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STANDINGS .... An Infield Fly is a fair fly ball (not including a line drive nor an attempted bunt) which can be caught by an infielder with ordinary effort, DRAFT
STATS when first and second, or first, second and third bases are occupied, before two are out.  The pitcher, catcher and any outfielder who  PAST SEASONS
RULES stations himself in the infield on the play shall be considered infielders for the purpose of this rule. ALL STAR GAMES
RULES- Playoffs        When it seems apparent that a batted ball will be an Infield Fly, the umpire shall immediately declare "Infield Fly" for the benefit of  NO HITTERS
DATES the runners. If the ball is near the baselines, the umpire shall declare "Infield Fly, if Fair."   CODES TO PLAY A GAME
                The ball is alive and runners may advance at the risk of being caught, or retouch and advance after the ball is touched, the same on any
fly ball. If the hit becomes a foul ball, it is treated the same as any foul.  
        If a declared Infield Fly is allowed to fall untouched to the ground, and bounces foul before passing first or third base, it is a foul ball. If
PLAYOFFS a declared Infield Fly falls untouched outside the baseline, and bounces fair before passing first or third base, it is an Infield Fly.
Updated 11/4/2018      On the Infield Fly rule the umpire is to rule whether the best could ordinarily been handled by an infielder- not by some arbitrary
limitation such as the grass or base lines. The umpire must rule also that a ball is an Infield Fly, even if handled by an outfielder, if, in the
PLAYOFFS umpire's judgment, the ball could have been as easily handled by an infielder. The Infield Fly is in no sense to be considered an appeal play
A. The seeds are determined by records. Best record gets best seed.
1. Seeding in the event of a tie:
A. Best head to head record gets higher seed
B. Best head to head record among other playoff teams
C. Best record against teams with winning records
D. Longest playoff drought
E. Best record vs last year's league champion
F. Coin toss
2. Tie breaker to determine 5th seed
A. One playoff game will be played unless 3 or more teams are involved in the tie
B. Home team determined by same tiebreaker as listed in A.1.
B. A wildcard game will precede the first round of the playoffs. The 4th and 5th seeds will play.
C. The first round of the playoffs will be a 7 game playoff.
1. The teams shall consist of the top 3 seeds in each division plus the wildcard winner.
2. The format shall be 2-3-2.
3. The 1st seed will face the wildcard winner (4th seed). The 2nd seed play the 3rd seed. 1st and 2nd seeds have more home games.
D. The first round winners will meet in a 7 game playoff to determine the Division Champions.
1. The format shall be 2-3-2
2. Top remaining seed is the home team in each 2 game set.
E. The Nuxhall Division Champion and the Weaver Division Champion meet in a 7 game playoff to determine the league champion.
1. The format shall be 2-3-2
2. Ties to determine home field advantage
A. Team with better current regular season record
B. Team with better current season playoff record by winning percentage
C. Best head to head record among other playoff teams
D. Best record against teams with winning records
E. Longest playoff drought
F. Best record vs last year's league champion
G. Coin toss
F. There is one travel day between playoff locations during each series and one day off between each playoff series.
G. Player usage in the playoffs.
1. Teams may use a 4-man rotation since 4 days rest is required between playoff starts.
     However, each team's starting pitchers are NOT necessarily rested before each series depending on the length of their previous series.
2. The starting pitcher in the last 2 games (Sept 29, 30) of the regular season may not pitch in game 1 of the playoffs. A starting pitcher in the 
     last 4 games of the regular season may not pitch in the wildcard game or pitch in a 1 game playoff (October 1).
3. Starting pitchers
A. a SP with 100+ eligible KADING IP can start 2 games in a series
B. a SP with 81-99 eligible KADING IP can start 1 game in a series
C. a SP with less than 81 eligible KADING IP can NOT start in a series
4. A full time (100+ ip) Starting pitcher's relief grade will be the same as their start grade unless they pitched over 20 innings of relief (in which case they will
     receive their relief grade unless it is lower than their start grade.  If the relief grade is lower than the start grade, then they will get the
     start grade in relief).
5. All starters must pitch 4 innings unless the inning plus runs allowed plus runners on base must be greater than or equal to 6 unless
    there is a rain delay.
