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Bill johnson

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Nov. 5, 2023
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: "The Pickle"

MS.. in SSUSA a runner can make multiple reverses there is no specific number.. and yes many local leagues make up thier own rules to suit their league
Sept. 30, 2023
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You make the call

Perl.. you might get more answers if you post this on a SPA site.. this is SSUSA.. that being said I have not worked SPA for many years but as long as the ball is released on the 1st forward swing after passing the hip I believe it is a legal pitch
Sept. 10, 2023
B.J.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: safety base?

If runner was called out for any reason advancing to 1B for the 3rd out run would not score
Sept. 7, 2023
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Definition of "moderate speed" of a pitch

if the pitcher is within the 6' to 12' range it's almost impossible to deliver a pitch with excessive speed even from the full 12' depth allowed in the pitchers box... the only way to describe what is allowed for speed is an old DD saying.. "I'll know it when I see it"
Aug. 26, 2023
B.J.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Does the run count?

stick.. yes run scores.. time play
Aug. 24, 2023
B.J.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Does the run count?

1 last time... T2 yes this part is included ... 3. NOTE: An appeal may be made after the third out in order to nullify a run.

but also as you said use the WHOLE RULE read the requirements of #3 that explains why the run WOULD NOT score

here's how this would work.. after the run had scored and the BR was on 3rd the defense would appeal to the umpire that the BR missed 2B on his way to 3rd.. the umpire would grant the appeal and call batter out for missing 2B for the 3rd out and say the run would score ON WHAT IS CONSIDERED A TIME PLAY ...BECAUSE .. as it states above #3 THAT NO RUN SHALL SCORE..."IF" 3. A preceding runner is declared out on appeal involving a FORCE PLAY ... the BR missing 2b WAS NOT A FORCE PLAY
Aug. 24, 2023
B.J.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Does the run count?

T2.. I forgot to add that you have the correct rules set .. read 5.7 2

Aug. 24, 2023
B.J.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Does the run count?

T2.. no I donít agree ..

when a run would not score on an 3rd out appeal is if a runner or in this scenario the BR is FORCED to advance to the next base (1B) and misses that base going to the next baseÖ in this scenario, the BR was safe at 1B (no more force out) and advanced to third base but missed 2B so therefore there is no force out and the run would score because now it becomes a timing play, and again in this scenario the appeal was made after the runner from second base had already scored
Aug. 23, 2023
B.J.
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Does the run count?

Turning2.. the run would score.. it's considered a timing play and the run scored before appeal at 2b ..

the only time the run would not score was if the BR had missed 1B which is the only base the BR was forced to advance to
Aug. 15, 2023
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: What's the Call?

DRobb is correct as long as the closest infielder to the ball was behind the runner.. if for some reason they were playing in front of the runner it would be a live ball play on


C. When he bats a fair ball even though it strikes another player, umpire or their attached clothing or equipment.
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.
2. If the runner is hit by the ball while off base and before it passes an infielder (excluding the pitcher), the ball is dead and the hit runner is declared out. The batter-runner is awarded first base without liability to be put out.
Aug. 9, 2023
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Tag Up

there is no specific rule that I know of that says you can't .. I actually had it happen in a game about a year ago and the defense did appeal it but I called the runner safe
Aug. 8, 2023
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Pitching Rule

C. No ... The pitcher must come to a full and complete stop with the ball in front of the body. The front of the body must face the batter. This position must be maintained at least one second before starting the pitch.
Aug. 4, 2023
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Intentionally Dropped Fly Ball or Line Drive

you cannot intentionally drop or let drop without touching a fly ball or line drive (umpire judgment)
Aug. 2, 2023
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: No tag call

curty.. by you not making a verbal safe call on a runner who misses first base but beats the throw definitely would tell the defense that something is wrong .. the rule book states that a runner is always assumed to have touched a bag they have passed .. so if he beats the throw a verbal safe call should be made .. now itís up to the defense to appeal if they think he missed the bagÖ
the reason I give a verbal safe no tag call is because the defense actually made an attempt to make an out and my job as an umpire is to either give a verbal safe or out call because most of the time the runner and the defender are not in position to actually see a non-verbal safe signal that you are making
July 26, 2023
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: No tag call

hi Nancy no problem WOW that's a lot of talking to melt your phone..lol

I believe anywhere on the field that when the defense attempts to get an out on a runner a safe or out call should be made

as far as a runner missing 1st base or home .. the rule states that a runner is always presumed to have touched a base.. so yes I would give both a verbal and safe call signal if the runner beat a throw to 1st or the plate and then wait to see if the defense makes an appeal .. not making a call would definitely be a clue for the defense that the runner missed the bag




July 26, 2023
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: No tag call

bigtimer.. I understand he wasn't on the bag .. but when a tag is being attempted on a runner and is missed or not done correctly there should be a safe call made just because of the attempt.. this lets both the offense and defense know that the attempted tag failed


July 25, 2023
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: No tag call

if the tag was made properly I assume you would have made a verbal out call .. the same should be done after the fielder attempted the bad tag and then threw the ball .. a loud verbal safe call should be made just like if it was a play at a base .. the adding of a no tag is a good idea just to let the defense and offense know why you called the runner safe.. just as in a play at a base where the ball beats the runner but the fielder is pulled off the bag .. call the runner safe with a explanation that the fielder was off the bag.. this "USUALLY" stops the defense from pissing and moaning.. lol
July 20, 2023
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Is this runners obstruction?

Nancy, scoobie posted.. The pitcher DEFLECTED the ball over towards the 1st base line .. on the deflection of the ball off the pitcher I would have no call play on
July 20, 2023
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Is this runners obstruction?

chico.. now you 'REALLY" hurt my feelings asking DD for a ruling... lol
July 20, 2023
B.J.
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Is this runners obstruction?

Chico.. the runner was where he belonged in the baseline. Itís a defensive players job to throw over or around him as long as the runner didnít move into the thrown ball I would have no call play on
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