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grayhawk last won the day on November 10 2016

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  1. Figured it was something like that, but you can't blame me for trying. [emoji41]
  2. I'm thinking of the poor throat guard. I don't want it to go unused while it waits for you to FINALLY come down for this clinic. It WANTS to get used.
  3. You don't need a throat guard - you have no neck!
  4. When U1 is on the wing (which will be most of the time) and the ball is hit, read your partner. You need to know if he's going out or not.
  5. I'll take it off your hands. Happy to buy it.
  6. Good one. No reason to eject a kid for confirming that your strike call was correct.
  7. One of my favorite stories I've read here on U-E was written by MidAmUmp. A batter started to draw a line and MidAm informed him that he could stay in the game if he dragged that bat on the ground all the way to the dugout. If the bat left the ground, he would be ejected. Must have been the longest line drawn by a batter in baseball history.
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  9. I'm going to the 3-man camp in Riverside this year and really looking forward to it.
  10. My issue with applying tangle/untangle on this play is that the BR hesitated to run to first base. We have seen multiple instances in MLB where the BR stood there and watched the ball while F2 attempted to field it and was hindered by the BR. When the BR hesitates as is the case in this video, it's usually called interference.
  11. I'm looking at it from the perspective that we have game PARTICIPANTS who are allowed to be in live ball territory and we have everyone else (coaches, bat boys, umpires, bench players, photographers - some of whom are allowed on the field but are not an active participant). It doesn't make sense for bench coaches, for example, to be prohibited from assisting because they're not allowed on the field anyway.
  12. I think it's more common sense to allow players to assist their teammates. They are participants in the game, coaches are not. To each his own. I would normally agree with using the WUM where no official interp exists, but since the rule language that Wendelstedt quotes says nothing about players, I don't see how it holds water. I'll email Bruns to see what he says for NCAA.
  13. Not happening.
  14. Unless something official comes out, I am officiating this by the letter of the rule, which only states that base coaches can't assist runners. If it's not illegal, then it's legal, right?