Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

It's even cool when there isn't a play!


  • Please log in to reply
69 replies to this topic

#1 Thunderheads

Thunderheads

    Crew Chief

  • Administrators
  • 7,536 posts
  • Joined 13-October 09
  • LocationNorthville, MI
  • Your Association Name :NBSA / NFWB / MHSAA


Posted 24 July 2012 - 11:56 AM

Something else that happened throughout the weekend, but also happened in the championship game on Sunday at U-M .....

No one on ....ripper down the right field line tailing away from the running F9 who's going to dive for it .........partner turns and starts to haul a$$ towards the trouble ball and I bust out racing towards second and arrive just before the late throw (no tag). Relax in play ....

BR on second asks for time after his slide, .... I call "time" and my partner and I look and smile. :D

Rotations are cool (insert Beavis and Butthead laugh here ) :Cool2:

Jeff
"To stare down a big league pitcher. To stare him down, and just as he goes into his windup, wink. Make him think you know something he doesn't. That's what I wish for. Chance to squint at a sky so blue that it hurts your eyes just to look at it. To feel the tingling in your arm as you connect with the ball. To run the bases - stretch a double into a triple, and flop face-first into third, wrap your arms around the bag." Dr. Archibald "Moonlight" Graham


#2 JaxRolo

JaxRolo

    UmpNation Umpire

  • Premium Members
  • 8,130 posts
  • Joined 24-January 10
  • LocationJacksonville, Fl
  • Your Association Name :River City Umpires and UmpNation


Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:04 PM

I love good rotations.

Last week doing a 4-man at CDP Semi-final game. No one on. Ball hit to the fence U2 stayed out. U3 Busted in from D. I busted up the line to 3rd. U1 went Home.

U3 called runner out on Banger at second.

I heard WOW from the HC on the 3rd base side. I thought he was talking about the out. He told me that he didn't even watch the play. He was watching us rotate. Said it was very nice.

I used to be a really good Baseball Player until my eyes started going bad. So I became an Umpire!

2014  Game Count:

           Regular Season HS: 38

           HS Scrimmages:       5

           Perfect Game:          0

           Other Games:          22

 

2013 Game Count: 283 :nod:

River City Umpires Association - Webmaster
Umps 4 Hire - Webmaster

Ump Nation Umpire
FHSAA Baseball Umpire
Babe Ruth Baseball and Softball Certified


#3 Thunderheads

Thunderheads

    Crew Chief

  • Administrators
  • 7,536 posts
  • Joined 13-October 09
  • LocationNorthville, MI
  • Your Association Name :NBSA / NFWB / MHSAA


Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:07 PM

I love good rotations.

Last week doing a 4-man at CDP Semi-final game. No one on. Ball hit to the fence U2 stayed out. U3 Busted in from D. I busted up the line to 3rd. U1 went Home.

U3 called runner out on Banger at second.

I heard WOW from the HC on the 3rd base side. I thought he was talking about the out. He told me that he didn't even watch the play. He was watching us rotate. Said it was very nice.

:yippie:

Jeff
"To stare down a big league pitcher. To stare him down, and just as he goes into his windup, wink. Make him think you know something he doesn't. That's what I wish for. Chance to squint at a sky so blue that it hurts your eyes just to look at it. To feel the tingling in your arm as you connect with the ball. To run the bases - stretch a double into a triple, and flop face-first into third, wrap your arms around the bag." Dr. Archibald "Moonlight" Graham


#4 BretMan

BretMan
  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 135 posts
  • Joined 04-May 11
  • LocationColumbus, Ohio
  • Your Association Name :Central Ohio Baseball Umpires Association

Posted 24 July 2012 - 12:21 PM

Had a nice one earlier this summer. One out, runner on first. Base hit to outfield. I slide up the third base line, R1 heads for third, throw comes to third, I'm right on top of it and bang the runner out. Batter-runner is going for second. F5 snaps a throw there, partner is right on top of that one and he bangs him out.

#5 UmpTTS43

UmpTTS43
  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 887 posts
  • Joined 05-January 09
  • LocationNebraska


Posted 24 July 2012 - 01:52 PM

I love good rotations.

Last week doing a 4-man at CDP Semi-final game. No one on. Ball hit to the fence U2 stayed out. U3 Busted in from D. I busted up the line to 3rd. U1 went Home.

U3 called runner out on Banger at second.

I heard WOW from the HC on the 3rd base side. I thought he was talking about the out. He told me that he didn't even watch the play. He was watching us rotate. Said it was very nice.


Not to nitpick, but ... with a rotation, U1 does not go home until BR, or in case of R1, that runner commits to 3rd. With no one on, BR going to 2nd, PU at 3rd U3 at 2nd U1 at 1st.

Nice job none the less.

#6 JaxRolo

JaxRolo

    UmpNation Umpire

  • Premium Members
  • 8,130 posts
  • Joined 24-January 10
  • LocationJacksonville, Fl
  • Your Association Name :River City Umpires and UmpNation


Posted 24 July 2012 - 01:54 PM


I love good rotations.

