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Discussion: Pitchers attire

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Feb. 6, 2021
franjan
13 posts
Pitchers attire
Hi, are there any rules governing the pitcher wearing a glove, such as a batting glove on the pitching hand?
Feb. 6, 2021
B.J.
825 posts
a glove is not allowed on the pitching hand

6.9 PITCHING RESTRICTIONS
Neither the pitcher nor any other player shall, at any time during the game, be allowed to use any foreign substance upon the ball, the pitching hand or the
fingers. Under the supervision and control of the umpire, powdered resin may be used to dry the hands. The pitcher may wear a sweatband on the pitching
arm or tape on the fingers. Batting gloves may not be worn on the pitching hand. EFFECT: An illegal pitch shall be called on the first offense. If the pitcher
continues to place a foreign substance on the ball, he should be ejected from the ball game.


Feb. 6, 2021
Wayne 37
Men's 65
773 posts
What if it isn't a batting glove, but one of those working gloves from Carhartt? Or maybe those gloves guys used to wear when working on the RR? They were called Mule Skinners. Perhaps welders gloves?
Feb. 7, 2021
B.J.
825 posts
the rule doesn't state it but NO type of glove is allowed on the pitching hand
Feb. 7, 2021
Turning2
Men's 70
71 posts
i agree with BJ, typically the only "glove" mentioned in rules conversations deal with fielding gloves or mitts and batting gloves.

the rule 6.9 probably could be expanded to show the intent on limiting a pitcher from having any "rough surface or sticky surface" full or partial glove to prevent additional spin or no-spin to be artificially imparted on the pitched softball to alter its flight.

I'm sure additions, deletions, changes, improvements and clarifications to rules are discussed each year as evidenced in some of the rule changes that have gone into effect for 2021.

To any of the SSUSA governing board, if reading this discussion begun by franjan, possibly this is one of those rules that could/should be fine-tuned in next years rule book or rule changes to give more clarity.
Feb. 7, 2021
J R
248 posts
I think those rules went away with Covid.We allow pitchers in our league to wear a batting glove or rubber glove on their pitching hand.I also saw the same in tournaments.
Feb. 7, 2021
B.J.
825 posts
JR.. good point... I'm not sure what a glove would do for you though.. during a game that same glove after touching the surface of the ball must at times touch your clothing and arms and possibly face
Feb. 7, 2021
Wayne 37
Men's 65
773 posts
Bj,

The rule only specified batting gloves and I thought you were one of those guys that went by the letter or the rule? You've said as much prior.

GO CHIEFS!!!!
Feb. 7, 2021
B.J.
825 posts
wayne.. finally you are right about something.. congrats

here is my above post.. and if not correct Dave can correct me.. (the rule doesn't state it but NO type of glove is allowed on the pitching hand)

also as per JR's post they might allow a glove now because of covid??
Feb. 9, 2021
Mikelmart
76 posts
Please do not think that wearing a glove will help regardless.
If you don't wear a glove and there's virus on your hands and you touch your face then the virus can be transferred.
If you wear a glove and there's virus on your glove and you touch your face then the virus can be transferred.
Moral of the story, glove or no glove, don't touch your face.
Feb. 9, 2021
Wayne 37
Men's 65
773 posts
jb....you must have low self esteem or an over inflated opinion of yourself. A normal person doesn't act in the manner you do, especially on social media.

It is sadly and simply pathetic on your part.

I know this is the first thing you will read early this morning on the Internet. Try not to be too upset.

Sorry, not sorry.
Feb. 10, 2021
TimMcElroy
764 posts
Thank you for once again turning the message board into a MESS.
Feb. 10, 2021
chico senior
Men's 60
131 posts
Tim - I totally agree! I think we have the reincarnation of Einstein on the message board. If you've been following the messages for any length of time you know what Im talking about and remember what happened to him.
Feb. 10, 2021
dead weight
6 posts
Could anybody give a good reason for the finger tape mentioned in the rule?
Feb. 10, 2021
DRB22
Men's 50
56 posts
Tape may be necessary for a finger injury is the only reason I think would justify it
Feb. 10, 2021
Donna McGuire
12 posts
Pitchers sometimes tape an injured finger. Example: taping two fingers together after jamming a knuckle on one finger.
Feb. 10, 2021
Wayne 37
Men's 65
773 posts
Tim, it's always my fault isn't it? But, you're not the one he insults on a regular basis are you? He's obviously has some weird kind of obsession with me. I feel like I'm being stalked.

If you could have witnessed the kind of mundane childish posts he made consistently about me, you would understand what I'm talking about. I deleted my account because I was tired of listening to the fool. Point blank, I get fed up with his crap!!!

I might check ✔ this board once or maybe twice a week. Y'all can have him.

chico, you have a nice day 😊 💛 ☺ 💕 ❤
Feb. 10, 2021
dead weight
6 posts
Thank you for the responses. Could a pitcher gain an advantage by creating extra spin with taped up fingers?
Feb. 10, 2021
stick8
1853 posts
Einstein!! Blast from the past!! I wonder how hes doing. I played against him when I started in senior ball. On the field he was a pretty strong hitter and a pretty decent pitcher. Off the field he definitely had opinions! But hes a good man at heart.
Feb. 10, 2021
B.J.
825 posts
to all: I always treat people the way they treat me.. I have NEVER been the first to lash out at anyone on this board and actually it's only 1 individual that I've had a problem with... and if you look back at his posts he seems to have trouble with many

most times when a question is asked I give an answer and then I back up my answer by pasting the rule straight from the SSUSA rule book so they can read it...

If someone has answered and I believe them to be incorrect I will post what I believe to be the correct answer and again with the rule from the SSUSA rule book.. I also will ask them to post the rule that they are citing ..

many times when questions are answered on this site the rule sets being used are USSSA, ASA, ISA, NSA and we have 1 that uses MLB rules



Feb. 10, 2021
birdie
Men's 70
785 posts
I miss Einstein not so much Gary C. however.
A glove is a glove no matter what adjective you use to describe it.
Thanks Harry #20 NVForce
Feb. 10, 2021
mck71
237 posts
dead weight - I personally don't think taping your fingers would give you an advantage of creating extra spin, to me it is all about the grip and once the tape (if it were a little tacky) got dirty or wet with perspiration, you would have to keep replacing it. To me, just as easy to just grip the seams on the ball to create that extra spin (with a more pronounced wrist flick). I have been pitching a lot of year and have never used tape.

Now that said, since Covid, I have been pitching bp with a batting glove on. I get that I could still touch my face with the glove on, just I am more aware that the reason I have my glove on to pitch is because I don't want to be touching my face so as an old guy, any reminder is a good thing! lol

Stay safe everyone!
Feb. 11, 2021
Wayne 37
Men's 65
773 posts
"I treat people like they treat me."

So following someone to another website and constantly making a post depicting a picture of a donkey with the caption, Wayne is a jackass! is how you want to be treated?

That is some weird juju right there. And you wonder you have a problem with one person.

I'll probably sign off for awhile just to keep from listening to you. You don't bother me. Just don't like listening to a grown(?) man cry.

Sorry all, I broke one of my golden rules. Never argue with an idiot. They just bring you down to their level and beat you with experience.
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