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March 31, 2022
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batting out of order

T2 .. there is no other way to take the rule but literally it's in black and white and very clear ... you are correct the substitution for Joe was CORRECT AND LEGAL... but when they come up to bat they then MUST RE-INSERT Joe back into the line up and place him on 2B as the "Effect" of the rule states

EFFECT: If the last batter of the previous inning cannot continue to play because of injury, illness, etc., he will be declared out and the next previous batter will be the tie-breaker runner.





March 27, 2022
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batting out of order

Enviro-Vac.. even if the substitute was allowed (which it isn't) he would be taking the place of "that" batter in the line up who is standing on 3rd base and still not able to come to bat
March 22, 2022
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: How would you rule the call

1bounce.. SSUSA does not have a positioning manual so this is from USA/ASA and it describes as I said above "IF" the BU is going to make a call on a fly ball he is to GO OUT and leave the IF and HE makes the call on the catch not the HP umpire after getting a signal ... also as I stated earlier when he does this the HP umpire then runs a 1 man system and is responsible for all calls and tag ups in the IF .. IMO it's a horrible system to use especially with multiple runners on base

USA/ASA POSITIONING:
FLY BALL TO THE OUTFIELD:
P - Move out from behind the plate to get the best angle and distance possible on the
fly ball. Responsible for fair or foul and catch or no catch and any play at the plate. If the BU goes out, revert to the One Umpire System.

B - Decide whether to go to the outfield to make the call or pick up the ball and glance
at the runner as you hustle inside the diamond to buttonhook at a minimum depth
of 10-12 feet. Continue to alternate between the ball and the runner keeping all four
elements in front of you. Be prepared to move parallel to the baseline staying ahead
of the runner as you are responsible for any play at 1B, 2B, or 3B.



March 22, 2022
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: How would you rule the call

1bounce.. so you are saying that HP watches the catch but then looks at BU for the call and then gives the call?? so when all of this is happening where is the BU positioned?? Is he button hooking into the IF side of the base line for a possible advancement of the runner on 1B and tag play at 2B after 1st touch?

also what is your system for multiple runners and tag ups??
March 22, 2022
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: How would you rule the call

1bounce.. I disagree .. in 99% of 2 man systems the HP umpire has all fly ball catches.. all foul ball calls .. and all time outs and 99% of the time he is responsible for lead runner tag ups.. the only time a base umpire should make that call is if it is a tough sun field and it has been discussed pre-game between both umpires... then when the ball is hit the base umpire is to leave the IF and go out to watch the catch and when that happens the HP umpire is now responsible for ALL calls in the IF.. I would agree with you if this was a 4man system..


March 22, 2022
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: How would you rule the call

I agree with D2 and even if it was a 2 man system the base umpire should never make a call on the catch/no catch unless the HP umpire points to him for help ..

so once the batter was called out on the catch the runner must return to their base at the time of the pitch or be in jeopardy of being called out on appeal for leaving the base before 1st touch..
March 15, 2022
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Interference or Obstruction or no call

Hmmm.. I thought you said this was a senior league and not a 10 and under... as long as the batter is in the batters box before the pitcher begins his delivery and doesn't actually interfere with the pitched ball I would have no call play on..
March 6, 2022
B.J.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Scorekeeping Question

I know for a fact that in baseball and I believe itís also the same in softball if a runner is on 3rd and the batter hits a fly ball deep enough to the OF for the runner to score the batter is credited with a SF and RBI it doesnít matter whether the OF makes the catch or drops the ball

as far as sacrifice on a IF hit I know of none other than a bunt
which isnít legal in softball
Feb. 26, 2022
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Base runners hit by batted ball

Harry... YES ....

here is the SSUSA rule...
1. If the runner is hit with a fair batted ball while touching a base, he is not
out. EFFECT: The ball is live or dead depending on the position of the fielder closest to the ball. If the closest defensive player is in front of the base runner hit by the ball, the ball remains live. However, after the runner in contact with the base is hit by the batted ball, it shall be the same as hitting the ground. Since the ball remains live, the defense is free to make whatever plays are available. If the defensive player is behind the base runner, the ball is ruled dead, the hitter is awarded a base hit and runners are advanced only if forced to advance.
Feb. 21, 2022
B.J.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What's the call

