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Old 02-15-2009, 03:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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This is how Brookhaven simply explains both the equipment on the field rule and only players and coaches on the bench rule:

Only people properly registered will be allowed on the playing field or in the bench area. Managers and assistants who are
also players need only file one Registration Card. However, they must be listed on the Roster Form as the Manager or Assistant
and must also be listed as a player. Only players will be allowed in the batting order.


2009 USSSA Rules Changes
Rule 8, Sec. 5, K When a member of the Offensive Team or their equipment causes a blocked ball:
The infraction constitutes interference. The ball is dead and the most advanced runner is called out.
All runners will return to the last base touched.
Rule 9, Sec. 3 The Ball is dead and not in play:
M. When an Offensive Team Member or their equipment causes interference.

USSSA is also requiring strict enforcement of the existing rule:
Rule 8, Sec. 7 Base Runners are entitled to advance without liability to be put out:
F. When a ball is live after a batted ball and is overthrown into foul territory and is blocked.
EFFECT. In all cases, when a blocked ball occurs on an overthrown live ball, the ball is immediately dead.
Each and every Base Runner is awarded two bases from the last base occupied, unless required to retouch.

Intent:
In order to keep the playing area free of extraneous people and equipment, penalties will be enforced.
Interpretation:
Equipment left on the field by the Defensive Team that is touched by a live ball will be treated the same as if the
throw had gone out of play. Each runner will be awarded two bases. A live ball that touches Offensive Team Equipment
or Players in foul territory will immediately become a dead ball, the runner closest to home will be ruled out, and
all other runners must return to their last base.




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This is how Brookhaven simply explains both the equipment on the field rule and only players and coaches on the bench rule:

Only people properly registered will be allowed on the playing field or in the bench area. Managers and assistants who are
also players need only file one Registration Card. However, they must be listed on the Roster Form as the Manager or Assistant
and must also be listed as a player. Only players will be allowed in the batting order.


2009 USSSA Rules Changes
Rule 8, Sec. 5, K When a member of the Offensive Team or their equipment causes a blocked ball:
The infraction constitutes interference. The ball is dead and the most advanced runner is called out.
All runners will return to the last base touched.
Rule 9, Sec. 3 The Ball is dead and not in play:
M. When an Offensive Team Member or their equipment causes interference.

USSSA is also requiring strict enforcement of the existing rule:
Rule 8, Sec. 7 Base Runners are entitled to advance without liability to be put out:
F. When a ball is live after a batted ball and is overthrown into foul territory and is blocked.
EFFECT. In all cases, when a blocked ball occurs on an overthrown live ball, the ball is immediately dead.
Each and every Base Runner is awarded two bases from the last base occupied, unless required to retouch.

Intent:
In order to keep the playing area free of extraneous people and equipment, penalties will be enforced.
Interpretation:
Equipment left on the field by the Defensive Team that is touched by a live ball will be treated the same as if the
throw had gone out of play. Each runner will be awarded two bases. A live ball that touches Offensive Team Equipment
or Players in foul territory will immediately become a dead ball, the runner closest to home will be ruled out, and
all other runners must return to their last base.
So does that mean the onedeck batter if he by some fluke gets hit with a throw or a foul ball he is interfearing? I thought as long as he's in the on deck circle he's ok. How about the base coachs what if they get hit by a throw?
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I feel bad for the poor umpire that has to enforce this stupid rule!!
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I feel bad for the poor umpire that has to enforce this stupid rule!!
You're about to be one of them!
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You're about to be one of them!
(((((( poor me!
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I feel bad for the poor umpire that has to enforce this stupid rule!!
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You're about to be one of them!

A simpler solution would be to shoot all the lawyers....
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So does that mean the onedeck batter if he by some fluke gets hit with a throw or a foul ball he is interfearing? I thought as long as he's in the on deck circle he's ok. How about the base coachs what if they get hit by a throw?
I don't believe it will. I think they are only looking at extraneous players and equipment. On-deck batter, as long as he is not in the middle of the field, should be exempted. I could be wrong, but that is my interp...
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