Last week doing a 4-man at CDP Semi-final game. No one on. Ball hit to the fence U2 stayed out. U3 Busted in from D. I busted up the line to 3rd. U1 went Home.

U3 called runner out on Banger at second.

I heard WOW from the HC on the 3rd base side. I thought he was talking about the out. He told me that he didn't even watch the play. He was watching us rotate. Said it was very nice.


Not to nitpick, but ... with a rotation, U1 does not go home until BR, or in case of R1, that runner commits to 3rd. With no one on, BR going to 2nd, PU at 3rd U3 at 2nd U1 at 1st.

Nice job none the less.


Yes I see how U1 should have satyed at 1st because the runner going to second may have decided to go back to first.

Still looked good! :wave:

I used to be a really good Baseball Player until my eyes started going bad. So I became an Umpire!

2014  Game Count:

           Regular Season HS: 38

           HS Scrimmages:       5

           Perfect Game:          0

           Other Games:          22

 

2013 Game Count: 283 :nod:

River City Umpires Association - Webmaster
Umps 4 Hire - Webmaster

Ump Nation Umpire
FHSAA Baseball Umpire
Babe Ruth Baseball and Softball Certified


#7 Jocko

Jocko

    Resident Smart A$$

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,544 posts
  • Joined 12-May 12
  • LocationSomewhere between foul lines and fences
  • Your Association Name :GSUA, ASO


Posted 24 July 2012 - 02:37 PM

When it's right, it looks like a well choreographed waltz. Smooth.
2014 Game Count: 46
2014 Rainouts: 17
2014 DL misses : 13

#8 Pete Peterson Sr

Pete Peterson Sr
  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 811 posts
  • Joined 09-December 08
  • LocationTrussville, Alabama
  • Your Association Name :AHSAA, AUA, MBUA, GSUA


Posted 06 August 2012 - 08:44 PM

Nothing better than rotating home in a three-man, and having a banger at the plate ! Had it happen once in all these years, and boy,was I proud of it. Second-round playoff game. I looked up after the call, and both of my partners hit me with our "nice job" sign, which I immediately returned. What a rush !

"If you like having every close decision you make criticized, if you like doing your job surrounded by thousands of people ready to blame you for the mistakes of others, every one of them believing they can do your job better than you can, and if you don't mind the only response you get for a job done absolutely perfectly being silence, then maybe you'd like being an umpire" - Ken Kaiser


#9 umpire_scott

umpire_scott
  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 863 posts
  • Joined 25-June 12
  • Your Association Name :Missouri High School Athletic Association

Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:30 AM

A few years ago the Cal Ripken league that my association scheduled for was chosen to host the state playoffs for Cal Ripken. So we were umpiring the tournament. Our scheduler was pretty nervous and was at the site. I was BU, had a play where BR hit a gapper. I got in position for the thrown to second. BR rounds second and head for third. I hear my partner yell "I've got third", so I turn and head for home. Sure enough the ball gets past the third baseman, the runner heads for home, and I'm right there for the close call at home. Our scheduler came up to us after the game and could not stop gushing about how we handled it. I didn't think it was that big of a deal, but she said all the fans were even talking about how impressive it looked. You do something like that on the filed and your respect as an umpire in the eyes of fans, coaches, and everyone goes up exponentially.

2104 Game Count:

 

Junior College - 2

High School - 4

Tournament - 28

 

Total - 34


#10 JaxRolo

JaxRolo

    UmpNation Umpire

  • Premium Members
  • 8,130 posts
  • Joined 24-January 10
  • LocationJacksonville, Fl
  • Your Association Name :River City Umpires and UmpNation


Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:59 AM

So you are in the working area and headed Home?

I used to be a really good Baseball Player until my eyes started going bad. So I became an Umpire!

2014  Game Count:

           Regular Season HS: 38

           HS Scrimmages:       5

           Perfect Game:          0

           Other Games:          22

 

2013 Game Count: 283 :nod:

River City Umpires Association - Webmaster
Umps 4 Hire - Webmaster

Ump Nation Umpire
FHSAA Baseball Umpire
Babe Ruth Baseball and Softball Certified


#11 Jocko

Jocko

    Resident Smart A$$

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 5,544 posts
  • Joined 12-May 12
  • LocationSomewhere between foul lines and fences
  • Your Association Name :GSUA, ASO


Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:47 AM

So you are in the working area and headed Home?

sounds like it. And with a possible 3b-2b pickle. That could've gotten ugly. Glad it worked out.
2014 Game Count: 46
2014 Rainouts: 17
2014 DL misses : 13

#12 noumpere

noumpere
  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 3,729 posts
  • Joined 14-April 09


Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:11 PM

some groups do it especially on less than 90 foot diamonds but I dont think its a good mechanic but if its what is used and what is pregamed then go for it.

#13 umpire_scott

umpire_scott
  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 863 posts
  • Joined 25-June 12
  • Your Association Name :Missouri High School Athletic Association

Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:23 AM

some groups do it especially on less than 90 foot diamonds but I dont think its a good mechanic but if its what is used and what is pregamed then go for it.