Sorry.. I should have wrote warn the on deck batter
Feb. 21, 2022
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: NEVER HEARD THIS CALL BEFORE AT THE TOC

it's not a term that should ever be used.. this is the judgment of the umpire as to whether the ball was "intentionally" dropped..
Feb. 20, 2022
B.J.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: What's the call

technically this is INT. by the on deck batter if it is close to the foul line and still moving.. it's a dead ball and the batter should be called out.. but this is can also be a judgment play if in the umpires judgment the ball was still headed into foul territory I would have a foul ball with a stern warning to the batter
Feb. 19, 2022
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Base runners hit by batted ball

stick .. when you describe passing thru a fielder I assume you mean they didn't touch the batted ball??

SSUSA covers most of the scenarios of a runner hit by a batted ball but I don't believe they cover a batted ball that passes by the nearest fielder (not being touched) then hitting the runner with another fielder playing deeper who had an opportunity to make an out ..

below is the USA/ASA's rule that it's a dead ball and the runner is out.. usually when SSUSA doesn't cover it they refer back to USA/ASA

Section 1. THE BATTER BECOMES A BATTER-RUNNER
5. after passing a fielder and another fielder has the opportunity to make
an out.
EFFECT: Dead ball, the runner is out. The batter-runner is awarded
first base and runners advance one base if forced.
Runners not forced to advance must return to the base reached prior to the interference
Feb. 18, 2022
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Base runners hit by batted ball

Harryroe.. 1) off bag and behind live ball play on.. off bag and in front dead ball runner is out batter awarded 1b ... 2) dead ball batter awarded 1b and all runners advance that are forced to advance 3) don't know
Feb. 17, 2022
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You make the call

Caztex.. if you knew you couldn't tag him after he passes the CL why would you follow so closely.. you had the option of stopping about 2 ft. from the CL and you would have still been able to tag him if he didn't step over or you could easily throw home if he did
Feb. 17, 2022
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: full swing

SS33 .. Rule 7.6E does say that but then they fail to give a definition of what they consider a full swing to be ...
since this is league play you will probably see the umpire again.. make sure to ask him to show you from the rule book what the definition of a full swing is because you do not want to make the same mistake
Feb. 15, 2022
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You make the call

Dbax.. lmao .. although I would have made your reply .. you have that right
Feb. 15, 2022
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You make the call

Dbax .. yes you can use the word continue in different ways.. BUT in this version it says you MUST CONTINUE HOME which means you can't stop

so you are saying that if your doing an activity and it has a rule that specifically states that once you start this activity you MUST CONTINUE until finished to win, that you would be able to stop for lunch and then start back up again and still win ..
Feb. 15, 2022
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You make the call

SSUSA staff (Dave).. lol.. I stayed away from answering because it was an SPA question on a SSUSA site.. yes I am the "1" commenter who believes and asserts that the runner must continue home without stopping.. he can walk very slowly but he "must continue"

now I was not an English major but the way the rule is written it specifically states that the runner after crossing the C/L .. (b) "MUST CONTINUE HOME" ..

here is a definition for the word CONTINUE.. to maintain without interruption a condition, course, or action ...

so if the runner COMPLETELY STOPS after crossing the C/L he definitely has "interrupted" his forward motion toward HP and by definition is no longer CONTINUING home..

as I stated in the past just remove (b) and you will then have a rule that is correctly written
Feb. 13, 2022
B.J.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: senior vs asa.

I believe it would still be as popular "IF" there was no alternative ..

If you were to have 2 leagues or tournaments in the same area 1 using ASA/USA sanctioned bats and balls and then 1 using SSUSA bats and balls I believe that SSUSA would outdraw them easily 10 to 1
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