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April 11, 2018
stick8
Topic: Associations
Discussion: What Home Run Rule you use in your Senior League

In our senior 55+!Can-Am league (Canada-America) we have unlimited home runs.
March 28, 2018
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Dead ball ground rule double situation.

BillC48, if this scenario was in an ssusa tournament no penalty. Ssusa and most other associations have the hit and sit rule on over the fence home runs. Ball is dead. As BJ stated it would probably be a case of someone enjoying a homer they normally don't hit. I'm still seeking my first one!! 😀
March 26, 2018
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Dead ball ground rule double situation.

BJ, as always you are correct on that. I was playing middle in a 5 man at the time and thought that very thing.
March 25, 2018
stick8
Topic: Website comments
Discussion: what is the call

Once the runner crosses the commit line toward home he cannot be tagged out. If he is tagged that runner is automatically safe and does not have to touch the second home plate or cross the scoring line. The ball remains live.
March 25, 2018
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Dead ball ground rule double situation.

Baseball bill was this in a house league or a sanctioned ssusa tournament? In a house league you might be able to do that. In a sanctioned tournament I believe I the runner is responsible for touching the base(s) awarded. Had a similar situation occur in a tournament several years ago. Bases loaded walk. Batter runner was jogging to first and suddenly went down due to leg cramps. Our pitcher and one of his teammates helped him up and helped him touch first base. He then went out of the game.
March 23, 2018
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Ground rule double/courtesy runner

Randall, was this in a sanctioned SSUSA tournament or a house league? Reason I ask is because in a house league it might be ok to do that. I could have missed it but I didn't notice a rule in the ssusa rule book pertaining to that situation, so it's not a question that has a definite answer that I can tell.
It' is best if all runners touch the next base or in your case touch first and second to avoid any confusion on a dead ball situation where bases are awarded.
March 20, 2018
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: runner scoring

Smitty63, staff is correct. Let's say the batter walks in your scenario. Most players know or should know, the batter (and the other runners on base) have to touch the next base and will many times yell out "touch a base". The same thing applies on a base hit.
The only time it doesn't apply is if the batter hits a home run, presuming they havent used all the allotted home runs. Then it's hit and sit. But since your scenario stated only one run was needed to get 5, you only get one run.
March 2, 2018
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: pitcher getting hit

This rule is akin to pitchers in Major League Baseball. If a pitcher hits a batter the home plate umpire may deem it necessary to warn both benches that the next pitcher to throw at a batter will be tossed.
March 2, 2018
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: MLB discussing allowing anyone to bat in 9th inning

Joe, it's stick, how are you? Miss seeing you on the field!!
A league I play in used to have a rule where a team was allowed to drop up to 5 batters in the line up. One intent of the rule was that if a player from a team was ejected and there was no sub available that spot in the order would be skipped over--no out. What ended up happening was if a team was down in the last inning and had their bottom of the order up rhyme would skip up to 5 spots and most likely have their top of the order up--which was the main intent of the rule--make games more competitive. Dumb rule and it ticked off a lot of players. It was scrapped, thankfully.
Feb. 21, 2018
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: what is the ruling?

Gonz, I suspect that ump didn't even notice the batter-runner not touching first!!
Feb. 21, 2018
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: When runners are entitled to advance

Kman is right in usssa, its two bases from the outfield--the one you are going toward and the next one. And yes in that situation the runner must go back and touch second and then go to third.
In ssusa bj is correct, the runner on second would be awarded home and the runner on first would get third. And that runner that was referenced must go back and retouch second.
Feb. 21, 2018
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Clarification on Offensive Interference and Catcher Obstruction.

I had this in a usssa class D nit game a few years ago. Catcher was trying to distract the batter by calling "time out" during the pitch. From an umpire point of view if he feels it's a legitimate distraction then he can rule the batter has the option if taking the result of the play. In this case the batter flew out. So he took a do over and got a single. Then I called both managers over and warned them both if it happens again players will be tossed. That's usssa.
I trust bj has it right for ssusa.
From a player point of view Oz is correct, if you let a catcher babbling distract you then you need to focus better on your at bat. But in this case this catcher was going way overboard.
Feb. 9, 2018
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Spot the Major + player

Mango, I have to slightly disagree with your take. Those Mavericks teams I played against in 50 major plus had 15 guys that could hit.750-.800 and 15 guys that could flash the leather. That's why you guys dominated!!
Hope all is well with you and yours
Stick
Feb. 4, 2018
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: infield fly rule

Jinx, on the play you described the ump called infield fly before the ball hit the screen, so the call stands.
Jan. 26, 2018
stick8
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 1 and 1 with courtesy foul new rule for younger guys

Chico, with all due respect polls are only fodders for conversation. It seems as if, as I understand it, the 1-1 count being applied in senior ball is meant to speed up the game, potentially sped up the game--get seven innings in. In 1992 or 93 USSSA put the 1-1 count in with the same intent--speed up the game. It was discovered that it really did no such thing as a vast majority of batters don't extend to a full count while batting. I personally have no objection to playing with a 3-2 count (as we call it in USSSA) but I don't see games going much, if any faster.
Whether it's 4-3 or 3-2 you still have to hit, run, play defense and throw
Jan. 18, 2018
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Magic Stuff

OZ, your killing me!! 😎
Jan. 18, 2018
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Base Runner in jeopardy or not?

To my knowledge, in all of senior softball any swing and miss by the batter is a dead ball.
However in ISA men's ball (not senior) that would be a legal play
Jan. 18, 2018
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Magic Stuff

Duke, I'll make a trip to Walmart, purchase it and try it out. I'll let you know how it works. Appreciate the info
Jan. 16, 2018
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Magic Stuff

Duke, is this product you speak of good for muscle strains and pulls?
Dec. 27, 2017
stick8
Topic: Teams looking for players
Discussion: Looking for an outfielder for Michigan based 55+ Men's AAA team

I will second cop298. I play league with and against most of the players on this team. They got game!!
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