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Snowbird rule

» Number 3 Hitter: In previous years I had a snowbird card and was on the roster of both ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Snowbird cards must be renewed annually, which is no longer the case ...
1 Feb. 24, 2017 196

Injury to player - no subs available

» MikeWatson: Can't find my ASA book - need some help! If you have 12 guys with ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Can't/won't speak to the ASA rule, but in SSUSA (since this is an ...
      »B94: I believe it's only an out for the remainder of the game if the ...
      »Fred S: ASA rule in 2011 book (Don't have a later one) Sec 4 D 2E "When a ...
3 Feb. 24, 2017 309

Batter Throwing a Bat

» Steve in Tucson: We have a situation where a batter normally does not lay the bat down ...
      »B.J.: I umpired a mens senior league and had the same problem...this is a ...
      »marcster13: Dying laughing at........ "after hitting the ball he would run down ...
      »Brad25: There is actually no rule in any assoc that says a batter must let go ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Can't believe a guy is playing senior softball and still throwing his ...
      »Steve in Tucson: Thank you all for your comments and guidance. I agree with you all ...
      »B.J.: Brad25...actually there is a catch-all in the code of ethics front of ...
      »HAT MAN: I would agree its under the unsportsmanlike rule. While the intent ...
      »stever: When I was in high school our coach taught us to always toss the bat ...
      »Paul P: stever: I do the same thing, even though if my teammates are on the ...
      »stick8: In USSSA anyone that throws a bat in anger or frustration is ...
10 Feb. 23, 2017 909

Staying behind the pitching screen

» Boro: Just got back playing after 20+ years. Question regarding the ...
      »B.J.: SSUSA tour. play does not use pitching screens....they are normally ...
      »curveball: Boro, BJ is correct on it's a league thing. But, there are some very ...
      »stick8: Yes screens are at the discretion of house leagues. The senior league ...
      »Paul P: I've played in two leagues where the screen is used and they have ...
      »BruceinGa: In our league at Al Bishop in Marietta, Ga, the leg of the screen (we ...
      »Boro: Gathering from all the great responses this is not even a ASA rule? ...
      »k man: Boro, in our senior league it is also a dead ball. In addition, if on ...
7 Feb. 23, 2017 457

Playing on more than 1 team

» Bballer3: Can you play for more than one team in the same division (55 ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Only with a valid "Snowbird" card for the current year if the teams ...
      »Bballer3: Thank you for your very quick response.... now I have a difficult ...
2 Feb. 21, 2017 278

All you rule experts: Need your input..

» cuda65: ASA rules in senior softball league.. Bases loaded..outs ...
      »HAT MAN: live ball play at your own risk. Otherwise guys will be aiming at ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Not sure what the ASA interpretation might be, but the umpire made ...
      »TimMcElroy: This scenario is covered in Rule 8.2C of the SSUSA ...
      »TimMcElroy: Glad we agree.
      »cuda65: Sorry Hat Man both you and I were wrong. SSUSA Staff and TimMcElroy ...
      »HAT MAN: I think i screwed up on the defensive player option. As a sometimes ...
      »DaveDowell: HAT MAN - SSUSA is pitcher excluded at all times regarding this ...
      »HAT MAN: Dave Dowell for president Making SSUSA great again!!!! Thanks ...
      »stick8: The play as described by cuda65 is live ball in USSSA. Play on.
      »Benji4: Vinny I see you working to get on Dave's leg so you don't have to ...
      »jrhunch: in usssa the ball would be live .i believe in baseball if you get hit ...
      »B.J.: STICK8....I haven't worked Utrip in a few years but as I remember, ...
      »stick8: BJ, not sure what rule book that is but here is the 2017 USSSA rule ...
      »jrhunch: section 12L it is a live ball
      »B.J.: STICK...it was a 2016 USSSA book...and the rule you posted was of a ...
      »Garocket: I went to the 2017 USSSA Rule book and could not find what the ruling ...
      »B.J.: Garocket, I went thru all the live and dead ball situations ...
      »stick8: Bottom line: If cuda65's scenario was played under USSSA rules the ...
      »B.J.: Stick, you are correct if the batted ball passes a fielder then hits ...
      »stick8: BJ since the 3rd baseman was deep on the grass it obviously didn't ...
      »B.J.: Stick, then you need to contact your USSSA UIC and have him explain ...
      »stick8: BJ again I believe you are incorrect. Page 49 and 50 of 2017 USSSA ...
      »B.J.: Stick....you didn't post the entire rule that you quoted...you left ...
      »SSUSA Staff: OK ... We've probably had about as much abusing this equine corpse ...
24 Feb. 17, 2017 1218

