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Old Sat Aug 19, 2017, 06:40am
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USA Softball August 2017 Clarifications

August 2017 Plays & Clarifications
The bat issue in softball is as much about liability, insurance and litigation as it is about competition, inflated egos and softball.
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Old Sat Aug 19, 2017, 09:07am
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"Keep in mind if the swing and the leaving of the base are very close to the same time the ball reaches home plate, it would be a hard situation for an umpire to sell that they could tell the runner left before the ball reached home plate"
means give the runner the benefit if the doubt and don't call marginally precise things that are not the intent of the rule.

IOW, no "gotcha" rules.
Officiating takes more than OJT.
It's not our jobs to invent rulings to fit our personal idea of what should and should not be.
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