Skip to comments.Unbelievable' sportsmanship in softball game (Ore.)
Posted on 05/07/2008 7:38:04 AM PDT by Kimmers
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If I had been umpiring the game, the game would have been stopped.
I would assume that the situation was controlled by the home plate umpire, and it was his/her decision to allow her to be carried. I would not have allowed it for a number of reasons, but that’s just my opinion.
IOW this was pointless.
Dig deal! This kinda stuff happens all the time in the NBA!
Was also recognized as one of the top "party schools" back in the 1970s.
I believe these are NAIA schools, which generally follow NCAA guidelines.
Just wondering what rules the umpire was using, as the NCAA rules clearly show, a sub is specifically allowed, and the sub can complete the play.
A pinch runner can only advance one base on a removed player. When a batter is hit by a pitch, a pinch runner can only take one base (1st).
If a football player has a clear field to the goal line, then trips and falls before getting there. Do you award them the touchdown. I think NOT.
Stupid team. It cost them a chance at the playoffs.
I think it’s clear that the umps didn’t know the rules. A substitute player could’ve run for her and completed the HR.
Terrific story. The other team and those two girls in particular, are some natural leaders. They are to be commended.
Okay, I'll be the one to say it: that right there is the difference between men's sports and women's sports. There's just no way a man in a similar position would allow the team to carry him around the bases, let alone the other team decide to slit their own throats in the first place. And sorry, that this sort of thing is lauded in any way is yet another example of the feminization of our culture.
I still see this as diminishing these girls. She was injured fair and square and could not complete the play. she did NOT complete the play, she had artificial help.
It should ONLY count as the single not the sham homer.
Then again sports should be what you EARN not about feeeeeelings like this nonsensical manuver.
The fact that the batter has to even circle the bases after a fence-clearing homerun is pointless.
Thank God there is at least one other knuckle-dragger on this thread!
I guess the grownups are somewhere other than at your house.
The circling the bases is apparently put down on the runners stat sheet. She did not earn those bases, she only earned the single first base.
It should not be entered into her stat sheet because she did not “take her earned bases”. They might as well have brought out a golf cart and drove her around the bases.
But this gives the hippies a 1960’s feeeeeeeling of faaaaairness. Perhaps next game they should just stop scoring altogether to avoid more risk of hurt feeeeeelings.
Not technically correct. When a batter is hit by a pitch, he is "awarded" 1st base.
"188.8.131.52 If an injury to a batter-runner or runner prevents her from proceeding to an awarded base, the ball is dead and substitution may be made. The substitute must legally touch all awarded or missed bases not previously touched."
As I read this, since a homerun "awards" you with all the bases. Your pinch runner can then "legally touch all awarded or missed bases not previously touched" (in this case, 1st was missed, then 2nd, 3rd and home).
"It should ONLY count as the single not the sham homer."
Not according to the rules of the game. (see above)
She doesn't "earn" the bases by the mere act of running to them. Now, if the ball were hit into the field of play, then, yes, she would earn each base she could successfully reach. In the case of a homerun, things change. She was AWARDED all the bases for hitting the ball over the outfield fence. Just to make sure she gets what is AWARDED to her, the rules of the game stipulate what happens if she is injured and is unable to touch all the bases she has ALREADY BEEN AWARDED.
so then there would have been no loss to her for not walking the bases.
Just another example of the deficiencies of women’s sports which are allowed.
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