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Forum: Softball Fri Jun 29, 2012, 10:26am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,020
Posted By CelticNHBlue
Anyone following the games online at all? ...

Anyone following the games online at all? Sportzcast Player (http://asa.sportzcast.tv/) TH is an amateur, ok he's actually the Mass ASA Commissioner and good friend of mine. Still fun to follow...
Forum: Softball Wed May 16, 2012, 12:39pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,498
Posted By CelticNHBlue
Simple Geometry

Only because I'm an engineer:

Geometry dictates that three points define a plane, no physics is involved. Therefor the umpire, plate, and 1B are always in the same plane, no matter where you...
Forum: Softball Mon Apr 30, 2012, 11:56am
Replies: 4
Views: 881
Posted By CelticNHBlue
Yes, it is my crutch... I have never been able to...

Yes, it is my crutch... I have never been able to successfully transition to the left hand. Lucky for me, the SUP doesn't mind.

And PATRICK did you see game 2? And those shoes... really breaking...
Forum: Softball Mon Apr 09, 2012, 12:19pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,049
Posted By CelticNHBlue
Wow, you guys have mens modified in your high...

Wow, you guys have mens modified in your high schools... maybe the game will make a comeback after all... ;)
Forum: Softball Wed Apr 04, 2012, 12:09pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,049
Posted By CelticNHBlue
$40 each, cash at field, for two, $60 for solo...

$40 each, cash at field, for two, $60 for solo where i work in Metro Boston
Forum: Softball Wed Mar 21, 2012, 11:36am
Replies: 34
Views: 2,377
Posted By CelticNHBlue
First, I have had a few inaccurate line-up cards...

First, I have had a few inaccurate line-up cards over the years, the most recent was yesterday. Typically a wrong number, sometimes wrong positions. I dont' think it is that uncommon (these are...
Forum: Softball Tue Feb 28, 2012, 12:56pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,752
Posted By CelticNHBlue
I've had several discussions in the past weeks...

I've had several discussions in the past weeks regarding this issue. There have been some interesting points brought up along the way, both here and in my other travels.

Taking a complete look at...
Forum: Softball Thu Feb 09, 2012, 01:42pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,752
Posted By CelticNHBlue
I would estimate that I hear the IP 70% of the...

I would estimate that I hear the IP 70% of the time, maybe more. Maybe I have rabbit hears; they are kind of big. But the response is about what I expected since that is what we are taught. ...
Forum: Softball Wed Feb 08, 2012, 12:26pm
Replies: 35
Views: 2,752
Posted By CelticNHBlue
Calling IP

Was thinking about option plays yesterday, with regards to the new NCAA rule, and realized I have developed a habit and wanted to get feedback from others about what they do.

When you are the...
Forum: Softball Wed Jan 04, 2012, 12:44pm
Replies: 56
Views: 3,002
Posted By CelticNHBlue
I agree that the rule was probably written with...

I agree that the rule was probably written with the understanding that it would/should start at the knob, and it should be specific if that is what is desired, however, I could imagine where a petite...
Forum: Softball Tue Sep 06, 2011, 12:14pm
Replies: 36
Views: 4,035
Posted By CelticNHBlue
Is it wrong that ILMAO when I read this?

Is it wrong that ILMAO when I read this?
Forum: Softball Fri Sep 02, 2011, 12:02pm
Replies: 36
Views: 4,035
Posted By CelticNHBlue
Started at age 13, tried to do it left-handed and...

Started at age 13, tried to do it left-handed and just had the worst time trying to get it to work without losing my hat. Finally gave up, even with all the vets telling me to do it right. Now,...
Forum: Softball Mon Aug 29, 2011, 12:00pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,412
Posted By CelticNHBlue
Was the cat mostly black and had a cajun 'meaw'? ...

