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by wdshipe
Tue Jun 16, 2020 7:58 am
Forum: Softball America
Topic: Opening Day 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 4399

Re: Opening Day 2020

Thanks for the answers to my questions about all-star requirements and called strikes. Things are taking shape!
by wdshipe
Thu Jun 11, 2020 9:37 am
Forum: Softball America
Topic: Opening Day 2020
Replies: 14
Views: 4399

Re: Opening Day 2020

I think that the proposed modifications to how we play softball all sound reasonable and workable. Thanks for your thought and preparation, Les! I did want to ask for clarification on two points though: 1. "The all-star eddie requirement (for each all-star there must be an equal number of eddies in ...
by wdshipe
Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:10 am
Forum: Administrative
Topic: Coronavirus
Replies: 27
Views: 12393

Re: Coronavirus

On April 27, this news item was posted at the PA.GOV website, easing the restrictions on some outdoor recreational activities: "Governor Announces May 1 Statewide Reopening of Limited Outdoor Recreational Activities to Help Pennsylvanians Maintain Positive Physical, Mental Health" https://www.media....
by wdshipe
Thu Oct 31, 2019 3:16 pm
Forum: Softball America
Topic: Scorekeeper's Corner
Replies: 9
Views: 2472

Re: Scorekeeper's Corner

Thanks for the quick answer. No doubt there are a number of eddies in the league for whom a Hatfield homer is a gentle poke - Warren Grant, Nick Mancini, Carl Motts, Jr., John Connors, and Jackie Tarulli to name a few. But I wouldn't say we're seeing an epidemic at this point.
by wdshipe
Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Softball America
Topic: Scorekeeper's Corner
Replies: 9
Views: 2472

Hatfield over-the-fence home runs hit by an eddie

Les - Do over-the-fence home runs hit at Hatfield by an eddie (male or female) count against the per-game limit of three? During a number of games I've played at Hatfield this year, they have not been counted against the limit. But with eddies achieving this feat more regularly, it would be good to ...
by wdshipe
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:00 pm
Forum: Administrative
Topic: All-Star Formulation
Replies: 12
Views: 6237

Re: All-Star Formulation

Les, I appreciate that you asked the league for input on this. I hope that the feedback you received was useful. My take on this all of this, some of which I have already shared with Les: - Out of a list of 100 players for men's and a list of 100 for coed, the fact that there is 90% congruence in bo...
by wdshipe
Fri Jan 18, 2019 2:36 pm
Forum: Administrative
Topic: Softball America Magazine-Year In Review / 2018
Replies: 1
Views: 1346

New All-Star Formula

Congratulations to all of the award winners! Les – Thank you as always for compiling the magazine – I look forward to its publication every year. There are many points of interest in there, but for now I just wanted to comment on this one: “All-star status is determined by statistical formula based ...
by wdshipe
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:32 am
Forum: Administrative
Topic: 2019 USA Softball Rule Changes with Comments
Replies: 2
Views: 870

Re: 2019 USA Softball Rule Changes with Comments

I would not love doing the stats for that game!
:shock:
by wdshipe
Thu Nov 29, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Administrative
Topic: Bernie Marsh (RIP)
Replies: 2
Views: 1256

Re: Bernie Marsh (RIP)

Thanks for letting us know, Les - very sad.

I didn't know Bernie well, but I did play against him a number of times over the years. He seemed like a great guy and competitor. I know he had built good friendships throughout SBA.
by wdshipe
Sun Nov 11, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Softball America
Topic: Monday Evening Coed / Fall 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 3600

Re: Monday Evening Coed / Fall 2018

Thank you, Les! Makes sense now.

