Sports 4 The Blind

Rule 3

Section 3:

Bench, Field and Spectator Conduct

Article 1...

     A coach, player, substitute, attendant, spotter, other team personnel, or spectators shall not:


Carelessly throw a bat; or


Deliberately throw a bat or equipment or


Call “Time” or use any command or commit any act for the purpose of trying to confuse the batter or fielders or disrupt the rhythm of the pitcher; or


Use word or act to incite or try to incite spectators to demonstrations, or use profanity or remarks which reflect upon opposing player, umpire or spectator; or


Remain in the area behind the catcher within a distance of twenty five feet while the pitcher and catcher are in their legal positions; or


Use amplifiers or bullhorns from the bench, spectator area, or on the field during the course of the game; or


Maliciously approach or contact a player, bench personnel, a spotter, an umpire, or other game official; or


Be outside the vicinity of the designated bench area if not a batter, on-deck batter, in the coaches area, spotter, battery, or one of the six players on defense; or


Verbalize in any way with the opposing team for the purpose for intimidation; or


Exhibit behavior that is not in accordance with the spirit of fair play; or


Charge an umpire; or


Players in the game shall not wear jewelry (safety hazard).

Exception: Medical Alert bracelets or necklaces.

(This rule is not heavily enforced.)


     In (a) and (l) the umpire shall issue a warning to the coach of the team involved which will result in the next offender being ejected. In (b), (g), and (k), umpire shall eject the offender from the game. Failure to comply shall result in game being forfeited. However, in (c), (d), (e), (f), (h), (i), and (j) if the offense is judged to be of a minor nature, the Umpire may warn the offender and then eject him if he repeats the offense. Also, in (c) and (g), an ejected player may be declared out if on offense and run scored if on defense.

Article 2...

     Any player, coach, spotter, or bench personnel removed from the game by the umpire for disciplinary reasons may not re-enter that game under any circumstance and , in tournament play, is barred from participating in the next game for that team or any other team present at the tournament. Two ejections in a series or tournament will result in the individual being barred from further participation of any kind, other than as a spectator, for the remainder of the series or tournament.

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