face masks

» gangerman8: Can a pitcher still sign off on not wearing a mask?
      »SSUSA Staff: NO - Rulebook provision below: 6.17 PITCHER'S MANDATED MINIMUM ...
      »19: Can someone please tell me the real reason why this rule exists? I ...
      »SSUSA Staff: A mask for a pitcher is simply a mandated piece of protective ...
      »Rick35: gangerman8 - No...as I supported the rule of pitchers must wear the ...
      »Spock: Pitching without a facemask at the senior level would be the ...
      »gangerman8: I have been pitching for many years,the problem i have with this is ...
      »PoollShark: I was originally against this rule but after playing senior ball for ...
      »Sparky.1: Why not just cut the chase and eliminate the "Pitcher" position? ...
      »19: So the consensus appears to be that middle-age and older pitchers are ...
      »SSUSA Staff: 19 and gangerman8 ... A not-so-short short history lesson may be ...
      »Fabe: Those examples are ways that grown people still throw a tantrum when ...
      »Dancer: I am a pitcher and don't have a problem with a mask. I have been hit ...
      »magic #25: excellent answer by ssusa staff, this rule is here to stay. please ...
      »BruceinGa: I don't pitch much in tournaments but when I do I don't mind wearing ...
      »Omar Khayyam: BruceinGa, seems like it takes a secure ego to laugh off comments. ...
      »mad dog: this all well and good ssusa....but who now has to pay for this ...
      »19: Omar, Sorry, but I just don't think it is SSUSA's place to be ...
      »'Skerz: mad dog/19 - please get over yourself. SSUSA is doing what they know ...
      »PoollShark: mad dog, a mask doesn't exactly break the bank. I have 2, a $30 ...
      »19: 'Skerz, if they really want to make the game safer they would do a ...
      »'Skerz: Infielders are free to wear whatever protection they want as well. ...
      »Vance+50: I don't pitch, not brave enough to stand that close. But I have ...
      »19: 'Skerz, thanks for making my point for me. Infielders are free to ...
      »SSUSA Staff: 19 ... The extra 20' from the Pitching distance (50') from home plate ...
      »16wood: Staff: The addl 20' you mention is not the entire issue... Most ...
      »taits: IMO the rational solution would be to do a 180* and return to the ...
      »bkb555: seems a pretty simple rule...if you pitch, you wear a mask...I play ...
      »UMBACH: SCREENS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
      »k man: I play in a 40+ night league - pitcher face mask mandatory, no ...
      »19: Any pitcher who is not approaching being at least 60' from the batter ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Or to paraphrase, we believe: Any pitcher who is not [wearing a ...
      »19: Any anybody who is overweight or has high blood pressure or is ...
      »DaveDowell: 19 ... Only if those health conditions can be linked to increasing ...
      »19: Dave, those guys will never say that. Otherwise they would not be ...
      »19: I wonder when middle-age and older men started losing so much pride.
      »Sparky.1: When they allowed "high-tech" equipment into the sports (a.k.a. Golf, ...
      »19: Sparky, A BIG reason why aluminum, and now composite, baseball ...
      »crusher: Hi tech single wall + 47/525 ball went out of park, pitchers got ...
      »19: Where is the pride??? :( I have nothing against masks for anyone ...
      »Sparky.1: Thanks for the compliment 19. Without the "high-tech Bats" and the ...
      »19: Sparky, you are welcome. I am sure your assessment of what would ...
      »Ray Ray 34: I agree with the SS USA staff. I have been playing super major ball ...
      »Sparky.1: Ray Ray 34.............Just what the heck is "SUPER MAJOR BALL"?
      »Omar Khayyam: Sparky, Super Major Ball is when a pipsqueak like me on the other ...
      »19: Omar, you're the best!!!
