No food or alcoholic drinks
permitted on the actual playing field. Alcoholic drinks can not go
pass the fenced off upper deck. This is a good spot to have drinks and watch
the games from behind the home plate area.
No glass containers or
breakables anywhere in the actual air dome (s). Get a take away cup from the
bring your own alcoholic drinks into the dome.
the Out-of-play side lines (dug out), the playing team (s) may have bottled
water, Gatorade or other reasonable thirst quenchers to sip on during the
game, but no food, including shelled nuts. All litter must be picked up,
whether it is ours or not; leave nothing behind.
Restaurant – Bar etiquette:
or shoes in the
bar. Use the Dome, restroom or change rooms for this.
Do not put
ball bags or equipment on tables
in the bar. These are for drinking and eating areas only. Pick an area in
the bar and stack our bags there (maybe the floor near a wall to avoid
tripping on these).
Do not -
bring outside food or drinks
into the bar
area. Consume these
ball dome or elsewhere – then join your friends in the bar.
(The easier just to buy the product from the dome's restaurant.)
inning change over:
From the last out to the first pitch of the new game – we have a maximum of
5 minute or less. If the Umpire calls Play Ball and teams are not ready the
penalty is: strike against batting team, ball against defending team. We all
have to co-operate on this.
change over equipment confusion:
Be suited and ready to take the field, but DO give the exiting
team room & time to pickup their gear to avoid equipment mix ups.
You can do this by simply waiting or entering the field in another area to
Lost or found items:
If you find something give it to the convener ONLY or his appointed
receiver. Do not take it home. If you
have lost something contact the convener.
No infield warm ups allowed
after the first inning.
Players shall warm-up in the designated warm-up area only. No hitting is
allowed in the warm up area.
No Grace. (The start time
is the time to play or forfeit the game.) Be ready 20 minute ahead in
case there is an early start.
Time limits: No
inning starts after 50 minutes with a maximum of 1 hour game time limit.
All teams must exit the playing field within the 1 hour and 05 minute
Outs can be made by catching the ball
deflected off the roof or walls.
If the ball hits the roof, walls or
equipment on the field, the ball is in play and fair or foul is
determined by where it lands or is touch by a fielder. Exception,
no out on rear wall deflections.**
No out on
Balls deflected off the Orange rear wall:
Definition - The rear orange wall is treated as the fence in an outside
game. Balls deflected off the rear orange (not side orange) is live and
playable, but no fly out on a catch off the rear orange wall.
Home Run Zone: Back wall orange:
ball must hit the white wall above the orange and no higher up on the white
part than the 3rd row of horizontal lacing. **If the ball hits above the 3rd
row of horizontal lacing, this is deemed to be part of the roof, the ball is
live and if caught is an o
Mercy Rule - +10 after 5
Ties allowed during regular
schedule, but must go to extra innings in the playoff.
Home run rule: match Plus 2.
At present the ball must hit back wall above the orange wall. Home runs
exceeding match 2 are treated as a single base hit.
If a void is created in the
batting order by a player removed due to an injury, go to the next batter
without an out penalty. Once an injured player has been removed from
the batting order, they can not re-enter the game.
If a void in the batting
order is created for any reason other than an injury and no substitution is
available than an automatic out will be recorded when the
player is due to bat.
A team may start or end a
game with 7 or more players and may add late players to the bottom of
the batting order at anytime during the game
(the Ball must be Dead before they shall enter Defensively). No out
penalty for playing with less than 10 players.
default will be declared if a team falls below 7 players.
All persons on the playing field must has a sign
turned in waiver, including players, score keeper and
Penalty for having illegal players is game forfeit
Maximum TEN (10) players on
the field at any time.
Home Team denoted by flip.
Commitment Line in effect.
A home plate mat will be
used. The pitching arc will be 6 to 12 feet.
Anticipation step allowed,
after ball crosses the plate.
Courtesy Runners: a maximum
of seven (7). Runner can run only once per game.
Each team and player must be
registered with and insured by SPO for either 2003 or 2004, with an
executed Waiver/Agreement on file with the tournament.
list of banned bats and bat policy.
Use of a band bat will result in ejection of the player. If you have a
concern show your bat to the Ump.
a) Best win/lost
b) Most runs for
c) Least runs against
d) Head to head, if
e) coin toss