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Infield fly rule with a line drive

» Jetboy: Bases loaded I was playing third. Line drive hit to me that I ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Looks like the umpire made the correct call for what you describe as ...
      »TexasTransplant: This explanation of the Infield Fly Rule is stickied on the umpiring ...
      »TOMAR77: Texas Transplant, terrific explanation ! Good detail concisely put. ...
      »crusher: While playing the SSUSA Midwest Qualifier in July with 1st and 2nd ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Understanding the Infield Fly Rule remains one of the most difficult ...
      »TexasTransplant: Now there's a manager who is quick on his feet!
      »TexasTransplant: I've always wondered if the "ordinary effort" provision of the IFR ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Actually, we see it in our association frequently ... Balls that are ...
      »Jetboy: Thanks to all who replied.
      »VINNY LV: Great explanation Texas and funny story SSUSA.. Ya always get the one ...
      »VINNY LV: on the intentional drop the umps gotta be on his toes and call the ...
      »stick8: Just had an unusual situation on this. I was umpiring the USSSA last ...
      »stick8: Correction: instead of the ball would have landed foul, the ball DID ...
      »Jetboy: stick8, I assume that is the rule that not only is the batter runner ...
      »stick8: Jetboy, in USSSA it's actually the lead runner who's also out if the ...
15 Aug. 14, 2013 1292

Double Runners to First

» CaliScotty2: In our game a batter requested and got a designated runner. The ...
      »Omar Khayyam: A true senior moment. Batter is so physically compromised that he ...
      »mad dog: damn that is a new one.....omar i would hope not....sure would make ...
      »Fred S: Not sure if that is covered in the rule book. What some leagues have ...
      »mad dog: damn that is a new one.....omar i would hope not....sure would make ...
      »mad dog: no rule in books for this...just leagues allow it only......batter ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The SSUSA Rulebook does not provide for a courtesy runner from Home ...
6 Aug. 6, 2013 780

RULE 1.10 CATCH

» B.J.: thx for the SSUSA staff's answer on the question I posted on B/R IS ...
0 Aug. 1, 2013 537

BATTER RUNNER IS OUT

» B.J.: does the new rule change this year make sense to you? RULE 8.3H... ...
      »BruceinGa: I recall seeing a similar rule to that in the ASA rule book back in ...
      »SSUSA Staff: That was a typo that escaped review scrutiny in the Rulebook ...
      »TimMcElroy: The wording is a little confusing and should be cleaned up, but keep ...
3 July 31, 2013 793

Ball not supplied by Senior Softball

» ham24: We just played in tournament in KC. And the team we were playing ...
      »Garocket: I would say if the pitcher pitched it it should become legal until ...
      »ShaneV: This is why SSUSA umpires are instructed that all replacement balls ...
2 July 22, 2013 710

is this an appeal play?

» B.J.: deep fly ball to left field with runner on 1st, runner rounds 2nd and ...
      »stick8: Appeal--either live or dead ball
1 July 13, 2013 581

Tag on Caught Fly Ball Out

» crusher: In Rules Page 46 8.4(8) D 8.4(8) • WHEN RUNNERS CAN ADVANCE ...
      »stick8: The answer to your first question is YES. If your on first base ...
      »Jetboy: And of course the reason behind the answer to your first question is ...
      »TimMcElroy: In SSUSA play, the batter and any runners on base at the time must ...
      »VINNY LV: Way to be on the ball Tim.. Bet Happy helped ya with that one ??? or ...
4 July 11, 2013 822