      »Sparky.1: I understand SUPER MAJOR BALL now Omar! It's simply a new ...
      »BruceinGa: Thanks Ray Ray. I'll define super major ball for those of you that ...
      »Sparky.1: So what you are telling everyone is that this "unknown" Super Major ...
      »dead weight: Does college hockey players complain about wearing a cage? Does the ...
      »BruceinGa: I'm sorry sparky, I thought you knew the name of the team. Superior
      »Omar Khayyam: Sparky, you've got it! All my life I played the equivalent of AA or ...
      »Sparky.1: Bruce.......The level you are talking about is in the vast "minority" ...
      »16wood: Bruce, you can lead a horse to water... Bruce tried to explain to ...
      »BruceinGa: Very well put Bob!
      »Sparky.1: Do you have any more "Bruce" fan club members?
      »Dbax: Awesome post Bob! We all knew what he was referring too. Sparky, I ...
      »Sparky.1: Back the truck up Dbax........You mean "Sponsors" can not post? ...
      »16wood: Dave, you know the old axiom... those who do the least want to be ...
      »Dbax: Post all you want. Just realize it means nothing.
      »19: Getting awfully chippy in here. Still my only point is masks are ...
      »Sparky.1: Simply an outstanding response Dbax!
      »16wood: 'Getting awfully chippy in here'... you think this is chippy? You ...
      »19: Gee thanks, I think..... Of course it should be a choice. Well, ...
      »Ray Ray 34: Did not intend to upset some on my post above. All I was trying to ...
      »OZ40: If it's stipulated that this board is expressly for players only then ...
      »swing for the fences : Hey Omar, I know who you are and your size.. I would love to see you ...
      »Dancer: I believe a pitcher only has .43 of a second to react to a hit (that ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Hey Swing, good to hear from you again. I hope to see you again in ...
      »swing for the fences : Ha, I thought the way you were talking you could do it at will ;-) I ...
      »Mango: SSUSA says SSUSA says "A not-so-short short history lesson may be ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Swing, I can't even hit singles "at will!" Anyway, a guy my size ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Mango, good points.
      »hitman: As a pitcher I was against the mask at first and then when it was ...
      »swing for the fences : Mango,, as far as the bat and ball combo... Einstien told me they ...
      »16wood: Swing: There was an LVSSA tourney in 2007 when a couple of balls ...
      »DCPete: In 2002 we were all using the 47/525 Dudley Red Thunder & the ...
      »16wood: Pete, I certainly agree that almost everyone could hit it out with ...
      »Mango: Swing SSUSA cant regulate hot bats as cheaters will always cheat. ...
      »DCPete: BW; sadly can't even remember what Senior association(s) we were ...
      »19: Mango, your "logic" has been used before and it just a weeeee bit ...
      »DaveDowell: 19 ... The Major+ rules set very closely mirrors the HR/DBO combo ...
      »tattooball: Variables is what it all comes down to. A .47/525 has less Severity ...
      »Mango: Dave I agree with you that strategy is not absurd and is definitely ...
      »B94: Actually Mango the Border Battle has only been played in a Stadium ...
      »B94: To add to the border battle analogy and to put this back on topic you ...
      »DOERBAUM: DANG IT KEVIN !! NOW YOU DONE WENT AN GOT THAT CONFOUNDED SCIENCE ...
      »Adiktiv6: The Best pitchers are the Smart pitchers, and the Smart pitchers are ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Adiktiv6, oh how I would like to believe that I am not only getting ...
      »DorisJurgens: It is important to always wear an face mask.
      »Graphite: Count me in Bruce's fan club. All men should have his dedication and ...
      »BruceinGa: Thanks Speedy, hope to see you again this season.
91 Feb. 13, 2017 3793

