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  2. Richvee

    High School Pitching Rules

    ??? ,..So you do use NFHS in CT?
  3. gnhbua93

    High School Pitching Rules

    False information, I moved to Connecticut in the Fall of 2006, started with the HS association in 2007 and we have ever have use the NFHS set of rules. So that reporter needs to do a better research before writing a piece. That's how the messes created by the press start.
  4. BT_Blue

    Pitch count question

    Well that now makes sense why there are so many "out of the blue" pitching changes.
  5. Jimurray

    BOO Power Point

    Of course you know it. But are you prepared to have exploding heads in your presentation?
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  7. Thatsnotyou

    Ebay finds

    For a hat. https://www.ebay.com/itm/MLB-Umpire-Cap-New/192795244713?hash=item2ce37df8a9:g:OcIAAOSwXyBcQeTn
  8. Senor Azul

    Pitch count question

    2017 Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) Approved Baseball Pitch Count Rule Frequently Asked Questions Will a pitcher be able to complete an at bat regardless of the pitch count? A pitcher is not allowed to exceed the highest pitch count limit. If close to the limit, the pitcher must either be replaced prior to the batter stepping up to the plate or during the at-bat. Will umpires back up the pitch count? It is not the responsibility of the umpires to enforce the pitching rule and umpires will not mediate pitch counts. All concerns about pitch counts need to be addressed by the league. What is the penalty if a pitcher exceeds the maximum daily limit? Violations of the pitch count rule are considered in the same manner as a school using an ineligible player. The pitcher becomes ineligible to pitch when the maximum daily limit is reached. If the maximum daily limit is exceeded, the pitcher is ineligible and the contest will be forfeited. The offending team may appeal.
  9. BT_Blue

    Pitch count question

    Not 100% sure mind you. But I believe that Washington allows a pitcher to end an at bat even though the number has been reached.
  10. Senor Azul

    High School Pitching Rules

    The following text is from an online article written by Jim Halley of USA TODAY High School Sports dated March 5, 2017. “The National Federation of State High School Associations in July (2016) mandated that participating state associations enact pitch-count limits, and 44 state high school associations have since done so. Four states — Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota and Idaho — do not sanction baseball, so no limits were passed. Massachusetts and Connecticut do not follow NFHS rules.” I would like to know if it is still true that four states do not sanction baseball and what exactly that means. I would also like to know if Massachusetts and Connecticut still do not follow NFHS rules.
  11. umpstu

    West Vest customization

    It is not a belly. Proper terminology is Fat Muscle.
  12. Yesterday
  13. Senor Azul

    Pitch count question

    It turns out that the Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) has the same penalty for a violation of the pitching policy-- OHSAA Baseball Pitch Count Regulation Approved for 2017 January 19, 2017 COLUMBUS, Ohio – Details for a nationally-mandated pitch count restriction in high school baseball were approved Thursday by the Ohio High School Athletic Association Board of Directors at its January meeting. Last year, the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) informed all states that they were required to have a pitch count limit instead of a regulation based on innings pitched over a certain number of days. Previously in Ohio high school baseball, a pitcher could pitch up to 10 innings in a three-day span. Each state was tasked with determining its own regulation. The new OHSAA pitch count regulation calls for a maximum of 125 pitches permitted in a day, and contains several other details such as the number of days required between pitching appearances based on the number of pitches thrown. The regulation approved Thursday replaces OHSAA baseball regulation 1.7, which was approved last year and indicated that details for the pitch count regulation would be finalized in January. Regulation 1.76) Any player pitching during a period in which rest is required is considered to be pitching as an ineligible player. Note: Any victorious contest in which an ineligible player is participating will result in forfeiture of the contest.
  14. Senor Azul

    Pitch count question

    Mr. Fatcity, the pitching restrictions do vary state-by-state because the NFHS delegates the authority to each state to set its own pitching policy— 2018 NFHS rule 6-1 ART. 6 . . . Each state association shall have a pitching restriction policy based on the number of pitches thrown to afford pitchers a required rest period between pitching appearances. And you are right about the penalty for violation of the rule in the state of Washington being a forfeit—at least it was as of February 2017— From the Washington Interscholastic Activities Association (WIAA) 2017 What is the penalty if a pitcher exceeds the maximum daily limit? Violations of the pitch count rule are considered in the same manner as a school using an ineligible player. The pitcher becomes ineligible to pitch when the maximum daily limit is reached. If the maximum daily limit is exceeded, the pitcher is ineligible and the contest will be forfeited. The offending team may appeal.
  15. BT_Blue

