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Baseball / Re: NO GAME.....GONE FISHING.....
« Last post by bama_stripes on Today at 07:39:25 AM »
Going fishing sure beats the 5 hour softball game with a final score of 46 to 45.  Not a typo.  I figure if that was a baseball game it would be a 10 hour game.  Regardless,  where was the defense?  Happened in Alabama.
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The line score was:
Winner 46-15-6
Loser  45-5-8

There were 65 total walks and 29 total HBP in that game.  Both teams ran out of water, & parents had to make a WalMart run for resupplies.

If I had a 5+ hour game, I believe I’d just shoot myself right then and there.
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Baseball / Re: NO GAME.....GONE FISHING.....
« Last post by Ralph Damren on Today at 04:46:03 AM »
While I have never been into hunting or fishing , I can understand the choice made by some of the players....

DO I : Ride in a old school bus for 240+ round trip over bumpy ole' roads to play a team that beat us 19-0 at home a few weeks ago  ??? ??? ?
………………………………………..or,
DO I : Go fishing with my buds  yEs: yEs: yEs: and hope the  >:D prom queen  >:D shows up,too   tR:oLl

While hunting and fishing are very popular in Maine, they haven't crept into competitive school sports, yet. We have a lakeside cottage and once a year the lake hosts a bass fishing tourney - I sit on our dock and watch the boats go by and later fire up the grill to  gnaw on the carcus of a mutalated  mammal  eAt&. Ice fishing is probably more popular in Maine than either Georgia or Texas, but is purely an adult sport as it often includes antifreeze for the fishermen :P.

IMHO, defense in softball is usually the pitcher, Jason. The batters were probably allowed to toss the ball up and hit it  :!# ;D.

A fishing pole or baseball bat, you make the call.....  tR:oLl
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Baseball / Re: NO GAME.....GONE FISHING.....
« Last post by JasonTX on Yesterday at 10:15:18 PM »
Going fishing sure beats the 5 hour softball game with a final score of 46 to 45.  Not a typo.  I figure if that was a baseball game it would be a 10 hour game.  Regardless,  where was the defense?  Happened in Alabama.
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National Federation Discussion / Re: Any More Rule Changes?
« Last post by AlUpstateNY on Yesterday at 08:26:13 PM »
Guys:
Here is a link to the POEs posted on the GHSA web site.  I do not know if they match the NFHS POEs. 

https://www.ghsa.net/2021-football-season-points-emphasis-details

Thank you for the link to the 2021 NFHS POE details.  I don't see anything dramatically new in the 2021 comments.  They simply underscore what has, or at least has long been effective procedures, but serve to codify what have been somewhat common misbehaviors  that been considered consequential as determined by the severity of, and specific situation related to each infraction, as determined by the covering official.

Football remains a hotly contested physical challenge that MUST remain subject to overall sportsmanship, civility and respect among ALL participants, in all circumstances worthy of periodic reminders.
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National Federation Discussion / Re: Any More Rule Changes?
« Last post by CalhounLJ on Yesterday at 08:05:58 PM »
This may fall under the term ambiguous: This was tossed around last year here, 6-2-5. The right of R to take the (ball at spot) of first touching by K is canceled if R touches the kick and thereafter during the down commits a foul or if the penalty is accepted for any foul committed during the down.
First of all, ball at spot is terrible English. Secondly and primarily, what if there is an accepted penalty for sideline with contact interference, (9-4-8) or some other penalty treated as a  dead ball foul (unsportsmanlike)? The rule states ANY. Somehow fouls during the down treated as dead ball fouls need to be excluded. Please excuse my English!!!
I’m not sure these fouls need to be excluded. R still has the opportunity to decide whether to take the ball at the spot of first touching or the penalty, whichever is better, same as with any old ordinary live ball foul.


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National Federation Discussion / Re: Any More Rule Changes?
« Last post by GA Umpire on Yesterday at 04:01:39 PM »
That's the only rule change this year. Normally we vote on 40-50 proposals per year. This was NOT a normal year and only 8 were proposed with the BBW modification being the only one that passed. As always, there will 3 new POEs but I haven't been advised as to what they will be.

