Tavish wrote:Its pretty aggravating especially on the smaller foul ground parks. The worst I played on there was maybe 10 feet of space between the foul line and the "out of play" area. The fences only ran to the edge of the infield and there was no line that really indicated to the OFers where the out of bounds area started. The ump would basically look down the fenceline to the outfield fence marker and make the call.
What I ended up doing was just not worrying about it. It really didn't happen too often, and in most cases in softball it is worth trading the out for letting guys advance an extra base. If it is something that is happening all the time you might crowd the foul line a little more so you can come in more under control.
Well put. As for positioning, I was playing further off the line than I normally do because I figured there was less ground to cover. If the ground wasn't so chewed up I'd figure I could go into a slide like a catcher, but my legs wouldn't be the same after. I definitely be thinking about it tonight. Thanks again Tavish.