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  1. automatic double, no difference between codes I believe
  2. under high school rules (or others with no "in the act of fielding" provision), this would be obstruction, correct?
  3. I believe the call on the field was an out (after discussion with the home plate umpire). I would say he got part of the base, but after review I guess they thought he didn't. I don't believe possible obstruction is a factor in review as well
  4. is this really a balk though? Sure it looks so weird that I bet no coach would argue and there would be the same result either way, but just curious.
  5. don't know what the official mechanics are but starting a few years ago some U2 in MLB will set up in a "very deep C", where they are on the edge of the infield dirt, to the left of 2nd base. then they'll come in straight towards the bag for the steal or double play chance
  6. Gfoley4

    3rd strike

    batter hits a line drive to the second baseman, he scoops it clean on a hop... is the batter out? Same rule applies, this is an uncaught third strike and the batter may try for first.
  7. never heard of anything regarding courtesy runners not being able to run past first. it's purely a dead ball substitution.
  8. might be a HTBT, but sounds like nothing would be correct. If the pitcher had possession of the ball and was just attempting a tag, play on.
  9. Incorrect ruling, you can be out of the basepath only when the team is attempting a tag on that runner. A runner may be ruled out for abandoning their effort to run the bases, but it is usually only applied in baseball when the runner enters the dugout or clearly runs across the field thinking they're out. But googling the ASA softball rulebook, they seem to state the runner would have to reach the dugout to be ruled out. Edit: correct->incorrect *
  10. yes this is good rule to have 100% down, it comes up a decent amount in levels where they've just introduced the D3K at that level. OBR or OBR based rules such as Babe Ruth League: Leaving the "dirt circle" around home plate = OUT FED: entering dugout = OUT
  11. Enjoying seeing pictures of the people teams are using as umpires in scrimmages. He might be onto something here with that padding.
  12. Gfoley4

    dead ball

    OBR ruling. "A batter is out when..."
  13. Gfoley4

    Appeal timing

    Regarding this play, I seem to have gotten in an argument in the comment section. My understand is that F5 could have simply stepped on third base and made clear that he was appealing the missed base, and the runner would have been out right there. Is this correct? The alternative viewpoint seems to be that because this is not "relaxed action" an appeal could not have been made before the eventual rundown and tag out.
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