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Forum: Softball Mon Mar 19, 2018, 11:31am
Replies: 57
Views: 2,266
Posted By Dakota
Yes, I know this has been your consistent view on...

Yes, I know this has been your consistent view on this for years. My only point on the language issue (which you apparently agree with) is if it is a league rule that the league expects umpires to...
Forum: Softball Sun Mar 18, 2018, 08:27pm
Replies: 57
Views: 2,266
Posted By Dakota
Yup. If you accept the job, you accept the...

Yup. If you accept the job, you accept the requirements of the job.
Forum: Softball Thu Mar 15, 2018, 10:26am
Replies: 9
Views: 590
Posted By Dakota
Then, if it rains, you can have these cool navy...

Then, if it rains, you can have these cool navy stripes on your pants! :D
Forum: Softball Wed Mar 14, 2018, 02:36pm
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By Dakota
Of course not, but stating the the runner has to...

Of course not, but stating the the runner has to know whether it is an initial play or not is not true. If it is an initial play, the runner needs to avoid interfering. It is is not an initial play,...
Forum: Softball Wed Mar 14, 2018, 01:57pm
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By Dakota
Of course it is only one part, but you stated...

Of course it is only one part, but you stated they did not recognize step and reach. They are one of the few who actually put this theory into black-letter rule.
That is your real objection, right,...
Forum: Softball Wed Mar 14, 2018, 12:05pm
Replies: 10
Views: 545
Posted By Dakota
They do...

They do...
Forum: Softball Tue Mar 13, 2018, 12:44pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,714
Posted By Dakota
CR can be used for the last pitcher of record who...

CR can be used for the last pitcher of record who earns her way on base.
The player placed on 2B is considered to have earned her way on base for purposes of the CR rule.
Substitutions are...
Forum: Softball Tue Feb 13, 2018, 12:53pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,650
Posted By Dakota
Cause: penalizing the coach / team for adding...

Cause: penalizing the coach / team for adding players to the line-up card after the line-up becomes official.

Effect: The entire roster is listed on the line-up card.

Final effect: none, except...
Forum: Softball Mon Feb 12, 2018, 09:50am
Replies: 27
Views: 1,650
Posted By Dakota
Absolutely. It is usual that the JV team is...

Absolutely. It is usual that the JV team is playing on another near-by field and the coach will give some of the JV players varsity playing time if conditions allow or require. So, it is usual that...
Forum: Softball Thu Feb 08, 2018, 09:36pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,650
Posted By Dakota
NFHS tests are notorious for "almost true" or...

NFHS tests are notorious for "almost true" or "it depends" questions (which, by logic, means false) where the "correct" answer is "true".

If you can find a sentence in the NFHS rule book that is...
Forum: Softball Wed Feb 07, 2018, 02:41pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,246
Posted By Dakota
OK, 1 second AFTER the 3rd out was recorded? ;)

OK, 1 second AFTER the 3rd out was recorded? ;)
Forum: Softball Wed Feb 07, 2018, 01:16pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,246
Posted By Dakota
I guess I don't understand your confusion. ...

I guess I don't understand your confusion.

In the old rule, time expires after x-time, complete the inning.
In the new rule, time expires after x-time, complete the inning and the next.

Now,...
Forum: Softball Tue Feb 06, 2018, 06:21pm
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By Dakota
Just telling you the rule.

Just telling you the rule.
Forum: Softball Tue Feb 06, 2018, 06:13pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,246
Posted By Dakota
No period there... "the time limit will be...

No period there...

"the time limit will be 1-Hour and 20 minutes and finish the inning and then play one more complete inning, or half inning if the home team is ahead" THEN the period! ;)

What...
Forum: Softball Tue Feb 06, 2018, 05:06pm
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By Dakota
The result of OBS in USA softball is never a...

The result of OBS in USA softball is never a "penalty". The intent of the rule is to remove the effect of the obstruction, not penalize the defense.
Forum: Softball Tue Feb 06, 2018, 05:01pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,246
Posted By Dakota
Time does not expire until the end of the "and...

Time does not expire until the end of the "and then play one more ... inning", so, unfortunately, the game has not ended in a tie until after that!
Forum: Softball Wed Jan 31, 2018, 11:17am
Replies: 25
Views: 991
Posted By Dakota
Yes, because in one case the out on the BR is the...

Yes, because in one case the out on the BR is the third out, and in the other case it is the fourth out.

This "fourth out" rule is a unique affectation for ASA / USA.
Forum: Softball Wed Jan 24, 2018, 01:10pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,338
Posted By Dakota
I'm simply stating I agree with Mike's statement...

I'm simply stating I agree with Mike's statement that I quoted.

What is ridiculous, IMO, is how much this notion of "projected substitutions" and "participating in the game" is over-thought to the...
Forum: Softball Tue Jan 23, 2018, 11:07pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,338
Posted By Dakota
Exactly!

Exactly!
Forum: Softball Sat Jan 20, 2018, 04:38pm
Replies: 34
Views: 1,338
Posted By Dakota
Criminetly! This is not hard. Can the change...

Criminetly! This is not hard.

Can the change be entered on the umpire's lineup card when the coach announces the change?
Yes... not a projected sub.
No... a projected sub.

Is this the...
Forum: Softball Sun Dec 24, 2017, 10:19am
Replies: 40
Views: 5,775
Posted By Dakota
100% agree. The only difference 99.999% of the...

100% agree. The only difference 99.999% of the "foreign substances" makes to the flight of a fast pitch softball is how they effect the pitcher's grip.

Here's an in-game quiz ...

Quick, did she...
Forum: Softball Fri Dec 08, 2017, 12:28pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,692
Posted By Dakota
I think maybe you guys misunderstand my opinion...

I think maybe you guys misunderstand my opinion on this.

The current rules that require an umpire inspection feeds into the "if you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'" mentality. It becomes a game,...
Forum: Softball Thu Dec 07, 2017, 05:03pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,692
Posted By Dakota
I don't dislike it because of the time it takes....

I don't dislike it because of the time it takes. I dislike the very idea that the umpire is responsible for checking the legality of the equipment a team is using. It turns what should be the...
Forum: Softball Fri Nov 24, 2017, 02:32pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,270
Posted By Dakota
I agree with you in principle... I'm just being...

I agree with you in principle... I'm just being selfish... keep things moving.
Forum: Softball Wed Nov 22, 2017, 02:54pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,270
Posted By Dakota
And, again, I'm talking about the reality of the...

And, again, I'm talking about the reality of the game as it is, not as it could be with better coaches and better players.
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