I can answer all questions about book rules and "case book" rules governing the playing of ASA softball. Have a REAL situation that happened and are not sure the proper rule was applied, ask me.
I am a registered ASA umpire, a MASA "At-Large" umpire since 1996 and a retired District Umpire-In-Chief. I have very extensive experience in MASA State Championship and ASA national qualifying tournament play both as an umpire and an Umpire-In-Chief. I completed 3 ASA National Schools including the ASA national advanced umpire school in Ok City("Bernie" for those who know him was the lead clinician, I survived the week and couldn't let my kids watch the game tapes when I got home. No, I love you Bernie). I was one of 4 "Yankee" umpires selected to umpire the Men's D National East Championship in 2002 in Winter Haven FL
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Hi John So sorry about being being late, I just had open heart surgery at Cleveland Clinic and should have put I was was unavailable. This happens usually w F5 and not the coach. If I have to
hi Pete, sorry for the delay, I didn't get notice of your q. AS RS 15 tells us "the role of the DP/Flex is never terminated. A team may go from 10 to 9 -payers and back to 10 players any number of
Hi John, ASA they must be totally in the box 7-3-a and we direct them under 7-3-c and call strikes until they do. We hold up the pitcher until they are legal. Ask your friend what rule they use to
Hi Chuck, ASA does include a rule book to every team that plays registered ASA ball. In coed if a male is walked with less than 2 out, (he is placed on 2nd (by way of 1st)and she must bat. With
Hi Wayne, You are absolutely correct, this is a timing play and NOT a force. As long as R1 scores before the live ball appeal of R2 the run scores. This is a very basic rule and a common softball