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Forum: Softball Mon Nov 09, 2020, 08:26am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,325
Posted By Manny A
I'm having a hard time envisioning your play. Did...

I'm having a hard time envisioning your play. Did F6 actually step on second base? If so, how the heck does her throw to F3 hit the retired R1 who steps towards the middle of the infield? That would...
Forum: Softball Thu Oct 08, 2020, 01:12pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,325
Posted By Manny A
I've played and watched both baseball and...

I've played and watched both baseball and softball for a lot of years, and it is very rare that a runner doesn't slide into second base on the front end of the DP. It's also very rare that a runner...
Forum: Softball Wed Oct 07, 2020, 02:36pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,325
Posted By Manny A
I agree that not every time that a retired runner...

I agree that not every time that a retired runner is hit by a thrown ball, it is interference. A runner who just scored is heading to the dugout, and the ball is thrown over F1's head in the circle...
Forum: Softball Wed Oct 07, 2020, 12:00pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,325
Posted By Manny A
I was merely providing an example to counter the...

I was merely providing an example to counter the statement by robbie that it is never interference with a thrown ball unless there is intent. As I mentioned in my first post, NFHS no longer requires...
Forum: Softball Wed Oct 07, 2020, 08:19am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,325
Posted By Manny A
Runner at third, no outs. Fly ball to center. F8...

Runner at third, no outs. Fly ball to center. F8 makes the catch. Retired batter trots across the diamond to go into her dugout on the third-base side while F8 throws home to make a play on the...
Forum: Softball Tue Oct 06, 2020, 11:55am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,325
Posted By Manny A
Be careful here. NFHS removed the reference of...

Be careful here. NFHS removed the reference of "intentionally interferes" in rule 8-6-16c back in 2012. Now it just reads, "After being declared out or after scoring, a runner interferes with a...
Forum: Softball Fri Sep 25, 2020, 10:37am
Replies: 9
Views: 548
Posted By Manny A
Sorry for the late response, but I just saw this...

Sorry for the late response, but I just saw this post, and I have to agree with Crabby Bob that NFHS Rule 5 is problematic. Rule 8-5-6 is the prevailing rule, and makes NFHS no different than the...
Forum: Softball Fri Sep 25, 2020, 10:18am
Replies: 4
Views: 763
Posted By Manny A
I rarely work any tournaments in the summer other...

I rarely work any tournaments in the summer other than under USA Softball. And I typically receive $40 per game for those. The vast majority of those games are time-limited until we get to the...
Forum: Softball Wed Sep 09, 2020, 01:32pm
Replies: 5
Views: 463
Posted By Manny A
COVID symptoms are so hard to discern from other...

COVID symptoms are so hard to discern from other ailments (the common cold, allergies, stomach bug, etc.), I really don't see anyone anywhere pushing for umpires to look for any evidence of infection...
Forum: Softball Mon Mar 23, 2020, 12:29pm
Replies: 17
Views: 924
Posted By Manny A
Not sure when the video came out, but I have to...

Not sure when the video came out, but I have to say that at the 40-second mark you can see F3 is clearly in the BR's path without the ball as the BR is about 5 feet from the bag (the ball is just...
Forum: Softball Mon Mar 23, 2020, 12:01pm
Replies: 9
Views: 476
Posted By Manny A
Definitely not a "true" NFHS Test question. ...

Definitely not a "true" NFHS Test question. Those I've taken have all entailed single choice answers, to include ones that would say, for example, "A and B are correct".

Perhaps this was a local...
Forum: Softball Mon Mar 23, 2020, 08:15am
Replies: 20
Views: 669
Posted By Manny A
I still feel this should be treated as a...

I still feel this should be treated as a deflected batted ball that goes into DBT. The fielder never possessed it, it was still considered a batted ball since he/she never had it in his/her...
Forum: Softball Wed Mar 18, 2020, 01:59pm
Replies: 20
Views: 669
Posted By Manny A
I was really just asking about the one-base award...

I was really just asking about the one-base award in general. I thought it was you, but looking back, it was CecilOne who said that a U-Trip UIC told him that the ruling was the same in both USSSA...
Forum: Softball Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:14am
Replies: 20
Views: 669
Posted By Manny A
I don't know what the USSSA rule says for the...

I don't know what the USSSA rule says for the award, but NFHS says here that the award would be one base from the moment the ball enters that dead-ball area, not the moment the fielder lost...
Forum: Softball Tue Mar 17, 2020, 08:58am
Replies: 69
Views: 5,564
Posted By Manny A
In my neck near Charleston, SC, we didn't get the...

In my neck near Charleston, SC, we didn't get the word that high school softball games were going to be postponed until just Sunday night (March 15). Then on Monday, the SCHSL met and decided to...
Forum: Softball Tue Jan 28, 2020, 05:27pm
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By Manny A
Apple Watch on College Base Coach...Keep Mum?

Last year while working as U3 in a D1 game, I noticed the third base coach in the coach's box had on an Apple Watch. I told her she couldn't wear it on the field, and she removed it and put it in...
Forum: Softball Tue Jan 28, 2020, 05:04pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,187
Posted By Manny A
Never could understand that notion. It's an...

Never could understand that notion. It's an approved mechanic.
Forum: Softball Tue Jan 28, 2020, 04:58pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,616
Posted By Manny A
Hmm, okay, never really noticed that. I just...

Hmm, okay, never really noticed that. I just take one test and I'm done.

I've heard some other umpires say that they have to take one test to do regular season ball, and another test to qualify...
Forum: Softball Tue Jan 28, 2020, 04:54pm
Replies: 12
Views: 530
Posted By Manny A
I'm on travel right now so I can't check. But for...

I'm on travel right now so I can't check. But for the life of me, I don't recall seeing the language in these sections of the hard-copy 2020-2021 rule book I used when I took the test that you find...
Forum: Softball Tue Jan 28, 2020, 04:39pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,616
Posted By Manny A
What is this "part 1" of which you speak? I've...

What is this "part 1" of which you speak? I've umpired HS ball in two states, Virginia and now South Carolina, and in both of them we've only taken one test. There is no Part 1 or Part 2. Is this...
Forum: Softball Wed Dec 11, 2019, 11:12am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,368
Posted By Manny A
In my neck, those pitchers who do start with a...

In my neck, those pitchers who do start with a foot behind the plate and/or take a step back during their delivery are few and far between as well. Typically, the smaller schools that have a hard...
Forum: Softball Wed Dec 11, 2019, 10:22am
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By Manny A
Yes, at least that was the case for 2019, and...

Yes, at least that was the case for 2019, and they probably will do the same thing in 2020. It isn't really a PDF version of the actual rule book, like they did with the Umpire Manual. It's just a...
Forum: Softball Tue Dec 10, 2019, 02:09pm
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By Manny A
For which rule set? NCAA? NFHS? USSSA? NSA? ...

For which rule set? NCAA? NFHS? USSSA? NSA? There are a number of organizations that post their rule books on the web for download for free.

There are also others, such as USA Softball,...
Forum: Softball Tue Dec 10, 2019, 12:05pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,368
Posted By Manny A
That's always been the party line at NFHS when...

That's always been the party line at NFHS when asked why they allow it, and it made sense to me. There are quite a few high schools where decent softball pitchers are at a premium, and any little...
Forum: Softball Mon Dec 09, 2019, 03:53pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,368
Posted By Manny A
Okay, maybe it's just me, but it sounds like...

Okay, maybe it's just me, but it sounds like you're providing conflicting arguments. :p And USA admits in their press release that this rule change was made to align both the male and female...
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