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  1. Big Daddy Michigan

    How do you score this?

    Sounds like you need better scorekeepers.
  2. Big Daddy Michigan

    Dropped 3rd: Safety Base

    She doesn't have to seee the throw, she has to see where the fielder sets up to receive the throw.
  3. Big Daddy Michigan

    Dropped third strike play

    Good question. If she thought the batter was a runner, then she had an easy force at second, versus a run-down.
  4. Big Daddy Michigan

    Dropped third strike play

    So what the hell do you do when a slapper swings and missed a pitch in the dirt for strike two, but based on the fact that she's on a sprint toward first-cuz she's a slapper- the catcher who is cluless throws to first, meanwhile the runner on second steals third? If you're calling this a dead...
  5. Big Daddy Michigan

    Throwing the ball around after outs

    Get them and their stupid buckets in the dug out where they belong too.
  6. Big Daddy Michigan

    Throwing the ball around after outs

    The decoder ring says "Drink your Ovaltine."
  7. Big Daddy Michigan

    2024 NFHS Rules Changes (Coming Soon!)

    I coached football with a dumbass who left his mic on on the headset and screamed the whole game. He was a moron too, so he just screamed gibberish .
  8. Big Daddy Michigan

    Coaches interference question

    Someone just asked about this recently on Facebook.
  9. Big Daddy Michigan

    Coaches interference question

    What about a defensive coach? I was coaching a game where my runner was rounding 3rd during a first & 3rd situation. The batter was rounding first. The defensive coach yelled, "Time, " although not yet granted by the umpire and crossed the foul line into fair territory. I sent my runner as...
  10. Big Daddy Michigan

    Coaches interference question

    The NFHS seems to represent the spirit of the rule.
  11. Big Daddy Michigan

    Coaches interference question

    It should be interference. According to the rule quotes earlier it doesn't seem like it. So the first base coach should tackle the first base person on any infield grounder prior to the throw. I'm being ridiculous here, but is there more to this rule or interpretation of it?
  12. Big Daddy Michigan

    10U Coach Giving Take Sign on 3-0 Count

    This is from college baseball, but I think it's great info about getting ahead or falling behind in the count as a pitcher or hitter.
  13. Big Daddy Michigan

    Coaches interference question

    I always found the easiest way to get out of the way is to pause a second watch the fielder. She'll usually be moving quickly in a straight line. If you know where she's going you can move to where she's not going. Usually you'll see interference when the coach thinks they are getting out...
  14. Big Daddy Michigan

    10U Coach Giving Take Sign on 3-0 Count

    POP Quiz: So if teaching all this hitting strategy is a priority, then why do you need to give them a take sign 3-0? A. Because they didn't learn it or B. Because you did a shirt job of teaching it If it's a priority and you taught them well enough to understand not to hit 3-0 pitches...
  15. Big Daddy Michigan

    Hitting two handed fly balls

    So true. You can't hit the ball hard enough one handed so your team is getting shitty reps. I also think it says a lot about the coach's attention to detail, so I'm guessing they've cut corners elsewhere in their coaching. My rule is if you see a coach hitting infield one handed bet on the...
  16. Big Daddy Michigan

    10U Coach Giving Take Sign on 3-0 Count

    Teach your hitters plate discipline. If you do that there's no need for a take sign. If the pitcher throws it fat crush it. If it's in the wheelhouse hammer it. If it's borderline use discretion. If it's a ball don't swing. I want my hitters in the box with a hitters mentality and not...
  17. Big Daddy Michigan

    Player Conferences

    I hate that too. No ump would allow the catcher/ first/third/ or corner OF to put their drinks next to their position in foul territory.
  18. Big Daddy Michigan

    Pitcher hopping

    I was going to post this too. "I'm on a softball site, but I hate everything about the game that separates it from baseball."
  19. Big Daddy Michigan

    Player Conferences

    Now you're talking!!!
  20. Big Daddy Michigan

    Pitcher hopping

    You mean standing still to hit vs. running at full speed and trying to place a ball into a hole left by a moving defense?
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