Playing out of your division in a tournament

» Tommy00: Recently, my team played in a tournament where there were no other ...
      »taits: First of all you should have at least mentioned the assn as to who ...
      »swing for the fences : Tommy, My feeling is that a upper racked team should never have any ...
      »Tommy00: Ok, let me explain it a little more -- too many details in my head ...
      »Rightrj: Tommy, Nice thread…..I totally agree with you on this…..Let the ...
      »swing for the fences : I make it simple... NO LOWER RANKED TEAM SHOULD EVER LOSE A TOURNEY ...
      »swing for the fences : Ronnie, I'm with you! I am surprised that the 50M+ team loses to a ...
      »Jawood: Agree with the comments here, you should be playing exhibition. A 40 ...
      »Rightrj: Swing, Last year in Mesquite, a major + team was put in the Major ...
      »Rightrj: Swing we are coming to Manteca,if you're there we can have that ...
      »mad dog: ronnie ya want a 211.........
      »Tommy00: My main hope in this is to come up with a solution that gets everyone ...
      »Longhorns: Richie i agree with you when it comes to a Major plus team playing ...
      »swing for the fences : Thanks Kurt, Always a pleasure to play against the best and you and ...
      »Rightrj: Mad Dog....sure you have one?
      »mad dog: sharon and i have a 12pk in the fridge right now,well minus a ...
      »Rightrj: MD...I'm on way..I'll stop bye on my way to Dalton...Tell Sharon to ...
      »mad dog: LMAO..ronnie....will tell her,we're just south of I-20,or if flying ...
      »swing for the fences : for sure Ronnie, we must make some time for sure! Tell Mad Dog to ...
18 July 10, 2013 1176

You Make The Call II

» stick8: Bases loaded no outs. Batter hits a line shot that hits the pitching ...
      »TexasTransplant: Not an umpire but, assuming it left fair territory before passing 1B ...
      »taits: I'd agree with that. If it did pass 1st he might get another base as ...
      »mad dog: foul ball...this is an ump's trick question...LOL
      »SSUSA Staff: Everyone (so far) is correct! ... Baseball Rule Book, Section 2 - ...
      »stick8: Thank you for the responses which are all correct. What if said ...
      »taits: The rubber is like an ump, part of the field.
      »mikey1: I've played softball (competitive) for 36 years an have NEVER seen a ...
      »taits: Most of the front corners or leading edge are dug out then this ...
      »SSUSA Staff: "...What if said line drive hit first base and caromed into the ...
      »taits: yes 2 bases, the one going to plus one,
      »Webbie25: Stick8-I have a 'ground rule double'. Same thing as if a ball one ...
      »paul0784: The ball goes out of play in front of both first and third it is a ...
12 July 3, 2013 898

You make the call

» stick8: Runners on first and second, 1 out. Baatter gets a hit up the middle. ...
      »Garocket: Since the ball was never caught and dislodged this would be ...
      »swing for the fences : Everyone on base gets two bases!
      »swing for the fences : From the base they occupied at time of throw! Runner is no different ...
      »paul0784: Two bases at the time of the release of the throw by the outfielder.
      »stick8: Thank you for your responses which are all correct. Incredibly the ...
      »swing for the fences : Hard to take foot out of mouth no doubt! :-)
6 June 29, 2013 711

Origin of the Plate as a Strike

» Tater50: I guess I think too much!!! I tried to get an answer for this ...
      »neck10: I think you need to stand at a differnt spot when your in the box.its ...
1 June 29, 2013 564

A few questions about a tourney I was in over the weekend.

» curtiss: I played in a small backyard tourney this past weekend and there were ...
      »17Black: What tourney was this? Something similar witnessed by me in Maumee ...
      »stick8: Curtiss that's an unfortunate situation. That's why when I ump I get ...
      »curtiss: I would rather not say just cause We will have to play that team ...
      »curtiss: Stick8 That's the call I would have made kind of a weak Ump though.
      »stick8: It's similar to a baserunner interfering with a fielder making a play ...
      »cal50: The tournament curtiss may be talking about is the Missouri Senior ...
      »curtiss: No I play in CA Not not so much worried about the results of the ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Don't know where curtiss was playing, but it is not unusual to see ...
      »swing for the fences : Nice Meeting you this weekend, Omar! NCSSA has it kind of right by ...
      »Omar Khayyam: swing, it was fun talking to you this weekend as well. You are the ...
      »BForce: curtiss is talking about the tournament in Tuolumne this past weekend ...
      »curtiss: I know it would of made no difference yes I could see the numbers, ...
      »curtiss: I had another question if you guys are up to it. I was curious about ...
13 June 25, 2013 1098

