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Matt

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  1. collision resposibility

    Yep. If the OBS starts a chain reaction, then you can officiate the results appropriately rather than having to retroactively fix things and causing a game-management issue.
  2. Appeal of pulled foot

    That's where my qualifier comes in. If BU is doing his job, then he will be able to anticipate the things that happen and adjust for them. In the handful of times that someone has gone to me for help from A on a pulled foot, they did not make the proper adjustment. I've had this conversation with others...I've racked my brain trying to think of something that could happen that BU would not be able to control, and I've come up with nothing.
  3. Appeal of pulled foot

    It is for this reason that I will not call a runner safe unless I am definitively sure the fielder was off the bag. An effect of this is that I never will go for help on a safe call, because I know that I have all the input I need. I also am firmly of the belief that if BU is doing his job, there is never a reason to get help on a pulled foot with no runners on. BU has one responsibility and one only.
  4. Cricket umpiring scenario

    It would be both.
  5. What do the rules say he can't do off of the rubber? Pretty much one thing...start a motion to the plate.
  6. I remember a FB discussion where I pointed this out. Of course, no one wanted to believe me... Coming set is not a part of something associated with a pitch, because a pitcher can do other things from the set.
  7. Veterans Check In

    Shouldn't that be a crayon instead of cheese?
  8. Veterans Check In

    Army (National Guard) 2000-present. All-Source Intelligence Analyst (now Senior Sergeant.) Can't tell you much more than that. We did the longest combat tour in Operation Iraqi Freedom, and because of my civilian education and roles, I've had the opportunity to work on some very-well known things that I can't discuss. This is me making a mud angel in southern Iraq on New Year's Eve 2006.
  9. Improper footwork on pitch

    I had one of them about 8 years ago.
  10. Kneeling for National Anthem

    That's precisely what institutional racism is...issues within the system that disproportionately cause a negative effect on minorities. These are inertial, not necessarily deliberate.
  11. Just to clarify...you didn't turn if you got this call, did you?
  12. Home plate collision Q

    Do you mean "might not" instead of "may not?"
  13. Should I have or Shouldn't I have???

    From what I'm seeing, this is IFF. IFF has nothing to do with whether a fielder attempted to field a fly ball; just what a fielder with ordinary effort could have done. I do think you called this too early, but the call itself was not incorrect.
  14. http://science.howstuffworks.com/science-vs-myth/everyday-myths/light-colored-clothes-in-hot-weather.htm?utm_campaign=sf&utm_source=facebook.com&utm_medium=social#mkcpgn=rssnws1
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