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, July 27, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Courtesy runners

Turbo... we have 5 divisions of rec ball in our leagues and the top 2 divisions have changed the rule to a C/R can run twice a game and that could even be twice in the same inning...in cases of extra innings we allow 1 more time... we basically did it because of the summer Fla heat and humidity was wearing guys down that ran every inning, just because they were a little faster than the guy on base
, July 26, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Courtesy runners

turbo... im not quite sure what you are asking?

, July 26, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 8.6 - Avoiding Collisions

Kjones... now that you fully explained the scenario... I believe the umpire made the correct call... it was just 2 hustling ball players trying to make a play... the pitcher was just trying to get to the bag ahead of you and the angle he would be running at from the pitching area would lead him across the bag... again the rule does state that you can run wide of the bag to avoid a collsion and still be called safe...but in your scenario it would be tough to do
, July 25, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batter hitting the strike mat

in answer to your question... no... nothing in the rules
, July 25, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 8.6 - Avoiding Collisions

kjones.. not seeing the play it's hard to call but you have to realize that sometimes you have incidental contact with both the runner and the fielder doing nothing wrong... but if in my judgement the pitcher crossed over into foul territory and impeded the runner I would stick out my left arm and call obstruction on the pitcher... if the pitcher stayed fair until touching the bag and beat the runner then I would have an out
, July 24, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 8.6 - Avoiding Collisions

yes if he is avoiding a collision and beats the throw he should be called safe.... here is the rule 8.7(4) • AVOIDING COLLISIONS
A runner must make every effort to avoid colliding with opposing players while running the bases. If, in the umpire’s judgment, a runner misses a base to avoid a collision with a defensive player, the runner will not be called out. (See §8.6.)

, July 21, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Calling time out

car...the answers that were given were not opinions... they are proper umpire mechanics... and your "opinion" is wrong... if a runner as you say dances off the base but his momentum stops going forward and no play is being made that is when you call time out and stop the play...then you can turn your back and walk away
, July 18, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Calling time out

Jersey , I assume you are doing a 2 man system... as a base umpire you should not be calling the time outs... when I'm working HP I tell my partner that "I" will call all time outs.. the reason for that is that in most cases I have the view of the whole field in front of me... as far as when a time out should be called... It should be called at the end of EVERY live ball play as soon as the ball is in the hands of any infielder and runners have stopped advancing...failure to do so can only cause a bad situation... ex. runners have stop and the infielder then tosses the ball to the pitcher who misses it and the ball rolls thru the infield toward the dugout... since time out was never called, this would be a live ball
, July 17, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rule Joke

Nancy, I'm not from the west (Fla.) but I had the same call several years ago...but the manager did come out to argue and said its the vicinity rule for a fielder... my reply was really do they have that same rule for the runners?? then I turned and walked away
, July 15, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Collision at 1st Base

the rule is that depending on your base length 65' or 70' there should be a parallel line when the runner reaches 1/2 way to the bag which extends to 1st base....the runner only has to be in foul territory if there is a play being made on him by the catcher or possibly the pitcher who fielded the ball near the base line... the runner could be called out if in the umpires judgement he interfered with a throw to 1st base...no other rule exists... also the runner is only required to touch some portion of the safety bag...which means he is still legal if he steps between them
, July 13, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Quick Bat Question

Katzy... I don't understand your reasoning... you say that 13 yrs. ago that when the bat was tested it was WELL BELOW the 1.20bpf... well the standard now is even higher 1.21bpf so why do you consider it illegal?
, July 12, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You make the call!

WOW... just when you think heard it all...lol











, July 1, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Thrown Ball "Out Of Play"

Softbller... no that would be penalizing the offense for a bad throw by the defense here is that part of the rule...
E. When a fair ball bounces over or rolls under or through a fence or any designated boundary of the playing field. Also when it deflects off a runner or umpire and goes out of play.
EFFECT: The ball is dead, and all runners
are awarded two bases.
, June 27, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Is the rule implying "a runner cannot leave the base until after the ball is batted" fully enforced in SSUSA sanctioned/sponsored games?

Turbobob... it is up to your league officers to make sure rules are enforced... many leagues use SSUSA rules but then have their own specific hybrid rules they follow instead... I also have no idea what level of umpires you have .. but I umpire and play in probably the biggest senior softball program in Fla. and if we happen to see it we call it... this is not an easy call to make, I assume you have a 2 man system and with a runner on base it is usually the base umpire who "tries" to watch the runner...but the base umpire also has to keep watch as the pitcher is releasing the ball and the batter is hitting the ball so that they do not get hit...so unless the runner is really blatant in leaving early it is hard to see...this being league play it is sometimes easier since you get to know the habits of the runners... if your league officials say they do use that rule then talk to the base umpire during the game to watch certain runners leaving early, that may help

, June 27, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: What is the correct call?

stick... the actual award is 1 base from last base touched when the fielder actually went out of play... if it was his momentum that took him out of play...the award would be 2 bases if in the umpires judgemment he went out of play on purpose... a couple differnt answers come out of this since you didn't explin what the runner did after the ball was hit... if he tagged up and was on 1st base the award should have been 2nd but if the runner had advanced to 2nd without tagging up on the hit before the ball went out of play and stayed there the award would have been 3rd ... but then the defense after the play was over could appeal that the runner didn't tag up ater the catch and the runner would be called out..
, June 20, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Collision at 1st Base

Q19 is correct...I would consider this incidental contact where both the runner and the fielder were doing what they were suppose to do... the way you described the play I would have the B/R out also... remember the runner can always veer off and run by the bag in order to avoid a collision and if in the judgemet of the umpire he would have beat the 1st baseman to the bag he should be called safe
, June 16, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Overthrow on tag up

in both scenarios the runner would get 3rd base... but the runner still needs to re-tag 1st base or would be called out on appeal....the SSUSA rule for over throws is posted above 4th post
, June 15, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Overthrow on tag up

Garocket, thx for catching mistake on counting the re-tag as a base... old U-trip days
, June 15, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Overthrow on tag up

azcard....I don't think you will find the whole interpretation in writing in SSUSA rule book.... so I will post from ASA rule book and Dave can correct me if im wrong.... G. When the ball is live and is overthrown or is blocked:
EFFECT: All runners shall be awarded two bases. The award shall be governed by the position of the runners when the ball left the fielder’s hand. Runners must return to touch a base missed or a base left too soon. When two runners are
between the same two bases, the award is based on the position of the lead runner. Once a base runner advances to the next awarded base, the runner may no longer return to touch any base missed or any base left too soon.
, June 15, 2017
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Line drive hits base

in MLB home plate is located in fair territory ..in senior softball the back 1/2 of the strike mat actually extends past the fair/foul lines...I think the change of wording this past year was just a clarification that in senior softball the whole strike mat was to be considered in fair territory
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