    Pitch count question

    I do not know. Even though I work games in Washington (Evergreen what up!) What part of the state are you in? This is one of those where we have been instructed to continue calling the game. Make note of it at the time of the possible infraction. And send a report to our assignor.
  16. MadMax

    Pitch count question

    Alternatively, if this is a tournament using NFHS (Fed) Rules as a foundation or base, then enforcement and penalty varies per tournament. Example: If the state of Arizona has a Fed limit on pitches for AIA High School games, and we have a USA Baseball or Triple Crown or SouthWest Wood Bat tournament underway, then we are adhering to the pitching restrictions and limits of that tournament. The fact that it is played within Arizona doesn't override the tournament. Enforcements and penalties need to be inquired of the Tournament Director(s) (and not to be arbitrarily enforced / declared by the umpires).
  17. MadMax

    West Vest customization

    From a company who near-as-can-tell refuses to modify, improve, progress said chest protector over the past 20 years, and is stealing umpire's money relying on this: ... being seen in 85% of a televised baseball game broadcast. Bravo on your mod, @NicNag... too bad that a WV Gold doesn't have you in mind when and how produced. #ThinkBetter
  18. scrounge

    Pitch count question

    Indeed, this is entirely state-dependent. Edited to add: in OH, we have no umpire involvement in this issue whatsoever...we don't keep track, we don't enforce, we don't report. If a team thinks there's been a violation, they take it up with the state on their own.
  19. Guest

    Pitch count question

    Cannot seem to find answer in Fed Rules or Case Book. If F1 pitches to a new batter after already reaching the state assoc. limit is he now considered an ineligible player? Some states (Washington) call for a forfeit, might the penalty vary state to state? Thanks
  20. Guest

    Hit batter

    Thanks!
  21. yawetag

    Hit batter

    In general, softball rules allow an available substitute to take over the at-bat, with the count of the current batter (2-2 in this situation). There is a chance, however, that there wasn't an available substitute or the league has league-specific rules on this situation.
  22. Guest

    Hit batter

    Umpire question: Ladies Sr Softball (15yo female) - Batter swings at pitched ball and ball hits hands. Strike 2. Count now is 2-2. Unfortunately the young woman is unable to play on due to pain. She was called out. Is this correct? Could another batter have substituted this batter and inherit the count? Thanks!
  23. lawump

    BOO Power Point

    Yup.
  24. lawump

    Ball Stuck in Glove...Lodged?

    I haven't read this whole thread. However, this was sent from the NFHS to all states this week: Ball in glove (2-9-1, 5-1-1) With the change of interpretation by the NFHS Baseball Rules Committee, CB 2.9.1 Situation D: No longer will the ball be immediately dead when a ball is "lodged" in a player's glove. The player may take his glove, with the ball in it, and toss it to another fielder to record a force out at the base. CB 5.1.1 Situations Q and R should be removed. They are no longer valid.
  25. Jimurray

    BOO Power Point

    Yes, the only place you can find that in the OBR rulebook is Rule 6.03 (b)(7) Comment, Approved Ruling for play 6. It's also confirmed in MLBUM/MiBUM. I had a similar sit happen in a rec ball game but the offensive coach came out before a pitch to B7 and confessed to BOO and wanted me to call B6 out so he could bat B7. I told him I couldn't do that without a defensive appeal and he would have to leave B7 at bat. He walked off confused and the defense, remember Rec ball, was clueless and didn't appeal anything during the at bat. Edited to add: Of course, if appealed properly B6 would not be the one called out but I didn't want to extend the conversation with the coach any further.
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  27. spiffdawg7

    Ball Stuck in Glove...Lodged?

    @lawump Is this intended to be a change, or should we go with the rule as written?
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