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  2. tpatience

    All star Mag w/ gray pads and diamond CP

    Chest protector added
  3. Jimurray

    Pitcher goes to his mouth and into the glove

    So your coach might have experienced a previous FED game where the FED caseplay and POE, note the lack of “rule” in the previous verbiage, was applied. Or he was MSU.
  4. Today
  5. Double Up

    Pitcher goes to his mouth and into the glove

    The game was a Colt Div (Pony League) playoff, which uses OBR, then Pony rulebook for modifications.
  6. Richvee

    Pitcher goes to his mouth and into the glove

    And the worst part is FED insists it’s a balk because moving the hand to the mouth is the start of his motion to pitch, while moving the hand to adjust his cap is nothing.
  7. Yesterday
  8. Watch all of the videos on the page. Wild crazy stuff.
  9. Nearly brand new All Star mag with gray pads. $210 OBO. Used in 2 games with no hits. In great condition new style diamond CP. Used only about 8 games. Comes with stock harness. $100 shipped OBO Pm for pics
  10. MLB All-Star Juan Soto lost a potential three run home run when his fly hit the Tokyo Dome roof, turning into a routine "ground rule out" when Samurai Japan caught the ball, cuing Don Mattingly and 1B Umpire Eric Cooper to have a brief conversation about the perils of playing in a domed stadium.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  11. Jimurray

    Pitcher goes to his mouth and into the glove

    So what rule set was the game under? It would be a balk by FED rule. I'm not a fan of the rule but FED insists.
  12. Double Up

    Pitcher goes to his mouth and into the glove

    Gracias Senor! In this situation, F1 neglected to wipe his hand at all... it was straight to the mouth and directly into the glove. FED and OBR are perfect.
  13. BT_Blue

    Problems with Plus POS Orders (again)

    Sounds like you are ahead of the game here. Better luck than some of the others!
  14. With the championship and UEFL awards season now complete, we can now reveal the Umpire Ejection Fantasy League's final standings for 2018 as well as this year's Perfect Crew. The Perfect Score this season was 117 while the lowest possible score was -39, a spread of 156 points. (compare to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  15. UmpSC7

    Problems with Plus POS Orders (again)

    Sent text and received a message back from Dan. A few days later got a random text with wrong order, called back immediately and talked with Dan. Said ship right away. Has been a week with multiple text to give me an update, and no response or product.
  16. Last week
  17. Jimurray

    Pitcher goes to his mouth and into the glove

    Would it be a balk if he went to the gum in his mouth
  18. LRZ

    Pitcher goes to his mouth and into the glove

    The OBR cite is Rule 6.02(c)1): The pitcher shall not: (1) While in the 18-foot circle surrounding the pitcher’s plate, touch the ball after touching his mouth or lips, or touch his mouth or lips while he is in contact with the pitcher’s plate. The pitcher must clearly wipe the fingers of his pitching hand dry before touching the ball or the pitcher’s plate. EXCEPTION: Provided it is agreed to by both managers, the umpire prior to the start of a game played in cold weather, may permit the pitcher to blow on his hand. PENALTY: For violation of this part of this rule the umpires shall immediately remove the ball from play and issue a warning to the pitcher. Any subsequent violation shall be called a ball. However, if the pitch is made and a batter reaches first base on a hit, an error, a hit batsman or otherwise, and no other runner is put out before advancing at least one base, the play shall proceed without reference to the violation. Repeat offenders shall be subject to a fine by the League President.
  19. johnpatrick

    Pitcher goes to his mouth and into the glove

    OBR. First offense, remove the ball and issue a warning. Subsequent violations, remove the ball, add a ball to the count...never a balk.
  20. Senor Azul

    Pitcher goes to his mouth and into the glove

    Which rule set, Mr. Double Up? Each code handles this issue differently. Here are a couple of case book plays to illustrate the FED rule 6-2-1e: 2018 6.2.1 Situation A: With no runners on base, F1 places his pitching hand on his mouth and distinctly wipes off his pitching hand prior to touching the ball. (a) while not touching the pitcher’s plate, (b) while touching the pitcher’s plate. Ruling: (a) Legal; (b) Illegal, and a ball shall be awarded to the batter’s count. 2018 6.2.1 Situation B: With R1, F1 places his pitching hand on his mouth and distinctly wipes off his pitching hand prior to touching the ball (a) while not touching the pitcher’s plate or (b) while touching the pitcher’s plate in the set position. Ruling: Legal in (a). In (b), the pitcher has balked and R1 is awarded second base. (6-1-3)
  21. cricket? truth be told, I still don't understand the rules to cricket other than it seems you can hit the ball as far foul as possible! LMAO
  22. This happened while in contact with the rubber w/ R2 and R3. Coach wanted a balk, I simply exchanged the ball. Comments?
  23. Lou B

    Bunt to Chop Swing

    OK, time to get in trouble! How many times have you actually seen someone injured by this scenario? I've been involved with youth baseball for about 50 years (LL, PONY, Dixie, AAU, Legion and Travel Ball) and have yet to see an injury from this type of play. When I managed I told the corners not to charge just because a batter squares to bunt. Don't charge until the pitcher releases the ball - not enough time for the batter to pull the bag back and take a full swing.
  24. maven

    TV Blooper

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=koIOjFbWBOo
  25. beerguy55

    Bunt to Chop Swing

    Call me a fool if you want - At the rec levels and/or younger kids I'd make face masks mandatory for the corners and pitchers, and some leagues have passed such rules for the smaller field. (or, as a compromise, drastically increase the education level so parents can make more informed decisions about their kids). I made the decision for my kid. And, yes, I would ban the fake bunt/swing at that level. In the situation I'm talking about you have a rec league where there is a varied level of skill and basic athletic ability, plus varied size. You can have a 12 year old batter, who is big for his age, facing a 10 year old third baseman, who is small for his age. On top of that, the batter is skilled, may even be good enough, or almost good enough, to play club ball, and the third baseman is playing his fifth game in his life. And then you have parents and coaches who don't really know what they're doing, and don't know enough about the game to understand what the risk really is. The one coach is playing to win, the other coach is just getting his kids familiar with their positions. And all that little inexperienced third baseman knows is at the last practice his coach told him when he sees the batter square to bunt he needs to move in so he can pick up the ball and throw it to first - and that coach knows that because that's what the league's "introduction to coaching" seminar taught him. And that batter is just doing what his coach told him to do, but doesn't yet understand the difference between a slap and a swing, and is not aware of the consequences of his actions. Any dismissal of an attempt to protect those kids at the rec level is irresponsible. It's no different than these knuckle draggers who still insist kids learn tackle football at five years old, because it's "real football".
  26. stkjock

    TV Blooper

    Link no worky
  27. Major League umpires Eric Cooper, Jeff Kellogg, and Quinn Wolcott are in Tokyo for the 2018 MLB Japan All-Star Series, joining several NPB umpires for the exhibition series. Meanwhile, the umpire mask camera that we saw in use during the 2014 series is back. For instance, here is a Juan Soto home... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]] View the full article
  28. lawump

    TV Blooper

    When one of your umpires has the TV blooper for the day while doing his other job: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=koIOjFbWBOo&feature=youtu.be%E2%80%AC
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