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Nov. 8, 2019
SCUBA
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Illegal Courtesy Runner?

OK, help me out here. Sure, the umpire could have avoided this entire mess if he would have called "time out!" --- agreed. And sure, the CR or manager should have yelled "runner, blue" --- agreed. Nevertheless, all players and the umpire were aware that the runner on 1B was now replacing the batter as a courtesy runner. So again I ask, has Rule 8.5(5) been violated and should the runner on 1B be called out on appeal as an illegal courtesy runner?

I'd also like to know, if you were the umpire what would you do?
Nov. 7, 2019
SCUBA
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Illegal Courtesy Runner?

Rule 8.5(5) A courtesy runner must report to, and be acknowledged by, the umpire before play resumes. ...

Batter singles. It is clear that all action has stopped. While the umpire walks back toward home plate, the batter, with the umpire's knowledge, is replaced by a courtesy runner. However, the umpire did not verbalize "time out!" and there was no verbal communication between the courtesy runner and the umpire. Has Rule 8.5(5) been violated and the courtesy runner on 1B considered to be an illegal courtesy runner?
Oct. 20, 2019
SCUBA
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Out of the Batter's Box

Wayne37, I can't find your first sentence in the rulebook. According to the SSUSA Staff, the answer to the math problem is "It's still a foul ball". Can anyone else weigh in on this and break the tie between Wayne37 and the SSUSA Staff?
Oct. 19, 2019
SCUBA
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Out of the Batter's Box

When is the batter considered out of the batter's box when he is hit by his own batted ball?
Aug. 14, 2019
SCUBA
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Player Rating

A 60 year-old player has been playing on a 55AAA team for, let's say, 2 years including several qualifiers with that team. His rating , therefore, is 55AAA. He then also joins a 60AA team. Is his rating now 60AAA or is it 60 major (which is the equivalent of 55AAA) and therefore ineligible to play on the 60AA team?
July 8, 2019
SCUBA
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Touching Portion of the 1B Double Bag in Foul Territory

A batter hits a double, but in doing so only touches the portion of the 1B double bag in foul territory. Is this OK? And, if so, why is it OK?
June 17, 2019
SCUBA
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Menifee Valley (CA) Upper Division Senior Softball - Fall 2019 Season

Menifee Valley Upper Division Senior Softball (MVUDSS) is a Monday morning men's softball league for seniors 55+. Players turning 55 in 2020 are also eligible to play in the Fall 2019 Season. Games are played at the Big League Dreams Sports Park in Perris, CA.

Out-of-area teams have the option of playing once a week or playing doubleheaders every other week. We use SSUSA tournament rules and approved bats; e.g. Miken Ultra II is OK.

The Fall 2019/Spring 2020 player draft will be held on Monday, August 19 and Wednesday, August 21.

The Fall 2019 Season is scheduled to start on August 26, 2019 and run through December 16, 2019.

The league is open to tournament-caliber players. It consists of teams/players from the Menifee Valley, Hemet, Ontario, and North San Diego County areas, and walk-ons.

Teams will receive competitive tournament style play, professional umpires, the best possible ball fields, more games, and great prizes.

If you are interested in participating, please contact us prior to the August 19 player draft:
Steve Baranick, 951-870-0114 (cell), stephenbaranick@gmail.com.

For more information visit our league website http://www.mvudss.org/.
Dec. 21, 2018
SCUBA
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Menifee Valley (CA) Upper Division Senior Softball - Spring 2019 Season

Benji4, for the current 2019 spring season we will be adding players to our local teams on a full-time basis as openings become available. When there are no openings, you can be placed in the player pool and may be picked up by teams when they are missing a player on game day. There is no league fee for players in the player pool. At the end of August, however, we do draft all new teams so you would be included on the draft list for the 2019 fall season.

