Thread: Rules to Ignore
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Old Wed Mar 14, 2007, 03:12pm
bossman72 bossman72 is offline
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Originally Posted by wmblue
My association is the only way to get school ball and all 90' games in the area so I have to just suck it up and deal with the administration which is subpar to say the least.

Former association president speaks at our mechanics and rules clinics the other night on what rules we should enforce and which rules to ignore.

Most people disagree with what he says, saying a rule is a rule, not up to us to choose which ones we don't like and call them how we think it should be done.

He continues and spits out such gems as, as long as F6/F4 is within 3' of the bag with the ball, call the runner out, and if the ball beats the runner by a lot, the runner is always out.

I'm sure there were more, I stopped listening.

It should be interesting next week, we were told we'd never wear numbers as we had more than 100 members, we've got 99 now, it will be interesting to see how that works. We also have huge arguments over switching to black/cream for summer ball.

Just venting, this ticks me off.

The "neighborhood play" and many others like you cited fall under "umpire philosophy." Everyone's philosophy on enforcing rules are different. These are always good discussions at meetings to justify why you do/don't call something.
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