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johnnyg08

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  1. johnnyg08 added a post in a topic When to call "out" or "safe".   

    It's not terrible advice.  His reasoning wasn't as good as his advice.
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  2. johnnyg08 added a post in a topic What a call!   

    Lost the slot...worked low for posiiton.
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  3. johnnyg08 added a post in a topic Keep officiating   

    If used in this context, I would tend to agree...BUT too often we call an obvious balk, obvious batter interference, or something along those lines and all we hear are "quit making it about you, quit inserting yourself into the game, they didn't come here to watch you" BS, then tie it up w/ "the best ones are the ones you don't notice" that's when I disagree w/ that saying.
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  4. johnnyg08 added a post in a topic Obstruction   

    The umpires will place the other runners where they see fit.  
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  5. johnnyg08 added a post in a topic Does the run score?   

    Yep!!  Right on!!
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  6. johnnyg08 added a post in a topic Does the run score?   

    If a forced runner is tagged, it is still a force out.
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  7. johnnyg08 added a topic in Professional   

    Does the run score?
    R2, R3, 2out.
    Batter hits a slow ground ball to F5.  R3, off on the swing, touches home plate before R2 is tagged out at third base.  The batter runner has not yet reached first base. 
    Does the run score?
     
     
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  8. johnnyg08 added a post in a topic MLB Ejection 134: Hunter Wendelstedt (2; Bob Melvin)   

    If he's dumb enough to repeat it, it's good enough for me.
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  9. johnnyg08 added a review Wilson DaviShield Umpire Chest Protector   

    For me, I wouldn't wear this CP if I got it for free.  I feel that if Gerry Davis put his name on it that he should also wear it.  To my knowledge, I don't think he wears what he endorses.  For that reason.  No thanks.
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  10. johnnyg08 added a post in a topic 2015 Strike Zone Changes   

    He's swinging there.  Prepared to swing would be prior to the photo wouldn't it?
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  11. johnnyg08 added a post in a topic NEWLY UPDATED MANUALS   

    MLBUM is by far, the best bang for your buck at around $10 w/o shipping.  
    MLBUM only hits certain rules and situations, not all. 
    PBUC is the same as MLBUM, with a bit more detail.
    Wendelstedt is basically a rule book w/ interpretations and also the most expensive...it's likely the guides they use at umpire school.
    So...it's up to you.  For me, I've found basically everything I've ever needed in the MLBUM or PBUC.
    Wendelstedt covers MLBUM, PBUC, and then some...the deep cuts if you will.  
    Good luck.
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  12. johnnyg08 added a post in a topic Obstruction - place the runner   

    I was hoping you or someone would post this play.  Thanks!  Great one for Type B rule analysis.
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  13. johnnyg08 added a topic in Professional   

    Runner Lane Interference from F5
    Twins/Angels on July 21, PU Joe West calls RLI on a Twins batter/runner on a throw originating from the third base area.
    Please post the video when located.
    Thanks!!
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  14. johnnyg08 added an answer to a question Fake tag rule   

    So if you're looking for the rule in NCAA or OBR you probably didn't find it.  Correct?
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  15. johnnyg08 added a post in a topic Pan-Am games. What the heck?   

    I should also add that if they allowed the out on a live ball that they would also be wrong.  Just to make sure I'm clear.
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