Guys:
Here is a link to the POEs posted on the GHSA web site.  I do not know if they match the NFHS POEs. 

https://www.ghsa.net/2021-football-season-points-emphasis-details
 
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Baseball / Re: NO GAME.....GONE FISHING.....
« Last post by GA Umpire on Yesterday at 03:54:44 PM »
I started umpiring baseball in 1966. I've had many cancellations and postponements. Most with a good reason, some....well,,,I'll let you decide  ::). Today I was scheduled to ump at a small school 35 miles away. They were scheduled to play an even smaller school 120+ miles from them.

Maine has a "Free Fishing Weekend" once every year for those under 18 with the hopes of getting them "hooked" and licensed  ;D . The home AD phoned me a few minutes ago to inform me of the cancellation. Some games had been cancelled earlier this season because of Corona, so I wasn't too surprised until he informed me that the loyal opposition had only 11 players and 4 had decided to go fishing  :(….

  ….Oh well, the Red Sox are still in first  tR:oLl

Ralph,
Does Maine offer bass fishing as a championship sport?
The state bass fishing final is today in GA.  The baseball brackets are arranged so that this weekend is clear for participants.  Should your school have known of the "free fishing" Saturday before their schedule was made?

The first GHSA Bass Fishing State Championship, presented by Georgia Farm Bureau Insurance, will take place May 8, 2021 at Lake Lanier. A total of 68 boats have qualified for the event with their results at four qualifying tournaments held in January, February, March and April.
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General Discussion / Re: The strangest year....
« Last post by AlUpstateNY on Yesterday at 12:40:03 PM »
Sometimes simple "common sense" turns out to actually be the straightest, and easiest, path after all.

When "Thoroughly scrubbing our hands and trying not to touch our face" became the "OFFICIAL" policy, a Billion mothers and grandmothers shouted, "See, I told you so".
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Baseball / NO GAME.....GONE FISHING.....
« Last post by Ralph Damren on Yesterday at 12:10:53 PM »
I started umpiring baseball in 1966. I've had many cancellations and postponements. Most with a good reason, some....well,,,I'll let you decide  ::). Today I was scheduled to ump at a small school 35 miles away. They were scheduled to play an even smaller school 120+ miles from them.

Maine has a "Free Fishing Weekend" once every year for those under 18 with the hopes of getting them "hooked" and licensed  ;D . The home AD phoned me a few minutes ago to inform me of the cancellation. Some games had been cancelled earlier this season because of Corona, so I wasn't too surprised until he informed me that the loyal opposition had only 11 players and 4 had decided to go fishing  :(….

  ….Oh well, the Red Sox are still in first  tR:oLl
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General Discussion / Re: The strangest year....
« Last post by Ralph Damren on Yesterday at 06:37:36 AM »
I’ll leave the COVID mask debate to the more learned amongst us. However, masks/social distancing are apparently quite effective against the flu, as my GP told me recently he wrote only 10% of his normal Tamiflu prescriptions this past winter.
Good point, 'Bama Stripes. While some of the health habits that many of us have developed were aimed at preventing COVID, they have protected us from other dread sicknesses. Thoroughly scrubbing our hands and trying not to touch our face ( I have found myself scratching my chin on fair/foul calls I need to make from behind pitcher's mound  ??? ??? )  are developed habits that will remain for the rest of my life. I'll be happy when the mask mandate is fully lifted in my state, but feel it was like the seat-belt law that has been in force for years...for our safety.

A chuckle  nAnA you guys might enjoy what occurred in a Maine coastal town a few months ago:

(1) A man strolled into a store with a handgun in his belt;
(2) he had a license to carry one  8] ;
(3) he was NOT wearing a mask  :o ;
(4) a clerk called  P_S - no mask = criminal trespass  P_S ;
(5)  8] told the  P_S it was against the law to wear a mask  if you were "packing"  8];
(6) the  P_S P_S  ??? ??? didn't know and let him shop  8] ;
(7) the following day the AG announced there was no such law.

[/SCORE ONE FOR A MASKLESS SHOPPER tR:oLl b]
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