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Everything posted by johnnyg08

  1. My thoughts on the 2017 World Series

    Nice post Warren. If last night wasn't a testament of how calling strikes can get hitter to swing the bat, I don't know if a better example exists. Miller put on a clinic last night.
  2. Unsportsmanlike conduct and my

    "F2 didn't think it was a strike either" Who cares what he thinks?
  3. Is runner interference a live ball, delayed dead, or dead ball infraction? Perhaps we would need to make the call on the action inconsistent with running the bases prior to observing actual hinderance.
  4. Double Play Attempt

    By rule is there an infraction under any or all of the following codes? OBR, NCAA, NFHS
  5. Vicinity balk @ 2B

    This has definitely run its course. LOL
  6. Having One or Both Feet Over Playing Surface on Catch

    Begins his leap.
  7. Knee Pop Balk

    Nice example of the knee pop balk
  8. Eclipse

    Heading to Missouri on Saturday.
  9. Two Umpires Make Opposite Call

    No worries. Tone is tough.
  10. Two Umpires Make Opposite Call

    I know...I was attempting to be humorous.
  11. Two Umpires Make Opposite Call

    "Expert" We just go out on all the fly balls and then work two man. "Expert" lol
  12. Two Umpires Make Opposite Call

    I've pregamed this stuff with guys they shake their heads in the affirmative, "yep, yep, sounds good" It happens five minutes into the game and then they go and do the opposite. Can't make it up.
  13. Ump Ejects Himself

  14. RLI Called in LLWS Regional Maryland vs DC

    For sure. Some MLB managers/players don't know all of the rules, we certainly can't expect folks at the amateur levels to understand RLI. The first few times I called it in my games they burned the damn fields down.
  15. RLI Called in LLWS Regional Maryland vs DC

    Perhaps...I'll err all day on a kid making a mistake because they're kids. (Doesn't mean I'm not going to make a call) I have less patience with adults.
  16. RLI Called in LLWS Regional Maryland vs DC

    This is a pretty easy call. I'm not even saying that the kid did anything intentional. He violated...sure. For every time is has been called on him there's probably another 50 times where he ended up on 2b or 3b due to one of our brethren not calling it for a multitude of reasons. As a coach...it's very easy to teach your kids....run to first base in the runner's lane. Wouldn't that be one of the easiest things a coach could teach a baseball player?
  17. RLI Called in LLWS Regional Maryland vs DC

    Oh sure. At a amateur level there is LOTS of work to be done in many facets of the game. With respect to Evan's opinion or anything else in MLB, I have no idea. I will defer to those who are in or nearer that circle than me.
  18. RLI Called in LLWS Regional Maryland vs DC

    OR...it can simply be called correctly so more runners learn to be compliant. More umpires need to have the seeds to call it and oddly enough runners will begin to follow the rule then it's no longer a problem. The half swing is the epitome of judgment calls which also leads to several ejections or escalated game tension...certainly that shouldn't go away.
  19. RLI Called in LLWS Regional Maryland vs DC

    Watched the video once in real time. I don't have a problem w/ the call the runner was non compliant the entire way down so he's not afforded protection the last couple strides to the base which is in fair territory. Nice job.
  20. Darrin Sealey Resigns

    So this hit the Internet within the last week or so... Then news of his resignation was also posted online. Very, very interesting. I wonder what caused people to start digging.
  21. Darrin Sealey Resigns

    I think the news is out there and this thread has run its course.
  22. Ump Ejects Himself

    What the article fails to mention is that the writer of the article is also the manager of the St. Peter team.
  23. Ump Ejects Himself

    Is it the ideal way to handle the situation? No. But I know personally that there's no good reason to be out there alone either. It's pretty decent baseball and you're out there ALONE...on an island. It's not that fun and it's very difficult. If an umpire lacks the game management skills he will either quit, or do something like this. How do you expect to recruit and retain when you have to send the new guy out there by himself and experience that? Oh...and I like how the slanted the perspective is from a bunch of players.