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Discussion: correct/incorrect dugouts

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Dec. 29, 2011
steve65
Men's 65
177 posts
correct/incorrect dugouts
In going back in memory all the way to my youth I find that the Home Team normally occupys the the 3rd base dugout. In several tournaments that my team was in this year after the coin toss we wound up in the wrong dugout. This caused me much confusion. If we were the visitors my mind automactically sent me to the first base dugout. Heck I almost got whipped several times for going through someones bat bag looking for my stuff. I think we should just stand on the field with out equipment until after the coin toss and then proceed to the proper dugout. What do yo uthink on this subject???
Dec. 29, 2011
#6
Men's 60
1183 posts
Home team has always been first base dugout..............at least in Texas.
Dec. 29, 2011
tg69
315 posts
Steve, we can put that in MY new rules book.
Dec. 29, 2011
steve65
Men's 65
177 posts
but what if you are continuing to play on a field and have the wrong dugout ???
Dec. 29, 2011
softball4b
Men's 60
768 posts
Based on the American and National league, home team dugout is usually determined by the sun.

There is no right or wrong answer as to whether the home dugout should be on the first-base side or the third-base side. The major League Baseball Rulebook is silent on the subject. Therefore, let's examine where Major League dugouts are located these days. In the National League, far more are on the first-base side (11 to 5). In the American League, though, it's split evenly, with seven on each side of the field. Even the two oldest parks still in use differ on this point: the Cubs sit on the third-base side at Wrigley while the Red Sox inhabit the first-base dugout at Fenway. Can a trend be spotted, though? I think so: the four parks that have opened most recently (Cincinnati, San Diego, Philadelphia and St. Louis) all have the home dugouts on the first-base side.
Dec. 29, 2011
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
How many times does the coin toss occur before the teams have gotten set up in the dugouts? For a sport with an unfortunate time limit, that would just be another waste of time.
Dec. 29, 2011
steve65
Men's 65
177 posts
THANK YOU GUYS---YOU HAVE MADE MY DAY I knew I could get someone ot argue even with the most adsurd idea!!!!!!!!!! laughing so hard there are tears in my eyes
Dec. 29, 2011
mad dog
Men's 65
3958 posts
steve,would it be a cause for a forfeit if they don't end up in the right dugouts,the TD could declare a double forfeit and get the tourney moving quicker and no wasting of time......5 minutes for the game and then on to the next one........umps would love,but then the TD could declare since they didn't actually work the game they don't get paid,there is a money saving cost for the tourney thrower......
Dec. 29, 2011
steve65
Men's 65
177 posts
I am amazed that anyone could have responded to my ignorance in a serious way!!! and MD you added a beautiful touch!! it all comes down to money
Dec. 29, 2011
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
Steve, that might say a lot more about you than it does any of us.
Dec. 29, 2011
steve65
Men's 65
177 posts
Gary19 in a battle of wits you would be unarmed----I have watched your posts and most make no sense let alone lend credibility to a point of contention
Dec. 29, 2011
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
Steve, obviously many on here considered an ignorant comment from you as just par for the course. The posts on this thread clearly show that.

Steve, you have to have intelligence to comprehend it. Just fact. And I don't know anything about you, but my hunch is you don't want to compare quantity and quality of education with me.
Dec. 29, 2011
taits
Men's 65
4403 posts
Most everywhere I've played in Sr ball the team that gets there for the first game picks where he wants to go and it mushrooms from there. 1st come first served as it were.

The farm team for SF Giants, the Fresno Grizzles uses 1st base for their home games.
Dec. 29, 2011
steve65
Men's 65
177 posts
lessons paid for in a school do not give a person intelligence or common sense--I have never seen a post by yo uthat is agreed with to the contrary you are about the only one I have seen disagree with me and on this thread most saw the humor immediatley and did not respond--
Dec. 29, 2011
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
"lessons paid for in a school do not give a person intelligence or common sense"

The often-used and well-worn words of someone with no education. They are used by many in your boat.
Dec. 29, 2011
Webbie25
Men's 60
1995 posts
This has been hilarious that it got to a point of contention. Obviously, it really makes no difference, but I, as a left fielder, always try to get the third base dugout if possible, because it is a much shorter run in and out each inning.
Dec. 29, 2011
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
We usually go for the coolest and/or driest if heat or rain is an issue.
Dec. 29, 2011
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
By the way Webbie, I am sure your right fielder just loves you. LOL
Dec. 30, 2011
5ToolsinOhio
Men's 50
160 posts
I tie my shoes every other inning
Dec. 30, 2011
Webbie25
Men's 60
1995 posts
He's a rabbit-and takes one for the team! LOL
Even rabbits have uses other that running the bases.
Dec. 30, 2011
taits
Men's 65
4403 posts
Who has chest high waders, it's getting deep in here. Not sure they will keep me dry either.
Dec. 30, 2011
mad dog
Men's 65
3958 posts
webbie i thought you use a rascal to go back and forth to the outfield....DOH,LOL.........
Dec. 30, 2011
PJ3P
Men's 50
78 posts
Mad Dog, pure genius! tg69 that's a great idea for your new rule book.
Rascals for the outfielders to speed up the game. Personally I think the dugout should be awarded based on run differential in odd numbered innings in tournaments played on the full moon. Carry on. :-)
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