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Next Meeting April 8, 2015


Chuck DeCarbo from Sports Loft will on location to sell equipment.

IF YOU WANT  TO ORDER EQUIPMENT EMAIL OR CALL CHUCK PUT AN ORDER IN HE WILL DELIVER ON THE 8th…

A link will be added to order MBUA hats. More info to follow if you need something sooner email me and I will reach out to the vendor

Thanks Dominic

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON HOUSE BILL #3252

PLEASE READ AND CALL YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVES 

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MIAA Spring Newsletter

Please Review

CLICK HERE


2015 High School Rule Changes

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  MBUA USES MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL RULES

 CHANGES BELOW PLEASE (REVIEW)

1.16  Requires helmets for base coaches.

3.05  An existing pitcher who crosses the foul line is required to pitch to a batter, unless a pinch hitter or injury.  If at bat or on base at end of inning, if he touches the rubber, must pitch.

6.02(b)  Expanded from “stepping out of box” to include anything the batter does to cause the pitcher to balk.  Balk nullified.

6.02(c)  No longer requires the pitcher to pitch.  Dead Ball.  Umpire issues the batter a strike.

6.02(d)  One foot in the batter’s box.

7.06  Interpretation:  Any time a fielder “muffs” a play and he must chase after the ball, any subsequent contact that impedes the progress of the runner is considered to be obstruction.

7.13  Collision Rule at Home Plate.

8.01  Pitcher no longer required to have entire pivot foot in contact with the rubber.

8.02  Going to the mouth on 18′ circle no longer a ball.  Wipe off is legal.  Failure to wipe off first warning, then a ball.

8.02(b)  Pitcher cannot attach anything to fingers, hands or wrists.

8.05(b)  Pitcher can no longer fake to third.

8.05(d)  Clarified that throwing to an unoccupied base is not a balk as long as the pitcher believed he had a play at that base.

9.02(c)  Clarified a check swing appeal rule same as 7.10 appeal rule.

 

 

MIAA RULES FOR REVIEW

All non wood bats must be BBCOR certified.

Strike One, Strike Two Policy/Handshake Policy


DONATE TO BOB PANZA 

For those of you that have asked how they can help, you can make a donation to to  to Bob’s Medical Fund on GoFundMe Click on the  Donate to Bob Panza

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Update: 3/25/2015 7:18 AM From Kitty Panza

Hi everyone,
It has been two weeks  since Bob’s surgery and he has settled back in at Life Care for the next week or so. He is all set to have his stitches removed today Wednesday, the 25th, back in Boston. He is progressing with all his therapy, and now that he is much more alert, it helps to break the day up. He is so anxious to be able to get out of the bed and into his wheelchair on his own, but he is not there yet, even though he often thinks he is. Once he gets to that plateau, he will be able to at least move about the room and the facility on his own. If the weather would cooperate and get warmer, he could finally get some outside time, so I guess I have to be patient with that… March in Plymouth is not warm by a long shot!

His recent visitors have noticed the same thing that I am seeing, his long term memory is great, but short term and present is still very confused. Sometimes, he will be unable to tell me who visited less than an hour after the visit ends If you visit more than once, he may tell you things that are not true, but to him they are. I appreciate all the visits because the more he is engaged in the present time and what is going on, the hope is that short term memory will improve with time. Yesterday he told me he had started to be able to read again. In small segments, he was reading the SI Patriot Championship issue I had bought him back in February. It would be great if he could get back to reading, as you can only watch so much daytime TV without being brain dead!!! I appreciate all your help, the support has been amazing….love you all for your kindness!

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 IMPORTANT INFORMATION

General Membership Meeting 3/4/2015

@ Weymouth Elks 7:30 PM

 

Candidates Class Braintree High School

Room 305, 7:00 PM

I will be selling rulebooks if you need one.   ALL… of the money raised will be donated to Bob Panza $5.00 per book so if you lost or need a new one because you wore it out reading it buy one and help a brother out.

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SSUA INSTRUCTIONAL CAGE WORK

Would you like to be evaluated for free? Helped on you plate mechanics, Tracking pitches, getting in the slot…….. Let us help!!!!!! Members Only

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For more information

CONTACT MOE DUFFY

@

diezel92459@comcast.net

 

 

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GENERAL MEMBERSHIP     

MEETING DATES

The following 2015 Dates are confirmed for SSUA Meetings the dates are as follows. February 4, 11, 25, 2015, March 4, 18, 25, and April 8, 15, 2015 and May 6,. Meetings will be held at the Weymouth Elks starting at 7:30 PM

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MEMBERSHIP DUES ARE DUE BY JANUARY 15TH 2015. PLEASE GET THEM TO AVOID LATE FEES……….Dues are $76.00!!!!!

UPDATED 1/25/2015

IF YOU HAVE’NT PAID YOUR DUES OR REGISTERED ON THE WEBSITE 

YOU WILL NOT BE REGISTERED WITH THE MIAA. YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO WORK HIGH SCHOOL GAMES THIS SPRING… AGAIN IF YOU CAN’T LOG IN CALL ME AND I’LL WALK YOU THROUGH THE PROCESS. I WILL BE AVAILABLE ALL DAY TOMORROW 1/26/2015 FROM 8:00 AM TO 4:00 PM. DEADLINE FOR THIS PROCESS IS BY THE FIRST MEETING ON 2/4/2015.

YOU ARE HOLDING UP THE PROCESS FOR THE ENTIRE BOARD PLEASE GET THIS DONE NOW!!!!! NOT TO MENTION ME……THE MIAA WANTS ALL ROSTERS IN BEFORE MARCH 1…

                                                                                                      

2015 umpire class

IMPORTANT INFORMATION PLEASE READ

Candidate Class will be held at Braintree High School starting in January . If you would like to be come a qualified baseball official contact Dom DiMare at ump1194@yahoo.com or 617-413-3851. If you are interested in joining SSUA, our next class will start  January 7th 2015. Class will run for eight weeks.

Class will be held in room 305 starting at 7:00 PM!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pre-registrations are welcome. CLASS SIZE IS LIMITED. 
To pre-register email to ump1194@yahoo.com
Checks for Pre Registration can be mailed to: SSUA , 21 Solaris Road, Hyde Park, MA. 02136
Class fees are $135.00.  The fee also includes first years membership dues.

OR!!!!!!!

PAY YOUR CLASS FEES AND REGISTER HERE CLICK THE PAYPAL LOGO!

 

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ssua objectives

 

  1. To promote the game of baseball by a uniform interpretation of the rules of baseball.
  2. To safeguard the integrity of the game and promote sportsmanship by way of training and instruction of this organizations members.
  3. To establish trust and respect for individuals who umpire baseball games by training officials to recognize and respect the interests of players, coaches, administrators and fans associated with every league organization and school that is serviced by this organizations members.
  4. To provide a proper forum for the purpose of open exchanges of ideas among the members of this organization.
  5. To provide competent, knowledgeable, qualified individuals to administer the rules of the game in a fair and impartial manner thereby instilling confidence in the integrity of the game by the general public and all players, coaches and league and/or school administrators.

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NCAA Regional umpire, Mike Cerra instructing
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