Flip Flop Rule

» Mountain Man: The intent of the Flip-Flop rule is to speed along play, yet there is ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Mountain Man ... The very first sentence [bold emphasis added] of the ...
      »Mountain Man: Very cool...thanks.
      »HAT MAN: Mountain man its important to enforce at the start of the open ...
      »Gonedeep43: What about in seeding games where run differential is taken into ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Here's the Tie-Breaker order of application ... 1. Record ...
      »taits: Nope! ... Defense is rewarded over offense by SSUSA ... Hope this ...
      »stick8: Gonedeep43, it used to be in the play-in games the visiting team had ...
      »Steve44: From the umpire site on this forum here is the way it is written, I ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The change to the Flip Flop rule being 'invoked in any game when ...
      »Ceres: I understand from this discussion the Flip Flop Rule might cut one ...
      »SSUSA Staff: If the team in the lead holds onto that lead in the top of the inning ...
11 Feb. 10, 2017 1192

Courtesy Runner From Home

» Dr Dave: I have been searching to see if there is a rule concerning courtesy ...
      »SSUSA Staff: In SSUSAA sanctioned events, a courtesy runner from home to first ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Our league allows a courtesy runner from home because we have a few ...
      »k man: Same with us as with Omar, what happens with the batter has never ...
      »curty: I agree with the idea of runner from home BUT: he should be limited ...
      »taits: League here in resno area, They alor runner from home iif have a ...
      »taits: Fresno....the arm pit of CA.
      »OZ40: Our over 55 league allows runners from home. We tweaked our rule ...
      »Omar Khayyam: taits, here are a few reasons why SSUSA might not allow such a ...
      »taits: !. true rules, but if in place, live with it. 2. I didn't make the ...
      »Turbobob: Dr. Dave, As a point of reference, our league uses courtesy runners ...
10 Jan. 29, 2017 956

Penalty for offensive intereference

» Steve in Tucson: I have a few interference situations to review: 1: Runner on first ...
      »B.J.: interference is a judgement call by the umpire... If he calls it the ...
      »stick8: 1) I'd have to see the play but from your description I have a dead ...
      »lb16: stick8 in my opinion your call was incorrect. You are rewarding ...
      »Duke: The rule B.J. quoted is self explanatory. Runners on 1B and 3B and ...
      »Steve in Tucson: I look forward to STAFF's help on this one. Umpire's judgments can ...
      »HAT MAN: Steve sounds to me that you are in charge. Or in this guys case THE ...
      »B94: I believe the only way the runner closest to the plate is ruled out ...
      »B.J.: usually when I cant find a ruling in the SSUSA book I refer to ASA ...
      »stick8: lb16 I stand corrected, you are correct. In the scenario the runner ...
      »Steve in Tucson: Thanks to all for your input and council. You all were a big help to ...
10 Jan. 27, 2017 500

Taping of bat handle.

» Jethro: At a recent Batting Practice, a prospective player had a unique tape ...
      »crusher: Jethro, in 1994 while playing in the Industrial "A" national ...
      »Fred S: I have a 2010 rule book but I don't think it has changed and it would ...
      »DieselDan: If Fred's rule book is still current in that particular rule, how is ...
      »B.J.: it's illegal ...below is the rule.... G. Shall ...
      »titanhd: It not illegal to have more than one wrap of tape. However,and I am ...
      »Jethro: well, I went to the rule book and read it very carefully and under G. ...
      »Downs: Sorry to say, I think you failed to read Section 3.4(4) of the ...
      »Jethro: Thank you everyone for your replies...
      »swing for the fences : Crap.. been swinging Altered for 6 years now... have to go by cones ...
      »softball4b: I guess I have been in violation for years. I suppose I will have to ...
      »swing for the fences : edit Buy not by LOL..
      »fennellwg: It's interesting that there are more than a few ways to illegally ...
      »k man: Good point Bill, I was wondering myself what the additional tape on ...
      »HAT MAN: I use the knob and oddly cant bat without it (headgames). I ...
      »fennellwg: Thanks I guess I'm wondering how paranoid SS USA is , or how ...
      »Tommy00: It actually comes down to how many players actually know that more ...
      »Q19: Hey "Swing for the fences", there goes your power. Hey "Downs", ...
      »?: So is overlapping the tape on each wrap around considered to be a ...
      »Jawood: I don't think anyone is worrying much about cone shaped tape or more ...
      »Grimmie: Jawood good point the bats we use are so hot now. My opinion is the ...
      »swing for the fences : Yep Q,,, I will have to replace my loaded tape with a loaded cone.. ...
      »swing for the fences : one not on.. lol
      »k man: Swing, now you tell me. I could have used one this past summer. Hit a ...
      »swing for the fences : K man, I wish you luck on that first one.... Run it out all the ...
      »k man: Didn't run it out because circumstances didn't dictate it. There were ...
      »16wood: Downs: You cite rule number 3.4(4) and insert the word 'handle' in ...
      »fennellwg: 3.4(4).ALTERED EQUIPMENT A bat or ball is considered altered when ...
27 Jan. 18, 2017 1728