Also, you must attend a batting practice to be rated before any of the above can be done. I suggest you visit our league website or call me if you have any further questions.
Dec. 18, 2018
SCUBA
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Menifee Valley (CA) Upper Division Senior Softball - Spring 2019 Season

Senior Softball Players,

Menifee Valley Upper Division Senior Softball (MVUDSS) is a Monday morning men's softball league for seniors 55+. Players turning 55 in 2019 are eligible to play in the Spring 2019 Season. Games are played at the Big League Dreams Sports Park in Perris, CA.

Out-of-area teams have the option of playing once a week or playing doubleheaders every other week. We use SSUSA tournament rules and approved bats; e.g. Miken Ultra II is OK.

The Spring 2019 Season is scheduled to start on January 14, 2019 and run through May 20, 2019.

The league is open to tournament-caliber players. It consists of teams/players from the Menifee Valley, Hemet, Ontario, and North San Diego County areas, and walk-ons.

Teams will receive competitive tournament style play, professional umpires, the best possible ball fields, more games, and great prizes.

If you are interested in participating as an individual or team, please contact:
Steve Baranick, 951-870-0114 (cell), stephenbaranick@gmail.com.

For more information visit our league website http://www.mvudss.org/.
Dec. 11, 2018
SCUBA
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: WALKOFF 4-Base Award

With the game tied and men on base, if a 4-Base Award (Rule 8.4(7)) is no longer treated as an over-the-fence home run, do all baserunners score on a WALKOFF 4-Base Award? If so, with the game tied and runners on 2B and 3B, do both baserunners score on a WALKOFF 2-Base Award since a ground-rule double allows ALL baserunners to advance two bases?
Nov. 8, 2018
SCUBA
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Errant Throw to 1B

First of all, I'd like to thank stick8, B.J., DaveDowell and the others for discussing this issue with me. I do appreciate your input. I also apologize for not making myself clear enough on what I really wanted to ask. Sometimes expressing one's thoughts in print is not as easy as actually expressing them verbally.

That said, I'm going to ask the question in the way I should have in the first place. If I botch it again, I do appreciate your responses and we'll call it a day. Anyway, here goes:
IF IN THE UMPIRE'S JUDGMENT, there was no chance of a collision because of the errant throw (not because the B/R was trying to avoid running into the first baseman), yet he calls the B/R out anyway for touching the white base. Safe or out?

On a side note, Machado should have been ejected... and, I'm a Dodger fan.
Nov. 7, 2018
SCUBA
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Errant Throw to 1B

So, you're saying the answer to my question is OUT? May be true, but I hope the umpire has a good life insurance policy when the offense storms the field.
Nov. 7, 2018
SCUBA
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Errant Throw to 1B

B.J., my scenario was hypothetical and assumes we are talking about an SSUSA qualifier. I'm good with 8.4(1). But, let's forget that rule for the moment.

Under the scenario where the shortstop makes a bad throw, the batter-runner arrives at 1B after the ball gets by the first baseman, and the batter-runner couldn't collide with the first baseman even if he tried to because the first baseman was nowhere near the bag, would you really call the batter-runner out for stepping on the inside bag?
Nov. 7, 2018
SCUBA
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Errant Throw to 1B

I say, yes to Gavin5. His analysis makes sense to me. I can't see where a throw that takes the first baseman way into right field or is overthrown and where the first baseman is nowhere near 1B when the batter-runner steps on the inside bag can result in an out.

If the umpire feels that the batter-runner did not attempt to avoid a collision under the above scenario, it's time to change umpires.

And, if the defense benefits from a wild throw with the first baseman nowhere near the bag when the batter-runner steps on 1B, then it's time to clarify the rule.

A bang-bang play at 1B is a judgment call. The above scenario is not. If the batter-runner is called out, it's the umpire's misinterpretation of the intent of the rule --- to avoid the potential possibility of a collision.
Nov. 7, 2018
SCUBA
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Errant Throw to 1B

In league play, ground ball to shortstop, throw to 1B pulls first baseman "way off" the base (and, when I say "way off", I mean far enough such that the umpire, batter-runner, and the rest of the world knows that the batter-runner was not out on the throw). The batter-runner, however, then steps on the inside base of the double base. Safe or out?

