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April 22, 2018
Wayne 37
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Runner's right to the base

DCPete,

I assume you mean 8.2(1)C which reads: If the batter-runner and all runners have not advanced at least one base, the manager does not have the option to take the result of the play or accept the obstruction. The batter-runner will be awarded first base and advancing all other runners only if forced.

That's now even close as to what the discussion is about. I am now baffled amongst all get out. I just can't seem to locate an rule unless in under U-Trip or ASA.

April 21, 2018
Wayne 37
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Dead ball ground rule double situation.

B.J. ~ A 440 ft. moonshot over the fence is also a four base award as the ball is dead.

Your scenario is still a homerun for all practical purposes even if it doesn't account against the team total.

I am familair with hit and sit as per the homerun rule.......but I maintain all runners should have to legally touch their base on what was earlier described as a "ground rule double".

Say a batter stands and admires his work at the plate, but alas the ball doesn't go over the fence and instead rolls under it. Do you allow the batter to cut across the diamond from home to second without touching first.

April 21, 2018
Wayne 37
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Runner's right to the base

DC Pete

Apparently you don't have any judgment capabilities. Interference doesn't have to be intentional either. Look it up.

If an umpire cant make the distinction if a fielder is trying to create a collision or the runner interfered by not allowing the fielder to make the catch, the umpire might need some special training.

In the scenario, the runner could have very easily avoided contact with the fielder and still held the base as the ball was in fair territory. If the ball hit him before the fielder touched it, the runner standing in fair territory is out.

Please cite a rule number or casebook number to back up your claim. Until then your "contention" is merely opinion.
April 21, 2018
Wayne 37
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Dead ball ground rule double situation.

Sorry, left this out.

In this situation, I maintain the batter should have to touch the base he is awarded before the courtesy runner replaces the B/R.
April 21, 2018
Wayne 37
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Dead ball ground rule double situation.

Dave Dowell

A homerun is the only four base award. How are you using the word "or"? As the definition of a homerun OR is there another four base award we don't know about.

Actually there isn't a such a thing as a ground rule double. It really should be defined as a rulebook double........as it states in the rulebook........batter and runners by rule are awarded two bases from their last legally acquired base at the time the ball goes dead.

Ground rules are what pertains to a certain field.
April 21, 2018
Wayne 37
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Runner's right to the base

This happened a few weeks ago.

There was a runner on 3B. The batter hit a pop-up to the 3B right at the base. The runner stood on the bag, which he has a right to do, but didn't move to allow the fielder the opportunity to catch the ball. He could have easily stepped into foul territory and kept one foot safely on the base. This caused a collision and for the ball to be dropped.

They brought out an OBR rulebook. Their rules says that if the runner doesn't intentionally interferes with the fielder, the runner isn't out. My contention per the OBR is that by failing to give the fielder a right of way to catch the ball and safely maintain contact with the base.........the runner has interfered.....and runner and hitter should have both been out with less than two outs.

I know how the rule is stated in the OBR as I umped baseball for many years. It could use some clarification somewhere in a casebook at least which I can't find.

My contention is that the runner intentionally interfered by not allowing the fielder to make a catch.
April 21, 2018
Wayne 37
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Foul Tip vs Foul Ball

Really no reason to have a foul tip rule in softball. All that's needed is what defines a foul ball. Another baseball rule that shouldn't be in the rulebook.
April 21, 2018
Wayne 37
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: 1-1 count and new ball

Just a question...........can the pitcher throw more strikes and less balls with a 0-0 count in very windy conditions? Why complain when there is nothing you can do about it in the first place.
March 16, 2018
Wayne 37
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Chief perez looking to join a 50 or 55 team

Chief, Do you want to play some league ball? I can possibly assist you. Reach out and I
'll be there.
Feb. 17, 2018
Wayne 37
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Softball cleats

I don't know what you're looking to spend, but I ordered some Adidas about 4 years. They were specially ordered with the color and shoe style of my choice. They have served me well. They are very comfortable to wear and the bottoms have held up nicely. The nice thing about them is they wipe off very easily and are waterproof for most part. I ordered the mid-top. Those will keep your feet and socks a little drier if that is what you're looking to do.

Go to the Adidas website and I think you can click on customized.

Feb. 16, 2018
Wayne 37
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Today's "super" bats

superfonzie ~ It sounds like quite possible you have a staph infection. You need to get that checked out.


Jan. 25, 2018
Wayne 37
Topic: Product review
Discussion: Shin guards

As a regard to MRSA or staph infection, clean the spot with alcohol ASAP. It might not look like a bad bruise, but the skin is still broken and infection can easily set in.

On a side note, the staph infection or MRSA never leaves the body.
Jan. 25, 2018
Wayne 37
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Senior softball in Ft. Worth texas

The Rockets on Monday night can always use players. Call me at 972-489-9329. I can fix you up.

Wayne

Dec. 18, 2017
Wayne 37
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Shoe Inserts.

I have noticed in the past a few posters have ventured onto the subject of sore or aching feet and toes.

My toes hurt on occasion. When I went to the foot doctor to get an ingrown toenail removed, I asked him if there was something that might help in the form of relief. He suggested that I get a pair of quality shoe inserts.

I purchased a pair at the price of a pretty penny I might add, but they have been well worth the money. [$55.00]

They really support the end of your foot, and that is a big plus. They also offer great arch and heel support. While some might quibble with the lofty price tag, the great thing is you can put them in your other shoes when not playing or practicing ball.

They have really made a difference in my feet. A little something in your Christmas stocking from the missus is a fetching way to ensure the happiness of your "dogs" not biting so hard.

Have a great Christmas everyone!
Dec. 17, 2017
Wayne 37
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Looking for a Texas Team

Check with some teams in San Antonio, Houston or Gonzalez Construction. I think Gonzales is out of Corpus Christi.



Sept. 6, 2017
Wayne 37
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Senior Team DFW

What team?
Sept. 6, 2017
Wayne 37
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: I am trying to get in touch with Houston Fire Manager

I think a lot of those guys work for the Houston FD. They might be busy.
Aug. 28, 2017
Wayne 37
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Hurrican Harvey

I hope all the teams from around Houston I've played against are all okay. Don't know if they went to any tournaments this weekend.

I have one person on my team who lives real close to Corpus Christi. He was probably in Denver this weekend. Hope he is able to make it back home safely.
Aug. 11, 2017
Wayne 37
Topic: Players looking to join a team
Discussion: Senior Team DFW

If you want to play Monday nights in Grand Prairie. Come out and I can more than likely fit you in on a team. Game times are 6:30 and 7:30 at Mike Lewis on Carrier Pkwy right off 161 and just north of I-30. We could probably use you on our team.

It's just rec ball, but we have a lot fun. Give you a chance to make some contacts. Show up this Monday if we don't rain out. My email is wlangley88@msn.com or cell at 972-489-9329. Keep me posted as to what you might want to do.

Look forward to meeting you.

July 30, 2017
Wayne 37
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Older Miken U2

Just because the bat has an ASA marking doesn't mean it is legal to use in any ASA sanctioned game.

Those bats were insane, but so were the balls when the bats came out. Pretty lethal combination back then.
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