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courtesy runner

» 1jonsey: after a base hit the batter asked for a courtesy runner, the umpire ...
      »paul0784: Going to take a shot at this one. Timeout had been called so he ...
      »Fred S: This should be interesting. I would say he is out mainly because he ...
      »T.C.Sr.: Interesting. You would think that vacating the field would be ...
      »Garocket: Page 42 says this H. No runner may return to touch a missed base or ...
      »LeeLee50: That's CHEAP No advantage was taken.
      »SSUSA Staff: The Courtesy Runner rules are in Rulebook 8.5 (on pages 48-49). ...
      »Fred S: Couldn't find in my SSUSA rule book from 2010 so went to the ASA rule ...
      »taits: Fred S you loose a marble or something, the rules are under the red ...
      »LeeLee50: Some guys got way to much idle time.
      »Tim Millette: On our MTC Jayvee team we only have one CR.... Everyone else is just ...
      »1jonsey: SSUSA STAFF, the granted time out call was an automatic call the ...
      »Fred S: taits: I seen that but there is nothing there about a runner ...
      »curty: same general situation:runner slides into second, time is called, he ...
      »SSUSA Staff: 1jonsey ... As a practical matter, we only see the abandoned base ...
      »Garocket: I would have to agree with SSUSA Staff. When a rule is not ...
      »LeeLee50: I can't believe you are still arguing about the call. As it has ...
      »DCPete: It's worse than lame; trying to get a cheap out called on a ...
      »1jonsey: who's arguing, a scenario was asked, and answered by STAFF and then ...
      »LeeLee50: 1jonsey I disagree with you, in your opening statement you say we ...
      »garyheifner: Although my team often has trouble hitting, running, catching and ...
      »obagain: I wish the rule was if you are going to use a courtesy runner, that ...
21 June 24, 2015 1216

ARC OF THE PITCHED BALL

» JimmyRedSox: SUSA Rule 6.3. The height of a legal pitch must be from 6' to 12' ...
      »taits: It's a ball.
      »Capt Kirk: Yes, assuming the hitter does not swing at an illegal pitch. Also, ...
      »BruceinGa: As far as our league goes, more pitches are called illegal for being ...
      »The Screamer5: Capt Kirk: That's only because as an umpire, I have a little more ...
      »TimMcElroy: Rule 7.5 B (pg 41) A ball called by the umpire for each illegally ...
      »lb16: In my short time playing senior ball, I am amazed at how most ...
      »k man: At least when it is called in flight you have time to react. In our ...
      »garyheifner: Being an outfielder/pitcher, I agree with lb 16. As soon as the ...
      »k man: gary, a couple of years ago in our senior league, the head umpire was ...
      »Sparky.1: Garyheifner: I'll take that bet on the calling of a 12' arc. ...
      »Nancy Allen: I can tell you as an umpire, right, wrong, or otherwise, I call ...
      »garyheifner: Nancy I got that inside pitch hitting down to an art. 1. You ...
      »D-Ballgame: @ Nancy Allen: ".....we should stay at 12' because that's what we ...
      »lb16: I agree with D-Ballgame!! How many years now has every organization ...
      »Omar Khayyam: k man, lucky you if you were able to play with unlimited arc for a ...
      »Nancy Allen: D-Ballgame, point well taken. I have always been 10 - 20 years ...
      »Nancy Allen: Gary, thanks, I seem to have mastered that. I just cannot lay off ...
      »lb16: Nancy you are right I was a little off ASA changed rule in 2009 took ...
      »B94: I've got to agree with what a lot of others have said here. The ...
      »neck10: nancy gate closed
      »BruceinGa: I only pitch in league ball because we use a screen. I've had many ...
      »lb16: Exactly someone who gets it, you don't know how many times I am ...
      »Nancy Allen: Neck10, that gate is closed, but the balls still go through it. It ...
23 June 22, 2015 1141

BATTER'S BOX

» JimmyRedSox: SUSA rule 1.5. The batter's box is the 3' X 7' area to which the ...
      »taits: Read 7.5 C it might help. Maybe not I don not know.
      »SSUSA Staff: Please see Official Rulebook 7.3 A. for the very clear and easily ...
      »taits: Was supposed to be 7.6 C
3 June 18, 2015 280

