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Everything posted by BrianC14

  1. For Sale: New Balance 450; Size 10 D; well cared for over the years. I had two pair of these, and rotated them during the seasons. This pair had some stitching give way on the toe caps. The right shoe resulted in a small tear in the leather (see pics) but the stitching and tear have been repaired professionally. Asking $50 + $10 for shipping (expected cost there is about $14). Will ship to anywhere in 48 states USA. These would make a good first plate shoe for someone, or a backup pair to wear on wet days when you don't want to mess up your new ones. Thanks for looking.
  2. The video reached 31 seconds before I shut it down.
  3. I agree. I don't care if an umpire is 16 years old or 96 years old, there's no call for that. There is no room for "one free shot" without some consequences. "We're done here, or you're done here" might find it's way into the 'verbal judo'.
  4. I was thinking the blue camo would look pretty cool, too. Where it looks silly is on sailors. Glad I was in the dungaree Navy.
  5. Shiny... like this?
  6. I work several fields in my area that need at least a mention of it, and that mention usually comes up when discussing ground rules. @humanbackstop19, there's another thread about a fielder in DBT touching a live ball; some of the discussion involves throwing from DBT.
  7. Matt, I was responding to the supposition posed that maybe U3 called it for a no-stop, and the comment included that the glove was still "moving" when F1's foot was lifted.
  8. Interesting that the diagram shows F1 in windup position. If he's set and does this... same thing, but a balk would be called for the separation of the hands.
  9. OK, thanks for bringing in what you knew or learned about it. Except the video clearly shows that he did step to 3B.
  10. Yes, or worse... that the offender reaches base on a hit, and a DT fielder decides to take him down a peg with an elbow or other cheap shot, and now we have benches emptying. This is game management 101. "See a problem, fix a problem." Bye bye, have a seat.
  11. The glove may be 'moving', but it's in his set / stopped location. Let's realize this is all supposition, because we don't know why he called a balk. However, there's no way I'd call that balk for 'no stop', simply because his glove was moving...a bit of adjustment of the ball, maybe, but that's not a balk. And again, HPU and U2 would easily be able to see that and call it, but they didn't even flinch
  12. I think that's a stretch (no pun intended). And the foot beyond the back plane? Even more of a stretch.
  13. That's the part that had me wondering if this wasn't done when not in contact with the pitcher's plate. Otherwise, there's no reason to wait for F1 to come set, just get it. If F1 is off the pitcher's plate, then the 'Ball' penalty is the only appropriate penalty. Agreed, another matter for FED to consider clarify/correcting.
  14. It's not a balk. FED rule 6-2-1 Illegal acts: (e) e. bringing the pitching hand in contact with the mouth without distinctly ­wiping off the pitching hand before it touches the ball; PENALTY: (e), a ball shall be awarded each time a pitcher violates this rule and subsequently engages the pitching plate.
  15. So are saunas, but people get out of them and jump into swimming pools.
  16. "Fletcher was replaced at first base by 2B Umpire Ron Kulpa,..." Wha-a-at?
  17. But you just know there's a phone call being made to MLB from Wilson execs this morning. On another note. .... 117 ? And that many games? Do you bring water and Gatorade in on pallets, or do you have an IV system set up, with hydration sensors? Holy cow.
  18. Well I can't wait for tomorrow, because I get better looking every day.
  19. The Arod situation was way different. He swatted the fielder's glove to knock the ball loose. In your OP, R2 could (and should) be ejected. What a jack wagon.
  20. All day.
  21. What do we do with these credits? Are they like S&H Green Stamps or something? Can I redeem them for plate gear? (Man, did I just show my age or what)?
  22. There's no place like home. Still remember the look on my daughter's face when she walked in there the first time. I'm sure that I had the same amazed look when I made that walk. Memories.
  23. You're right, no bat flip, no drama. Just a monster 4-bagger to start the game. A virtual thumb in the eyes of the Padres team. MLB decision was pretty muted, not to mention gutless, IMO. Rizzo's statements after the decision were farcical. No intent? An instinctive play? Baloney Sandwich. The wrong guy was injured. SD Manager Green's comments almost guaranteed no retaliation. And as an aside, the Padres are 1.5 games ahead of the Giants. For the cellar. A mere 18.5 out of first. In the third week of June. And their fans will wonder why.