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Old Fri Feb 09, 2018, 10:19am
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Originally Posted by teebob21 View Post
The idea behind the new 2-out indicator is to communicate between umpires that we have two outs, and a time play is not likely, e.g. no runners or R3 only. Frankly, I don't know why this was needed as the time-play signal (tap wrist with two fingers) serves both purposes AND reminds us to be alert for time plays.
Any time the number of outs and active runners add up to 3, there is the possibility of a timing play.
The bat issue in softball is as much about liability, insurance and litigation as it is about competition, inflated egos and softball.
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