was called out, the runner walks off the field, crosses the third base line to his dugout, but does not enter the dugout. I called for the ball, which was still in play, and threw to the shortstop who touched the bae with the ball. This was done after I made the appeal to the base umpire that the baserunner gave himself up by leaving the field of play because he crossed the third base foul line. The umpires stated the runner was safe, after returning to the base, because he did not enter the dugout. Please reply via email to ronrubenstein5@gmail.com.
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