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  1. After taking a moment to look at this again, the BR dumped himself. However, I wish the vid went on a minute longer. If the PU is wise IMO, he and his partner would meet on this one, and in fact I think they are heading to do exactly that when the vid ended. It is the PU's call, but I would bet real $$$ that the BU had a better look at what the BR did than the PU. If I was the BU and PU the conversation would go something like this JKPU: "JK, we obviously have INF and we both used some screwy signal to call the ball foul before we killed the play. What did you see the bonehead BU do? I saw arms move and he really buried F1." JKBU, "Nice call JK, I agree with you. I saw the arms move forward, possibly to protect himself, but i don't know what the mind of the BR is here. When the shoulder moved down into the chest of the F1 In my judgement it's not a train wreck, that's Malicious Contact, and he dumped himself. I'll stay close until the conversation is over." JKPU, "Great, thanks for the help. I agree, and since the coach is a nice guy I won't have many problems explaining this. Are we eating steak or pizza after game tonight? Let me know sometime." JKPU quietly dumps BR, and then dumps HC who had a bad day at the office before the game. Crew eats pizza later, since the game was over in 1 hour ten minutes and the buffet was still open.
  2. But isn't the old FED DDB signal done with the left hand, not the right?
  3. Keep it simple: If you can hear it, it's a strike. If you feel a breeze go by it's a ball. If you hear a thump and feel something hit your gear or your pants get dirty it's foul. If you perceive a batter scratching a line in the dirt it's an ejection. If you are on an all turf field ask F2 what it was. If he's not sure ask the manager or head coach.
  4. Thank you very much for your replies. Please feel free to continue voting and sending comments. The results are quite interesting.
  5. If you want to give the count ask your assistant official to do it:
  6. Use this: or this:
  7. Just curious as to what you do, or see/hear your partners do. Is it a growing trend, or are only a few doing it? My impression is that a few do, most do not, and those who do tend to work on higher levels of play. Thanks for your help and opinions, please share why your do, or do not, and in your opinion is it a good idea,
  8. Being an Indians fan I am biased, but that looks to me like garden variety INF by the batter, and in the newspaper the Indians' manager Terry Francona after the game said he did not get an explanation why it was not INF. Obvious an ejected manager is not going to be an unimpeachable source here, especially when talking to the press after the game. But to me this has all the earmarks of an umpire who got surprised by a situation he did not expect and missed it. It happens, you have to move on and deal with it. Obviously Cleveland did not, and got shelled.
  9. I also have one sitting around. Make an offer!
  10. Don;t remember hearing him say that in Chicago though I could have missed it. I answered on my test ball is alive R3 out on tag, so maybe we are picking nits here. My bad. I can't get OBS on F2, period.
  11. However, this is the exact quote from the interpretation by Mr. Hiler on the video everyone listening at the NCAA meetings heard: "Wow, this is an amazing play...After watching all of these angles you may agree that if this official had it over again he would certainly call interference on the runner and I would agree with that..." Yes, he is trying to buy OBS, I thought that from the first time I saw the play on ESPN U. But as Mr. Hiler also pointed out it is the PU who has the only good angle to see the play, and get the crew together on it. He didn't tip U3 he thought is was INF or trying toget outside of his baseline, so U3 went with the OBS call.
  12. Extremely disappointing, only got 93% Must have blown three easy questions. This is a great test every year, I enjoy this very much, except for this awful score.
  13. With all due respect, ZM that was not the consensus in my group. Many of us saw INF or nothing on the play. The ruling was that INF by R3 was the better call according to Mr. Hiler, and I bought the DVD to hear the explanation again. . The answer choices for the question are irritating, The only choice for INF has as part of the answer is to get the BR runner out too, and impossibility on this play. so I picked the ball remains alive and he's out on the tag. Probably missed that one.
  14. Sure, tonight or tomorrow I will give you my thoughts.