Was the cat mostly black and had a cajun 'meaw'? If so, I think he landed up here in my neck of the woods. That cat could catch anything from mice, to birds, even dragged home a few small dogs...
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Forum: Softball Tue Jul 12, 2011, 08:05am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,242
Posted By CelticNHBlue
Mike answered it, control through the application...

Mike answered it, control through the application of the tag. The question was not in regards to a catch but a tag. The question I ask myself is: did the application of the tag cause the control of...
Forum: Softball Tue Jul 12, 2011, 07:58am
Replies: 44
Views: 2,630
Posted By CelticNHBlue
Agree with Mike, once you call Time, it's over. ...

Agree with Mike, once you call Time, it's over. My assumption is that you called time because players were potentially injured and required immediate attention, in your judgement. If so, all...
Forum: Softball Mon Jul 11, 2011, 11:27am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,206
Posted By CelticNHBlue
Based on the fact that you are on LI, there are...

Based on the fact that you are on LI, there are not a ton of D-I schools in your neighborhood. Your schedule, like anywhere, would probably increase the more you can travel and be available. D-I...
Forum: Softball Thu Jun 09, 2011, 12:23pm
Replies: 52
Views: 3,326
Posted By CelticNHBlue
I am beginning to question your experience and...

I am beginning to question your experience and knowledge of the prescribed mechanics.

The FIRST responsibility of the plate umpire, as mentioned, is pulled foot/swipe tag( /running lane...
Forum: Softball Fri May 27, 2011, 09:16am
Replies: 28
Poll: ASU v. Texas
Views: 2,733
Posted By CelticNHBlue
I have no INT: 1 - runner appears to be...

I have no INT:

1 - runner appears to be aware of the SS and (IMO) is attempting to avoid her and the ball (apparently successfully), she is not intentionally stopping to hinder the SSs view of the...
Forum: Softball Mon Mar 28, 2011, 12:28pm
Replies: 2
Views: 851
Posted By CelticNHBlue
Can't say that I have seen or heard the audio...

Can't say that I have seen or heard the audio from this game, but in a related story; I was in Clearwater a couple weekends ago when Nebraska beat Florida. Several of the umpires working that...
Forum: Softball Tue Jan 11, 2011, 01:19pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,750
Posted By CelticNHBlue
The old man has had both hips done (the knee is...

The old man has had both hips done (the knee is coming) in his late 50s (10+ years ago). The first hip was flawless, recovery was steady and he was back on the field in a few months and 100% by 9...
Forum: Softball Wed Dec 15, 2010, 03:02pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,284
Posted By CelticNHBlue
Massachusettes uses NFHS rules with the exception...

Massachusettes uses NFHS rules with the exception of the pitching rule, that is governed by ASA. Don't ask me how they came up with that.
Forum: Softball Thu Oct 21, 2010, 12:19pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,066
Posted By CelticNHBlue
What, what did I do... it wasn't me I tell you, I...

What, what did I do... it wasn't me I tell you, I wasn't even there...
Forum: Softball Tue Oct 12, 2010, 11:48am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,076
Posted By CelticNHBlue
New SUIP Leader

NCAA NAMES DONNA VAVRINEC SOFTBALL
NATIONAL COORDINATOR OF UMPIRES

INDIANAPOLIS—Donna Vavrinec has been named the NCAA’s softball national coordinator of umpires and will serve as the primary...
Forum: Softball Thu Sep 16, 2010, 08:39am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,121
Posted By CelticNHBlue
Unhappy Lost Friend

I am sorry to be the one to bring this information to the group, but one of our friends lost his son last weekend in a most unfortunate car accident. I can tell you that Ted is one of the nicest...
Forum: Softball Tue Aug 24, 2010, 11:51am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,952
Posted By CelticNHBlue
Yes, the rules committee still meets and, if a...

Yes, the rules committee still meets and, if a change is considered significant enough to warrant release in an 'off' year, the change can still be made. The rule(s) change(s) will be distributed as...
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