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Everything posted by Jimurray

  1. When was catcher's box shape changed?

    I think the 10' and 8' references are from the point of the plate to the back line. Otherwise an 8' back line would be 4' from the point of the plate.
  2. When was catcher's box shape changed?

    I've seen lines to the wall also but a back line was also put behind the plate. The 1955 WS has the new box and the triangular lines:
  3. When was catcher's box shape changed?

    The 1952 WS Youtube shows Mantle scoring and a triangle with the back edge lined which would accomodate the catcher and the umpire. The LL triangle using 9' sides brings the back edge of the triangle about 6' behind the point of the plate which causes many catchers to position themselves on the line, not that anyone would be concerned with that as far as rules go. PONY extends the lines so that the back edge is 8' from HP and is 16' in length, not that I've ever seen the triangle used in PONY. But I think their geometry is more realistic.
  4. Mound visit with player from bench

    At levels where you might be strict with this that player would either be considered a coach, a translator or a possible sub. He would not be allowed as a coach. He would be allowed as a translator. I don't know how he would be treated if the coach brought him out to expedite the change if the current pitcher stayed in the game.
  5. So once a pitcher simulates coming set off the rubber. What actions would be a balk? Breaking hands without stepping to a base - balk, stepping on the rubber with hands together - do not do that, breaking hands while stepping to a base - nothing?
  6. wrong name on lineup card

    And in baseball a legal unreported sub. Most softball codes get upset about unreported subs and penalize in some way as shown in ISF. HS coaches who go back and forth between BB and SB get frantic when they think their pinch hitter didn’t check in on the BB field.
  7. Mound visit with player from bench

    My 2012 BRD has a cite from Fitzpatrick (OBR) that only allows one coach on the diamond for a visit. Which, I believe, is why the MLBUM added an interp to allow a translator to come out.
  8. When was catcher's box shape changed?

    LL still has the trapazoid on the 60' diamond but I think they got the geometry wrong.PONY allows the option of the box or trapazoid on any field. Never seen a trapazoid but if you had an umpire who was looking to chalk up a "catchersbalk" you might put a trapazoid down for him.
  9. It used to be a fashion faux pas to wear a jacket as PU
  10. Very confusing post. In any code. Are you the guy who has disdained FED on certain rules but not ones that most of us would agree with. But why not answer my question in previous posts. What beef do you have with FED other than the ones most of us have? You haven't repsonded to my question in those threads. But anyway, If somebody, a PU or BU, in any code, FED, NCAA, OBR, calls the FPSR violation in that code's rule why would you be in doubt that R3 would not have to have to return or not be credited with a run?
  11. Veterans Check In

    No USAF yet. USAF, 1968 -1973.
  12. Erasing the catchers box...

    Pulled a shot from my DVR. Game 6, Iassogna erased the back part of the box, left about a foot or two of the lines connecting to the batters boxes. Maybe he didn't want chalk messing up his shoe shine. But, the next day, game 7, the batter's and catcher's box lines were about 1" wide instead of game 6's 4" wide lines. They also may have gone to paint instead of chalk. ps, why do i have to rotate jpegs 90 ccw to get them upright in post?
  13. Balk Question

    What rule requires you to know what you are doing?
  14. Balk Question

    The difference being?
  15. Balk Question

    Reaching into the glove while taking the rubber or looking in for the sign should qualify as a momentary adjustment even though FED does not use that term. But there is a caseplay that will help you to determine when it is a balk: "6.1.3 SITUATION E: With R1 on first, F1, in a set-position stance with the ball in his gloved hand and his pitching hand at his side, takes his sign. He removes the ball from his glove and goes to a set position. RULING: This is a balk." You will not be able to convince some of the literal rule readers in your group that argue any motion to put hands together is coming set.
  16. Balk Question

    Why would you both @noumpere and @Richvee think that was not what happened, considering the umpires explanation was " Said once the ball is out of the glove it can not re enter the glove for any reason." Coaches can not be trusted to describe things correctly but this one sounds accurate enough to say that, as described, the umps pulled sht out of their aass. It happens at amateur levels.
  17. interference??

    The OP was FED. I think FED gives blanket immunity to runners and retired runners. They even define retired runners. You would be correct in being with me in OBR
  18. interference??

    It's normal but subject to Intereference if hit by throw.
  19. interference??

    You don't need intent for a retired runner in OBR. They are protected by the rule that allows them to continue to run the bases normally. Wendelstedt has examples of retired runners being hit by a throw after starting for their dugout and being called out. You don't have to rationalize any intent on their part. Intent is required by a runner or retired runner still running the bases normally.
  20. interference??

    In FED interference by a retired runner with a thrown ball would have to be intentional to be called. In OBR if the ball was thrown and hit the retired batter - runner, now not running the bases, it would be interference, intentional or not.
  21. 2018 POE

    "Going to the mouth while in contact with the pitcher’s plate is a balk, not because the pitcher goes to his mouth, but because the action simulates the start of the pitching motion." They can't let go of that one, can they?
  22. Erasing the catchers box...

    Maybe he had a long memory and remembered this: But more likely, with the automatic walk, the box is not relevant. Except to judging where pitches are at.
  23. Common BS Comments — Translations Included

    No rule prohibits getting an explanation of a step balk but the MLBUM does. Interestingly, a 2012 PBUC pdf I have says that the manager can get an explanation of ANY balk. Whether that difference still exists or did exist between MLB and MiLB might be answered by @lawump
  24. You haven't seen his full repertoire.
  25. So you would probably have a little problem with Marcus Stroman, Toronto Blue Jay.