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The new sun rule 6.16

» garyheifner: Under the new rule: If batter requests pitcher to move, Ump and TD ...
      »B.J.: this is the amendment made for the EFFECT of rule 6.16 in Dec ...
      »garyheifner: Thanks for the reply
      »Player: Gary, you play the outfield - or did (LOL). So, what about a rule ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The actual complete language of the amended Rulebook 6.16 is in the ...
      »garyheifner: I like where this is going. How about, any ball hit where the ...
      »B.J.: 6.16 WIND OR SUN AFFECTING BOTH PITCHERS.....EFFECT: Softball is an ...
      »SSUSA Staff: B.J. - Please re-read this provision in the complete Rulebook ...
      »RIK56: As a pitcher i think this is a bad rule,you are telling the pitcher ...
      »NYGNYY: Not sure if there is a right or wrong answer here. However I do ...
      »titanhd: I tend to agree with NYGNYY.This is a clumsy attempt to rectify a ...
      »Bballer3: Not too sure about this rule. Right handed batter states he can't ...
      »19: Why does senior softball insist on making a mockery of a game we all ...
      »BruceinGa: I agree with titanhd and NYGNYY, the tournament staff and director ...
      »nails: there is no need to protect the batter, just a useless rule, . Now if ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Protecting the pitcher is already addressed in the same rule, calling ...
      »B.J.: STAFF...Thx. for the explanations...IMO the rule didn't need to be ...
      »k man: Since games are timed, will there be a stoppage of time in order to ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Whether or not to stop running time will be an umpire's judgment, ...
      »garyheifner: Moving a pitcher into the area of a pull hitter does bring up a good ...
      »16wood: We played in Hemet, CA, 2 weeks ago (SCSSA) and played 2 early AM ...
      »tall_thunder: When was this sun rule amended. We had this problem in Florida during ...
      »Dbax: This is a 2016 rule. TOC was played under 2015 rules.
22 March 13, 2016 1246

Throwing the glove during a play.

» Rock25: Saw the previous discussion on this topic, but did not see any ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The glove, in the hypothetical given, must make contact with the ball ...
1 March 11, 2016 307

Distance between pitching rubber and plate

» balco: What is the correct distance between the front of the pitching rubber ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The official SSUSA pitching distance is 50' from the rear point of ...
1 March 11, 2016 352

legal age

» VOODOOSPORTS: I have been told two different things regarding age. A friend turns ...
      »SSUSA Staff: YES A player's age is determined by whatever age (s)he attains ...
      »JackZ_SLC: Good to hear. At one time was it not the rule that the player had to ...
      »DoubleL10: JackZ_SLC based on my personal experience that has not been the case ...
3 March 2, 2016 549
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SSUSA RULES COMMITTEE 2015 Annual Meeting Minutes

» SSUSA Staff: The link below redirects to the Official Minutes of the 2015 SSUSA ...
      »SSUSA Staff: We have published the final version of the rules changes, new rules, ...
1 March 1, 2016 3174

Thrown Glove Makes Contact with Batted Ball

» SCUBA: The left center fielder throws his glove and it makes contact with a ...
      »Rick35: Dead ball...runner awards an extra base, hence home. (run scored and ...
      »Clean Up: Throwing a glove at a ball during a game!! How old are thes ...
      »stever: If a batted ball is contacted by a thrown glove all runners are ...
      »SCUBA: Gentlemen, I appreciate your responses. I really do. But no one has ...
      »SSUSA Staff: THE CALL: If the tag was made on the batter-runner, he is awarded 3rd ...
5 Feb. 27, 2016 740

Sno Bird

» roach: What are the rules of Sno Bird
      »wagon487: https://seniorsoftball.com/forms/form_region_chg.pdf
      »SSUSA Staff: General Snowbird Rules ... Snowbird card has one year term and ...
2 Feb. 20, 2016 271