6. Pinch hitting for the starting pitcher is only allowed after
A. starting pitcher has thrown 4 innings, or
B. starting pitcher has allowed 4 runs, or
C. a rain delay
7. Relief pitchers
A. a RP with   59+ KADING IP is allowed 7 innings per series
B. a RP with 50-58 KADING IP is allowed 6 innings per series
C. a RP with 42-49 KADING IP is allowed 5 innings per series
D. a RP with 34-41 KADING IP is allowed 4 innings per series
E. a RP with 25-33 KADING IP is allowed 3 innings per series
F. a RP with 20-24 KADING IP is allowed 2 innings per series
G. RP with grade 1,2 or 3 are not restricted by IP
H. a SP with 100+ eligible KADING IP that won't be used in the playoffs as a SP may be used in relief (7 innings per series) at his SP grade
I. Any grade 4 or higher reliever may NOT pitch more than 3 innings in a single game unless they are the last reliever on the roster.
   That reliever will be deemed injured (ineligible) after the game for the remainder of that playoff series.
J. overusage of a RP does not carry to the next series
K. the last available RP in a game may exceed their overall innings limit without penalty
8. Position players
A. a player with 81+ eligible KADING games may start each game
B. a player with 30-80 eligible KADING games may not play prior to the 7th inning of any game unless there is an injury or ejection.
       (in the event of an injury or ejection, a 30-80 game player may be used even if there is an 81+ player on the bench)
C. a player with less than 30 KADING games may not play in the playoffs.
D. a team will lose a roster spot should they not be able to have more than one player eligible at a position.
9. Stolen base restrictions for each playoff series
A. players with 0 to 12 KADING SB attempts are limited to 1 SB attempt
B. players with 13-20 KADING SB attempts are limited to 2 SB attempts
C. players with 21-29 KADING SB attempts are limited to 3 SB attempts
D. players with 30-37 KADING SB attempts are limited to 4 SB attempts
E. players with 38-45 KADING SB attempts are limited to 5 SB attempts
F. players with 46-54 KADING SB attempts are limited to 6 SB attempts
G. players with 55-62 KADING SB attempts are limited to 7 SB attempts
H. players with 63-70 KADING SB attempts are limited to 8 SB attempts
I. players with 71-79 KADING SB attempts are limited to 8 SB attempts
J. players with 80-87 KADING SB attempts are limited to 9 SB attempts
K. players with 88-95 KADING SB attempts are limited to 10 SB attempts
L. players with 96+ KADING SB attempts are limited to 11 SB attempts
10. An over usage may result in a game protest. In the event of no protest, then the over used player is deemed injured (ineligible)
       for the remainder of that playoff series.
11. Any overused player during the regular season is not eligible to participate in the playoffs.
12. The wildcard game and a 1 game playoff are both treated like their own playoff series and only 1 starting pitcher is needed for the roster
13. The starting pitchers must be announced before the lineups are loaded.
14. Rosters are limited to 25 players
15. Team rosters may change between playoff series, but must be the same during any individual playoff series
16. If a rainout is an official game per MLB regular season rules, then there is no replay even though new MLB playoffs require all games
    must play at least 9 innings.
One game playoff and Opening round calendar:
10/1 wild card game- or all one game playoffs (if necessary)
10/2 rest day or wild card game if one game playoff was necessary
10/3 game 1
10/4 game 2
10/5 rest day
10/6 game 3
10/7 game 4
10/8 game 5 (if necessary)
10/9 rest day
10/10 game 6 (if necessary)
10/11 game 7 (if necessary)
Division Championship begins day after last divisional Opening round game  (they may begin on different days)
Day 1 rest day
Day 2 game 1
Day 3 game 2
Day 4 rest day
Day 5 game 3
Day 6 game 4
Day 7 game 5 (if necessary)
Day 8 rest day
Day 9 game 6 (if necessary)
Day 10 game 7 (if necessary)
World Series calendar begins the day after the final DCS game. (one team may have more rest)
Day 1 rest day
Day 2 game 1
Day 3 game 2
Day 4 rest day
Day 5 game 3
Day 6 game 4
Day 7 game 5 (if necessary)
Day 8 rest day
Day 9 game 6 (if necessary)
Day 10 game 7 (if necessary)