Baserunning rule

» ericksonoldguy: Runners on first and second. Ball hit to shortstop. Runner on second ...
      »swing for the fences : There is no call, shortstop has yet to make a play!
      »swing for the fences : but if he could tag the runner and throw to second it would be double ...
      »Omar Khayyam: I saw this same play in Reno at the Rock 'N Reno tournament. The ...
      »softball4b: No call, as long as the runner does not run out of the basepath to ...
      »stick8: No call unless the runner going from 2nd to 3rd runs 3 ft outside the ...
      »?: ericksonoldguy Have you never seen this play before? That pla ...
      »curtiss: I agree runner out if left the baseline. here is a url of a very ...
7 June 24, 2013 1149

Infield Fly Rule

» HJ: Today's game had a bad call involving the Infield Fly Rule. It is a ...
      »softball4b: Depends on where the infoelder is playing. Call is based on ...
      »curtiss: The infield fly rule is a judgment call, as the rule states that "The ...
      »stick8: Curtiss the answer to your question is yes. The infielder can ...
3 June 24, 2013 624

40 major HR?

» Se11out: Rule 8.4 (3) says 6hr then walks. Is this correct?
      »SSUSA Staff: NO, that is the HR Rule for Senior (over age 50) Major teams ... The ...
1 June 13, 2013 630

Major vs AAA- "Equalizer rules"- 55+ division (or all other divisions)

» Parman: I play on a Midwestern 55+ major team and there's not too many of us ...
      »taits: Major and M+ teams lack at many events but a few other age brackets ...
      »Parman: Taits- Thanks for your comments. I always have fun playing (way for ...
      »taits: No problem. You travel a lot and I know the cost of that and I only ...
      »Jawood: Parman, you are right, 5 runs is a lot to make up against good teams ...
4 June 2, 2013 810

