http://www.softballcamp.com/

 
SIGN IN:   Password     »Sign up

Message board   »Message Board home    »Sign-in or register to get started

Online now: 3 members: Hanalei, TGIII, dix47; 55 anonymous
Change topic:

Discussions in message board topic: Rules of the game

Discussion subjectRepliesLatestViews
PRIORITY: 

SSUSA 2013 RULES COMMITTE MEETINGS Minutes, Decisions & Other Actions

» SSUSA Staff: The link below redirects to the Official Minutes of the 2013 SSUSA ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The Rules Committee Minutes have been corrected to properly state the ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Face Masks, Home Runs Top List of New SSUSA Rules for 2014Softball ...
2 Dec. 20, 2013 3677

Home run and divsion rating thoughts

» garyheifner: Be honest, most of the M+ teams and many of the M teams are carefully ...
      »kbl: Garyheifner...Great bunch of thoughts!! Thanks, Ken
      »PattyMac: GAry, I like the idea of divisions. 2 divisions : Major - 0 ...
      »Sparky.1: Now "IF ONLY" the "POWERS TO BE" will read and consider this ...
      »TexasTransplant: Gary, I would add: segregate the M+ teams on their own field or ...
      »mad dog: gary like what you have said but have the hrs like this AA = 1 HR ...
      »LeeLee: LOL they don't won't to run around the bases do you really think they ...
6 Dec. 18, 2013 843

face mask rule

» j33: I have been pitching for over 30 years. In the last 12 years I have ...
      »AcePV: As a pitcher myself, I personally like the idea of a narrow pitching ...
1 Dec. 15, 2013 529

Scoring Line? In MLB?

» ShaneV: http://espn.go.com/mlb/hotstove13/story/_/id/10121849/mlb-intends-ban- ...
0 Dec. 12, 2013 367

Dead Ball Out

» JohnBob: I see where SSUSA has went back to home runs over the limit being ...
      »PJ3P: Obviously pitchers wearing masks being mandatory because of this ...
      »Adiktiv6: BAD decision.....This rule change by the SSUSA knowingly puts the ...
      »mad dog: why should this put the pitchers in harms way anymore,then if there ...
      »leftyfalcon: Well lets see in AA and AAA it was a dbo already after you made your ...
4 Dec. 8, 2013 808

Was a rule voted in?????

» garyheifner: I suggested last year that once you made it to 1st base and a left ...
      »B.J.: yes it has been changed....once B/R has attained 1st base both runner ...
      »titanhd: B.J. how would a defensive player use the orange safety base?
      »kbl: titanhd...how about on a fly ball and a throw back to 1st base to get ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The rule change requires the split-bag approach on the initial ...
4 Oct. 30, 2013 852

home plate rule

» cecil: it almost happen this past week, runners at first and second , the ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Very simple ruling/analysis here ... If the defensive player has ...
1 Oct. 27, 2013 807

Can a new 50 player play in the TOC with a team that has previously qualified?

» bugman: What is the rule regarding adding a new player to play in the TOC in ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Roster addition players for the T.O.C. must have been otherwise ...
      »bugman25: Thank You for clearing that up for me; much appreciated!
      »Duke: Again and again and again, that is just another reason why the TOC is ...
      »Brock: Andy, I too have voiced exactly what you've suggested now and in the ...
      »Duke: Brock, You are absolutely correct. From my current knowledge of ...
      »Jawood: Duke and Brock, It is my understanding also that the reason for the ...
      »taits: I believe the 'contract' was redone during one of these thread ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The 2014 Tournament of Champions is year #2 of a 10-year contract ...
8 Oct. 23, 2013 1111

11th defender

» garyheifner: Just played in Mesquite and Huntsman games. An 11th defender was ...
      »Jawood: I believe that 11 defenders are allowed after 70+. I would like to ...
      »Fred S: One of the advantages of the 11th player in all divisions is that it ...
      »the wood: In instances where the 11th fielder is allowed, why would we want a ...
      »taits: I'm with you on that one BW.
      »Fred S: I don't believe there is any rule that says where he should play. ...
      »the wood: Fred, I was replying to the last sentence of the first post and the ...
6 Oct. 22, 2013 814

STAFF Question on the Tie Breaker Rule

» B.J.: Question....I know with the tie breaker rule the last batter takes ...
      »SSUSA Staff: INCORRECT In the hypothetical scenario you propose, your substitute ...
      »TimMcElroy: B.J. This exact scenario has been kicked around at SSUSA UIC ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The error in the hypothetical stated is the faulty assumption that ...
      »curty: if the situation is: pinch hit for starter, who became last out;.. 2 ...
      »B.J.: Thx for the quick response and thorough explanation
5 Oct. 13, 2013 825

players ejected in the 50 major bracket for ball and strikes protesting.