2017 Significant Rule Changes - Penalty for non-compliance

» Steve in Tucson: 8.4(1) BATTER‐RUNNER REACHING FIRST BASE The last line ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Steve ... In response to your questions: [1] SAFE "If there is a ...
      »B.J.: Steve, I think Staff mis-read your question on the defensive player ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Yep, the mis-read allegation is correct! ... The defensive player can ...
      »B.J.: Staff....brb headed to the dictionary (analogous) lol
      »Q19: "Steve in Tucson" - I touched white in two separate plays last year ...
      »SSUSA Staff: That's funny B.J.! The rule is really pretty simple: The ...
      »Dbax: Wow Q! I thought you were much older. Banned in Arizona
7 Jan. 16, 2017 616
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SSUSA RULES COMMITTEE 2016 Annual Meeting Minutes

» SSUSA Staff: The link below redirects to the Official Minutes of the 2016 SSUSA ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The EXHIBIT A Technical Rule Book Provision Language Amendments ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The 2016-17 SSUSA National Rules Committee met in a telephone ...
2 Jan. 11, 2017 2126

New age eligibilty rules for 75s and 80s - Reactions?

» Sisavic: 73s and 74s can now play 75s, and 78s and 79s can now play 80s. What ...
      »cuda65: Hi Mike.. Chuck here...Yes this has had a very positive effect for me ...
      »Omar Khayyam: I have many friends who are on 75 and 80 teams. For the many on this ...
      »Fred S: The down side is a lot of older players will not have a team to play ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Fred S, you are absolutely right. As younger guys can join a team ...
      »taits: Fred and Omar, your both correct but do see the other side as Sisavic ...
      »cuda65: Taits,,,You were rambling. All the stuff you mentioned about 60 ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Don't over-think this one! ... We added back the underage exemptions ...
      »cuda65: SSUSA Staff... You got that completely right. Not to rehash my major ...
      »Player: Just a couple of points. In the Florida Half Century (FHC), the age ...
      »Fred S: Cuda65: There is one flaw in your thinking. There are not many 85 ...
      »cuda65: Fred S. I understand your concerns and have sympathy for your ...
      »DaveDowell: The two extremes have been well stated ... [1] SSUSA/SPA Roster ...
      »phantomf4j: I will turn 74 next month, which makes me eligible (now one of 7 ...
      »Sisavic: Dave Dowell. Please clarify your last post. It appears that SSUSA ...
      »DaveDowell: Mike ... My most recent post in this thread was only a personal ...
      »cyborg45: As a means of clarification, it looks as if teams in these age groups ...
      »k man: cyborg- not more than 3 73's
      »k man: And I would think not on the other. If I read the chart correctly, ...
      »Sisavic: Dave .... For the sake of discussion it seems to me that the ...
      »DaveDowell: Mike ... For the sake of theoretical discussion, again as simply one ...
20 Jan. 6, 2017 928

