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Bill johnson

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May 6, 2024
B.J.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Rule understanding

1 last thing since this is about scoring the 5th run with less than 2 outs.. IF the runner that is forced to advance to the next base is the B/R and he enters the team area/dugout before touching 1st base he should be called out immediately without appeal and ALL RUNNERS are returned to their base they were on before the last pitch
April 24, 2024
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batting Box rule change Left handed player called out correctly, entirely within the box

Rangeview.. I'm not 100% certain with the rule change but with the old rule an umpire could not allow the pitcher to pitch unless the batter was legally in the batters box.. so I would "assume" that if a batter set up illegally in front of the strike mat that the umpire would have to correct him before a pitch is allowed
April 22, 2024
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batting Box rule change Left handed player called out correctly, entirely within the box

NEW TEAM.. of course it's up to the umpire.. but let me explain to you that this is not an easy call.. the mechanics of an umpire are to let the batter get set in the batters box and check to make sure that he's in a legal batting position before letting the pitcher make a pitch then once the pitcher releases the pitch he has to follow the heighth of the pitch and judge whether or not it is a legal pitch and then when the batter is swinging watch the bat making contact with the ball and then follow the flight of the ball to where the ball was hit and in between the batter hitting the ball and watching the flight of the ball off the bat he has to try to look down and see the batters feet who is already moving out of the batters box after hitting the ball ..
April 10, 2024
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Double Play - Does run score?

Bear.. the run does count per Staffs explanation.. the runner called out at 1B was also considered a timing play because he wasn't forced to advance and the ball beat him back to the bag for not tagging up properly on the caught fly ball.. the only time there can be a true force out is on a batted ball where the runner MUST vacate the bag
March 17, 2024
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Double play or force out?

hmmm I'll go with 2 good answers Webbie and stick.. :)
March 3, 2024
B.J.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Player Add / Rule Book

H2 ... hmmm forgeting.. that's why this is a Senior Softball site.. also as DD posted ONE TIME PER SEASON you must now wait 2 more years to ask again .. lol
Feb. 24, 2024
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batters Box Rule Change

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Feb. 14, 2024
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batters Box Rule Change

i don't think this rule change makes it anymore difficult of a call from an umpires standpoint than the old version.. the key here is the wording when the batter actually hits the ball(makes contact) it has nothing to do with his follow thru.. I do think it could be a problem for slap hitters who tend to shift their stance to go to the opposite field
Feb. 12, 2024
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batters Box Rule Change

E-V.. the way I read the rule is that the back foot cannot be COMPLETELY forward of the front edge of the strike mat/plate when "CONTACT" is being made with the ball.. so then if in the batters follow thru of the swing his foot moves forward of the line I would still have a legal at bat..

what I don't like about the new rule is the wording they say when he hits the ball and no reference about follow thru
Feb. 4, 2024
B.J.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Courtesy runners

8.4(1) • BATTER-RUNNER REACHING FIRST BASE
Each batter must reach first base without the aid of a courtesy runner.
Feb. 1, 2024
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Runner advances to what base?

BillC48.. 1st scenario .. the award was correct 2 bases from time of pitch.. the only time runners would be awarded more is if "ALL" runners had advanced at least 1 base before the 1st throw then the award would be on the position of the runners at the time of the throw

2nd scenario.. No Rule 8.4 (10) E2 would apply since a play had been made .. when a throw is made by an outfielder or is the result of any SUCCEEDING PLAY or attempted play, the two base award shall be
governed by the position of each runner and the last base he has touched at the time the throw was made.


Jan. 9, 2024
B.J.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Commitment Line question

hmmm .. i know you didn't come up with that on your own.. have you been secretly communicating with wayne
Jan. 9, 2024
B.J.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Commitment Line question

Donna, yes I remember there were a few changes and that was proably DD's fault (lol)

I also just went back and don't remember the 50CL in 2013/14

2011/12 CL 45'-- 65' base path
2013/14 CL 50'-- 70'BP
2015/16 to present day CL 40'-- 70'BP
Jan. 8, 2024
B.J.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Commitment Line question

i hate to disagree with Donna and I made sure looking it up in an old 2011/12 rule book.. with 65' bases the CL was 45' from 3rd base
Dec. 20, 2023
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batters Box & Batting Position

batters that like to slap the ball to the opposite field will have to be careful and possibly position their rear foot deeper back in the box because many like to step forward and a little sideways when they hit the ball
Dec. 20, 2023
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batters Box & Batting Position

lowprofile.. yes the front foot can step completely out of the box now
Dec. 12, 2023
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: What's the rile

the main reason the defense should let a fly ball drop to the ground anywhere in FOUL territory when the batter has 2 strikes and no foul to waste is that it's a live ball and if there are runners on base they can advance after the catch
Dec. 11, 2023
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: What's the rile

mad dog .. no to your bada-boom,bada-bing...

I suggest you go back and re-read Donna's explanation .. she has the bada-boom bada-bing
Dec. 10, 2023
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: What's the rile

Dbax.. yes, even if you have a foul to waste, a caught foul ball is an out ..

a caught foul tip is only an out if the batter has 2 strikes and DOESN'T have a foul to waste
Dec. 10, 2023
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: What's the rile

Webbie.. batter would be out if he had NO foul to waste
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