INFIELD FLY RULE

» JimmyRedSox: SUSA Rule 1.41. Infield Fly. A fair ball (not including a line drive) ...
      »taits: I'll go with the term used "INFIELD" as being a position i.e. ...
      »SSUSA Staff: If an infielder, in the umpire's judgment, can make a successful play ...
2 June 18, 2015 341

foul

» pibmkting: from your rule: 1.28 foul tip a batted ball which goes directly ...
      »SSUSA Staff: YES if there are already two (2) strikes on the batter ... Otherwise, ...
      »Garocket: Actually no unless there are 2 strikes on the batter. Foul tip ...
      »B.J.: Garocket....your last comment about...In slow pitch any ball that ...
      »Garocket: BJ you are correct but any fly ball that is caught really is not fair ...
      »pibmkting: WHY DOES THE RULE SEPARATE A FOUL TIP DIRECTLY TO THE HAND OR GLOVE ...
      »B.J.: pibmkting....this arose a couple of years ago when ASA did a rule ...
      »Garocket: In slow pitch it should not. This rule is a fast pitch and baseball ...
7 June 17, 2015 566

Which Home Plate

» Wes: Was a catcher this weekend and the bases were loaded ball hit to ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Wes - Bad call if this was an SSUSA sanctioned event under SSUSA ...
      »Nancy Allen: I have only ever seen SPA mats with a painted on home plate.
      »lumpy10: Sounds like you should have done what Clean Up suggested and used ...
3 June 15, 2015 681

new rule

» grayhitter59: Just read this new rule, don't really understand. Is the first ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Different penalties for two different infractions ... ALTERED ...
      »grayhitter59: Thank you, now I understand.
2 June 13, 2015 671

Rules

» downtowndobie: What are the rules difference in AA and AAA ?
      »SSUSA Staff: There are two principal differences between AAA and AA ... 1. AA ...
      »taits: So when did the rule change for AA , HR's... it used to be one then ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Before you did! [grins]
      »taits: Your right. You have the ability to edit, I don't. tis the only ...
4 June 10, 2015 519

infield fly rule

» hurdler52: Ok, bases loaded, one out. Batter hits pop fly to infield and the ...
      »Nancy Allen: What? When the batter is out, there is no force play at 3rd. Since ...
      »stick8: That umpire was WRONG!! Since the infield fly rule was called the ...
      »hurdler52: I think that the one who had a hot date was the umpire! I was pretty ...
      »neck10: in our league the ump's call that infield fly rule wrong the ball is ...
      »T.C.Sr.: But there is two key words he is supposed to say at the end: "if fair"
      »stick8: Had a play umpiring in a GM league a few years ago. Bases loaded one ...
      »neck10: stick you can't argue a rule it's a rule try to argue with a cop ...
      »neck10: we had a play in alpine fest in the 80's ball hit's top of fence ...
      »Nancy Allen: Stick8, good call. The most crazy situations that I have had all ...
      »stick8: Neck you mentioned a rule change. Shifting sports here to high school ...
      »Labamba32: Speaking of prominent players not knowing the rules, how about ...
11 June 4, 2015 937

ball tipped over fence with no bome runs left, bases loaded, playing rules were ...

» tall_thunder: In a tournament where the rules were, 3 Hr, walks after, there was ...
      »dug8: Our team had the exact scenario happen 10+ yrs ago in NSA and it was ...
      »SSUSA Staff: In SSUSA sanctioned events, a four-base-award (it's not a ...
      »stick8: USSSA changed in 2013 to hit and sit for a ball tipped over the ...
      »Labamba32: Ok fellas I spend some time thinking about this and reviewing the ...
      »17Black: This just happened to us in Indianapolis last month. We were over ...
      »JT25: I think we should go back to running out Homeruns....what is this ...
      »Labamba32: I agree with 17Black that the runners should be allowed to just walk ...
      »B94: I'm not sure if it were the case in this scenario, but the part of ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The rationale for our previous response is this: The batted ball ...
      »paul0784: Wouldn't this have been safe to have all runners run the bases till ...
      »neck10: should kno the rule before you start the game!!
      »E6 in AZ: Neck, Have some class. Player had a question and asked. Don't dog ...
      »neck10: Im just saying you should kno the rules what if the outfielder hit's ...
      »Labamba32: SSUSA Staff - I guess I'm still unsure of your interpretation for ...
      »SSUSA Staff: CLARIFICATION In any four-base-award situation, "hit and sit" for ...
      »Labamba32: What is your interpretation based on? I haven't seen one bit of ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Labamba32 ... Our interpretation is based upon the totality of the ...
      »Labamba32: SSUSA Staff - You are making my point for me with your statement that ...
18 June 3, 2015 1225

