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Everything posted by Gfoley4

  1. that's very common for USSSA tournaments in my neck of the woods.
  2. Catch/no catch in regional

    Didn't see this anywhere, surprised it wasn't discussed.
  3. Called out or safe

    Disregarding a too quick "out" call, the fielder who made the tag must keep the ball in his glove securely. Unless the other fielder was able to tag the runner and also gain possession, sounds like safe to me.
  4. dem's the rules, although I'm curious if you guys call this in youth OBR based games. I know Cal Ripken hasn't updated their verbiage in their rulebook to include the part about announcing the windup, but technically it would still be an issue in the USSSA games for tournaments.
  5. Transfer/drop

    Yes, that’s what I meant. Shouldn’t have used “placed”
  6. Transfer/drop

    Once the batter-runner, goes into the dugout he’s out for abandonment. This removes the force on the other runners. So it’s 2 outs, and runners are placed wherever they ended up.
  7. Had a pitcher in a game start in the windup, and simply pivot his pivot foot to start his motion, with no movement of the free foot. Is this legal? All codes.
  8. NFHS Jewelry

    you didn't explain the frugality of calling balks!
  9. Balk? Fake to third, fake to first...

    I can't even picture it in my head... seems like a tangle of legs and arms for a RHP to be able to do that still while still engaging
  10. Does run count

  11. Advancing retreating runner

    The quick “jab step” move when the pivot foot moves but it’s in front of rubber is still considered to be on the rubber. So if the ball goes out of play on this it’s only a one base award. Furthermore, as this is considered from the rubber the pitcher must complete the throw.

    It’s nothing new. You’ll find that observation in https://sabr.org/research/observations-umpires-work
  13. Runners advancing on throw into dugout

    Yep, just remember that if it’s the first play by an infielder, it’s two bases from time of pitch. In this situation, it’s not the first play because the first baseman stepped on first. Now it’s two bases from time of throw.
  14. Catchers Mask

    That’s only listed for “Cal Ripken divisions” Seems fine for Babe Ruth
  15. Question about controversial play

    Haha, same. I was PU and all I could do was just chuckle a little after all the fans are yelling “ITS DEAD!!”
  16. Easy to second guess, but would a better position be rotating into fair territory behind the catcher? https://instagram.com/p/BisPPOjlqtG/
  17. Safety Base

    So you’re saying they appealed after he came back and was standing on the base? If so, that’s wrong. If he missed it and they appealed before he came back, yes he’s out. Also, interesting that you use double bags on Major. In my neck of the woods we only have them for rookie and minor
  18. http://mediadownloads.mlb.com/mlbam/mp4/2018/05/12/2034333283/1526103049821/asset_1200K.mp4
  19. Detached equipment

  20. The rare 4-3 count

  21. Balk?

    Yes, someone will no doubtly have the official interp for you, but it’s something like “the fielder must have a chance to make a play on the runner” It’s not a balk if the first baseman is not covering the base and the throw goes directly to the base where he’s not. Third base is is considered the same thing as first base in OBR, so it’s judgment. In high school and NCAA that would be legal.
  22. https://mediadownloads.mlb.com/mlbam/mp4/2018/05/06/2015781683/1525644372183/asset_2500K.mp4
  23. https://mediadownloads.mlb.com/mlbam/mp4/2018/05/05/2010736983/1525562331852/asset_2500K.mp4
  24. USSSA Injured played

    Hmm, yeah I'm not sure of the official interpretation of this with a continuous batting order. When I do Babe Ruth Cal Ripken League games and this happens, I usually just have the player who last made an out go out and run. This is usually in low stakes "regular season" games and I've never had a coach complain, so maybe someone else know a better ruling for a "higher stakes" game. When I did the state and regional tournaments, we never covered a situation like this because every team uses a 9 or 10 man lineup.