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Forum: Softball Thu May 18, 2006, 09:00pm
Replies: 21
Views: 6,031
Posted By JFA67
Thanks all. I am going to contact the IHSA and...

Thanks all. I am going to contact the IHSA and ask them to consider adopting 15 after 3. I can't see the benefit to anyone when a team loses 30 - 0.
Forum: Softball Thu May 18, 2006, 08:57pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,289
Posted By JFA67
Cecil - I didn't realize a publication from NASO...

Cecil - I didn't realize a publication from NASO was equal to a media commentator? If so, I am very disappointed. :(

Yes, Jay Miner. What gives??? :confused:
Forum: Softball Thu May 18, 2006, 12:12pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,007
Posted By JFA67
Back to the OP, I too am a softball parent rather...

Back to the OP, I too am a softball parent rather than an umpire. I gave up DI ball so I could watch my daughter. It is very hard for me to bite my tounge when the game officials mess up. ...
Forum: Softball Thu May 18, 2006, 12:05pm
Replies: 47
Views: 2,450
Posted By JFA67
The worst shots I have taken are fouls when the...

The worst shots I have taken are fouls when the catcher shifts outside at the last minute, the pitcher misses a little inside and the batter fouls it straight back. It only happens once every few...
Forum: Softball Thu May 18, 2006, 12:00pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,289
Posted By JFA67
No Fault Situation - June Referee Issue

Did anyone else notice the OBS piece in the June issue? There is a paragraph on no fault situations. It contradicts everything I have ever been taught at ASA umpire schools, and NFHS clinics. In...
Forum: Softball Thu May 18, 2006, 11:43am
Replies: 47
Views: 2,450
Posted By JFA67
No Cup?? :eek: I hope you never take a foul...

No Cup?? :eek:
I hope you never take a foul ball off your knee cap or collar bone.
Most umps I have seen with this minamal protective equipment hide behind the catcher and bail out often. Some...
Forum: Softball Tue May 16, 2006, 10:08pm
Replies: 21
Views: 6,031
Posted By JFA67
I see it now, thanks! I am still interested in...

I see it now, thanks! I am still interested in how many states have 15 after 3 or something similar.
Forum: Softball Tue May 16, 2006, 10:05pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,114
Posted By JFA67
I have been using the UMP for many years and...

I have been using the UMP for many years and really like it. I use it to do DI softball. I tried the honigs k5 once. I felt too exposed. JMO
Forum: Softball Tue May 16, 2006, 09:56pm
Replies: 2
Views: 718
Posted By JFA67
Maybe the fan was a fellow official disguised as...

Maybe the fan was a fellow official disguised as a fan? That is what I am at my daughters games! ;)

I wouldn't yell at her coach tho.
Forum: Softball Tue May 16, 2006, 09:38pm
Replies: 21
Views: 6,031
Posted By JFA67
Mercy rules NFHS

I know I am losing my mind, I umpire. :D
I can't for the life of me find the mercy rule in the 2006 NFHS rule book. Can someone help me find the rule? Or is it by state adoption?
Probably time...
Forum: Softball Thu Apr 27, 2006, 08:56pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,215
Posted By JFA67
:D Too Funny

:D Too Funny
Forum: Softball Thu Apr 27, 2006, 08:54pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,130
Posted By JFA67
NFHS Game

I saw this play happen at an NFHS game the other day. Seems to fit right in with this post.

R1 on third
R2 on second
Infield in.
B1 his a slow roller to F3. BR sprints towards first.
As she...
Forum: Softball Thu Apr 27, 2006, 08:36pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,535
Posted By JFA67
The quote I posted was in reference to defensive...

The quote I posted was in reference to defensive players seting up for a play at a base w/o the ball and the runner sliding into said base before the ball arrives. It was not his or my intent to say...
Forum: Softball Thu Apr 27, 2006, 08:29pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,535
Posted By JFA67
From what I remember, the note was in reference...

From what I remember, the note was in reference to defensive players blocking bases while waiting for a throw. The jist was to warn the players and their coaches that defensive players w/o the ball...
Forum: Softball Wed Apr 26, 2006, 12:07pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,524
Posted By JFA67
Not the last out.

Some umpires around here like to say the last out of the prior inning goes to second. That can get you in trouble too if the last out wasn't made by the player who last completed her turn at bat. ...
Forum: Softball Wed Apr 26, 2006, 12:02pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,535
Posted By JFA67
From ASA state UIC

Got the following last year from our state UIC. Good simple guidelines for OBS/INT.

We all might need a reinforcement of the obstruction rule. I have had emails about catcher 's setting up ...
Forum: Softball Wed Apr 12, 2006, 09:32pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,548
Posted By JFA67
That assumes there is a protest procedure. NFHS...

That assumes there is a protest procedure. NFHS up here doesn't allow protests. Some ASA tournaments don't either. :eek:
Forum: Softball Wed Apr 12, 2006, 09:28pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,054
Posted By JFA67
Here in Illinois we play spring HS ball but fall...

Here in Illinois we play spring HS ball but fall Jr high softball. No time limit for either. A good HS varsity contest takes less than 90 minutes. We also have the standard 10 run rule after 5....
Forum: Softball Fri Apr 07, 2006, 06:37pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,064
Posted By JFA67
Luckily for me all the high schools in town here,...

Luckily for me all the high schools in town here, except one that has to play in a public park, have or have use of very nice totally enclosed fields. Dugouts and all.

Thanks for all the replies....
Forum: Softball Fri Apr 07, 2006, 06:33pm
Replies: 4
Views: 806
Posted By JFA67
I think so. Especially if the second baseman...

I think so. Especially if the second baseman sets up closer to first than normal. For example cheating over to cover first on a sac bunt.
As long as you aren't so far that you can't get an angle on...
Forum: Softball Thu Apr 06, 2006, 08:42pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,064
Posted By JFA67
Inspecting the field

I'd like you opinion on a point of contention among a few members of the local umpires assoc.

When I arrive at the park, I like to get there early enough to accomplish 3 things before the plate...
Forum: Softball Wed Apr 05, 2006, 08:44pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,294
Posted By JFA67
Link to info on GD Mechanics?

I have been out of baseball for many years and didn't hear about the GD system until recently. Does anyone have a link to reference materail on it? Thanks.
Forum: Softball Tue Apr 04, 2006, 08:29am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,630
Posted By JFA67
AMEN! I coach my daughter in the summer. I...

AMEN!
I coach my daughter in the summer. I can't think of any reason to bully/belittle any of my girls. extremely counter-productive. Firm but fair is my goal. I have seen other coaches who use...
Forum: Softball Sat Apr 01, 2006, 08:56pm
Replies: 5
Views: 943
Posted By JFA67
From your description, I'd have to agree with you.

From your description, I'd have to agree with you.
Forum: Softball Tue Mar 28, 2006, 08:44pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,095
Posted By JFA67
You are one unlucky guy. Took a cup shot once,...

You are one unlucky guy. Took a cup shot once, got pinched by the cup. :eek:
NOT fun!

I can't understand guys who refuse to wear the proper equipment and hide behind the catcher. Had a guy...
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