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mglight
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New rule

Post by mglight » Fri Jul 15, 2016 9:33 am

I saw a new rule posted that starting this upcoming season, regular season and tournament game sites will need to have the double-base at first!



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Re: New rule

Post by Swampfox » Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:58 am

Under the current rule the double-first base is STUPID!!!! It was originally put in for safety, to avoid collisions. But the powers to be in their infinite wisdom did away with that when they allow the defensive person to use that base. Change at the last moment, one of two things can happen collision or runner goes to white base and puts her between the thrower and 1st baseman. I realize by making the first basemen use the white bag only, that on some third strike calls that the catcher maybe throwing across the foul line putting the runner in the way. Either state that the orange base Is for the runner ONLY or take it out.

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Re: New rule

Post by BiddyBallDaddy » Thu Apr 06, 2017 12:30 pm

What is the difference between softball and baseball? Runners are the same and they are making the same plays. Remove the orange base and let the game continue on without pointless rules to make schools and team spend more money...

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Re: New rule

Post by Super trooper » Thu Apr 06, 2017 3:26 pm

It's like 20 bucks and it's a great idea

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Re: New rule

Post by Swampfox » Wed Apr 12, 2017 9:52 am

Either get rid of it or use it for what it is intended for to be a safety base. There are 1st baseman that use the orange base even when they don't have to, it like a get out of jail free card. The base was originally designed to avoid collisions not to give a fielder extra space to make a play. I realize that a throw from deep behind home may put a runner in the path. That is the only time it would occur. Not the powers to be in their infinite wisdom can potentially put the runner in the way on any given play in the infield. Like I said before take it out or use it for safety. The cost of a double base is anywhere from $23-$200. The cost should not be the issue compared to possible injuries.

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Re: New rule

Post by Super trooper » Wed Apr 12, 2017 3:19 pm

There are definitely less possible injuries with the base than without it

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Re: New rule

Post by Swampfox » Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:11 am

I am not talking affordability, I'm talking safety. With the rules that are in place. the extra base has lost its reasoning.

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Re: New rule

Post by Super trooper » Thu Apr 13, 2017 2:15 pm

Then you don't know the rules or they aren't being enforced correctly

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