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Forum: Softball Mon Dec 09, 2019, 04:29pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,060
Posted By Big Slick
Be careful how you quote. What I said is not...

Be careful how you quote. What I said is not conflicting. One, the person who proposed this rule change was (IMO) not thinking about men's FP. It was more "the others are doing it, so let's not be...
Forum: Softball Mon Dec 09, 2019, 02:17pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,060
Posted By Big Slick
It has everything to do with aligning rules...

It has everything to do with aligning rules across other organizations and nothing to do with men's FP (I would venture to say that a high percentage of players, coaches and umpires in the travel...
Forum: Softball Sun Dec 08, 2019, 04:10pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,060
Posted By Big Slick
USA technically never 'moved away' from the step...

USA technically never 'moved away' from the step back. That has been the men's rule for as long as I've been around (circa 1997). I think this is just a matter of not writing two separate...
Forum: Softball Fri Dec 06, 2019, 09:43am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,060
Posted By Big Slick
The playing rule changes for USA Softball are now...

The playing rule changes for USA Softball are now available:

https://www.teamusa.org/USA-Softball/About-USA-SB/Governance

Of note to this thread:
Forum: Softball Tue Dec 03, 2019, 12:01pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,060
Posted By Big Slick
USA defines the pivot foot as "(fast pitch)The...

USA defines the pivot foot as "(fast pitch)The foot which must remain in contact with the pitcher's plate prior to pushing off." (Rule 1 - pivot foot). The other foot is the "non-pivot foot", which...
Forum: Softball Tue Nov 26, 2019, 02:36pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,060
Posted By Big Slick
I am not one to confirm or deny, but (insert...

I am not one to confirm or deny, but (insert wink here)
Forum: Softball Mon Nov 25, 2019, 09:35pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,060
Posted By Big Slick
I guarantee that USA will not make any rule about...

I guarantee that USA will not make any rule about the stride foot . . . now the NON-PIVOT FOOT.

Yes, I'm being that guy. NCAA is the only rule code that calls the non-pivot foot the "stride...
Forum: Softball Tue Nov 12, 2019, 02:47pm
Replies: 3
Views: 280
Posted By Big Slick
Correct, but there are easier rules to apply: ...

Correct, but there are easier rules to apply:

Both NCAA (12.17.2.2 Effect Exception) and USA (8 7 J F) have explicit exceptions for interference by a runner on a fielder fielding a fly ball (of...
Forum: Softball Tue Oct 29, 2019, 03:37pm
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By Big Slick
I think the two rules can work in conjunction...

I think the two rules can work in conjunction very well. And now the with reduced IP penalty, the enforcement is easier: if looking at the armband prior to being in the pitching position, IP . . ...
Forum: Softball Mon Oct 07, 2019, 09:06am
Replies: 36
Views: 1,429
Posted By Big Slick
Mike, exactly my point. "They" (NCAA) have...

Mike, exactly my point. "They" (NCAA) have already started to over react and over compensate. We have seen it now with two rules (this and obstruction), like the confirmation of the rule "myths." ...
Forum: Softball Fri Oct 04, 2019, 09:27am
Replies: 36
Views: 1,429
Posted By Big Slick
You described the ISF rule that I mentioned. ...

You described the ISF rule that I mentioned. That came into place because the USA female pitchers were "touch and go" and other countries didn't like that. One the men's side, our instructions were...
Forum: Softball Thu Oct 03, 2019, 10:36am
Replies: 36
Views: 1,429
Posted By Big Slick
The pace of the NCAA game, and the trickle down...

The pace of the NCAA game, and the trickle down effect to club and high school games is AWFUL. Back in the day (and I feel as old as Mike saying that) time of game was between 1:15 and 1:30. I...
Forum: Softball Wed Oct 02, 2019, 09:46am
Replies: 36
Views: 1,429
Posted By Big Slick
Armbands. They "produced a solution" that was in...

Armbands. They "produced a solution" that was in need of a problem.

This happens when some "innovation" within the game doesn't quite jive with the literal reading of a rule. The armbands...
Forum: Softball Mon Sep 30, 2019, 03:30pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,429
Posted By Big Slick
Steve, New video posted today. It clears the...

Steve,
New video posted today. It clears the air a bit, in that two specifics are not allowed while not in the pitching position: 1) gathering wristband information and 2) receiving information...
Forum: Softball Wed Sep 25, 2019, 08:16pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,429
Posted By Big Slick
sent you a PM. You can share if you feel it is...

sent you a PM. You can share if you feel it is appropriate.
Forum: Softball Tue Sep 24, 2019, 03:55pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,429
Posted By Big Slick
Steve, then how does the following, which is...

Steve, then how does the following, which is copied from an email sent to quite a number of people, reconcile with your conversation with VVK? And I believe that you have received the same email.
...
Forum: Softball Fri Sep 20, 2019, 12:21pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,429
Posted By Big Slick
Actually, it was the ambiguity of the...

Actually, it was the ambiguity of the interpretation from last fall, which said that a) you couldn't look at an armband while not in the pitching position, but b) if you did, it wasn't an illegal...
Forum: Softball Tue Sep 17, 2019, 01:39pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,429
Posted By Big Slick
Did you see the rule change? The note is...

Did you see the rule change?


The note is red is now "struck out" and removed (I left it here to show you it was removed and how the interpretation now follows the written rule), with the...
Forum: Softball Mon Sep 16, 2019, 11:32am
Replies: 36
Views: 1,429
Posted By Big Slick
nope, not in NCAA starting . . . now (actually...

nope, not in NCAA starting . . . now (actually last week)




nope, not in NCAA starting . . . now (actually last week)



The memo is the memo. If F1 looks at the armband while not in the...
Forum: Softball Wed Aug 21, 2019, 01:11pm
Replies: 26
Views: 750
Posted By Big Slick
But the big question: Is the pitcher charged with...

But the big question: Is the pitcher charged with a pitch?

Extra note: I think when the "no pitch intentional walk" was first instituted, the pitcher was still charged with 4 pitches. Is that...
Forum: Softball Fri Jul 12, 2019, 09:42am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By Big Slick
I stand corrected. And it seems silly that by...

I stand corrected. And it seems silly that by (previous) definition that bats were legal or illegal, then having two tiers of illegal under 7 4 2 but not under the definitions (I know they mention...
Forum: Softball Thu Jul 11, 2019, 08:34am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,141
Posted By Big Slick
If it was played in 2019 or earlier, the Illegal...

If it was played in 2019 or earlier, the Illegal bat penalty is ejection of player and coach.

I personally like the rule change, for this reason.
Forum: Softball Mon Jul 01, 2019, 03:14pm
Replies: 54
Views: 1,852
Posted By Big Slick
Please read the USA Softball clarifications, and...

Please read the USA Softball clarifications, and you will see that you are incorrect in #2 (and I do appreciate the compliment, and that you liked my Law and Order reference).



More so, the...
Forum: Softball Wed Jun 26, 2019, 03:55pm
Replies: 54
Views: 1,852
Posted By Big Slick
Thanks Dave. :D My observations: ...

Thanks Dave.

:D

My observations:
The second play (runner interference), why would we need the Infield fly rule, when 8 7 J F covers the runner interference on either a fair or foul ball...
Forum: Softball Wed Jun 26, 2019, 03:39pm
Replies: 10
Views: 423
Posted By Big Slick
This must be "new" because I have never heard...

This must be "new" because I have never heard anything close to this. Maybe after a hard tag with no other action, but not during a live ball.

Is there a reference in the CAA manual?
(read: this...
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