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Is it illegal to glue your endcap back in?

» rh25: According to the latest Senior Softball Newspaper a player was ...
      »OZ40: I brought up this exact scenario a while back when the cap popped of ...
      »taits: In 2012 I had my OG grey Combat endcap break in half . I called ...
      »tattooball: The bat you are referring to has taper proof inside coating. If the ...
      »tattooball: March 14, 2013 ju25 Men's 55 160 posts By the way Easton stamps ...
      »rh25: The article never mentioned the bat was shaved. From your comments I ...
      »B.J.: I'd like to know if STAFF considers a glued on end cap an illegal ...
      »tattooball: The bat was not determined to illegal at the field from what I saw. ...
      »Pgh Yinzer: That is considered an altered bat if ha glue end cap back into bat.. ...
      »Az Iz: BUY A NEW BAT... GLUE THE END CAP... USE GLUED BAT FOR BATTING ...
      »curveball: Hey Yinzer, I feel you owe me a refund. That Ultra II Legacy you ...
      »Pgh Yinzer: Hey Robbie the way I look at it you owe me a few more dinero.. LMAO ...
11 Oct. 10, 2015 1807

No batters box, Umpire calling batter out for hitting outside the batters box

» chris7907: Hey everyone. First time poster here. I have a quick question. I play ...
      »mad dog: lined out or not..the box is still there.....most umps don't/won't ...
      »DCPete: As long as the batter doesn't step on the plate or directly in front ...
      »Katzy63: So any call that has to do with going over and beyond a marked ...
      »DCPete: What part of the "box lines are usually gone by the 2nd inning" don't ...
      »STL0: We don't really have all of the details but every time I've see this ...
      »chris7907: I found this page which claims that it pulled its facts from the ASA ...
      »jfsully: In most associations (all that I know of) the batter's bx exists ...
      »Katzy63: If you look at OUR rules, and by that I mean SSUSA, they really want ...
      »joel 1975: not only was there no line in front of batter box umpire refused to ...
      »OZ40: For me to make that call it's got to be so obvious that Stevie Wonder ...
      »Joncon: """"Are you really saying it's OK for the ump to call the batter out ...
      »DCPete: Can't remember the last time we played on a field with the baselines ...
      »Joncon: """"Can't remember the last time we played on a field with the ...
      »Dbax: If you play at Sunset, on the two north fields, there are no fair or ...
      »STL0: What I have a problem with is teams that purposely remove the front ...
      »joel 1975: hey most of the ump's we saw in vegas were great,that one guy in the ...
      »joel 1975: katzy63 if your so worried about pitcher use the screen,then it ...
      »joel 1975: face protector was word I was looking for it doesn't say head ...
      »neck10: Joel the screen should be optional pitcher can use if he or she ...
      »DCPete: STL0; It actually says in the SSUSA rules that a batter should be ...
      »BruceinGa: STL0, we had two called out at Desert Breeze and none at BLD. Imo ...
      »B.J.: calling a batter out for being out of the box...at many tournaments ...
      »neck10: B.J. don't you think it's kind of odd to play softball for 44 years 7 ...
      »Turbo 34: The problem I have with an umpire calling a batter Out for stepping ...
      »Sparky.1: If Senior Ball (all Associations) would ever take my suggestion and ...
      »B.J.: Neck, I don't disagree with you about it being odd...I do know that ...
      »Mac33: There were more than a few guys called out at Fenway at BLD in the 55 ...
27 Oct. 2, 2015 1860

Reclassification of teams

» txnighttrain: Can someone explain how a team can be reclassified on Sept 4, 2015 (I ...
0 Sept. 13, 2015 639

Baseloaded

» grayhitter59: Senerio; Bases loaded, 1 out bottom of 7th inning, batter hits a ...
      »swing for the fences : simple, second out recorded at home and everyone else is safe on ...
      »DMac: Swing is 100% correct. If the runner on second scored then the game ...
      »stick8: Had a similar type play in a USSSA world tournament about 7 years ...
      »STL0: Stick8: You got yelled at for 15 minutes and had to throw at least ...
      »stick8: Well after calling the runner out on the force there was a lot of ...
      »swing for the fences : Stick8, They could change to rule to a walk off walk... and make it ...
      »stick8: They could do that swing. In USSSA they did that on dead ball appeal ...
      »STL0: Stick: That's the first time I have heard of a call of "ballgame" ...
      »stick8: Well, it's not universally accepted or required that an umpire must ...
      »stick8: Let me add this is USSSA, other associations, including senior ball, ...
10 Sept. 4, 2015 1180

