Halifax Pride has a stellar fundraising event on tonight. The OUTbid auction is being held at the Casino and has some big ticket items such as iPads, big screen TVs and original artwork.
You should check it out! OUTbid auction @ Halifax Casino from 6-9pm tonight.
Let’s help support the community and a great event!
This week’s video tutorials are very…Big Bang Theory inspired. The individual who submitted these two videos is very passionate about baseball. This is evident from the graphics used to explain a force out. That said, not my first pick for a tutorial video, but I heard a bit of rumbling about this concept, so best to explain it.
In short, a force play involves any situation where the runner (including the batter) is forced to run. A batter is forced to run to first base. having arrived at first safely, the runner is then forced to run to second if the subsequent batter hits the ball in fair play (see last week’s video). In this instance, you need only to throw the ball to the base where the runner is headed (e.g., first base, second base, etc.) and your teammate need only catch it prior to the runner getting to the base. Note: In our league, home is always a forced out. Clear as mud?
A tagged play necessitates tagging the runner in the instance where s/he is trying for an extra base or more. For example, if I am up to bat and hit the ball into the outfield, it’s a force play at first (because I am forced to run to first base), but a tagged play at second base (nice hit!), or third (getting greedy). Again, a play at home in our league will always be a force out for safety. Still clear as mud?
Check out the videos below and let me know what you think of them:
Intro to softball: A forced out or a forced play (pt.1)
Intro to softball: A forced out or a forced play (pt.2)
Didn’t get enough from last week’s video tutorials? No worries!
While watching the games last weekend, I noticed the umpire called a few people out on an infield fly. I also noticed this look from more than a few people (not pugs), so let’s crack a bevvie, pull up a comfortable chair, wipe down the white board and grab a pen – Professor YouTube is in session:
What is this infield fly rule exactly?
The difference between a fair vs. foul ball (explained by an a certified umpire in uniform):
In other news, have you seen the new logo? My head nearly exploded from the sheer and utter awesomeness that was waiting for me in my inbox. This logo was done by a volunteer looking to flex some graphic design muscle. Huge, mad, and insane props to her for the ridiculous final product! If you like her work, hit me up for a referral.
Thanks to the brilliant effort of this year’s Commission, the league has been making steady improvements to many facets of a community organization, but they are far from done. If you have any feedback, insight, or want to help out, leave a comment here or head over to the Contact Us page and let ‘em know what’s on your mind. I promise to get back to you before the next game or I owe you a bevvie!
See you on the ball field!