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Aug. 2, 2020
txnighttrain
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Texas State Championships & TOC

Our bracket has 3 teams from one classification (60 AAA) and one team from a different one (55 AA). In the past, it said the solo classification had to win bracket to get TOC bid. If that occurred then the highest finishing team of the other classification also gets a TOC bid. It does not say that this time. There was a 55 AA in the 60 AAA group at Rocky Mountain Championships last year and and had they won, the highest finishing 60 AAA would have also gotten a TOC Bid. I have also played at Rocky Mountain when we had a similar situation with only 4 teams. The solo team won and we were the highest finishing of the other 3 and got a TOC bid. Our goal will be to win the tournament, but we would like to please know why this didnt apply this time, especially since the lack of tournaments this year means less teams have a chance to qualify. Thank you for your time.
July 22, 2020
txnighttrain
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Western Championships

I noticed that there are a recorded number of teams going this year. More than they have gotten the past 3 years in Sacramento. Maybe the new location might be considered for a future move for this tournament, at least maybe every other year.
July 22, 2020
txnighttrain
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Texas State Championships

Thanks
July 22, 2020
txnighttrain
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batter pops up, doesn't run; defense lets ball drop to get a double play. Legal?

It is always an umpire judgment call. Making an argument about sun in eyes is not relevant. I umpire. I know the position of the sun and have seen enough level of play to know players abilities. Yes, there might be a great actor that can fool the umpire, but 99% of the time, the umpire is not fooled and will get it right. With only one umpire it is unlikely a call will be changed unless it involves a rule issue.
July 19, 2020
txnighttrain
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Texas State Championships

If this tournament did get canceled, could a team change to the Western Championships?
July 19, 2020
txnighttrain
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Texas State Championships

I know SSUSA has had to cancel tournaments based on state or local rules due to Covid-19. How far in advance do you require a commitment from a location in order to ensure the site will be available for play. Some players on my team are concerned that they will get told at the last minute that a site has cancelled even though it previously committed within 2 weeks of the tournament. Thanks for any information you can give.
May 14, 2020
txnighttrain
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: States "Re-opening" plans

We've been having batting practice in Texas the past 3 weeks.
April 26, 2020
txnighttrain
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Corona Virus (COVID-19) Part II

Oklahoma Governor says sports venues can open up May 1st. Maybe that tourney in the middle of the month in Tulsa will be a go.

Oklahoma Gov. Stitt three-phase plan to reopen state | Coronavirus updates | joplinglobe.com
https://www.joplinglobe.com/coronavirus/oklahoma-gov-stitt-announces-three-phase-plan-to-reopen-state/article_958169ce-84ef-11ea-ac81-8b383e8c55b4.html
Jan. 14, 2020
txnighttrain
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Looking for two 60aaa or 65 major players

Yes, please send cell phone number or email and Manager will be in contact with you.
Jan. 13, 2020
txnighttrain
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Looking for two 60aaa or 65 major players

This is in Winter Haven, FL. About half way between Orlando and Tampa. If you are interested, please post your email or cell phone and the manager will contact you promptly.
Jan. 10, 2020
txnighttrain
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Need 60 AAA or 65 Major Player for TOC

The Texas Thunder need a couple of Players for TOC. Must be from Texas or adjoining states. We can take up to two players to fill our roster. They must be from a 60 AAA or 65 Major team. Could use a guy that can play the left side of infield or play outfield.
Nov. 1, 2019
txnighttrain
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Hotels for TOC

Are there going to be any hotels that offer special rates. None are currently listed.
Feb. 23, 2019
txnighttrain
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Texas 60 Team Looking for Players

I see TOC National all stars got stomped this year by the wounded warriors. This group has won 4 of last 5 TOC all star games. There only lost was a close game won last year by the National all stars over the wounded warriors. I was on the National All Star team that won! Just a little bragging rights fun.
Feb. 23, 2019
txnighttrain
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: foul tip question

However, if you read new rule, it says a foul tip may now count as the waste foul, so as long as it never goes above the batters head, he is now not out on strike 3. We start 1-1. Counts goes to 1-2. Under old rule if you had a foul tip at this point (remember must be caught by definition or it is a foul ball), it was strike 3 and batter was out. Now it is a waste foul and batter gets another shot. The only reason for foul tip rule now is so batter won't be called out as a foul ball catch.
Feb. 23, 2019
txnighttrain
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Interference or incidental contact?