Another Safe or out Question

» wazoo: Recently playing in the SSUSA Birmingham Southern Championship ...
      »B.J.: as an umpire, you have to take responsibility for your actions on the ...
      »BruceinGa: I disagree with BJ, double play. Although I have heard of "do ...
      »Turbo 34: Sure wish we had that umpire where we play. We had bases loaded and ...
      »swing for the fences : I agree with BJ... anytime a umpire can correct a bad call, kudos to ...
      »B.J.: Bruce.....this isn't a do over...the umpire by his own error put the ...
      »mck71: As an umpire for over 20 years, I believe it is my responsibility to ...
      »BruceinGa: This reminds me of a situation that a friend encountered. After a ...
      »Nancy Allen: Not even going to comment on the umpire part. I have lost counts a ...
      »BruceinGa: Agreed Nancy! One of the teams that I played with this year would ...
      »Webbie25: I would call an out on the fly ball, batter back to first base ...
      »The Screamer5: Another good one! As unfortunate as it sounds, the umpire shouldn't ...
      »Nancy Allen: This is not an NA opinion, but my 2 man partner would say, you ...
      »stick8: Imagine the championship game of the SSUSA Worlds in Las Vegas. The ...
      »B.J.: STAFF...I would like to know what your ruling would be....as an ...
      »SSUSA Staff: B.J., we agree with you ... We were informed by the Tournament ...
      »The Screamer5: I love this site...where we can respectfully discuss these types of ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Screamer ... We don't disagree at all ... The immediately previous ...
      »swing for the fences : Hey Screamer and Staff.. I think that Most players want the calls to ...
      »OZ40: Most tournaments have an official score keeper, the umpire SHOULD ...
      »The Screamer5: Good points Swing and OZ. Like you said, I guess it all comes down to ...
      »stick8: Swing, of course players want calls to be correct, umpires do as ...
      »swing for the fences : let's put it this way... if guys ask if the umpire can ask the other ...
      »swing for the fences : and one other thing.. it's not about the umpires and their feelings.. ...
      »stick8: Well said Swing.
      »swing for the fences : Thanks Stick8... good conversation!
      »Webbie25: Stick-I loved your World Champion example, and in this crazy game I ...
      »grayhitter59: I think it should be called whatever is fair for one team or the ...
      »Nancy Allen: Webbie25, I feel as an umpire that I am a professional. I do not get ...
      »stick8: Webbie, as one who has umpired numerous USSSA qualifiers, ...
      »wazoo: Thanks for the great input, their was more involved that I didn't ...
      »Webbie25: Nancy, I did not mean to offend you. By working out the signals you ...
      »Nancy Allen: Dear Webbie25, I was not offended. I just think every paid umpire ...
      »hitman: While other associations would have rewarded both Teams with first ...
      »Antique Road Show: Here's one for the armchair umpires: NSA Mens D....bases loaded 1 ...
      »B.J.: sounds like you were doing 1 man....a lot to watch but yes if all ...
      »stick8: Antique when you called time that's it, the play is dead. Just from ...
36 Sept. 4, 2015 1791

bases being loaded

» nine: What should be the proper call when bases are loaded and there is a ...
      »DaveDowell: The only thing certain from your limited factual circumstances ...
      »DieselDan: "Out."
      »DaveDowell: "Safe" ... If the first "bang" of the "bang/bang" was the foot of the ...
      »crusher: It was a triple play, and 3 bangs not 2 bangs bang1 guy on third ...
      »stick8: Crusher i have a triple play on that.
      »Crusher 70: Hey Crusher 70, you youngsters are getting more bang for your buck ...
      »Pull My Finger: "bang bang your dead!"
      »crusher: C-70 I play with Bank of Rison 70 AAA. My number 51. Will be ...
8 Aug. 30, 2015 666

dropped line drive

» hurdler52: Situation was as follows; bases loaded, no outs, batter hits line ...
      »SSUSA Staff: It's the correct call so long as the umpire's judgment is that the 3B ...
1 Aug. 28, 2015 587

Forfeit rules!!!

