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Forum: Softball Fri Aug 26, 2005, 01:17am
Replies: 10
Views: 953
Posted By Alameda
On a side note....I only have to wear this stupid...

On a side note....I only have to wear this stupid ROOKIE tag 2 more months! :P hehe...


Thanks to all of you guys and gals for the wealth of knowledge you've shared with me over the past several...
Forum: Softball Thu Aug 25, 2005, 09:10am
Replies: 10
Views: 953
Posted By Alameda
There are no local rules that pertain to this, so...

There are no local rules that pertain to this, so it's left up to ASA rules, which means we have a forfeit, right?
Forum: Softball Thu Aug 25, 2005, 09:08am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,307
Posted By Alameda
Amature Softball Association Baseball... ...

Amature Softball Association Baseball...


Now that's a mouthfull!! =/
Forum: Softball Mon Aug 22, 2005, 04:11pm
Replies: 10
Views: 953
Posted By Alameda
Thanks for the inputs. bkbjones, I will...

Thanks for the inputs.

bkbjones, I will definetly follow your advice and double check our Rec Rules.

milkmandog, on the surface, your premise is compelling. But the problem that creates is...
Forum: Softball Mon Aug 22, 2005, 12:21pm
Replies: 10
Views: 953
Posted By Alameda
What do you do when you have players leave due to...

What do you do when you have players leave due to injury and it leaves the lineup out of order for CO-ED play. (Ie alternating Male/Female in the lineup)

Typical Co-Ed lineup.

1. Male
2....
Forum: Softball Thu Aug 04, 2005, 02:37pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,455
Posted By Alameda
Because someone I trust told me to do it that...

Because someone I trust told me to do it that way.

I would suspect it's because you don't want to get in the habit of having to always explain yourself and your calls.

Like I said, I try to...
Forum: Softball Thu Aug 04, 2005, 01:05pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,455
Posted By Alameda
That term always baffled me. I know what they...

That term always baffled me. I know what they were refering to, but also thought it was a misstatment.

Like you said, it's either over the shoulder, "High", or under the knee "Low".

My guess...
Forum: Softball Wed Aug 03, 2005, 02:32pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,629
Posted By Alameda
You're gonna love the extended version of the...

You're gonna love the extended version of the comment then Mike.

"Mark (again me) moves and crouches down as the pitch comes in; he is looking up at the pitch; all of this is neither good or...
Forum: Softball Wed Aug 03, 2005, 01:58pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,629
Posted By Alameda
Well I'm pretty disenchanted with my Assoc. None...

Well I'm pretty disenchanted with my Assoc. None of the Vets have uniform mechanics. Half of them don't huslte. Most of them just stand there at the plate and never lean in or anything on the...
Forum: Softball Wed Aug 03, 2005, 01:15am
Replies: 15
Views: 11,828
Posted By Alameda
I'm taking this to the bank tz. Thank you very...

I'm taking this to the bank tz. Thank you very much. Concise and simple. I've never seen it explained so commonsensical like this before. I had this in my head all night (3 games) and felt all...
Forum: Softball Wed Aug 03, 2005, 01:11am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,629
Posted By Alameda
Thumbs down Yea, I went back and reread the entire rule book...

Yea, I went back and reread the entire rule book regarding plate mechanics and it agrees with me. The guy who evaluated me is getting very, very up there in years (80 maybe?). I plan on politely...
Forum: Softball Tue Aug 02, 2005, 06:29pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,629
Posted By Alameda
Question Hey Guys n' Gals, Well, I had my 1st review...

Hey Guys n' Gals,

Well, I had my 1st review (Slowpitch) this past Sunday and got the results today. I'm a little baffled, however, at one comment made about my plate mechanics while the pitch is...
Forum: Softball Sat Jul 16, 2005, 09:16pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,629
Posted By Alameda
The 'bunt chop' swing would have to be the Plate...

The 'bunt chop' swing would have to be the Plate Umpires judgement call, so if he thinks it was legal, hard to argue, right?

The pulled foot on 1st, however, IMO is a blown call by your buddy the...
Forum: Softball Mon Jun 27, 2005, 05:59pm
Replies: 3
Views: 766
Posted By Alameda
Yea, definitely don't sprint to the nearest exit...

Yea, definitely don't sprint to the nearest exit lol.

We've been told (havn't had to worry about it yet tho) to sorta hesitate a little and slowly walk off the field. Not making it obvious, but...
Forum: Softball Sun Jun 19, 2005, 03:02pm
Replies: 26
Views: 3,850
Posted By Alameda
Same for me, chiquita. I felt out of place...

Same for me, chiquita. I felt out of place calling the balls and strikes by where the ball actually went in relation to the plate rather than the ground. And I still say they are "high" not "deep"...
Forum: Softball Fri Jun 03, 2005, 02:37am
Replies: 6
Views: 853
Posted By Alameda
Thumbs up Ok, I know you HS, college and yes, even Olympic...

Ok, I know you HS, college and yes, even Olympic Umpires get to see this on a daily basis. But us rec leaguers rarely get it. I've seen vets who are like us bright-eyed rookies and still take rec...
Forum: Softball Thu Jun 02, 2005, 11:09am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,221
Posted By Alameda
He's probably a player or something that thought...

He's probably a player or something that thought the teams record was in some way shape or form an ASA issue, which it is obviously not.

I gave this link to some players so they could have some...
Forum: Softball Tue May 31, 2005, 12:09pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,193
Posted By Alameda
Unhappy Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your...

Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your family!


Get well soon Jr!!!
Forum: Softball Thu May 19, 2005, 01:08pm
Replies: 9
Views: 889
Posted By Alameda
This reminds me of a sitch we mauled over a few...

This reminds me of a sitch we mauled over a few weeks ago. Good call blue. But I'm waiting for someone to come along and confuse us by saying something like "The run doesn't count since the...
Forum: Softball Mon May 16, 2005, 11:18am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,157
Posted By Alameda
Hey mc, even my wife got a chuckle out of that...

Hey mc, even my wife got a chuckle out of that one! lol
Forum: Softball Fri May 13, 2005, 11:58am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,007
Posted By Alameda
What me? I'm a rookie Umpire in the Northern...

What me? I'm a rookie Umpire in the Northern California Umpires Association. We work San Francisco and the Penisula.



Yea, that was part of what made me quinge and come post here. Heard some...
Forum: Softball Fri May 13, 2005, 03:22am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,167
Posted By Alameda
Thank you for that boost of confidence/leadership...

Thank you for that boost of confidence/leadership out there. I didn't want to sound to cocky out there, I know the disvs I'm doing, as a rookie, are rec and supposed to be for fun (Tell that to some...
Forum: Softball Fri May 13, 2005, 01:55am
Replies: 14
Views: 2,007
Posted By Alameda
Thumbs down Wow. I'm beginning to see some pretty pathetic...

Wow. I'm beginning to see some pretty pathetic umpiring in my association. I don't even care if anyone I've invited to this forum from there sees this.

It's bad.

So many bad habits I'm just...
Forum: Softball Thu May 12, 2005, 05:20pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,167
Posted By Alameda
Without hijacking this thread...you've made me...

Without hijacking this thread...you've made me think.

Was I too leanient with this player?


I had one the other day.

Him: "What, Blue!?!! Common, that's the highest strike you've called...
Forum: Softball Thu May 12, 2005, 05:11pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,531
Posted By Alameda
Well, the official score keeper is the word. So...

Well, the official score keeper is the word. So if we differ, I go with his/her count. That's only happened on the big innings with tons of runs.

This is not meant to be smart, but do you not...
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