» jah#4: Heard from a Ga player from Adiktiv Sports that two of his team mates ...
      »BruceinGa: Someone on Adiktive argued with an umpire??! I still wouldn't count ...
      »jah#4: maybe they can come thur the 39 teams and have a good showing
      »BruceinGa: Only one player and 1 coach was removed from the game.
      »jah#4: thats good only one player I guess we know what player it was. we ...
      »Perl: Don or Bruce Do you know if this was Adiktivs first bracket ...
      »BruceinGa: Pearl, go to the top thread, the las vegas pdf's and go to this ...
      »BruceinGa: They went 2-0 in pool play then lost to J&J in the first de game.
      »Perl: Bruce Thanks for the info. Sounds like Adiktiv has a tough road ...
      »Graphite: Bruce,you say that the umpiring was good? Must not have been Rusty's ...
      »BruceinGa: You are correct, nothing like some of Rusty's crew! Who is this?
10 Oct. 8, 2013 1649

is there a ROVER or 11th player allowed in SSUSA 65+ games

» spider9188: Brain dead here...is there a ROVER allowed in SSUSA (meaning fielding ...
      »kbl: Bob, YES.
      »SSUSA Staff: NO ... The 11th Defensive Player is allowed for ages 70+ and more ...
      »kbl: BOB...SENIOR MOMENT..issa tournaments...sorry ken
      »spider9188: Thanks SSUSA Staff...appreciate it...and Ken...thank you...as I was ...
      »kbl: BOB.. what team do you play with and are you playing in ft ...
5 Sept. 20, 2013 662

Softballs

» Dennis Ferguson: Will the 52/300 softball be the ball used by SSUSA in 2014?
      »swing for the fences : everything I have ever hear from SSUSA is the balls are not changing! ...
      »Olden Slow: Dennis. Don't think they are changing a thing. I don't know of ...
      »Fred S: If they ever do run out and get yourself one of the PST's or the ...
      »mad dog: actually fred the senior bats hit this ball well...we use the 52 for ...
      »Jawood: The ball currently being used is fair. No need to change it.
      »Fred S: Should have mentioned that the ASA only bats also work very well with ...
6 Sept. 20, 2013 760

Flip Flop Rule

» Caveman: I have a question regarding the Flip Flop Rule. When the visiting ...
      »taits: My opinion is that it is another stupid rule that once again takes ...
      »Caveman: We did use the international tie breaker, but was curious as to ...
      »taits: Maybe it is the last sentence in that rule A part. But doesn't ...
      »Garocket: The flip flop rule would not have to be used if the team winning by ...
      »ShaneV: Have not heard an explicit answer to your question but would say no. ...
      »titanhd: The Flip -flop rule has no bearing on Home or Visiting team. If you ...
      »stick8: Titanhd that's true on paper. I could be mistaken here but the way I ...
      »paul0784: I believe the flip flop rule is mandatory in the elimination round. ...
      »Duke: Once you flip flop, it remains that way for the rest of the game. ...
      »stick8: Duke is correct. Teams do not flip flop back if the score becomes ...
10 Sept. 19, 2013 826

Question on Gloves

» Fred S: I noticed on the Home page the Ad for the Worth 15" glove. Isn't ...
      »taits: I agree. Given that there are a dozen measurements shown, if one is ...
      »Webbie25: Section 3.6 in the SSUSA rulebook specifies glove size. "... 1st ...
      »HJ: Webbie25, I have small hands. I have found I can effectively use a ...
      »taits: About 10 + years ago in Vegas I had a 15 inch Nakona glove and was ...
      »J R: I used a Wilson 5x 15 inch until it wore out.The Worth I bought from ...
      »Corky: If I'm not mistaken the Worth BFG (black with white laces) is a 15" ...
      »Fred S: Further investigation of Utrip rules it looks like it is legal in ...
      »Michigan Vet: Just got a new Easton Salvo SVS15 (15") at Play it Again Sports. It ...
8 Sept. 12, 2013 1139

scoring of runs with new COURTESY RUNNER RULE 8.5(5)

» B.J.: I have a question on scoring of runs with the new COURTESY RUNNER ...
      »taits: ....and may be called out upon appeal at any time while on base or, ...
      »B.J.: taits...yes there was a pitch made and in the past it would have ...
      »Caveman: I think the intent of the rule is that when the appeal is made, the ...
      »taits: IMO, the game has changed somewhat for the worse. Look at all the ...
      »taits: Forgot to answer,,, Like some rules they are defined or laid out to ...
      »SSUSA Staff: There is NO new Courtesy Runner rule ... A clarification was added ...
      »taits: Now there is a good explanation, all rules need. With or w\o ...
      »B.J.: SSUSA Staff thanx for the clarification and sorry for calling it a ...
      »taits: I doubt the call falls on the UMPS. I believe it's up to the ...
      »B.J.: Taits....but the rule states illegal courtesy runner will be called ...
      »taits: I understand that, but how many umps know the line up or remember ...
11 Sept. 7, 2013 970