» Henry S: What happens when a team in a league quites like mid season? that ...
      »DaveDowell: That would be a local league decision. Contact them with your inquiry.
1 Aug. 28, 2015 449

INFIELD FLY

» SCUBA: In an infield fly situation, is the ability of the infielder a factor ...
      »stick8: Yes orinary effort
      »SSUSA Staff: 2013 Eastern Nationals ... IFR situation in an 80's game, with 2B ...
      »SCUBA: stick8, please elaborate.
      »stick8: In laymans language ordinary effort means taking a minimum amount of ...
4 Aug. 28, 2015 632

footwork when pitching

» kingofmen: in a tourney today,i was told by the ump to quit walking around in my ...
      »B.J.: you only get one step in any direction...i always tell the pitchers ...
      »curveball: A pivot foot must remain "planted" in the pitchers box while ...
      »B.J.: the foot doesn't have to be "in the box"....it only has to be ...
      »stick8: You cannot walk up or run up and pitch. You must pause before you ...
      »curveball: BJ, the words "contact with" should have been inserted after ...
5 Aug. 19, 2015 1011

Age restriction

» wife of: to play in the Nov 2015 Nationals if a player is 63 and will turn 64 ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Yes he may ... Any player that turns 65 during the calendar year 2016 ...
1 Aug. 16, 2015 514

WHAT IS THE DEFINITION OF A FULL SWING

» 1jonsey: RULE 7.6 BATTER IS OUT E When the batter bunts or chops the ...
      »SSUSA Staff: 1jonsey ... The intent of the Rulebook 7.6 H. is is pretty clear: to ...
      »1jonsey: thanks for the answer, and i understand the bunt and chop part of the ...
      »SSUSA Staff: The term "full swing" is a subjective term, not easily defined, if at ...
      »Nancy Allen: Note: If you see NA behind the plate, you had better at least turn ...
      »Stretch14: Get your money's worth.
      »1jonsey: NA thank you, your answer is exactly what I'm getting at. Each ...
      »Nancy Allen: 1jonesy, my thinking comes from not only years of experience but ...
      »1jonsey: Yes, again I agree with you over the years you have learned what to ...
      »Garocket: The full swing can get an umpire in trouble. Here in the southeast we ...
      »Clean Up: 1jonsey With all your questions about this Full Swing subject ...
      »1jonsey: lol well i'm definitely not a clean up hitter, and I agree with ...
      »Nancy Allen: Garocket, I think we are talking about the same thing. They turn ...
      »Garocket: Nancy, it has nothing to do with wheels. What I am talking about the ...
      »Clean Up: 1jonsey If you just want to be a "Punch & Judy" hitter. Buy ...
      »Clean Up: I forgot to mention that when you get in the batters box with that ...
      »1jonsey: Nancy, you made my point again in 2 ways 1)I also looked into 2 ...
      »1jonsey: Clean Up....lmao have you been watching my hitting video???
      »Nancy Allen: Garocket, no, that is not it. This is a complete turn of wrists and ...
      »B.J.: being an umpire and a player myself I see what both sides are ...
      »softball4b: Maybe if the 3rd baseman was not playing left field he would cut it ...
      »neck10: the bat must hit the ball not ball hit the bat it's that simple.we ...
      »Nancy Allen: Neck10, I did not see that one. Ball stayed in the gate, but like ...
      »B.J.: Neck, yes I agree the bat must hit the ball...but it does not have ...
      »joel 1975: if the bat is moving forward when it strikes the ball that's a legal ...
      »neck10: why worry about NA she can't see if gates open or ...
      »neck10: if the ball travels out of infield you will have a hard time selling ...
      »Nancy Allen: Hey, neck10, JG was your umpire. I was just an innocent director. ...
27 Aug. 6, 2015 1458

international tie breaker-runner

» Capt Kirk: At the Heart of Texas Qualifier in Georgetown this rule was ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Regrettably, this appears to clearly be an umpire error, hopefully ...
      »mad dog: also what is the rule for pitching...1-pitch or full ...
      »Capt Kirk: Some interesting stats on pitch count (from MLB over a (4) yr ...
      »SSUSA Staff: mad dog ... All International Tie Breaker innings are supposed to be ...
      »joel 1975: didn't the winner's get bragging right's
      »Fred S: This is a good example of Association's having different rules. I ...
6 Aug. 6, 2015 1089

Rules of the Game

» stick8: Recently witnessed this scenario: Runners on 1st and 2nd, two outs. ...
      »OZ40: Stick, yes & no depending on the circumstances. As always, ONLY the ...
      »stick8: Oz as always your thoughts are spot on. And your right one on deck ...
      »Nancy Allen: Stick8, Utrip here makes the buckets stay at the corners of the ...
3 July 30, 2015 936

