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Forum: Softball Sat Apr 03, 2010, 09:34am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,946
Posted By Al
Hello, all. It's good to know I have this board...

Hello, all. It's good to know I have this board of many very knowledgeable officials, who love the best game on earth and give of their time to help improve fellow umpires, which in turn, improves...
Forum: Softball Thu Apr 02, 2009, 08:40am
Replies: 14
Views: 815
Posted By Al
Agreed! One thing that's always helped slow my...

Agreed! One thing that's always helped slow my calls down is assuming that the fielder will drop the ball until they prove otherwise to me.
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Thanks for the good advice guys....
Forum: Softball Wed Apr 01, 2009, 04:49pm
Replies: 14
Views: 815
Posted By Al
One or Two things that improved your umpiring.

Hi all,

I'm sure the long off season will show some ring rust has set in. Strangely, I feel more nervous this year then I did at the start of last year. If any would like to share one or two...
Forum: Softball Tue Oct 14, 2008, 10:21am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,249
Posted By Al
Maybe we should have a new universal rule such...

Maybe we should have a new universal rule such as......"Who" is on first, "What" is on second, and "I don't know" is on third. :)
Forum: Softball Fri Oct 10, 2008, 04:31pm
Replies: 55
Views: 3,410
Posted By Al
Mike, This is a great site because of you...

Mike,

This is a great site because of you and others, who are willing to take the time to share their extensive and comprehensive knowledge of the best game on earth! Thanks. ...Al
Forum: Softball Fri Oct 10, 2008, 11:24am
Replies: 55
Views: 3,410
Posted By Al
Mike, I asked Rob Drake (Major League...

Mike,

I asked Rob Drake (Major League Baseball Umpire) what he would have called in the sit below that DaveASA/Fed posted a couple of years ago.

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"Here is...
Forum: Softball Thu Oct 09, 2008, 08:22pm
Replies: 55
Views: 3,410
Posted By Al
Hey Mike, When a fielder makes a tag the...

Hey Mike,

When a fielder makes a tag the umpire waits to see if the fielder is bobbling the ball or drops the ball. Why would he do that if all is required is to touch a runner with the ball,...
Forum: Softball Thu Oct 09, 2008, 07:07pm
Replies: 55
Views: 3,410
Posted By Al
Dakota, I understand that, but the rule on...

Dakota,

I understand that, but the rule on tag-outs says the ball is NOT considered as having been HELD securely if juggled or dropped AFTER the TOUCHING ((unless the runner deliberately knocks...
Forum: Softball Thu Oct 09, 2008, 03:06pm
Replies: 55
Views: 3,410
Posted By Al
Hey tom, Sec.33 in the USSSA rule book...

Hey tom,

Sec.33 in the USSSA rule book states...

"A tag out is the putting out of a runner who is not touching a base, by touching the runner with a live ball, or the glove or hand when the...
Forum: Softball Tue Oct 07, 2008, 02:30pm
Replies: 55
Views: 3,410
Posted By Al
------------- Hey NCASAUmp, In the...

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Hey NCASAUmp,

In the play; after a controlled tag, the ball came out of his glove as a result of hitting the ground. If in this very play the ball had come out of the glove...
Forum: Softball Sun Jul 06, 2008, 10:43am
Replies: 58
Views: 3,006
Posted By Al
Hi socalump, I thought the umpire at 3rd...

Hi socalump,

I thought the umpire at 3rd base handled an unusual situation very well. The sit I'm referring to was where a player advanced to 3rd base while another runner, who was in a rundown...
Forum: Softball Wed Jun 18, 2008, 10:54am
Replies: 11
Views: 756
Posted By Al
"I'm sorry, were you saying something"? I...

"I'm sorry, were you saying something"?


I said the very same thing to my wife last night. She was goin on and on saying something. I think she was saying something about me not paying enough...
Forum: Softball Sat May 31, 2008, 12:52pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,087
Posted By Al
No Chest Protector

Last Saturday I was watching several Girls Softball 16/U and 14/U FP games. ISA umpires. They were wearing green shirts. Three out of the four PU's I watched were wearing no Chest protector. I would...
Forum: Softball Wed May 28, 2008, 09:14pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,515
Posted By Al
Yes, it was USSSA. ...Al

Yes, it was USSSA. ...Al
Forum: Softball Wed May 28, 2008, 06:38pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,515
Posted By Al
Goofy call...

It's 16/under girls F/P. The game was fun to watch with the lead going back and forth a few times. Both umpires started the game clowning around with the players, coaches, and fans. For example... at...
Forum: Softball Tue May 20, 2008, 11:35pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,204
Posted By Al
Dholloway, I didn't mean R1 held her base...

Dholloway,

I didn't mean R1 held her base until F3 got the force out at 1st and then she took off for 2nd. What I meant was R1 held her base until she saw the ball came rolling out of F3's glove....
Forum: Softball Tue May 20, 2008, 01:34pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,204
Posted By Al
Dakota, I think most umpires would have seen...

Dakota,

I think most umpires would have seen this as a very obvious attempt to deceive the runner at 1st. (that's why I was suprised by the no-call) She made it look like she caught the ball, then...
Forum: Softball Tue May 20, 2008, 09:06am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,204
Posted By Al
Intentional, or not intentional?

Hi all,

I want to thank all those that give of their time to make intelligible clarifications on so many plays and situations which sooner or later will make their way to umpires everywhere. You...
Forum: Softball Fri May 16, 2008, 08:34am
Replies: 51
Views: 1,871
Posted By Al
That last line says it all :) ...Funny stuff! ...

That last line says it all :) ...Funny stuff! Fun at the ole' ball park! ...Al
Forum: Baseball Wed Apr 30, 2008, 05:29pm
Replies: 18
Views: 3,283
Posted By Al
Com'on johnny...tell us how you feel about thoses...

Com'on johnny...tell us how you feel about thoses whinning coaches/players! :) fun at the ole' ball park! ..Al
Forum: Softball Mon Apr 14, 2008, 06:24pm
Replies: 12
Views: 887
Posted By Al
In this sit the BU has the responsibility for any...

In this sit the BU has the responsibility for any plays at 1st and 2nd and should go to his holding position behind the circle between the two bases.

The PU is responsible for any play at 3rd or...
Forum: Softball Sun Apr 13, 2008, 02:49pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,358
Posted By Al
When you say 8/under, jmaellis, I assume you're...

When you say 8/under, jmaellis, I assume you're talking about coach/pitch. If I have no partner when I umpire for coach/pitch I find in most situations it's a lot better to stand a few feet into foul...
Forum: Softball Thu Apr 10, 2008, 10:36pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,049
Posted By Al
With the sit you described, varefump, I think the...

With the sit you described, varefump, I think the BU was in the correct position, but the PU should have followed the throw to 1st while staying in a holding position between third and the plate. In...
Forum: Softball Sat Apr 05, 2008, 03:36pm
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By Al
Excellent!... I've done that a time or two and...

Excellent!... I've done that a time or two and I'm sure it made all the difference. There's just too many times that a coach cannot see if the foot got there before the tag, or got there at all, even...
Forum: Softball Tue Apr 01, 2008, 09:48am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,361
Posted By Al
LOL... Inflamatory maybe, but the first chance I...

LOL... Inflamatory maybe, but the first chance I can use that line I'm gonna use it! :cool: Then of course explain it's where the ball was when it touched the fielders glove, not where the fielders...
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