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  1. 2 points
    The second sentence is hilarious.
  2. 2 points
    With this last order of nine harnesses arriving on my doorstep this morning, fresh from @Razzer in Maple Syrup-land, this makes 20 harnesses I've commissioned from him in the past year. Sure, there've been one or two Schutts that these have gone on, and the occasional Force3 UnEqual, or Douglas, or Champro / Champion, even. Out of the 20, can you guess where 14 have gone? Yup, freakin' Wilson CPs. 11 Platinums and 3 Golds. Oh sure, you can easily (and lazily) point out, "But Max, that just indicates that Wilson CPs are more popular and numerous!", but it also indicates just how plain awful and ineffective the Wilson units are with their stock harnesses. Each umpire supplied with a Flex -style harness (preferably Ray's) experiences a dramatic improvement in fit and protection. Many suddenly become very aware of how brief the coverage is on the Platinum, especially, as it doesn't provide much in the way of abdomen protection, nor does it natively allow an extension to be added... ... but that's another discussion, for another time.
  3. 2 points
    In case you didn't get it, noumpere was having a laugh at your expense over your misspelling of the word, 'barring'. I will add for the OP: in a steal situation where no runners are forced to advance, R2 has a right to 2B until he or she touches 3B. That will make a difference only if 2 runners are on one base: otherwise, a runner may be tagged for an out only if off base. If both runners advanced and both runners returned safely, nobody is out, and the defense needs practice.
  4. 2 points
    I don't get it: even if he overcommitted toward 1B, how can he be straightlined on R3 going back onto 3B? He's got that wide open from anywhere in the infield. I suspect he wasn't straightlined, he either didn't see it, or he thought it was your call. I have no complaint about a heads-up PU taking a call he was 100% on when BU had a brain fart: somebody needs to call the obvious. But I hope you reminded him after that BU has all the bases when the ball never leaves the infield.
  5. 2 points
    Good idea on the shooting glasses.
  6. 2 points
    One can hope... But I'm not holding my breath!
  7. 2 points
    Would get too dirty, especially not good for wet games. I'd look at either clear lense or yellow lense sports glasses. I like the yellow polarized for evening games, mine are shooting glasses and really help pick up the ball better than I did with the clear. Sent from my SM-G920P using Tapatalk
  8. 1 point
    There was no intent. The issue was his breaking balls were left hanging. He hit three guys in the head because of this. The fourth was just a wild fastball. He actually ended up hitting a fifth guy before the coach finally pulled him.
  9. 1 point
    From a mechanics standpoint I, like you, would have started in C. Now, with the sharp comebacker and F1 easily retiring the BR, it's unlikely I would've gotten all the way over to B. I would've began to move that way but no need to get as close as possible if the BR is out by 50 feet. After the BR is retired, R3 is BU's only runner. BU should be gaining as much distance as possible towards R3, anticipating that play. To answer your question, BU should be making a call. Safe or out, call what he has, fix it if need be. R3 is his only runner and only responsibility at this point, this should be his 100% of the way. Kudos to you and your partner for communicating and simply getting this right. In the moment, given BU was way out of position, you did the right thing. It's just a situation that should (I know I know, "in a perfect world) be prevented.
  10. 1 point
    I think you handled it fine. i had a similar situation (at least I think it's similar). R1 R2, F1 attempts a pickoff at 2B and throws into CF. Both runners take off and my partner turns and races toward 3B. F8 throws to F4 at 2B and gets the runner. BU has his back to play, everybody looks at him, he looks at me. I call the out. I saw it clearly. OC comes out and calmly says that's not my call. I say not normally, but I made it. He nods his head and tells my partner that I saved him. It was a scrimmage, so not a big deal. My only problem is that my partner wouldn't acknowledge the play during post game.
  11. 1 point
    This wedge idea works; at least it did for me yesterday. At first the play didn't appear to me that it would be close, but the throw from F9 to F3 cutting off, then F3's throw to F2 was a bit up the line but still in fair territory a bit, I see the runner adjust slightly more to his left (closer to fair, but still in foul territory), and he slides in, with F2 sweeping from his right to left. I moved a step, maybe a step and a half off of 3BLX to my left (with F2 as he moves) and the view was just right. Kudos to you guys here at U-E for explaining this wedge mechanic, it saved the day !
  12. 1 point
    How about a rig like this?
  13. 1 point
    Was there a tag anywhere? baring a play on either runner, both are safe and the circus should leave town
  14. 1 point
    Not true on a thrown ball
  15. 1 point
    Because if you say stop, nobody knows if they should collaborate and listen, or if it's hammer time.
  16. 1 point
    As usual, @Richvee has beaten me to the punch. Like him, I am currently attending one of the COG's camps this week. While he is at their annual two man clinic, I am ass deep into their week long three man camp. The live game evaluations are immensely helpful offering insight, encouragement, and steps to improvement. Their approach to instruction keeps the student as the center of attention through individualized instruction and feedback from multiple evaluators. They listen to any questions and offer suggestions for improvement for any concern their student have.
  17. 1 point
    You are just like EF Hutton...when you start talking I listen Thanks for your contributions on this site because they are very informative and your attention to detail helps all members make good decisions when it comes to equipment purchases....keep fighting the W Max because they must listen one day. Most importantly thanks for the endorsement...It means everything coming from a guy who knows gear and how it works. Ray
  18. 1 point
    From the Definitions of Terms in the OBR: A FOUL TIP is a batted ball that goes sharp and direct from the bat to the catcher’s hands and is legally caught. It is not a foul tip unless caught and any foul tip that is caught is a strike, and the ball is in play. It is not a catch if it is a rebound, unless the ball has first touched the catcher’s glove or hand. And here is what the Wendelstedt Rules and Interpretations Manual adds to its definition of the term foul tip: If a pitched ball bounces in the dirt and then is hit sharp and direct to the catcher’s glove or hand, and then is caught, that shall be a foul tip.
  19. 1 point
    Interesting. I don't know who EPHSUA is, but that's a video from a COG clinic. I'm attending their 2 man clinic this weekend. Great instructors. Looking forward to tomorrow's fieldwork and cage sessions.
  20. 1 point
    You have the geometry of the "wedge" right in your head: we rotate into fair when F2 is in fair, because he'll swipe left (sorry, Tinder generation) to get the runner. This keeps our angle between F2 and runner open, and we can see the tag. When F2 moves into foul, he's going to be swiping right, making everything mirror image. So take a step back away from fair, and keep the angle open the other direction (because he's swiping the other direction). This play is difficult because (a) we don't practice plays at the plate much, so we don't have patterns uploaded to our brains to match these plays, (b) the plays we do see generally have F2 in fair, not in foul, and (c) it happens in a heartbeat, which doesn't give us time to process it.
  21. 1 point
  22. 1 point
    I automatically put one on all my mask....don't know if it keeps sun out as have not try one without...plus...it looks cool as hell....oh and yes for sun glasses on the plate...I need my eyeballs relaxed in all situations-not squinting
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