Intentional walk rule

» jackbrun: According to the rules, is it permissible for a batter to refuse an ...
      »SSUSA Staff: We can't speak with authority to the ASA rule, but in SSUSA there is ...
      »BruceinGa: I am curious, why do you ask this? Have you witnessed this in local ...
      »jackbrun: Bruce - In a local open league, there is a player that has verbally ...
      »BruceinGa: Wow, the umpire needs to take control of the game! If he doesn't, ...
      »spoonplugger: His team should straighten him out or get rid of him.
      »Fabe: Wow! To let an individual player to have that much influence can be ...
      »taits: i'd walk him on gereral principals if nothing more. Perhaps he can't ...
      »Q19: In our SENIOR leagues here in Sacramento (SPSSC & GSSCS), every team ...
      »Q19: Hey "jackbrun", does this "meanie" play on the SENIOR tournament ...
      »OZ40: Sounds to me like a time bomb waiting to really go off. Why so much ...
      »stick8: Good points Oz. Just play ball and whatever happens, ...
      »neck10: stick thaats why we don't let you um in traverse city lol drink a ...
      »neck10: ump
      »neck10: I hit a pitcher in the fore head once in league play about 12yrs ago ...
      »joel 1975: you should never walk anyone in league play unless it set's up force ...
      »BruceinGa: I've lead our league in walks for many seasons. It was never a big ...
      »Fred S: Joel: Everything being equal I agree. But when you got studs ...
      »Omar Khayyam: In our senior league, intentional walks are not allowed, even to fill ...
      »Turbo 34: I think the biggest reason players hate to walk in league games is ...
      »jackbrun: Q19 - this player is not a senior player. He plays on an open ...
      »OZ40: Another option is to make the pitching screen optional in the league. ...
      »Fred S: What we have done is to walk a batter you have to have one strike on ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Good idea, Fred, but it won't work in this particular situation where ...
      »Katzy63: I've personally umpired Jackbrun during a couple of these games with ...
      »garyheifner: Possibly have the pitcher go back to the 60' line. Launch the ball ...
      »jackbrun: Gary - Great idea but the league rules makes the pitcher pitch from ...
      »lewis: Jackbrun have your pitcher roll the ball across the plate
      »k man: I know this is a longshot but maybe before you play the next game you ...
      »jackbrun: It has been determined that he cannot refuse an intentional walk. ...
29 Feb. 18, 2016 1395

ASA Playing Rules for Seniors

» SB-Bill: My Senior League does not separate players by age so we have local ...
      »BruceinGa: You may want to look at the ASA rulebook.
1 Feb. 18, 2016 243

Sliding into first base

» Randall: Is sliding into first base legal in SSUSA?
      »swing for the fences : yep
      »SSUSA Staff: ONLY when returning to 1st base after having legally acquired it ... ...
      »lb16: Might I ask why it's an out? Other than it's in the rule book.
      »SSUSA Staff: There is no need to slide into 1st base or Home plate (same rule ...
      »OZ40: Initially sliding into a base was to SLOW the runner so that they ...
      »16wood: Some runners slide/slid (present/past) into 1B in order to avoid a ...
      »TM44: I think the reason for sliding into first is a safety issue. When I ...
      »So Cal Z: I have a hard time with this one, last year at worlds we were knocked ...
8 Feb. 16, 2016 732

Foul tip caught by catcher

» Randall: On the message board I found discussion on this topic, but the last ...
      »B.J.: basically yes it has to have loft....a caught foul tip is just ...
      »mad dog: randall....if the ball DOES NOT go straight back to the catcher...it ...
      »T.C.Sr.: Straight from the Senior Softball USA rule book. 1.29 - Foul ...
      »Randall: I believe that T.C. Sr. has the proper ruling. That is that it would ...
      »mad dog: rule book wrong......???????......ASA it is anything but a straight ...
      »B.J.: Ranall this is not a USSSA site..or an ASA site...it is a SSUSA ...
      »Randall: I inadvertently listed the USSSA, but I intended to list SSUSA.
      »DCPete: What about this scenario, which recently happened in a tournament; ...
      »B.J.: the umpire is considered to be part of the field....and is treated as ...
      »tg69: umpire is in foul territory
      »DCPete: In the same game, a ground ball between 1st & 2nd hit the base umpire ...
      »B.J.: DC.....yes
12 Feb. 6, 2016 1224

