- May 29, 2015
Marriard, you forgot the three previous times the bat was thrown out for being illegal also.Yeah... the huge amounts of emails and tournament packets and published rule books and weekly tournaments and thousands of various social media posts are not big clues.
Every competent umpire says something like 'Do you certify your team is equipped to play XXX sanction softball' and waits for the coach to say "Yes'.
That is because it is on the coach to know. It is on them to ensure their team is properly equipped. It is part of being the coach.
I love it when the coaches act shocked but the player goes “Yeah, I know.”