SSUSA Needs to review bat rule

» Hitemdeep: We had a total nightmare in our last game at Hemet this weekend. The ...
      »Hitemdeep: EVEN MORE PISSED NOW THAT I WENT THROUGH THE RULE BOOK! A bat with ...
      »Sparky.1: If Senior Ball (all Associations) would ever take my suggestion and ...
      »Hitemdeep: 383 views and only 1 opinion. So said umpire/player should be ...
      »STL0: If it's opinions you want, I'll give you mine. The bottom line is ...
      »Hitemdeep: STL10 I completely agree with you. My issue is the ruling was wrong ...
      »DCPete: Two problems here; 1) the bat Rule doesn't say it must have a 1.21 ...
      »softball4b: I have no dog in this fight, but instead of tip toeing around and ...
      »Hookdup: What division was this? What teams? Also every manager should carry a ...
      »Hitemdeep: I did not insert names due to we are filing a complaint with ...
      »TexasTransplant: I am sitting here looking at a 2014 LS Z3000 ASA Model. It does not ...
      »softball4b: What is unsaid is, someone probably thought the bat was altered. Now ...
      »Hitemdeep: Sorry yes some ranting but it's because he was admit about being a ...
      »DCPete: The rule book currently says any bats made in 2014 or later have to ...
      »SoCo#01: Ive sat by and watched this long enough. Rant or vent as you will. ...
      »Hitemdeep: Soco #1 you are wrong! Rule 3.4(3) All bats marked 1.21 bpf or ...
      »DCPete: The thing that you need to get clear SoCo is that the ENTIRE rule for ...
      »Semmy: @TexasTransplant and @DCPete You may want to have a look at the ...
      »BadCallBlue: Sparky1 as a SSUSA umpire and Previous ASA and USSSA umpire of 20+ ...
      »B94: Blue I don't think Sparky was criticizing as much as offering a ...
      »Sparky.1: BadCallBlue: Right off the bat, nice to read a reply from an ...
      »DaveDowell: Sparky.1 ... Maybe this would be a great "What I Did On My Summer ...
      »Sparky.1: GeeeeWizzzz Dave.............If you and the staff would take some of ...
      »joel 1975: sure your not from arkansas
      »joel 1975: texas t all of softball usssa,asa,nsa,ssusa,spa,& all other's have ...
      »joel 1975: just buy the bat's with ssusa stamp on it and problem's are over.it's ...
      »Dbax: "Current owner of the combined A.S.A./U.S.S.S.A. National Caree ...
      »Sparky.1: Dbax..... Was certified by both the ASA and USSSA with letter ...
      »Sparky.1: including ESPN
      »400: Dr. Gregg you should be out focusing on Win 1545 instead of getting ...
      »Sparky.1: BP is doing just fine 400. Had my annual checkup just last week and ...
      »LM21: hahahaha.... never played them before this tourney but the same guy ...
      »Hitemdeep: Scott Loensorf is his name. We finally got a ruling saying the Bat ...
32 July 29, 2015 3207

15" gloves

» 1jonsey: i've read the rule for the size of gloves allowed and I'm still not ...
      »Dbax: I believe 14" is the largest allowed.
      »Fred S: I believe they as they are sold on the site. It is ASA that is 14"
      »TexasTransplant: I pasted the section of the rule book pertaining to glove size below. ...
      »Bomber #7: Is the 14" Max. being enforced in SSUSA?
      »Fred S: I have never seen it enforced in any assoc. we have a couple of ...
      »1jonsey: my buddy just returned from a tournament and said a vendor was ...
      »taits: Rule book: 3.6 Gloves Last sentence spells it out Nothe th 14inch ...
      »SSUSA Staff: Quick note: The 14" maximum dimension is measured "across the top" as ...
8 July 20, 2015 1393

Question on a rated player situation

» Bomber #7: A 70 Major Plus player has no team to play on, the only active team ...
0 July 20, 2015 614

No Lead Offs

» wdodge22: I have a question.... and maybe its been asked before and answered ...
      »B.J.: I don't think you would really want that...then would you have ...
      »wdodge22: Played League ball and So Cal Municipal Federation Tournaments for ...
2 July 18, 2015 779

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 ...
      »Silas W: Reality is that there is umpire 'variability'. Always has been, and ...
      »garyheifner: I pitch between 1/3 and 1/2 of our games. I can tolerate an ump who ...
      »DieselDan: The plate ump walks out to the mound, they know their own height, ...
26 July 17, 2015 2609

Know your Rules

» k man: Our team was at Syracuse this past weekend. Tournament was nicely ...
      »Fred S: Many players, umps etc get the SSUSA rules and ASA rules confused. ...
1 July 13, 2015 610
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