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Old Wed Apr 27, 2011, 11:35am
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I hate defending STB, but DG wrote "runner", not batter or batter-runner - it is to this STB was making his tongue in cheek remark.
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Old Wed Apr 27, 2011, 06:44pm
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Batter, not runner.
Ticky tack, batter is a batter-runner after batting the ball.
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Old Sun May 01, 2011, 11:39am
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Depends on where they draw the batter's box. I see as many all in foul territory as I see the ones with a part in fair.

What are you gonna do? Call the drawn box or make one up in your head when it is incorrectly lined? You're gonna call the one drawn. There is your real timey answer.
The incorrectly drawn box will either be redrawn correctly or conveniently disappear before the game even starts.
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Old Sun May 01, 2011, 01:00pm
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Ah the troll returned. Got it now.
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Old Sun May 01, 2011, 01:25pm
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"I think there is a world market for maybe five computers ." --was proclaimed by Thomas Watson, chairman of IBM, 1943

And, in 1943 with what was considered a computer, he was right. As has been pointed out many times, he was not predicting beyond that.
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Old Sun May 01, 2011, 02:09pm
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I'll take your word on that. I wasn't an adult in 1943 and I always give heed to my elders.

Two and two is four.

There, we've now exchanged platitudinous truisms. Are we bonding yet?
Oh, it's you. Sorry I didn't recognize you at first. Here....join your previous incarnations on the ignore list. Say "hi" to STB for me.
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Old Sun May 01, 2011, 02:21pm
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"He's obviously referring to a ball that has stopped there." —mbcrowder

That's what I figured, too, but lands and settles are not synonymous, and since half the world seems to think that a ball that first hits on foul territory is immediately, automatically, and forever foul, I'm glad you pointed that out.

I've seen a ball settle in that little triangle several times in baseball. In fast-pitch softball, it's actually fairly common.
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Old Sun May 01, 2011, 02:58pm
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Oh, it's you. Sorry I didn't recognize you at first. Here....join your previous incarnations on the ignore list. Say "hi" to STB for me.
Beat you by about an hour.
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Old Sun May 01, 2011, 08:56pm
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[QUOTE=greymule;754898In fast-pitch softball, it's actually fairly common.[/QUOTE]Does anyone, other than adults, play slow pitch softball anymore?
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Old Sun May 01, 2011, 09:51pm
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"Does anyone, other than adults, play slow pitch softball anymore?"

I think that some high schools actually do have SP programs, though not where I ever umpired.
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Old Tue May 03, 2011, 11:16pm
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Very small area but if the ball land in in the green area and comes to rest (Without touching the batter) it is fair. Doesn't happen often, which I have seen.
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Old Tue May 03, 2011, 11:24pm
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13% of the box is in fair territory, for those keeping score at home.
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Old Tue May 03, 2011, 11:26pm
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Good stat
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