How will travel ball apply penalties to future?" Cant see that in travel tho. No overseeing authority "
there is for many games (PGF, USSSA, USA/ASA) and certainly for all school ball there is (btw, more likely IMHO in school ball, which this was, rivalries can get nasty, while in TB, more likely for players on different teams to know each other, have played together before, play HS together, etc.), gotta use what we have, not complain it is not 100% effective.
How will travel ball apply penalties to future?
Especially when the venues dont oversee eachother.
With players who can switch rosters and coaches switching teams.
Its going to be hard to regulate is all.
No interlinking system.
so you are OK with doing something against the rules likely to cause potentially serious injuries with no reprecussions? so pitchers are free to throw at batters all day long intentionally, and the award of 1B is sufficient?I don't say much, but I will say I am with RAD on this. After watching the video of the OP, I agree there is interference, but no malicious contact. The runner did adjust her base path to take her into the fielder, to break up the double play, which is interference. Not all contact is malicious. Do not confuse the terms of Base Line and Base Path, they are complete different. The Base Line is the direct line between the bases and the Base Path is the direct line between the Runner and the base they are going towards. The Path is set by the runner. To use the fair/foul line as a point of reference for the runner and the base. Use the image with the extended line that bmakj post on #122, the runner is going directly towards home plate as home plate is completely in fair territory. The runners outside knee appears to be just over the fair/foul line, mean with the catcher at that location (not saying she shouldn't be there), the runner would slide directly over home plate.
To answer RADs question about number of girls I have ejected as an umpire. I can count them on one hand over a 20 year career, most where behavioral ejections, i.e. malicious contact (the fewest), & cussing at me about a call.
For the JMU game, this was interference, however it was not for the slide into the foot. I watched the the game live and when the umpires got together you can hear the 2nd base umpire say the runner contacted the body of the fielder during the throw when she popped out of her slide which caused the interference.