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Softball_rules5

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Whoever propsed this out the box change should shot. All they did was give umpires something new to focus on and draw attention away from calling strikes. Let’s just make the bases 90 feet and give them a small ball and call it the other game because that’s all that change was about. Ridiculous
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Not impressed with the obstruction rule change either. If what Utah did in the TN game was obstruction it certainly didn't make the rule any clearer.
Softball_rules5

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Now umpires calling it without boxes. Further proof umpiring is as bad as ncaa basketball officiating.
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UT had a run taken away by a horrible call at home from the very same umpire, so at least the bad calls evened out this time.
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That's true. Bad timing for Utah though.
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Watching the replay of Wisconsin at Texas.  Wisconsin lefty way out of the box toward home plate over and over when making contact and it's going ignored.  I have a feeling it will be this way all year, with some umpires calling it and some ignoring it.  
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Out of box called 4 times in DH FAU/Duke on Thursday nite. All against FAU. 


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A Mizzou player got it called on her twice in consecutive ABs, didn't see the first but the 2nd came the pitch after ball 4 was called strike 2, and her foot looked 100% inside the line to me - awful.
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If the ball was not put in play there can be no OOB so how was it called on a called strike?
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Softball_rules5

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My biggest issue is calling it with no box. Let’s not consider the fact that you’re also giving up the strike zone to watch for the call.
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If the ball was not put in play there can be no OOB so how was it called on a "called strike?

"the pitch after ball 4 was called strike 2"
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My biggest issue is calling it with no box. Let’s not consider the fact that you’re also giving up the strike zone to watch for the call.


A good umpire is able to watch the lefty's feet after they make contact with the ball without giving up the strike zone. The problem is the NCAA has several not so good umpires.
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A good umpire is able to watch the lefty's feet after they make contact with the ball without giving up the strike zone. The problem is the NCAA has several not so good umpires.


And make a judgement without a box? I think not
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Some, he or she cant.... some are easy
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Some, he or she cant.... some are easy


I’ll agree maybe the front or stepping on or next to plate, but the majority are at the front corner and without a box it’s just an opportunity for blues to make a “call”.
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Yeah... don't get me started
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Not sure what the intent was in changing the rule. The worst violators were very obvious, primarily slappers that stepped right in front of the plate taking away the outside pitch. Should be a relatively easy call all the time. This complete foot inside the white is a tough call. Saw it very sparingly last weekend in Tampa.
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Not sure what the intent was in changing the rule. The worst violators were very obvious, primarily slappers that stepped right in front of the plate taking away the outside pitch. Should be a relatively easy call all the time. This complete foot inside the white is a tough call. Saw it very sparingly last weekend in Tampa.


Found it in testing that several coaches on twitter said they had the obvious snappers called yet those righties that were out of the box with their stride were never called and there were several.
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They called it about five times in the OU/ Grand Canyon game.  At least, I think that was the game.  Had both coaches confused.  Called it on both teams.  One OU player got called three times for it this past weekend.
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Anyone see any illegal pitches called? I saw... zero in the games I watched.
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Anyone see any illegal pitches called? I saw... zero in the games I watched.

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Anyone see any illegal pitches called? I saw... zero in the games I watched.


A few in Lafayette this weekend.
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Hmmmmm
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I saw one called and one warning or instruction to the pitcher by the 1B ump of some sort.
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I saw one called and one warning or instruction to the pitcher by the 1B ump of some sort.


A warning or instruction? If it’s there call it. That’s how they have approached the box issue. There have been no warnings or conversations by umpires to hitters. Just umps wanting to “make a call”. Stop being a factor in the game. The best umps are never noticed. Stop trying to draw attention so you might get awarded a regional or super regional.
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I couldn't tell what was going on, but the 1B ump went over and said something to the pitcher after a pitch.  Might have been a presentation issue?  It wasn't clear to me.
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Hmmmmm


We will see if they have the stones to call it this weekend
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3-4 in Tampa. None on Barnhill. 2 out of the box calls, 1 on slapper, 1 on a bunt. 
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<< We will see if they have the stones to call it this weekend >> (TheNarrator)

Could you imagine if KB got an illegal pitch called for every pitch she threw...
Just imagine Walton's reaction after the first call - then the second call - then the third call - then the fourth call, etc... 

What a scene THAT would be!
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