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May 28, 2021
DCPete
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Is batter out

Ughh; so a Runner in this scenario would still be able to Tag Up & advance to the next base the moment the ball was 1st "smothered" . . .
May 16, 2021
DCPete
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Change in the batters box rule

Agree 100% cuda; the rule is a silly excuse to make a cheap Out call and doesn't provide an advantage to the batter unless he's halfway to the mound (lol). And Pitchers and Base Coaches are never questioned for being outside their respective boxes . . .
May 14, 2021
DCPete
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: You make the call

???
NO ONE runs the bases on an over the fence Home Run; the Batter and all the Runners just stop where they are and return to the bench . . .
April 17, 2021
DCPete
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Westminster Qualifier

Ok, so why hasn't it been released yet when there's only 10 teams playing that day???
April 16, 2021
DCPete
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Westminster Qualifier

There's only 10 teams slated to play on Friday next week in this tournament but I don't see any Schedule information listed anywhere.
Am I looking in the wrong place?
March 13, 2021
DCPete
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: I'm sure I got it wrong---What would be the right call

The Umpire's job is to make their call based on what actually happens, Not on what might have or could have happened. They're not getting paid enough to be mind-readers and in this example the batting team didn't "get away" with anything since the runner beat the throw and didn't attempt to advance.
March 11, 2021
DCPete
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: LVSSA

The 1-Up rule was great in that added a lot of extra strategy for both teams about if or when to hit one out or whether to walk a potential HR hitter on the other team.
And it made sense not to allow the Home team to go 1-up in the last inning since they already had an advantage being the Home team.
Feb. 26, 2021
DCPete
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Rule interpretation

Particularly on a play at 3B, the ball is probably coming in behind the runner so he has no idea whether he should veer off or not and to which side. Your call of Out seems exactly wrong, since in your scenario the Runner DID avoid any possibility of a collision. As others mentioned, the Run By rule doesn't say a Runner Must veer off, it's just an option when the fielder is actually on the bag and the Runner Could avoid a collision by veering off. The Runner did absolutely nothing wrong in your scenario and should Never be called out on this play.
Feb. 22, 2021
DCPete
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: shoes

Boombah Turf Shoes are super comfy
Feb. 9, 2021
DCPete
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: SAFE or OUT

Not sure what an "accidental appeal" is but if the Pitcher appealed that the Batter/Runner missed 1st base before the next pitch is thrown why wouldn't the Batter/Runner be Out for missing 1st base just like the appeal process for any other missed base?
Feb. 9, 2021
DCPete
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: SAFE or OUT

Hard to understand why this rule wouldn't align with all other appeals dealing with a runner missing a base, ie if the fielder caught the ball and stepped on 1st base before the runner returned and touched up why wouldn't the runner be called out on a regular dead-ball appeal for not touching/missing the base???
Feb. 4, 2021
DCPete
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Interference?

To mck71, pretty sure there's no rule that says a runner Must slide at any base which you seem to be saying is the only way you would not have been called Out
Feb. 2, 2021
DCPete
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Altered bat

Was told years ago that rolling the bat will illegally enlarge the sweet spot which makes it an "altered bat" . . .
Jan. 31, 2021
DCPete
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: 3rd Base Commitment line

There should always be a provision for Incidental Contact just like for plays at 1st base when the throw is off line.
Dec. 23, 2020
DCPete
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Ball or strike

Of course it has to strike the mat because if it just had to overlap the mat without touching it there would be endless arguments about where to draw the line so to speak (but there are still many arguments when the ball lands at the front edge of the mat/plate)
Dec. 1, 2020
DCPete
Topic: Bats
Discussion: 2 pc vrs 1 pc

No personal opinion but the experts like Dave V. will point out that a 2 pc bat will usually have more handle flex than a 1 pc bat for whatever it's worth . . .
July 21, 2020
DCPete
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Batter pops up, doesn't run; defense lets ball drop to get a double play. Legal?

Maybe right next to the "Runner has to run rule" you can add the "Pitcher must throw strikes rule" since the superstars don't come to the plate to take a walk . . .
May 16, 2020
DCPete
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: Best changes to improve virus safety?

The total number of deaths in the US from lightning strikes is 43 per year on average
May 11, 2020
DCPete
Topic: General and miscellaneous
Discussion: Oh Boy!

Dbax thank you for adding some sanity to this Board
April 14, 2020
DCPete
Topic: Bats
Discussion: Proper senior bat weight as we age

Curious what others say, but it seems like when you use a bat that is too "light", it can be harder to control, and if you're a pull hitter, can tend to result in a lot of foul balls because you're getting the bat thru the zone too quickly?
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