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basejester last won the day on August 13 2016

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    workforce management nerd
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    Little League up to age 18
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  1. If we leave the ball live, then one of these things are likely to happen: nothing (in which case it doesn't matter) The defense believes incorrectly that the ball is dead and a runner advances The offense believes incorrectly that the ball is dead a runner is picked off The chances of anything relevant happening that doesn't cause a SH*#storm is very low.
  2. Cleaning the plate with the ball live is dipping the stick in the SH*# and picking it up by the wrong end.
  3. I'm stingy with time-outs. It doesn't have anything to do with keeping the game going. It's to be fair.
  4. The announcers have no idea what would have happened if it was overturned.
  5. In the Major Division, the pitcher doesn't have to stop at all. 8.05 - With a runner or runners on base, it is an illegal pitch – Major/Minor League [a balk in Intermediate (50-70) Division/Junior/Senior League] when - . . . (m) Intermediate (50-70) Division/Junior/Senior League only: The pitcher delivers the pitch from the set position without coming to a stop. NOTE 1: Little League (Major) and Minor League - 8.05(l) and 8.05(m) shall not be enforced at any time.
  6. basejester

    LL Rules Question

    I've been to Congress but i can't claim to know to how anybody within Little League International thinks about this. I can wildly speculate, though. There's a rule that prohibits intentionally committing illegal pitches in order to walk batters. So, at least one time, at least somebody thought intentional walks were a bad thing for Little League baseball. Maybe they don't want to see a pitcher walk three guys to get to that substitute at the bottom of the order. Maybe they want the stud to get his chance to hit. I'm guessing this is a compromise between people with opposing viewpoints and makes no cohesive sense as an individual's opinion.
  7. I don't call NFHS. I do have a 2016 rulebook, and this language does not appear in 2-13-5: (In NFHS) Your infielders are designated by the position you assign them in the line up, not where they stand on the field. I took that as your interpretation. Does it appear in newer rule books or some other place?
  8. That interpretation leads to some absurd outcomes. If a manager designates the people who play within the infield as outfielders (and consider this designation authoritative), then they would be free to let pop flies in the infield drop to get a double-play. Base awards also become weird. Why not accept, "The players who play left field, right field and center field are out-fielders," as a literal common sense definition and rule accordingly?
  9. basejester

    AAA leading early

    You're essentially asking, "How does my league's local rule work?" We don't know.
  10. I think surely he could find a more subtle way to put a finger on the scale than this.
  11. At the risk of giving PU way too much credit, maybe he was really focused on the location of the pitch because it was a borderline strike.
  12. Ejection means suspension from the next played game in both the regular-season and the tournament under Little League rules.
  13. I've had something like that, when the catcher stood up to receive a pitch heading toward my face. I missed a full swing and had to go to my partner. I'm guessing that the base umpire in this video wasn't paying attention.
  14. When there are two balls in play, scores count as two runs. Source: Extrapolated from pinball
  15. It does not. It also hadn't yet met the required verbal component, in this case, of specifying which of the two runners. The pitcher certainly could have walked up to the plate and done the appeal. I assume people would agree that hitting her with the bat would warrant a penalty.
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