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Forum: Basketball Wed Oct 16, 2019, 05:06pm
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Posted By Andy
Inside Game - Tim Donaghy movie

Anybody wanna be sick? Listen to this

https://omny.fm/shows/bickley-marotta/playlists/all-audio-bickley-marotta/embed?style=cover&size=square
Forum: Softball Fri Sep 06, 2019, 04:07pm
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By Andy
Fans and parents

This video pretty much sums it up...it's baseball based, but I think you'll get the idea....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8EjPMxFkqL0
Forum: Softball Tue Jul 02, 2019, 12:39pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,351
Posted By Andy
This rule would have come in handy for me...

This rule would have come in handy for me recently....

HS Playoff game, I'm PU.

Batter hits a ground ball to F6, fields and throws to first for the out. When the batter dropped the bat after...
Forum: Softball Wed Jun 19, 2019, 05:33pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,329
Posted By Andy
The interpretation I've heard is that a change of...

The interpretation I've heard is that a change of direction is considered a "stop".

Because if you're going one way, you have to "stop" going that way to go a different way.
Forum: Softball Wed May 22, 2019, 10:46am
Replies: 23
Views: 996
Posted By Andy
Here is the backstory from one of the umpires in...

Here is the backstory from one of the umpires in the video.

First pitch, swinging strike. PU basically gets caught up in the runner stealing and does not see the swing and calls the pitch a ball....
Forum: Softball Tue May 21, 2019, 02:48pm
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By Andy
I seem to recall one of those "opportunities" a...

I seem to recall one of those "opportunities" a couple of years ago.....:)
Forum: Softball Thu Apr 25, 2019, 04:37pm
Replies: 13
Views: 472
Posted By Andy
^^^^This....

^^^^This....
Forum: Softball Wed Apr 17, 2019, 02:59pm
Replies: 16
Views: 966
Posted By Andy
One other reason not to say it loudly is that...

One other reason not to say it loudly is that when an umpire announces something loudly, players sometimes have a tendency to stop playing.

Just say "Illegal" or "Illegal Pitch" loud enough for...
Forum: Softball Thu Dec 20, 2018, 02:47pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,389
Posted By Andy
How did I get thrown in here...????

How did I get thrown in here...????
Forum: Softball Wed Sep 26, 2018, 03:24pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,235
Posted By Andy
He's got a point.... You've both been cranky...

He's got a point....

You've both been cranky old men since I've known you.......:)
Forum: Softball Fri Jul 13, 2018, 10:56am
Replies: 47
Views: 2,364
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: 651
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: 651
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: 1,796
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: 1,796
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: 971
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: 1,567
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: 706
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: 817
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: 1,492
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: 1,492
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: 668
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: 2,090
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: 1,346
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: 1,346
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...
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