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  2. Mr. Sanjay Arwade, as Mr. Rich Ives so succinctly put it there is no such rule. So is it possible that there is simply a misunderstanding here? Perhaps what you were told is that it is permissible for the pitcher to step laterally in his delivery motion (i.e., can step instead of must step to the side). Little League rules are based on Official Baseball Rules (OBR). It used to be in OBR that it was prohibited for a pitcher to start with his free foot off to the side of the rubber or to step to the side during his delivery motion. They changed that rule in 2006 or 2007 but I don’t think Little League ever felt the need to amend the rule—I guess LL is not concerned about the step of a pitcher’s free foot because runners don’t take leads and so it couldn’t be a balk.
  3. Let's be honest... this single thread should be one of the ones that never dies. Also.... sweet rig!
  4. Ha. I call a high school zone for the men's league and they compliment me on my zone. Of course we're in different parts of the country.
  5. This is what all you old guys tell me used to be an FYC. Too bad for iPhones these days, or I would use it
  6. Jesus Christ - give the crew chief a microphone so the PAYING fans and viewers can be told what the F*#K is going on.
  7. Do you play, coach, or umpire?
  8. Ken Kaiser was a douchebag and Exhibit A to why MLB accepted all the umps' resignations in '99.
  9. Gawd I hate this. I'll blow this ump's mind by turning right and then going to second.
  10. If you consider the batter a forced runner then the rest is moot...he's a forced runner who got out before reaching his required base. Whether RLI, or U3K, he's a "runner"...and he must reach first base....he's got no choice in the matter if he wants to be safe. Where the rule needs the specific batter/runner mention is for a fly ball...because a b/r typically reaches first before a fly ball is caught. A forced runner can also be out by INT, going off the baseline, missed base appeal, etc. Doesn't matter because it's covered as a forced runner put out before reaching his next base.
  11. First you get the money, then you get the power....then you get the women.
  12. Play, coach, or umpire. Which of the 3 do you do?
  13. Nobody, as in nobody, would go for this. 1) Slows down the runner going for two; 2) The dirt isn't the same in every park.
  14. Definitely a FYC right there, if I am Phillips, I’m not swinging at any pitches that at-bat. Never seen a mid-pitch before either!
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  17. It isn't there because it isn't a rule.
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    Little League windup step

    Little League Rule 8.01 (a) states that from the windup a pitcher can step back with the free foot to initiate the windup. But I am being told that the step must be to the side. This is LL Majors level. What's the deal? If the side-step is the rule, where is it in the rule book? Sanjay Arwade Amherst, Mass.
  19. is not consistent with That does not say that any move or step towards second is an attempt.
  20. I don’t know what levels Mr. flyingron works but if it includes high school then he could be right. Please note that the current FED rule 8-2-7 uses the language “does not attempt or feint an advance.” ART. 7 . . . A batter-runner who reaches first base safely and then overruns or overslides may immediately return without liability of being put out provided he does not attempt or feint an advance to second. 2018 NFHS Baseball Rules Interpretations SITUATION 1: With a runner on second base and one out, the batter attempts to check his swing on a 3-2 count. As the pitch skips by the catcher, the batter takes off for first base. The plate umpire eventually checks with the base umpire as to whether the batter checked his swing (in which case it would be ball four) or if the batter did swing at the pitch (in which case it would be strike three). As the batter runs through first base, the base umpire answers the plate umpire by announcing that the batter did not swing, that he successfully checked his swing. The catcher throws the ball to the first baseman, who tags the batter as he directly returns to first base. RULING: The batter is not out. A batter-runner who reaches first base safely and then overruns or overslides may immediately return without liability of being put out provided he does not attempt or feint an advance to second. This applies to base hits as well as a base on balls. (8-2-7)
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  22. In a State LL Juniors Allstar Game last summer, I was U-2 with bases loaded. Infield fly dropped between pitcher and F-6 on a muffed catch, I physically and verbally called the infield fly. A CF was fixing to unfold as players, coaches, and fans for both teams started screaming all sorts of nonsense. So, I repeated the "Infield fly, batter's out, batter's out!" call loudly two more times, emphatically hammering the out each time. Everyone finally dialed a clue before a CF developed. In the OP situation, the cluster happened so quickly after the ball dropped, that I don't blame U-3 for not emphatically repeating the call. In my sitch (and I assume most of our games), if a cluster had ensued and I had not emphatically and vociferously repeated the call, I think that would have been on me.
  23. You are incorrect. The RIM specifically says that the appeal out in the OP is a force out--when a missed base is a forced base, the force cannot be removed (unless the runner corrects the infraction.) Since both outs 2 and 3 would nullify the run, it doesn't matter the order.
  24. This is incorrect. There has to be an attempt to go to second, which is judgment. A step in itself may or may not be an attempt, and it is possible to step towards second or turn left and have it not be an attempt.
  25. Depends what you mean by "turn left." Any move toward second is considered as an attempt to go there rather than returning first under the overrun rule. If steps toward second, he loses the overrun protection. If he's just turning 180 degrees to go back to first, it doesn't matter which way he rotates.
  26. A player on my team hit a ground ball. He ran thru first base into RF. When he was coming back to the base he turned left (toward 2nd base) to walk back to 1st base. The pitcher than ran from the mound and tagged him out and the ump called him out. Is this the correct call ?
  27. I am not sure if I’m following the last sentence of your response properly. Suppose with loaded bases and a ground ball to the first baseman who steps on first (retiring the BR)before the runner from first is anywhere near second, and now this same runner misses second on his way to 3rd due to a wild throw, If this runner is out on appeal and it’s the third out, any runs scored ahead of him will count because his out is NOT a force out. Again, if I’m not following your last statement properly I apologize. Also my only concern here is OBR, nothing else
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