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Forum: Softball Thu Jan 25, 2018, 11:29am
Replies: 34
Views: 829
Posted By Big Slick
The confusion arose by what constituted a...

The confusion arose by what constituted a "projected sub." Prior to 2018 (and 2017 for NFHS), the substitution rules basically stated when the sub was in the game. On defense, this is easy, when...
Forum: Softball Tue Jan 09, 2018, 11:49am
Replies: 5
Views: 261
Posted By Big Slick
You mean this one: ...

You mean this one:
http://www.personal.psu.edu/bcs5/wbscpitching.jpg

Yes, this was Team USA try out/selection camp. WBSC rule change this year (Aug 2017) that allows only the pivot foot to be in...
Forum: Softball Thu Dec 07, 2017, 04:08pm
Replies: 22
Views: 846
Posted By Big Slick
The rule changed in 2000 for NFHS, as it was my...

The rule changed in 2000 for NFHS, as it was my first registered year in PA (I had worked ASA and NCAA prior). My certification test (we only take it once in PA) was written with the no appeal rule...
Forum: Softball Thu Nov 16, 2017, 01:13pm
Replies: 14
Views: 394
Posted By Big Slick
Maybe your region is slacking. Region 1 is where...

Maybe your region is slacking. Region 1 is where it's at (and all the cool kids -- well "cold" kids because it was 15 freakin' degree last week).
Forum: Softball Thu Nov 16, 2017, 10:54am
Replies: 14
Views: 394
Posted By Big Slick
I got the same changes. This is legit.

I got the same changes. This is legit.
Forum: Softball Tue Oct 24, 2017, 04:14pm
Replies: 18
Views: 448
Posted By Big Slick
NCAA is now a point; that's a change for 2018.

NCAA is now a point; that's a change for 2018.
Forum: Softball Tue Oct 10, 2017, 12:08pm
Replies: 1
Views: 207
Posted By Big Slick
Not a big fan, not as "user friendly" as Arbiter....

Not a big fan, not as "user friendly" as Arbiter. Blocking dates is a bit tedious. Depending on your level of salty language, you may want to be alone when you use it.
Forum: Softball Thu Aug 17, 2017, 03:28pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,338
Posted By Big Slick
If the rule is changed to the published document:...

If the rule is changed to the published document:


The third sentence contradicts the first sentence, and is not necessary. The rule should have NOTHING about blocking the base. This is...
Forum: Softball Thu Aug 03, 2017, 03:18pm
Replies: 25
Views: 787
Posted By Big Slick
Dakota is correct, playing under championship...

Dakota is correct, playing under championship rules, a team is allowed to (and must) start short handed if they have one player below the minimum. The blank spot is at the bottom of the line up (or...
Forum: Softball Tue Aug 01, 2017, 09:56am
Replies: 29
Views: 945
Posted By Big Slick
(emphasis is added) USA Softball: 8 - 5 -...

(emphasis is added)

USA Softball:
8 - 5 - B Effect: delayed dead ball
. . 2 "if the obstructed runner is put out prior to reaching the base which would have been reached had there been on...
Forum: Softball Thu Jul 27, 2017, 09:57am
Replies: 56
Views: 1,960
Posted By Big Slick
Technically, it isn't championship play, it is...

Technically, it isn't championship play, it is pool play. The records of pool play do not determine seeding (at least the last time I was at the GOLD). There way a blind draw for the brackets after...
Forum: Softball Thu Jul 20, 2017, 07:33am
Replies: 41
Views: 1,647
Posted By Big Slick
I echo Mike to the fullest. It isn't...

I echo Mike to the fullest.

It isn't necessary to mandate, as now it is optional (and not prohibited). If a coach, player, parent believe the facemask is in the player's best interest, then that...
Forum: Softball Mon Jun 26, 2017, 02:02pm
Replies: 7
Views: 483
Posted By Big Slick
USA/ASA has only one jewelry rule: discretion of...

USA/ASA has only one jewelry rule: discretion of the umpire.
3-6-F

As for differences between "categories", there exists some differences between JO and Adult fastpitch, such as facemasks for...
Forum: Softball Fri Jun 09, 2017, 01:33pm
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By Big Slick
You should only hold up the pitcher if she is...

You should only hold up the pitcher if she is making a motion to pitch and the batter isn't ready. The batter merely getting ready should not necessitate PU holding up the pitcher -- this would...
Forum: Softball Tue Jun 06, 2017, 02:54pm
Replies: 5
Views: 480
Posted By Big Slick
Not obstruction on either play per the (current)...

Not obstruction on either play per the (current) NCAA rule.
Forum: Softball Fri Jun 02, 2017, 08:45am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,161
Posted By Big Slick
I'm on your side, as I too believe the title of...

I'm on your side, as I too believe the title of this tournament is a misnomer. As was pointed out, this doesn't involve the world, only teams from the USA. Furthermore, it isn't a series, save for...
Forum: Softball Thu Jun 01, 2017, 08:34pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,161
Posted By Big Slick
Well, there are world softball tournament, for...

Well, there are world softball tournament, for both men and women, but I guess that a topic for another thread. :D
Forum: Softball Tue May 16, 2017, 09:19am
Replies: 11
Views: 635
Posted By Big Slick
Not correct. In the case where there is a runner...

Not correct. In the case where there is a runner coming home and a "middle runner" (not the batter runner) coming to third, such as:

Runners on second and first, base hit to outfield. runner...
Forum: Softball Mon May 01, 2017, 12:30pm
Replies: 37
Views: 1,946
Posted By Big Slick
This play is not in the manual, but remember the...

This play is not in the manual, but remember the 4 times the base umpire makes a call at third (USA/NFHS - my paraphrasing):
1. BR/trail runner/ last runner
2. First throw from an infielder after...
Forum: Softball Tue Apr 25, 2017, 04:34pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,000
Posted By Big Slick
There, I fixed it for you. There are risks,...

There, I fixed it for you.

There are risks, and we can't prevent everything, including the low probability occurrence. Yes, you saw two cases, one without a mask and one with a mask. If the...
Forum: Softball Mon Apr 17, 2017, 12:41pm
Replies: 6
Views: 524
Posted By Big Slick
And a real umpire would also use game management...

And a real umpire would also use game management to control the situation, such as "He can have a CR when he gets to second."

This, akin to an illegal substitute, should not be allowed to happen.
Forum: Softball Tue Apr 04, 2017, 02:50pm
Replies: 20
Views: 949
Posted By Big Slick
I think this rule is most appropriate here: ...

I think this rule is most appropriate here:



The emphasis is how it appears in the rule book.

IMO, the drawn in infield and moving back towards the ball and the runner moving towards the...
Forum: Softball Mon Feb 27, 2017, 10:22am
Replies: 1
Views: 303
Posted By Big Slick
You are correct, the penalty for unreported sub...

You are correct, the penalty for unreported sub in NFHS is a team warning for the first incident. In both case plays, the action stands and the game is over.

However, different in USA and NCAA;...
Forum: Softball Thu Jan 26, 2017, 09:07am
Replies: 9
Views: 809
Posted By Big Slick
Yes, ASA men's B fast pitch national (2003),...

Yes, ASA men's B fast pitch national (2003), loser's semi-final game. 5th inning, batting team down 2-0, two outs. Batter swings (everyone knows he swings, that's not disputed), ball "short hops"...
Forum: Softball Wed Jan 18, 2017, 11:43am
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By Big Slick
At the 4 minute mark, they talk to "Plate Umpire...

At the 4 minute mark, they talk to "Plate Umpire Scott Burkett" and he explains the rules, including the arc. He even says "illegal pitch".
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