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effect of interference call by umpire

» umpire 14: As a SSUSA umpire for many years I still have a question about ...
      »coop3636: #1.. there ALWAYS has to be a throw to call interference. (you as an ...
      »B.J.: umpire 14...in the past senior softball did require a throw but that ...
      »SlowLearner: It is not interference, if the fielder starts to throw and then stops ...
      »coop3636: BJ If senior softball has changed the rule, the umpires don't know ...
      »Omar Khayyam: I have not experienced an umpire calling interference ONLY when it ...
      »B.J.: slow learner... interference can be called even if the act is ...
      »lb16: umpire 14, you are not giving a reason for interference. When a ...
      »lb16: Also forgot to add there doesn't have to be a throw if runner does ...
      »mad dog: one....there doesn't need to be a throw for interference......also if ...
      »stick8: All of which begs the question in the following scenario: Im the ...
      »lb16: stick8, you're scenario should not warrant an interference call. If ...
      »umpire 14: Well guys thanks for the input...but unfortunately I am more confused ...
      »doker: if the player interferes in the umpires judgement with the fielder on ...
      »B.J.: umpire 14... don't be confused, in your O/P this was your answer ( I ...
      »TexasTransplant: lb16, Glad to see you point out the runner's right to the base ...
      »curty: there are several rule declarations that state that a runner MUST ...
      »stick8: Had this play in a conference USSSA game I was impinge a couple years ...
      »lb16: Absolutely not interference never has been and never should be! My ...
      »B.J.: ok we've changed the original scenario... once the runner is called ...
      »stick8: Lb16 you are correct!! To answer your concern, the ball is live. In ...
      »B.J.: either umpire can make the call...the mechanics that I teach at my ...
      »TD. Tom: in all other associations you may have to throw the ball but in ssusa ...
      »stick8: BJ you are correct that either ump can call it. But believe it or not ...
      »B.J.: stick..lol... I do believe it, read my post above... I teach this ...
      »stick8: Very true BJ. If umps hustle and get in proper position you can only ...
25 Sept. 12, 2017 714

Home plate force play

» cheezhed1: What is the ruling on the catchers foot position when there is a ...
      »SSUSA Staff: In SSUSA sanctioned play, here's the rule (emphasis added): ...
1 Sept. 10, 2017 375

Vegas Rosters

» titanhd: I've noticed a lot of players "looking to play Vegas" and some "teams ...
      »BruceinGa: I believe there are exceptions. For instance, you might be able to ...
      »SSUSA Staff: For several years, the Roster Composition Rules regarding adding ...
2 Sept. 9, 2017 584

Adjoining State rule

» NYTX: I have a question I hope someone can respond to. I have heard ...
      »BruceinGa: In one or two associations major plus is allowed up to two players ...
      »SSUSA Staff: NYTX ... The SSUSA's "States and Bordering States" rules are ...
2 Sept. 4, 2017 465

