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scrounge last won the day on April 4

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  1. Oh, I gotcha.....I'm much less familiar with softball around the state, but here in Central OH, yes they are the same. Which is fine by me - sure, they generally (but not always) get done early, but they have to put up with that incessant, non-stop chanting. Keep it.
  2. Very similar, it's been awhile, so long that I feel like a newbie! Between the horrendousness of the past year and the rise of the facebook forums, haven't been around too much but it's nice to return to the stability and continuity - and sanity - of U-E.
  3. Is that even an umpire? Looks like just a dude helping out. Either way, who cares, he's at least doing something to get those little kids playing. Why do they even need umpires for this level of game anyway? It's one step above t-ball.
  4. No, many areas are higher than here in central OH. In fact, nearly all of them. The conferences just west of here, in the Springfield/Dayton area, are at 65 for varsity. Some north near Ada are 70. We are blessed with lots and lots of schools in a relatively close area - but our fees are the pits. And all the local conferences have banded together to set one flat rate (illegally IMO, but that's a different post).
  5. No, the runner was forced to advance and was put out before the force was removed. It makes no difference if the runner is out by being tagged or the ball thrown to third, it was a force out. No runs can score, and when the runner from 3rd touches the plate is immaterial.
  6. Outside of NYC and Detroit and a couple other localized places, it never really was threatened. Quite the opposite actually, elective surgeries and diagnostic procedures have to be one of the first things reinstated, immediately. Not only are a LOT of people going without needed care and missing needed things, but also for the financial health of hospitals and health systems. How will they be there for a potential 2nd wave if bankrupt or forced to lay staff (as has already happened in places)? And really, # of cases is a fairly useless metric at this point given the shocking lack of testi
  7. This is an uncomfortable thought, and one people try not to admit but implicitly accept all the time, but at some point, some level of risk - and yes, death - has to be acceptable. People recoil at the mention - but if we really held that even one life was worth saving, then speed limits would be 10 mph and cars would be tanks. Drunk driving deaths are way down right now - is that an argument to stay like this? Of course not, it's absurd. It's equally absurd to take that argument to its absurd limits and open things up willy nilly without the proper testing, tracing, and localized isolation in
  8. Oh, there's plenty of oldsters not doing what's needed either. Stupidity is ageless.
  9. while it would be a great bit of charity to allow them to keep it, it is supposed to be reimbursement for expenses that won't be incurred, so I can't get too outrageously outraged over this one.
  10. That was their initial strategy, a mitigation approach, but they changed abruptly to a suppression approach like we and everyone else are doing once that study came out this week.
  11. Actually, I like it. It's not only clear, but rational to me from the POV of preserving the general principle that no runs score after a 3rd out is made. And if any team is so incredibly stupid as to find themselves in this situation? They deserve what they get.
  12. Or just use a rule code that's already written for minors in the first place...
  13. I think it's an asinine move, and hope that it never sees the light of day in NFHS.
  14. Ok, you die on your hill, I'll die on mine. And you're not sorry, no need to say it if not true.
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