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Softball/Softball Infield fly rule


Sanchez wrote at 2014-08-08 04:55:08
I think Softball and/or Slo Pitch should adopt the good things the employ in hardball. I ump both Slo Pitch and hardball. The same thing happened while I was umping in a league playoffs. I was the PU. During an IF situation, the BU pointed with her finger and didnít say anything. I thought she had called, as we do in hardball, but she didnít. Itís kind of silly. Either umpire should be able to call it, just like we do in baseball.  


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Dr. Mark R. Ambrose


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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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