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Forum: Softball Tue Jun 04, 2019, 09:36pm
Replies: 8
Views: 354
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
But, by rule, not a foreign substance. The rule...

But, by rule, not a foreign substance. The rule 10.13.1 defines illegal foreign substances as something that "would transfer to the ball". What would a band-aid transfer?
Forum: Softball Sat Apr 27, 2019, 12:09am
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
There are four things that could happen on the...

There are four things that could happen on the play. The NCAA mechanic prescribed years ago by EA allows the umpire mechanics to be similar regardless which of the four results.
1) Fly caught,...
Forum: Softball Mon Apr 08, 2019, 08:11pm
Replies: 7
Views: 469
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
By this VVK agrees with Mark, Jr. that the hands...

By this VVK agrees with Mark, Jr. that the hands must be separated until umpire allows "ready"; she disagrees that ANOTHER two second pause must happen if hands were separated during the "time out"....
Forum: Softball Sat Apr 06, 2019, 02:20pm
Replies: 4
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Views: 371
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
Yes. There was that clarification the year AFTER...

Yes. There was that clarification the year AFTER the rule was first reworded to include "earn", because your interpretation was never the intent. The rule wording exists for one and only purpose to...
Forum: Softball Sat Apr 06, 2019, 02:09pm
Replies: 16
Views: 758
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
Let us not forget the NCAA possibility of...

Let us not forget the NCAA possibility of multiple options on a play; a defensive first option may negate the apparent result of the play, and reinstate the offensive option to accept the illegal...
Forum: Softball Sat Apr 06, 2019, 02:04pm
Replies: 1
Views: 202
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
Honigs is the only approved source for NAIA at...

Honigs is the only approved source for NAIA at this time.
Forum: Softball Fri Mar 29, 2019, 09:07pm
Replies: 5
Views: 352
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
Close, Manny. The truth is so many college...

Close, Manny. The truth is so many college coaches couldn't tell, that they wanted the judgment taken away from the umpires.
Forum: Softball Thu Mar 21, 2019, 03:41pm
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
No. There is no rule that says she must. It is...

No. There is no rule that says she must. It is common strategy to designate a player as DP on the starting lineup, then once the lineup is accepted as official, change that person to P, and...
Forum: Softball Tue Mar 19, 2019, 04:48pm
Replies: 13
Views: 520
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
Well, I moved about a year ago, and that move and...

Well, I moved about a year ago, and that move and associated chores and tasks took up huge amounts of time.

Then, my good friend who was a college coordinator (I was his backup and...
Forum: Softball Tue Mar 19, 2019, 04:42pm
Replies: 14
Views: 436
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
This rule ONLY addresses the runner missing the...

This rule ONLY addresses the runner missing the base and returning to that base (which would remedy the miss) before an appeal is made.

In the topic play, the runner didn't remedy, she advanced to...
Forum: Softball Thu Feb 15, 2018, 11:11pm
Replies: 35
Views: 1,872
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
Two umpire system, two outs, R1 on 2nd, R2 on...

Two umpire system, two outs, R1 on 2nd, R2 on 1st. B5 singles to left center; as R1 will appear to score, F7 throws directly to 3rd to make a play on advancing R2.

With no "play" at home, PU...
Forum: Softball Tue Feb 06, 2018, 11:48pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,245
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
Piggyback thought; think "regulation". A...

Piggyback thought; think "regulation".

A regulation game is when ......

A) 7 innings with a team ahead,
B) If tied after 7 innings, the tiebreaker rule applies,
C) A called game after 5...
Forum: Softball Fri Jan 19, 2018, 05:58pm
Replies: 15
Views: 760
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
I don't believe that properly could be corrected,...

I don't believe that properly could be corrected, even. While our interpretation and direction is to make the judgment at the time of the obstruction, the rule states it is umpire judgment (period).
Forum: Softball Thu Jan 11, 2018, 10:09pm
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
When I miss a pitch, have that rough inning (or...

When I miss a pitch, have that rough inning (or innings/game), I go back to these basics; stance, slot, eye level, tracking, timing. I have three points that apply to the low pitch, tips that seem...
Forum: Softball Tue Jan 09, 2018, 02:21pm
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
What, Monica Abbott pitching illegally?? Why...

What, Monica Abbott pitching illegally?? Why never!! :)
Forum: Softball Thu Dec 28, 2017, 02:25pm
Replies: 40
Views: 5,773
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
Ted, There is nothing in the rule that...

Ted,

There is nothing in the rule that defines a player raising a hand making the ball in play or out of play. The reality is that a ball blocked or out of play is out and dead whether a player...
Forum: Softball Thu Dec 07, 2017, 06:01pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,268
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
South Carolina, actually; but you were close. ...

South Carolina, actually; but you were close.

Creates a lot of fun for those in border states .........
Forum: Softball Tue Nov 21, 2017, 02:19pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,691
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
Let me elaborate based on what I've been advised;...

Let me elaborate based on what I've been advised; in some cases, same sources as IrishMafia.

The ASA roster document has long included waiver language; written, vetted, approved, by the legal...
Forum: Softball Mon Nov 20, 2017, 03:41pm
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
She's a princess pitcher, Manny, and no one wants...

She's a princess pitcher, Manny, and no one wants to risk her breaking a finger (or nail) trying to bat in a meaningless game. Daddy will be the first to agree.
Forum: Softball Sun Nov 12, 2017, 03:22pm
Replies: 37
Views: 1,809
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
As you say, you brought up baseball; and others...

As you say, you brought up baseball; and others brought up the fact that baseball itself only allows that correction some of the time, when they have arbitrarily generated that there are two types of...
Forum: Softball Fri Nov 10, 2017, 11:21pm
Replies: 37
Views: 1,809
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
So, the appeal process (overall) change to dead...

So, the appeal process (overall) change to dead ball appeals was an overt attempt to make appeals easier, not harder to perform. After all, the offense has violated, the defense is pointing it out,...
Forum: Softball Wed Nov 08, 2017, 11:46am
Replies: 37
Views: 1,809
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
IMO, the "last time by" concept contradicts the...

IMO, the "last time by" concept contradicts the requirement to touch bases in the proper order. If one must touch first, second, third, then return order must third, second, first. If one must...
Forum: Softball Fri Nov 03, 2017, 01:38pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,169
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
If BR had already reached 1st at TOI (as well as...

If BR had already reached 1st at TOI (as well as R1 has already reached home), what play has R2 interfered with?? Doesn't there have to be a play on someone to have an interference call?

Well, if...
Forum: Softball Wed Oct 25, 2017, 12:01pm
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
To my way of thinking, the only real judgment for...

To my way of thinking, the only real judgment for this play/situation is between the batter (still in the batter's box, and has not yet started to attempt to advance), and batter-runner (has started...
Forum: Softball Tue Oct 24, 2017, 05:32pm
Replies: 18
Views: 912
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
I know; that's why I said "not yet in...

I know; that's why I said "not yet in print".
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