Players with the same number on a team

» boombah721: This past weekend in the Northern Championship we played a team from ...
      »SSUSA Staff: No it's not allowed ... Here are the relevant sections from the ...
      »STL0: Boombah: Do you believe that it impacted the game? I totally get ...
      »DaveDowell: STL0 is spot on ... Notwithstanding what the letter of the rule is, ...
      »B.J.: Dave, great answer.... I've had this happen many times when umpiring ...
      »boombah721: My concern is the team was informed about the rule the first time we ...
      »boombah721: By having no real consequences for breaking the rule, the rule will ...
      »chico senior: Boombah - I'm curious as to why you think this team was "trying to ...
      »DaveDowell: boombah721 ... This rule set is about administrative compliance for ...
      »bond_171513: We played in San Clemente this past weekend and there were a few ...
      »boombah721: We didn't want anyone ejected just to abide by the rule no two ...
      »DaveDowell: OK, I guess it's maybe a good thing to have "The Great Uniform ...
      »chico senior: Boombah - Again, what's the big deal. Did the other team attempt to ...
      »stever: I agree that numbering helps in the CR situation. But I also doubt ...
      »neck10: we played the same team must have helped them they beat us my score ...
      »neck10: I was talking to Charlie Mitchel in lansing he told me a story about ...
      »B94: As long as players weren't trying to switch spots in the batting ...
      »paul0784: i don't see a problem with 05 and 5 as being different?
      »HAT MAN: Im with the majority that it wouldnt bother me either. But for ...
      »Benji4: Vinny I wouldn't hold your breath on waiting for Boombah to respond ...
      »DCPete: One year our Sunday morning touch football team all wore the same ...
      »boombah721: Yeah Beji4 you're such a mind reader, yes we do chart where players ...
      »Benji4: Not a mind reader at all. More like a realist. Unless the players ...
      »stick8: Boombah721, if you had the authority to imposea penalty for two ...
      »grayhitter59: LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE!!!!!! Lmao.
      »DaveDowell: stick8 ... I had that same question right on my fingertips as you ...
      »biggflyy1953: There were 3 players who had the same set of numbers, i.e. (7,7) ...
      »DaveDowell: OK, let's get away from this anonymous theory-thread and take a peek ...
      »biggflyy1953: The 2 teams involved: TMS (55AAA) and Windsor Chiefs (55AAA) Lake ...
      »SSUSA Staff: We have pulled and reviewed the game cards for the two games played ...
      »STL0: Do I hear crickets?
      »mad dog: here's what can happen using dup #'s.......person can run twice in an ...
      »DaveDowell: mad dog ... We concur, which is why the duplicate number rules are in ...
      »mad dog: personally i don't care about the prol that was had....i'm saying ...
      »stick8: In all the years Ive umpired and played I never paid much attention ...
34 Sept. 3, 2017 2358

Interference/Obstruction During a Run Down

» Steve in Tucson: I am the Head Umpire for our local association and was involved in a ...
      »B.J.: Steve... Im confused you say that the defensive player was in the ...
      »B.J.: Steve... also read 8.4(10) • WHEN RUNNERS ARE ENTITLED TO ADVANCE... ...
      »stick8: Steve in Tucson, two obervations up front. 1)it's good the two umps ...
      »Steve in Tucson: Thank you all for your clarification. I did know that it should ...
4 Aug. 28, 2017 475

Looking for a Senior League Rule

» Larry S: Looking for a Senior league rule that deters the teams big home run ...
      »B.J.: we had the same problem in our top division rec league..we wrote up ...
      »djs_1964: I play in a 50+ league where after you've been walked once ...
      »djs_1964: B.J. must've posted while I was typing :) Very similar rule.
      »BruceinGa: When I coached girl's slow pitch we had a rule that disallowed ...
      »Omar Khayyam: We have lived successfully with a rule forbidding intentional walks. ...
      »Mannjo: The league I play in has a very unique rule to address this. You can ...
      »TerryN: One of the 60+ leagues that I play in has a rule that if the batter ...
      »amr-4-lc: in our senior league we have a rule similar to those above. we ...
      »stick8: djs_1964, What if you had 1 out, runners on 2nd and 3rd and the 7th ...
      »djs_1964: Stick, you are exactly right. Remember, that batter would've had to ...
      »17Black: Senior League here in Ohio has a home run limit per team One guy ...
      »marcster13: I'm not so sure I like having a rule that you can't walk someone. ...
      »curveball: LVSSA Tues/Thurs top league, everyone hits, batter can't walk. In ...
      »Fuzz: In our senior league, we allow two home runs per game. Additional ...
      »stick8: 17black, you just described the GSL rule!!
      »txnighttrain: Too much whinning from big home run hitters. Go play with the young ...
      »17Black: stick8= YES our senior league is GSL-----------with all GSL ...
      »stick8: I would also think you'd use the senior courtesy runner rule. In GSL ...
      »curveball: stick, just like the Stote/Rock debate, "stoopid bats", pitcher ...
      »The Screamer5: I kind of agree with marcster13 on this subject. Maybe I'm just old ...
      »stick8: Very well said curveball. I umpired in Lansing today and in one ...
      »grayhitter59: scremer5, in south florida we have a one walk rule, if any player is ...
      »DOERBAUM: IN THE LOCAL LEAGUE THAT I PLAY IN HERE IN WINTER HAVEN, ITS PICK UP ...
23 Aug. 23, 2017 1255

