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Forum: Baseball Wed Oct 06, 2010, 06:52pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,766
Posted By Bluefoot
Last out of Halliday No-Hitter

Should the last play in the no-hitter have been an automatic out when the batter's dropped bat touched the batted ball?

The replay shows the ball rolling into the dropped bat.

Does baseball...
Forum: Softball Tue Aug 26, 2008, 09:27am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,579
Posted By Bluefoot
I've had a coach get themself ejected postgame...

I've had a coach get themself ejected postgame for similar infractions.
Here in CT, if a coach is ejected, they are not allowed to coach their team's next game, and another certified coach must do...
Forum: Softball Fri May 23, 2008, 07:31pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,822
Posted By Bluefoot
I developed plantar fasciitis in my 30's a decade...

I developed plantar fasciitis in my 30's a decade ago and had chronic arch & heel pain in my feet until I went to a podiatrist and paid $400 for a pair of custom orthotics (they are never covered by...
Forum: Softball Fri May 02, 2008, 05:49pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,633
Posted By Bluefoot
So, no one is able to cite these 'rules'? I...

So, no one is able to cite these 'rules'?

I didn't think so.
Forum: Softball Thu May 01, 2008, 01:01pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,633
Posted By Bluefoot
As per the OP, if F2 is not addressing the PU,...

As per the OP, if F2 is not addressing the PU, then why should the PU even dignify any of the F2's actions? Where does the rule book read that F2's can't hold their mitt up/frame a pitch, or shrug...
Forum: Softball Wed Apr 30, 2008, 07:20pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,633
Posted By Bluefoot
Oh yes I do! There's way too much ego all over...

Oh yes I do! There's way too much ego all over the place.
When you show me an ump who calls the strike zone by the book, then I will defer to that ump.
Forum: Softball Wed Apr 30, 2008, 06:00pm
Replies: 11
Views: 704
Posted By Bluefoot
Wait a minute. A base runner who has been...

Wait a minute.

A base runner who has been awarded a base for being obstructed can not be put out bewteen the bases for which she was obstructed.

If she was obstructed and awarded 3B, how can...
Forum: Softball Wed Apr 30, 2008, 05:45pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,633
Posted By Bluefoot
You guys have thin skins.

You guys have thin skins.
Forum: Softball Wed Apr 09, 2008, 09:49am
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By Bluefoot
Thanks much. So if a player courtesy runs for F2...

Thanks much. So if a player courtesy runs for F2 in the 8-spot in the bottom of the 5th inning, she can still play F9 in the 2-spot in the top of the 6th inning?
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But if she is in...
Forum: Softball Wed Apr 09, 2008, 09:44am
Replies: 38
Views: 1,740
Posted By Bluefoot
What if the PU calls OBS after the play is dead...

What if the PU calls OBS after the play is dead (either on his own, or after conferring with FU, for example) and after the BR entered team area? Do you then let the BR come out and complete her...
Forum: Softball Wed Apr 09, 2008, 09:32am
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By Bluefoot
Courtesy Runners

A courtesy runner for runs the bases for either F1 or F2 in the early part of a NFHS game.
Can the courtesy runner later legally enter the game as a subsitute for a different spot in the batting...
Forum: Softball Wed Sep 12, 2007, 04:13pm
Replies: 3
Views: 881
Posted By Bluefoot
Why would there be any question as to where to...

Why would there be any question as to where to put the runner? The OP does not indicate whether or not the FU called the runner out, only that the defense's bench players swarmed the field thinking...
Forum: Softball Wed Aug 22, 2007, 05:23pm
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By Bluefoot
Did you kill the play? I think you're...

Did you kill the play?

I think you're supposed to let them proceed, so they would end up as if the base never came off. Would the batter have gotten to 2B safely on this ball hit in the gap?

If...
Forum: Softball Sun Aug 12, 2007, 09:21am
Replies: 14
Views: 881
Posted By Bluefoot
In some ASA Men's SP leagues I work, there are a...

In some ASA Men's SP leagues I work, there are a few players who throw their bats often. I give them a warning after the first time. The few times it's happened a second time, they are gone. As a...
Forum: Softball Tue Jul 24, 2007, 02:33pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,227
Posted By Bluefoot
What got me started: Playing rec men's SP ASA...

What got me started: Playing rec men's SP ASA softball, I discovered the paucity of umpires who: 1.) knew the rules 2.) hustled to get into position to make to get the best angle/view on plays/calls....
Forum: Softball Mon Jul 16, 2007, 01:31pm
Replies: 7
Views: 707
Posted By Bluefoot
Worst of all, he's wearing white shoes with red...

Worst of all, he's wearing white shoes with red stripes!
Forum: Softball Sat Jun 09, 2007, 10:31pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,322
Posted By Bluefoot
[QUOTE=IRISHMAFIA]Not possible. If the runner is...

[QUOTE=IRISHMAFIA]Not possible. If the runner is at full speed and there is no mention of an altered path, it cannot be OBS as the catcher did not impede the runner.
QUOTE]

You've got to be...
Forum: Softball Sat Jun 09, 2007, 12:47pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,322
Posted By Bluefoot
If the "Catcher is in line with Home and third" ...

If the "Catcher is in line with Home and third" and only about "3 feet behind the plate" and "The runner" is running at "full speed", then this sure sounds like OBS, above all else. The F2 should...
Forum: Softball Thu Jun 07, 2007, 09:20pm
Replies: 8
Views: 708
Posted By Bluefoot
The parenthesis part is referring to an appeal at...

The parenthesis part is referring to an appeal at a base that a runner did not touch but was forced to do so.

Instead of the third out coming on an appeal of a failure to tag up, but rather an...
Forum: Softball Thu Jun 07, 2007, 09:14pm
Replies: 6
Views: 770
Posted By Bluefoot
The MLB scenario was Lenny Randle, 3B for the...

The MLB scenario was Lenny Randle, 3B for the Seattle Mariners, who blew the slow roller foul on the turf inside the Kingdome. The umps did rule against him, and awarded the batter first base on the...
Forum: Softball Wed May 30, 2007, 07:33am
Replies: 32
Views: 1,886
Posted By Bluefoot
Since the defense is not trying to make a play on...

Since the defense is not trying to make a play on the BR, the BR can choose any path they want to get to 1B, as long as they do not enter the team area (dugout).

Shame on the F2 for not thinking...
Forum: Softball Wed May 30, 2007, 07:22am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,493
Posted By Bluefoot
Since the runner did not slow down or did not...

Since the runner did not slow down or did not deviate her path, as you say, if the catcher's leg or foot impedes the runner from touching home plate (slows down or prevents), then it would be OBS, or...
Forum: Softball Mon May 28, 2007, 09:39pm
Replies: 6
Views: 790
Posted By Bluefoot
I thought we were taught to say the following,...

I thought we were taught to say the following, and I also remember this being in the Umpires' Conduct section of rule books and umpire manuals:

"Ball."
"Ball."
"Ball."
"Ball four."
Forum: Softball Tue May 22, 2007, 05:47pm
Replies: 18
Views: 971
Posted By Bluefoot
Was it bush league when Derek Jeter did it...

Was it bush league when Derek Jeter did it against the Red Sox a few year's back and got an out at 2B? I don't think so.

If the runner wants time, they should ask for it. And I grant it to them if...
Forum: Softball Mon May 21, 2007, 01:32pm
Replies: 40
Views: 1,734
Posted By Bluefoot
Actually, I was only joking...I think any of...

Actually, I was only joking...I think any of Boomer Sooner's would carry more weight than that!

But I'll take credit for being observant.
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