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Real name:
Murray Williams

Location:
Austin, TX

Division:
Men's 65

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May 14, 2022
MurrayW
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Enough Said

mnball, just curious. If you think the white one-piece bat was great, why would you buy a black one instead of another white one-piece bat?
March 9, 2022
MurrayW
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 11 defensive players 65+

Montanapnc, I think it would penalize the lesser skilled levels more than the higher skill levels. Higher skilled players should be able to keep the ball out of the middle and not hit infield grounders with runners on first.
March 6, 2022
MurrayW
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Whatís the Rule

Tim, I thought I did specify that the runner had a foot on the bag and is hit by the ball in fair territory. Anyways, your assumption that the 3rd baseman was behind the runner and the ball hit the batter's body in fair territory is correct. The runners on 2nd and 3rd were not forced. Donna and Tim, thanks for clarifying the rule for me, and restoring my faith in rules should make logical sense.

March 6, 2022
MurrayW
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Whatís the Rule

First of all this was at an ISSA tournament so the rules may be different. Hereís the situation. Runners on 2nd and 3rd. Batter hits a line drive that hits the runner on 3rd base. The umpire rules it a fair ball and that the runner kept his foot on the base when he was hit.

I donít know the rule, but logically I think it should be a dead ball, the batter awarded first and the runners on 2nd and 3rd remain there, since there was no runner on 1st to force them to advance. The umpire said that it was a dead ball, the batter is awarded first and both runners move up a base, scoring the runner from third and the other runner moving from second to third.

What is the correct ruling?
March 2, 2022
MurrayW
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Scorekeeping Question

Benji4 not Benju4...I wish there was an edit function here.
March 2, 2022
MurrayW
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Scorekeeping Question

Benju4, I agree totally except a sacrifice fly that scores the last run of the inning or wins the game counts as a sacrifice fly.
Dec. 16, 2021
MurrayW
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Same age, different divisions...

So if a "friend" plays 65, 60, and 55 all on Major Plus teams, is his rating at the lowest age group? 65 Major Plus could theoretically play 50 AA, but since this "friend" also plays 55 Major Plus, does that mean that the lowest he can play on a 50 team is Major? Don't worry; this "friend" has no desire to play 50 AA or 50 AAA. Only 50 Major if caught in a moment of weakness! :)

Nov. 19, 2021
MurrayW
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Stepping out of the box to avoid being quick-pitched

It also goes the other way. After all, this is slow pitch softball. How much time do you need to get ready for a pitch?

Years ago, when I played young man's league, an opposing batter would take until he got a strike and step out for 20-30 seconds after every pitch. Since we had a time limit, he could make the difference between getting to play an extra inning. We got to the point where we just intentionally walked him every time he came up to bat. Eventually, he got the message and begged us to pitch to him and stopped with his game-wasting actions before every pitch.
Sept. 24, 2021
MurrayW
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: More on Major Plus

Doak, congratulations to you and your team, you guys played well and hit when it counted. When I heal up I am still looking forward to our race! :)
Sept. 24, 2021
MurrayW
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Dave Dowell

Congratulations, Dave! I missed you at BLD this week to congratulate you in person.
Sept. 2, 2021
MurrayW
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Vegas Worlds - Field Assignments

FOFO, I for one have played at both Shadow Rock and Hollywood and prefer those to the short BLD fields.
Sept. 2, 2021
MurrayW
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LV Worlds

Thanks Dave! Will the 80ís play at BLD if I pay the entry fee and food and beverage bill?😁 See you at BLD in a couple of weeks and will buy you a cold beverage for listening to my complaints!


Sept. 1, 2021
MurrayW
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LV Worlds

Dave, Iím never going to miss my chance to complain about playing at BLD! 😁

I know that it is a tough job and you are never going to make everyone happy. Maybe make us play with those balls that were used in Reno that no one liked when playing on short fields.

Would putting the the 5 team 80 Majors at BLD (maybe the two 80 Major Plus teams too) and moving the 6 team 65/70 Major Plus games to Arroyo Grande work?

Seriously, the only thing I would have done differently, if BLD was the only option, is to put the Major Plus on the biggest fields. I think that Dodger stadium is the closest to regulation, so for Wednesday, I would swap the 70 AAA playing at Dodger with the 65/70 Major Plus on Crosley.

See you there, Dave.
Sept. 1, 2021
MurrayW
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: LV Worlds

Rock softballs/Small BLD fields/Major Plus teams on those fields...bad combination.
Sept. 1, 2021
MurrayW
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Can a player run for another one twice in one inning?

Oh, and stick8, thanks for making BJ the CR/Sub runner rather than me! That scenario would never apply to me. After they put me into the game as a CR for the first player, my coach would have never seen me again to put me in as a sub for 2nd player! Plus, I am not sure that I would want to play for a coach that is so stupid to put me in to run once in an inning, let alone twice!
Aug. 31, 2021
MurrayW
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Can a player run for another one twice in one inning?

Stick8, I think you described it exactly like I interpret the rule but I see no reason why BJ cannot run as a CR in the 6th or 7th innings.
Aug. 30, 2021
MurrayW
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Can a player run for another one twice in one inning?

Here's my hypothetical situation.
Player A is not a starter in the game.
Player B gets a hit, and player A runs for him and ultimately scores.
Player C gets a hit in the same inning. Can player A be substituted into the game for Player C at that time and run for him?
Aug. 26, 2021
MurrayW
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Good Utility Player looking for 50/55 in Vegas

You will have much better luck finding a team if you tell us where you live.
Aug. 26, 2021
MurrayW
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Five year battle finally won

Great news, Kenny! I am very happy for you, Susie, and the grandkids knowing that they will be in a safe and loving environment.
Murray
Aug. 25, 2021
MurrayW
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Injuries

ccr fan: I had a partial right knee replacement 10 years ago (the outer part was not replaced) and that lasted for 7 years until the outer deteriorated and they took the partial out and put in a total. Then this past December I had the left one replaced. The first month or two of rehab can be painful, but I never have any problems with either one of them now.
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