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Discussion: drop dead rule

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May 5, 2008
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
drop dead rule
I have tried and tried to figure out why any tournament director would use the DROP DEAD RULE . I can't find any reason for it. If it was a time issue , why not go to ONE PITCH ! Would love to hear some thoughts on this.
Thanks.
May 5, 2008
wingfoot
15 posts
#6, TD has received enough abuse. I don't think it was her
decesion, came from higher up. Everyone, including
her, agrees it was a bad idea. I don't think we will ever
see that happen again at a SPA function.
May 5, 2008
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
wingfoot , I am not saying its anybodys fault .I just want to know what reason is behind this dumb rule !
May 5, 2008
taits
Men's 65
4311 posts
#6 Contact SPA and ask them. Let us all know if they reply. Which I doubt. ASA is good for that sa well.
May 5, 2008
hombre
Men's 60
220 posts
At the risk of showing my ignorance, what is the drop dead rule?
May 5, 2008
taits
Men's 65
4311 posts
Something to the effect that when the time is up, GAME OVER, Then and now...end of story.
May 5, 2008
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
hombre, they give you 60 minutes to play , period !
It doesn't matter who has home team. The pitcher can kill the clock roll the ball or pitch it where there is no chance of you hitting it .The outfielders can walk to get the ball, 60 minutes, its over ! If you have a runner on 3rd base and your home team with lets say no outs, if 60 minutes is up ,BALLGAME , NO IFS, ANDS OR BUTS !It makes you take visitors if you win the coin toss.
May 5, 2008
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
taits , how have you been ? Playing much ball ? Spicewood is GROWING !
May 5, 2008
taits
Men's 65
4311 posts
#6,
Good, thank you. yea still doing some. If gas was as cheap as it was when I lived in Pasadena .16-19 cents, I'd drive over & check it out... like that's gonna happen any time soon...
Hope to meet you guys on a field somewhere, again, you have a good group of players. Just don't win too many or your move up will keep it from happening. But it's great to play good teams on an even basis.
I watched a very interesting game this last weekend, in between my games, the two teams were both using the illegal yellow rip-it elite...guess it leveled the field, lol.
I knew (know) both teams well they know better, & at least one player is an umpire, go figure.
WAS not SSUSA....
May 6, 2008
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
taits,
just got a e-mail from Spa saying they were so sorry and something like what happened in Baytown will NEVER HAPPEN AGAIN !! YEH RIGHT !
May 6, 2008
taits
Men's 65
4311 posts
#6,
Seriously, I'd send a copy to all your players and have them save it for further reference.
Where have we heard that saying before...'It will never happen again." All over the place.
But that one may just stick.
A "rule" I had to play with this last weekend, at least on Sat, (Different ump on Sun) We had to use the very old "One to waste" foul ball rule with a 0\0 pitch start.
NSA has that with a 1\1 count, ok for that, but not a 0\0 start. That cost us about 5 runs even though I doubt it would have made a difference.
That was not NSA either....
The nice thing about the tourney was seeing and playing against those that it's been awhile.
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