illegally batted ball

» 1jonsey: STAFF 7.6 BATTER IS OUT E. When the batter bunts or chops the ...
      »SSUSA Staff: YES ... The out is imposed for the attempt to bat the ball in that ...
      »curveball: Didn't know about the "full swing" part of the rule. There is a fair ...
      »cuda65: We had a left hand batter with great speed often take a half or three ...
      »DoubleL10: I don't think the rule means you have to swing from the heels...I've ...
      »mad dog: larry your right about the swing speed......it just has to be a full ...
      »curveball: Bob, full swing is the length of the swing, not the speed and ...
      »mad dog: yes robbie....as long as the swing is full.....doesn't matter how ...
      »curveball: Agreed. I was confused on the meaning of "full" swing. Think I got ...
      »stick8: Jonsey, any bunt, chop or not taking a full swing that results in a ...
      »Duke: Whether a ball is hit with a full swing, half swing, or 3/4 swing, ...
10 Jan. 27, 2016 880

Double Force Out at the Plate

» Craig21: We had a play occur in our senior softball game last Thursday which I ...
      »mad dog: call apply's to both once the second runner has gone past the ...
      »stick8: Craig, obviously the first runner, I'll call player A, is out. If the ...
      »SSUSA Staff: We concur ... Double play
      »B.J.: I think it's time to get a new 3rd base coach...lol
      »BruceinGa: I like B.J.'s reply!
      »Bill B: The Rule is from what I've been told over and over. If a play like ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Bill B - We respectfully disagree. This hypothetical circumstance is ...
7 Jan. 9, 2016 688

Question?

» Mario: When 50 Major plus player turns 55 is he still considered a 50 Major ...
      »PoollShark: 55 Major plus/50 Major. The way I understand things, when you reach ...
      »Jawood: I believe the Poollshark is correct. Drops a level but the same ...
      »Mario: So does this mean a 55 year old player that played Major plus as a 54 ...
      »BruceinGa: I would say yes, it's you playing age, not actual age that counts.
      »Katzy63: A 55 yr old who played Major Plus as a 54 year old (this means he ...
      »curveball: Not true Katz, a 54 year old who turns 55 during that season could ...
      »softball4b: SSUSA please correct me if I am incorrect: Age 54 player plays on a ...
      »titanhd: Mario. Your rating experience history follows you for two-years. Plus ...
8 Jan. 7, 2016 747

new rule 6.16 WIND OR SUN AFFECTING BOTH PITCHERS

» B.J.: I have a question...when I first read this I assumed that it was ...
      »B.J.: sorry should have been amended rule 6.16
      »Dbax: This is really stupid. Move the pitcher to the left or right and they ...
      »Omar Khayyam: Dbax, I agree that this rule change has nothing to do with safety, ...
      »Dbax: Like I said, it's part of the game. Your effective strategy got you ...
      »cronin51: The Field Director "ALLOW" the pitcher to pitch from 6 feet out. Well ...
      »Dbax: You're right! The way it's written, it doesn't make sense.
      »B.J.: Cronin51....according to this change and the way it is written you ...
      »NYGNYY: Recently in Phoenix I played in a few games where the sun was a ...
      »GI: First of all before I get to discussion, I want to say to all you ...
      »mad dog: well again the whiny hitters get to move the pitcher for their ...
      »cronin51: B.J., not looking for a pissing contest but the way I read it if I am ...
      »SSUSA Staff: NYGNYY - The "Wind" part of the rule addresses extreme windy ...
      »cronin51: SSUSA Staff, can you shed some light on this rule pertaining to the ...
      »SSUSA Staff: This amendment affects the batter's sun issue only. When BOTH ...
      »cronin51: Thank you
      »Dbax: Even after this explanation, it's still silly.
      »BruceinGa: I can just imagine the umpire's thoughts after being asked to move ...
      »k man: Bruce, you bring up an interesting point about the mat but I can ...
      »16wood: With each additional rule that is added, the game is getting more and ...
      »swing for the fences : I agree with 16wood, it seems silly to move the pitcher for the ...
      »StevenL.Imlay: I strongly agree with Bob - don't schedule games at those times of ...
      »Mason's Grandpa: I do agree with not playing games on the fields that have SUN issues. ...
      »OZ40: Mason, I thought once the game is officially started the umpire has ...
      »Mason's Grandpa: I agree they should not be one in the same. During a game in ...
      »stick8: This happened to us (OKI at the time) during the last game of the day ...
      »Mason's Grandpa: No disrespect to SSUSA. They are doing the best they can. It seems ...
      »TheCat43: Let's see... If I move the pitcher to my left about six feet from ...
      »curveball: Cat, wouldn't you rotate to keep the pitcher at the same angle? We ...
      »TheCat43: Curveball: Perhaps I don't understand. But it seemed that the ...
      »garyheifner: We were in an SPA World championship game. 3 of our left handed ...
      »Dbax: During the Winter Worlds, in a morning game against Joe Browns All ...
      »TheCat43: Somebody had no commons sense - Why not move to a different field if ...
      »Dbax: I was being sarcastic.
      »TheCat43: @#$%^????
      »Mason's Grandpa: I guess what it comes down to is both teams need to refuse to play ...
      »Duke: Mad dog, I concur with your comment! SSUSA Staff, Your statement ...
      »BCA80: In Phoenix, the sun was in the batter's eyes a couple of games. The ...
      »16wood: It's my feeling that most MLB parks are built with the right field ...
      »BCA80: It's actually written in to the MLB rulebook (1.04)-- "It is ...
      »16wood: Yep, but several stadiums must have received variances because their ...
40 Dec. 22, 2015 1879