Hoping that the rain in the forecast tomorrow will hold off until the games are completed. :|
by wdshipe
Fri Nov 09, 2018 8:51 am
Forum: Softball America
Topic: Monday Evening Coed / Fall 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 3600

Re: Monday Evening Coed / Fall 2018

I'm curious to know what happened with the Monday Coed games that were re-re-rescheduled for Friday, November 2nd. Based on the fact that only 4 out of 7 of the games are now scheduled for Monday, November 12th, I would have assumed that 3 of the games were decided (either played or forfeited). Les'...
by wdshipe
Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Softball America
Topic: Monday Evening Coed / Fall 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 3600

Re: Monday Evening Coed / Fall 2018

If you count Friday's partial rainout, this is like the 5th time this set of games has been postponed! Uncanny. Possibly a conspiracy.
by wdshipe
Thu Nov 01, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: Softball America
Topic: Scorekeeper's Corner
Replies: 9
Views: 2472

Fly ball at or near fence knocked over the fence by outfielder

In one of my Monday Coed games at the Hatfield field this fall, an interesting scoring situation arose: A fly ball was hit to the fence. In attempting to make a play, the outfielder unintentionally knocked the ball over the fence. In some cases, this could be deemed an error, but in this particular ...
by wdshipe
Thu Nov 01, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Softball America
Topic: Monday Evening Coed / Fall 2018
Replies: 15
Views: 3600

Re: Monday Evening Coed / Fall 2018

It appears that scheduling this particular set of games is a certain way to ensure that heavy rain will happen on the chosen date. Forecast not looking good for Friday.

What a year for weather overall.
by wdshipe
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Softball America
Topic: Scorekeeper's Corner
Replies: 9
Views: 2472

Re: Scorekeeper's Corner

Thank you for bringing this topic back, Les! The sacrifice fly/error scenario happened again just on Monday this week in a game I was involved in.

Hopefully we can get more contributions to this thread. Lots of great information here.
by wdshipe
Wed Aug 08, 2018 1:24 pm
Forum: Softball Tournaments
Topic: Marsh Family 1-Pitch Tournament / Fall 2018
Replies: 26
Views: 7920

Re: Marsh Family 1-Pitch Tournament / Fall 2018

I am not part of a managing tandem for this tournament, but for what it's worth, I think that Shanna makes a great point. If you did add a 9th team, that team would not get a 1st round bye, unless I'm mistaken. Rather, that team would play against one of the other 8 teams to get to the "first round"...
by wdshipe
Tue Aug 07, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Administrative
Topic: Horsham Township Ball Fields
Replies: 25
Views: 7249

Re: Horsham Township Ball Fields

Les -
While I'm sorry that you may be posting this based on the need to justify your moves, I do appreciate the detailed updates on the behind-the-scenes work slated for the Quarry (and other fields). Thank you for devoting your time and energy to all of these improvements!
by wdshipe
Mon Jul 30, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Softball Tournaments
Topic: Marsh Family 1-Pitch Tournament / Fall 2018
Replies: 26
Views: 7920

Re: Marsh Family 1-Pitch Tournament / Fall 2018

Ah, so the "minimum" was in reference to the total eddie count of 32 (4 per team). Great, makes sense!

Thanks for clarifying the batting order question too. That has interesting strategic implications for both drafting a team and constructing batting orders. Pretty cool!
by wdshipe
Mon Jul 30, 2018 8:25 am
Forum: Softball Tournaments
Topic: Marsh Family 1-Pitch Tournament / Fall 2018
Replies: 26
Views: 7920

Re: Marsh Family 1-Pitch Tournament / Fall 2018

Les, Could you please clarify this aspect of the tournament? Sorry if this is explained elsewhere and I missed it. "5. Batting line-ups must consist of alternating core/eddie beginning with the first or second batter. " But first, I would also like to clarify these numbers: "Along with 8 manager tan...
by wdshipe
Wed Jul 18, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Administrative
Topic: League MVP Candidates / Spring 2018
Replies: 9
Views: 2968

Re: League MVP Candidates / Spring 2018

Bob - A regular season statistician can probably provide a more certain answer than me (I do post-season stats), but I suspect that the asterisks indicate how many forfeited games a team was involved in. This has implications on the calculation of average runs against per game, which is used as a st...

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