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Forum: Softball Yesterday, 12:17pm
Replies: 4
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Posted By Manny A
Did TMIB get his account activated? Just...

Did TMIB get his account activated? Just curious...
Forum: Softball Yesterday, 11:33am
Replies: 23
Views: 266
Posted By Manny A
Now, my first two answers are based upon the way...

Now, my first two answers are based upon the way every other organization would handle this. Once the ball is ruled Foul, tough noogies that it could be shown that it was fair. The Foul call...
Forum: Softball Yesterday, 08:26am
Replies: 23
Views: 266
Posted By Manny A
All due respect, I get tired of that age-old...

All due respect, I get tired of that age-old excuse. They may not get paid to work LL games, but they're far from being the typical "volunteer" that you see on a Saturday morning in March at some...
Forum: Softball Thu Aug 22, 2019, 02:31pm
Replies: 23
Views: 266
Posted By Manny A
I watched a couple of innings of the Hawaii /...

I watched a couple of innings of the Hawaii / Virginia game last night. Hawaii was up in the top of the sixth with runners on base. Batter hit a sharp bouncer over the third base bag and into the...
Forum: Softball Thu Aug 22, 2019, 12:02pm
Replies: 23
Views: 266
Posted By Manny A
Which I honestly don't understand the issue. So...

Which I honestly don't understand the issue. So what if a pitcher avoids delivering four pitches to intentionally walk a batter. Where is the strategy in that?

This is what really was going on. ...
Forum: Softball Thu Aug 22, 2019, 08:09am
Replies: 23
Views: 266
Posted By Manny A
Yes, when the manager requests a no-pitch...

Yes, when the manager requests a no-pitch intentional walk, the pitcher is still charged with four pitches on his/her pitch count.

Pitch count limits were instituted in LL Baseball (there are no...
Forum: Softball Wed Aug 21, 2019, 08:04am
Replies: 23
Views: 266
Posted By Manny A
They did. Apparently, LLWS replay rules allow...

They did. Apparently, LLWS replay rules allow for "do-overs".

What a joke. Either you let the play stand as called and add a strike to the batter, or you ignore the foul call since it didn't...
Forum: Softball Wed Aug 21, 2019, 07:58am
Replies: 23
Views: 266
Posted By Manny A
Here's the link. ...

Here's the link. https://youtu.be/_DocFLSme78?t=451&fbclid=IwAR3RRtlH8P7KvrtE4mhbRhiL-NGf5hlycl3zubwocB5wtVPt8wjFEck4saM
Forum: Softball Wed Aug 21, 2019, 07:57am
Replies: 23
Views: 266
Posted By Manny A
No, they didn't rule it foul. They let the...

No, they didn't rule it foul. They let the batter come back up to bat with his one-strike count. He then swung and missed the next pitch (which would've been strike three if the foul call had...
Forum: Softball Tue Aug 20, 2019, 08:59am
Replies: 1
Views: 101
Posted By Manny A
LL's rules are based on professional baseball...

LL's rules are based on professional baseball rules (Official Baseball Rules, or OBR). That's really not a problem when it comes to LL Baseball, but they use OBR to derive most of their LL Softball...
Forum: Softball Mon Aug 19, 2019, 01:08pm
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By Manny A
Wow, I cannot believe there isn't anything out...

Wow, I cannot believe there isn't anything out there in any sanction's authoritative releases that mentions what happens when an on-deck batter gets hit accidentally with a thrown ball. Nobody...
Forum: Baseball Thu Aug 15, 2019, 08:54am
Replies: 3
Views: 151
Posted By Manny A
Coach probably has watched one too many MLB...

Coach probably has watched one too many MLB games. It's typical that the PU will grant Time when asked right after Ball Four and well before the BR has even come close to first base. It's pretty...
Forum: Softball Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:21pm
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By Manny A
Did he activate his account? Per the Forum's...

Did he activate his account? Per the Forum's FAQs:



I would suggest having him check his Junk Mail to see if he received an activation email?
Forum: Softball Wed Aug 14, 2019, 10:20am
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By Manny A
Me too. I'm trying to convince another umpire...

Me too. I'm trying to convince another umpire who insists that any time the ball contacts the ODB, it should become dead. I personally don't think that should be the case since, IMHO, she has the...
Forum: Softball Wed Aug 14, 2019, 08:54am
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By Manny A
Thanks for your thoroughness. But my question is...

Thanks for your thoroughness. But my question is why even bring up the concept of a blocked ball? The ODB is engaged in the game, by virtue of her being allowed on the field, the same as a base...
Forum: Softball Wed Aug 14, 2019, 05:52am
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By Manny A
ODB Gets Hit by Thrown Ball

Having a discussion in another venue about an on-deck batter getting hit with an errant throw. Basically, the ODB is where she's supposed to be in her circle, a throw from the outfield is wild, the...
Forum: Softball Tue Aug 13, 2019, 02:05pm
Replies: 13
Views: 267
Posted By Manny A
I said "almost" because I don't know them all, so...

I said "almost" because I don't know them all, so there may be one out there that treats this differently. :D

I guess what I should have said is "all rule sets I'm aware of..." Sorry for the...
Forum: Softball Mon Aug 12, 2019, 04:34pm
Replies: 13
Views: 267
Posted By Manny A
Almost every rule set in both softball and...

Almost every rule set in both softball and baseball treat a batted ball that hits the top of the fence and then continues over the fence as a home run. The theory is that the ball had already passed...
Forum: Softball Thu Aug 08, 2019, 10:26am
Replies: 12
Views: 304
Posted By Manny A
At first I didn't think it was. But the guy who...

At first I didn't think it was. But the guy who felt the catcher was in violation of the rule was pretty adamant that he was not allowed to remove his helmet. He was on that island all by himself....
Forum: Softball Thu Aug 08, 2019, 10:25am
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By Manny A
"Common Sense and Fair Play". It's a phrase used...

"Common Sense and Fair Play". It's a phrase used by many baseball umpires to make a ruling that otherwise would be considered a ruthless enforcement of a rule. Another phrase they use is "call with...
Forum: Softball Thu Aug 08, 2019, 10:16am
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By Manny A
And yet during a discussion in one of the FB...

And yet during a discussion in one of the FB groups, a lot of umpires believed that there cannot be a physical assistance violation when the ball is dead. It's what prompted me to reach out to my...
Forum: Softball Wed Aug 07, 2019, 11:40am
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By Manny A
Unfortunately unlike baseball, softball umpires...

Unfortunately unlike baseball, softball umpires don't all believe in using CSFP to make calls. They pretty much expect everything to be cited in a rulebook, case play, or some other authoritative...
Forum: Softball Wed Aug 07, 2019, 09:17am
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By Manny A
State Interp on NFHS Physical Assistance Rule

Been having a long-term debate with other umpires about the NFHS rule regarding physical assistance of a base runner. Two rules in the book address this:



Because both rules specify that the...
Forum: Softball Wed Aug 07, 2019, 08:46am
Replies: 12
Views: 304
Posted By Manny A
Mark, here's the link: ...

Mark, here's the link: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1515182738806797/permalink/2404894849835577/
Forum: Softball Thu Aug 01, 2019, 01:56pm
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By Manny A
One of my mentors never used the sell out. He...

One of my mentors never used the sell out. He always just came up with a cool, calm, nonchalant routine out call, even if it was a banger throw-out of a runner trying to score the game-tying run to...
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