Umpire Hit by a Batted Ball

» SCUBA: SSUSA 2015-2016 Rulebook Section 9.1.X Dead Ball states "When a fair ...
      »BruceinGa: I agree with " live ball because the umpire was stationed beyond the ...
      »B94: I've always been of the understanding that the umpire is like dirt - ...
      »coop3636: It is a live ball since it was pass the infielders. Just a little ...
      »jl1919: What happens if a batted ball hits an umpire who is standing on the ...
      »rlspls1974: The real question is, if the ball carries over the fence off of the ...
      »DaveDowell: Nope ... But ONLY because it didn't clear the fence untouched ... ...
      »rlspls1974: Touche
      »rlspls1974: "Live ball" based on umpire's position in relation to feilders.
      »B.J.: Dave, would you count it as a HR if the batter was out of the box :)
      »coop3636: JL..it hit the pitchers glove so it is a live ball Dave Wrong ...
      »Garocket: Not sure about senior rules but all other rule book states that ball ...
      »DaveDowell: coop ... That was just a little joke between me and rlspls1974! ... ...
      »stick8: Unless SSUSA is different umpires are considered part of the field. ...
      »Garocket: Stick I think you are right in USSSA but in ASA, NSA,ISA if the ...
      »Garocket: Straight from the rule book SSUSA 9.2 THE BALL IS IN PLAY A. ...
      »Garocket: 9.1 X. When a fair ball strikes an umpire or base runner on fair ...
      »jl1919: Is the pitcher considered an infielder?
      »stick8: Garocket your right, I should have specified usssa. With the way ...
      »Garocket: The pitcher is not considered an infielder in this situation unless ...
      »B.J.: Stick....not so...I'm in front of the infielders all the ...
      »stick8: BJ I'm not certain it's safe to do that, besides I hate to be in any ...
      »OZ40: As a former umpire I always positioned myself somewhat behind the ...
      »azcard: Where does it say in the rule book that the runner is not out if hit ...
      »B.J.: 8.2 BATTER BECOMES A BATTER-RUNNER C. When he bats a fair ball ...
24 Jan. 6, 2017 1392

SSUSA OFFICIAL 2017-18 RULEBOOK REVISION NOW AVAILABLE

» SSUSA Staff: The SSUSA Official Rulebook for 2017-18 has been released. It is ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The Summary of Significant 2017 Rulebook Changes has been posted and ...
1 Dec. 18, 2016 1269

Sun rule

» sslver400: Heard that the rule where a batter can request the pitcher move due ...
      »swing for the fences : I was in two of these games.... just a few thoughts.. I think it ...
      »Dbax: If the sun is in the batters eyes, it is only temporary. It's part of ...
      »NYGNYY: Dbax did you play in those games in Phoenix? If you did you would ...
      »Dbax: It's part of the game. Just like an outfielder having the sun in his ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Dbax, you're not thinking this through. I had just such a game at ...
      »Dbax: Ok Omar, you convinced me. My point is, again, that it is part of the ...
      »nickname36: Are you freaking serious, A SUN RULE!!!!!!! Learn to play the game ...
      »sslver400: Hitting up the middle is also part of the game....but you maybe one ...
      »Chief144: As a pitcher I can relate to the sun rule & the sometime benefit of ...
      »swing for the fences : Hey Turtle man.. can't agree with you more OMAR... Games like this ...
      »#19: Yes, Chief144, that is crying! Lots of alternatives for you. Sit on ...
      »DaveDowell: The SSUSA National Rules Committee has settled this issue. See the ...
      »Duke: The rule for the pitcher to move so the batter can see the pitch has ...
      »stick8: Maybe it's a different rule but the sun rule I'm familiar with is one ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The amendment made to the pitcher's sun rule last year, to expand ...
      »Sisavic: Rationale? I am very surprised - no, shocked - with SSUSA's reversal. ...
      »Chief144: #19 - What position do you play? If you don't pitch, may I suggest ...
      »DaveDowell: Sisavic ... I can only share my own observations and opinion on the ...
      »Bballer3: Hey Dave, This was the committee's best ruling in a long ...
      »Webbie25: I agree totally with SSUSA and Bballer3. We played twice with it in ...
      »#19: Yes, Chief144, I have pitched and I have been hit ... If you're a ...
      »NYGNYY: I will agree with the decision of the committee however I believe ...
      »HAT MAN: My Take, I have done both, pitched and batted with sun issues. I ...
      »DaveDowell: NYGNYY ... I attempt to avoid "sun fields" when we have the field ...
      »NYGNYY: Dave thanks for your feedback and once again no issues with what was ...
      »nickname36: YOU WANT SOME CHEESE WITH THAT WINE??...... Pitching and batting ...
      »Mulewhipper: Nickname...why so many CAPS? isn't HEAT part of the game as well?
      »Snot Nose Kid: nickname36 is so tough that he plays in the wind, rain, sleet, sn ...
      »Omar Khayyam: I admire nickname36 and his commitment to softball. However, in ...
      »Shut Up & Pitch: Word is he screams and yells at his team mates and the opposing tea ...
      »nickname36: Hey there OMAR THE CAMEL JOCKEY..... Never said anything about ...
      »bond_171513: nickname: Here are "some" of your direct quotes: "And your ...
      »DaveDowell: It could be a pretty dangerous place at the ball park if any of these ...
      »mad dog: hey nickname glad to see your a dumpster fan...as you sound like ...
      »?: If dumbname36 is as tough as he acts on this thread. Then why is ...
      »swing for the fences : Hey Dickname36 talk about growing a pair... Look at your post crying ...
      »DaveDowell: swing ... Is that the same 50-AAA division that played at BLD in the ...
      »boston: I cannot believe at our age people are still questioning our manhood ...
38 Dec. 15, 2016 2245

