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Discussion: QUESTION FOR UMPIRES

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Nov. 11, 2012
Gideon60
Men's 50
42 posts
QUESTION FOR UMPIRES
A ball is batted just out of play,The first basemen catches the ball without himself going out of play.There is no fence dividing the the in play to out of play.What is the ruling
Nov. 11, 2012
crusher
Men's 70
395 posts
The answer is obivous "it is strike 1" because it was the 1st pitch to the batter who hit a ground ball that rolled out of play where the 1st baseman reached over the outofbound line and caught the ball.

Elementary........
Nov. 11, 2012
southernson
261 posts
Why did you assume a ground ball? Might have been a line drive..
Nov. 11, 2012
birdie
Men's 60
683 posts
How about a fly ball that is caught in bounds I would think the question relates to that and not a ground ball. If it is caught inbounds it is an out. If the player then ends up out of bounds all runners advance one base. JMO. I am not an ump. Thanks Harry
Nov. 11, 2012
Gideon60
Men's 50
42 posts
Sorry fellas the ball is a flyball and it is out of play but the first basemen reaches out and catches it with out himself going out of play
Nov. 11, 2012
crusher
Men's 70
395 posts
out
Nov. 11, 2012
crusher
Men's 70
395 posts
Gideon60 - by putting in what happened you really ruined a good story line.

LOL
C
Nov. 11, 2012
Gary19
Men's 50
2615 posts
Wow, what a cluster F....:(

crusher, where did you get a ground ball out of that?????

Harry, absolutely correct!

Nov. 11, 2012
TCR84
3 posts
Definately an out. Think if there was a fence, the first baseman can reach over the fence and make the catch for an out. Same thing without the fence...
Nov. 11, 2012
steve134
3 posts
SSUSA needs good umpires. You can umpire, keep score, verify lineups, have pitchers sign a release of liability if not wearing a mask, keep track of HR's, listen to players complain about the playing fields, try to explain why the scoreboards don't work, and then be asked by the tournament director to evaluate the teams just prior to being reprimanded for forgetting to take off your ball bag while doing the bases. After the teams pay a $550.00 entry fee, you too can earn a grand total of $20.00 per game. I have over 30 years of experience from Little League to College and I umpire because I love it and it's my passion. I umpired SSUSA one time and I can assure you that it will never happen again.
Nov. 12, 2012
stick8
1301 posts
As long as both feet are in play I have an out.
An analogy would be an NFL wide receiver keeping both feet inbounds while making a catch along the sideline or end zone.
Nov. 12, 2012
5ToolsinOhio
Men's 50
160 posts
I have re-read this thread trying to find what i am missing, i think i knew this rule after my first year of T-ball.
Nov. 12, 2012
Olden Slow
Men's 65
176 posts
steve134..Don't know the situation you encountered. But I have never been involved or seen anything that was more than a minor argument..,I'm sure there have been worse but I've never seen it..Would you care to give more details ?...
Nov. 12, 2012
steve134
3 posts
Olden Slow--I didn't have any problems with the players. When they complained about the huge hole in the batters box, they had a valid argument. When they wanted to know why, for 550.00, there was no official scorekeeper and the scoreboard wasn't being used, they had a valid argument. I worked 8 consecutive games without a break. When I asked the Site Director if SSUSA had water for the umpires and was told that I could purchase bottled water at the concession stand, I had a valid argument. My problems had nothing to do with the players and everything to do with SSUSA. Bob Walker never intended for his organization to become a multi-million dollar corporation. Because I love this game, I will continue to play on my 65AAA team but someone else can umpire.
Nov. 12, 2012
Olden Slow
Men's 65
176 posts
steve..Thanks for the info and I agree...The Ump's should at least have breaks between games and should not have to pay for water...The players had coolers in the dugouts...Umps should at least have the same...
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