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, Nov. 9, 2016
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: EH & DH ??????

NO if he is in the line up he must bat...
, Nov. 5, 2016
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: injured player

Dave, can I get a ruling on the injured player rule

scenario...batter injures himself swinging and fouling off the 1st pitch and is unable to continue play..the team is batting 15 and has no subs.. I know that if he was injured running out a base hit he could get a courtesy runner and then be out on just his next turn at bat...but since he never able to complete his turn at bat and was called out would that count as the 1 time or would he be called out again the next time thru the line up Thx.
, Nov. 1, 2016
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Is it a catch?

taits....the op said that while lying on the ground he caught the ball ..so he had control... DMAC vouluntry release is only part of the rule, since he didn't release the ball and had control its a catch

1.10 • CATCH
A catch is a legally caught ball that occurs when the fielder catches a batted or thrown ball with his hand(s) or glove and the resulting release of the ball must
be voluntary. NOTE: It is not a catch if a fielder, after he contacts the ball, collides with another player, umpire or a fence, or falls to the ground and loses possession of the ball as a result of the collision or falling to the ground. A ball that strikes anything other than a defensive player while it is in flight, is ruled the same as if it struck the ground. An illegally caught ball occurs when a fielder
catches a batted or thrown ball with anything other than his hand(s) or glove in its proper place.
, Oct. 31, 2016
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Is it a catch?

since the fielder had the glove in the proper place at the start of the catch and did not throw it at the ball... and then caught the ball with his hands before before touching the wall or the ground...I would say that it was a legal catch
, Oct. 29, 2016
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: rule clarification II

stick.....first of all great scenario...I asked about 10 tournament umpires and no one gave the full correct answer...even though it is not totally spelled out in "any" rule book if you read this part of the rule it leads you to the correct call...(b) Any advance or score made because of a ball batted by the improper batter or because of the improper batter's advance to first base as a result of obstruction, an error, walk, or a base hit shall
be nullified.... Since the batter did none of the above... he hit into a fielders choice double play... therefore the play IS NOT NULLIFIED.... the result is 2outs on fielders choice double play then then the 3rd out on managers appeal of batting out of order...no runs score because runners not called out on the play must return to the last base occupied at the time of the pitch...
, Oct. 28, 2016
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Running up ????

gary, no its not like girl left handed batters....I see more right handed batters doing it and they do not slap at the ball its a swing...and yes it is legal... 7.3 • BATTING POSITION A. The batter must have at least some portion of both feet on or inside the lines of the batter's box at the start of the pitch. A batter who steps out of the batter’s box at any time during the pitch and then hits the ball, fair or foul, shall be called out. Steps out means touching the ground completely outside of the lines of the batter’s box.
, Oct. 26, 2016
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: rule clarification II

yes, and that's what I always do but even their rule doesn't explain....you had to go to POE to get an answer
, Oct. 26, 2016
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: rule clarification II

Garocket....I see what you are saying...earlier after I posted my answer here I posted this scenario on a ASA web site to see what the responses their would be...but with the points of emphasis you posted looks correct...I went by SSUSA rule which says....(b) Any advance or score made because of a ball batted by the improper batter or because of the improper batter's advance to first base as a result of obstruction, an error, walk, or a base hit shall
be nullified. and he actually didn't get a hit it was a fielders choice
, Oct. 26, 2016
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: rule clarification II

Garocket....you are correct about the runner who scored going back to 3rd...but all runners would return to their bases and any play nullified... there would be 1 out bases loaded....The next batter is the player whose name follows that of the player called out for failing to bat
, Oct. 16, 2016
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Umpire Hit by a Batted Ball

Stick....not so...I'm in front of the infielders all the time...especially when umpiring the younger brackets...the 2nd baseman and sometimes 1st baseman play so deep that you would end up in the outfield if you positioned behind them
, Oct. 12, 2016
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Courtesy runner replacement on a base.

stick....yes ....Rulebook §8.5(3) "..A courtesy runner may not be replaced by another courtesy runner except for injury causing removal of the original courtesy runner permanently from the game.."
, Oct. 12, 2016
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Courtesy runner replacement on a base.

yes you are correct....and if it is not caught before a pitch... An illegal courtesy runner on base is committing a continuing violation and may be called out upon appeal at any time while on base or, if he scores, prior to the first pitch to the next batter.

