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Old Sat Sep 21, 2019, 03:00pm
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Originally Posted by teebob21 View Post
Well, when 6/8 members of the rules committee are head coaches...

It's an interesting philosophical question though. Who owns the game and stewardship of its rules? The participants, the officials, or a third party?
I think USA has the better system. Hundreds of folks and the umpires only have about 15 votes (RUIC). But everything is broken down and discussed in multiple committees. There is even an opportunity to bring something that didn't get a committee approval to the entire convention to get a change accepted.
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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