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Old Sun Apr 03, 2005, 09:59pm
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NFHS game.

Situation: Bases loaded, 2 outs, batter swings, misses 3rd strike, catcher drops ball,
runners including batter are all running, defense is leaving the field, catcher
retrives the ball, rolls it towards the pitchers circle, 4 runs score. Coach and
fans went crazy, umpires stand by ruling. [why not] Now coach wants a written
rule interpretation of the ruling. His team did go back onto the field and
finish the inning and eventually won the game.
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Old Sun Apr 03, 2005, 10:13pm
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NFHS game.

Situation: Bases loaded, 2 outs, batter swings, misses 3rd strike, catcher drops ball,
runners including batter are all running, defense is leaving the field, catcher
retrives the ball, rolls it towards the pitchers circle, 4 runs score. Coach and
fans went crazy, umpires stand by ruling. [why not] Now coach wants a written
rule interpretation of the ruling. His team did go back onto the field and
finish the inning and eventually won the game.
Sonds like a short letter:

"Dear Coach, Read the rules!!

Sincerely,

Someone who has."
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Old Mon Apr 04, 2005, 02:18am
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I have read some of your threads and often there are tricks
This one is too easy . I have read it and read it .
4 runs score . Offense is still in offense .
Whats the catch ?
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Old Mon Apr 04, 2005, 08:30am
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I think he just wants one of us to type out the rule so he can copy and paste it into Word and send it to the coach where he don't have to type it.
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Old Mon Apr 04, 2005, 08:51am
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Dera Coach,

Please read NFHS Softball Rule 7-4.g, and the Effect listed. This covers what occurred in your game, as the catcher did not catch the third strike with two outs, and left the field without retiring the batter. Since all offensive players continued to run, the play was ruled correctly by the umpires based on that rule.

We are certainly sorry neither you nor your players apparently knew this rule. You may find it beneficial to your team to learn and teach them all of the game rules which may apply.

Sincerely,

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Old Mon Apr 04, 2005, 09:24am
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Thanks Steve.

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Old Mon Apr 04, 2005, 09:33am
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You might even quote the rule (and effect) for him in the letter.

I would have a hard time saying "Dear Coach" at the beginning, and not "Dear Dumb@$$"... but then again, I tend to be politically incorrect when dealing with, um, brain-challenged people.
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Old Mon Apr 04, 2005, 09:35am
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I have a better idea...

Make sure the umpire from #1 is assigned to the games for the coach from #2!
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Old Mon Apr 04, 2005, 09:37am
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Even better...

Have the ump that ran the game co-sign the letter you send out.
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Old Mon Apr 04, 2005, 09:58am
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I have a better idea...

Make sure the umpire from #1 is assigned to the games for the coach from #2!
Now that's a good idea.
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Old Mon Apr 04, 2005, 09:51pm
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The best response to a coach who doesn't want to see an umpire is to let him have him(her) over and over again.

I also love it when a coach asks for the assigners number and I get to give him mine. It is amazing to hear the things I have done when I was on a field. If I had known I was that bad an umpire I would have stpped assigning myself to anything above coach pitch a long time ago.
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Old Tue Apr 05, 2005, 08:12am
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I agree, outathm. It's sometimes funny to hear the coaches call me at home, not knowing I was on or at the field, sometimes even that I was the umpire they are complaining about... and then hear them relive the details of the event in a completely unique and untrue fashion. Makes me take with a large grain of salt any calls I get on games when I'm not there.
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