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  2. Richvee

    In field fly

    Maybe more like this.....Invariably the batter hits the next pitch out of the park Coach goes off on umpire claiming “That’s on you blue, you called him out on an infield fly and changed the call. You need to learn the rules”.....An so ends this coach’s day on the diamond.
  3. Yesterday
  4. beerguy55

    In field fly

    Invariably the batter hits the next pitch out of the park. Catcher is benched for the rest of the week.
  5. Jimurray

    In field fly

    Add a strike to the count unless there were 2 strikes. Batter stays at bat.
  6. JonnyCat

    In field fly

    If I understand correctly, the ball was foul. Treat it as any other foul ball. Batter still at bat with whatever the count is. Call was "infield fly, if fair." Ball was foul, what was the issue?
  7. Guest

    In field fly

    Runners on first and second, ball hit in front of plate, ump calls infield fly, if fair. Ball lands, untouched, bounces behind plate, ump calls foul ball. What happens to batter.
  8. Kevin_K

    Volleyball State Finals

    None! Not my job. My partner called three. I had two ball handling calls. One was so obvious every grandma in the stands knew it and the other was a double contact on a set. The athletes decided the outcome. I was more like a symphony conductor, waving my arms while the talent entertained the spectators.
  9. LRZ

    Bunt to Chop Swing

    And coaches are unlikely to coach it, knowing the consequence.
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  11. Richvee

    Bunt to Chop Swing

    We used delayed dead ball. On the off chance batter hits into a DP. Don’t want to take that away from the defense.
  12. MadMax

    Volleyball State Finals

    And the photographer got the most important participant of the game in the shot, too! You! How many net violations did you call?
  13. noumpere

    Bunt to Chop Swing

    It doesn't prevent it -- but it greatly reduces the chances. If a batter know he will be out for attempting this, then far fewer batters will attempt it and the number of injuries will decrease accordingly. (The rate per attempt will be unchanged.) Whether this is good or bad for the game, and whether the injury rate is such that it needs to be addressed are different issues.
  14. beerguy55

    2019 Changes

    This is, for me, odd. As I read this - If the pitch is in the batter's box then the batter has no obligation to attempt to avoid getting hit. Though this will certainly make an umpire's job easier (did he "let" it hit him, or did he just freeze), I'm not sure I like it. Yeah, put the onus on the pitcher to get the ball closer to the plate - but to me this is analogous to seeing a car stalled in an intersection but proceeding to t-bone him because you had the green light, and then giving the other guy a ticket for running a red light. But, I can live with it - the ump's job is hard enough to have to judge that nonsense. But, what's odd for me is the statement that the batter has an obligation to try to avoid a pitch that's out of the box...well, what the Hell is the batter doing out of the box when the pitch is coming. If he is out of the box, and gets hit, then he almost certainly had to have moved into the pitch...and then it's simply a matter of judging if he did it on purpose or not. This rule would only seem to practically apply to a batter whose elbows are out of the box, but in that six inch gap not over the plate. And frankly, that could easily just be called a strike - even without this rule change. (ie. if the ball is in that six inch gap there's a ~50/50 chance a part of the ball is over the plate)
  15. beerguy55

    Bunt to Chop Swing

    Isn't that true of every rule and law?
  16. BT_Blue

    Future Nike Apparel?!

    As far as I remember they still have it. Originally Under Amour had it. But couldn't fulfill the requirements by the 2020 deadline. So Nike bought it from them. But I can never remember if if Nike is taking over 2019 or 2020.
  17. Aging_Arbiter

    New ump in Austin

    welcome
  18. wolfe_man

    Future Nike Apparel?!

    I thought Nike didn't end up getting the contract. I remember another post on this Nike MLB discussion.
  19. wolfe_man

    Mizuno 2QA-122 w/ Black TW Pads and Zett TG

    Click on his picture, then when his page comes up, click "Message".
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  21. BT_Blue

    Future Nike Apparel?!

    I thought Nike still had another season or two before they take over? Could this maybe be a prototype based on a current design?
  22. Jimurray

    Bunt to Chop Swing

    That doesn’t prevent F5 from getting a broken nose. It just punishes the batter for doing it and hopefully not getting F5’s nose. Seems you should have a “come to Jesus” meeting with the coaches.
  23. FleasOf1000Camels

    Bunt to Chop Swing

    Two years ago I was asked to assume the duty of UIC for our small town rec leagues. After prayerful consideration I agreed to do it on the condition that I be allowed to remove/replace any of their local rules, as I saw fit. Some of these local rules were, others regularly put umpires behind the 8-ball. When I was finished with the re-write only 2 of the local rules remained. One was the rules I kept was the rule against showing bunt, then swinging away. Ball is dead, batter is out, regardless is ball is fair, foul or missed. This only applies up to 12u is rec league.
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  25. ATXBlue

    New ump in Austin

    Hello from Austin, TX....One high school season under my belt at the JV/Fresh level, full time gig had me out of the game for the summer/fall but getting back in it this spring. Looking forward to being a part of this community.
  26. Kevin_K

    Volleyball State Finals

    Action photo of the match. Two evenly matched teams. Came down to the team in blue playing a great defense that kept their opponent from playing the power game they had played all year. And I didn't suck!
  27. MadMax

    Future Nike Apparel?!

    Ray is usually has a finger on the pulse of MLB Umpire gear, so I'm inclined to believe him. Nike has a supplier's contract with Major League Baseball for select fan apparel, undershirts, staff shirts (polos, half-zips, etc.), hoodies, staff wear, and staff footwear. They share the footwear mantle with New Balance, who (of course) has it for staff footwear, as well as MLB Umpires footwear and supplemental shirts (undershirts, polos, etc.). Majestic still has the contract for on-field jerseys, shirts and jackets for both players and umpires. All the hoodies worn by the players / staff during the postseason were Majestic. New Era, '47, Nike and UnderArmour share (not equally, but do) the contract for hats. I would venture a guess that the Nike 1/4-zip pictured above isn't an Umpire article, as Ray points out. Instead, it might have been supplied to MLB Support Staff, such as the Video Replay techs, or the coordinators, or the Umpire handlers, or anything else that is in Operations on behalf of MLB, not the individual franchise team and/or the ballpark. There are alot of people involved in putting on a baseball game.
  28. Razzer

    Future Nike Apparel?!

    This is not an MLB Umpire product
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