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  1. If I bought a ticket to that game, I would demand my money back.
  2. 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.
  3. Cleaning the plate with the ball live is dipping the stick in the SH*# and picking it up by the wrong end.
  4. I'm stingy with time-outs. It doesn't have anything to do with keeping the game going. It's to be fair.
  5. The announcers have no idea what would have happened if it was overturned.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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?
  9. 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?
  10. basejester

    AAA leading early

    You're essentially asking, "How does my league's local rule work?" We don't know.
  11. I think surely he could find a more subtle way to put a finger on the scale than this.
  12. 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.
  13. Ejection means suspension from the next played game in both the regular-season and the tournament under Little League rules.
  14. 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.
  15. When there are two balls in play, scores count as two runs. Source: Extrapolated from pinball
  16. 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.
  17. I had forgotten about that. Thank you. Appealing what percentage of the touches would be, in your opinion, a travesty?
  18. I don't exactly know why people in the Fed world haven't started doing this, but what's to stop the defense from saying, after every play, "I'd like to appeal each of the runners missed each of the bases," to the point that runners are essentially out as soon as the umpire noticed the miss (like that one crazy state does). Maybe that's OK with people? It's certainly not traditional.
  19. They had not lost the right to appeal. It's entirely possible that the yelling of instructions was lost in translation. I did not speak with the DA over the phone. Why do you think a pitch is necessary for batter INT?
  20. This only went as high as my DA. His argument was that, as the appeal had not yet been formally verbalized, nothing of consequence was hindered. So, do-over.
  21. Fair and foul territory isn't relevant. The rule says he's not in jeopardy if he "immediately returns," which in practice means as long as he doesn't make any movement to advance to second base. If the runner plants his foot and pushes toward second base, that's enough to put him in jeopardy. So, there's not enough information in your question to determine if the call was correct or not.
  22. Little League Softball Tournament Rules 3. PLAYING RULES . . . e. Twice a game but not more than one time per inning, a team may utilize a player who is not in the batting order as a special pinch-runner for any offensive player. A player may only be removed for a special pinch-runner one time during a game. The player for whom the pinch-runner runs is not subject to removal from the lineup. If the pinch-runner remains in the game as a substitute defensive or offensive player, the player may not be used again as a pinch-runner while in the batting order. However, if removed for another substitute that player or any player not in the line-up, is again eligible to be used as a pinch-runner 4 . PITCHING . . . d. A pitcher remaining in the game, but moving to a different position, can return as a pitcher anytime in the remainder of the game, but only once in the same inning as he/she was removed. 10. SUBSTITUTIONS/RE-ENTRY: This tournament rule replaces regular season Rule 3.03 (re-entry) for all levels of tournament play. a. If illness, injury, or the ejection of a player prevents a team from fielding nine (9) players, a player previously used in the lineup may be inserted, but only if there are no other eligible substitutes available. The opposing team manager shall select the player to re-enter the lineup. A player ejected from the game is not eligible for re-entry. b. Any player who has been removed for a substitute may re-enter the game in the SAME position in the batting order. c. A substitute entering the game for the first time may not be removed prior to completion of her/his mandatory play requirements. NOTE 1: See definitions in Rule 9(d) above on complying with this rule defensively and offensively. Tournament Rule 10(c) does not apply to Senior League. NOTE 2: A player who has met the mandatory play requirements, and is a pitcher at the time she/he is removed, may be removed for a substitute batter and re-enter the game as a pitcher once, provided the pitcher was not physically replaced on the pitcher’s plate.
  23. This sounds more like missing home, which is nothing without appeal, than passing. There's nothing specific to LL in contradiction to OBR involved.
  24. Those are the only two I listed. I mean 6.06(c) (2) specifically.
  25. This is how we ruled but were overturned during protest. Which rule do you think is most pertinent? 6.06 - A batter is out for illegal action when - (c) interfering with the catcher’s fielding or throwing by: (1) stepping out of the batter’s box, or; (2) making any other movement that hinders the catcher’s actions at home plate or the catcher’s attempt to play on a runner, or; (3) failing to make a reasonable effort to vacate a congested area when there is a throw to home plate and there is time for the batter to move away. 7.09 - It is interference by a batter or a runner when - (a) the batter hinders the catcher in an attempt to field the ball;
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