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Forum: Softball Wed Jun 12, 2013, 04:19am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,131
Posted By rj
I was off her left shoulder because she was...

I was off her left shoulder because she was playing close to 2nd base as if they were going to try and pick-off the runner at 2nd.
Forum: Softball Tue Jun 11, 2013, 04:01pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,131
Posted By rj
Unpire Struck / Live ot Dead Ball?

High School Semi-Final game; 2-2 bottom of the sixth; 2 outs; 3-man; I'm 1st Base umpire. Runner on 2nd; 1st baseman playing just inside of 1st base; 2nd baseman is about ten feet left of 2nd and...
Forum: Softball Thu May 16, 2013, 05:20am
Replies: 9
Views: 794
Posted By rj
Cool Do the Runs Score?

USSSA FP Game: Bases loaded, 1 out: Batter hits deep shot to right center which is caught for out #2, R1 & R2 tag-up successfully and head for home. R3 left 1st base early and is three quarters of...
Forum: Softball Thu May 16, 2013, 05:07am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,725
Posted By rj
Look back rule question

In both cases there was no violation. Answers received are correct. I had similar situation because the coach thought once the pitcher is in the pitching circle w/ball the runners have to stop.
Forum: Softball Mon May 13, 2013, 06:04am
Replies: 6
Views: 727
Posted By rj
Unhappy Illegal Pitch-Score?

Do they score? I was working the plate at a USSSA FP tournament yesterday. Runners on 2nd & 3rd, no outs when on a 1-1 count I put up the delayed dead-ball sign and declare "Illegal" on a pitch...
Forum: Softball Mon May 07, 2012, 07:05am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,004
Posted By rj
How Would You Handle

I've been taught the most important thing is to get it right. The players should not be penalized for an umpire not knowing the rules, especially if his/her partner(s) knows the decision is wrong. ...
Forum: Softball Mon Apr 23, 2012, 04:59am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,520
Posted By rj
I believe Gorilla Gold is legal (PONY, NFHS,...

I believe Gorilla Gold is legal (PONY, NFHS, ASA), correct me if I'm wrong
Forum: Softball Fri Jul 29, 2011, 01:38pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,119
Posted By rj
Dead Ball Rule

Help settle a discussion. (Women FP Softball)
R1 on 1st Base no outs. Batter hits a line shot to the shortstop who catches the ball then throws to 1st to catch the runner off the bag. The ball...
Forum: Softball Thu May 12, 2011, 01:58pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,093
Posted By rj
Question Restricted vs Ejection

I have a question for my fellow umpires. I've read ASA, NFHS, and USSSA rule books and can't find the answer.
I know when a coach is "ejected" from a game they must completely leave the facility...
Forum: Softball Mon Jan 10, 2011, 11:18am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,348
Posted By rj
Thanks Dave, Steve, and as always IrishMafia. ...

Thanks Dave, Steve, and as always IrishMafia. Your answers have been a big help as usual.
To Steve; they were two different games and I was in position C2 (off the right shoulder of F6). Thanks...
Forum: Softball Mon Jan 10, 2011, 06:25am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,348
Posted By rj
Question Base Mechanics?

I recently worked a woman's fast-pitch softball game with two very veteran umpires and got two very different mechanics. Who's right?
As the Base Umpire in a two-man system with runners on 2nd &...
Forum: Softball Mon Mar 09, 2009, 06:55am
Replies: 3
Views: 728
Posted By rj
Thanks a bunch!!!!!

Thanks a bunch!!!!!
Forum: Softball Mon Mar 09, 2009, 06:48am
Replies: 3
Views: 728
Posted By rj
ASA vs NFHS Rule Differences

Sorry everyone but I seem to go through this every year. Does anyone have the link for the 2009 ASA/NFHS/NCAA Rules Difference?
I find the 2008 but not 2009.
Thanks!
Forum: Softball Fri Apr 11, 2008, 09:11am
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By rj
Thanks! Big help!!

Thanks! Big help!!
Forum: Softball Fri Apr 11, 2008, 08:59am
Replies: 6
Views: 664
Posted By rj
Question Rule Difference

Does anyone know the web sight for the document that shows rule difference between NFHS/ASA/NCAA? Thanks!
Forum: Softball Mon Jan 28, 2008, 09:16am
Replies: 6
Views: 898
Posted By rj
High Schools switching boards

We have a local situation where a High School, who has been supported by one Board for many years, now wants to switch to another Board. They give no particular reason but we suspect it's because...
Forum: Softball Sun Apr 15, 2007, 01:30pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,054
Posted By rj
Scheduler Program

As the President of a local Board, I'm interested to find out what online computer programs are being used to schedule your umpires to cover games.
Thanks!
Forum: Softball Thu Apr 12, 2007, 06:19am
Replies: 5
Views: 878
Posted By rj
Injured Pitcher

This is a High School Game:
Coach calls time and replaces his starting pitcher because she has a sore shoulder. He asks that because he's replacing his pitcher due to injury his replacement pitcher...
Forum: Softball Thu Feb 15, 2007, 06:02am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,652
Posted By rj
Removing Boundary Lines

Okay, thanks for the responses. I'm going to go back to the clinician who gave the clinic and relate the input I've received.
Forum: Softball Wed Feb 14, 2007, 07:59am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,652
Posted By rj
Removing Boundary Lines

:confused: So now I'm confused; we have a difference of opinion. The clinic I attended said both teams get the warning as of the first offense by either team so both teams have been moved to what you...
Forum: Softball Tue Feb 13, 2007, 07:38am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,652
Posted By rj
Removing Boundary Lines

I have read 2007 NFHS Rule 3-6-17 "Removing Boundary Lines" and thought I understood it until I attended a clinic this past weekend. The clinician said that the first offense by a player from either...
Forum: Softball Mon Feb 12, 2007, 10:14am
Replies: 3
Views: 909
Posted By rj
ASA vs NFHS Rule Differences

Thanks Steve; big help!
Forum: Softball Mon Feb 12, 2007, 08:03am
Replies: 3
Views: 909
Posted By rj
ASA vs NFHS Rule Differences

Does anyone know the web link that shows the rule differences between ASA & NFHS?
Thanks! :rolleyes:
Forum: Softball Wed May 24, 2006, 10:30am
Replies: 2
Views: 513
Posted By rj
Question Who watches the runner?

I come to this site for guidance, so could use some expert advice and experience here:

2 Umpires working:
1 out; R1 on 3B; Batter hits a blooper fly ball to short RF; both F4 and F9 are running...
Forum: Softball Tue May 02, 2006, 02:21pm
Replies: 7
Views: 631
Posted By rj
Question Ball or Strike

This one happened in a HS Varsity girls FP softball game last night:
R1 on 1B; 1 out; the count 1 ball/1 strike on the batter. Pitch is thrown PU calls "strike"; R1 takes off for 2B and is...
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