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Forum: Football Sun Jan 07, 2007, 11:52pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,778
Posted By baldgriff
While I agree that this would be correct by the...

While I agree that this would be correct by the letter of the law, I dont think it is fair to penalize the intercepting team for getting pushed out of the endzone after making a good play.
Forum: Football Wed Jan 03, 2007, 12:01am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,778
Posted By baldgriff
Just so I understand this and I am going to use...

Just so I understand this and I am going to use an extreme case to make the point...

Defender intercepts the ball 5 yards deep in the endzone. The WR rather than tackle the defender picks him up...
Forum: Softball Wed Dec 13, 2006, 12:59am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,764
Posted By baldgriff
Beer and Softball go together........

At least in Mens softball that I have ever seen over the last 15 odd years. I took a few years off and came back a couple years ago to work as an umpire in a league run by a city park/rec department....
Forum: Softball Mon Nov 13, 2006, 01:10pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,014
Posted By baldgriff
I would concur with much of what you have stated....

I would concur with much of what you have stated. One of my biggest frustrations is League Directors more intent on making a buck, than running a good program. I was working a National Qaulifier...
Forum: Football Tue Nov 07, 2006, 03:20pm
Replies: 15
Views: 2,307
Posted By baldgriff
Am I missing something here? This looks like...

Am I missing something here?

This looks like a touchdown to me.
Forum: Softball Thu Aug 03, 2006, 08:22pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,239
Posted By baldgriff
I call slow pitch only and to be honest I will...

I call slow pitch only and to be honest I will always "rip a book" on a looking strike out. Well not in the 12U but if I am doing Mens or Womens leagues...
Forum: Softball Wed Jul 12, 2006, 10:47am
Replies: 47
Views: 3,476
Posted By baldgriff
We have always played it that there would only be...

We have always played it that there would only be 2 outs in the inning essentially starting with 1 out also. A TD is stating that there are no outs to start the inning.

Personally I dont care one...
Forum: Softball Wed Jul 12, 2006, 03:18am
Replies: 47
Views: 3,476
Posted By baldgriff
For sake of clarification please give me the...

For sake of clarification please give me the current International Extra Innings rule. We are having a bit of a debate over this lately.

Thanks
Forum: Softball Tue Jul 11, 2006, 12:58am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,661
Posted By baldgriff
I agree totally. Why in the H would someone take...

I agree totally. Why in the H would someone take the bat to first is beyond me. But the call is correct
Forum: Softball Fri Jul 07, 2006, 10:50am
Replies: 5
Views: 859
Posted By baldgriff
Just curious ---- Why would you let this run...

Just curious ---- Why would you let this run around the bases cluster continue? Again I dont do FP, but it seems silly to let players run around the bases, plays be made, rather than loudly and...
Forum: Softball Thu Jul 06, 2006, 01:01am
Replies: 38
Views: 2,362
Posted By baldgriff
OK guys ----

Sniping over.... I dont care about past conversations or other threads. What I do care about is this. This is really and I mean this truthfully the first time I have been screened on a play at 2nd in...
Forum: Softball Wed Jul 05, 2006, 09:20am
Replies: 38
Views: 2,362
Posted By baldgriff
Hey guys....... I just thought I would post this...

Hey guys....... I just thought I would post this scenario as it happened. Did I learn anything? Yes, stuff happens and there are variables out there you just never expect. I also learned this, it was...
Forum: Softball Mon Jul 03, 2006, 04:39pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,362
Posted By baldgriff
The hazards of One-Man

Well last week I got myself stuck not by something that I did, but by something the pitcher did after the ball was hit. Again SP, one man system. R1 on 1B, 1 out. Batter hits ball to SS, I anticipate...
Forum: Softball Fri Jun 30, 2006, 03:55pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,361
Posted By baldgriff
For sake of discussion, does a "pass" have to be...

For sake of discussion, does a "pass" have to be the complete body or merely a portion getting infront of the other person?

In racing, a car can win a race by a nose by executing a pass that puts...
Forum: Softball Thu Jun 29, 2006, 12:47pm
Replies: 39
Views: 2,361
Posted By baldgriff
Forgive me if I am reading this wrong Down 1...

Forgive me if I am reading this wrong
Down 1 run. The runner at 3rd scored for a run to tie.

Wouldnt the runner from 1st that got passed also score and be the 2nd run?

I guess I am a bit...
Forum: Softball Thu Jun 29, 2006, 12:00pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,982
Posted By baldgriff
I am not going to give her credit for the...

I am not going to give her credit for the abitility to make a catch that I KNOW she cant make. Again and please understand this clearly, I have watched these teams all season long. The cases I am...
Forum: Softball Thu Jun 29, 2006, 10:09am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,982
Posted By baldgriff
Yes I am. The rule states that the player has to...

Yes I am. The rule states that the player has to be able to make the play with ordinary effort - not the SS for the other team. It doesnt say call it because the other teams SS can make the play. It...
Forum: Softball Thu Jun 29, 2006, 09:23am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,982
Posted By baldgriff
The individual level of ablility for each player...

The individual level of ablility for each player is different. Some SS may have great range and be able to make a play in short OF without any difficulty where as a 14 year old girl could be camped...
Forum: Softball Tue Jun 27, 2006, 03:24pm
Replies: 12
Views: 995
Posted By baldgriff
Boy the statement about cost is right on! I did a...

Boy the statement about cost is right on! I did a National Qualifier a few weeks back and did the Championship 1 man. I got real fortunate in that game as the team that won was up the entire game.
Forum: Softball Tue Jun 27, 2006, 02:50pm
Replies: 12
Views: 995
Posted By baldgriff
Two man used for a league game or even tournament...

Two man used for a league game or even tournament games is almost unheard of. I get to do 2 man games very infrequently.
Forum: Softball Tue Jun 27, 2006, 11:00am
Replies: 12
Views: 995
Posted By baldgriff
The umpire crew where I worked, finally got them...

The umpire crew where I worked, finally got them to reschedule games that were scheduled for the 2nd and 3rd of July. I am looking forward to the slow down that happens late July to mid August when...
Forum: Softball Tue Jun 27, 2006, 10:34am
Replies: 12
Views: 995
Posted By baldgriff
Burning out..........

OK here is a question for all of you to mull over. I will use myself as the example since this applies to me currently.

This summer I am working SP games 4 nights a week doing 4 games a night....
Forum: Softball Tue Jun 27, 2006, 10:23am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,450
Posted By baldgriff
Surprisingly I didnt have a complaint. The runner...

Surprisingly I didnt have a complaint. The runner had to take 3 steps just to run into the glove. It was pretty clear on this one.

Fortunately!
Forum: Softball Tue Jun 27, 2006, 08:29am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,450
Posted By baldgriff
I had this happen last night in my first game....

I had this happen last night in my first game. Batter hits the ball to SS. SS throws to 1B who stretches and "sno-cone" catches the ball. As he is showing me the ball and I make sure he held the...
Forum: Softball Mon Jun 26, 2006, 03:19pm
Replies: 87
Views: 6,654
Posted By baldgriff
For clarification I do SP and predominately Adult...

For clarification I do SP and predominately Adult leagues. I call time when the defensive team has possesion of the ball in the infield and when there are no players attempting to advance.
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