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This weeks information is is focussed on teeball and when is TIME called?....
This is probably the most contentious rule in our game. There is no black and white in the rule as there are two elements you require before “Time” can be called and are relevant to each individual game.
The two elements are:
Correct interpretations of the “TIME” call speeds the game and creates less confusion. The game generally only lasts an hour. “TIME” calls at the correct moment will keep the game flowing, and make the hour more fulfilling for all, compared with the stand-offs which can sometimes result from slow calls. The most prevalent question asked at umpire clinics when discussing this rule is, “when a runner is half way up the line and time is called where do I send them forward or back?” The simple answer is YOU SHOULD NOT HAVE CALLED TIME as half way up the line is certainly not in close proximity to a base.