Scoring of Runs - Question concerning interpretation of Section 5.7

» BillC48: Runners on 2nd and 3rd with one out. Batter flies out to right field ...
      »SSUSA Staff: BillC48 ... We concur ... The RUN BY R2 IS SCORED ... This is not a ...
      »BillC48: Thanks for the quick response. I looked at some of the older rule ...
      »DaveDowell: I don't remember the year the Committee made that change, but do ...
      »paul0784: Isn't the lead runner safe also because he was awarded home on the ...
      »B94: Lead runner is out on the dead ball appeal so the run doesn't count.
      »stick8: It makes no sense that a runner from second be credited with scoring ...
      »paul0784: Again, it doesn't matter when the runner left the bag at third ...
      »paul0784: The catch was made causing second out and the throw went out of play. ...
      »B94: I may be wrong but I would think that because of the dead ball appeal ...
      »stick8: B94 a timing play is on a live ball. Example: Runners on first and ...
      »B.J.: runner is out... he must go back and tag up before advancing
      »umpire 14: sticks...you are correct about the timing play rule. But lets ...
      »stick8: BJ, you are correct!! Umpire 14 you are correct as well!! In USSSA ...
      »B.J.: STICK, its been a while since i've worked U-trip but I think they ...
      »stick8: BJ, you are correct!! Umpire 14 you are correct as well!! In USSSA ...
      »paul0784: Couple years back they changed the rule to be more consistant so it's ...
      »B.J.: Paul, if a runner leaves the bag to soon on a caught fly ball and was ...
      »BillC48: I started this conversation and came across a portion of the rules ...
      »B.J.: BillC.... if you are talking about this part of 5.7 NOTE: An appeal ...
19 Dec. 12, 2016 1051

Triple Play or Not? - Help with call

» HAT MAN: Here is one (i cant post new threads so had to piggy back) Bases ...
      »HAT MAN: B.J. REPLY: HAT MAN... ... if the umpire said he didn't see the ...
      »SSUSA Staff: HAT MAN ... We had no difficulty logging in under your ID and ...
      »HAT MAN: Thank you SSUSA. I have tried to start several new threads and it ...
      »stick8: If I was umpiring in that situation I have 2 outs (as described) but ...
      »B.J.: Stick...the only reason they thought they had 3 outs was because the ...
      »HAT MAN: Stick8 My thing is why would try for a 4th out. u,p says out out ...
      »stick8: BJ, understood. If that was me I would unfortunately have to stay ...
7 Dec. 8, 2016 624

substitution

» froggy11: Tournament game, tie game, extra inning, visiting team starts extra ...
      »k man: Froggy- Rule 5.4(2) Page 28 - No substitute or curtesy runner may ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The umpire (and k man) nailed it ... There is one limited exception, ...
      »froggy11: Thanks for the response, I see that now, page 28.
      »bond_171513: Just curious about the wording on the original question..there is a ...
      »Duke: bond_171513, Last batter that completed his turn at bat, not the last ...
      »froggy11: YOU ARE CORRECT ANDY, THAT IS EXACTLY HOW THE RULE READS.
6 Dec. 1, 2016 567
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