Rules on playing down

» Erp65: Can a 50's player play down in States tourney with a 40s team in a ...
      »bradchad: Can a 55Major+ player, play down to 50AAA ?
      »SSUSA Staff: In a general qualifier situation, a 55-Major+ (R/I=8) player could ...
2 Aug. 23, 2017 371

1st basemens mitt

» 1jonsey: I recently watched a game with a runner on 1st and 2 outs. The ...
      »HAT MAN: until the 1st baseman is replaced with another player his designation ...
      »stick8: As I understand it there is no penalty. it happened to our team ...
      »1jonsey: HAT, yes that makes sense as long as there is not another 1st ...
      »stick8: 1jonsey I can't speak to why there isn't some form of a penalty. The ...
      »mad dog: softball we can use whatever glove/mitt we want at any ...
      »curveball: Not SSUSA yet Bob. Mitts only for 1st and catcher...
      »B.J.: jonsey... as HATMAN posted above legal play... as far as a penalty ...
      »grayhitter59: Never heard of a do over in softball, please check penalty. I ...
      »curveball: gray, do over is one option given the manager in the ASA rule book ...
      »curveball: ANY glove smaller than a garbage can lid SHOULD be OK for a pitcher! ...
10 Aug. 14, 2017 718

75+ age rule question for 2018

» Larry S: 2018  Season,  75+  teams  may  draw  up  to  ...
      »curveball: Whatever age you turn on your birthday in 2018 is your playing age ...
      »cyborg45: I think the rule changed just this year I think you can have 7 ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Larry S had it right, as curveball confirmed ... §13.2(4) • AGE ...
      »cyborg45: I didn't see for "2018 season". Good to know what's up for this ...
      »SSUSA Staff: At the National Rules Committee meetings last year, we attempted to ...
5 Aug. 12, 2017 404

Rules on playing down

» Erp65: Can a 50's player play down in States tourney on a 40"s team
      »Erp65: My 40"s team was disqualified and I was not allowed to play in 50's ...
      »STL0: If you go under Tournaments/Rules and select Team Rating Index, ...
      »DaveDowell: I'm not sure "they" is SSUSA at all. We had all 40's playing "clean" ...
      »West Coast Mayhem #00: I believe he is talking about USSSA States this past weekend in ...
4 Aug. 7, 2017 443

Need a ruling

» Ball4: We have a tree just on the other side of our outfield fence. The ...
      »SOFTBALLNUTZ: Now is a GREAT time to practice your swing with an AXE!
      »B.J.: there is no 1 ruling on a play like this... and its exactly why you ...
      »Duke: Depending on the angle of the ball approaching the tree limbs and ...
3 Aug. 6, 2017 267

Results for Western Regionals

» Chudomelka7: Are there any results from Sacramento out?
      »CallaVett: 50AAA - 1) Calhoun/Michaels 2) Outlaws of Lincoln 3) Portland ...
      »CallaVett: Winners are listed above in "WORLD MASTER CHAMPIONSHIPS 2017 • USA ...
      »the car: 50 major K M sports 1st layer cake 2nd Cali gold
      »the car: 8 teams in majors
4 Aug. 4, 2017 637

what is correct call

» Larry S: Runners on first and second. Batter hits ball up the middle & it ...
      »B.J.: since the batted ball did not pass a fielder (pitcher does not ...
      »B94: I believe the fact that the batted ball made contact with the pitcher ...
      »B.J.: B94 you are correct....the pitcher would be considered an infielder ...
3 Aug. 2, 2017 394

"No Pitch" rule interpretation

» Turbobob: 2017 SSUSA rulebook Section 6.13 No Pitch No pitch shall be ...
      »SSUSA Staff: "No pitch" means just that ... It's treated as though the pitch never ...
      »k man: Turbo, does seem a bit unfair in that one instance but would you feel ...
2 Aug. 1, 2017 208

Runner hit by batted ball while standing on 2nd base.

