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Forum: Softball Wed Aug 15, 2018, 11:34am
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By 3afan
In fastpitch the catcher's box include the areas...

In fastpitch the catcher's box include the areas behind the batters boxes.

https://www.nfhs.org/media/881555/softball-field-diagram.pdf
Forum: Softball Wed May 16, 2018, 01:08pm
Replies: 11
Views: 681
Posted By 3afan
Half the time I don't see the ball .. I have to...

Half the time I don't see the ball .. I have to use the fielders! :-)
Forum: Softball Tue Apr 17, 2018, 01:25pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,185
Posted By 3afan
absolutely correct call

absolutely correct call
Forum: Softball Sat Nov 18, 2017, 08:05am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,446
Posted By 3afan
yes!

yes!
Forum: Softball Thu Nov 16, 2017, 09:37am
Replies: 28
Views: 1,446
Posted By 3afan
IMO checking equipment is a joke ...

IMO checking equipment is a joke ...
Forum: Softball Tue Oct 31, 2017, 06:47am
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By 3afan
that would be awesome

that would be awesome
Forum: Softball Mon Oct 16, 2017, 07:50am
Replies: 52
Views: 1,790
Posted By 3afan
"national" is less reliable than many of the...

"national" is less reliable than many of the opinions already stated ...
Forum: Softball Thu Jun 22, 2017, 06:56am
Replies: 4
Views: 514
Posted By 3afan
As an umpire isn't this a "don't care"? We show...

As an umpire isn't this a "don't care"? We show up for our games and take lineups assuming all players are 'legal'. If one or more is not its for someone else to sort out ... I'm not stopping the...
Forum: Softball Sun Jun 18, 2017, 07:06am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,035
Posted By 3afan
https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/1936...

https://scontent-dft4-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/19366286_10208502221457106_3672065572485806600_n.jpg?oh=a7f3a5708167d545e08bfb2858c1aaf0&oe=59D5DA23
Forum: Softball Tue Jun 13, 2017, 05:39am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,035
Posted By 3afan
FYI teebob21, we are working it 4-man.

FYI teebob21, we are working it 4-man.
Forum: Softball Mon Jun 12, 2017, 12:22pm
Replies: 5
Views: 527
Posted By 3afan
Thumbs down This should NEVER happen. And saying YES to...

This should NEVER happen.

And saying YES to outrageous requests such as the above only encourages UICs to keep making unreasonable requests of umpires.



RIP ...
Forum: Softball Mon Jun 12, 2017, 07:49am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,035
Posted By 3afan
geez, you are crabby!

geez, you are crabby!
Forum: Softball Sat Jun 10, 2017, 08:08am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,035
Posted By 3afan
One Time "Alternate" Umpire Uniform

Just looking for opinions......

A local high school is planning an alumni/benefit game. The umpires are wanting to wear Hawaiian shirts to call the game. It is not a "sanctioned" game.

Anyone...
Forum: Softball Mon May 15, 2017, 08:26am
Replies: 7
Views: 587
Posted By 3afan
I did a game 10+ years ago with a guy I never met...

I did a game 10+ years ago with a guy I never met ... if I recall he did OK. But after the game while the girls were shaking hands he went to the circle and declared "Thank you girls, I enjoyed...
Forum: Softball Mon May 01, 2017, 12:28pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,219
Posted By 3afan
Pre-game it with your partner. In my recent...

Pre-game it with your partner. In my recent experience the PU will take 3rd 95% of the time. Obviously if its a PU that doesn't move much then the BU needs to get there.

Then you discuss it...
Forum: Softball Sat Apr 29, 2017, 07:29am
Replies: 14
Views: 767
Posted By 3afan
Rule: 3-2-3 ART. 3 . . . The school's...

Rule: 3-2-3

ART. 3 . . . The school's official uniform (including uniform jersey, and/or pants/shorts/skirts, etc., visible undergarments, socks, stockings, caps and headwear) <b>may bear only a...
Forum: Softball Thu Apr 27, 2017, 06:14am
Replies: 14
Views: 767
Posted By 3afan
Per 3-2-5, yes it is legal. ART. 5 . . ....

Per 3-2-5, yes it is legal.

ART. 5 . . . Headwear (caps, visors, headbands, ribbons, etc.) may be mixed. If worn, they must be white, black, beige or school colors (the colors are not required to...
Forum: Softball Fri Mar 31, 2017, 02:49pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,466
Posted By 3afan
teams are REQUIRED to put equip outside the...

teams are REQUIRED to put equip outside the dugout ... we inspect it with the assumption that what they are planning on using is there to be inspected ... we ask the coaches if teams are properly...
Forum: Softball Thu Mar 30, 2017, 02:29pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,466
Posted By 3afan
well said ...

well said ...
Forum: Softball Thu Mar 30, 2017, 02:28pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,466
Posted By 3afan
"getting caught"? teams are REQUIRED to put...

"getting caught"? teams are REQUIRED to put equip outside the dugout ... we inspect it with the assumption that what they are planning on using is there to be inspected ... we ask the coaches if...
Forum: Softball Thu Mar 30, 2017, 06:49am
Replies: 40
Views: 2,466
Posted By 3afan
I'm going to check the bats that were put out,...

I'm going to check the bats that were put out, then ask the coaches at the pregame if players are properly equipped. Thats it.
Forum: Softball Tue Nov 08, 2016, 09:11am
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By 3afan
Thumbs up July & August perfect weather for down time in...

July & August perfect weather for down time in TX
Forum: Softball Mon Oct 03, 2016, 02:18pm
Replies: 28
Views: 3,141
Posted By 3afan
lame ... and probably $$$$$

lame ... and probably $$$$$
Forum: Softball Mon Sep 26, 2016, 03:46pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,210
Posted By 3afan
none of the above

none of the above
Forum: Softball Sun Sep 25, 2016, 06:10pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,210
Posted By 3afan
FWIW, in this case the VTD league is better than...

FWIW, in this case the VTD league is better than the ASA league. But overall, the ASA umpires are a notch above the VTD crew.
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