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  1. Here you go... high_strike.mp4
  2. Here's my problem with C: What do you have if the coach, in an effort to stop the runner, that stands right on the foul line half-way between 3rd and home and puts his hand up to make the runner stop? Or even more egregious, the runner runs right into him, and because of the contact, makes it safely back to 3rd? And what I don't like about A is that R2 is not declared out after -- we point, verbalize "that's coach's interference" and call him out immediately. B & D are out because, as @grayhawk pointed out, the ball is not immediately dead. So I guess it comes down to, which one is the least wrong????
  3. Trying to help a friend that is wanted to replace his plate shoes for the final time before he hangs it up. Reg width - he has a slight preference for the ones with the white on the side, but will gladly take the all-black if that's all he can get. I've been on eBay & other online retailers -- very few left and odd sizes. TIA!
  4. ^^^^ - This. I agree that's not what happened at the game - but Randy said (at least at the Chicago meeting) to not read too much into the test I'm thinking the video as presented at the meeting was educational for us as to how we should rule if this ever happens to US, not what that particular crew did...
  5. @lawump - I agree about the non-clarity of the question (q 50) - because I read it differently than you. I read it as since the crew's ruling was that it was intentional, what is the applicable penalty according to the rules. 8-5d says to get two if deemed intentional and DP likely -- which seem to be the wording in the question. Based on that, I put "R1 is out for interference. Batter is also called out.". I haven't submitted yet, so I don't know if that is what the examiners were looking for or not...
  6. That's correct
  7. Ok - so we know a balk is DDB in OBR, and you ignore the balk if all runner(s), including the BR, achieve their next base (so BR gets first). Is there ever a case where a batter gets HBP on a balk and he gets first base? For instance: 2 cases: 1. R3. Balk and HBP. Since R3 would not advance on a HBP, you enforce the balk. Score R3 and leave the batter at the plate with a bruise. 2. R1. Balk and HBP. Since R1 would advance to 2nd on the HBP, do we ignore the balk and now have R1 & R2? Thanks!
  8. Unfortunately, this will not be happening for 2015. The black/white Majestic ThermaBase is not a stock item at Majestic so we can't order more unless we order a significant amount - as part of the exclusive deal we had with Majestic. To be honest, we have enough L, XL and 2X to stock one more season - making it not a good business decision to order and sit on several thousand jackets for more than a year. If we were near out of stock of all sizes, then, we certainly could have done that. Right now, we are out of stock of S, M and have only a handful of 3Xs. We will re-visit more Majestic ThermBase b/w jackets as an option in around 9 months to a year from now. My best advice is that if anyone wants a Majestic ThermaBase in b/w, and we have your L, XL or 2X size, purchase one (or 2, 3, etc) before the end of 2015 spring season (now for 3Xs). Having said all of that, we are going to add the Smitty Heavyweight Jacket as an option for late fall 2014. We'll have all sizes there. The Smitty and Honig's brand jackets will be your only choice for that color in medium, unless you were able to grab one used somewhere. Jim - Thanks for the info. I'll be interested in hearing about how the Smitty compares...I've been up close and personal with both the Majestic and the Honigs, and there is a difference!
  9. @JimKirk - any possibility that you will ever get the Majestic Therma jacket in black and white again (medium)?
  10. lol! If I gain about 50 lbs, I'll give you a call!!
  11. Ok -- I can't seem to locate this jacket in this color in this size ANYWHERE! According to customer service at, they are out of stock and are not getting any more in this size. According to customer service at Majestic, they get them about every 2-3 weeks, and I just have to continually check their website, because they "update it daily". Well - I've been watching, and they are not updating it, and I've called several times, and they say essentially the same thing. I'm not interested in the Honig's version of it - I'd really like the Majestic brand. So - If anyone has it, or knows how to get one...please let me know...thanks!! Bob
  12. I already know the correct answer to this one. (It's not necessarily the one that is highlighted above) What do you guys have? I put "B", using 8-5-e. Visualizing the play, I'm thinking runners moving on contact means R3 & R2 unlikely to be able to get back to the base before F3 would be able to double them off, absent the interference. Granted -- depending on how fast R3 puts on the brakes, may be able to make it back, so this is a little gray for me. Rule says intent if immaterial, so I think that makes "A" and "D" incorrect. And if I use 8-5-e, it's the BR and the runner closest to that makes "C" incorrect. Not a black and white play, but my best take via process of elimination...
  13. For what it's worth (at least as far as answering the question correctly on the NCAA test) - the book, "Study Guide: College Baseball Rules 2013-14", by George Demetriou, has essentially the same play, with the result of having the fourth out appel canceling the run: Play 4-89 (page 103): With runners on second and third and two outs, B1 singles to right, but pulls his groin and cannot advance. R3 scores, but R2 is thrown out at the plate for the third out. Ruling: A fourth out appeal on B1 will cancel the run In the verbiage before this play, he talks about this scenario, but does not give any rule support for it. My guess is that this is where the question came for the test, and if so, this is how the NCAA wants it answered!
  14. 9-2-i Penalty says a ball shall be called for each violation, and does not mention ejection after the first one -- so why wouldn't the answer be, "A"?
  15. If the defense had appealed the BOO after Charles completed his turn at bat, the proper batter (Baker) would have been called out and Charles would be the next batter. The appeal doesn't come until after Baker bats though, so was Daniels supposed to be the proper batter and Baker batted in his place, so Daniels would be out? Yup - 7-11-a(2) pretty much covers it. The pitch to Baker legitimizes Charles, so proper batter is next in lineup after Charles.