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Forum: Softball Wed Jun 04, 2014, 12:40pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,655
Posted By argodad
They kicked it when the offense asked if they...

They kicked it when the offense asked if they were allowed to help or replace the batter who tore up her knee. They said "no way."
Forum: Softball Tue Jun 03, 2014, 06:41pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,655
Posted By argodad
That was a cool sportsmanship story ... but the...

That was a cool sportsmanship story ... but the umpires kicked the call. :cool:
Forum: Softball Mon May 26, 2014, 01:34pm
Replies: 1
Views: 496
Posted By argodad
Wasn't watching that game at the time, but I...

Wasn't watching that game at the time, but I suspect that your judgment differed from that of the plate ump?
Forum: Softball Fri May 23, 2014, 08:24pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,346
Posted By argodad
I'd have to dig back into my old books to see...

I'd have to dig back into my old books to see what year NFHS made it a point of emphasis. Nothing changed with respect to this issue in the intervening years. In Florida, we enforce it.
Forum: Softball Fri May 23, 2014, 11:14am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,346
Posted By argodad
Do you allow huddles in live ball territory? NFHS...

Do you allow huddles in live ball territory? NFHS 3-6-6 says you should not. That was a point of emphasis a few years ago. In Florida, we will ding the crew if you allow it.
Forum: Softball Sat May 17, 2014, 12:26pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,218
Posted By argodad
My wife keeps saying, "Stop yelling at the TV....

My wife keeps saying, "Stop yelling at the TV. You know they can't hear you."
Forum: Softball Tue May 13, 2014, 07:56pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,704
Posted By argodad
In the 1A Final (smallest schools, with some 7th...

In the 1A Final (smallest schools, with some 7th and 8th graders on the rosters) a girl stole second, then was thrown out sprinting back to first. We didn't have any CLUE why she would have done that.
Forum: Softball Tue May 13, 2014, 07:51pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,704
Posted By argodad
Mentioned that because some observers thought...

Mentioned that because some observers thought that maybe she was out for a circle violation. Again, a timing play and the run would have scored.
Forum: Softball Tue May 13, 2014, 04:24pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,704
Posted By argodad
Fair ball (foul player). Hit on the line and...

Fair ball (foul player). Hit on the line and actually bounced into the inside corner of the base. Strong breeze was blowing toward RF.
Forum: Softball Tue May 13, 2014, 04:22pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,704
Posted By argodad
Creekside vs. Pembroke Pines 6A Semifinal.

Creekside vs. Pembroke Pines 6A Semifinal.
Forum: Softball Tue May 13, 2014, 02:04pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,704
Posted By argodad
Yelling "Stay here! Stay here!" No. ...

Yelling "Stay here! Stay here!"

No.



Rule 9-1.1 Exceptions a and d indicate a difference between runners who were forced and a batter runner. Likewise, 2-24.4 talks about "reinstatement of...
Forum: Softball Tue May 13, 2014, 01:29pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,704
Posted By argodad
Run Scores?

NFHS Rules (a play from the Florida HS Finals)

R1 on 3B, R2 on 2B, two outs. Batter hits a short fly ball that F5 totally misjudges in the wind. Ball falls untouched on the line a foot in front of...
Forum: Softball Sun Apr 13, 2014, 05:48pm
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By argodad
The assistant SID for softball doesn't know the...

The assistant SID for softball doesn't know the rules/terminology. Are you surprised? :cool:
Forum: Softball Fri Mar 21, 2014, 03:29pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,527
Posted By argodad
It took us a few years, but we finally got 15...

It took us a few years, but we finally got 15 after 3 added to the 10 after 5 in Florida. There are so many mismatches, it comes into play often.
Forum: Softball Wed Mar 19, 2014, 02:49pm
Replies: 14
Views: 822
Posted By argodad
We need a "LIKE" icon on the forum....

We need a "LIKE" icon on the forum. :cool:
Forum: Softball Mon Mar 17, 2014, 07:52am
Replies: 8
Views: 816
Posted By argodad
I say you get two. R2 on the force and R1 on INT...

I say you get two. R2 on the force and R1 on INT by a retired runner.
Forum: Softball Fri Mar 14, 2014, 02:01pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,189
Posted By argodad
In Florida, we have not had a raise in game fees...

In Florida, we have not had a raise in game fees in more than a decade. FHSAA promises that we will see an increase by 2016. :rolleyes:
Forum: Softball Fri Mar 14, 2014, 01:48pm
Replies: 14
Views: 987
Posted By argodad
Great advice, Slick! :cool: Encourage everyone to...

Great advice, Slick! :cool: Encourage everyone to get in the book. They might learn something.
Forum: Softball Fri Mar 07, 2014, 03:29pm
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By argodad
I completed a project I've been messing with for...

I completed a project I've been messing with for about 7 years. Sea Stories: A Virtual Waste Basket of Random Memories will be available next month.

And yes, Mike, there are still a few print...
Forum: Softball Thu Mar 06, 2014, 03:07pm
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By argodad
Thanks Mike. I'm back now. Took some time off to...

Thanks Mike. I'm back now. Took some time off to work on a book. It went to the printers yesterday.
Forum: Softball Wed Mar 05, 2014, 09:46pm
Replies: 41
Views: 1,968
Posted By argodad
I like the post script ... "And you can go with...

I like the post script ... "And you can go with her!"
Forum: Softball Wed Mar 05, 2014, 09:33pm
Replies: 5
Views: 459
Posted By argodad
Slow Pitch Clinic

Hello Umpire Friends. Long time, no Forum. I took an internet sabbatical.

I've been asked to put on a short clinic for a college intramural program. I'm not a slow pitch umpire, but I figure I can...
Forum: Softball Wed Mar 05, 2014, 03:47pm
Replies: 0
Views: 290
Posted By argodad
Slow Pitch Clinic

Long time, no visit to the Forum. I took an internet sabbatical. I agreed to do a short clinic for college intramural slow pitch umpires. I'm not a slow pitch guy, but I think I can handle this...
Forum: Softball Fri Jun 14, 2013, 08:01am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,856
Posted By argodad
You just described half the fans here. :cool:

You just described half the fans here. :cool:
Forum: Softball Tue Oct 16, 2012, 06:36pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,037
Posted By argodad
I would have liked it if Wieters had just flopped...

I would have liked it if Wieters had just flopped down on the plate and made the live ball appeal.
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