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dumbdumb last won the day on November 17 2016

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  1. I think by now you probably know that baseball, from all indications, is much more reactive than pro-active. They need someone like you, that would not be totally off the wall with "what if" plays, to sit down with them and use that legal mind of yours in a pro-active way with the writing (concisely), on the rules and examples of those rules as written, as well as situational IR examples and implementation.
  2. WS crew..

    Could have been. But they did suspend Joe over the Papelbon incident in late September 2014 and he still received a post season assignment. And of course the press would have been all over his comments again, just like they were all over DeMuth last year for his comments about drilling the runner in the back to get the RLI interference call going to first and taking all doubt away, and DeMuth did not work the playoffs. Or, are they just giving some guys a rest every year so they can get the next group of umpires ready or more ready for future post season assignments? However, although all umpires would probably love to be chosen for an assignment most years, IMHO at this point in the game for most senior umpires, it would seem like they would be extremely happy to see members of their crew receiving assignments regardless of whether or not they receive one every year or not.
  3. 6-Man Injury

    In the first example it looks like LF umpire moved to the infield and RF umpire stayed put. In the second example it looks like RF umpire moved to the infield and the LF umpired stayed put. 2008 AL LCS Umpires: HP - Derryl Cousins (left in the 4th inning), 1B - Tim McClelland, 2B - Sam Holbrook, 3B - Brian O'Nora, LF - Brian Gorman, RF - Alfonso Marquez; Tim McClelland moved to HP in the 4th inning; Sam Holbrook moved to 1B in the 4th inning; Brian O'Nora moved to 2B in the 4th inning; Brian Gorman moved to 3B in the 4th inning 1992 NL LCS Umpires: HP - John McSherry (left in the 2nd inning), 1B - Randy Marsh, 2B - Steve Rippley, 3B - Gary Darling, LF - Gerry Davis, RF - Ed Montague; Randy Marsh moved to HP in the 2nd inning; Ed Montague moved to 1B in the 2nd inning
  4. WS crew..

    Davis just completed his 34th (1984) full time season (fill in/call up--for 82, 83). He has worked a total of 35 Special Events (i.e. ASG, WC, DS, LCS, WS) in that period of time. Since Jim Honochick worked his 6th WS in 1972 only 3 other umpires have accomplished that feat. Ed Montague, Joe West and now Gerry Davis. Pretty neat career.
  5. American Legion Rule Changes

    But, since he seems like a nice guy of outstanding character, if he can keep the POG like he did in game 6 of the tournament, I would gladly be willing to watch him a full 9 innings all year long. Now, let's see when they go to 5 inning games somewhere, which would give pitchers a great chance to get complete game victories not only in Legion, but in many more organizations that play baseball.
  6. American Legion Rule Changes

    And from that recent realistic tournament photograph that was finally provided, you were obviously in the first regularly scheduled 9-inning game in the 92-year history of Legion baseball. Well you know what they say, 92 is the new 50.
  7. Cannot say for sure, but maybe he was just following the recommendation/advice, for the reasons mentioned in the article below. He might have read the article in the paper last year, from the CC working the current Yankee Series, and with the future possibility of working his 6th World Series, to tie for the lead in WS appearances over the last 30 years. I would imagine this is a given, or maybe they figure it out on their own, as one of their (player) options to use ""if"" they feel it would work better. http://mlb.nbcsports.com/2016/04/05/dana-demuth-do-it-throw-it-into-the-runners-back/
  8. could we get the pitch fx boxes with the pitches that were missed by close call sports analysis circled. No comment on the pitches are necessary, just the ones missed circled that are counting towards towards the missed/not missed game percentage. Thanks. dd
  9. Appeal of pulled foot

    Let's also mention that there are some older guard and newer gard who just seem to get straight-lined much to often and the only time they call a check swing a strike is when the bat practically wraps around the body, almost like a true non check swing, almost as if to take away the heat from them and put it on their partner. From what I can see, both sitches above happen.
  10. Little and Nauert already beat Joe to the punch earlier in the year with the call on this as you are well aware, but of course Joe gets mentioned as the big bad Wolf. and, from the neck of the woods in this country that you are in, i thought you were going to make some reference about wiping the dew off the lilypad. and I am still look'in for that guy who licked the red off my sucker, but I will find him. probably hiding in the hen house with the fox.
  11. New Feature - Member Map

    Try Skull Island. It is on Google Maps now.
  12. Farewell for now

    So you will be living in Carmel--hugh. Much easier to see a lot of pro-sports (than in Dillsburg) with the Colts and Pacers and of course the AAA Indians will make you feel right at home as the Pittsburgh Pirate affiliate. Not to mention the WNBA, NASL, USHL, ECHL and of course the Indy 500 as well as good ole NASCAR. It is the headquarters for the NCAA and NFSHSA. Looks like D1, D2 and D3 baseball in the area. And look, for baseball umpiring , there is the D1 Horizon League Headquarters right there in Indy. And oh my, the Commissioner should be looking for you since he is a former baseball collegiate D1 player from online articles. Looks like 'plenty of sports to keep you occupied' anyway you would like, whether it is officiating or just watching. Looks like plenty of non-sports activities to keep you busy also, should you chose. Definitely more than Dillsburg. Enjoy and good luck.
  13. congrats. list of all winners 2010 Blake Davis 2011 Ryan Goodman 2012 Chris Gonzalez 2013 Ronnie Teague 2014 Sean Allen 2015 Reid Gibbs 2016 Patrick Sharshel 2017 Mike Rains
  14. http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1994-06-23/sports/9406230193_1_bruce-froemming-umpire-obscenity http://articles.baltimoresun.com/1994-06-23/sports/1994174147_1_wilkins-pitch-froemming http://articles.chicagotribune.com/1994-06-24/sports/9406240255_1_umpire-bruce-froemming-jeremy-hernandez-lightning-rod 12th paragraph in article below- jerry grote and Bruce http://www.fangraphs.com/tht/card-corner-1971-topps-jerry-grote/
  15. Best lines you've heard or used at an umpire?

    and you can hear all about it on Dick Howser Goes Nuts!! on you tube. warning!!!! laced with profanity. or The article http://www.upi.com/Archives/1984/06/25/Kansas-City-manager-Dick-Howser-says-he-knows-his/2406456984000/