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, Oct. 6, 2017
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: The Rock.

CAT, all fair points you make. But instead of "alley ooping" I believe you meant to say "ol-eying"
, Sept. 29, 2017
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Infield fly interpretation

Have to share this play I had in umping an industrial (General Motors) league game several years ago. Bases loaded, no outs.
Pop up to short. I call I "infield fly, batter is out".
Trying to be coy, the ss lets the ball drop.
Suddenly all the runners took off running.
Short flips to third for what they thought was a force, third to second for what they thought was a force and throw to first (batter never ran because he knew he was already out)
Defensive team thought they had a triple play and ran to their dugout celebrating.
All three runners scored--ball is still live as was pointed out above
After I told the defensive team to get back on the field the argument I got... oh man..........
some things I encounter when I ump are priceless
, Sept. 28, 2017
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Throwing arm has gone bad.

Had issues throwing this past January. Figured it was a shoulder strain and it would go away. Come April it still hurt to throw so I went to an orthopedic surgeon for an exam and did an MRI. Two things I had. A low-grade labrum tear and a about a 1/2 inch paralabral cyst lodged in my shoulder. No surgery necessary, a month of physical therapy. Doc said the cyst is causing the inflammation when I throw. He compared it to someone trying to close a door with a wad of paper stuck in the door hinge. He stated the cyst will eventually dissolve on its own and I should be ok. While my shoulder is better, my throwing isn't where I need to be. The doc said the cyst could take months, up to a year to go away. From what others have stated and thru this experience, its apparent shoulders are notoriously slow healers. No softball activities for me until next spring. Hopefully time will heal it.
, Sept. 27, 2017
stick8
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Tournament seedings

Lonz00 I understand your point but then there would be no incentive to play the play-in games. Personally I'd rather win the play-ins and get the higher seed--perhaps a later starting time, perhaps a boost of confidence going into the bracket round.
OneFive makes a valid point about value for expenses that are doled out. Putting that aside, you have a full team in uniform, I have a full team in uniform. We're playing a game in a sanctioned event where the score is kept, umpires are calling the game--I'm out there to win. Jmho

, Sept. 27, 2017
stick8
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: out or not?

Curty, mitch1414 is correct. If that ball struck the runner in fair territory that cannot be ruled a foul ball. It's a fair ball, the play would be dead, the runner at third would be out and batter gets first base. If it struck the runner in foul territory it's a foul ball, the batter is out for a third strike foul(unless he has 0 or 1 strike) and the runner on third stays on third. Interestingly enough in a couple of local mens leagues I umpire we allow any runner at third to stand at a chalked spot about 3 feet in foul territory adjacent to third base. It works out fine.
, Sept. 22, 2017
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batter unable to complete his at-bat.

1) Yes a legal substitute would inherit the 1-2 count
2) If no legal substitute was available the batter would be out and the spot in the order would be an out the next time only. After that the spot is skipped over.
, Sept. 22, 2017
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Player who had a CR now becomes a CR

Once the courtesy runner touches the bag he is in the game. If said runner already ran for someone in the same inning or had someone run for him in the same inning he is automatically out. You also lose a runner on that base.
, Sept. 12, 2017
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: effect of interference call by umpire

Very true BJ. If umps hustle and get in proper position you can only argue with them so much. 😀 Most players appreciate umpires that do that.
, Sept. 11, 2017
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: effect of interference call by umpire

BJ you are correct that either ump can call it. But believe it or not the usssa training taught us it's the home plate umpires call. The reasoning is the base umpire will turn to look at the throw to first and may not see the interference--even though he's right there.
, Sept. 7, 2017
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: effect of interference call by umpire

Lb16 you are correct!! To answer your concern, the ball is live.
In a two man system who makes the interference call?
, Sept. 7, 2017
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: effect of interference call by umpire

Had this play in a conference USSSA game I was impinge a couple years ago. Man on 1st, 1 out. Grounder to second. Fielder bobbles the ball. Extremely fast runner on first is motoring to second. Fielder picks up the ball flips to middle man for the force. Middle man gets rid of ball quickly and throw hits runner who's about 2 strides from second and not out of the baseline. After striking the runner in the hip the ball went right to the second baseman. Play is over. About 50 people from the offensive team side along with the fielders were screaming interference. You make the call. Is that in fact interference?
And in a two umpire system, who's call is that?
Remember this is conference USSSA, not senior ball.
, Sept. 6, 2017
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: effect of interference call by umpire

All of which begs the question in the following scenario:
Im the runner on first, no outs. Batter hits a grounder to short. Flip to second to force me out. But I slide into second (which I normally will do if I can get close enough to the bag) and successfully break up the double play throw to first. By what I read above would this be interference on me resulting in a double play?
, Sept. 3, 2017
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Players with the same number on a team

In all the years Ive umpired and played I never paid much attention to who wore what number other than to notice various fonts used for numbers. While still prevalent the old varsity block style isn't the norm anymore. Lots of different and interesting styles teams choose for their numbers as well as their logos.
The only time a number ever stuck out was from a few years ago when a big fella wore 911. He said "when I'm up the other team better call 911" 😁
, Aug. 28, 2017
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Interference/Obstruction During a Run Down

Steve in Tucson, two obervations up front.
1)it's good the two umps got together and discussed. Generally speaking, players appreciate umpires who make the effort to get it right.
2)as BJ correctly stated if the defense is blocking a runner from going to a base that's obstruction.
Obstruction has to be called right away with the ump signals delayed dead ball with left arm out.
Tell your umpires two rules of thumb. Whether its intentional or unintentional:
1)a defensive player cannot obstruct a baserunner from advancing to the next base--
2)a baserunner cannot interfere with a defensive player attempting to make a play on the ball.
These are strictly judgement calls.
Can you describe what happened on the play?

, Aug. 25, 2017
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Players with the same number on a team

Boombah721, if you had the authority to imposea penalty for two players wearing the same number during a sanctioned SSUSA tournament what would that penalty be?
, Aug. 19, 2017
stick8
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Jose Moreno's Bat challenge

When I've umpired conference usssa all players bats are compression tested before they play. Bats that pass are put in a plastic bucket near their dugout.--they can only use bats in the bucket. After games the buckets are taken and stored away until their next game. Only when they are out of the tournament do they get their bats back. Even though these bats passed the test, bat doctoring has become so advanced a bat can be shaved and still pass the compression test. Hard to believe anyone would shave a senior bat.
, Aug. 19, 2017
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Looking for a Senior League Rule

Very well said curveball. I umpired in Lansing today and in one particular game, 50 AAA, I have never seen so many courtesy runners used!! It wouldn't shock me to learn some players ran twice in an inning or ran for someone in the same inning when someone ran for them. Pretty wild.
, Aug. 18, 2017
stick8
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Jose Moreno's Bat challenge

What was the reason this team called out the bat?
, Aug. 18, 2017
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Looking for a Senior League Rule

I would also think you'd use the senior courtesy runner rule. In GSL you can use a courtesy runner only once an inning.
, Aug. 17, 2017
stick8
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Looking for a Senior League Rule

17black, you just described the GSL rule!!
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