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Everything posted by Jimurray

  1. Homer or not?

    But one replaces the injured player with a current lineup player who is legally in the game. The other doesn't specify but appears to replace the injured player with an illegal sub that might not be allowed if noticed by or brought to the umps attention. If you were the defensive manager what would you do?
  2. Hybrid

    Hybrid or sideways pitchers in codes that allow that foot position don't usually use it for that theoretical advantage. @Rich Ives or @beerguy55 would have to explain why hybrid or sideways pitchers feel more comfortable doing it that way. I think it's less rotation from the perpendicular windup foot position to the sideways pivot foot position that results as the windup concludes. In my neck of the woods we actually have hybrid looking pitchers that comply with FED requirements. Because they do not want to change how they have pitched in Mexico, select, PONY or LL they put the slanted pivot foot on the back part of the rubber and put the staggered foward pivot foot heel on the front line of the rubber.
  3. Interesting state FED test question made me ponder a TWP what if. No one on. Outs don't matter. Third strike is swung at and missed and hits catcher's glove and rebounds in the air to pitcher who catches it. Do you signal an uncaught 3rd strike? Can the pitcher throw the ball to the catcher for a caught third strike? Or in FED has the pitch and the opportunity for the catcher to catch it ended when it came to rest in the pitcher's glove? Can a smart pitcher juggle the ball and throw back to the catcher? What about OBR and NCAA? Like I said, TWP, so no the smart pitcher was not smart enough to throw to 1B although in real life the batter would take off and the pitcher would throw to 1B.
  4. 2018 OBR changes

    Two interesting changes aside from pace of play: "Amended Rule 5.09(c)(1) Comment regarding a runner who takes a “flying start” from behind a base when tagging up; namely, such violation is now considered an appeal play." I thought we always had an interp that this was an appeal play in OBR but the "now" makes me wonder. And, "Amended Rule 6.01(a)(5) Comment to clarify that a runner who is returning to his last legally touched base after being put out is considered the same as a runner who continues to advance after being put out relative to interfering with a subsequent play." "Rule 6.01(a )(5) Comment: If the batter or a runner continues to advance or returns or attempts to return to his last legally touched base after he has been put out, he shall not by that act alone be considered as confusing, hindering or impeding the fielders." Reinforces that controversial call last year.
  5. Correct me if I'm wrong....

    In the OP through or by would not even excuse the runner from interference with the ball unless there was a touch of the ball by F5 when it went through his legs. Another fielder had a chance to make a play on the ball.
  6. Third strike not caught by the catcher...yet.

    What if the pitcher did not catch it but fumbled it back to the catcher?
  7. Third strike not caught by the catcher...yet.

    It’s already in the rules that the catcher must catch the third strike in order for the batter to be out. I’m wondering if that catch can happen after the pitcher catches or juggles the pitch.
  8. Correct me if I'm wrong....

    You really need to stop reading Referee for baseball rule cites. I think @lawump is tracking down another of their errors.
  9. What could it be?

    ....before or as you reengage.
  10. FPSR Training Video

    I agree it's a violation. Whether I would have recognized it in real time I don't know.
  11. FPSR Training Video

    That's not what I understood. It was a force play and the runner did not directly slide or peel off or give up.
  12. 2 runs score. Based upon your wording the appeal happened after the batter touched HP. Thus R3 and R1 scored before the appeal for the third out.
  13. That's a windup from a sideways pitcher. The step back would not be legal in the set position. The exaggerated motions to then come to look in for the sign is legal as long as you do not consider it a start of his motion. Windup pitchers do less exaggerated arm motions legally and bring their hands together in front of their body. Per PBUC/MLBUM that is not the start of his delivery UNLESS some other action is initiated by another part of his body simultaneously and is associated with the start of his delivery. The start of his delivery is the step back by the free foot.
  14. Interference

    I don’t know what I denied. But @stkjock has the OP correct. I just thought we should clear up for the OP that the movement out of the box could result in BI also.
  15. Interference

    Of course hindrance must be judged. But contact is not required to judge hindrance when a batter steps out. If the catcher avoids contact but is still hindered as in stopping the throw or modifying the arm action we still have hindrance.
  16. Interference

    I think you should not use contact to determine the BI. The movement out of the box is the determining factor. Contact could happen with a batter frozen in the box and it would not be BI. And contact would not be required to call BI when the batter stepped out.
  17. I have not seen any video. But what is the protocall in this case. Who assigns, who fires, who suspends?
  18. New NAIA Brainshark Video

    Where would we find the old exception?
  19. Fed Mechanic?

    We don't use the FED manual in my state but I do have it available on Arbiter. If you turn to the next page after your cite they do have the PU cover 3B on a base hit. #7.
  20. Fed Mechanic?

    I believe the current 2017-18 manual is the same as your post.
  21. New NAIA Brainshark Video

    What if the pitch caused the batter to lean over the plate to try and hit it?
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  23. Strike Call

    Your kidding. Every smitty knows how to do it. I leave emoticons out to see if I can hook somebody.
  24. Strike Call

    That is a definite downgrade on your eval. There you have the batter looking up at you on ball four and not knowing whether he can run and what base he can run to, 3B or 1B. And no "take your base"?