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Forum: Softball Mon Sep 20, 2021, 09:53am
Replies: 9
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Posted By Tru_in_Blu
If the BR did ANYthing (intentional or...

If the BR did ANYthing (intentional or unintentional) that could be deemed INT, then call it.

The OP states a pitched ball hit the ground, bounced off F2, and then hit the BR. I don't see any...
Forum: Softball Thu Sep 09, 2021, 07:19pm
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By Tru_in_Blu
Thanx for clarification - I mixed up NFHS & USA...

Thanx for clarification - I mixed up NFHS & USA on the references.

Still, the question remains from the OP: what did the BR do to warrant an INT call?
Forum: Softball Tue Aug 31, 2021, 03:12pm
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By Tru_in_Blu
I only have the 2019 version of USA Softball...

I only have the 2019 version of USA Softball rules. Not there.

Would likely have to be 8.2.some alpha character.
Forum: Softball Tue Aug 31, 2021, 07:14am
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By Tru_in_Blu
The "Fed intentional walk" is a good thing. USA...

The "Fed intentional walk" is a good thing. USA should adopt it.

Or, we could just use the Don Drysdale approach. His manager instructed him to intentionally walk the next batter. Drysdale...
Forum: Softball Tue Aug 31, 2021, 07:10am
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By Tru_in_Blu
There is no "8.2.7".

There is no "8.2.7".
Forum: Softball Mon Aug 30, 2021, 08:20pm
Replies: 9
Views: 513
Posted By Tru_in_Blu
Unlikely - what did the batter do to warrant an...

Unlikely - what did the batter do to warrant an INT call?
Forum: Softball Sun Aug 29, 2021, 07:27am
Replies: 3
Views: 134
Posted By Tru_in_Blu
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Softball Wed Aug 25, 2021, 11:08am
Replies: 0
Views: 110
Posted By Tru_in_Blu
History question

What year was it that ASA/USA removed a lot of the references to "intentional" action by players (offense or defense)?

I am aware of a few instances where intent is still considered in making a...
Forum: Softball Sun Jul 18, 2021, 09:33am
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Tru_in_Blu
Also, what is U1 doing poking his/her nose into a...

Also, what is U1 doing poking his/her nose into a call at the plate?
Forum: Softball Thu Jul 15, 2021, 11:00am
Replies: 6
Views: 298
Posted By Tru_in_Blu
OK, I'll give it a shot. First, check USA RS...

OK, I'll give it a shot.

First, check USA RS 13.F.
Since this doesn't meet the criteria for a crash, some might argue for OBS. Since OBS (or not) is a judgment call, it is not protestable....
Forum: Softball Wed Jul 14, 2021, 11:43am
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By Tru_in_Blu
Check with partner

Almost too quiet in here lately.

For discussion:

Close force play with an out call (pick a base). No pulled foot, swipe tag, etc. Just purely judgment on a bang-bang play.

Offense coach...
Forum: Softball Wed May 26, 2021, 08:45am
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By Tru_in_Blu
Sniper, I think you've misinterpreted the OP.

Sniper,

I think you've misinterpreted the OP.
Forum: Softball Sat May 22, 2021, 06:36pm
Replies: 2
Views: 339
Posted By Tru_in_Blu
Unring the IF call?

This may have been discussed here previously, but I couldn't find it.

Situation: NFHS game, bases loaded, 1 out, infield playing in for a possible force play at the plate.

Batter hit a medium...
Forum: Softball Wed May 12, 2021, 09:27am
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By Tru_in_Blu
USA Softball archives

Does anyone know if ASA/USA keeps past years' rules changes available on the internet?

As a point of curiosity, I wanted to know when the rule changed that allows for all fielders to wear a mitt....
Forum: Softball Thu Apr 29, 2021, 10:39am
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By Tru_in_Blu
To clarify: regular bases are used and placed on...

To clarify: regular bases are used and placed on top of the turf markings.
I agree about pitcher's not being able to push off. But I will submit that a lot of girls, especially up here in the...
Forum: Softball Thu Apr 29, 2021, 09:42am
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By Tru_in_Blu
Can you elaborate? With no PP to come loose...

Can you elaborate?

With no PP to come loose and no HP to slide around, what type of injury (beyond a rug burn) might you be referring to?

Subsequent follow up: I also worked a varsity contest...
Forum: Softball Wed Apr 21, 2021, 06:47am
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By Tru_in_Blu
I worked a HS game yesterday where the school had...

I worked a HS game yesterday where the school had installed artificial turf. Home plate, bases, and pitcher's plate (with extended lines for the 24" width), foul and out of play lines were all...
Forum: Softball Fri Apr 16, 2021, 03:05pm
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By Tru_in_Blu
For USA Softball, I'll offer RS #52.

For USA Softball, I'll offer RS #52.
Forum: Softball Tue Apr 13, 2021, 09:58am
Replies: 5
Views: 414
Posted By Tru_in_Blu
NFHS does not have a definition for "crash" (USA...

NFHS does not have a definition for "crash" (USA does have a rule supplement on this).

NFHS does have a definition for Interference and Malicious Contact.

I can't fault a BR for running hard...
Forum: Softball Wed Mar 17, 2021, 09:31am
Replies: 9
Views: 690
Posted By Tru_in_Blu
Well, baseball would require a mound and a...

Well, baseball would require a mound and a rubber. Don't think you can paint a mound on a turf field.

Softball could have a painted on pitcher's plate. I've seen them at some indoor facilities.
...
Forum: Softball Mon Mar 15, 2021, 08:35am
Replies: 1
Views: 356
Posted By Tru_in_Blu
NFHS test question

B1 enters the batterís box while the pitcher is on the pitcherís plate. Twenty seconds have elapsed since the time the pitcher received the ball. If the batter requests time, the umpire should:
...
Forum: Softball Tue Jan 26, 2021, 03:17pm
Replies: 1
Views: 629
Posted By Tru_in_Blu
USA Softball 2021 rules

Quiet in here these days...

I didn't register w/ USA for 2020. Hopefully, w/ the vaccine available, I'll be on some fields this year.

I recently downloaded the USA Umpire Exam. Now I'm...
Forum: Softball Sat Sep 12, 2020, 10:02am
Replies: 5
Views: 544
Posted By Tru_in_Blu
Folks all have different opinions about...

Folks all have different opinions about individual responsibility (or the responsibility of their children).

With many anti-mask and anti-vax folks, it really wouldn't work.

I don't think...
Forum: Softball Fri Aug 14, 2020, 12:56pm
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By Tru_in_Blu
Iíll throw out a couple of thoughts first. ...

Iíll throw out a couple of thoughts first.

Umpire INT is not an immediate DB. Itís a delayed DB.
In INT committed by an offensive player or coach, we would have an immediate DB and SOMEbody would...
Forum: Softball Tue Aug 11, 2020, 03:26pm
Replies: 69
Views: 5,903
Posted By Tru_in_Blu
Hard to believe that MLB can continue to play or...

Hard to believe that MLB can continue to play or NFL will be playing this year.
...
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