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by wdshipe
Thu Aug 09, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Softball America
Topic: Scorekeeper's Corner
Replies: 2
Views: 255

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: 18
Views: 2275

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: 13
Views: 633

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: 18
Views: 2275

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: 18
Views: 2275

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: 866

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...
by wdshipe
Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Softball America
Topic: Sunday Men's Postseason Stats
Replies: 0
Views: 91

Sunday Men's Postseason Stats

I had hoped to have the postseason stats for Sunday Men’s ready today, but they will be delayed until later this week. My wife is on a trip this week and she needed our laptop on which the stat software resides. If all goes as planned, I should be able to enter the stats for the championship series ...
by wdshipe
Fri Jun 15, 2018 1:08 pm
Forum: Administrative
Topic: Slow Pitch Strike Zone
Replies: 3
Views: 1128

Re: Slow Pitch Strike Zone

Thanks for the clarification, Les. If the ASA rule states it, that's pretty clear - now I know!
by wdshipe
Fri Jun 15, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Administrative
Topic: Slow Pitch Strike Zone
Replies: 3
Views: 1128

Pitch hits the white surface of home plate and the back black edge - ball or strike?

I seem to recall it being said on this message board that a pitch that lands on home plate can not be called a strike. The reasoning was along the lines that a 6-14’ arc pitch cannot physically pass through the strike zone and land on home plate (barring extremely strong headwinds, I suppose). If I ...
by wdshipe
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Available Subs / Players Needed
Topic: Few Players Needed WednesdayCoed
Replies: 2
Views: 307

Re: Few Players Needed WednesdayCoed

Anthony - The summer season for Wednesday Coed will begin on Wednesday, June 20th. Game start times are 6:30, 7:45, 9:00, and 10:15 PM at the Eureka Quarry field and 7:00, 8:15, and 9:30 PM at the Hatfield field. Wednesday Coed is a fun league and SBA is a great organization - I hope you do decide t...
by wdshipe
Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Softball America
Topic: Weather Forecast
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: Weather Forecast

Thanks!

All this time I thought it was you recording the game schedules on the Game Line. You learn something every day.
by wdshipe
Fri Jun 01, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: Softball America
Topic: Weather Forecast
Replies: 4
Views: 208

Re: Weather Forecast

Les - for Saturday makeup games, are Game Line updates typically recorded under the option for the corresponding league (e.g., option 5 for Wednesday Coed) or at the "main menu" level as you did for the Memorial Day tournament updates? For June 2, I believe all makeup games are for Wednesday Coed, b...
by wdshipe
Fri May 25, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Softball Tournaments
Topic: Memorial Day 1-Pitch 2018 Tournament Teams / Consensus
Replies: 6
Views: 1297

Re: Memorial Day 1-Pitch 2018 Tournament Teams / Consensus

Very cool! Thanks for running the numbers, Les.
by wdshipe
Fri May 25, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Softball Tournaments
Topic: Memorial Day 1-Pitch 2018 Tournament Teams / Consensus
Replies: 6
Views: 1297

Re: Memorial Day 1-Pitch 2018 Tournament Teams / Consensus

While I agree that non-quantifiable factors like day-of-tourney player readiness, team chemistry and resilience, and luck (especially in a one-day tourney) will all play big roles, I nevertheless find this quite interesting. I'd be curious to know the breakdown if you looked at average career team s...
by wdshipe
Tue May 01, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Softball America
Topic: Wednesday Evening Coed / Spring 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1111

Re: Wednesday Evening Coed / Spring 2018

Glad that you're looking at the positive side of this, Les. I believe this is the 5th version of the schedule, so I imagine you're pretty tired of looking at it by now. The elimination of the Saturday game does benefit me, as mine happened to conflict with my one of my 5-year old's T-Ball games, whe...
by wdshipe
Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:19 pm
Forum: Softball America
Topic: Wednesday Evening Coed / Spring 2018
Replies: 7
Views: 1111

Re: Wednesday Evening Coed / Spring 2018

Here we go again.
by wdshipe
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:49 am
Forum: Softball America
Topic: Opening Day
Replies: 18
Views: 2941

Re: Opening Day

Let's hope so!
The overnight weather for Chalfont through Saturday night doesn't look as good. More snow?!
by wdshipe
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Softball America
Topic: Opening Day
Replies: 18
Views: 2941

Re: Opening Day

You sound so sad on the Game Line, Les.
by wdshipe
Sun Apr 01, 2018 7:17 pm
Forum: Softball America
Topic: Opening Day
Replies: 18
Views: 2941

Re: Opening Day

Any chance that the overnight weather forecast for Chalfont is an April Fool's joke? 4 inches of snow?
by wdshipe
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Softball America
Topic: Opening Day
Replies: 18
Views: 2941

Re: Opening Day

As a silver lining, the one-week delay to Opening Day will not cause the Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday leagues to finish any later than they would have in the previous version of the schedule. That is, if Hatfield really is ready to go on April 16th.