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Real name:
Doug Merline

Location:
Fort Atkinson, WI

Division:
Men's 55

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June 12, 2019
dug8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: interpretation

Is R2 out because he crossed the commitment line?
Is he out because he retreated "towards" 3rd?
Is he out because he retreated all of the way back and stepped on 3rd?
Is he safe because the catcher never went back and touched home plate with the ball in hand?
Is he safe if tagged by the catcher while retreating "towards" 3rd.

I was under the belief that once past the commit line, the only way to get that runner out was to step on home plate with the ball in hand. Also, agree that unless R3 had a play being made on him, there is no "base" path.
June 10, 2019
dug8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You make the call

Dave - I need to re-word my statement.
If no middle infielder, then live ball in his opinion and runner is "not" out.
I was wrong and the umpire got the call right with the only exception being that he stated that he was out only because there was a fielder behind him that could have made the play. My argument was that he was confusing it with the fielder interference rule. Bottom line is that he called the runner out and that was the correct call.
June 9, 2019
dug8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You make the call

Dave.... so, live ball regardless of a fielder behind the runner that could have fielded the ball? Umpire (also UIC) called dead ball, runner out because of fielder behind runner. If no middle infielder, then live ball in his opinion.
June 9, 2019
dug8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You make the call

Line drive hit up the middle, defense playing 5 man. Ball hits off of pitchers glove, then hits runner who is off of the base. Middle infielder is standing behind the runner waiting to field ball. What is correct call?
May 23, 2018
dug8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rules Question - Player being tossed (Milwaukee Tourney)

Dave - Thanks for stating other scenarios that I may not have thought of.
In this case he was his own runner, thus not becoming an out
On another note from a different game. A CR enters the game at 1st base. When running to 2nd on the next play he pulls his hammy - Is he allowed a runner? The umpire immediately looked at me and said he was not sure if he could be replaced. He asked another umpire and allowed a new CR - Correct, or not allowed?
May 22, 2018
dug8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rules Question - Player being tossed (Milwaukee Tourney)

Looking to get clarification on a ruling - 2 outs and runner on 3rd.
Out team argues with the umpire and receives a warning. Player on 3rd (didn't hear warning) and continues to argue and gets tossed. Umpire then declares him the 3rd out of the inning also (we had several subs available to take his position on 3rd). As coach I requested the Field Director (Not sure there was one for this tourney) be summoned to clarify the ruling as I have never heard of an ejection also counting as an out. The umpire refused my request several times as I refused to take the field until he did. Eventually he just told us to have our runner go back to 3rd and continue the inning. After the inning was over we were told that the umpire was correct in his ruling. I have never heard of this - What is the right call?
Sept. 8, 2017
dug8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Problem with Title bar

Reduce the "zoom" in the upper right hand corner down to 80% or so...

Feb. 23, 2017
dug8
Topic: Product review
Discussion: bat break in

Pretty clear already, but to be clearer(IMO)....unless it comes directly from the manufacturer with this process already in place, it is an illegal, altered bat.
Oct. 6, 2016
dug8
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: From McFarland, WI - planning for next year

Brain came out and practiced with us (Pope Transport-50 Major)a few weeks ago. We have decided to stand pat with this years roster though. For anyone else that is still considering him, he is a nice guy, good power, great arm, decent infield glove and good speed for a power hitter. Would be a good fit for a team that is looking for an infielder on the corners but could also fill in at many other positions.
Aug. 23, 2016
dug8
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: From McFarland, WI - planning for next year

Send me an e-mail when you have a chance. May be looking to add an infielder next year on an established over 50 tourney team. djm@saelenscorp.com

Oct. 30, 2015
dug8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Why is this rule not enforced??

Has any thought ever been given to moving the Mat "Back", behind home plate and not calling the plate a strike? Fully understand why the box cannot be moved forward towards the pitcher. The underlining problem that was created when the plate became a strike is how does a batter hit a 6 foot pitch that hits the front of the mat without stepping forward out of the batters box. Obviously this would put the mat very close to the back of the box though. If it is a 6 foot pitch, it is still hittable. Higher pitches to the back of he box would be tough, but batters would make the adjustments, all of which would be backwards, further way from the pitchers.

Sept. 24, 2015
dug8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Player Reclassification

As an individual "Major" player you can play on a "AAA" team as long as that team does not have more then a total of 3 Major players on it's roster. I'm not sure on this part, but I believe that you would need to play 2 years with a new "AAA" team to get yourself reclassified as a "AAA" player.
May 27, 2015
dug8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: ball tipped over fence with no bome runs left, bases loaded, playing rules were walks after no HR Left. what should happen.

Our team had the exact scenario happen 10+ yrs ago in NSA and it was handled the same way as you describe it. I'm not sure about Senior Softball, but that is the correct call for NSA and most likely ASA and USSSA.
May 8, 2015
dug8
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Couple of MN players looking to play on a MN team 50+

Are the two MN players still looking for a team?
If so call me at 920-728-0100
Dec. 4, 2014
dug8
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Senior teams nearby me (I reside in Naperville, IL) still around for 2015??

Rick, We may be interested in adding a player. You can contact me at djm@saelenscorp.com if you would like.
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