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, Nov. 20, 2017
B.J.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: rules question

it' legal as long as it is done right away and the pitcher hasn't started his motion
, Nov. 16, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rules question

Vance... no this is not a force out.. it is considered a timing play.. how are the runners forced to run? the fly ball was caught therefore the runners did not have to advance.. in this scenario 1 run would score unless the defense appealed that both runners had left early and the umpire called them both out
, Nov. 16, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rules question

if the runner on 3rd scored before the ball was back into the infield and an appeal was made then 1 run would score...this is a time play.. runner on 2nd would have been called out for leaving early on the appeal ...3 outs
, Nov. 15, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 1 and 1 count

or how about having your pitcher throw more 1st pitch strikes...I dont know how many games I work where the pitcher goes 3 and o before he then throws a strike to the batter
, Nov. 13, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: bats on playing field

Dave can correct me if im wrong... as soon as the ball came into contact with the bats dead ball should be called by the umpire.. then it becomes his judgement.. he could return runners to there previous base.. let them score or call them out if he believes a play could have been made
, Nov. 12, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Interference/Obstruction During a Run Down

stever.. anytime that a runner runs into a fielder that is not in possession of or attempting to field a ball the umpire should always call obstruction this alleviates any crazy things happening during the rest of the play as in a snap throw to 1st base and having the runner tagged out returning to the bag... then as you stated if he had no realistic chance of making 2nd then you would keep him at 1st
, Nov. 11, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Interference/Obstruction During a Run Down

and to add to that, in your scenario the runner was obstructed when he turned to go to 3rd so he should be awarded 3rd base... lets say the runner in a run down was actually going back to 2nd base when obstructed the award would be to still advance him to 3rd in SSUSA
, Nov. 11, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Interference/Obstruction During a Run Down

jfsully... you are taking the rule out of context.. the interference rule is on a baserunner that interferes with a fielder attempting to make a play... in your scenario the 3rd baseman throws the ball to the SS... once he releases the ball he is no longer involved in the play and must vacate the base path so the runner can advance, which he failed to do so
, Nov. 9, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Interference/Obstruction During a Run Down

what is the But for? smart play by the runner

B. A fielder who is not in possession of the ball, in the act of fielding a batted ball, nor about to receive a thrown ball, who impedes the progress of a runner or batter-runner who is legally running bases.
, Nov. 8, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Interference/Obstruction During a Run Down

HATMAN/Stick8.. in SSUSA a obstructed runner does not have to actually make an attempt to go to the next bag.. say the B/R is rounding 1st and is obstructed by the 1st baseman if he stops afer being obstructed and goes back to 1st when the play is complete the umpire should award the runner 2nd base or whatever base in his judgement he would have made safely.. the actual attempt of the runner was made when he rounded the bag
, Nov. 6, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Interference call on double play

this has been discussed in the past and you wont find any EFFECT on an interference call in the SSUSA rule book... there is no automatic penalty or "2nd out" the penalty is based on the judgement of the umpire on whether the defense could have tuned a double play... in the original scenario you do not explain what the interference was... if it was the runner bumping into the fielder, then the umpire would determine if the defense could have made a 2nd out at home or 1st base and make the proper call.
, Nov. 5, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Interference/Obstruction During a Run Down

Stick.. 2 things.. no he is not out and 2nd the call would not be interference if it was on the 1st baseman, the call would be obstruction... as with all obstruction calls it becomes a delayed dead ball until the end of the play, which resulted in him being tagged out returning to 1st base... now since he was obstructed the umpire has to determine if he believes the runner would have made 2nd safely if so award the runner 2nd base... if not place him on 1st base
, Oct. 30, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Is there any limit to the number of walks per inning allowed?

sorry Turbo... I read your post wrong... I read it as walking the same batter in a game/inning
, Oct. 30, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Is there any limit to the number of walks per inning allowed?

we have a rule you can walk a batter 1 time then after that there is no penalty for a walk if the pitcher throws a strike to the batter... if no strike is thrown on 2nd at bat the batter goes to 2nd base and all runners advance 2 bases... on a 3rd walk with no strike he would go to 3rd
, Oct. 3, 2017
B.J.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Time limit

the timer has to go off before the end of the inning you are playing in.... if the 3rd out or 7th run happened before the timer went off then you should have played the 5th inning plus 1 more
, Sept. 28, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Infield fly interpretation

you cant base it on just sun/wind... if the fielder gets to the ball and can make the catch with reasonable effort then IF Rule should be called... losing the ball in the sun at the last second is not an excuse to not call it....also the rule was amended a couple years ago to help in situations like this... the umpire can now call IF if after the play is completed and he realizes that he should have called it to protect the runners
, Sept. 21, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Player who had a CR now becomes a CR

Tommy00... PLAY RESUMING has nothing to do with it... a CR enters the game when he "TOUCHES THE BAG" ... a CR may not be requested until after "TIME OUT" is called... the defense should not have to appeal the illegal CR... as soon as the CR touches the bag the umpire should call him out..if the umpire doesn't realize that he is illegal then the defense can appeal "BEFORE" or "AFTER" play resumes and up until he scores and before a pitch to the next batter has been delivered
, Sept. 21, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Player who had a CR now becomes a CR

Tommy00...Dave is correct... but if this is a local league game make sure they dont have any hybrid rules on C/R's I have seen many leagues adapt there own version
, Sept. 16, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Carrying bat

I think it's a non issue I haven't seen it happen in years and then only when they played everyone must touch 1 on a HR
, Sept. 11, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: effect of interference call by umpire

stick..lol... I do believe it, read my post above... I teach this mechanic in my umpire clinics...that is why MOVEMENT and POSITIONING is so important
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