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Can a softball umpire make a call based on a play they did not see?

Is there an official rule in amateur softball about when an umpire can reverse a call? We had a single umpire at a youth game who made a "safe" call at first, then was told by a coach that the catcher was hit by the bat. The umpire reversed the call and called the batter out at first. When asked the umpire said heard the bat hit something but wouldn't say he saw it. Is there a rule in this circumstance as to whether an umpire can 1) make a call on a play he did not see; or 2) reverse a call on a play he did not see? I can only find answers for multiple umpires at a game, not for a solo umpire.
posted by nathanrudy on May 25, 2014 - 9 answers

Got a meeting. What to ask?

This is a followup to my previous question on bad softball sportsmanship. I have been told that they will be taking up the sportsmanship issue during the board meeting on Wednesday. I'm not sure what to ask for now. [more inside]
posted by zug on Aug 10, 2013 - 5 answers

Bad apples really do spoil the bunch. What to do?

I'm part of an adult amateur softball league. There is some very bad behavior going on amongst a few people, and I'd like some help brainstorming what to do about it. [more inside]
posted by zug on Jul 29, 2013 - 15 answers

Where are the batting cages in the SF Bay Area?

Where are the batting cages in the SF Bay Area? [more inside]
posted by aloysius on the mixing boards on Jul 5, 2012 - 4 answers

Softball in the city.

Can anyone recommend a good softball league to join in the East Village? I'm a male, with above average skill level.
posted by Human's Nephew on Apr 30, 2011 - 2 answers

Slow pitch softball bats: advice for a novice shopper?

Help me buy a slow-pitch softball bat! I play on a very non-competitive co-ed slow-pitch softball team (we're mostly there for the beer) and I'm not looking spend a ton for the latest and greatest. I hesitate to just buy the cheapest thing around but part of me wonders "Is there really any reason to go above the basic box-store bat for a team that can barely be bothered to track the score?" So, is there a middle of the road option I should be looking into? Is there a minimum level of crappy-bat I should avoid? Budget tops out around $100-$120. Bonus points for gender specific recommendations. Thanks!
posted by Sharakov on Apr 8, 2011 - 5 answers

How to be a better base runner?

Softball-filter: How can I be a better base runner? This assumes I manage to somehow successfully get on base, of course, but let's say I accidentally conjure up enough batting skill to get a base hit. What next? [more inside]
posted by CancerMan on Mar 1, 2011 - 19 answers

So, I have delusions of being the next Derek Jeter...

I need a baseball/softball mitt and the last time I played was more than 20 years ago... [more inside]
posted by dfriedman on Feb 1, 2011 - 11 answers

I know I saw this!

Help remembering comedy skit [more inside]
posted by DieHipsterDie on Jul 10, 2010 - 2 answers

Help us fix our softball field!

We're finally getting our act together and doing some maintenance work on our recreational softball field. Help me pick the right dirt/clay to invest everyone's money in! [more inside]
posted by yom3ts on May 18, 2010 - 1 answer

How can I be a good softball/baseball umpire?

In softball/baseball, what areas of responsibility do the different umpire positions have? What tips or tricks should I know when I'm umpiring on the field? [more inside]
posted by CancerMan on Oct 20, 2009 - 11 answers

We're talkin' softball...

Softball-Hack-Filter: I joined my company's softball game, which we play weekly. I've been at it a few games now and haven't embarrassed myself too much yet, but what sort of tips and rules of thumb can help me be a more confident and competent player? [more inside]
posted by TheSecretDecoderRing on Aug 7, 2009 - 25 answers

Teach Me Softball - QUICK!

Help me coach a high school softball (or tennis) team when I have no real team sport experience. [more inside]
posted by absalom on Apr 23, 2008 - 14 answers

How can this softball team improve?

My friend just started coaching his work's softball team. It's a pretty competitive league, and they are not very good. They have 2 games a week, but not much of a chance to practice in between, so obviously that's a big part of the problem. Even when they do practice, though, he doesn't know how to help them improve. What can they do to get better (drills, guided meditation, amphetamines, anything)?
posted by unknowncommand on Apr 20, 2008 - 12 answers

How can I strengthen my throwing arm in 4 weeks?

How do I strengthen my throwing arm for softball in 4 weeks? [more inside]
posted by neuron on Apr 13, 2008 - 8 answers

Nerf baseballs?

Whatever happened to Nerf softballs/baseballs? [more inside]
posted by notsnot on Jun 27, 2007 - 4 answers

Are fast-pitch softball pitchers indestructable?

Why do fast-pitch softball pitchers pitch every game? [more inside]
posted by LouMac on Jun 6, 2007 - 23 answers

Swing batta batta, swing!

My father is looking for a slo-pitch bat, preferably the Mizuno Crush or the Miken Freak. What's the cheapest Vancouver-area retail source OR the cheapest online source? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Nov 24, 2005 - 4 answers

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