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Can someone help me find the rules on rain games? Baseball.

Posted on 4/5/23 at 10:31 am
Posted by Gallant_Gringo
Member since Mar 2013
1760 posts
Posted on 4/5/23 at 10:31 am
What I mean is that back in the 90’s when I played ball, it could come a monsoon and as long as it didn’t lightening we played on. Looks like a lot of rain but not storms (lightening and thunder) this coming weekend in Columbia.
Posted by Toptigerfan86
Baton Rouge
Member since Feb 2022
2833 posts
Posted on 4/5/23 at 10:35 am to
Lightening within so many miles is no go

Tornados are ok as long as you can still see the funnel cloud

Hurricanes are ok now that we have a pitch clock to speed up the game

Those are the ones I KNOW to be rules

Beyond that, I think it’s at the discretion of the umpires/league headquarters as far as play stoppage/play resumption but I’m not positive on that
This post was edited on 4/5/23 at 10:39 am
Posted by WPBTiger
Parts Unknown
Member since Nov 2011
30838 posts
Posted on 4/5/23 at 10:37 am to
School/Administration decides if field is okay to start. Once game starts, discretion is to umpires.
Posted by Mr. Hangover
New Orleans
Member since Sep 2003
34506 posts
Posted on 4/5/23 at 10:43 am to
quote:

it could come a monsoon and as long as it didn’t lightening we played on


This is a flat out lie
Posted by 3rdPart Tiger
Member since Oct 2007
6191 posts
Posted on 4/5/23 at 10:47 am to
Posted by Lester Earl
Member since Nov 2003
278093 posts
Posted on 4/5/23 at 10:48 am to
Call your buddy at Marucci
Posted by Gallant_Gringo
Member since Mar 2013
1760 posts
Posted on 4/5/23 at 10:50 am to
No sir! Use to run through puddles in the baseline. Water pouring off our helmets. We played on many times.
Posted by Gallant_Gringo
Member since Mar 2013
1760 posts
Posted on 4/5/23 at 10:50 am to
Good idea!
Posted by Adam4848
LA
Member since Apr 2006
18932 posts
Posted on 4/5/23 at 11:03 am to
Link to SEC rules

LINK
This post was edited on 4/5/23 at 11:04 am
Posted by UnluckyTiger
Member since Sep 2003
35668 posts
Posted on 4/5/23 at 11:06 am to
Been awesome weather all week in SC and of course it’s going to suck this weekend when I go to Columbia
Posted by Gallant_Gringo
Member since Mar 2013
1760 posts
Posted on 4/5/23 at 11:09 am to
Thank you sir
Posted by Lsudave89
Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Member since Jun 2021
3527 posts
Posted on 4/5/23 at 11:12 am to
quote:

First,



Commissioner Regulations - pg 24


So... also in absence of lighting, what you also trying to point out is that the ump has sole discretion on conditions of play, right? And it takes 5 full innings to make a game. I'm just confirming here because I don't know it all, no sarcastic or anything? The lighting subsection was either just below I believe:

quote:

Other
1. Authority to Rule on Game Stoppage. The umpire-in-chief has sole authority to suspend, postpone, or cancel
the game if conditions become unfit for play.
Posted by WhoGeauxDer
Member since Sep 2016
21 posts
Posted on 4/5/23 at 11:15 am to
Every time they come up to play this seems to happen.
Posted by Epaminondas
The Boot
Member since Jul 2020
4085 posts
Posted on 4/5/23 at 11:16 am to
quote:

Lightening- it's the opposite of 'darkening' or making something darker.
Lightning does this.
Posted by Hot Carl
Prayers up for 3
Member since Dec 2005
58895 posts
Posted on 4/5/23 at 11:27 am to
quote:

What I mean is that back in the 90’s when I played ball, it could come a monsoon and as long as it didn’t lightening we played on.


You play with a bunch of guys who threw 100 mph with a wet ball and monsoon rain making it even harder to see? Play with guys that will be millionaires in 2 months unless a freak injury from running around on a wet arse field and slick bases could possibly derail?
Posted by WaterLink
Baton Rouge
Member since Sep 2015
17180 posts
Posted on 4/5/23 at 11:55 am to
quote:

it could come a monsoon and as long as it didn’t lightening we played on.


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