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Forum: Softball Thu Feb 15, 2018, 11:11pm
Replies: 25
Views: 683
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
Two umpire system, two outs, R1 on 2nd, R2 on...

Two umpire system, two outs, R1 on 2nd, R2 on 1st. B5 singles to left center; as R1 will appear to score, F7 throws directly to 3rd to make a play on advancing R2.

With no "play" at home, PU...
Forum: Softball Tue Feb 06, 2018, 11:48pm
Replies: 26
Views: 782
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
Piggyback thought; think "regulation". A...

Piggyback thought; think "regulation".

A regulation game is when ......

A) 7 innings with a team ahead,
B) If tied after 7 innings, the tiebreaker rule applies,
C) A called game after 5...
Forum: Softball Fri Jan 19, 2018, 05:58pm
Replies: 15
Views: 461
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
I don't believe that properly could be corrected,...

I don't believe that properly could be corrected, even. While our interpretation and direction is to make the judgment at the time of the obstruction, the rule states it is umpire judgment (period).
Forum: Softball Thu Jan 11, 2018, 10:09pm
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
When I miss a pitch, have that rough inning (or...

When I miss a pitch, have that rough inning (or innings/game), I go back to these basics; stance, slot, eye level, tracking, timing. I have three points that apply to the low pitch, tips that seem...
Forum: Softball Tue Jan 09, 2018, 02:21pm
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
What, Monica Abbott pitching illegally?? Why...

What, Monica Abbott pitching illegally?? Why never!! :)
Forum: Softball Thu Dec 28, 2017, 02:25pm
Replies: 40
Views: 1,983
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
Ted, There is nothing in the rule that...

Ted,

There is nothing in the rule that defines a player raising a hand making the ball in play or out of play. The reality is that a ball blocked or out of play is out and dead whether a player...
Forum: Softball Thu Dec 07, 2017, 06:01pm
Replies: 22
Views: 847
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
South Carolina, actually; but you were close. ...

South Carolina, actually; but you were close.

Creates a lot of fun for those in border states .........
Forum: Softball Tue Nov 21, 2017, 02:19pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,098
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
Let me elaborate based on what I've been advised;...

Let me elaborate based on what I've been advised; in some cases, same sources as IrishMafia.

The ASA roster document has long included waiver language; written, vetted, approved, by the legal...
Forum: Softball Mon Nov 20, 2017, 03:41pm
Replies: 14
Views: 394
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
She's a princess pitcher, Manny, and no one wants...

She's a princess pitcher, Manny, and no one wants to risk her breaking a finger (or nail) trying to bat in a meaningless game. Daddy will be the first to agree.
Forum: Softball Sun Nov 12, 2017, 03:22pm
Replies: 37
Views: 1,108
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
As you say, you brought up baseball; and others...

As you say, you brought up baseball; and others brought up the fact that baseball itself only allows that correction some of the time, when they have arbitrarily generated that there are two types of...
Forum: Softball Fri Nov 10, 2017, 11:21pm
Replies: 37
Views: 1,108
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
So, the appeal process (overall) change to dead...

So, the appeal process (overall) change to dead ball appeals was an overt attempt to make appeals easier, not harder to perform. After all, the offense has violated, the defense is pointing it out,...
Forum: Softball Wed Nov 08, 2017, 11:46am
Replies: 37
Views: 1,108
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
IMO, the "last time by" concept contradicts the...

IMO, the "last time by" concept contradicts the requirement to touch bases in the proper order. If one must touch first, second, third, then return order must third, second, first. If one must...
Forum: Softball Fri Nov 03, 2017, 01:38pm
Replies: 23
Views: 669
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
If BR had already reached 1st at TOI (as well as...

If BR had already reached 1st at TOI (as well as R1 has already reached home), what play has R2 interfered with?? Doesn't there have to be a play on someone to have an interference call?

Well, if...
Forum: Softball Wed Oct 25, 2017, 12:01pm
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
To my way of thinking, the only real judgment for...

To my way of thinking, the only real judgment for this play/situation is between the batter (still in the batter's box, and has not yet started to attempt to advance), and batter-runner (has started...
Forum: Softball Tue Oct 24, 2017, 05:32pm
Replies: 18
Views: 448
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
I know; that's why I said "not yet in...

I know; that's why I said "not yet in print".
Forum: Softball Mon Oct 23, 2017, 11:26pm
Replies: 18
Views: 448
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
Correct. I'm referencing a case where judgment...

Correct. I'm referencing a case where judgment isn't an issue, but PU still doesn't call for no obvious reason.
Forum: Softball Mon Oct 23, 2017, 03:57pm
Replies: 18
Views: 448
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
Am I the only person who saw this? No Umpire...

Am I the only person who saw this? No Umpire Manual in print for softball, be it USA/ASA, NFHS, or even NCAA (2018 not yet in print) describes the umpire signal for an infield fly as a point. Nor...
Forum: Softball Mon Oct 23, 2017, 11:54am
Replies: 23
Views: 644
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
HTBT call. A casual look in that direction, no;...

HTBT call. A casual look in that direction, no; a quick head jerk around, yes.

The simplest way to determine what counts is to ask yourself if it is remotely reasonable for a runner to react as...
Forum: Softball Tue Oct 17, 2017, 06:52pm
Replies: 18
Views: 582
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
Rules set? What is a C ball world?

Rules set? What is a C ball world?
Forum: Softball Mon Oct 16, 2017, 10:18am
Replies: 52
Views: 1,422
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
If I were the rules editor, you would have a...

If I were the rules editor, you would have a difficult getting me to codify what happens when the umpire DOESN'T follow approved mechanics. Because the right answer when F6 requests time in that...
Forum: Softball Thu Oct 12, 2017, 10:40am
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
Look at the level of play ...... Can it...

Look at the level of play ......


Can it EVER be assumed that anything is obvious??

As soon as the last infielder crosses the foul line headed off the field, I am pointing the run scored.
Forum: Softball Thu Oct 12, 2017, 09:53am
Replies: 52
Views: 1,422
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
I'm trying to remember if I was one of your...

I'm trying to remember if I was one of your partners in that game, or if we just discussed this play later (I think it was the latter); but I agree with your partners. It isn't that she left the...
Forum: Softball Wed Oct 11, 2017, 09:45pm
Replies: 3
Views: 257
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
ACC and Big South use OfficialHub.net. The...

ACC and Big South use OfficialHub.net. The conference coordinators for softball don't much like it, have tried to discuss not using it. But these conferences are too financially and individually...
Forum: Softball Wed Oct 11, 2017, 09:36am
Replies: 52
Views: 1,422
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
Yes. In my definition, the original play ended...

Yes. In my definition, the original play ended when the lookback rule first applied, ball in circle, runner stopped on her base; when the pitcher stepped out of the circle, that started a new play...
Forum: Softball Tue Oct 10, 2017, 09:58pm
Replies: 52
Views: 1,422
Posted By AtlUmpSteve
One more thought. With all due deference and...

One more thought. With all due deference and respect to my good friend, IrishMafia, who would prefer this be handled differently, this somewhat relates to the fundimental differences defining...
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