Frequently Asked Questions

The LSFBL BOARD has made decisions about the date for 2023  Championship Sunday, and for 2023 Bat Rules. Please refer to either the Home Page or the Rules page for details of these matters.

Regular Season Questions

Coaches

Q: Why can’t I schedule games the Monday or Tuesday before the playoffs begin on Wednesday?

A: It has been League policy for the past five years not to allow any regular season games to be scheduled the week of the playoffs, specifically the Monday and Tuesday before the playoffs begin on Wednesday. Here’s why: If a regular season game is scheduled for that Tuesday then there is no flexibility to accommodate weather-related or other technical delays. In other words, if it rains, the game must be cancelled because playoffs have to start on Wednesday, and for some divisions, playoffs actually may begin on Tuesday. It’s league policy to allow games to be re-scheduled on the Monday before playoffs ONLY FOR GAMES ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR SUNDAY JULY 16. In the first year of the League, we allowed games to be scheduled the day before the playoffs and rains created a major disaster. Teams ended up having to play doubleheaders during the playoffs and travel to separate towns on the same day to deal with home-field advantage.

During the final weeks of the season, if there’s no open date, it’s better to schedule a doubleheader now when it’s easier to take care of young pitching arms than to bunch everything up at the end of the year when playoff-fever has taken over, and there’s a tendency to schedule too much work for pitchers.

This league policy has been articulated over the last several year’s and reinforced again at this year’s manager’s meeting.

Q: Did the LSFBL Bat Rules change for the 2023 Season?

A: NO. Please refer to the Rule Book, Page 1, for the specific rules.

Q: We played one half inning before the rain came (one pitch was delivered in the bottom of first). My question is does the makeup game resume where the game ended or does it start over? Score was 4-0 after one half inning.

A: This circumstance is addressed in the Rule Book, pages 4 and 5. The game is considered a suspended game to be resumed from the point of the curtailment.

 

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