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Forum: Softball Mon Mar 23, 2020, 12:29pm
Replies: 17
Views: 749
Posted By Manny A
Not sure when the video came out, but I have to...

Not sure when the video came out, but I have to say that at the 40-second mark you can see F3 is clearly in the BR's path without the ball as the BR is about 5 feet from the bag (the ball is just...
Forum: Softball Mon Mar 23, 2020, 12:01pm
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By Manny A
Definitely not a "true" NFHS Test question. ...

Definitely not a "true" NFHS Test question. Those I've taken have all entailed single choice answers, to include ones that would say, for example, "A and B are correct".

Perhaps this was a local...
Forum: Softball Mon Mar 23, 2020, 08:15am
Replies: 20
Views: 500
Posted By Manny A
I still feel this should be treated as a...

I still feel this should be treated as a deflected batted ball that goes into DBT. The fielder never possessed it, it was still considered a batted ball since he/she never had it in his/her...
Forum: Softball Wed Mar 18, 2020, 01:59pm
Replies: 20
Views: 500
Posted By Manny A
I was really just asking about the one-base award...

I was really just asking about the one-base award in general. I thought it was you, but looking back, it was CecilOne who said that a U-Trip UIC told him that the ruling was the same in both USSSA...
Forum: Softball Wed Mar 18, 2020, 11:14am
Replies: 20
Views: 500
Posted By Manny A
I don't know what the USSSA rule says for the...

I don't know what the USSSA rule says for the award, but NFHS says here that the award would be one base from the moment the ball enters that dead-ball area, not the moment the fielder lost...
Forum: Softball Tue Mar 17, 2020, 08:58am
Replies: 64
Views: 4,391
Posted By Manny A
In my neck near Charleston, SC, we didn't get the...

In my neck near Charleston, SC, we didn't get the word that high school softball games were going to be postponed until just Sunday night (March 15). Then on Monday, the SCHSL met and decided to...
Forum: Softball Tue Jan 28, 2020, 05:27pm
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By Manny A
Apple Watch on College Base Coach...Keep Mum?

Last year while working as U3 in a D1 game, I noticed the third base coach in the coach's box had on an Apple Watch. I told her she couldn't wear it on the field, and she removed it and put it in...
Forum: Softball Tue Jan 28, 2020, 05:04pm
Replies: 20
Views: 882
Posted By Manny A
Never could understand that notion. It's an...

Never could understand that notion. It's an approved mechanic.
Forum: Softball Tue Jan 28, 2020, 04:58pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By Manny A
Hmm, okay, never really noticed that. I just...

Hmm, okay, never really noticed that. I just take one test and I'm done.

I've heard some other umpires say that they have to take one test to do regular season ball, and another test to qualify...
Forum: Softball Tue Jan 28, 2020, 04:54pm
Replies: 12
Views: 454
Posted By Manny A
I'm on travel right now so I can't check. But for...

I'm on travel right now so I can't check. But for the life of me, I don't recall seeing the language in these sections of the hard-copy 2020-2021 rule book I used when I took the test that you find...
Forum: Softball Tue Jan 28, 2020, 04:39pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By Manny A
What is this "part 1" of which you speak? I've...

What is this "part 1" of which you speak? I've umpired HS ball in two states, Virginia and now South Carolina, and in both of them we've only taken one test. There is no Part 1 or Part 2. Is this...
Forum: Softball Wed Dec 11, 2019, 11:12am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,182
Posted By Manny A
In my neck, those pitchers who do start with a...

In my neck, those pitchers who do start with a foot behind the plate and/or take a step back during their delivery are few and far between as well. Typically, the smaller schools that have a hard...
Forum: Softball Wed Dec 11, 2019, 10:22am
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By Manny A
Yes, at least that was the case for 2019, and...

Yes, at least that was the case for 2019, and they probably will do the same thing in 2020. It isn't really a PDF version of the actual rule book, like they did with the Umpire Manual. It's just a...
Forum: Softball Tue Dec 10, 2019, 02:09pm
Replies: 6
Views: 617
Posted By Manny A
For which rule set? NCAA? NFHS? USSSA? NSA? ...

For which rule set? NCAA? NFHS? USSSA? NSA? There are a number of organizations that post their rule books on the web for download for free.

There are also others, such as USA Softball,...
Forum: Softball Tue Dec 10, 2019, 12:05pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,182
Posted By Manny A
That's always been the party line at NFHS when...

That's always been the party line at NFHS when asked why they allow it, and it made sense to me. There are quite a few high schools where decent softball pitchers are at a premium, and any little...
Forum: Softball Mon Dec 09, 2019, 03:53pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,182
Posted By Manny A
Okay, maybe it's just me, but it sounds like...

Okay, maybe it's just me, but it sounds like you're providing conflicting arguments. :p And USA admits in their press release that this rule change was made to align both the male and female...
Forum: Softball Mon Dec 09, 2019, 11:42am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,182
Posted By Manny A
I have a different theory that may be totally out...

I have a different theory that may be totally out of whack. But maybe USA made the move to attract more fast pitch players to participate in USA travel ball. By allowing the step-back, there may be...
Forum: Softball Tue Dec 03, 2019, 10:01am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,182
Posted By Manny A
I'm simply referring to the foot that the pitcher...

I'm simply referring to the foot that the pitcher strides with. I'm not quoting what a particular rule book calls it. And, quite frankly, it's a misnomer to refer to that foot as the "non-pivot"...
Forum: Softball Fri Nov 22, 2019, 10:36am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,182
Posted By Manny A
Can't answer about the meetings, but rumor has it...

Can't answer about the meetings, but rumor has it that USA is going to change the Illegal Pitch penalty to just a ball on the batter (which will align with NCAA and NFHS).

I've also heard that...
Forum: Softball Wed Oct 30, 2019, 09:32am
Replies: 3
Views: 318
Posted By Manny A
Correct call by pro rules. A BR is allowed to...

Correct call by pro rules. A BR is allowed to exit the lane for the last step in order to touch first base as an exception to the runner's lane rule. But that last-step exception does NOT apply to...
Forum: Softball Tue Oct 29, 2019, 11:05am
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By Manny A
To add to my last, this is what Vickie put out on...

To add to my last, this is what Vickie put out on the SUP in November. It was rather short and sweet.



So the latest just added the clarification that the pitcher may look into the dugout to...
Forum: Softball Tue Oct 29, 2019, 10:56am
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By Manny A
So what I quoted in my OP came from the latest...

So what I quoted in my OP came from the latest clarification on the SUP. It refutes what you wrote above regarding a pitcher who looks at her armband while she's still not in contact with the plate....
Forum: Softball Mon Oct 28, 2019, 11:24am
Replies: 6
Views: 273
Posted By Manny A
Latest on NCAA Pitching Clarification

So here's an issue I ran into last week during a fall ball game. By rule, the pitcher has ten seconds once she receives the ball to get onto the pitcher's plate. Then she has another ten seconds to...
Forum: Softball Wed Oct 09, 2019, 02:18pm
Replies: 9
Views: 314
Posted By Manny A
I haven't done baseball in a long time, so I...

I haven't done baseball in a long time, so I don't know if it's still the case. But when I attended a baseball camp years ago, this was the taught mechanic on a 90' diamond. Should the BU chase...
Forum: Softball Wed Oct 09, 2019, 02:08pm
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By Manny A
"One base on an overthrow" is a sandlot rule. ...

"One base on an overthrow" is a sandlot rule. I've never seen that phrase written in any real baseball or softball rule book. Maybe it existed when they played games without helmets and only in the...
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