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Forum: Softball Tue Oct 29, 2019, 08:35am
Replies: 6
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Posted By IRISHMAFIA
For an organization supposedly representing...

For an organization supposedly representing institutions of high learning, they do some pretty stupid things
Forum: Softball Wed Oct 09, 2019, 07:23am
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By IRISHMAFIA
BTW, that is not a new rule, it has be around for...

BTW, that is not a new rule, it has be around for years
Forum: Softball Tue Oct 08, 2019, 09:56pm
Replies: 9
Views: 444
Posted By IRISHMAFIA
Two bases from the runner's position at the time...

Two bases from the runner's position at the time of the throw regardless of that runner's direction.
Forum: Softball Fri Oct 04, 2019, 09:42pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,128
Posted By IRISHMAFIA
Disagree with that, either needs to be one or the...

Disagree with that, either needs to be one or the other or you may be dealing with both.

Now that would be absurd and they will go right back with over compensating as they have already done with...
Forum: Softball Thu Oct 03, 2019, 08:39pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,128
Posted By IRISHMAFIA
Almost all of it is overkill. If you go back to...

Almost all of it is overkill. If you go back to 2002 ISF, I think that was probably as far as anyone needed to go to solve any delivery issue. It is pretty much that same as ASA at that time with a...
Forum: Softball Thu Oct 03, 2019, 09:39am
Replies: 36
Views: 1,128
Posted By IRISHMAFIA
Been part of my argument for years. The umpires...

Been part of my argument for years. The umpires cower to the criticism of the rule and implementation and that just isn't a good thing for anyone other than the whiners whose sole priority is...
Forum: Softball Tue Oct 01, 2019, 08:57pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,128
Posted By IRISHMAFIA
I'm still trying to figure out what was so wrong...

I'm still trying to figure out what was so wrong with the rules a decade ago that necessitated rule changes
Forum: Softball Thu Sep 26, 2019, 06:58pm
Replies: 20
Views: 659
Posted By IRISHMAFIA
Apology accepted

Apology accepted
Forum: Softball Wed Sep 25, 2019, 11:01pm
Replies: 20
Views: 659
Posted By IRISHMAFIA
There is nothing in the OP that indicates the...

There is nothing in the OP that indicates the runner even looked in the direction of 3rd base let alone attempt to advance in that direction.



You think you can compare physical assault to a...
Forum: Softball Mon Sep 23, 2019, 10:30pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,128
Posted By IRISHMAFIA
So you had a weak partners that couldn't or...

So you had a weak partners that couldn't or wouldn't do his/her job?
Forum: Softball Sun Sep 22, 2019, 10:20pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,128
Posted By IRISHMAFIA
How many batters have you seen caught off-guard...

How many batters have you seen caught off-guard last season because a pitcher did not hesitate for any reason?
Forum: Softball Sat Sep 21, 2019, 03:00pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,128
Posted By IRISHMAFIA
I think USA has the better system. Hundreds of...

I think USA has the better system. Hundreds of folks and the umpires only have about 15 votes (RUIC). But everything is broken down and discussed in multiple committees. There is even an...
Forum: Softball Fri Sep 20, 2019, 08:13pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,128
Posted By IRISHMAFIA
Or the NCAA stop kowtowing to the coaches who are...

Or the NCAA stop kowtowing to the coaches who are more about personal recognition than the players and the game.
Forum: Softball Fri Sep 20, 2019, 07:22am
Replies: 4
Views: 290
Posted By IRISHMAFIA
Well, not really :)

Well, not really :)
Forum: Softball Mon Sep 16, 2019, 08:57pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,128
Posted By IRISHMAFIA
And what happens when some smart-ass coach sends...

And what happens when some smart-ass coach sends his pitcher out with a simple sweat band to look at? For that matter, who is to say the pitcher couldn't still look at the wrist band from the PP...
Forum: Softball Sat Sep 14, 2019, 05:55pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,128
Posted By IRISHMAFIA
Which was my point, but I have a feeling you know...

Which was my point, but I have a feeling you know that
Forum: Softball Fri Sep 13, 2019, 09:23pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,128
Posted By IRISHMAFIA
IMO, the rule involving taking a signal is now...

IMO, the rule involving taking a signal is now and always had been a waste of ink in the rule book.

The general purpose is about timing for the batter to be aware the pitcher can start a delivery....
Forum: Softball Fri Sep 13, 2019, 10:22am
Replies: 13
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Posted By IRISHMAFIA
I'd have to see it, but if it was obvious the the...

I'd have to see it, but if it was obvious the the BR's action was to avoid the tag, I believe the rule applies. Dead ball, BR out
Forum: Softball Thu Sep 12, 2019, 08:16am
Replies: 20
Views: 659
Posted By IRISHMAFIA
Show me a rule which states a runner must leave a...

Show me a rule which states a runner must leave a base
Forum: Softball Wed Sep 11, 2019, 08:28am
Replies: 20
Views: 659
Posted By IRISHMAFIA
As presented, it seems to be nothing. But if...

As presented, it seems to be nothing. But if your sole purpose to not make a call is to avoid upsetting a participant, you might want to find something else to do with your spare time.

If an...
Forum: Softball Wed Sep 11, 2019, 08:21am
Replies: 20
Views: 659
Posted By IRISHMAFIA
Speaking USA It is not INT. The runner...

Speaking USA

It is not INT. The runner committed no act let alone one which interfered with a play.

As presented, by definition it is not OBS. The runner was not making any attempt to advance...
Forum: Softball Sat Aug 10, 2019, 10:54am
Replies: 10
Views: 281
Posted By IRISHMAFIA
Which can create an inconsistent enforcement of...

Which can create an inconsistent enforcement of the rules
Forum: Softball Fri Aug 02, 2019, 07:55am
Replies: 6
Views: 421
Posted By IRISHMAFIA
Ran into an umpire somewhat like that about 30...

Ran into an umpire somewhat like that about 30 years ago while playing the big SP tournament in Richmond, VA (40O+ teams).

Everybody told us how good he was. He must have been paying them to say...
Forum: Softball Thu Aug 01, 2019, 09:29am
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By IRISHMAFIA
And who says there is a signal to be taken? :)

And who says there is a signal to be taken? :)
Forum: Softball Wed Jul 31, 2019, 08:50pm
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By IRISHMAFIA
How will anyone know they are actually receiving...

How will anyone know they are actually receiving their signals at any specific moment?
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