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by blouderback
Fri May 10, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Softball America
Topic: Learned something last night
Replies: 0
Views: 57

Learned something last night

I learned something last night as a scorekeeper. Situation: 1 out, runners on first and 3rd. Batter hits a fly ball to left field, runner on 3rd tags up and scores. Runner on 1st had gone half-way to 2nd on the hit, and was returning to first when the throw came to first base and the defender steppe...
by blouderback
Tue Apr 30, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Softball America
Topic: Overthrows from the outfield
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: Overthrows from the outfield

LOL! No thanks. What's that saying about not wanting to join any club who would have me as a member? I wouldn't want to umpire in a league that has players like me.
by blouderback
Mon Apr 29, 2019 5:05 pm
Forum: Softball America
Topic: Overthrows from the outfield
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: Overthrows from the outfield

Besides, slander must be spoken. So if anything it would be libel, but it isn't that either.
by blouderback
Mon Apr 29, 2019 4:28 pm
Forum: Softball America
Topic: Overthrows from the outfield
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: Overthrows from the outfield

No slander. I didn't name the umpire. As I mentioned, the call went in our favor. But, it was wrong, I THINK. I like to see the rules applied correctly.

Am i correct in my interpretation of the rule?
by blouderback
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Softball America
Topic: Overthrows from the outfield
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: Overthrows from the outfield

When I explained his error to him, he insisted that he was correct in awarding the runner from 1st base "2 bases", 3rd and home. He incorrectly assumed that 2 bases are awarded from the point where the runner is WHEN THE BALL GOES OUT OF PLAY, not at the point of the THROW. BTW, the mistake was made...
by blouderback
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Softball America
Topic: Overthrows from the outfield
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Re: Overthrows from the outfield

The problem is,twice this past Sunday (2 different games) the umpire awarded 3 bases to the runner on first.
by blouderback
Sun Apr 28, 2019 6:42 pm
Forum: Softball America
Topic: Overthrows from the outfield
Replies: 9
Views: 205

Overthrows from the outfield

Correct me if I am wrong, but the rule is: .All throws from the outfield that go out of play are treated the same as second throw from the infield. That is, the ball is dead and all runners, including the batter-runner, are awarded two bases from the time of the throw. Emphasis on FROM THE TIME OF T...
by blouderback
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Softball America
Topic: U Make The Call
Replies: 9
Views: 627

Re: U Make The Call

But I'll take a wild ass guess anyway:
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by blouderback
Tue Feb 26, 2019 8:13 am
Forum: Softball America
Topic: U Make The Call
Replies: 9
Views: 627

Re: U Make The Call

Cant answer until an official softball rulebook is made available to us.
by blouderback
Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Softball America
Topic: Scorekeepers for 2019 Season
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Re: Scorekeepers for 2019 Season

Wee hoo! Thanks!
by blouderback
Wed Feb 13, 2019 10:55 am
Forum: Softball America
Topic: Scorekeepers for 2019 Season
Replies: 6
Views: 483

Re: Scorekeepers for 2019 Season

Maybe it's time to give the scorekeepers a raise? You might get some more takers at say, $10 a game. Asking for a friend....
by blouderback
Wed Jan 23, 2019 8:39 am
Forum: Softball America
Topic: Proposed Housing Development at Quarry
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Proposed Housing Development at Quarry

From a friend who attended the meeting last night: "The softball field remains! But it will be surrounded by 90 carriage homes and 30 single family homes. Adding an additional 300 or so people with virtually zero impact to services, water, traffic.... you get the idea! Btw: the are planning to sell ...
by blouderback
Tue Jan 08, 2019 11:01 am
Forum: Softball America
Topic: Proposed Housing Development at Quarry
Replies: 6
Views: 561

Re: Proposed Housing Development at Quarry

Where did you see the notice for this meeting? I can't seem to find anything on the internets.
by blouderback
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Softball America
Topic: League Schedules Fall 2018
Replies: 10
Views: 2310

Re: League Schedules Fall 2018

Screw it! Tee shirts for EVERYONE!
by blouderback
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:52 pm
Forum: Administrative
Topic: FIX THIS RULE! (please)
Replies: 77
Views: 3639

Re: FIX THIS RULE! (please)

OK.
by blouderback
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Administrative
Topic: FIX THIS RULE! (please)
Replies: 77
Views: 3639

Re: FIX THIS RULE! (please)

IMHO, the fact that the ball must be catchable is moot. If the catcher is in the vicinity of the plate, and he/she has the right to be there (not blocking the plate), AND the ball arrives just before/after or at the same time as the runner, it shouldn't matter if it's catchable. We're trying to prot...
by blouderback
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Administrative
Topic: FIX THIS RULE! (please)
Replies: 77
Views: 3639

Re: FIX THIS RULE! (please)

I just want the rule to be more clear, because I feel that umpires are not applying it consistently. Some people say the ball has to be catchable, some say not. I don't care that much either way, let's just make the rule clear.

P.S. Kristen, it's not BS.
by blouderback
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Administrative
Topic: FIX THIS RULE! (please)
Replies: 77
Views: 3639

Re: FIX THIS RULE! (please)

sixofdiamonds wrote:
Fri Nov 16, 2018 10:08 am
I give up.
Don't give up! Just add the word "catchable" to the rule as I suggested a while back.
by blouderback
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:57 am
Forum: Administrative
Topic: FIX THIS RULE! (please)
Replies: 77
Views: 3639

Re: FIX THIS RULE! (please)

Respectfully, we're trying to protect the catcher and the runner. Why would we care where the ball is? If the catcher is "in the vicinity" of the plate, and has a right to be "in the vicinity" (not blocking it), then the rule should apply regardless if the ball is catchable or not. This is how the r...

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