Intereference is an immediate dead ball. The actions of the runner or offensive player dictate the call. The umpire is not supposed to wait until the play is done and decide if they could have gotten someone out. I umpire and that is the proper way to call it.
Oct. 21, 2018
txnighttrain
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Stepping out of the front of the box?

The batter's box has plenty of room. Move back if you need more room forward.

Batter's Box:

Batter's box is 3 feet wide by 7 feet deep.

Batter must have some portion of both feet inside of the batter's box when the windup / delivery begins.

Any portion of the foot touching the chalk / lines is considered "in" the box.

On the swing, the batter is considered "out of the box" when he has one foot completely on the ground, completely outside of the batter's box when contact is made.

As long as you have not put your foot down on the ground outside the box prior to making contact, you are considered still in the box. In other words, if you foot is in the air, make contact and ball way, then foot hits outside box, you are not out. Also, any player who intentionally obliterates the chalk line can be called out and ejected from the games.

Sept. 14, 2018
txnighttrain
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Losing could be beneficial

I was looking over the brackets in the 60 AAA. If you are a low seed in one of the two pods, such as #16, if you win, then you have to play the #1. Now, if you lose to the #1 seed and drop down to the loser bracket and lose, you are out on Friday. However, if you lose that first game and then drop to the loser bracket, you only have one more game and no matter how you do, you will get at least one game on Saturday. Your team will be less tired from playing less games and might even win two or three the next day on Saturday. Unless my team suddenly plays way over their heads, we don't have a chance to win the 60 AAA. We have a chance to win a few, but I will be missing some players on Thursday due to work obligations, so pool play will be a challenge. I know bracketing is tough and wouldn't want to do it, but here is a case where the loser is rewarded.
Sept. 14, 2018
txnighttrain
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: runner intentionally get hit by ball

If the runner intentionally interferes, the ball is dead, then the most advanced runner and the runner that interfered are out on a double play. So the runners that were on 2nd and 1st at the time of the pitch would be out. This would be an umpire judgement call to whether it was intentional or not. If not intentional, then the ball is dead, the runner struck is out and the batter is awarded 1st base. any runner forced to move up because of the award would get one base. In this case the batter would end up on first, the runner on first on second and the runner who was on second that got stuck off the base is out. My advice is to read the rule book. Many questions can be answered in doing so.
Aug. 22, 2018
txnighttrain
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: commitment line stepover standoff

I saw a funny thing happen at TOC one year. A team sent two runners home (both past third at same time but neither had scored or crossed commit line yet) and there was a throw to the plate. The first runner crossed the commit line while the catcher had the ball and standing on the mat. He was properly called out. The catcher then saw the second runner still coming, but left the mat and ran to tag the runner prior to the runner crossing the commit line. The catcher tags the runner just after he crossed the commit line.The umpire called him out. The offensive team protested and the second runner was declared safe and scored. What was strange, I think this guy would have kept running so if the catcher just stood there on the mat he could have gotten a double play. This same defensive team in another game later had a guy get a walk and then let their courtesy runner get on first without him ever touching the bag. There was an appeal and the guy was called out. Just a funny story on how some teams don't know the rules.
Aug. 22, 2018
txnighttrain
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Proper Appeal

There are two ways to make an appeal:

First a live ball appeal: Throw to the base you want to make the appeal at, tell the umpire which runner and what you are appealing.

Second a dead ball appeal: This is after the umpire has called time. Wait until the umpire puts ball back in play (tells or signals the pitcher to pitch). Tell umpire what base you are appealing, which runner and what you are appealing. (EX: I am appealing the runner who was on first for missing second base). You don't need to throw to the base.

There are misc types of appeals like a person batting out of order, and courtesy runner violations.

Batting out of order can only be appealed after the person who is batting out of order has completed his at bat. If you say something before that, then the person who was supposed to bat can assume his proper position in the batters box and he assumes the count of the wrong batter.

Regarding a courtesy runner, you must wait until wrong runner gets on base and then appeal. Once he steps on, there is no going back.
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