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Forum: Softball Mon Jan 07, 2008, 07:57am
Replies: 2
Views: 559
Posted By Antonella
I would like to express the sympathies from me...

I would like to express the sympathies from me and from all Italian umpires for the sad passing of Merle Butler.
Merle Butler was UIC of several ISF Tournaments played in Europe during last...
Forum: Softball Wed May 30, 2007, 06:46am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,797
Posted By Antonella
I forgot to say this is Italian League and that...

I forgot to say this is Italian League and that it's played under ISF Ruleset. If I am right the obstruction rule is the same as per ASA.
Other different rules (e.g. catcher is about to receive a...
Forum: Softball Wed May 30, 2007, 06:42am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,797
Posted By Antonella
Obstruction?

http://www.fastpitch.it/2007/2007%20softball%20A1%20PR%20MC%201090.JPG

Assuming
- the runner did NOT slow down her run
- the runner did NOT deviate her path to home plate

is this situation...
Forum: Softball Wed May 30, 2007, 06:22am
Replies: 39
Views: 3,630
Posted By Antonella
Unhappy There's not only ASA, USSSA, NCAA

Maybe it's unimportant for people in the USA, but the rest of the world is playing softball on ISF ruleset bases. And ISF Rulebook requires BOTH FEET in contact with the pitcher's plate...

There...
Forum: Softball Thu May 03, 2007, 06:52am
Replies: 14
Views: 928
Posted By Antonella
Maybe this can be useful: ...

Maybe this can be useful:

http://www.internationalsoftball.com/english/umpiring/signal_chart.asp

Ciao from Italy
Forum: Softball Thu Mar 01, 2007, 09:42am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,975
Posted By Antonella
I am sorry... I've just realized in the OP I...

I am sorry... I've just realized in the OP I wrote "centerfield" instead of "outfield"...!
That created a lot of confusion in this thread!!!

BTW by a "short ground ball" I meant a hit that could...
Forum: Softball Tue Feb 27, 2007, 04:27am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,975
Posted By Antonella
Dear friends, I found very helpful all your...

Dear friends,

I found very helpful all your posts.
I agree the situation in the OP should be an exception to the standard movements.

My opinion is that BU in a simple situation should follow...
Forum: Softball Mon Feb 26, 2007, 11:18am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,975
Posted By Antonella
Two Umpires System question

Need some help about this.
I am aware of what the Manual says.
Now someone is saying it could be changed...

No runners on base. B1 hits a short ground ball to right centerfield.
BU moves to...
Forum: Softball Wed Dec 06, 2006, 04:32am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,254
Posted By Antonella
Please

Mike,
Thank you so much for this information.
As you probably know in Italy we are using ISF Umpire System.
Though this we are very interested in ASA technical changes, because they often are real...
Forum: Softball Wed Oct 25, 2006, 10:37am
Replies: 80
Views: 4,547
Posted By Antonella
A law too often disobeyed is a bad law; it's up...

A law too often disobeyed is a bad law; it's up to the legislator eliminate it or change it, so that the same contempt will not affect the other good laws.
(Memoirs of Hadrian - M.Yourcenar)*
...
Forum: Softball Sun Oct 08, 2006, 10:11am
Replies: 38
Views: 2,182
Posted By Antonella
Some thoughts from me: 1. no REASONABLE illegal...

Some thoughts from me:
1. no REASONABLE illegal pitch on a situation like the OP
2. better to say to the catcher 'please go back'
3. it is good to say that to the catcher even if experienced...
Forum: Softball Fri Oct 06, 2006, 08:15am
Replies: 38
Views: 2,182
Posted By Antonella
Dear friends... I am sure each and all of us...

Dear friends...
I am sure each and all of us umpires would DO something if a catcher is too "far" towards the plate...
But this issue is NOT about preventive umpiring...
It is about a Rule that...
Forum: Softball Fri Oct 06, 2006, 03:25am
Replies: 38
Views: 2,182
Posted By Antonella
Question Catcher’s Limits

Here is a strange question a young umpire asked yesterday…
“What I am supposed to do if catcher stays very close to the plate, well over the rear line of batter’s box?”

My answer: “Handle this as...
Forum: Softball Fri Oct 06, 2006, 03:20am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,289
Posted By Antonella
That's great. THANK YOU! Ciao e grazie...

That's great. THANK YOU!

Ciao e grazie ancora!
Forum: Softball Thu Oct 05, 2006, 09:42am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,289
Posted By Antonella
Yeah! How did you get it? :D In Italy we often...

Yeah! How did you get it? :D
In Italy we often use roman numbers when it need to say 2nd, 3rd, etc. And I must admit I prefer to say I was born in MCMLXVI, instead to say... :rolleyes:

Dakota,...
Forum: Softball Thu Oct 05, 2006, 09:02am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,289
Posted By Antonella
I forgot to ask: if you were PU... did you say...

I forgot to ask: if you were PU... did you say something BEFORE BU calls this?

Grazie e ciao
Forum: Softball Thu Oct 05, 2006, 09:00am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,289
Posted By Antonella
About this issue I agree with those who say 'call...

About this issue I agree with those who say 'call SAFE and - if requested - go for help to your partner'.
BTW in a game I saw 1 month ago a very difficult situation occurred:
Bottom of VII
Home...
Forum: Softball Tue Sep 05, 2006, 08:10am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,134
Posted By Antonella
Dear friends, take a look to...

Dear friends,
take a look to www.2006softball.org and you can find a video section with very good images from ISF World Championship.
Quality is not very high, but still very enjoyable.
Gold medal...
Forum: Softball Tue Jul 25, 2006, 09:29am
Replies: 12
Views: 937
Posted By Antonella
ISF is on the way to get fastpitch softball as...

ISF is on the way to get fastpitch softball as much as 'broadcastable' as possible. Tv and fans attention come especially when you have a 8-7 game instead of a 1-0 game played almost by pitchers......
Forum: Softball Mon Jul 24, 2006, 03:19am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,648
Posted By Antonella
Ciao Debeau YES there will be an italian...

Ciao Debeau

YES there will be an italian umpire in WC2006: he's a good one and a good teammate also. Ask Wayne Saunders about Gianluca Magnani: we all three were together at Europe-Africa Olympic...
Forum: Softball Fri Jul 21, 2006, 08:47am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,041
Posted By Antonella
:confused: Finally we had an explanation... ...

:confused:
Finally we had an explanation...
Though this cannot explain WHY shouldn't they weare ISF uniforms for EVERY and each game, 'cause: "All umpires were ISF..."

Just wondering... my...
Forum: Softball Fri Jul 21, 2006, 08:37am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,648
Posted By Antonella
Nope. ISF rules do not allow players to wear...

Nope. ISF rules do not allow players to wear jewelry...

Ciao
Forum: Softball Fri Jul 21, 2006, 07:14am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,648
Posted By Antonella
It's a safety rule (and nothing more)

Rule 3 - EQUIPMENT
Sec.6: PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT
f. Helmet
(...)
2) Deliberately wearing the helmet improperly or deliberately removing the helmet during a live
ball play, except on a home run hit...
Forum: Softball Tue Jul 18, 2006, 09:48am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,041
Posted By Antonella
Talking Really?

That should means ASA uniform's manufacturer pays more than Mizuno... :p

Ciao
Forum: Softball Tue Jul 18, 2006, 06:50am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,041
Posted By Antonella
Maybe I am wrong... but sometimes things are more...

Maybe I am wrong... but sometimes things are more simpler than one may think.
When you umpire an ISF Tournament for the first time, the official sponsor for umpire's uniforms gives shirts, hats,...
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