Foot placement in batter's box before pitch

» maddogatc: Used to be that both feet needed to be completely within the batter's ...
      »BruceAZ: Maddog, as long as you're touching the lines you're ok, here's the ...
      »Katzy63: Not to confuse the question, but the foot placement before the pitch ...
      »mad dog: bruceaz....what assoc are you looking at....as ASA has it that the ...
      »B.J.: mad dog...this is SSUSA not ASA this rule and 7.3 are both in the ...
      »Paul C: I disagree with Mad Dog. ASA rules are same as SSUSA. See ASA rule ...
      »B.J.: Paul C....ASA rules are completely different than SSUSA here is ...
      »Dbax: You guys are saying exactly the same thing. Both feet must be in the ...
      »Katzy63: SSUSA Rule 1.5: The batter's box is 3-foot by 7-foot area to which ...
      »B.J.: guys here is the difference between SSUSA and ASA in SSUSA you can ...
      »Dbax: Doesn't make sense B.J.
      »mad dog: DBax....it is been that way for ASA and if i remember right USSSA...i ...
      »Dbax: Mad Dog, BJ stated that in ASA that the lines are part of the box ...
      »rrengineer99: so according to ssusa rule 7.5(c),see above, when i was called out, ...
      »Dbax: Yep.
      »FOFO: I ump NSA and the rule is the same as ASA. You must start with ...
      »B.J.: with the above posts (ASA, USSSA, NSA) I think that is why there is ...
      »Semmy: Okay, sorry if this gets misconstrued as being inflammatory, but it ...
      »Semmy: Sorry, I just realized my error. The front of the batter's box isn't ...
      »BruceAZ: Semmy, look on page 94 of the SSUSA rule book, it gives the ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Semmy ... Your "geometry is a bit off here, so here's a quick ...
      »garyheifner: This was a very good discussion. I saw the rule violated many times ...
      »Semmy: Thanks to all for the clarification. :)
      »garyheifner: A question: In the post by the staff, it is noted that a short pitch ...
      »Mango: I know there was a degree of controversy in Reno with "out of the ...
      »B.J.: gary....no you can't hit the ball on the bounce..it is a dead ball ...
      »Tim Millette: Reno was a disaster when it came to the batters box. We played ...
      »The Screamer5: Agree...the box rule is inconsistently enforced just about everywhere ...
      »DieselDan: I'd suggest that players who occasionally have this issue print the ...
      »Mango: Screame 5 I'm interested in your thoughts as a u trip ump for over ...
      »Katzy63: Why move the box forward? The rear of the strike mat is almost at the ...
      »garyheifner: Forgive my memory loss, it was at either Ft. Meyers winter nationals ...
      »Benji4: Most Pitchers stand 3 to 5 feet behind the pitching rubber so why not ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Benji4 ... This particular message board topic is a popular annual ...
      »paul0784: B.J.-ASA Rules are not the same as SSUSA. Just take a look at the ...
      »paul0784: B.J.-Sorry you are correct and Paul C is not.
      »Mario: Just an observation, since they made the plate a strike they have in ...
      »D-Ballgame: My question is, why is it SO heavily enforced on the turf fields and ...
      »SSUSA Staff: D-Ballgame ... The principal (and REALLY simple) reason it's "..SO ...
      »Garocket: Staff I have been playing for 40 years and have never seen a batters ...
      »Garocket: Your diagram in the back of rule book shows 4 up and 3 back. Is it ...
      »SSUSA Staff: 4' forward 3' back from the elbow pivot point is correct ... I got ...
      »Mango: Mario- that was exactly my point.
      »The Screamer5: Good question Mango. Common sense would suggest that the box be moved ...
43 June 3, 2015 2652

One up Rule in the Open Inning!!!

