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Old Thu Apr 28, 2005, 09:14am
WestMichBlue WestMichBlue is offline
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I don't think that you can call an out under book rules. Local rules, like batting the full team, will negate a lot of book rules, such as courtesy runners and substitutions. Normally local rules will cover a missing player simply by closing up the batting order.

Your book rule says that you call an out when there is no available sub to fill a missing position (ie injured player, player went home early, etc.) But what is an available sub under continuous batting rules? Is it not the next batter, regardless of whether or not she is playing defense?

Unfortunately, local Rec leaders never seem to understand the impact of a local rule. They need to identify all the book rules that have been negated, list them, and offer their local version.

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