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About txump81

  • Birthday 02/19/1981

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    Gulf Coast of Texas

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  • Types/Levels of Baseball called
    LL, HS, NCAA DI
  1. The Third Team 2017 WS ??

    Started watching this and heard an excellent quote from Jim Reynolds"You have a tendency to be less confrontational when you're more confident in what you're doing" Words of wisdom from a pro to everyone. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  2. Anyone in San Antonio?

    TASO is just for scholastic games. However, our chapter uses it as a pool for umpires for other games as we are in a rural area and there are not many umpires. We just don't fall under TASO umbrella unless doing school games. The ones I know of in bigger cities are specifically school games. The lower level is typically another association and assignor. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  3. Balk Question

    Along the same lines... Pitcher steps on rubber with ball in glove and goes into stretch. Can he pull ball out before coming set or is it a balk? I've had some say he is OK in the stretch just like the shoulder turn and others say balk it. He isn't trying to deceive anyone...just a habit. Trying to get some clarification from the experts. And yes I have read the rule. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  4. All New equipment NEEDED!

    That actually comes under your homeowners or renters insurance. It's worth a phone call. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  5. Watched it on my dvr last night...ball caught the hollow of the knee at the front edge of the plate. Rangers broadcast showed multiple angles of the whole thing. Kinsler initiated after the strike by asking Angel, "What's your problem with me?" After the ball, Kinsler did turn towards Angel and say something, but I was unable to read his lips. After that it got R rated. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  6. The batter has become a runner due to the ball in play. The base or the batter-runner may be tagged. No run can score when the batter-runner is put out for the third out prior to attaining first base. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  7. Size? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  8. Hands part of the bat Myth

    I always ask them if the bat comes wrapped from the store with hands attached to it. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  9. I initially thought that pitch looked good from the side as it got the belt when it crossed the batter. (I'm going to get it at every level I call.) When I slomoed it, I noticed Beckham was at the very back of the box so thought it plausible that over the plate it was slightly high. I never trust the box on the screen. Pfx on the other hand...good to see that Gil actively works at getting it right. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  10. I'm with Barret on this one, but after reading the relevant rules Gil posted, I am doubting myself. I do believe that not every tangle is INT or OBS. I know the rule doesn't say anything about intentional, but Beckham was just trying to run. I would venture a guess that everyone takes that plant step to get going. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  11. I wear the HSM for just this reason. Was watching last night and called SWMBO over so she could understand the reason for spending the extra money. As far as protection goes, I also wear safety glasses and a mouthpiece when on the plate. I am also concerned about shrapnel and concussions. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  12. Not a chance I am getting an out for a high five before the BR touches homeplate on a HR. Only thing prohibited is assistance by coach. 6.01a8 in OBR and 3-2-2 in NFHS. I did have a coach "whine" about it in a LL game this year. It was a comment that was ignored. Had he persisted, just ask what rule prevents it. Another he has to turn right after overrunning first base rule. [emoji6] Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  13. Wearing the Wilson Shock. Goes to show it doesn't matter, it can still happen. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  14. The "politics" to me is who you know. I got into D1 collegiate softball in my third year of umpiring by catching the eye of another umpire, learning from him, and then when the assignor called, my name was at the top of his list. It was many hours of actual umpiring and learning. But as in life...it's not what you know; it's who you know. Just my .02. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  15. Along the same lines...from windup the non-pivot foot cannot be entirely in front of rubber correct? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
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