Jump to content


Photo

Umpire stopping play for an injury.


7 replies to this topic

#1 Jamief

Jamief

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 388 posts

Posted 23 June 2017 - 03:38 AM

So tonight we had our final pool play game and we were on a roll. Had already scored like 5 in the inning and one of our strongest batters comes up runners on 1 and 2. She hits a line drive off the pitchers foot. She goes down the ball goes into foul territory and is picked up by the first basemen.

At that point the plate ump calls the play dead. Coaches attend to the player and she gets a few pitches to see if she can continue.


Question: When should the play be called dead?
Our runner moving from 2nd to third was half way down the line when ball was called dead.
Catcher wasn't in position to receive a throw.

#2 Lou Barbieri

Lou Barbieri

    Advanced Member

  • Moderators
  • 2,863 posts
  • LocationThe Villages, Florida

Posted 23 June 2017 - 11:42 AM

5.10 ( c ): call Time when a player is incapacitated.
It's a judgement call by the Umpire.

In my opinion, in general, an umpire shouldn't call time until the play is relaxed/over.
No way I'm calling time for a line drive off the player's foot.
Even if the foot is fractured/broken 30 seconds isn't going to matter.

#3 Jamief

Jamief

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 388 posts

Posted 23 June 2017 - 12:27 PM

Thought so.
If it was a closer game I think our manager/coaches would've had more to say about it.

#4 Mike_Hirschman

Mike_Hirschman

    Advanced Member

  • Moderators
  • 1,315 posts
  • LocationWinston-Salem, NC

Posted 23 June 2017 - 02:10 PM

Agree with Lou.
Obviously have to be there, but there is a big difference between a ball off the foot versus a ball that hits in the chest or higher.

#5 richives

richives

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 1,046 posts
  • LocationOwego, NY

Posted 23 June 2017 - 05:06 PM

Lou has it right.



#6 Jeremy

Jeremy

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  • Administrators
  • 1,307 posts
  • LocationNorthern California

Posted 23 June 2017 - 05:32 PM

As the offensive manager I take it out of the umps hands and hold my runners.

#7 Jeremy

Jeremy

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~

  • Administrators
  • 1,307 posts
  • LocationNorthern California

Posted 23 June 2017 - 11:14 PM

...who am I kidding?...if there's two outs everyone is going home.

#8 Ron

Ron

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 85 posts

Posted 23 June 2017 - 11:27 PM

Play should not stop for a hit to the foot.

Two situations I had: (1) pitcher hit in the butt on a one hop from the batter, he was down hard and hurt pretty bad, but the play continued (All Star Sections game) [player taken out of game to recover], and (2) pitcher hit by line drive into the chest at a slight angle, umpire stopped play immediately as the player was going down to the ground (regular season).

Would the hit to the chest stop an All Star game, under the circumstances that I saw, I would hope so.

I can see the difference when to stop play.
  • Jeremy likes this



Reply to this topic



  


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users