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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 695

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 977

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 1415

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 1020

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 820

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 677

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 1321

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 1329

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 794

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 708

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 957

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 3715

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 1650

Divisions

» nickname36: played and won a tourney at 55 majors, what division(s) can I play in ...
0 May 16, 2013 547

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 534

Have read different rules for the pitchers would like for ssusa to explain all new ...

» L: As I stated above what are the new rules for pitchers is there a ...
      »SSUSA Staff: NONE of the actions of the SSUSA Rules Committee at this year's ...
      »SSUSA Staff: CORRECTION: We failed to comment above on one other item, which does ...
      »MichaelH386: Can a pitcher pitch the ball from anyplace within the pitchers box or ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The Pitcher may deliver the ball from anywhere within the 2' x 10' ...
      »Omar Khayyam: SSUSA Staff: When the pitcher's box was extended in the past, some ...
      »taits: Walking the box as I now call it was not dealt with when they ...
      »PJ3P: Rule 6.4(C) The pitcher must come to a full and complete stop with ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Relevant pitch delivery rules: §6.4 • BEFORE STARTING THE ...
      »taits: It's not always called. If at all.
      »Omar Khayyam: taits, good term "walking the box". I got tired of protesting it ...
      »Fred S: It often amazes me with all these organizations from local to the ...
      »SSUSA Staff: In all of the SSUSA sanctioned events which we administer on-site, ...
      »taits: Omar, I've only played one SSUSA event lately, Reno last year, but ...
      »JDub: Seriously ? ? ? Why even bother having a Pitcher if all you Girls ...
      »Omar Khayyam: JDub, let's see if I can interpret what you're saying: Don't bitch ...
      »taits: JDub, You said "Stoopid Bats", ???, not if they are legal for ...
      »Fred S: Totally agree with Omar and Taits. In regards to the batters box ...
      »JDub: How does taking steps or "Walking the Box" give a Pitcher an ...
      »mad dog: so not playing by the rules is ok......
      »curveball: What mad dog said..............plus, if you can walk up a step, will ...
      »JDub: How about this, those who Whine about Pitching may as well play ...
      »curveball: I don't think Omar was whining or complaining, in as much as he was ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Curveball, you got it exactly. Honest question. My only complaint was ...
      »JDub: Hey Curveball, Omar just admitted he had a Complaint! Complaining, ...
      »curveball: LOL Don't forget Stoopid, Stupid to go with Potata, Tomata.
      »JDub: Oh boy, here we go! I can just hear all the Whining about what Tiger ...
      »mad dog: thats like comparing apples to oranges....tiger was told by the ...
      »JDub: So Mad Dog, You want Stricter Pitching Rules in a Senior ...
      »donll: Just curious JDub. Do you use a composite bat?If so why and if not ...
      »mad dog: jdud just play by the rules that are there,that is all i ask....i ...
      »JDub: donll, It actually took me 2 years to give-in to using Senior Bats, ...
      »j33: The batters box is the rule to enforce to help keep pitchers safe. I ...
32 April 15, 2013 2975

55 AAA Champs

» TOMAR77: Congrats, to the Desert Dawgs who won the AAA 55 Division in th ...
0 March 26, 2013 682

Fastpitch bat legal in slowpitch????????

» hitman: I know this is a senior board but it also has all the cardinal ...
      »mad dog: hitman,as long as it has an ASA stamp on it,it is legal for all ...
      »hitman: Thanks for the info mad dog. A young lady was told she couldn't use ...
      »BruceinGa: A couple of years ago SPA declared fastpitch bats wouldn't be ...
      »green rocket: mad dog is right....as long as there is an ASA stamp on it, it's ...
      »taits: The Lady Virus is one hot bat that was approved, but later banned, ...
      »Nancy Allen: I checked the ASA site and the 2007, 2008, and 2009 RocketTech FP ...
      »hitman: Thanks for all the info guys and gals. This was needed by a young ...
      »Wes: I think most of the above has to do with men. They have different ...
      »mad dog: green rocket,mmmm u be wrong on the performance of the composite FP ...
      »green rocket: mad dog, more power to you if you and your boys can hit with that FP ...
      »BruceinGa: Thanks Nancy, I missed that entry declaring fast pitch bats ...
      »mad dog: rocket read my first line in my post above,we use composite FP ...
      »crazy8rich: someone told me the theres a legal DROP a fp bat has to meet to be ...
      »crazy8rich: someone told me the theres a legal DROP a fp bat has to meet to be ...
      »titanhd: a fast-pitch bat can have a drop of no more than 12. The drop is ...
      »OZZIE#8: Fastpitch bats are legal in slo-pitch,i use one.As long as there is ...
      »neck10: not legal in usssa has to have the 2013 stamp so thos 2006,2007,2008 ...
      »kbl: guys, didnt SSUSA ban the Lady Virus FP bat a couple years ago?? ...
      »OZZIE#8: correct i meant asa
      »buttercup: last time I was tested for umpire certification the asa book was ...
20 March 24, 2013 9412

Force play

» birdie: I was watching the NY St Louis game a little while ago. Runners on ...
      »DoubleL10: Harry, I think as long as the ball is in your possession, ...
      »TommyC: Birdie it sounds like the umpire blew the call. The runner is out if ...
      »stick8: Birdie If what happened is how you describe it then the ump blew the ...
      »titanhd: stick, you are correct.You must tag the runner with the ball but,if ...
      »stick8: I haven't seen the play but if it's described accurately by birdie I ...
      »titanhd: empty glove on the base ball in hand .runner out. empty hand on base ...
      »VINNY LV: Birdie, the ump blew the call if it"s exactly as you put it to ...
      »mad dog: as you describe it birdie,the runner is safe...... titan,yep,the ...
      »swing for the fences : you have to have ball in your glove to glove tag someone or in bare ...
      »stick8: I don't know if Girardi argued or not Vinny. Sometimes in spring ...
      »birdie: The game was Televised on ESPN. Jeter was the batter and after the ...
      »VINNY LV: Stick I hear ya on the spring training..Det-Philly game batter got 5 ...
      »stick8: Vinny LV I'll be in Florida next week. I'm going to take in the ...
13 March 15, 2013 1174

