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Real name:
curt snow

Location:
west warren, MA

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Men's 60

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

ball was ruled foul ( third strike = out), said runner was "in play", therefore out. experienced ump, usually very competent.
, Sept. 27, 2017
curty
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Bad experience for a Class Tournament - Worlds

If game was protested immediately, no one should have left the playing area. Discussion ensues, TD rules. If out is up held, as it should be, and team has left, forfeit. When a properly timed protest is registered, every thing stops. of course, an Umpire should have seen & ruled appropriately to begin with.
, Sept. 27, 2017
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: out or not?

recent play: runner on 3b, no out. batter hits ball foul down the line with 2 strikes, runner jumps up to avoid being hit, in fair territory, but ball strikes his out stretched hand. What's the proper call? Ump's original call= double play!
, Sept. 7, 2017
curty
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: effect of interference call by umpire

there are several rule declarations that state that a runner MUST avoid contact with a fielder. In usssa ( should be same in SSUSA) when a runner is retired- put out, he is no longer entitled to anything, includeing base path, which is all the more reason to avoid contact with a fielder. "takeing out" a defensive player at any time in senior ball is morally wrong, and illegal by rule, resulting in the second out being awarded, or sending runners back to the last base prior. IT IS THE RUNNERS responsibilty to avoid contact and umpires need to be aware of this. I personally have seen a number of injuries due to over aggressive runners. As an umpire of 30+ years, i have never hesitated to make this call

, July 17, 2017
curty
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Time for SSUSA to listen.

hey guys-- come play in New England some time! Our best fields, for the most part, would make you cringe. That doesn't even include the weather. Oh, forgot, not many teams here, so very few tourney's. We're happy to play, so we accept whatever we get!!

, July 9, 2017
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: You make the call

umping recently, called a double play - 2 outs- on a play at the plate: runner attempting to score went to mat as throw was coming home & very narrowly missed making contact with catcher, who dropped the throw. runner 2 ( batter/runner) stumbled on his way to second and in my opinion the catcher would have had an easy opportunity to complete the double play.
, April 27, 2017
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: home advantage

I believe the rule is fair, as far as advantage is concerned. My point is that giving up anything- even HR total, is a disadvantage. I strongly believe that the younger team already has an advantage- YOUTH (LOL.) While this may not be apparent in seeding play, it can be a decided difference on the final day, coming from the losers bracket. If 2 teams carry the same rating index and are therefore playing even, their native HR rule should stand. I would not consider this as unfair to the lower rated team as it only happens between age groups. My $.02!

, April 26, 2017
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: home advantage

wondering why: when 60M plays 55AAA they play even EXCEPT on home run rule, AAA getting 3 & out, M getting 6. In the above scenario, the M team is handicapped to the lower division rule. Shouldn't this be an automatic home team (60M) as they are giving something up? I realize that both carry the same point rating, but it seems to me that any handicap to either team was the basis for the automatic home team rule to start with. Any thoughts??

, March 22, 2017
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Get rid of Major +

my original post was meant to be tongue in cheek! First- from massachusetts, very few of any divisions represented but let me state the obvious. I started as AA @ 55 playing 50's, quickly moved to AAA 50's, now @ 60M,& 65M ( 68yrs). Our teams started as locals now are "regional." There is a place for the team's (AA)to play as they travel much less & are not as talented but want to play. these guys may not be as passionate as some, but they would not play at all if they do not have a chance to be competitive. our M team hits: 60= less than 5 hr's per tournament, 65 also less than 5 hr's per, and being from the northeast our schedule is shortened by weather. My point being we would not be competitive @ M+, so would either disband or at least break up the team. The current structure is effective for AAA & M, with M+ suffering due to lack of teams & AA suffering also, but the division lacks teams due to commitment. Leave it alone. Generally speaking, M+ guys want change to benefit their division, not for the overall game.
, March 19, 2017
curty
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: What is the only situation where, after the play is over that a "do over" or "mulligan" can be implemented? (at least that I'm aware of)

