Thread: NFHS Rules
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Old Wed Apr 05, 2023, 11:20am
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Originally Posted by Tru_in_Blu View Post
Situation 5:
Team A begins to take the field and the umpires notice that several players have eye black in the shape of a heart on their faces. Several other players have eye black that has been applied in streaks down their cheeks. The umpire rules this illegal and requires all of Team A’s players to remove any eye black that is more than a single line below the eyes.
Incorrect ruling. NFHS Softball has no rule specifically covering the application of eye black.
Yeah, correct only in States that created their own rule, as above.

The above case ruling would be correct in those States, although like dangerous jewelry, bandannas, etc.; I never say take it off, just that they can't play with it.

We umpire in two States, one with a rule, one without.
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