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Forum: Softball Wed May 16, 2007, 10:35pm
Replies: 14
Views: 891
Posted By SF
Once in a lifetime situation

In a game tonight I had a situation that I doubt I will ever seen again, no matter how many years I umpire, but I thought some of you might enjoy this story - also a good rules knowledge test.

I'm...
Forum: Softball Tue May 15, 2007, 11:18pm
Replies: 35
Views: 1,939
Posted By SF
Oh I definitely agree. Fortunately, that's a pet...

Oh I definitely agree. Fortunately, that's a pet peeve with an easy solution. :D
Forum: Softball Tue May 15, 2007, 02:33pm
Replies: 35
Views: 1,939
Posted By SF
I agree with the catcher's poorly "framing"...

I agree with the catcher's poorly "framing" pitches, that's definitely a huge pet peeve.

On the flip side, though, I hate it when pitchers throw strikes on the inside corner and batter's jump out...
Forum: Softball Mon Apr 03, 2006, 10:40pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,024
Posted By SF
Around here (Kansas City) it's strictly no...

Around here (Kansas City) it's strictly no pleats. Of course, there is no rule but it is definitely frowned upon.
Forum: Softball Tue Mar 28, 2006, 12:38am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,134
Posted By SF
mcrowder: I was just thinking perhaps thats what...

mcrowder: I was just thinking perhaps thats what Michael means... it was the situation that came to mind where I can see making a comment like that to the catcher.

Oh, and always good when someone...
Forum: Softball Mon Mar 27, 2006, 03:44pm
Replies: 7
Views: 866
Posted By SF
Agreed. Over officiating. I had a play last...

Agreed. Over officiating.

I had a play last year where I called a girl out for not reaching the bag and getting tagged... but she was a foot short. Bit of a difference ;)
Forum: Softball Mon Mar 27, 2006, 03:31pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,134
Posted By SF
I don't tell catchers to frame a pitch. To me, it...

I don't tell catchers to frame a pitch. To me, it seems like instructing the players. I think there are exceptions, though. For example, there was a situation this past season where the catcher would...
Forum: Softball Fri Mar 24, 2006, 05:57pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,701
Posted By SF
I understand the point that this doesn't reflect...

I understand the point that this doesn't reflect particularly well on coaches. Though it is disheartening I don't know that it is anything new. I would imagine eventually that will catch up to them,...
Forum: Softball Thu Mar 23, 2006, 11:52pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,182
Posted By SF
I think those lessons are only really learned...

I think those lessons are only really learned when you screw up on the field... Obviously we, as umpires, want to get every call right. But missing those calls in that game have stuck with me much...
Forum: Softball Thu Mar 23, 2006, 08:38pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,182
Posted By SF
The one that sticks with me was the third game I...

The one that sticks with me was the third game I had ever umpired... my first two games had been easy rec affairs with the little kids. The next night, though, someone didn't show up and I had to go...
Forum: Softball Tue Jan 17, 2006, 04:48pm
Replies: 34
Views: 5,753
Posted By SF
But sometimes I wish they could be. Some would...

But sometimes I wish they could be. Some would certainly be worth the money ;) Personally, I use the UMP. It's really lightweight and offers good protection, although the tops of the shoulders don't...
Forum: Basketball Tue Oct 25, 2005, 10:20pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,276
Posted By SF
At an association meeting tonight we had quite...

At an association meeting tonight we had quite the debate over fouls at the end of the game. Of course, the newer interpretation of intentional fouls clarifies that, yes, fouling is a part of the...
Forum: Softball Wed Jul 13, 2005, 04:06pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,611
Posted By SF
Glad to hear I'm not the only one :) The other...

Glad to hear I'm not the only one :) The other night a didn't hear a peep about my strike zone but I knew it wasn't my best. At least when someone else is yelling you know they usually don't know...
Forum: Softball Wed Jul 13, 2005, 04:01pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,556
Posted By SF
Although some might argue the WCWS is the...

Although some might argue the WCWS is the pinnacle of softball, it seems the best players in the world all list as their goal to make the US national and olympic teams and win a gold medal for their...
Forum: Softball Mon Jul 11, 2005, 01:27pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,120
Posted By SF
Yesterday... ugh. I forgot my shin guards at home...

Yesterday... ugh. I forgot my shin guards at home and I went to do plate in a 12U game. About the fourth inning the coach puts in his backup catcher and she let's a low pitch go under her right into...
Forum: Softball Sat Jul 09, 2005, 07:52pm
Replies: 8
Views: 863
Posted By SF
I, personally, know those (hopefully) few calls...

I, personally, know those (hopefully) few calls were I might have been blocked or something funky happened and in that case if a coach comes out, I have no problem asking my partner for help. At the...
Forum: Softball Fri Jul 08, 2005, 04:04pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,556
Posted By SF
What are the chances softball gets back into the...

What are the chances softball gets back into the 2016 games? I am extremely disappointed in their exclusion and hope they will be reinstated.
Forum: Softball Thu Jul 07, 2005, 12:39pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
Posted By SF
So it seems it really is just a preference in...

So it seems it really is just a preference in appearance, not in warmth?
Forum: Softball Thu Jul 07, 2005, 12:37pm
Replies: 7
Views: 929
Posted By SF
Nope... one of three or maybe 4 adult coaches all...

Nope... one of three or maybe 4 adult coaches all dressed up in their matching polos.
Forum: Softball Wed Jul 06, 2005, 06:37pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,095
Posted By SF
What is the difference between the full zip-up...

What is the difference between the full zip-up and pull-over jackets? Is one heavier than the other?
Forum: Softball Wed Jul 06, 2005, 01:03pm
Replies: 7
Views: 929
Posted By SF
We just wrapped up a big tournament this weekend....

We just wrapped up a big tournament this weekend. Great ball and I was lucky enough to get to work the two semi-finals (this is my first year of tournament ball), but I hung around to watch the...
Forum: Softball Mon Jul 04, 2005, 06:59pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,500
Posted By SF
Obstruction can be a tricky call, and without...

Obstruction can be a tricky call, and without having seen all the circumstances of a play, it's hard to say "That is obstruction" over an internet message board. With that caveat, though...
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Forum: Softball Sun Jul 03, 2005, 03:20pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,259
Posted By SF
We've had a number of issues come up in league...

We've had a number of issues come up in league play the past couple of weeks (every year, as the weather gets hotter, so do the coaches) that there's been quite a bit of disagreement and discussion...
Forum: Softball Sat Jul 02, 2005, 05:43pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,141
Posted By SF
Bad. Really bad.

Bad. Really bad.
Forum: Softball Sat Jul 02, 2005, 05:41pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,423
Posted By SF
Get the ASA Umpire Edition of the rulebook...

Get the ASA Umpire Edition of the rulebook (assuming it's ASA) or another organiation's rulebook/umpire manual. Read it like crazy - it's likely it will answer many of your questions.

As for...
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