Catcher's verbal interference

» jackbrun: Before our game the other day, the umpire told our catcher that they ...
      »swing for the fences : I agree with the umpire... I think the catcher saying anything from ...
      »cal50: I also agree with the umpire and with swing.
      »glovedad: I agree. I have experienced this more often in non-senior league ...
      »HJ: Smart umpire. I think the rule is discretionary and some umps let it ...
      »Corky: It clearly States (at least in NSA) that verbal interference can be ...
      »jackbrun: Just to clarify, it was in a co-ed league, a female was catching and ...
      »stick8: Saying "there it is" isn't a big deal but if a team complains about ...
      »swing for the fences : Come on, Catcher shouldn't be saying anything while the pitched ball ...
      »ShaneV: Unsportsmanlike. Try it when you're hunting and see what ...
      »BruceinGa: I don't have a problem with talk from the catcher. I'll talk to the ...
      »softball4b: As long as the catcher is not yelling then I don't care. The ones ...
      »Enviro-Vac: ShaneV ...post of the day right there ...LOL
      »southernson: What happened to the days of accepted methods of handling problems on ...
      »HJ: Sorry southernson, I just don't accept that hitting a 70 y/o catcher ...
      »swing for the fences : I'm with HJ,,, and any of us that have played this game know that ...
      »steve65: perhaps we need to have a list of Prima Donnas and when one come sto ...
      »cal50: During a game in Vegas last year, we were getting beat pretty badly. ...
      »swing for the fences : Cal 50, Umpire should of called it right there... Steve 65, at 65 you ...
      »steve65: swing I certainly am glad to be 15 years out of your division---first ...
      »cal50: swing, the umpire said he did not hear it or he would have. Steve, ...
      »HJ: Steve, your last post implies that there should not be any verbal ...
      »steve65: cal50--hate to burst the bubble but I do not hear the umpire---most ...
      »swing for the fences : Maybe hearing aid is in order Steve 65! you are approaching 70 ;-)
      »steve65: heck HJ if I said I accidentally slid at home plate at Columbus I ...
      »cal50: steve65...burst my bubble? Very odd statement. I would think that ...
      »swing for the fences : I got news for you Steve 65,,, there is a rule and it says no player ...
      »swing for the fences : I guess at the end of the day Mr Steve65, I expect much more class ...
      »steve65: Swing you are sounding like Gary19 now--- an ASA rule on SSUSA ...
      »cal50: steve65, so you are saying it does not hurt anything for the catcher ...
      »steve65: well Cal I went back and reread the entire post about half way ...
      »swing for the fences : Come on Steve answer my question... G19, Really! I like our game of ...
      »steve65: Swing I hope you realize that I am sitting south of Louisville and ...
      »HJ: Steve, don't know about Barberton because I play with Huff n Puffers ...
      »swing for the fences : Lol mr 65. Good one!
      »Tim Millette: Gotta admit I was catching last weekend and a player I have known for ...
      »cal50: Tim, it was the game you guys kicked our butt in Vegas that your ...
      »swing for the fences : you should play golf Timmy and leave defense out of the equation! ...
      »Tim Millette: Swing, that's pretty funny comIng from a guy (you) that was pulled ...
      »Tim Millette: Meant to say...and this is NOt saying I am great....it's saying your ...
      »swing for the fences : you are still delushional Timmy, but keep costing your team world ...
      »HJ: Ad hominum attacks and barbs hijack threads distract interest and are ...
      »Jetboy: In our little league kids would yell "Swing batter, batter, SWING!" ...
      »ChiPrimeMarty: At Milwaukee this last weekend the opposing catcher yelled FOUL on a ...
      »Webbie25: Being half deaf, I rarely hear anything from the catcher and a lot of ...
      »Malo37: Come on guys, really? I NEVER thought I'd agree with Tim but here it ...
      »armiho211: at our age, a lot us are easily distracted , BUT it should not be ...
      »DoubleL10: Frankie, .03c?? Inflation, I guess??
      »armiho211: Double 10 : yep ! understand that terry p. suffered limited ...
      »BruceinGa: Yesterday at the USSSA Conference tourney in Marietta an umpire ...
      »taits: I can possible see name number unless its for the scorekeepers ...
50 May 26, 2013 3271

You make the call

» stick8: This was at a high school baseball rules meeting last week. The ...
      »SSUSA Staff: YES (Softball rule application, presumably the same in baseball) - ...
      »stick8: Correct SSUSA Staff. Unbelievably, both college umpires and one other ...
      »cal50: This is also where the 4th out rule can happen. The catch is the 2nd ...
      »stick8: Cal50 did you mean the doubling off at first and not appeal at first? ...
      »Downs: Gentlemen: having the good fortune and honor of serving as the UIC ...
      »cal50: I would think that you can have a double play. Fly ball to an ...
      »stick8: Cal50 technically that wouldn't be a continous double play because if ...
      »cal50: Oh I know it is not a continuous double play.
      »Jetboy: I guess we got hosed the other night. One out, runners on 2nd and ...
      »joel 1975: was your umpire from traverse city named swanson??????????????????
      »stick8: Jetboy, the run counts only if he crossed the plate before the out ...
      »Jetboy: Runner on third did cross the plate before they got the guy trying to ...
12 May 23, 2013 1494

Divisions

» nickname36: played and won a tourney at 55 majors, what division(s) can I play in ...
0 May 16, 2013 478

40 men s

» Jrw48: what core of ball s do men s 40 team hit and what size field do they ...
      »swing for the fences : 44/375 ball 300ft fences
      »Jrw48: Thank u for the inform
2 May 15, 2013 451
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