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Feb. 28, 2022
k man
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Probably a silly question, but asked anyway.

Very good points by Scott. Cannot overemphasize defense on the part of the pitcher especially the ages where there is no middle fielder and the middle is wide open. The ability of the pitcher to retreat and clog the middle definitely a plus. Also of note because our 60's pitcher does it so well When a batter hits a ball with a man on 1st, he's already on the way toward 2nd base to take force play throws from 3rd or SS. It kills the momentum of the other team. Also allows SS and 2B to play further from the bag knowing the bag will be covered.

Also, I've noticed that many of the better pitchers make use of the 10 foot pitching box. Once the pitcher has a strike on the batter, moving further changes the arc of the next pitches instead of the same relative arc.

Much respect to those who have pitched and put themselves in harms way!
Feb. 18, 2022
k man
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You make the call

I just copied it from their website ISSA
Feb. 18, 2022
k man
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You make the call

stick8, Yes, the runner can then be put out by a play at the plate or he must step on scoring plate/pass scoring line to score the run.
Feb. 18, 2022
k man
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You make the call

Some call it a smart play while others refer to it as a tacky tack play, and I guess it depends what side of the play you are on.
FYI- another organization has this as their rule to eliminate that problem:
" A tagged runner after the commitment line is not automatically awarded the base. The ball will remain live until the scoring plate is touched by the runner or home plate touched by a defensive player in possession of the softball"
Fact remains though that we play by the rules we have.
Dec. 5, 2021
k man
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 11 defensive players 65+

IDK, I think you are confusing teams with same rating and teams of same division.
70AAA and 65 AAA do not have same rating but both are AAA divisions.

There is a rating index table under rules and 70AAA is rated a 3 while 65AAA rated a 4.
The higher rated team gives the 70AAA the 5 run differential in addition to the fact that they have the 11th man by virtue of playing as a 70's team thus appearing to get what you call the double whammy.

In this instance, the double whammy is eliminated by giving 65 teams an 11th defender
Dec. 5, 2021
k man
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 11 defensive players 65+

Not sure where I had heard the following in the past, but the basic complaint for having 65's go to 11 fielders has to do with the fact that for many SSUSA tournaments, the 65's are scheduled to play on the same days as all age groups 70 and above. That in itself would not be reason to change from 10 to 11 but the complaint I heard about happens when there are 70's in the same bracket as 65's. Example:

Suppose a 70 Major+ team is playing a 65 Major team in the same bracket. (Would also apply if 70M plays 65AAA or 70AAA plays 65AA). The 70M+ team and 65M team are both rated equal. The complaint I heard was that the 70 team has the 11 defensive fielders as per rules for 70 and above while the 65 team only 10, so to some, that in and of itself is an inequity.
By bringing 65's to 11 defensive fielders, that inequity (if you believe there is one) is solved for those crossover situations.

Your thoughts???
Dec. 3, 2021
k man
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 11 defensive players 65+

Thanks for the quick response! Just wanted to be sure.
Dec. 3, 2021
k man
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 11 defensive players 65+

If I am reading it correctly, a vote (#14) passed 12-0 yesterday allowing 11 defensive players in the 65+ division.
Since the rules became effective 12/01/21, will that rule apply to the Feb TOC or will the TOC be played under last years rules?
Nov. 22, 2021
k man
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Answer this.

Just curious what people think, how much does having a middle fielder deter someone from shooting the middle as compared to no middle fielder? BTW, in our last 60's in Ft Myers, one team moved an outfielder to middle infield. They had 3 excellent outfielders who covered a lot of ground. PS- when I manage 65's and am given the option of 5 runs or middle fielder, I usually choose the middle fielder.
Nov. 19, 2021
k man
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Re-entry

BTW, I think I found it in the rules. Page 27 user Substitutes Section 4.7 B2
Basically its an appeal play and if the ball is in play, the offensive team can accept the at bat or he can re bat going back to the previous strike/ball count. And that player is ejected from the game with the legitimate player taking his place.

Live and learn!
Nov. 18, 2021
k man
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Re-entry

I managed our team in Ft. Myers and an incident happened with my team regarding re-entry.
Around the 5th inning of the game, consecutive original batters A and B were replace by batters C and D.
I told the umpire that in the next inning, they would be re-entering the game.

Part way through the inning, I noticed that instead of A and B being in the field, player A had told C to continue playing the field, unbeknownst to me.
Nothing happened that half inning so I then went to the umpire, asking who should rightfully go out there in the next inning. He said player A.
I assume he was correct as when I said I wanted them re-entered, C should have been permanently out of the game along with D.

Also, what would have been the story if the other team challenged the wrong player being out there, especially on a batted ball that resulted in an out?

Thanks in advance for the feedback!

K Man- LI Jags 65+ #64

PS- I almost made a HUGE fopaux, when I was going to use a batter for a pitcher who replaced my original pitcher, but members of my team were more familiar with the rule of re-entry only allowed on original scorecard members. - won't let that happen again.

