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  2. lawump

    BOO Power Point

    They'll lose the appeal.
  3. Used low-cut plate shoes with white “N” size 13 2E. 2 years old. Some minor scuffs on the metatarsal plate that could probably be buffed out. $80. PM me for pics.
  4. Vegas_Ump

    Unusual activity warning

    Hello Rich! I came over from the "other" site because THAT site kept firing off my virus warning, and I have not been able to get into the forums any more. (Is that site still working?) I wonder if meta-data from other members has been contaminated by viruses, and their legitimate uses of the umpire sites has proliferated it. I don't know if it's computer/browser combination that is vulnerable. (E.g., I have a Mac with Safari, and it does not work on the old site, as it constantly gets blacklisted.) Anyway, Happy New Year! Good to see you! Mike Las Vegas, NV
  5. Jimurray

    BOO Power Point

    Do they call it "MYTAB? Your head will spin in some convoluted BOO sits and that acronym helps a little bit, and I mean a little. I had a bunch of facebook umps castigate me for suggesting the acronymn. This is a good one for the group, stolen from facebook: The 4 hole leads off the inning and strikes out. The 5&6 spots batted in each other’s place in the lineup and they both singled. The 7 hitter hits a 3 run HR on the first pitch of the AB. Before pitch is thrown to 8, opposing team makes appeal for batting out of order.
  6. NicNag

    West Vest customization

    It’s more for my bottom ribs. But I took a nice one last year from a foul ball when the catcher wanted an outside pitch.
  7. Kevin_K

    West Vest customization

    For no other reason than primal curiosity, how many belly shots have you taken so that you have invested time and capital for a modification to what may arguably be the best selling, most widely used chest protector?
  8. Razzer

    Hockey Style Neck Guard???

    Max nailed it Great idea for Canadian Fall Ball...lol The clear dangler will also shatter just like Plexi Glass when a puck hits at the perfect angle You also are stationary when umpiring and just the sound of getting hit would scare the life out of you. As for the bib....they do not work for protection...more for skate cuts and they are hot as hell
  9. 14 year Cooperstown Dreams Park Veteran, looking for a team Week #6 July 6-12 2019. If you are in search of a umpire contact me at, Stuart Pfeffer 732-513-4836 ump10198@aol.com
  10. NicNag

    West Vest customization

    So I did a custom stomach extension that I think should give me some extra protection. I love the west vest but I’m 6’3” and this covers most of my belly. The pad is a champ pro 6” extension I picked up from Epic Sports for a few dollars. I used velcro from Joann’s by cutting a slit just big enough to fit the chest protector velcro that holds the plastic on. It hold better than I could imagine. I will see how it holds up in the weeks to come once the high school season starts.
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  12. Senor Azul

    Ball Stuck in Glove...Lodged?

    The new case play, 2.9.1 D, conflicts with two rules and two case plays. The rules are 5-1-1f-5 and 8-3-3f. Besides the case play already mentioned by Mr. NorthTexasUmp, the very next one in the book, 5.1.1 Situation R, would also have to be deleted or rewritten. And 5.1.1 Situation S will probably need to be deleted as well. This is an egregious oversight on the part of the NFHS rules interpreters. Also, please note that the new case play is placed in the Catch section. So wouldn't the definition of catch have to be amended as well?
  13. Thatsnotyou

    NFHS Catcher Blocking Plate

    The runner scores easily if there's no contact, yes? Who is at fault for the contact in this case? The catcher. He's in the way due to a bad and/or late throw. You can't penalize the runner by letting him be out due to the catcher wrongly impeding his path. Why should the defense be rewarded there? Just calling this a baseball play, as I've heard in the field, is wrong. How you explain that to a coach, I have no idea.
  14. Jimurray

    Ball Stuck in Glove...Lodged?

    Actually they left the exception in 8-1-4h-1 in 2018 and took it out in 2019: “1. If a batter-runner safely touches first base and then overslides or overruns it, except on a base on balls, he may immediately return to first base without liability of being tagged out, provided he did not attempt to run or feint to second. Also, if any base comes loose from its fastening when any runner contacts it, such runner cannot be tagged out because the base slides away from him.” Excerpt From 2018 NFHS Baseball Rules Book NFHS https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/2018-nfhs-baseball-rules-book/id1314997555?mt=11 This material may be protected by copyright. But as with all codes conflicting wording can be corrected by an interp.
  15. Thatsnotyou

    Ball Stuck in Glove...Lodged?

