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  1. https://www.ksdk.com/video/news/local/umpire-shortage/63-8123625
  2. Our Association makes the local TV news..

    I think it already is a generic brand / label. Probably like saying Band-aids. Everyone knows what you mean when you say it.
  3. Our Association makes the local TV news..

    LOL... just for the TV piece.
  4. Our Association makes the local TV news..

    We aren't actually "Little League" at any level. I think probably like most people, they are using that term to represent youth baseball. These were 14u players.
  5. Rain!

    Would someone please turn off the faucet!
  6. Rain!

    Down the drain... no pun intended.
  7. Rain!

  8. Academy "You Call It"

    What's the point of C? Results are the same as B. Or vice versa. Both result in 2 outs and no run scoring.
  9. Erasing the catchers box...

    It was either Game 5 or 6 but just before the MGRs came out they were showing a shot from behind home plate (from the stands area) and the plate umpire was "erasing" the catcher's box. Why? Thanks
  10. How in the world can you change that call?

    Is there video available for this?
  11. Does the runner go back?

    OBR - R1 Classic situation where the batter steps out of the box with no time called and the pitcher stops his delivery. Right before this happened, R1 takes off for second and is about half way there. Since this is not a balk, do we just reset and have R1 return to 1st? Thanks
  12. Foul tip?

    So what was the result on this? Did they end up calling it a foul ball?
  13. Suggestions for a lightweight "jacket"? Closer to a windbreaker than a jacket. Thanks
  14. Lightweight jacket suggestions?

    I did say lightweight "jacket" in my original post but yea... a shell would be an apt description.
  15. Lightweight jacket suggestions?

    I guess I need to be more specific. I'm looking for a lightweight, non-convertible, jacket with the "stripes" on the shoulders. Thanks
  16. When To Call The Ball Dead After a "Completed" Play

    Only one way to learn and that's by asking questions. We all were new at one point in time.
  17. Does the runner go back?

    Thought so. Thanks
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  19. Strike 3 Mechanic

    If the coaches and players don't care then should we? He's a rec ball umpire and if that's what he aspires to then good for him. As long as his zone and judgement are good then I suppose his strike three call shouldn't be an issue. I umpired with a guy that had an "interesting" strike 3 call but he was also a terrible umpire. Terrible zone, terrible mechanics, no hustle on the field. his strike 3 antics just seemed to magnify his poor performance. That being said, his indicator is in his right hand and you can't punch out a swinging 3rd strike.
  20. Dropped 3rd strike - Interference?

    OBR It's probably around somewhere but after some searching I couldn't find it. Dropped 3rd strike and as the BR starts running towards first he accidentally kicks the ball. Interference? Thanks
  21. Dropped 3rd strike - Interference?

    So even though it was unintentional, if he kicks the ball out of the catchers reach (clearly hinders the catcher) then it would be interference. Thanks
  22. Dropped 3rd strike - Interference?

    Sorry.. should have said OBR.
  23. Last nights game STL vs. BOS Critical part of the 9th inning. Pitcher is set and remains in this pre-pitch state for seven seconds. (mostly looking at the runner on 2nd) Just before the pitch, plate umpire calls time. OBR 5.04(b)(2) Comment: "If pitcher delays once the batter is in his box and the umpire feels that the delay is not justified he may allow the batter to step out of the box momentarily." The batted need not request "Time." Catcher gets pissed about it, MGR intervenes to protect catcher and gets tossed. I've never seen an umpire call time like that before without the batter or catcher asking for time. Unusual?
  24. Batter didn't step out. Catcher didn't ask for it. Evidently the umpire felt it was to long and decided to call it on his own. That's what everyone was pissed about. Not to common for this to happen it appears.