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Discussion: Clarification of mask rules

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Nov. 12
Bob S.

22 posts
Clarification of mask rules
Our team is playing in the Winter Worlds next week and I would appreciate it if the SSUSA would clarify whether an on-deck batter must wear a mask. We had different interpretations from different umpires in St. George. I would think an on-deck batter (who is not near others) would be considered as being on the field and not need a mask, but I’m not certain of the rule. (It’s also a pain in the neck to carry a mask in your back pocket when hitting and running or to go from the on-deck position to put your mask in the dugout before you hit.) Thanks.

Bob
Nov. 12
TimMcElroy

961 posts
Clarification of mask rules
Very simple....
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1- OFFENSE: the batter, on-deck batter (1) and runners on base do not need to wear a mask.
2- DEFENSE: the catcher does not need to wear a mask.
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Everyone else inside of the dugout or inside of the complex needs needs to wear a mask.
Nov. 12
Bob S.

22 posts
Clarification of mask rules
Thanks!

Bob
Nov. 12
Bob S.

22 posts
Clarification of mask rules
Tim:

In rereading your response, it appears fielders have to wear a mask. I assume that’s not the case, is it?

Bob
Nov. 12
Dbax
Men's 65
2111 posts
Clarification of mask rules
Tim, the catcher, umpires and base coaches need to wear them.
Nov. 12
Jawood
Men's 50
943 posts
Clarification of mask rules
I believe the catcher DOES have to wear a mask. Unless they've changed things again?
Nov. 12
softball4b
Men's 70
1250 posts
Clarification of mask rules
I love masks, they hide my double chins.
Nov. 12
Dbax
Men's 65
2111 posts
Clarification of mask rules
Mike, you better wear a couple of them.
Nov. 12
stick8

1993 posts
Clarification of mask rules
Catcher, umpire and base coaches: must wear masks
Batter and players in the field: optional
Players in dugout: must wear a mask or be 6 ft apart
Hope this helps
Nov. 12
TimMcElroy

961 posts
Clarification of mask rules
My mistake. I intended to say that catchers must wear a mask. All other defenders can go without one.
Nov. 13
Mikelmart

153 posts
Clarification of mask rules
I like masks,I've freed up a lot of time not having to trim my nose hairs.
Nov. 13
Bob S.

22 posts
Clarification of mask rules
Thanks again, Tim.

Bob
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