The Official Forum  

Go Back   The Official Forum > Search Forums

Showing results 1 to 25 of 500
Search took 0.04 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: Steve M
Forum: Softball Sat Jan 24, 2015, 11:02pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,546
Posted By Steve M
I can see the no call if you have to question "is...

I can see the no call if you have to question "is she off". that shows you're not sure whether there was a violation. But the question of "is he/she getting an advantage" is not a valid...
Forum: Softball Thu Sep 25, 2014, 08:27pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,324
Posted By Steve M
I agree, Andy. Our softball obstruction rules...

I agree, Andy. Our softball obstruction rules provide no reason not to obstruct on every play since all we do is to remove the effect of the obstruction. I also tend to give the benefit of any...
Forum: Softball Thu Sep 25, 2014, 08:18pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,322
Posted By Steve M
congrats that's a good step to make

congrats
that's a good step to make
Forum: Softball Sun Aug 17, 2014, 08:32pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,078
Posted By Steve M
Drop into your set position when the hands come...

Drop into your set position when the hands come together - or what ever trigger you choose.
Make your priority to see the catcher catch the ball, then decide & call - your timing should now be the...
Forum: Softball Mon Jul 21, 2014, 07:24am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,083
Posted By Steve M
This is the approach I have used - also with good...

This is the approach I have used - also with good success
Forum: Softball Sun Jul 06, 2014, 09:14pm
Replies: 31
Views: 3,046
Posted By Steve M
My question too - why didn't you do your job?

My question too - why didn't you do your job?
Forum: Softball Sun Jun 22, 2014, 08:35pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,824
Posted By Steve M
yes - delay that first step & let fielder tell...

yes - delay that first step & let fielder tell you where play is. And know that if the coach really wanted somebody on top of the call, they'd have 3 umpires.
Forum: Softball Sun Jun 22, 2014, 07:16am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,223
Posted By Steve M
Agreed.

Agreed.
Forum: Softball Tue May 20, 2014, 02:31pm
Replies: 7
Views: 970
Posted By Steve M
I believe ISF allowed the leap beginning with the...

I believe ISF allowed the leap beginning with the 2010 season.
Forum: Softball Sat Apr 26, 2014, 10:41pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,072
Posted By Steve M
amen to that

amen to that
Forum: Softball Sat Apr 26, 2014, 10:39pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,659
Posted By Steve M
Now that's almost old school. Old school would...

Now that's almost old school. Old school would have seen her hit by pitch.
Forum: Softball Wed Sep 25, 2013, 03:02pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,469
Posted By Steve M
Since the batter has completed the "at bat", what...

Since the batter has completed the "at bat", what reason is there to be in the batter's box? This is no longer a batter, but is now a batter-runner with the responsibility to advance and with no...
Forum: Softball Mon Sep 09, 2013, 02:27pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,892
Posted By Steve M
I'll usually only use the numbers, but I will...

I'll usually only use the numbers, but I will have the coach watch me make the change and then look at the lineup card and verify the change before we part.
Forum: Softball Fri Aug 23, 2013, 10:02pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,453
Posted By Steve M
Ted - if the ball hit the ground, it's dead. The...

Ted - if the ball hit the ground, it's dead. The swing never happened. The result of the illegal pith stands.
Forum: Softball Mon Aug 05, 2013, 04:54pm
Replies: 65
Views: 5,334
Posted By Steve M
Sure is. But, I can only speak about what...

Sure is. But, I can only speak about what happens locally - not with any authority, just what I've experienced.
Forum: Softball Sun Aug 04, 2013, 09:11pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,290
Posted By Steve M
OK, now I understand your question - should he...

OK, now I understand your question - should he have chased.
It meets the criteria I use to determine whether or not to chase.
I use:
1-a ball on the line
2-a ball to the wall
3-a fielder...
Forum: Softball Sun Aug 04, 2013, 07:01pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,290
Posted By Steve M
OK, so if I read correctly, you saw U3 "chase". ...

OK, so if I read correctly, you saw U3 "chase". But the chase you described is different than what I would expect. I would expect U3 to be chasing on the line as he/she goes toward the play.
Forum: Softball Fri Jul 26, 2013, 03:48am
Replies: 42
Views: 2,549
Posted By Steve M
Say hi to him - he's missed here.

Say hi to him - he's missed here.
Forum: Softball Mon Jul 22, 2013, 03:00pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,468
Posted By Steve M
No time out, since I do not hold my hand up. On...

No time out, since I do not hold my hand up.
On those rare occasions when a pitcher begins her motion before the batter is in, announce "no pitch". Do that once and the problem generally goes away.
Forum: Softball Wed Jul 17, 2013, 02:44pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,651
Posted By Steve M
Hat sizes have never been accurate - for any...

Hat sizes have never been accurate - for any organization. So, no I don't expect 7 3/8 to be anything other than what it feels like when I put it on to see if it fits.
Forum: Softball Tue Jul 16, 2013, 03:04pm
Replies: 76
Views: 3,604
Posted By Steve M
I've seen more than I want to of umpires wearing...

I've seen more than I want to of umpires wearing their high school uniforms doing other games. I've seen the same in ASA games, PONY games, and others. I've even seen NCAA conference logos in...
Forum: Softball Tue Jul 16, 2013, 10:31am
Replies: 76
Views: 3,604
Posted By Steve M
Absolutely agree with this - especially the last...

Absolutely agree with this - especially the last sentence - "Either wear the uniform of the rule set or wear a plain uniform."
Forum: Softball Sun Jul 07, 2013, 02:15pm
Replies: 46
Views: 2,333
Posted By Steve M
Agree - always make your call first.

Agree - always make your call first.
Forum: Softball Sun Jul 07, 2013, 02:14pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,894
Posted By Steve M
That is true, Mike. But sometimes stupid folks...

That is true, Mike.
But sometimes stupid folks make it impossible not to.
When I run into them, I usually have them immediately go see the tournament uic - especially when they say that's what they...
Forum: Softball Sun Jul 07, 2013, 02:10pm
Replies: 12
Views: 910
Posted By Steve M
The local LL fixed that. Every kid gets on base...

The local LL fixed that.
Every kid gets on base every inning.
Everyone scores every inning.
And they do not keep score.
My grandson had a ball. He learned something about the FUNdamentals of the...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 500

 
Forum Jump

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:55am.



Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.3.0 RC1