» JT25: I would like to see SSUSA go to the One up Rule in the Open In the ...
      »crusher: Game tied going into top of open inning & HR's are tied at ...
      »JT25: Thats when strategy comes into play if your visiting team thats the ...
      »17Black: I agree with crusher on this one, and I do believe that is why some ...
      »17Black: I did play in a tournament somewhere a couple years ago where our ...
      »JT25: It's always advantage to be the home team and that's why I think the ...
      »JT25: That's a great point 17black the visiting team could go 1 up but the ...
      »Mango: JT, You bring up an interesting topic for discussion. You state that ...
      »garyheifner: Just to express an opinion, hated the 1-up. We get "3" take them ...
      »LeeLee50: JT25, The HR is fair just the way it is. 3,6,or 9 HR's isn't that ...
      »PlanoPlayer: JT25: I would like to see one up in all innings not just the last. ...
      »Gonedeep43: And what if you come to the open inning and haven't used any ...
      »JT25: Thanks for all your comments, I just believe going 1 up in the open ...
      »Grimmie: JT25 we do have tourneys like this. Our Southside team is playing in ...
13 June 2, 2015 702

Missing 1st Base Before the Throw Arrives

» SCUBA: If someone asked me as an umpire what I would call if the ...
      »Garocket: That is the correct ruling in ASA as well as major league baseball. ...
      »Garocket: Sorry missed the scenario of runner missing second base That is ...
      »B.J.: SSUSA is the same as ASA a runner is always presumed to have touched ...
      »cal50: I am interested in clarification on this one. If a batter hits a ...
      »Garocket: He makes a safe call because the runner got to the bag before the ...
      »stick8: You guys are killing me!! lol Cal50 in your first scenario yes the ...
      »cal50: I hope to see you in Tennessee.
      »Garocket: Stick I would have to disagree with you if there was two outs before ...
      »B.J.: Stick...Garocket is correct on this....no runs would count...any ...
      »stick8: BJ and Garocket you might be right. Consider this scenario: runners ...
      »B.J.: stick...no...Garocket must touch first...lets say Garocket ended up ...
      »B94: I think the runs still count because it's an appeal play not a force ...
      »B.J.: B94...yes it is an appeal play... but it doesn't matter if it's a ...
      »Garocket: The appeal is on a forced runner. The runner batter runner is forced ...
14 June 2, 2015 894

boundries

» garyheifner: Question: If I moved like out of the USA. Ex. To one of the islands ...
      »taits: A can of worms, read 13.1(2) pg 61 Maybe you'll see it ...
1 May 31, 2015 405

Since I live in Texas

» Dancer: Since Texas has no state on its southern boarder, can I grab players ...
0 May 22, 2015 295

rain delay rules

» johnperry: This past weekend we played in a T.O.C. tournament in Leesburg, Va ...
      »Nancy Allen: I am glad that you got your games in. Not to belittle your concern, ...
      »Hitemdeep: We were rained out in vegas last month. In the 5th inning down 2 we ...
2 May 21, 2015 548

Bat Thrown Out Of Tourney, Why Not Player????

» KGB: A bat was taken from a player this weekend in Loudon County Va as the ...
      »Dancer: I thought I read about this once on this board. It seems to me they ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The procedural aspects of handling a suspected altered bat are ...
      »Dancer: I see innocent until proven guilty.
      »TimMcElroy: KGB, A bat was removed from play at Phillip Bolen Park on Friday ...
      »DCPete: Tim, does this mean that from now on any bat that has the end cap ...
      »Paco13: If it is somebody playing 50 M plus. I have the feeling that he is ...
      »rdrman66: By any chance is this player on a team based in Florida but he lives ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Gentlemen ... We're not going to "try this case in the media" ... If ...
8 May 19, 2015 1171

Equalizer

» titanhd: What is the correct equalizer when 60AAA plays 60AA.We played this ...
      »JBTexas : one or the other not both at that age bracket, once you hit 65 could ...
1 May 18, 2015 253

Roster Rules for Tournaments

» monam33: How many major plus players are allowed on a major roster? How long ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Generally, the answer is three, subject to a limited number of ...
      »monam33: We have contacted Tiffany and George. George has not gotten back to ...
2 May 13, 2015 546

Rule 6.16

» garyheifner: I just noticed this rule for the 1st time. When the wind is so bad ...
      »cal50: I think this is a good common sense rule. Never noticed it before.
1 May 12, 2015 485
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