I couldn't find the video yet, but any thoughts from anyone watching?
It didn't look like obstruction to me, but the NCAA rule is so screwed up it's hard to know. She had the ball at contact and the runner changed the path she was on to go into the catcher. The camera angle doesn't show where...
I watched a video that a dude posted and he was using a pocket radar from behind the pitcher. Can you get an accurate reading from there? I've only seen people shoot with the ball coming at them, not going away.
How accurate are those? I've heard they can be off up to 8 MPH which generally...
A guy posted this on Facebook, but never gave the outcome, so I've come to the experts...
Question on the NCAA exam that I'm bringing here to get an NFHS ruling.
R1 at first base. Batter hits a ground ball towards F4. As R1 takes off for second, F3 obstructs her (F3 had no reasonable...
It's been too long since I've read a rule book. I saw some cats arguing this on a Facebook Group.
The kid isn't running in the running lane (there isn't one). He makes zero attempt to avoid contact.
One the other hand the fielder is blocking the base without the ball.
I can't remember if the...
I watched a girls recruitment video and she clocked her overhand throw. I don't want to give the number in the odd chance that someone could identify her, but I thought that doesn't seem very fast. It was slower than she pitched, and I'd assumed it should be faster, but they also had the gun...
Travel ball has changed in definition a lot in the last twenty or so years. I respectfully ask how did we get here. Please read the whole post and understand that I mean no disrespect in the question, but if you only read half the post it may come off as disrespectful. That's not my intent...
We've all seen the video of Lenny Randall blowing the slow roller foul, but some people were questioning the outcome on a Facebook thread if this happened in a softball game. Now considering it's Facebook, and therefore everyone is an expert, there were a plethora of "rules" being quoted. I'm...
Help me out on this one... there is a discussion in a Facebook forum and people are arguing out or safe. I don't have current rule books and can't cite a rule & urban legends of "rules" that aren't really rules are being cited.
A batter draws a walk.
The ball enters the circle.
I saw something I've never seen before in my 40+ years. I don't think the umpires got this right, but I'm not sure what the correct action was. It's probably easy, but the easy is escaping me.
NFHS rules Two strikes on the batter no one on base 1 out.
The batter swings and misses badly...
I saw this posted by a parent on Facebook.
USA rules- can someone cite a rule or some explanation. The description is poor, so lets pretend the runner stopped in front of the SS and was jumping around solely to disrupt her from fielding the ball. His question is below.
Umpires I have a...
I saw this being argued on a different forum-
2 outs & the bases loaded
The runner from first safely touches second then rounds and is tagged out prior to the runner from third touching home.
The question was does the run count.
I'm pretty sure it does because the...
A friend is on a committee that is building a new field. He asked about the height of the outfield fence.
He said Little League recommends 4 ft high, but he couldn't find anything from NFHS.
Would a 4 ft high outfield fence generally meet the standards of all rule sets?
Runners on 1st and 2nd.
Batter hits the ball shortstop an on the throw to first it's over throw an the 1st base coach puts her foot out to stop the ball but ends up kicking it and it rolls to the fence on first base side.
What should the ruling be?
Re: Mandatory Play & reentry
A team has 13 players.
A starter meets her mandatory play requirement (1 at bat).
A sub enters the line up & she meets her mandatory play requirement.
The starter reenters the game in the exact same position in the batting order.
Must the starter now meet...
I have an idea, but I can't convince myself I'm right, so I'll open this to the forum.
Bases loaded less than 2 out
Grounder to second base
2B misplays the ball, and it gets by her-NEAR THE OUTFIELD GRASS NOT WITHIN HER REACH
Runner going from first to second runs over 2b who's still...
Today I watched two teams I'm not affiliated with in a district championship game.
The visiting coach, who is a loudmouth and has a slim grasp of the rules, but is none the less extremely vocal, called an offensive timeout so he could tell the batter to square around with two outs so they could...
My daughter is just starting as a Little League umpire.
She had an odd play, but she wanted to know what to say. I understand the rule but as an umpire what should you do?
On a passed ball the runner slid short and never touched the plate. The pitcher never tagged the runner.