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by sixofdiamonds
Tue Nov 20, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Softball America
Topic: League Schedules Fall 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1351

Re: League Schedules Fall 2018

League Managers, Hatfield, CB School District, and Horsham Township have shut down their ball fields until April 2019. All leagues, with the exception of the Friday Men’s and Sunday Men's B North, have reached or will reach the 2/3 finals. Telford will let us use Stover this Friday to get to the fi...
by sixofdiamonds
Mon Nov 19, 2018 10:16 am
Forum: Off-Season Bowling
Topic: Sunday Evening Bowling 2018/19
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Re: Sunday Evening Bowling 2018/19

Way to stand your ground, Joe. I had not heard anything about a 9:00 pm start time for this year. That would not have been acceptable to me under any circumstances.
by sixofdiamonds
Sun Nov 18, 2018 8:11 am
Forum: Off-Season Bowling
Topic: Sunday Evening Bowling 2018/19
Replies: 5
Views: 673

Re: Sunday Evening Bowling 2018/19

Opening Day for Off-Season bowling is slated for November 25th. The league schedule has been posted online. You can access the schedule on the main page of the Bowling America website or click here... http://www.cuttingedgesports.net/bowling/schedules/schedule.htm Tonight, November 18th is a free ni...
by sixofdiamonds
Sun Nov 18, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Softball America
Topic: League Schedules Fall 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1351

Re: League Schedules Fall 2018

If the fall season ends and teams agree to play the playoffs and/or 2/3 finals next season, I am more than willing to set it up. This is how it will work. Playing the 2/3 finals next spring would involve getting the 2 teams together with rosters as close as possible to this year's teams. The 2 teams...
by sixofdiamonds
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:16 am
Forum: Softball America
Topic: League Schedules Fall 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1351

Re: League Schedules Fall 2018

We started the softball year with snow. We are ending it with snow. Never in all my years running the league have I seen a weather year that even remotely resembles this past year. We battled Mother Nature all year long. No matter how hard we tried to get the leagues finished, she step in our way. S...
by sixofdiamonds
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:08 am
Forum: Administrative
Topic: FIX THIS RULE! (please)
Replies: 77
Views: 999

Re: FIX THIS RULE! (please)

I give up.
by sixofdiamonds
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:46 am
Forum: Administrative
Topic: FIX THIS RULE! (please)
Replies: 77
Views: 999

Re: FIX THIS RULE! (please)

Bob, I'm going to dig down deep and summon as many of the brain cells I have left so I can explain the wording in a manner that helps you get a better grasp on the Slide or Surrender rule. Let's break the rule into 3 parts. Part 1) 'Play at the plate' shall refer to any instance where a fielder is ‘...
by sixofdiamonds
Thu Nov 15, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: Administrative
Topic: FIX THIS RULE! (please)
Replies: 77
Views: 999

Re: FIX THIS RULE! (please)

All anyone has to do is read the catcher's eyes and body language. If the ball is coming in, the catcher's eyes and motions will tell you all you need to know.
by sixofdiamonds
Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Softball America
Topic: League Schedules Fall 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1351

Re: League Schedules Fall 2018

Well Mike... that would be the logical move, but when it comes to the Quarry ball field, Andy has the final word. I set things up for Cedar Hill, but am working on trying to get the Quarry. Not an easy task when you consider Andy has had it with this softball weather year just like a lot of other pe...
by sixofdiamonds
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:23 am
Forum: Softball America
Topic: League Schedules Fall 2018
Replies: 8
Views: 1351

League Schedules Fall 2018

The plan to finish out the fall season of 2018 will include the use of Stover Park ball field in Telford Borough. Hatfield Township has abruptly shut down the School Road ball field for the rest of the year. Most leagues will be finishing things out on a different day/night than originally scheduled...
by sixofdiamonds
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Administrative
Topic: FIX THIS RULE! (please)
Replies: 77
Views: 999

Re: FIX THIS RULE! (please)

Bob, here is your original post to open the thread. If we can't apply this rule consistently, we need to figure out another option. Why not use USA Softball rules for this instead of trying to make up our own, which don't seem to be applied anyway? Can we please look into this over the winter? I've ...
by sixofdiamonds
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Administrative
Topic: FIX THIS RULE! (please)
Replies: 77
Views: 999

Re: FIX THIS RULE! (please)

I was merely defending the umpire who used the argument not catchable. Geez, Bob. Lighten up.

I still don't know what it is your'e looking for. What in your mind about this rule do you want me to change? What would make you happy?
by sixofdiamonds
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Administrative
Topic: FIX THIS RULE! (please)
Replies: 77
Views: 999

Re: FIX THIS RULE! (please)

‘General vicinity’ shall mean within a couple feet of the plate. The catchable argument was brought up by the umpire who made the call. I think what he meant by that was the ball wasn't in the vicinity. That's all. I think you're splitting hairs here. Catchable is stated nowhere in the rule. The um...
by sixofdiamonds
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Administrative
Topic: FIX THIS RULE! (please)
Replies: 77
Views: 999

Re: FIX THIS RULE! (please)

Bob, read the rule. I just posted it above. Here I'll post it again in its entirety. • SLIDE OR SURRENDER: PLAY AT THE PLATE - Umpires will call base runners out if they fail to slide or surrender when there is a play at the plate. 'Play at the plate' shall refer to any instance where a fielder is ‘...
by sixofdiamonds
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Administrative
Topic: FIX THIS RULE! (please)
Replies: 77
Views: 999

Re: FIX THIS RULE! (please)

Here is the rule... Umpires will call base runners out if they fail to slide or surrender when there is a play at the plate. 'Play at the plate' shall refer to any instance where a fielder is ‘about to receive the ball’ in the ‘general vicinity’ of home plate. ‘About to receive the ball’ shall refer...
by sixofdiamonds
Tue Nov 13, 2018 12:11 pm
Forum: Administrative
Topic: FIX THIS RULE! (please)
Replies: 77
Views: 999

Re: FIX THIS RULE! (please)

If there is a play at the plate, whether the catcher catches the ball or not and the runner does not slide, hold the plate, or surrender, the runner should be called out for safety's sake. I feel like calling the rule this way could get dicey because it would be much easier for a catcher to just no...
by sixofdiamonds
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Administrative
Topic: FIX THIS RULE! (please)
Replies: 77
Views: 999

Re: FIX THIS RULE! (please)

I couldn't agree more, Joe. The ASA version needs 2 calls - the one at the plate then 911.
by sixofdiamonds
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Administrative
Topic: FIX THIS RULE! (please)
Replies: 77
Views: 999

Re: FIX THIS RULE! (please)

So the first baseman has the ball and is ready to throw home, where should the catcher stand? The catcher should be near the plate ready to catch the ball and make the play, of course. But, if the runner is at or near the plate and the first basemen is only ready to throw the ball, that is not cons...

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