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  1. Two. I tried one but kept falling over.
  2. Thanks for the info!
  3. And easy one but I can never remember... Routine fly ball on the infield. Who signals out? Thanks.
  4. That will work. Thanks
  5. Rule book says " An appeal should be clearly intended as an appeal, either by a verbal request by the player or an act that unmistakably indicates an appeal to the umpire. A player, inadvertently stepping on the base with a ball in his hand, would not constitute an appeal." I'm not sure a DC saying he missed the bag is an "unmistakable appeal."
  6. BR beats the throw by half a step or so but REALLY misses the bag by a lot. I call safe. DC coach asks "How can he be safe when he missed the bag?" I just say he beat the throw. "But he missed the bag." Not wanting to tell him to appeal, what would you suggest as a way to end this conversation? Thanks
  7. And that's what I have always gone by but it seems to contradict (b) (7.11) Fielder Right of Way.
  8. So if a base coach or whoever is attempting to clear the area and they still get in the way is it INT? I see this happen occasionally in youth ball where it's a pop up by either the 1st or 3rd base coach and they are trying to get out of the way but don't do a very good job of it. Still INT?
  9. Very interesting... So I guess it comes down to who's defining "hesitates, interrupts, suspends or unmoving" Thanks.
  10. Excellent!
  11. Calm down now... If you don't want to continue this discussion that's fine. No worries. I'm just trying understand this. He comes set. He starts his delivery, he pauses at the top of his leg lift, but he hasn't really stopped (or interrupted anything) since some part of his body is still slightly moving, and then he continues on with his pitch. No balk. Good thing I'm not out there. Thanks for tolerating my questions. ;-)
  12. So... getting back to the video. When he lifts that leg and "pauses / hesitates / whatever it's called", why wouldn't this constitute and "interruption"? To my obviously untrained eye, it just looks like he starts, then "pauses", then continues. Thanks
  13. OK... let's just say for arguments sake that a pitcher actually came to a complete stop while lifting his leg with a runner on. That would be a balk right? If so, what rule are we using to call the balk? The only thing that I can find that might apply would be this" 6.02 (5.07)(f ), (g), (i), ( j) Pitcher Illegal Action (a) (8.05) Balks If there is a runner, or runners, it is a balk when: (1) The pitcher, while touching his plate, makes any motion naturally associated with his pitch and fails to make such delivery; I can't find anything about not stopping once you have started. Thanks
  14. So as long as he is "wiggling" something, no matter how small of a movement or how long he does it, it's not a balk? If that's the case than I could see how this could get really subjective, especially at the lower levels where a kid is coming set but he's still got something going on somewhere. Thanks