I have asked and received a medical note and clearance from a medical Doctor. I then send an email, representing the Board, which allows such Player a runner from the plate. I tell them to keep a copy of the email to show at the plate meeting prior to the game.
This past weekend, at the 60 and up tournament, some people took in on themselves to get a runner. Going forward a Player must show his letter from me at the plate meeting unless the umpires already know the situation from prior games. If you have someone with a chronic condition they must contact me in order to get the waiver.
Managers, it seems that there is some confusion about where a runner starts if he runs for a batter. Also, we will clear up the confusion of some of our umpires.
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