PPS- Nice job by Tim and his crew at Naples. and field crew did a good job too!
June 6, 2021
k man
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: batter interference

AJC, we had that exact thing happen to us. The opposing catcher caught the ball before it hit the mat/ground.
I didn't hear the umps call, but my teammates said he originally called it a strike. After my complaint, he changed it to no pitch/do over. Again I complained that it should be a ball since it never hit the mat. How do the forum umpires see it in relationship to using a mat. He was not going to change his decision of no pitch. btw, my batter eventually walked.
May 13, 2021
k man
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement.."A Softball Athlete's 3 month Video Diary" Sm 165

I'm 6 weeks in as of today. finished 3rd week of PT. At 110 degrees and riding stationary bike for a week. One thing PT guy said everyone is different, you'll heal at your own rate. Keep at it L and kc, I know I will!
April 11, 2021
k man
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Total Knee Replacement.."A Softball Athlete's 3 month Video Diary" Sm 165

Just had total knee replacement of the right knee 10 days ago
Based on what friends have told me who have had one and from what I've read on the board is that expectations can vary drastically. Dr. pleased with how it went and just following the process.
Pain, swelling, black and blue, along with medication, icing, exercises, trying to get comfortable is all part of the process over time.
Trying to keep expectation of returning to softball at a reasonable level and as Wood said, not looking to cause injury to other leg or hips by coming back too soon.
So for the time being, it's more of the same PT, icing, medication and keep my expectations in check as my friends begin to get ready for ball in the northeast!.
Wishing everyone a safe softball season!
Nov. 18, 2020
k man
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: empire/winter nationals

Before I get to the issue at hand, I would like to compliment the field staff and the quality of the fields at the CenturyLink complex. The weather and field conditions were spectacular for the weekend groups. I was also involved with the early week groups as player/scorekeeper and manager and considering the storm, it only knocked out 1 day of playingEven after a 1 hour rain delay on tues., the fields were quite playable. Scores were posted, realigned schedules were posted expeditiously so kudos to staff and grounds crew and the refreshment guy did a great job too.

Now on to the umpiring. We had a similar experience as hitking in our semifinal winners bracket game Sat 2 pm field 2.The umpire seemed in over his head from the beginning when he made a call for us that he blew and on the next play made make-up call against us. As the game continued, more incorrect calls and I'm not sure when the UIC came over, but was watching sitting directly behind the backstop. This game was a nail biter all the way, and even had an individual tossed from the game. Dave, I'm not sure if both managers read this message board, andI get the proper protocol you described above so I will forward it on to my team manager. If neither does, I do hope you will contact the UIC as I did see her addressing the situation with that umpire after the game and I know he did speak to my teams manager afterwards either late Sat or Sun.

I would also like to pay tribute to the team we played that game. It was an emotional game for reasons other than softball, the competition was intense, the camaraderie special and many nice people on and off the field.

Kman
#64 Jags

PS - 1 umpire stood out heads and tails above the rest, don't know his name - a relatively young guy who umped both our games on Sunday (his partner in the championship game also did a wonderful job!) While we were waiting for our final game, a player or manager came over to the directors table and also gave kudos for that umpire.
Nov. 3, 2020
k man
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Winter Nationals

DocSteve, tentative Session 1 schedule is posted
July 14, 2020
k man
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Left my bat at Westminster

cw, you might want to check with Tim, the tournament director as they are at the same complex this weekend
July 12, 2020
k man
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Maryland Classic Westminster MD---Any Updates?

It was nice to get back on the fields at Westminster this past week. Things were run very smoothly by Tim and the umpiring crew and teams did their best in the hot and humid conditions. Congrats to the Hitmen, the overall 65+ champions. Games were very competitive and there didn't seem to be any major differences pre covid 19. The two major difference to me were the traditional handshakes at the end of the game that were basically waves and the catcher and umpire who had to wear face coverings. The umpire seemed to have it the worst constantly wearing the mask all the time considering it was 90's and humid.
Each team I spoke to, seemed to be missing a handful of players due to their concerns of the virus but all teams had a full complement of players with a few spectators.

For teams who are going to Westminster next week, there are no dugout coverings so it's advised to bring those popup coverings that a couple of teams did bring. We were fortunate to play on field 2 near the concessions where you could escape occasionally, which did have covering from the sun.

The Best Western we stayed at did have adjustments due to the virus but nothing that was unmanageable. Traditional buffet breakfast, the major difference. They delivered a few things such as bagel/danish, fruit, drink in a paper bag to your door. Restaurants in town were open with minimal problem with the masks.

Overall, it was great to get out there and hopefully other areas in the country will soon be able to safely get back out on the field.

June 25, 2020
k man
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Northeast Championship - Syracuse NY

It's listed on the Tournament schedule
June 16, 2020
k man
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: NORTHEAST CHAMPIONSHIPS SYRACUSE, NY

Shark, I placed my order this morning since I never got an answer whether they would be available in Syracuse.
2 day delivery? Fake news in my case as my confirmation said 'up to 12 business days' with a delivery date of July 2nd. Oh well, at least I'll have it in time for the tourney.
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