, Oct. 11, 2016
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Umpire Hit by a Batted Ball

Dave, would you count it as a HR if the batter was out of the box :)
, Oct. 8, 2016
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Ruling clarification

I agree with what STAFF says... that this is how the rule is being called... that doesn't always make it right...its just SSUSA's interpretation of the rule... I agree with COOP that a dead ball being called is same as a time call STAFFS example of a runner leaves a base to soon...the umpire should call dead ball during the pitch....therefore nothing should count after the call.... again that is not SSUSA's interpretation
, Oct. 6, 2016
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Scoring of runs

whenever there is a situation where the runner/runners are FORCED to advance as in the double play you described.....no run would score.... different scenario... bases are loaded 1 out and ball is hit to ss who throws to second for the 2nd out but now the 2nd baseman throws to 3rd and the runner stops... the 3rd baseman runs hin down and tags him for the 3rd out because this was not a force out, if the runner on 3rd passed the scoring line / plate before the tag at 3rd the run would score....this is a timing play hope this helps
, Aug. 19, 2016
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Using screen for pitcher

the problem we found with a batted ball hitting the screen on a 3rd strike out was that once a pitcher got 2 strikes on a batter they purposely were pitching short and outside to try to induce a hit up the middle for an easy out...so we changed it to a dead ball re-pitch
, Aug. 18, 2016
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Using screen for pitcher

Downs I sent you an e mail ...I'd like a copy also...just to compare with what we use Thx
, Aug. 17, 2016
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Using screen for pitcher

I wrote this rule for our senior league...the screen became very popular before this rule was put in place, because pitchers would try to use it as an extra defender...now in our top 2 divisions about 40 teams...I haven't seen it used in over a year...I hope this helps
PITCHING SCREEN RULE.
A. The screen will directly face home plate within one to three feet in front of the pitching rubber, if a pitcher chooses to use the full depth of the ten foot pitchers box then the screen must be positioned in the one to three foot limits of where he/she chooses to pitch.

B. The screen may be positioned anywhere from the outer left side of the pitching rubber for a right handed pitcher to the outer right side of the pitching rubber for a left handed pitcher.

C. The screen must be placed to the left of a right-handed pitcher, and to the right of a left-handed pitcher to maximize the pitcher’s safety. D. Any batted ball striking any portion of the screen as observed by the umpire will be declared a dead ball foul unless it is the third strike, in which case it is a dead ball re-pitch. All thrown balls are in play.

E. Any pitch delivered with the screen not in a legal position will be declared “no pitch.” If a pitcher refuses to place the screen in the correct position, the umpire will notify the player’s manager and remove the pitcher from the pitching position. F. If a pitcher chooses to use a screen then they “MUST” step behind the screen after every pitch, failure to do so will be called a ball (umpire judgment). A pitcher is ineligible to field any hard driven ball that is hit up the middle. (umpire judgment) Penalty for doing so will be a dead ball single for the batter and all runners will advance one base if forced to do so. Pitcher will be allowed to field a slow rolling grounder with no penalty.(umpire judgment) G. Once the screen is in position it becomes part of the field and may not be tipped over or thrown aside to accommodate a throw from the outfield.
, Aug. 10, 2016
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: desinated batter

you can bat your whole roster up to 20 7.1(1) • BATTER ELIGIBILITY
A team may bat every player in the dugout and on the team roster. All batters must be listed on the lineup listed on the game card provided to the umpire prior to the start of the game. The number of batters listed cannot be reduced
without recording an out when the vacant position comes to bat. In the case of an injury, an out will be recorded only the first time the vacant position comes to bat. (EXCEPTION: if a player is ejected and a substitute is not available an out will be recorded every time that position comes to bat).switch up any time
, July 26, 2016
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Are time-outs allowed after umpire calls "Batter up"?

Turbobob...we have one of the largest senior leagues in the country in The Villages, Florida and this has never really been an issue...umpires need to be trained to keep the games moving...since this is league ball you can make any local rules that you want....if you feel it's necessary... then make a rule that the offense must have a batter ready and a player on deck at all times...along with the rule you must come up with a penalty if a team doesn't comply..that's your call....good luck
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