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Forum: Softball Tue Jun 14, 2011, 02:53pm
Replies: 9
Views: 973
Posted By TexBlue
I would call to the base coach and keep calling...

I would call to the base coach and keep calling to him, while I am walking up to him and explain that only one coach at a time with my partner. Keep it low, calm and nothing should happen...
Forum: Softball Wed May 25, 2011, 12:17pm
Replies: 50
Views: 3,499
Posted By TexBlue
Whenever a catcher has a collision or takes a...

Whenever a catcher has a collision or takes a foul ball and I get the impression she is not quite a 100%, I will call time, walk to the front of the plate, accidentally kicking dirt on it and ask her...
Forum: Softball Sun Mar 07, 2010, 02:59am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,013
Posted By TexBlue
Well, it looks like you answered everything abut...

Well, it looks like you answered everything abut non-approved bats and the procedure to detect them. You just didn't answer the question I asked. Or was this just a way to get the sarcasm out of your...
Forum: Softball Sat Mar 06, 2010, 08:05pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,013
Posted By TexBlue
Question about bat

I was checking the bats in a tournament and saw on 2 different teams a DEMARINI bat that had a 6 sided taper. The handle was circular and so was the barrel. The taper had 6 flat sides to it.
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Forum: Softball Sun Feb 08, 2009, 03:37pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,609
Posted By TexBlue
Smile My thoughts and prayers will be with you also. I...

My thoughts and prayers will be with you also. I have a friend who lost his left leg below the knee in October of 2007 and was on the field calling Fast Pitch in April of 2008. His biggest delay was...
Forum: Softball Wed Jul 23, 2008, 03:49pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,442
Posted By TexBlue
We're talking about number 3, I believe. B1 hit...

We're talking about number 3, I believe. B1 hit the ground ball and the appeal was on him/her.
Forum: Softball Wed Jul 23, 2008, 03:47pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,442
Posted By TexBlue
Wouldn't ASA's 8-7-G apply to this?

Wouldn't ASA's 8-7-G apply to this?
Forum: Softball Wed Jul 23, 2008, 03:41pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,442
Posted By TexBlue
That would still be considered a force out at 1st...

That would still be considered a force out at 1st base, so the run does not count.
Forum: Softball Thu Mar 27, 2008, 08:16pm
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By TexBlue
Duke, I'd love to send you an email, but when I...

Duke, I'd love to send you an email, but when I looked up your profile, it shows no contact info.

My email is [email protected]

Thanks
Forum: Softball Thu Mar 27, 2008, 04:23pm
Replies: 6
Views: 839
Posted By TexBlue
Web Site

Is there a web site out there that still has a Power Point presentation of the DP-Flex Rule?:confused: I'm trying to find one for a new umpire to help him understand it. I know the saumps.com and...
Forum: Softball Fri Mar 09, 2007, 08:28pm
Replies: 0
Views: 558
Posted By TexBlue
Dntxum P

I've lost your email address and need to get one of the ultra light masks from you. Could you contact me at [email protected]?

Thanks
Forum: Softball Sun Sep 03, 2006, 07:28pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,224
Posted By TexBlue
One night I was watching pool play in a...

One night I was watching pool play in a tournament I was gong to be calling in the next day. The umpire, who is really good and well liked, was going solo. He made a call at 1st base, safe, the...
Forum: Softball Mon Aug 28, 2006, 01:52pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,426
Posted By TexBlue
ASA definition of a fair ball states if the ball...

ASA definition of a fair ball states if the ball hits 1st, 2nd or 3rd base, it's a fair ball.
Forum: Softball Wed Aug 09, 2006, 07:50pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,309
Posted By TexBlue
Actually, PONY and ASA's POE is exactly the same....

Actually, PONY and ASA's POE is exactly the same. PONY just adopted the wording verbatim and installed it in their POE's. So, if it's good for one, it's good for the other. My question still, is, can...
Forum: Softball Wed Aug 09, 2006, 03:31pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,309
Posted By TexBlue
Catcher moves up into the batter's box

I was talking to a coach who had protested a rule interpretation a few weeks ago. The catcher was moving up into the batter's box, after the batter had moved up to the very front of the box. He felt...
Forum: Softball Mon Jun 19, 2006, 09:14pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Posted By TexBlue
THAT was what I was hoping to hear. I couldn't...

THAT was what I was hoping to hear. I couldn't believe the ruling changed and no one had talked about this at all. I have been really slow in getting my Case Book this year, so I couldn't research it...
Forum: Softball Sat Jun 17, 2006, 09:34pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,001
Posted By TexBlue
New Rule On This?

I was talking to a coach today and he gave me a situation that I thought was pretty straightforward until he told me he was given a different opinion by a UIC from Keller.

ASA. The batter hits a...
Forum: Softball Thu Mar 23, 2006, 05:40pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By TexBlue
Yeah, I found all those sections. They don't...

Yeah, I found all those sections. They don't cover it, exactly. What I'm looking for is something to either support the other umpires out there, or tell me they are wrong. USSSA's rule book is not...
Forum: Softball Thu Mar 23, 2006, 07:02am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By TexBlue
Yeah, that was how I was stopping him. I always...

Yeah, that was how I was stopping him. I always keep the hand up. But he was just trying me, I guess, to see how much I'd let him get away with. However, when several umpires tell me the batter is...
Forum: Softball Wed Mar 22, 2006, 11:57pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,024
Posted By TexBlue
In the Box???

I called my first Adult games last night using the USSSA rules. Very different from ASA, Federation and PONY. I've made it a habit of calling Fast pitch only and thought I'd branch out this Spring.I...
Forum: Softball Sat Mar 18, 2006, 10:18pm
Replies: 53
Views: 2,628
Posted By TexBlue
I'm starting my 10 year this spring. I've had 14...

I'm starting my 10 year this spring. I've had 14 coaches that had to hear how the game ended.

4 of them apologized repeatedly for it the rest of the season. They admit they just lost control and...
Forum: Softball Sat Mar 18, 2006, 09:36pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,217
Posted By TexBlue
While all the criteria was met for OBS, from the...

While all the criteria was met for OBS, from the way I read the situation, it's still your judgement where the runner should go. From the way I take your description, I would have left the runner at...
Forum: Softball Wed Feb 22, 2006, 08:53pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,614
Posted By TexBlue
I was in one of our rules classes last night and...

I was in one of our rules classes last night and a situation came up in the discussion that brought several responses. For this, assume ASA rules.

R1 is supposed to bat, but has struck out the...
Forum: Softball Mon Jan 02, 2006, 12:24am
Replies: 47
Views: 3,597
Posted By TexBlue
Control, catch, voluntary release ..... is all...

Control, catch, voluntary release ..... is all mundane to the original question and scenario.

If the player had control of the ball after the first tag ( I read in the original post where she did...
Forum: Softball Mon Dec 19, 2005, 08:31pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,403
Posted By TexBlue
reccer Where does your team play? I have...

reccer

Where does your team play? I have done some PONY ball and the field director should never have anything to do with action or decisions inside the fence, until a protest takes place.

If...
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