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Forum: Softball Wed Jun 13, 2018, 09:49am
Replies: 19
Views: 586
Posted By Big Slick
You do not have a fourth out, by the rule that...

You do not have a fourth out, by the rule that Mike quoted. But it doesn't matter.

In USA Softball, it doesn't matter how many outs, the interference on a batted ball ends the at bat. Period....
Forum: Softball Tue Jun 12, 2018, 11:34am
Replies: 19
Views: 586
Posted By Big Slick
There is no case play from the 2017 case book...

There is no case play from the 2017 case book provided at the USA Softball Biennial clinic. I do not believe there has been anything issued in the clarifications either.

Let me offer this: you...
Forum: Softball Tue Jun 05, 2018, 02:50pm
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By Big Slick
NFHS and USA Softball are the same for this rule.

NFHS and USA Softball are the same for this rule.
Forum: Softball Tue Jun 05, 2018, 02:32pm
Replies: 5
Views: 273
Posted By Big Slick
This is a form of interference. In USA Softball,...

This is a form of interference. In USA Softball, all runners return to the base last occupied at the time of interference.

In your play, the runners who started on second and third would return,...
Forum: Softball Mon Jun 04, 2018, 07:58am
Replies: 6
Views: 444
Posted By Big Slick
Sure. WBSC, formally ISF (International...

Sure.

WBSC, formally ISF (International Softball Federation), varies slightly from NCAA, USA and NFHS. Keep in mind that WBSC pitching applies to both genders; USA softball has different rules...
Forum: Baseball Fri Jun 01, 2018, 01:02pm
Replies: 5
Views: 240
Posted By Big Slick
Pitching limits

Hello baseball umpires. Just visiting from the softball side. I have no dog in this fight, just thought I would post this for your enjoyment/debate.

Why State College baseball won on the field...
Forum: Softball Fri Jun 01, 2018, 08:18am
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By Big Slick
That's what I saw the first time in real time,...

That's what I saw the first time in real time, and in frame by frame. To me, there is no evidence of control or "transfer" because there is no "secondary movement."

From the case book:


I...
Forum: Softball Tue May 29, 2018, 08:54am
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By Big Slick
Interesting theory, but what rule would you cite...

Interesting theory, but what rule would you cite in a protest?

Upon further inspection of the rules (and one I missed when I typed last night). Follow this logic:

8.3.3 is...
Forum: Softball Mon May 28, 2018, 05:23pm
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By Big Slick
Thinking about the substitution play a little bit...

Thinking about the substitution play a little bit more, was there a second illegal substitution violation?

When the original flex (I called her #10 above) re-entered the game to hit for the DP,...
Forum: Softball Fri May 25, 2018, 02:08pm
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By Big Slick
38:30 minute mark in the video, is the start of...

38:30 minute mark in the video, is the start of the at bat.

There is a (team) warning, but no ejection (as the announcers said, quoting Oregon coach who said the umpire told him):

11.20.5.3 Is...
Forum: Softball Fri May 25, 2018, 12:20pm
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By Big Slick
The DP/Flex rules are the same for NCAA/USA/NFHS...

The DP/Flex rules are the same for NCAA/USA/NFHS with respect to player movement (slight change in nomenclature and re-entry rules).

At every plate meeting, after accepting line up cards, always...
Forum: Softball Fri May 25, 2018, 11:32am
Replies: 14
Views: 514
Posted By Big Slick
#16 Kentucky vs. #1 Oregon (Site 3 / Game 1)...

#16 Kentucky vs. #1 Oregon (Site 3 / Game 1) (NCAA Softball Championship) - WatchESPN (http://www.espn.com/watch/player?id=3378566)

You can watch the reply here, starts about 1:55 (first batter in...
Forum: Softball Tue May 22, 2018, 01:42pm
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By Big Slick
U1, assuming your question involves no umpire...

U1, assuming your question involves no umpire chasing.

