Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2
Results 11 to 13 of 13

Thread: Helping out the other team

  1. #11
    Certified softball maniac marriard's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    2,860
    Thanks
    1,200
    Thanked 2,960 Times in 1,275 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by daave266 View Post
    This is always a tough one. Our team has been on the winning side of these a few times and recently found ourselves on the losing side. The winning team was up by 8 or so...not enough to run rule. I typically have no expectation of the other team taking it easy, but apparently the umpire thought he should. BR on 1st and 3rd and the girl from first goes to second and the ump calls her out for leaving early. Later on he came to me and told me, that the girl didn't leave early but thought the other team should have done it on their own.
    Totally off topic - but that isn't the umpires job to make this decision. Real pet peeve of mine and really not acceptable.
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    "60 feet, turn left"

  2. #12
    Softball Junkie CoachJD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2016
    Location
    Chicago
    Posts
    726
    Thanks
    544
    Thanked 508 Times in 256 Posts

    Default

    I think it depends a lot on how you're getting on/scoring runs.

    If you're scoring because it's walk after walk with a HBP mixed in? Just step off to get things going. Nobody's benefiting from the situation.

    Has the other team made a few errors with a few legit hits mixed in? I don't see anything wrong with hitting and not stepping off early in the game (at a certain point I'd stop stealing, taking extra bases, etc.).

    We had a game this year where the other team scored 7 unearned runs in the top of the 1st entirely because our defense started off the inning poorly. I know our girls, and I know they weren't really overmatched (the team is better than us, but not 7-runs-in-the-first-inning better). I would have preferred to let the inning play out.

    On the other hand, last year in the state tournament I wanted to give the other team's coach a big kiss when he had his team step off the base early because we had no business being on the same field as them, and even though some of their runs were the result of our errors, the game probably should've been 16 or 17 to nothing instead of 22-0. We had no shot, so let's just wrap things up ASAP.

  3. #13
    I eat, sleep and breathe softball grcsftbll's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Posts
    3,487
    Thanks
    2,061
    Thanked 1,888 Times in 1,121 Posts

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by marriard View Post
    Totally off topic - but that isn't the umpires job to make this decision. Real pet peeve of mine and really not acceptable.
    I agree with this!!!!! I would be upset with that from either side.

    Our little first year 12U team has only been up enough to need to show mercy in one game all year. HC had them stop stealing. I think he did have one step off eventually (I think final was 14-0). He doesn't expect or even want other teams to let up on us, when it's reversed, which is the slightly more common scenario this year.
    Softball Mom

Page 2 of 2 FirstFirst 1 2

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •