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  2. Senor Azul

    Runner throw out then hit with the ball

    Here’s the interpretation (from the 2016 BRD, p. 196) that Messrs. Jimurray and beerguy55 have mentioned: OBR Official Interpretation: Wendelstedt: A runner errantly continuing to run around the bases is not, in itself, interference. If a runner who continues to run around the bases interferes with play, the umpire will signal that’s nothing. However, if a runner who had been put out were to leave the baselines and interfere with a following play, this is interference.
  3. Richvee

    umpire pants used in LL World Series

    SO we can count on you to "test drive" the new GD poly spandex??
  4. Richvee

    ALWS

    Enjoyable game. Good balk call by U1 earlier in the contest. Good timing by U2 on a CS waiting to see possession. Good plate also... consistent all night.. Great game. Congrats lawump and your crew.
  5. Jimurray

    umpire pants used in LL World Series

    I haven't seen a "low rise" option lately in any style of pants. Might be a good question for @MadMax. Time for a 'bespoke" umpire shop if you are willing to pay "bespoke" prices. I would say that the money you pay for quality clothing pays off in comfort and longevity, aside from changing styles.
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  7. umpstu

    ALWS

    I just got to see the last couple of innings. Well umpired, especially the plate. And the inning was a big WOW!!!!
  8. boyinr

    ALWS

    Maybe U1? confrimed at least he was listed by ESPN in that position.
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  10. Senor Azul

    Pitcher Steps off plate and throws to catcher

    2015 NFHS Case Book Play 7.3.5 Situation G: With no outs and F1 in the set position, R3 attempts to steal home. F1 legally steps backward off the pitcher’s plate and throws home. B2 hits the ball. Ruling: Typically, batter’s interference is a delayed dead ball in order to give the defense an opportunity to make an out on the initial putout attempt. Since the batter hit the ball, the defense was not afforded an opportunity to make a play. Therefore, the ball is declared dead immediately, R3 is out because of B2’s interference. (5-1-2a and dead ball table #25, 7-3-5, 8-4-2l) NCAA rule 7-11v. If the batter hits, or attempts to hit, a throw made to home plate by the pitcher who is not in contact with the pitching rubber, and is attempting to retire a runner stealing home, interference shall be called and the ball is dead. PENALTY for v.—With two outs, the batter is out. With fewer than two outs, the runner shall be out. OBR rules the same as FED/NCAA.
  11. thanks guys..must the short height factor . I've previously only worn Fechheimer, their waist rode a bit high too....but not as much as the Smitty poly spandex Jeff
  12. Richvee

    ALWS

    Anyone know if lawump is on tonight's crew?
  13. Richvee

    Force Play

    But NY wouldn't overturn an out call of they judged the play to be so close it was a tie. That wouldn't be clear and concise evidence....or whatever term they use.
  14. Rich Ives

    Force Play

    If there was a tie then the call would be safe. By rule.
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  16. Richvee

    Force Play

    In the case of MLB instant replay, there are no ties. The call was safe or out. If the replay judges it's so close as to say it's a virtual "tie", the call on the field will stand. Therefore, it's not a tie.
  17. Rich Ives

    Force Play

    Rationalization.
  18. tpatience

    ISO F3 V2 mask

    Found. Thank you
  19. BT_Blue

    umpire pants used in LL World Series

    They have been the supplier for quite a few years now if memory serves. FWIW, I also found Honigs pants (I only ever wore the polywool) to have the same issue. Especially the plate pants.
  20. BT_Blue

    LLWS 2018

    Boo to this!
  21. ricka56

    Is the game over?

    This Ask the Umpire question would make sense with the following corrections: Runners on the corners with 1 out. Batter hits a fly ball to right, which is caught. Runner at 3rd tags up legally and scores. However, the batter runner on first never re-touches first base. He just walks into the dugout. Is the game really over at this point? Doesn't the batter runner on first have to complete the play and re-touch first base? And the answer would be, yes, the game is over even if the defense appealed the runner on first's failure to retouch 1B after the run scored. That out would not be not a force play, it is an appeal ... a "time play". If that out happened before the run scored, then the run would not count. If that out happened after the run scored, then the run would count...game over.
  22. beerguy55

    Runner throw out then hit with the ball

    OBR/MLB this is an out. It's a retired runner who interfered with a subsequent play on a runner, and said retired runner was not simply advancing/retreating the bases. No intent required for retired runner interference. Otherwise, with R3 and a fly ball to F9, I simply round first base, and then casually make my way back to the either dugout in a path that crosses F9's throw to the plate. I'm not trying to get hit...but I'm not trying to not get hit either...and possibly screening F2 is a bonus...I'm not doing anything "intentionally". For this reason this SHOULD be an out if FED too, but I don't think they agree with me. Interesting that the FED definition for a retired runner includes a scored runner (which confuses the notion of a "retired" runner interfering with a double play). That's a lazy argument. There are many scenarios where everyone is doing what they should be doing but runners/fielders are correctly called for INT/OBS. I'm not giving a free pass to a kid who obliviously runs across the infield during a live play and gets in the way. There's a difference between what the kid in the OP did, and returning to either dugout via foul territory...or, at the very least, actually watching where the ball is going to avoid it - which, without a last second deflection, makes this moot as he would not have been hit otherwise. As the other coach, I'm arguing this all day long, and protesting. As his coach, I'm not arguing an out call - I'm making him do laps and push-ups.
  23. beerguy55

    Is a runner out

    Well, I'll go a little further (or, more accurately, backwards)...since the runner on first was never actually tagged in the OP, the simple answer is "no, because the runner was never tagged". The others above have eloquently and accurately described how and when the runner would be out.
  24. beerguy55

    Force Play

    Very easy. Unless there is incontrovertible evidence that the call on the field was wrong (overturned), OR there is incontrovertible evidence that the call on the field was right (confirmed), the call stands. This has nothing to do with whether there are ties, and what an umpire should or should not do in case of one. Video replay is about whether or not the call on the field was wrong. If video replay was done at a bar, rather than an officiating head office - If in a room of 50 unbiased people all 50 can look at the video and say the call is wrong, then then it's overturned. If all 50 can say it was right, it is confirmed. If there's a mix, or doubt, or hesitation, or debate, or fence sitting, it stands. Well, sure, at the molecular level to an infinite number of decimal places, that is correct. But at the same time, at a molecular/atomic level no two objects ever come in contact with each other - so no runner ever touches a base, no fielder ever tags a base, no fielder ever catches a ball, no glove/ball ever tags a runner, and no ball ever hits a bat. Nobody can ever get out, nor score a run.
  25. Aging_Arbiter

    Force Play

    I see 4 ties.
  26. Richvee

    Force Play

    There are no ties
  27. grk17

    TW Retrofitted Platinum

    Sold. @Thunderheads
  28. stkjock

    LLWS 2018

    all games postponed https://www.littleleague.org/world-series/2018/llbws/news/update-little-league-baseball-world-series-games-scheduled-tuesday-august-21-postponed-due-weather-concerns/
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