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  1. noumpere

    Pitch Framing

    Nobody comes here for that. Apparently.
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    Pitch Framing

    I tried very hard not to be fooled. I'm not dumb enough to think I wasn't.
  3. I didn't "forget." The rules are available on-line (and / or in a download PDF). (said in a "teach a man to fish" manner)
  4. When a mistake is made, sometimes the rules don't allow for what might seem to be "the most fair" solution
  5. It's not (or might not) be a local rule -- it is (also) a national rule. This is from USSSA: The following are home run limitations per game and per team, by program. Men’s Class B 6 Men’s Class C 4 Men’s Class D 2 Men’s Class E 0 Women’s Class AA Unlimited Women’s Class A 6 Women’s Class B 4 Women’s Class C 2 Women’s Class D 1 Women’s Class E 0 Mixed Major Male 8 Mixed Major Female Unlimited Mixed B Male & Female 6 Mixed C Male & Female 4 Mixed D Male & Female 2 Mixed E Male & Female 0 And, I think, this is from ASA: Section 8. HOME RUN RULE A. (Men’s, Men’s Masters, Co-ed and Women’s Slow Pitch) A limit of overthe- fence home runs will be used in all Men’s, Men’s Masters, Co-ed and Women’s slow pitch divisions. The following limitations are per team per game: 1. Eight (8) Class A and Co-ed Open 2. Six (6) Industrial and Men’s Class B 3. Four (4) Church, Masters 35, 40, and 45-over, Class C Co-ed, Men’s and Women’s Class C 4. Two (2) Men’s Class D, Class D Co-ed, and Women’s Class D 5. Zero (0) Class E/REC
  6. IIRC (and, increasingly, I don't), the AR was added after a similar video from an NCAA game. Way too many people read the rule literally as "if the initial fielder moves, he is not protected." That makes no sense -- if *another* fielder can be protected then the original fielder can be "re-protected" if he's again in the act of fielding the ball (and not just chasing after it. Much discussion on this and other boards, and the AR then showed up.
  7. I don't know that the OP is making up rules. I certainly have heard of a "limit on the number of home runs allowed" in slow-pitch softball. I don't know if there's a specific fix mentioned for the erroneous information, but, in general, the team should also know and should take responsibility for the action.
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    infield fly ruling

    Neither. It's an appeal play. Since it's "obvious" that the defense is appealing, only the base need be tagged, not the runner.
  9. Depends on what the lead runner does. IF he nears the plate and stabs his foot at it, and then peels off toward the third-base dugout -- consider him to have touched and passed. If he's still outside the dirt and peels off, consider it abandonment. However, once he's abandoned, he's out, and the subsequent runner can't be out for passing. 99.9% of the time, it's the former.
  10. Depends on the specifics, and whether you are talking about any subsequent appeals or "outs for passing" and whether you are umpiring baseball, or discussing how may angels can fit on the head of a pin (what realistically can happen, or theoretical). In a realistic scenario, if the lead runner retouches first, there will have been a runner passed. No need any longer for the trail runner to retouch, s/he's already out.
  11. Get the CI. It's best to learn at this level.
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    Game 4, NLDS

    I agree with Sr. Azul's comment -- and I would also add "maintenance" to the list -- you need space to get a rake, etc,. under the fence. The issues could be designed around (e.g., some sort of perforated fencing extending below the padding to allow drainage, but not a ball) but it's not (or hasn't been) worth the cost for the few times it happens.
  13. F1 can run to first. No problem. But, he's going to have to return to the mound in order for the ball to become live and for him to pitch.
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    Game 4, NLDS

    The "hands up" means two things: 1) I (the fielder) didn't push the ball under the fence and 2) Hey Mr. Umpire -- come out and look at the ball to verify it's under the fence. IF (and it's a big if with one umpire, a fence that doesn't go all the way to the ground, and grass along the fence line that hasn't been trimmed in two weeks) the umpire can tell that the ball was already under the fence, then it doesn't matter that the fielder grabbed it -- and that's akin to the play in the game. At our level it's as if the ball scooted toward the line marking the dugout and just after it passes the line, F2 reaches and grabs the ball. We are killing that (assuming we move enough to see it); we're not keeping it live because F2 reached for it.
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    Legal Play or Balk

    Agreed with this addition
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    Legal Play or Balk

    Legla play. It's a balk to throw to an unoccupied base EXCEPT FOR THE PURPOSES OF MAKING A PLAY. That second part gets ignored (or forgotten) way too often
  17. "Hose, Toes, Nose"
  18. Allow the runners to advance; bring the batter back with a 3-2 count.
  19. "Hey! Hugh, get off of McCloud!" Mick Jagger to Hugh Heffner and Dennis McWeaver at an orgy.
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    Yes, but a Type-A nerd.
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    Infield fly rule

    I think you answered to opposite question -- what happens if an infield fly *should be* called, but isn't? The OP was: what happens if an infield fly *should not be* called, but is?
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    Retreating part 2

    I read the OP as the runner takes the action he does to avoid the tag, not in an attempt top reach first. So, I have him out for being out of the baseline. YMMV, or maybe I misread the play.
  23. The subs are in the game; the players replaced are out (with re-entry depending on the specific code).
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