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by sixofdiamonds
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:10 pm
Forum: Important Announcements
Topic: Eddie Requirements / Shorthanded vs. Being in Default
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Views: 217

Eddie Requirements / Shorthanded vs. Being in Default

Shorthanded When a team plays a game with less than the required number of eddies, three things occur: 1) All eddies must play a position other than catcher 2) The team can field not more than 9 3) A batting out must be taken for each required eddie missing from the line-up Being in Default When a t...
by sixofdiamonds
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:09 pm
Forum: Important Announcements
Topic: Calling For 'Time' During A Game
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Views: 253

Calling For 'Time' During A Game

Calling time while a game is in progress is somewhat of a misnomer. A player, coach, or manager cannot call time, they can only request that they be granted time. The only person in the game that can call time is the umpire. The next time you holler out, ‘time’, remember you are only asking for time...
by sixofdiamonds
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:08 pm
Forum: Important Announcements
Topic: Asking/Getting Help From An Umpire
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Views: 248

Asking/Getting Help From An Umpire

When 2 or more umpires are working a game and there is reasonable doubt that an umpire decision was the correct one, a manager, and only a manager, may make an appeal to the umpire that made the call and only the umpire that made the call. The manager's job at that point is to raise reasonable doubt...
by sixofdiamonds
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Important Announcements
Topic: Line-up Changes
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Views: 252

Line-up Changes

As long as a manager is timely with respect to handing in their line-up before the start of the game, the scorekeeper will most likely allow changes to the line-up. However, once the first pitch is thrown, a line-up can only change via legal player substitution or the addition/movement of a late-arr...
by sixofdiamonds
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:07 pm
Forum: Important Announcements
Topic: Saturday Make-ups
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Views: 242

Saturday Make-ups

Everyone in the league, and even those not in the league, (significant others, parents, bosses) love the structure and organization of Softball America. You can almost set your watch by when the games start and when they end. A player can easily guarantee his/her boss he/she will be into work at 5:0...
by sixofdiamonds
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: Important Announcements
Topic: Eddie Requirements / Batting Outs
Replies: 0
Views: 259

Eddie Requirements / Batting Outs

There are 2 very distinct instances with regard to eddie requirements where a batting out is to be taken by a team. The first is when a team fails to meet eddie requirements. In this instance, a team is to take a batting out for each infraction. In other words, if the team is short an eddie, the tea...
by sixofdiamonds
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:03 pm
Forum: Important Announcements
Topic: Batting Outs / Last Out in the Last Inning
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Views: 234

Batting Outs / Last Out in the Last Inning

The league rules have been amended to reflect a 3rd exception to when a batting is passed over in the last inning of the game. ENDING THE GAME: A batting out shall not be taken if it is the last out of the last inning of the game. In that instance, the batting is passed over without penalty. EXCEPTI...
by sixofdiamonds
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:02 pm
Forum: Important Announcements
Topic: Player Injury
Replies: 0
Views: 267

Player Injury

League rules as they relate to skipping an injured player's at-bat have been amended to include any player needed to assist the injured player, i.e., ride to the hospital. PLAYER INJURY: If a team has chosen to start all roster players leaving no roster subs on the bench and one of the players gets ...
by sixofdiamonds
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:01 pm
Forum: Important Announcements
Topic: Designated Eddie Rule / Subs
Replies: 0
Views: 249

Designated Eddie Rule / Subs

We had a rules situation last week in one of our coed leagues. Here is what happened... A team with a designated eddie (de) was short one of their female eddies. They had 1 male eddie (me), 2 female eddies (fe), and 1 designated eddie (de). By definition a (de) is any male eddie who can no longer pl...
by sixofdiamonds
Wed Nov 22, 2017 1:00 pm
Forum: Important Announcements
Topic: Offensive Stat Categories
Replies: 0
Views: 263

Offensive Stat Categories

APP = Plate Appearances. This is the total plate appearances for the player (at-bats + walks + sacrifice flies) OBP = On Base Percentage (sometimes referred to as On Base Average 'OBA'). This is a measure of how often a batter reaches base for any reason other than a fielding error, fielder's choice...
by sixofdiamonds
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: Important Announcements
Topic: Leaving Base Early Rule Clarification
Replies: 0
Views: 287

