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Sept. 29, 2012
Tim Millette
499 posts
This was a first
We were playing the 51-50 softball team in an NCSSA event.

Their third baseman fielded a ball while he spit out the batting gloves he had in his mouth.

I was on second base. This surprised me because I had never seen anything like it on a softball field before.

The third baseman then bow leggedly ran to third to tag the bag and end the inning.

Our manager (me) amd my ASSistant coach cried to the ump for more then five minutes about how what the third baseman had done must have been illegally because no one keeps their batting gloves in their mouth. He must have had some alterior motive. We should have had a do over or a dead ball single...

What's your opinion?
Sept. 29, 2012
swing for the fences
Men's 50
1006 posts
You are still a turd, duh!
Sept. 29, 2012
salio2k
Men's 60
548 posts
Tim, did you find your balls in his mouth? Maybe now you won't be afraid to play M+ quality teams.
Sept. 29, 2012
swing for the fences
Men's 50
1006 posts
You are still a turd, duh!
Sept. 29, 2012
Tim Millette
499 posts
Salio, I don't understand the sexual inuendo.... not scared.... Just don't see how playing Plus ball is any fun in its current state.

Winning a senior ring is not on my bucket list..... Sorry

I love the team I am on.... We have room for two more guys..... And.....playing NorCal would be my vote every tourney....

I am not enticed by the three day out of town events....But I will support
my teams decisions....

The original reason I brought up this issue was because the Plus Dynasty's were pushing to merge Major with their failing Plus program... All that would
do is push the Plus problem down to Major....

As far as our team goes..... So far we have proven to be ranked correctly... 2-4 at Worlds in 2010.... Tied for 12 th place in 2011.....

If you think I am afraid of Plus..... You don't know my softball history.

One last this.... Who are you? And who do you play for?
Sept. 30, 2012
Nancy Allen
Men's 55
612 posts
Tim, I don't know you; so you are not going to get the negative feedback from me. I cannot imagine anyone having an ulterior motive for having gloves in their mouth no more than I think that the skunks that ran onto the field years ago having the ulterior motive of the outfielders exiting the field. Call it a senior moment (we know everything there is to know about softball...we just have trouble remembering it) or a stupid attack; things happen, and we could talk for hours on odd situations that we have seen over the years. The ball is in play, and it is what it is based on what you have said.

I guess if I have a concern, it is the umps being fussed at for 5 minutes that keeps coming up. Please if you are ever on my field, we are not going to take that kind of time unless there is an injury or a fight involving physical contact. I am not being rude, but this should never happen. This sounds like a good topic for an umpire clinic because I have never had a 5 minute deiscussion with coaches over anything so far and cannot imagine why I would allow it.

I wish you the best of luck and hope that you were not playing the Barons.
Sept. 30, 2012
stick8
1318 posts
Tim, if I'm umping I have an out at third. Many people chew gum, tobacco and seeds. I've seen players with straws and toothpicks in their mouth. As weird as having batting gloves in their mouth must appear I don't see anything that would negate the play from being an out.
Oct. 1, 2012
Webbie25
Men's 60
1992 posts
Stick8-I also have an out, even if the third baseman mooned me as a runner in the process. It's still an out!
Oct. 1, 2012
stick8
1318 posts
Webbie I have to admit I've witnessed some bizarre things on the field but I've never witnessed any players in the field mooning the other team during a game.
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