By the way, I know the answer. But the umpire, who reads the message board, may not. I would appreciate as many responses/opinions/explanations as possible.
Oct. 30, 2018
SCUBA
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batter-Runner Safe or Out?

B.J.,
I'm just concerned with the SSUSA rule.
So, do both you and coop agree then that SSUSA Rule 8.4(1) should be clarified (note: not saying it's wrong) by:
Removing " Important: The defending player has only the white base, in fair territory, to make the putout; his touch of only the bag in foul territory will not result in an out." and
replacing it with "The defending player simultaneously touching both portions of the double bag is permitted." ?
Oct. 29, 2018
SCUBA
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batter-Runner Safe or Out?

Having a little trouble interpreting SSUSA Rule 8.4(1).
Bang-bang play at 1B; throw beats batter-runner to the base; first baseman has foot on both bases of the double base; teams argue.
Safe or out?
Oct. 17, 2018
SCUBA
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Bob Kapeller Memorial Tournament 2019

Team Managers,

The annual Bob Kapeller Memorial Tournament will be held on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at the Big League Dreams Sports Complex in Perris, CA. This tournament will benefit disabled American veterans. All profits will go to the "4 Paws for Patriots" charity. The tournament is open to all tournament and recreational teams 55 years and over.

More details will be provided under 2019 Recreational Tournaments on this website, but feel free to call if you have any questions.

Keep in mind that this tournament does fill up quickly, so try to get your tournament fee in early or at least call/e-mail to reserve your spot.

Steve Baranick
President Menifee Valley Upper Division Senior Softball
stephenbaranick@gmail.com
951-870-0114 (cell)
July 20, 2018
SCUBA
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Menifee Valley (CA) Upper Division Senior Softball - Fall 2018 Season

Senior Softball Players,

Menifee Valley Upper Division Senior Softball (MVUDSS) is a Monday morning men's softball league for seniors 55+. Players turning 55 in 2019 are also eligible to play in the Fall 2018 Season. Games are played at the Big League Dreams Sports Park in Perris, CA.

Out-of-area teams have the option of playing once a week or playing doubleheaders every other week. We use SSUSA tournament rules and approved bats; e.g. Miken Ultra II is OK.

The Fall 2018/Spring 2019 player draft will be held on Monday, August 20 and Wednesday, August 22.

The Fall 2018 Season is scheduled to start on August 27, 2018 and run through December 17, 2018.

The league is open to tournament-caliber players. It consists of teams/players from the Menifee Valley, Hemet, Ontario, and North San Diego County areas, and walk-ons.

Teams will receive competitive tournament style play, professional umpires, the best possible ball fields, more games, and great prizes.

If you are interested in participating as an individual or team, please contact:
Steve Baranick, 951-870-0114 (cell), stephenbaranick@gmail.com.

For more information visit our league website http://www.mvudss.org/.
Feb. 2, 2018
SCUBA
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Menifee Valley (CA) Upper Division Senior Softball - Spring 2018 Season

Senior Softball Players,

Menifee Valley Upper Division Senior Softball (MVUDSS) is a Monday morning men's softball league for seniors 55+. Players turning 55 in 2018 are also eligible to play in the Spring 2018 Season. Games are played at the Big League Dreams Sports Park in Perris, CA.

Out-of-area teams have the option of playing once a week or playing doubleheaders every other week. We use SSUSA tournament rules and approved bats; e.g. Miken Ultra II is OK.

The Spring 2018 Season is scheduled to start on February 26, 2018 and run through July 16, 2018.

The league is open to tournament-caliber players. It consists of teams/players from the Menifee Valley, Hemet, Ontario, and North San Diego County areas, and walk-ons.

Teams will receive competitive tournament style play, professional umpires, the best possible ball fields, more games, and great prizes.

If you are interested in participating as an individual or team, please contact:
Steve Baranick, 951-870-0114 (cell), stephenbaranick@gmail.com.

For more information visit our league website http://www.mvudss.org/.
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