Correct Call???

» HJ: Man on first 1 out. Batter hits slow grounder to SS. SS throws to ...
      »BruceinGa: My understanding it that there MUST be a throw to first for the ...
      »JimmyG: Ump was incorrect. Here is the rule from ssusa rulebook. It clearly ...
      »HJ: I would like staff to give its opinion. To me, "If there is a play" ...
      »stick8: I interpret "if there is a play" to mean a throw is made to first for ...
      »BruceinGa: I can see the interpretation "if there is a play" to mean there is an ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The intent of the rule is clear to the Rules Committee: The white bag ...
      »stever: According to rule 8.4(1), "the defensive player may use either ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The double first base is to be used on an assigned basis by the ...
      »azcard: If drawn into foul territory by a throw may the first baseman touch ...
      »B.J.: rule 8.4 1....again thet cannot use the orange bag only on a ...
      »NYGNYY: I am getting lost here-if the rule is for safety first and ...
      »OZ40: What's so difficult about a batter touching the orange bag when he's ...
      »Pgh Yinzer: The smart thing for an infielder to do is always throw the ball to ...
      »B.J.: if a fielder boots a ball and the runner passes 1st base and is down ...
14 Dec. 18, 2015 3909

runner leaves base

» 1jonsey: no outs, runner on 1st and 2nd, batter hits into what he thinks is a ...
      »stick8: He's out for going into the dugout.
      »Pgh Yinzer: Not if timeout was called
      »B.J.: B/R is out....even if time out was called and he entered the dugout ...
3 Dec. 18, 2015 780

True AAA rules applied at Worlds

» RoosterBL: Home run rule for 50AAA is 3 and dead ball out after, however this ...
      »Pgh Yinzer: Lorenzi Park does not have a yellow line on fences thus the rule for ...
1 Dec. 17, 2015 634

carrying bat to first base

» gr8hit42: is there a rule that states that - it is an out for a batter/runner ...
      »garyheifner: My understanding is that is not an out unless the 1st baseman is ...
      »B.J.: No....as long as the batter/runner does not interfere with a fielder
      »stattad: I found this comment on another thread. "You can carry it all the ...
      »Omar Khayyam: I had a player on my team with a habit of carrying his bat all the ...
4 Dec. 15, 2015 526

INFIELDER or OUTFIELDER?

» Bubble Gum: Situation: Runners on 1st and 2nd. Less than 2 Out. Both th ...
      »B.J.: there is no distinction between infielder/outfielder on an infield ...
      »?: OK! So how far out does the infield actually extend?
      »TexasTransplant: The cut of the infield or the distance of the infielder from the ...
      »swing for the fences : It is a call at the discretion of the umpire.. if the umpire feels ...
4 Dec. 9, 2015 612
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