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Old Wed Nov 09, 2011, 02:45pm
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ASA Rules Approved by Playing Rules Committee

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Change Women's SP max fence distance to 300'

All adult SP except Seniors move bases to 70' - effective in 2013

Men's adult SP except Seniors move bases to 70'

Allow wooden bats made before 2000 to be legal without ASA stamp

Allowing Seniors to use 1.21 BPF bats

Clarify knob specifications

Clarify safety "grip" as opposed to "tape" and reduce the minimum coverage to 6"

Reinstate heating of a bat as a manner of altering it's characteristics

Change HR limits in Men's A to 10

Allows the BR to advance beyond 1B only if there is a play made on another runner or there is an errant throw.

Clarifies intentional interference with a batted ball a fielder has missed
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Old Wed Nov 09, 2011, 02:52pm
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Please note, these must still be approved by the General Council:


Change Women's SP max fence distance to 300'

All adult SP except Seniors move bases to 70' - effective in 2013

Men's adult SP except Seniors move bases to 70'
I like this. 70 feet would be a good thing to add a little more defense to the SP game.
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Allow wooden bats made before 2000 to be legal without ASA stamp
I thought they already were?
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Allowing Seniors to use 1.21 BPF bats
Hey, it's what they've been asking for for years. Let's see if this increases their attendance at Burlington.
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Clarify knob specifications
What clarifications did they feel they needed to make?
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Clarify safety "grip" as opposed to "tape" and reduce the minimum coverage to 6"
Funny, they always seem to tell me that 6" of tape already IS 10"!
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Reinstate heating of a bat as a manner of altering it's characteristics

Change HR limits in Men's A to 10

Allows the BR to advance beyond 1B only if there is a play made on another runner or there is an errant throw.
What are the circumstances surrounding this one? Not sure I'm understanding it fully.
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Clarifies intentional interference with a batted ball a fielder has missed
Such as?
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Old Wed Nov 09, 2011, 03:18pm
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I like this. 70 feet would be a good thing to add a little more defense to the SP game.
Remember, the local field owners don't need to agree.

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Hey, it's what they've been asking for for years. Let's see if this increases their attendance at Burlington.
The isn't a done deal yet, though the tide is turning

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What clarifications did they feel they needed to make?
Read the rule changes for specifics

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What are the circumstances surrounding this one? Not sure I'm understanding it fully.
The previous interpretation was to allow runners steal a base, not allow a BR advance past 1B on a walk.

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Such as?
The present rule says "kick" which is not the same as swat with a hand.
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