» Sov: Actually had this happen last week. The only question was whether it ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Sov ... You did not provide enough information to make a proper ...
      »Sov: probably a coin flip between the pitcher and second baseman. I would ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The pitcher is NOT considered an infielder for purposes of the ...
3 Aug. 1, 2017 419

Courtesy runners

» Turbobob: Is there any reason to impose a limit on the number of times a ...
      »Turbobob: To be a little clearer on this, I'm talking about the SAME rostered ...
      »B.J.: turbo... im not quite sure what you are asking?
      »SSUSA Staff: We're not sure, either! ... THINKING we understand the question, and ...
      »mad dog: hey dave/staff......you also run for your at bats...plus run one ...
      »k man: Courtesy runner in the open inning question: Batter A reaches 1st ...
      »SSUSA Staff: mad dog ... Very true ... COULD run more than seven in theory • k man ...
      »DMac: I have ran more than seven times in a game on many occasions. My ...
      »The Screamer5: I know I'm in the minority with this opinion, but I would like to see ...
      »Turbobob: B.J. and SSUSA Staff, My intent in the posting is to see if there ...
      »DaveDowell: Turbobob ... We don't disagree conceptually at all ... In fact, ...
      »B.J.: Turbo... we have 5 divisions of rec ball in our leagues and the top 2 ...
      »stick8: K man the answer to your question as you put it would be player C or ...
      »Turbobob: From the feedback given, I do not see any reason to limit the number ...
13 July 28, 2017 789

Batter hitting the strike mat

» Steve in Tucson: Gentlemen, In our league, we have a player who, while making a legal ...
      »Gonedeep43: WTF?? I would suggest to this person to get some serious batting ...
      »SOFTBALLNUTZ: Tell the idiot that the game is softball and "NO ...
      »B.J.: in answer to your question... no... nothing in the rules
      »DaveDowell: I think you're on to something SOFTBALLNUTZ ... One strike/stroke ...
      »kingofpain22: too funny..
      »HAT MAN: wow hold on Are you saying his approach to hitting the ball is an ...
      »Steve in Tucson: Vinny, You really don't want to see it. And, yes, he actually hits ...
      »Sparky.1: Guess the major question should be, what kind of hitter is he? Have ...
      »Bubble Gum: Does this joker move the mat from it's original position when hittin ...
      »Benji4: Vinny Send me an email with your cell please. I got a new phone ...
      »Mulewhipper: Sounds like a Cricket player...
      »AJC: Exactly what i was thinking Mulewhipper. Hard to imagine hitting a ...
12 July 28, 2017 1044

8.6 - Avoiding Collisions

» baseballbill: Is the base runner allowed to stop on the left or right side of the ...
      »baseballbill: Also should have stated beating the throw on a tag ??????
      »B.J.: yes if he is avoiding a collision and beats the throw he should be ...
      »baseballbill: Thanks B.J.
      »SSUSA Staff: baseballbill ... We completely agree with B.J. on this one, but ...
      »kjones: What is the call when a runner is running in line to hit the orange ...
      »B.J.: kjones.. not seeing the play it's hard to call but you have to ...
      »spoonplugger: Does the pitcher have the ball ? Is he going for a tag ?
      »kjones: yes the pitcher has the ball. He was not going for a tag. I was the ...
      »B.J.: Kjones... now that you fully explained the scenario... I believe the ...
      »mad dog: kjones....our game is not based on safety.....if it was we would't be ...
      »Sparky.1: Well said Mad Dog, well said! Sparky1 "the Rattlesnake" (just for ...
      »kjones: Safety is in senior ball with no collisions at home, an orange base ...
12 July 27, 2017 778

Calling time out

» Jersey Jack: My question comes as an umpire and is about calling time outs. Base ...
      »B.J.: Jersey , I assume you are doing a 2 man system... as a base umpire ...
      »Nancy Allen: JJ, this would probably be a good one to talk about, and if you like, ...
      »Jersey Jack: Thank you BJ and Nancy for your reasonable explanations. For whatever ...
      »Nancy Allen: JJ, thank you that makes sense if you are player/volunteer umpires ...
      »the car: that is a nice opinion but not the rule and when you get that little ...
      »B.J.: car...the answers that were given were not opinions... they are ...
6 July 21, 2017 537
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