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July 21, 2020
stever
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batter pops up, doesn't run; defense lets ball drop to get a double play. Legal?

Don't know what the discussion is about. Dave quoted you the rule.
July 7, 2020
stever
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Renewal of ID cards.

jimperry19. I could have worded it a little clearer, I guess. I meant to say that by covering 5 years it averages out to $3 per year. This is just one year of the 5. If you got your card when you entered the age group you have (or had) four more years you can (or could have) played. So even if you lose this full year does not mean you lose the total value of the card.
July 4, 2020
stever
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Renewal of ID cards.

This is silly! The card covers 5 years. That would mean each year is worth $3! And people wonder why some seniors are seen as cheapskates! Oh, I forgot, you"re on a fixed budget.
May 29, 2020
stever
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SoCal Championships

One other thing about Yuma is that the average temp this time of year is 100. The last few days have been around 110.
May 28, 2020
stever
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: SoCal Championships

News reoort last night just stated that COVID positives in Yuma have tripled in the past week and that the hospitals are full and patients are being sent elsewhere.
March 22, 2020
stever
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: WALMART

I don't know whether or not it is local or national, but our local Walmarts are price gouging. $6 for a gallon of milk that usually goes for $1.99.
March 19, 2020
stever
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: missed Infield fly call

The goal of every umpire should be to get the call right if at all possible. This is a correctable situation - so it should be corrected. There is no doubt one of the teams will disagree either through ignorance of the rule or in an attempt to gain an advantage - just as they do with any controversial call. But the umpires should acknowlege their error and correct the call. Failure to do so makes the game about them and puts their thumb on the scale. Rule 1.41 also allows for this situation.
March 16, 2020
stever
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: 100% quarantine, 30 days

thoseof you advocating for continuing to play...come on! this is just softball. COVID-19 has the potential to be life and death. Sure, most people will either not have symptoms or get better - but are you willing to take the chance that playing could cause even one death? Let's keep this in perspective and realize while it means you can't play the sport we all love for 60 days it is just softball. Don't be selfish.
Nov. 16, 2019
stever
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: results

Dave, I can't find the results.
May 20, 2019
stever
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Courtesy Runners When the Team Bats Around

WHOAA!!! That last comment was pretty snarky and totally uncalled for, Wayne.
April 11, 2019
stever
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Texas State Championship Dallas

Not entirely true CJ. The Americans with Disability Act allows two questions: 1. Is the service animal required because of a disability?, and (2) What work or task has the animal been trained to perform?. They can legally deny entry if it is not certified for a legitimate function (i.e, is a "comfort, emotional support, or therapy" animal) or is not performing the function for which it is certified. Further, a service animal is not required to wear a vest, ID tag, patch or any specific harness; however, even a certified service animal must be on a leash, tether or harness unless these devices interfere with the service animal's work - in which case, the individual must maintain full control of the animal by voice, signal or other effective control at all times. Also, the ADA defines a service animal as only a dog or miniature horse (24-34 inches tall, 70-100 lbs). Many businesses are cracking down on people who are abusing the service animal intent. These people are, imo, very selfish and should not be tolerated! True service animals perform a very valuable service and can cost over $40,000 to train.
Feb. 19, 2019
stever
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Interference or incidental contact?

Wayne37...just a question, why does it seem whenever a rule discussion occurs that you are the sole dissenting opinion in opposition to all the other umpire's interpretation?
Oct. 19, 2018
stever
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Stepping out of the front of the box?

Rather than changing the game, why don't you adjust your approach? This is, after all, a "hitters game." It appears as if you are just trying to get one more advantage. And no, I'm not a pitcher.
April 23, 2018
stever
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LVSSA/SSUSA Southwest Championships

Still hoping SSUSA will post the scores for the tournament - both sessions.
April 20, 2018
stever
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Southwest Tournament Scores

Have the scores and results been posted somewhere?
April 5, 2018
stever
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Still waiting for a rational answer

Becasue a 60 Major is equivalent to a 65 Major Plus and you can't play down two classifications (to AAA). Simple.
Feb. 23, 2018
stever
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: RULES MADE TO BE BROKEN?

I'm tired of hearing all the complaining about ratings. Does SSUSA get it right 100% of the time. Obviously, no. But the "conspiracy" theories out there are asinine. I have been playing SSUSA and SPA for over 20 years. In those 20+ years I have sponsored teams and have managed teams. In those 20+ years I have occasionally received calls from SSUSA asking my opinion about teams SSUSA was considering moving up or down. Is SSUSA perfect? Absolutely not, but to imply they have an agenda other than trying to provide the most level playing field possible is nothing but self-serving, ego-based whining. Each of us is basing our views on a small sub-set of data compared to what SSUSA has. None of us have the data base they have. Yes, we all have opinions (and you know what opinions are) and we should ask questions when we don't understand a decision. But stop the vitriol when you don't get the answer you think you should. By the way, I hear the same complaints in SPA. Does that mean it is an industry-wide conspiracy to screw people?
Jan. 23, 2018
stever
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Critical read on utilizing engineering & physics while selecting your new senior bat

You forgot to factor in age and physical conditioning! Not to mention whether you are right or left handed. Need to start over.
Nov. 12, 2017
stever
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Interference/Obstruction During a Run Down

B.J. Agreed. I was trying to point out that this type of contact did not entitle the base runner to advance to 2nd just because he was headed in that direction when the play occurred (regardless of the association).
Nov. 11, 2017
stever
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Interference/Obstruction During a Run Down

You might add that just because a runner runs into a fielder does not necessary constitute obstruction. For example, a batter gets a clean hit to center field. The fielder is playing shallow and get the ball back in quickly. The batter-runner rounds first and runs into the first baseman. There was no realistic chance of him going to second because the ball is already on its way back in when he runs into the first baseman. In that case, it is incidental contact and not obstruction.
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