actually happened @ World tourney: bases loaded, no outs, bottom of 6. Pitcher throw's "fake " pitch, umpire- extremely agitaed, warns him that he will be removed if he does it again. Pitcher delivers, batter hits ball over right fielders head for base clearing triple and then throw goes out of play. Instead of awarding home to batter, ump VERY agitated now calls no pitch, do over, as he wasn't ready!! This was in the "if" game @ Las Vegas, that team lost the finals by 1 run! I was there!
, March 19, 2017
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Get rid of Major +

would that mean that M+ players would not be able to play? Only those that got picked up by M teams? Perhaps they would be forced to play down in age groups? Would team that is moved up be forced to disband? Just wondering?
, Feb. 17, 2017
curty
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: TOC 2017

Mitch: were you or teammates able to partake any of the offered events @ TOC? Sounds like a predecision not to attend at least some events? Was the level of play up to your expectations? have you never seen a bad hop, even at the best fields you play on? Was the overall experience worthwhile? My team had to play shorthanded due to weather here in the Northeast, but those that did make it had a memorable & enjoyable time together. Where else can you get this much "stuff" at ANY softball tourney? By this I mean such things as the All Star and Louisville Sluggers games, not to mention the perks for players. I, my team, and our supporters, look forward to qualifying & enjoying this great event! By the way-- any suggestions on how to improve the event?
, Jan. 18, 2017
curty
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Courtesy Runner From Home

I agree with the idea of runner from home BUT: he should be limited to one base- (original batter would not do better,) with all else continuing as available. A courtesy runner at league level should not become an advantage, and we all know that coach that uses runners unnecessarily, in certain situations. After all, who uses the slow guy? I personally think LEAGUE runners should be defined i.e. last out, not in game, picked by opposition, etc to stop the flagrant use of runners not needed. Let him play!!
, Dec. 20, 2016
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: player fees

being from Massachusetts, ALL tourneys are travel & air fare, hotel, rentals & incidentals for 2 -- wife always goes, generally exceed $1000. I don't play much because of bad knees- but have never considered not going. We limit tourneys to 1 a month because of this, and with a minor sponsor. we pay a player fee based on total for entry fees, with a couple guys "chipping in" for shirts, hats, pants. we love the game, the experience, & the family of people involved, so consider it well worthwhile investment. Just can't imagine not being with softball family.

, Oct. 17, 2016
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Speed up rules

i do agree about hustling-- but, after 3/4 games ( especially when hot) it becomes important to preserve energy, for performance. The 2 at a time innings & 1&1 counts both would be helpful, especially in bracket play.

, Oct. 12, 2016
curty
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Courtesy runner replacement on a base.

years ago i helped to make available a booklet of case studies for umpire's that was a guide to challengeing game situations. It outlined as many unique situations as our committee could present ( to be issued & used by rookies.) The idea was to cover those rule interpretations not spelled out or foggy in the book, including this one. As rule interpretations are a huge part of this message board, perhaps some of the knowledgeable people here could assemble such a publication for general use! Of course, per approval of Board, & UIC's. There are different scenario's in Senior ball that should be addressed!
, Oct. 9, 2016
curty
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Ruling clarification

seems it is some what the same as a bases loaded, no out, 4 runs in, over the fence SINGLE. Counts against total, but only 1 run counts. As the out was recorded after the ball was hit, right call.
, Aug. 17, 2016
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Retirement Ceremony?

does throwing bat & shoes in a trash can after going 1/18 @ Worlds ( & never playing again) count?
, July 14, 2016
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Northeast Championships Session Two Results

thanks for ordering the rain on saturday, it helped the field conditions. Could have turned the heat down a little too. great response time here also.

, July 14, 2016
curty
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: oddities @ tournament

dave- tourney director was called, but while discussing the first situation, I, as manager for offended team agreed with umpire's ultimate decision to allow runner to re-enter & ( to the chagrin of my own players)continue game. short time later it was announced that runner should have been out( can't run twice) by director- which completed my fall from grace! second scenario was by an umpire of very early years, who responded to the question " where's 5" with the comment " who cares?" Third was experienced ump in AA game. both teams accepted his decision. Thanks for clarification on all.
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