1-1 or 0-0

» BruceinGa: Rather than hijack Ricky Bobby's thread I'll add to The Wood's reply ...
      »Al33: Bruce, I couldn't agree with you more. We as players absolutely ...
      »4x4: From what I understand the one hour time limit was engineered by ...
      »mad dog: i have no prol with a 1-1 count,usssa has been doing since the ...
      »Al33: Who cares what USSSA has been doing since the 80's. Does that make it ...
      »mad dog: if you played usssa you did......unless you played by a local rule ...
      »Corky: As a player and umpire, I have no problem with the 1 and 1 count, for ...
      »mad dog: corky,ding-ding a winner......
      »BruceinGa: Corky, I wonder how many seniors don't like playing at 8:00am. ;)
      »birdie: Bruce, I would take 800am over 800pm any day of the week. I like the ...
      »BruceinGa: Harry, I too like for games to be on time. I would suggest that a ...
      »softballman47: I for one do not like the 1 - 1 count or time limits per game - ...
      »softballman47: 1 1/2 hours
      »4x4: Other way around MD.....game times chopped - pay remained the same. ...
      »DCPete: Would much rather play at 8pm if necessary than 8am (or earlier in ...
      »swing for the fences : I would go 1 and 1 count and 1hr20 per game time limit... my feeling ...
      »4x4: At 1:20 per game you could/should go full 0-0 count and still get a ...
      »swing for the fences : agree with you 4X4... either way would be good with me.
      »Jawood: For the 1000th time, the 1 and 1 count replaces the dead time ...
      »SSUSA Staff: So does being warmed up and ready to play well before game time, ...
      »missouridave: SSUSA Staff. I cannot argue with anything you posted. However, ...
      »garyheifner: Being a pitcher/outfielder< I have taken special note of ...
      »swing for the fences : Great point gh md like your points too! Since the under 60s want ...
      »cal50: Gary & Swing, I could not agree more.
      »SSUSA Staff: Looks like the "Annual 1-1 Debate" exercise will be on the Agenda ...
      »cal50: Perhaps you can consider splitting the rule based on age next year?
      »Garocket: 1-1 is the way to go. I hear players bitching about playing 4-5 games ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Although this discussion is either 3 months late or 9 months ...
      »swing for the fences : Come on Dave, without G19 on the board we have to have something to ...
      »swing for the fences : BTW I heard if we don't go to the 1 and 1 count we will loose our ...
      »Jawood: Good points, Garocket, although the part about the older teams seeing ...
      »the wood: Harold Stassen? Wow! Not that's one for the ages. :-) BW
      »SSUSA Staff: Opening Countdown
      »Mulewhipper: Now that is Hilarious SSUSA Staff!! Love it!
      »swing for the fences : Dave, Looks Like the BW on to you.. ;) Love the count down!
      »garyheifner: SSUSA Staff I know the next vote is a year away. Don't care about ...
      »Tim Millette: There are many choices for the guys that want 1-1. Actually 0-0 ...
      »BruceinGa: I played in a GSA tournament yesterday, 1-1 count, 1 hr, next hr out, ...
      »the wood: Gary, That's sort of like a republican asking a democrat to 'win ...
      »Omar Khayyam: the wood, good point about criticism having little effect. I play in ...
      »Tim Millette: I don't think the 1-1 is of as much importance as what some might be ...
      »dMON: Bruce, Now there is a HR rule I have not thought about that could be ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The SSUSA membership has spoken definitively on the 1-1 issue. They ...
      »BruceinGa: Staff, I think it's all about how the question about 1-1 was phrased. ...
      »OZZIE#8: 1-1 Count is fine with me.Either way i want at least 1:20 to 1:30 if ...
      »swing for the fences : ok Staff screw the 1 and 1 extend the game ten minutes... I'm fine ...
      »taits: Bruce, god one. With run limits and all there shouldn't be a problem ...
      »GI: For the record thank God for Terry Dave Fran and George and rest of ...
      »swing for the fences : Glad you got a chance to see what we have been preaching GI pace of ...
      »GI: I got scared when I saw the time program on site today, I thought ...
      »GI: Be cool guysl Play the game untill it is changesd. I hate major ...
      »Corky: One other issue that get's me PO'd.....run rules on games with time ...
      »swing for the fences : I didn't know you could not get an open inning Corky...all last year ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Corky, did the umpire admit his mistake? We had only one game in the ...
      »Corky: Without mentioning the teams.. I'll just say it was a large ...
      »SSUSA Staff: SSUSA has had a few instances where a Major+ game ended under the ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Down by 25 in the fifth and the hot team still at bat?! I'd say that ...
      »Corky: (For SSUSA Staff) I know you can't answer for SPA.....but... do you ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Corky - Honest answer is that we only find out about that sort of ...
      »the answer: the 1 -1 count is a no brainer..all the league s both young and old ...
      »swing for the fences : We just played in North cal this weekend, my team won the tourney, I ...
      »Corky: Thanks Staff.......I Umpired (the 65's n 70's)and played 55's in the ...
61 March 12, 2013 3102
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