Yes it was 70 foot. I don't remember if it was pregamed, but it was a known expectation in our association.

2104 Game Count:

 

Junior College - 2

High School - 4

Tournament - 28

 

Total - 34


#14 umpire_scott

umpire_scott
  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 863 posts
  • Joined 25-June 12
  • Your Association Name :Missouri High School Athletic Association

Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:25 AM

So you are in the working area and headed Home?


So who would take the call at home? No way the PU with shin guards and all is going to be able to get back in time.

2104 Game Count:

 

Junior College - 2

High School - 4

Tournament - 28

 

Total - 34


#15 JaxRolo

JaxRolo

    UmpNation Umpire

  • Premium Members
  • 8,130 posts
  • Joined 24-January 10
  • LocationJacksonville, Fl
  • Your Association Name :River City Umpires and UmpNation


Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:50 AM


So you are in the working area and headed Home?


So who would take the call at home? No way the PU with shin guards and all is going to be able to get back in time.


Why not! Its called hustle. I run as fast with plate gear as no plate gear.

We don't use any 2-man mechanics that require a BU to rotate to home.

I used to be a really good Baseball Player until my eyes started going bad. So I became an Umpire!

2014  Game Count:

           Regular Season HS: 38

           HS Scrimmages:       5

           Perfect Game:          0

           Other Games:          22

 

2013 Game Count: 283 :nod:

River City Umpires Association - Webmaster
Umps 4 Hire - Webmaster

Ump Nation Umpire
FHSAA Baseball Umpire
Babe Ruth Baseball and Softball Certified


#16 BRUMP

BRUMP
  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,622 posts
  • Joined 12-July 12


Posted 09 August 2012 - 11:57 AM

We don't use any 2-man mechanics that require a BU to rotate to home.


"If you can't umpire hungover, you can't umpire." - American League Umpire Don Denkinger


#17 umpire_scott

umpire_scott
  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 863 posts
  • Joined 25-June 12
  • Your Association Name :Missouri High School Athletic Association

Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:41 PM



So you are in the working area and headed Home?


So who would take the call at home? No way the PU with shin guards and all is going to be able to get back in time.


Why not! Its called hustle. I run as fast with plate gear as no plate gear.

We don't use any 2-man mechanics that require a BU to rotate to home.


Because the PU is on the outside and chasing the runner. If the runner is faster than the umpire the umpire may be making a call from behind the runner. In my opinion the BU has a much better shot at getting into a good position to make the call. Especially if he's prepared to do so. The PU would have to wait until the play as he would be watching for the tag. Once the throw goes to third, and it's obvious the runner is not going to be subject to a potential rundown, the BU can break for home and be in a better position. That was the logic as it was explained to me. That's the same logic that is used for why the PU would take a single runner at third. It's consistent and the BU doesn't have to watch for something at second and then transition over to the third.

2104 Game Count:

 

Junior College - 2

High School - 4

Tournament - 28

 

Total - 34


#18 umpire_scott

umpire_scott
  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 863 posts
  • Joined 25-June 12
  • Your Association Name :Missouri High School Athletic Association

Posted 09 August 2012 - 12:42 PM



So you are in the working area and headed Home?


So who would take the call at home? No way the PU with shin guards and all is going to be able to get back in time.


Why not! Its called hustle. I run as fast with plate gear as no plate gear.

We don't use any 2-man mechanics that require a BU to rotate to home.


If you run as fast with shin guards, plate shoes, and a chest protector as you do with base shoes, then you must be pretty slow on the bases.

2104 Game Count:

 

Junior College - 2

High School - 4

Tournament - 28

 

Total - 34


#19 JaxRolo

JaxRolo

    UmpNation Umpire

  • Premium Members
  • 8,130 posts
  • Joined 24-January 10
  • LocationJacksonville, Fl
  • Your Association Name :River City Umpires and UmpNation


Posted 09 August 2012 - 02:52 PM




So you are in the working area and headed Home?


So who would take the call at home? No way the PU with shin guards and all is going to be able to get back in time.


Why not! Its called hustle. I run as fast with plate gear as no plate gear.

We don't use any 2-man mechanics that require a BU to rotate to home.


If you run as fast with shin guards, plate shoes, and a chest protector as you do with base shoes, then you must be pretty slow on the bases.


I may be slow but I know my mechanics!

I used to be a really good Baseball Player until my eyes started going bad. So I became an Umpire!

2014  Game Count:

           Regular Season HS: 38

           HS Scrimmages:       5

           Perfect Game:          0

           Other Games:          22

 

2013 Game Count: 283 :nod:

River City Umpires Association - Webmaster
Umps 4 Hire - Webmaster

Ump Nation Umpire
FHSAA Baseball Umpire
Babe Ruth Baseball and Softball Certified


#20 th3

th3
  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 976 posts
  • Joined 10-June 09
  • LocationNJ


Posted 09 August 2012 - 03:12 PM

Shouldnt the plate ump take that call at 3rd from inside just for that reason?




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users