    I'm with you on this. How many people are going to come across this change if it's not in the NFHS packet and the rule stays the same? If I wasn't on this board, I likely never hear about that case play. If the NFHS packet can let us know about "new umpire signals", they should be able to let us know about this. I've only had this play happen one time (pitcher).
  16. yawetag

    Ball Stuck in Glove...Lodged?

    I agree with you on whether or not this was intended. Nowhere in the FED rule changes does it mention this, somewhat big, change. While I would love for it to be changed, if only to put the three codes in line with each other, I don't think it's going to happen with a simple case play being added to the casebook. I do disagree on this being a unicorn play. It's not common, but I've had a few "ball stuck in glove" incidents in my time - at least one each during FED and OBR games.
  17. scrounge

    Ball Stuck in Glove...Lodged?

    True, but the overrunning was an announced change, with the rule changed but an old case missed. I can understand that. This is kinda the opposite - no change to rule or existing cases, just a new, contradictory case just appearing out of nowhere. It's reasonable to use the new interpretation, but I'm going to wait for further direction before doing so. And let's face it, this is kind of a unicorn play in the first place!
  18. Guest

    NFHS Catcher Blocking Plate

    The umpire is never wrong... just ask my lawyer
  19. Jimurray

    Ball Stuck in Glove...Lodged?

    It’s sloppy but I’m willing to call it like the other two codes call it. BTW, FED changed one rule to allow overrunning 1B on a walk last year but did not remove that prohibition in another spot in the book until this year.
  20. MadMax

    Hockey Style Neck Guard???

    No need for voluntary testing. Ask our resident Hockey Goalie Geek @Razzer... he has decades between the pipes to go off of. I spent nowhere near the same time as a goalie, but I did face down pucks for a few seasons of intramural hockey. I disliked the “plow”, in much the same way I dislike the dangling throat guard in baseball. The bib collar is for slash protection primarily, impact protection secondary. Would it work for you in a baseball application? Sure. The likelihood of a PU taking a direct pitch to the throat is slim-to-none. A foul-off, ricocheting off the catcher, or the plate, or a HBP glancing off to find that one vulnerable spot is much more plausible. So, is this bib collar overkill? Probably... since it’s a turtleneck collar, do you want to feel, in the words of the dearly missed Mitch Hedberg, “like a weak midget is trying to strangle you” all game? I concede, conventional “shoehorn” throat guards are cheap and hideously bland, but this bib collar, at $30+ isn’t the remedy we need it to be.
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  22. scrounge

    Ball Stuck in Glove...Lodged?

    Until I see a clarification or official word from NFHS or the state, I'm ignoring the new case. It's in direct conflict not only with long-standing cases still in the book but also the plain letter of the rule as it exists today. If they want to change it, then change the rule and do this in an orderly process, not by sloppily backdooring a contradictory case play under the radar like this.
  23. MadMax

    Officials Depot vs Ump attire

    Oh sure, when you contrast a convertible jacket against those wretched sweatsacks from the other manufacturers, you’ll find yourself thinking the Smitty jacket is the best thing invented. We have to stop settling for “good enough” mediocrity, or selling out for substandard sh!t because some dude in the association is getting a kickback on locking the lot of you in to buying navy shirts and jackets from Georgie’s Garage Officials East.
  24. NorthTexasUmp

    Ball Stuck in Glove...Lodged?

    OK, thanks!. I was just trying to get something authoritative to take back to the chapter. They are is trying to get an answer from FED.
  25. Jimurray

    Ball Stuck in Glove...Lodged?

    I can't remember if they noted the caseplay but the regional clinic presenter said FED is now like OBR. It's unfortunate that they did not revise 5-1-1-f5 but I'm calling it like OBR from now on.
  26. NorthTexasUmp

    Ball Stuck in Glove...Lodged?

    I'm not doubting you but who has stated to follow the new case play? TASO State Interpreter?
  27. wolfe_man

    Hockey Style Neck Guard???

    It certainly would be better than nothing, but I don't know if it would kill enough impact to still not hurt you. Anyone up for testing?
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