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Forum: Softball Fri Apr 03, 2015, 05:01pm
Replies: 9
Views: 995
Posted By HugoTafurst
Nit picky, but exactly correct.

Nit picky, but exactly correct.
Forum: Softball Sun Feb 15, 2015, 08:18pm
Replies: 60
Views: 4,329
Posted By HugoTafurst
Batter "Walks" on Ball 3

A friend called and related this situation.

R1(3rd), R2(2nd) 2 outs. Ball 2/Strike 2 count.
Next pitch is a passed ball, Batter thinking it is Ball 4, takes off for 1st.
As R1 scores and R2 is...
Forum: Softball Wed Nov 05, 2014, 12:13pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,164
Posted By HugoTafurst
What brand of Beer did he have to buy for...

What brand of Beer did he have to
buy for Dave?
:-)
Forum: Softball Mon Oct 13, 2014, 06:14pm
Replies: 16
Views: 2,008
Posted By HugoTafurst
grrrr

One of my biggest frustration is baseball guys who use baseball mechanics and customs to justify (or ridicule) the way things are done in softball....

That being said, I have been taught to...
Forum: Softball Sun Aug 03, 2014, 07:34pm
Replies: 32
Views: 3,776
Posted By HugoTafurst
Inches, Manny, inches. This is an American...

Inches, Manny, inches.
This is an American game...
:p
Forum: Softball Wed Jul 23, 2014, 09:46pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,493
Posted By HugoTafurst
Shhhhhhhhhh in some places it is being done that...

Shhhhhhhhhh in some places it is being done that way ........
Forum: Softball Thu Jul 10, 2014, 10:19pm
Replies: 11
Views: 841
Posted By HugoTafurst
current uniforms

Just when I thought women had gone to long pants, I see team USA is wearing shorts.

Dont know if it's regional and Not that it matters, but I can't remember working a game in the last couple of...
Forum: Softball Thu Jul 10, 2014, 02:34pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,535
Posted By HugoTafurst
FYI - That rule went into effect for Florida last...

FYI - That rule went into effect for Florida last year.
Forum: Softball Thu Jul 10, 2014, 02:29pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,609
Posted By HugoTafurst
From Manny's post: As much as I don't...

From Manny's post:


As much as I don't want to get into this, and as much as it goes contrary to everything I am used to, it looks like for Little League, INC - it not allowed for F1 to take a...
Forum: Softball Wed Jul 09, 2014, 05:51pm
Replies: 14
Views: 2,535
Posted By HugoTafurst
I wondering which I'll run into first, that coach...

I wondering which I'll run into first, that coach or one of the OOOs that will reject a new helmet whose paint is "too shiny"
Forum: Softball Tue Jul 08, 2014, 02:08pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,784
Posted By HugoTafurst
I'm glad this discussion has come up. I think...

I'm glad this discussion has come up.
I think the answer is clear. Any ball going into Dead Ball Territory is dead and awards should be made accordingly.
The fielder holding up her hand is mearly...
Forum: Softball Fri Jun 27, 2014, 11:25am
Replies: 48
Views: 3,858
Posted By HugoTafurst
Which makes me think about the many times I have...

Which makes me think about the many times I have been asked "Did she go" on a checked swing and I have been tempted to answer, "NO, but the pitch caught the corner" accompanied by a strike signal.:D...
Forum: Softball Thu Jun 26, 2014, 04:33pm
Replies: 48
Views: 3,858
Posted By HugoTafurst
You mean the same as Manny said, OK for BB, not...

You mean the same as Manny said, OK for BB, not OK for SB?Or do you mean one of those (OK or not OK) applies to both SB & BB.

Like I said, this has been discussed back and forth over the years in...
Forum: Softball Thu Jun 26, 2014, 02:56pm
Replies: 48
Views: 3,858
Posted By HugoTafurst
Personally, I wouldn't use 1) - if I'm going to...

Personally, I wouldn't use 1) - if I'm going to make the call, I wouldn't imediately second guess myself.
If I had any doubts, I would be open to 2) - checking with my partner on a coach's request....
Forum: Softball Mon Jun 23, 2014, 02:28pm
Replies: 48
Views: 3,858
Posted By HugoTafurst
A simple yes or no......

These responses from a partner left me scratching my head after a "showcase" game this weekend:

Me (to partner in "C"), "Tom, did she go"?
Partner, "I can't be sure from here, but I don't think...
Forum: Softball Mon Jun 09, 2014, 02:08pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,201
Posted By HugoTafurst
I take it back.....

OK, I take back what I said about seeming to not have the problem with poorly covered balls, that I noticed last year.

Just finished a 3 day tournament and the balls (Diamond High Flyer) were...
Forum: Softball Wed Jun 04, 2014, 10:21pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,201
Posted By HugoTafurst
I wonder if it's a regional distribution thing. ...

I wonder if it's a regional distribution thing.
Like I said earlier, last year (around this time) I worked several ASA tournaments where I noticed the problem. I also noticed the same with some...
Forum: Softball Wed Jun 04, 2014, 03:22pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,201
Posted By HugoTafurst
Actually, I saw it more last year around this...

Actually, I saw it more last year around this time of year.
It wasn't limited to USSSA, I noticed it on a few ASA outings, too.

I haven't noticed that problem recently.
Forum: Softball Wed Jun 04, 2014, 03:19pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,016
Posted By HugoTafurst
Malicious is not the word I would use, but the...

Malicious is not the word I would use, but the way I am reading this, she certainly can be preventing a runner from getting more than one base by reaching over the fence and killing the ball rather...
Forum: Softball Wed Jun 04, 2014, 11:30am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,016
Posted By HugoTafurst
She was in dead ball territory, she intentionally...

She was in dead ball territory, she intentionally reached over and picked up a live ball, making it dead.
I would rule that intentional.
Forum: Softball Fri May 30, 2014, 09:10pm
Replies: 35
Views: 3,019
Posted By HugoTafurst
+1 -

+1 -
Forum: Softball Fri May 30, 2014, 09:27am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,019
Posted By HugoTafurst
Uhhhh - I think it was an Insurance...

Uhhhh - I think it was an Insurance company...:confused:
Forum: Softball Fri May 30, 2014, 09:25am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,019
Posted By HugoTafurst
What is he doing? He's playing an umpire in a...

What is he doing?
He's playing an umpire in a TV commercial! :D
Forum: Softball Mon May 26, 2014, 07:39pm
Replies: 7
Views: 961
Posted By HugoTafurst
If you say so. Sure it's going to be a mess of...

If you say so.
Sure it's going to be a mess of it isn't discovered till the next time the "out"is due
up.
Of course good game mgmt. by the plate umpire would never permit that to happen.
Forum: Softball Mon May 26, 2014, 09:10am
Replies: 7
Views: 961
Posted By HugoTafurst
My first inclination would be to treat it as a...

My first inclination would be to treat it as a batting out of order situation.
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