SSUSA Staff or anyone else who knows for certain

» stick8: I will be umpiring in Lansing this weekend. I may be mistaken but as ...
      »SSUSA Staff: stick8 ... This one is simple ... Runner must either have his ...
      »taits: Stick8, You must be wanting the safe by proxy call like a runners ...
      »stick8: Thanks staff. I wasn't 100% sure on that one. Taits, I guess i'm a ...
      »taits: Stick8, I doubt the split part, but in a way you need one to be a ...
      »stick8: Most definitely true Taits!!
      »Michigan Vet: Stick You at Potterville or East Lansing? Hope you are at East ...
      »stick8: Chuck I wish I was at East Lansing (closer to home and nicer place) ...
7 Aug. 22, 2013 808

Another You Make The Call

» stick8: Up front allow me to say this situation did not occur in any game ...
      »BudLeftField: If an appeal was made and the umpire saw the play and ruled the ...
      »stick8: That's true BudLeftfield but in this situation it was the rundown ...
      »BudLeftField: The appeal would have been made after the play was over.The runner ...
      »stick8: That is correct BudLeftField. After the third out was made the ...
      »Garocket: The way Stick asked the question the run would count. Because the 3rd ...
      »Garocket: Would like to invite any wierd play, ask the question and lets get ...
      »cal50: High fly ball to shallow left with 1 out. Runner on 3rd thinks their ...
      »Garocket: That is a good one, I would rule that once he heads back to third he ...
      »cal50: A former major league umpire told me he thought he would be safe, but ...
      »Garocket: The reason I wpuld say out is If there had been other runners on ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Now we are into guessing intent. Similar scenario: runner dashed ...
      »stick8: Cal50 in the scenario you describe he would be safe--run counts. ...
12 Aug. 22, 2013 735

Play at first

» Webbie25: This is one I could not find in my rule book. It happened in a little ...
      »stick8: Webbie as far as I'm concerned a runner stepping on the foot of a ...
      »BruceAZ: Not sure about the foot being part of the bag. As a SS I've taken ...
      »stick8: Bruce your referring to blocking the bag with your foot. In this case ...
      »Garocket: 1st off I do not think any umpire has good enough vision to say that ...
      »softball4b: Only at the LLWS would this have been possible because: The ...
      »Garocket: Not following you on the last sentence Adult slowpitch ...
      »softball4b: Because B1 beat the throw, she is " Considered Safe". The Umpire ...
      »BudLeftField: I think the first basement who has his foot in the middle of the bag ...
      »BudLeftField: Sorry-should be baseman, not basement.
      »Webbie25: It was the LLWS-Mike you answered my question as to why they reversed ...
      »BudLeftField: Hi Webbie25-You make a good point that the players are inexperienced. ...
11 Aug. 22, 2013 910

Infield fly rule with a line drive

» Jetboy: Bases loaded I was playing third. Line drive hit to me that I ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Looks like the umpire made the correct call for what you describe as ...
      »TexasTransplant: This explanation of the Infield Fly Rule is stickied on the umpiring ...
      »TOMAR77: Texas Transplant, terrific explanation ! Good detail concisely put. ...
      »crusher: While playing the SSUSA Midwest Qualifier in July with 1st and 2nd ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Understanding the Infield Fly Rule remains one of the most difficult ...
      »TexasTransplant: Now there's a manager who is quick on his feet!
      »TexasTransplant: I've always wondered if the "ordinary effort" provision of the IFR ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Actually, we see it in our association frequently ... Balls that are ...
      »Jetboy: Thanks to all who replied.
      »VINNY LV: Great explanation Texas and funny story SSUSA.. Ya always get the one ...
      »VINNY LV: on the intentional drop the umps gotta be on his toes and call the ...
      »stick8: Just had an unusual situation on this. I was umpiring the USSSA last ...
      »stick8: Correction: instead of the ball would have landed foul, the ball DID ...
      »Jetboy: stick8, I assume that is the rule that not only is the batter runner ...
      »stick8: Jetboy, in USSSA it's actually the lead runner who's also out if the ...
15 Aug. 14, 2013 1285
» Previous 20 discussions here
Senior Softball-USA
Phone: (916) 326-5303
Fax: (916) 326-5304
2701 K Street, Suite 101A
Sacramento, CA 95816
Send us e-mail
Senior Softball-USA is dedicated to informing and uniting the Senior Softball Players of America and the World. Senior Softball-USA sanctions tournaments and championships, registers players, writes the rulebook, publishes Senior Softball-USA News, hosts International Softball Tours and promotes Senior Softball throughout the world. More than 1.5 million men and women over 40 play Senior Softball in the United States today. »SSUSA History  »Privacy policy

Follow us on Facebook

Partners