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2 hours ago, Jimurray said:

What is a surprise is the earliest start date for LL Baseball is June 24th for district and July 19th for section. 

This year, Little League Baseball (majors, 10-12 Tournament) can start June 24th.  They allow 3 1/2 weeks for Districts - never heard of anyone taking anything near that long! 

After that, all the levels are about a week each. Regionals are staggered so they can all get their finals shown on ESPN.

Softball starts a week before baseball, they get two weeks for Districts (usually not as many teams).

I've recommended not starting Districts till after July 4th.  You could easily play it in 10-12 days and be done in time for Sectionals. Starting that late also gives you more time for your Regular Season (get in more games for all of the kids in the league).  Then again, that's just me.  :)

I know of several Districts in Florida that played last Saturday and Sunday (Pool Play) and had their Championship Game (Pool Winners) Monday (yesterday).  So, they're done already.  The District Winners now have quite a wait till Sectionals start July 19th.

The good thing is, the losers get a long summer break!

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On 6/21/2019 at 10:39 AM, JonnyCat said:

This has changed for 2019. There is no more catch and carry. The wording for 5.10(f), page 93 in the 2019 rule book reads as follows:

5.10 - The ball becomes dead when an umpire calls “Time.” The Umpire-in-Chief shall call “Time” –

(f) when a fielder, after catching a fly ball, falls into a stand, or falls across ropes into a crowd when spectators are on the field, or other dead-ball area. As pertains to runners, the provisions of 7.04(b) shall prevail. If a fielder, after making a catch steps into a dead-ball area, the ball is dead;

In addition, the 2019 RIM reads as follows:

(f) when a fielder, after catching a fly ball, falls into a stand, or falls across ropes into a crowd when spectators are on the field, or other dead-ball area. As pertains to runners, the provisions of 7.04(b) shall prevail. If a fielder, after making a catch steps into a dead-ball area, the ball is dead and any runners on base will be awarded one base from their location at the time of the pitch.

I have concerns with all "RIM's" . By their own "disclaimer"? on page 2 of the RIM. Especially the first >  and the last sentence under NOTE:

 

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11 hours ago, SJA said:

I have concerns with all "RIM's" . By their own "disclaimer"? on page 2 of the RIM. Especially the first >  and the last sentence under NOTE:

What's your concern exactly?

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OK... it's not a rulebook. It's no different than a Case Book for Fed or the scores of other interpretation manuals out there for OBR.

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4 hours ago, SJA said:

It is NOT a Rulebook. Read the last sentence under NOTE.

@SJA You are right.  But it is intended to provide context and aid in correct interpretation and application of the rules.  Ignore it at your own peril.

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Problem is most 'LL Umpires do not have a copy of the RIM, so they go by what the rule says so they would probably just call the ball dead and not give the runners an extra base.

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