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Forum: Softball Fri Jul 13, 2018, 10:56am
Replies: 47
Views: 1,372
Posted By Andy
This rule and rule supplement also applies when a...

This rule and rule supplement also applies when a ball is thrown into dead ball territory and is out of play. If that happens, the umpire should make the dead ball call immediately. At that point, is...
Forum: Softball Wed Jun 27, 2018, 03:38pm
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By Andy
I only use the OP in NCAA play due to the rule...

I only use the OP in NCAA play due to the rule that all defensive changes have to be reported and I want to keep my lineup card current.

For all other play, it is not required to report defensive...
Forum: Softball Wed Jun 27, 2018, 10:54am
Replies: 11
Views: 321
Posted By Andy
What is happening here is that the "bench" player...

What is happening here is that the "bench" player is back on defense, but the FLEX is on the bench, so the DP is technically playing defense for the FLEX and the FLEX has left the game.
Forum: Softball Fri Jun 01, 2018, 03:49pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,026
Posted By Andy
Eight Umpires were selected. The two I...

Eight Umpires were selected.

The two I didn't have at the time of my earlier post were:

Cam Ellison
Terry Holt
Forum: Softball Wed May 30, 2018, 11:15am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,026
Posted By Andy
The NCAA has gone back and forth on this. ...

The NCAA has gone back and forth on this.

For the last few years, the WCWS umpires were selected from those that worked the regional rounds and those umpires did not work a Super Regional. There...
Forum: Softball Tue May 15, 2018, 10:33am
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By Andy
3 umpire situation

Was watching one of our State Championship games last night with a group of umpires and a situation came up that got us talking....

3 umpire system, no runners on base.

High popup to short left...
Forum: Softball Thu May 10, 2018, 11:20am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,084
Posted By Andy
I think it is more semantics and definitions for...

I think it is more semantics and definitions for the most part.

Ejections carry the penalty of "out of sight, out of sound" which means the ejected person leaves.

Since HS players are minors...
Forum: Softball Tue May 08, 2018, 10:39am
Replies: 14
Views: 388
Posted By Andy
I'm going to wait until all awarded bases are...

I'm going to wait until all awarded bases are touched.

If the B/R veers off to join the celebration before reaching first, I'm going to see if the defense picks up on it. If I get any inkling the...
Forum: Softball Wed May 02, 2018, 11:08am
Replies: 5
Views: 508
Posted By Andy
Similar situations have been discussed here...

Similar situations have been discussed here before.

If I remember correctly, the consensus was the inning should have been over on the third strike that was missed, so nothing can happen after...
Forum: Softball Wed May 02, 2018, 10:39am
Replies: 24
Views: 930
Posted By Andy
This is not something that is going to be...

This is not something that is going to be addressed in the rule books nor should it be any concern of an umpire.

If the school district or league has any restrictions on who can coach and what...
Forum: Softball Tue May 01, 2018, 10:34am
Replies: 24
Views: 930
Posted By Andy
Just curious....is it a responsibility of the...

Just curious....is it a responsibility of the umpires in your area to verify that anybody coaching a team has taken these courses?
Forum: Softball Mon Apr 16, 2018, 12:44pm
Replies: 12
Views: 373
Posted By Andy
I think the question you are asking is this: ...

I think the question you are asking is this:

Does the pitcher have to wait for the batter to be in the box ready to hit before she starts all of the pitching preliminaries? (step on the PP with...
Forum: Softball Fri Apr 06, 2018, 10:42am
Replies: 42
Views: 1,373
Posted By Andy
This portion of the rule has been explained to me...

This portion of the rule has been explained to me like this:

You have to take this statement: "The umpire determines the runner is clearly beaten by the throw." in conjunction with the part of the...
Forum: Softball Mon Apr 02, 2018, 10:35am
Replies: 19
Views: 832
Posted By Andy
IMO, part of the issue is that most, it not all...

IMO, part of the issue is that most, it not all of us grew up watching baseball where, until recently, it was part of the game to plow the catcher and try to dislodge the ball. Since softball is...
Forum: Softball Fri Mar 30, 2018, 10:50am
Replies: 19
Views: 832
Posted By Andy
Editorial (rant) comment..... Every season,...

Editorial (rant) comment.....

Every season, I seem to see the same questions/comments on obstruction (NCAA Rules excluded)

Some of you are in the FB groups for the various umpire groups and it...
Forum: Softball Mon Mar 26, 2018, 11:33am
Replies: 57
Views: 1,816
Posted By Andy
I remember that you had a couple of these calls...

I remember that you had a couple of these calls this past weekend, but I don't recall any signals or gestures that I thought were concerning. I actually remember you using the point, but don't recall...
Forum: Softball Mon Mar 12, 2018, 12:05pm
Replies: 5
Views: 461
Posted By Andy
These are the two types of umpire interference,...

These are the two types of umpire interference, however only the interference with the catcher's throw is a delayed dead ball. The batted ball hitting the umpire before it passes a fielder is an...
Forum: Softball Mon Mar 05, 2018, 11:36am
Replies: 29
Views: 1,195
Posted By Andy
You may consider it an act of sportsmanship, but...

You may consider it an act of sportsmanship, but there are some (losing) coaches that consider it being "shown up". Their attitude is that they don't want the winning team to give them outs, they...
Forum: Softball Mon Mar 05, 2018, 11:27am
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By Andy
Try this: Lessons, Tutorials, How-To, Why-To...

Try this:
Lessons, Tutorials, How-To, Why-To for Umpires (http://www.cactusumpires.com/tutorials-information.html)
Forum: Softball Wed Feb 28, 2018, 12:32pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,195
Posted By Andy
....and you didn't have a partner to share all...

....and you didn't have a partner to share all this joy with.....
Forum: Softball Fri Feb 02, 2018, 11:22am
Replies: 8
Views: 432
Posted By Andy
This is the problem right here...You aren't...

This is the problem right here...You aren't working with other "umps", you are working with part time workers whose only concern is picking up a paycheck for doing the minimum amount of work...
Forum: Softball Wed Jan 17, 2018, 02:16pm
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By Andy
I will be there as a staff assisstant

I will be there as a staff assisstant
Forum: Softball Mon Dec 18, 2017, 10:45am
Replies: 40
Views: 4,431
Posted By Andy
I just took a quick look at the 2017 manual...two...

I just took a quick look at the 2017 manual...two umpire system, in either game, there is no option for the base umpire with no runners on base.

FP starts on the line, SP starts behind F4.

I...
Forum: Softball Fri Nov 17, 2017, 10:42am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,002
Posted By Andy
The real problem here...at least in the JO game,...

The real problem here...at least in the JO game, is the proliferation of teams due to "daddy ball" and everybody thinking their kid is going to have college paid for by softball. Too many teams, not...
Forum: Softball Thu Nov 16, 2017, 11:32am
Replies: 14
Views: 479
Posted By Andy
I have no doubt they are legit...I just haven't...

I have no doubt they are legit...I just haven't seen anything published from USA SB yet regarding the approved rule/code changes.
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