Leaving Base Early Rule Clarification

Per league rules... Base runners cannot leave the base until the batter makes contact with the ball - fair or foul. If the base runner attempts to gain an advantage by leaving the base before batter contact, or on a check swing or miss, that runner will be called out. A base runner shall NOT be call...
by sixofdiamonds
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:57 pm
Forum: Important Announcements
Topic: Altered Equipment
Replies: 0
Views: 799

Altered Equipment

Altered Equipment Amateur Softball Association Press Release Oklahoma City, OK— In response to many questions from the softball community about heating, cooling and other devices used to alter equipment, the Amateur Softball Association would like to remind all players, coaches, parents, tournament ...
by sixofdiamonds
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:56 pm
Forum: Important Announcements
Topic: Alcohol Consumption
Replies: 0
Views: 331

Alcohol Consumption

Per league rules... The consumption of alcohol while playing, or on the player’s bench , is strictly prohibited. Umpires will warn, then eject. Blatant league-wide disregard of this rule has become apparent. An old and very wise saying goes like this, "You don't know what you've got 'til it's gone"....
by sixofdiamonds
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:54 pm
Forum: Important Announcements
Topic: Assaulting/Threatening A League Official
Replies: 0
Views: 205

Assaulting/Threatening A League Official

The charges for a physical attack on an official of a sporting event in the state of Pennsylvania can range as follows… (a) Aggravated battery, from a second-degree felony to a first-degree felony. (b) Aggravated assault, from a third-degree felony to a second-degree felony. (c) Battery, from a firs...
by sixofdiamonds
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:53 pm
Forum: Important Announcements
Topic: ASA Re-Entry Rule
Replies: 0
Views: 186

ASA Re-Entry Rule

Rule 4, Sec 5 RE-ENTRY. A. Any player may be substituted and re-entered once, providing players occupy the same batting positions whenever in the line-up. B. Players may not re-enter a second time. The starting player and their substitute may not be in the line-up at the same time. C. If a player re...
by sixofdiamonds
Wed Nov 22, 2017 12:51 pm
Forum: Important Announcements
Topic: Illegal Players
Replies: 0
Views: 184

Illegal Players

Effective for the 2015 softball season and beyond, the penalty for managers who use a non-roster sub under the name of a roster sub will increase from a 2-game suspension to 3 games. Additionally, the non-roster sub who participates in the ruse will receive the same 3-game suspension. Softball Ameri...
by sixofdiamonds
Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Administrative
Topic: Forum Registration
Replies: 0
Views: 1309

Forum Registration

To participate in forum topics, apply for membership and approval to post. It's simple to do. Click the Register button on the top right side of the forum home page or click here . Fill out a User Name, Email Address, Password, and Real Name. Anonymous posting is prohibited so a real name is require...
by sixofdiamonds
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Important Announcements
Topic: Conduct Unbecoming
Replies: 368
Views: 11497

Re: Conduct Unbecoming

June 27th, 2008, 2:39 pm Aaron Sachs (Priapus, Thursday Mens) has been issued a mandatory 1 game suspension as a result of a game ejection on 06/26/08 for arguing balls and strikes. This suspension is effective immediately. Suspended players are prohibited from attending the game or being on the bal...
by sixofdiamonds
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Important Announcements
Topic: Conduct Unbecoming
Replies: 368
Views: 11497

Re: Conduct Unbecoming

June 22nd, 2008, 2:48 pm Tony Fischetti (Diamond Dogs, Sunday Men's) has been issued a mandatory 1 game suspension as a result of a game ejection on 06/22/08 for using a restricted 'hot' bat. The Mizuno Orange Crush can only be used in Softball America by females and coed league male eddies over 64 ...
by sixofdiamonds
Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Important Announcements
Topic: Conduct Unbecoming
Replies: 368
Views: 11497

Re: Conduct Unbecoming

June 22nd, 2008, 2:30 pm Jerry Dylinksi (Holloywood Tans, Sunday Mens) has been issued a mandatory 1 game suspension as a result of a game ejection on 06/22/08 for arguing balls and strikes. This suspension is effective immediately. Suspended players are prohibited from attending the game or being o...

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