Since this is standard starting positioning, U3 would rotate to second, U1 would buttonhook and watch BR at first. PU would watch R1 touch...
Forum: Softball Tue May 15, 2018, 12:05pm
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By Big Slick
Well, yes and no. You read the ball off the bat,...

Well, yes and no. You read the ball off the bat, as that gives you indication of location. In the case presented, U3 can read the ball off the bat as "in the air, towards left" and the picked up...
Forum: Softball Tue May 15, 2018, 11:09am
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By Big Slick
Yes, I am going to reply to my response: ...

Yes, I am going to reply to my response:

Talking about chase mechanics, here (http://downloads.asasoftball.com/umpires/pdf/Video7_YouMakeTheCall.mp4) is a good example here from USA softball May...
Forum: Softball Tue May 15, 2018, 10:57am
Replies: 11
Views: 574
Posted By Big Slick
Yes, I have a thought. We need to start...

Yes, I have a thought.

We need to start teaching umpire to read the FIELDERS for chase situations instead of the "ball." If U3 has focused on F6 (eyes on the field), she would had seen how the...
Forum: Softball Thu Apr 26, 2018, 08:09am
Replies: 13
Views: 565
Posted By Big Slick
PU making proper use on the holding zone and then...

PU making proper use on the holding zone and then reading the throw. This is a very easy call to make (restating what Mike say).
Forum: Softball Mon Apr 02, 2018, 01:26pm
Replies: 19
Views: 769
Posted By Big Slick
Just a friendly follow up. Remember your local...

Just a friendly follow up. Remember your local people may still be wrong (but your chapter guy is pretty good).



It should be called the same anywhere on the field. That's why I said in my...
Forum: Softball Mon Apr 02, 2018, 01:17pm
Replies: 19
Views: 769
Posted By Big Slick
SP, I'm going to break down each part of your...

SP, I'm going to break down each part of your statement. No rants by me. Also, if you are a member of the chapter I think you are, your rule interpreter and the district interpreter will echo...
Forum: Basketball Thu Mar 22, 2018, 10:33am
Replies: 7
Views: 639
Posted By Big Slick
Sort of and soft of. In PA, for the sports...

Sort of and soft of.

In PA, for the sports with 6 classifications: football, b/g basketball, baseball, softball, all schools are listed with separate populations of boys and girls, then divided...
Forum: Softball Tue Mar 20, 2018, 02:53pm
Replies: 57
Views: 1,703
Posted By Big Slick
No, it doesn't. The runner is still in...

No, it doesn't.

The runner is still in jeopardy of being retired when off the base. Additionally, signaling the no tag is taking your focus from the rest of the play. Watch the play until the...
Forum: Softball Mon Mar 19, 2018, 11:14am
Replies: 57
Views: 1,703
Posted By Big Slick
I do agree, in the manner of "nothing is...

I do agree, in the manner of "nothing is absolute." I would say, as a rule, the stop sign is bad. However, there is a time and place, such as "hard charging coach or player" or anything on the...
Forum: Softball Mon Mar 19, 2018, 10:46am
Replies: 57
Views: 1,703
Posted By Big Slick
To add my 40 percent of a nickel, this is where...

To add my 40 percent of a nickel, this is where you lost him and your game. Why would you respond to his back as he is walking away? Do you need to have the last word? Also, you gave the "stop...
Forum: Softball Fri Feb 23, 2018, 10:19am
Replies: 35
Views: 1,436
Posted By Big Slick
Unfortunately, that's not the mechanic. The...

Unfortunately, that's not the mechanic. The plate umpire uses the HZ and reads the play, which could be 1) lead runner into home (1a: ball is cut and/or thrown to plate and play is made on "middle...
Forum: Softball Thu Feb 22, 2018, 04:31pm
Replies: 35
Views: 1,436
Posted By Big Slick
Actually, no. You read the play, which involves...

Actually, no. You read the play, which involves two runners and a throw.



Mike, you are dangerously close to a "third world, what if" (well, sort of).

Yes, prioritizing the play -- that's...
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