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Forum: Softball Yesterday, 02:08pm
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
No problem, but won't like the options. 1)...

No problem, but won't like the options.

1) If hit batter doesn't take first base, that's abandonment by a runner. Runner is out.
2) If hit batter (whose at-bat is now complete) continues to bat,...
Forum: Softball Yesterday, 02:03pm
Replies: 7
Views: 183
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
Equally obvious, I would think is the fact that...

Equally obvious, I would think is the fact that NFHS cannot legally start the game with 8 players. Nor can NCAA.

You've played an inning, so it isn't a forfeit; it can now only be a clerical...
Forum: Softball Sat May 28, 2022, 11:14pm
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
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Forum: Softball Tue May 03, 2022, 05:42pm
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
Sure, because everyone prefers the baseball way...

Sure, because everyone prefers the baseball way of continually granting time during live ball play because the defense cannot make a play that stops the offense from playing "dare" endlessly. After...
Forum: Softball Tue May 03, 2022, 04:09pm
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
You are correct, sir. Every rules set makes...

You are correct, sir. Every rules set makes clear that each and every runner has separate responsibility to comply with the LBR. BR legally advancing past first does NOT relieve R1 from the...
Forum: Softball Thu Mar 18, 2021, 12:19pm
Replies: 9
Views: 788
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
No; they need to add the pitcher's plate. In no...

No; they need to add the pitcher's plate. In no case is paint a similar material to a rubber pitchers plate.
Forum: Softball Thu Mar 18, 2021, 12:18pm
Replies: 1
Views: 535
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
For the test, don't overthink it. "C" is the...

For the test, don't overthink it. "C" is the intended answer.
Forum: Softball Thu Mar 18, 2021, 12:16pm
Replies: 3
Views: 534
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
It shouldn't be tough, just anticipate the...

It shouldn't be tough, just anticipate the possibility every time. BU has the batter-runner, PU is to focus on the runner on third.
Forum: Softball Wed Oct 07, 2020, 04:01pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,880
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
Let's go back to the OP. NFHS...

Let's go back to the OP.

NFHS interpretations have historically followed ASA (now USA) any time there wasn't a clear rule or case play distinction. In this case, that has meant:

Runners are...
Forum: Softball Mon Sep 14, 2020, 03:17pm
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
Some of you may remember that the OP, tcannizzo,...

Some of you may remember that the OP, tcannizzo, works for me locally at rec, travel, high school and tournaments. He asked me (as his supervisor/boss at that moment) the same question at the same...
Forum: Softball Sat Jun 06, 2020, 02:42pm
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
I find the RS a bit wordy, and it may imply a...

I find the RS a bit wordy, and it may imply a contradiction, but it isn't. With runners on 1st and 2nd, if a ground ball assist goes to 2nd as the initial play, isn't the force off for R2 headed to...
Forum: Softball Fri Jun 05, 2020, 01:44pm
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
I am being blocked from replying, but you are...

I am being blocked from replying, but you are getting bad advice. Will try private message response.

Short answer, force play is ALSO removed when any trail runner is put out, not just BR before...
Forum: Softball Thu May 21, 2020, 06:00pm
Replies: 11
Views: 806
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
NCAA, no run scores, still treated as a force...

NCAA, no run scores, still treated as a force play.

12.10.1 EFFECT

All rules sets, EXCEPT USA, rule on an appeal based on the time of the violation (was it a force out when the base was...
Forum: Softball Wed May 06, 2020, 03:05pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,695
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
FWIW, I think your scenario has some apparent...

FWIW, I think your scenario has some apparent contradictions that make it difficult to respond definitively.

1) You state there IS interference; more than a few responding question how that even...
Forum: Softball Tue Mar 24, 2020, 08:22pm
Replies: 69
Views: 6,447
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
"My Area" may be just a bit larger than many of...

"My Area" may be just a bit larger than many of you, and the game losses you mention.

I have canceled 525 NCAA Div 1 games in 3 different conferences, 450 NAIA/JUCO games, and (just so far) 510...
Forum: Softball Wed Mar 18, 2020, 02:33pm
Replies: 20
Views: 898
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
So why do you think any other rules sets are...

So why do you think any other rules sets are different? The cited one base award rule, and specifically the highlighted rule, also only reflect a ball that has been controlled/possessed, and...
Forum: Softball Fri Feb 28, 2020, 05:38pm
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
To me, in all but NCAA, it is absolutely clear...

To me, in all but NCAA, it is absolutely clear that the correct ruling in your case play is an out; it is a fair batted ball, and the batter-runner initiated the contact.

In NCAA, I think 11.21.7...
Forum: Softball Sat Feb 15, 2020, 10:37pm
Replies: 2
Views: 503
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
I'm going to PM the contact information for an...

I'm going to PM the contact information for an umpire near Capitan (lives in Ruidoso; I just mapquested, they look close) that should be able to give you umpire contacts in that area.

When you are...
Forum: Softball Sat Feb 15, 2020, 10:24pm
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
Now, remember your OP asked about all rules sets,...

Now, remember your OP asked about all rules sets, not just NCAA. And in the post immediately above (so far), I point out a very different ruling in USA and NFHS than your cited 11.21.7.

NCAA...
Forum: Softball Sat Feb 15, 2020, 10:06pm
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
No, not at all, according to USA Softball or...

No, not at all, according to USA Softball or NFHS.

A batted ball that hits the batter while in the box is a foul ball. Emphasis on batted ball hits batter. USA references "Foul Ball (F)" and...
Forum: Softball Wed Feb 12, 2020, 06:26pm
Replies: 11
Views: 808
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
Wouldn't it be fair to consider that, once the...

Wouldn't it be fair to consider that, once the batter has advanced, even partially, out of the batter's box, that "contacts a fair batted ball" is the more appropriate rule to cite than "batted ball...
Forum: Softball Mon Feb 03, 2020, 09:10pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,856
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
Pitcher is on the PP, hands separated. Pause. ...

Pitcher is on the PP, hands separated. Pause.
Takes signal from whomever.

With exception of international (WBSC) rules, which require a 2 second interval with hands together, that is legal...
Forum: Softball Tue Jan 28, 2020, 05:41pm
Replies: 1
Views: 555
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
Reference Rule 13.1. Then roll it back to EFFECT...

Reference Rule 13.1. Then roll it back to EFFECT (8.9.1 to 8.9.8).

Your reference results in an official warning to both violator(s) and the head coach, when brought to your attention by a coach....
Forum: Softball Tue Jan 28, 2020, 05:27pm
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
My 18-19 book say any part of the foot; 20-21,...

My 18-19 book say any part of the foot; 20-21, while not highlighted as a change says any part of the body.
Forum: Softball Mon Jan 27, 2020, 05:25pm
Replies: 12
Views: 721
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
Two different "they"s involved. NCAA SUP set...

Two different "they"s involved.

NCAA SUP set the test deadline.
ArbiterSports, by contract to someone OTHER than the SUP, mailed the books. Yes, they were (reportedly) aware of the test...
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