Tie Goes To Runner?

A blog especially for USA Softball of Utah Umpires to help clarify rules, plays, and game control situations.

Collision At First

Collision At First
Michael Leavitt 160
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SEPTEMBER 5, 2018 The play that is always so frustrating is when the infielders botch their assignments and instead of a routine out at first, you end...
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Didn’t use safety base. Play was not from foul territory. Runner out.
Tuesday, 10 September 2019 07:04
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Ball Hit Bat - Or - Bat Hit Ball

Ball Hit Bat - Or - Bat Hit Ball
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Michael Leavitt 160
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SEPTEMBER 4, 2018 Enjoy this video..... It was a beautiful Saturday evening when the following play happened. Nobody on base and the batter tries to l...
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Unusual Calls - Get Both Coaches Together

Unusual Calls - Get Both Coaches Together
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One of my great baseball umpiring mentors, Carl Childress, drilled into my head the concept, "Never explain an unusual call to one coach only!" This c...
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"That One's For You Blue!"

"That One's For You Blue!"
Michael Leavitt 160
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ST. GEORGE, UTAH * March 10, 2018 * UHSAA Tournament Saturday morning March 10, 2018 I found myself behind the plate for the Pleasant Grove, Utah and ...
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What a great moment!
Thursday, 22 March 2018 20:46
Guest — Eileen Brown
What a great moment!
Thursday, 22 March 2018 20:48
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DON'T BE A DUSTY! - Umpiring Tip For Success

DON'T BE A DUSTY! - Umpiring Tip For Success
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2017 Umpire Manual
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Don't Be A Dusty! NOTE: The use of the name Dusty is purely fictional. As a field ump, I have always prided myself in my ability to keep the bases cle...
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Mark Woodmansee
I noticed you cleaning the bases last night at my granddaughters game and I mentioned to my wife that we don\'t see that ever.... Read More
Tuesday, 12 September 2017 19:38
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Mask or Migraine - A Dead Shot!

Mask or Migraine - A Dead Shot!
Michael Leavitt 160
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Many are probably unaware, but I suffer from migraines. They come and they go without any clear explanation. This morning the cause is obvious. It is ...
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Enjoy The Moments!

Enjoy The Moments!
Michael Leavitt 160
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It may seem a bit odd for an umpire related blog to feature a fishing photo as its cover image, unless you realize that these photo were snapped just ...
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Got Bruises.... Again!!!!

Got Bruises.... Again!!!!
Michael Leavitt 160
NEWSFLASH - February 8, 2017 - I can't believe it, this is what the inner/underside of my right thigh looks like. This is normal for late August, but ...
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Men's Fastpitch - I'm Thankful For Mentors

Men's Fastpitch - I'm Thankful For Mentors
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JULY 6, 2016 - MEN'S FASTPITCH It is the morning after my first experience with the men's fastpitch softball game. I survived my first two games and a...
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Fishing Anyone?

Fishing Anyone?
Michael Leavitt 160
 JULY 4, 2016 - Happy 4th of July! Saturday morning I awoke early to grab my continental breakfast from the hotel and hit the fishing pond adjace...
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It's Almost July - Got Bruises???

It's Almost July - Got Bruises???
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All day yesterday and last night was the all day tournament for the Orem Youth Baseball Monday Night Lights accelerated leagues. Coming home, I was am...
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Coach Intimidation - "C'mon Blue!"

Coach Intimidation - "C'mon Blue!"
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Fellow Umpires: I took some time typing up my experiences with a questioning coach last night. It happened on the baseball field, but the same situati...
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