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Everything posted by Matt

  1. So, with a lack of clarification, are we to assume that the status of the ball is the same as whatever it is when the IBB is requested? Might want to bring that part up with the MBA, since you have their ear.
  2. I'd venture to say there is no one here that thinks you're serious about intellectual curiosity. You have the answer to the situation. You have the answer to what rule is in the LL book--and even though there is none, that still is an answer. The basis by how to justify the proper ruling has also been answered. Right now, it seems that you want to keep arguing for the sake of arguing because there is nothing else to be said on the subject. There is a name for umpires like you that is used at clinics...the yeah-but guy, the guy who seeks to offer contradictory situations to answers presented by more-knowledgeable people.
  3. A manager bringing a rule book on the field is showing you up, and very visibly. Your field decorum argument goes out the window--he's shoving his argument up your ass if he does this.
  4. Well, we know where he was hit. I guess we won't know how fast it happened.
  5. Make the right call, and don't worry about ejections. I do lean towards an out in this case, but you can't let a potential ejection make you make the popular call.
  6. No, because unless a coach tells me he's out of the game, he's not out.
  7. If he's injured, that means that he's on the field. It'll be pretty noticeable if he leaves and no one takes his place. For the rare occasions this isn't the case, once the coach says he's out, he's out.
  8. It's simple. If the isn't a sub to be named as his replacement, it's over.
  9. We pregame this--if there's a situation where the primary has an inferior look than the secondary, or if there is a gray area as to who is which, we make quick eye contact and if one of us definitively has a call, we tap our chest.
  10. Not in the least. Sounds like they need some help.
  11. I think you're overthinking things. All of your answers are in this thread. Take a break and reread with fresh eyes.
  12. 5.05(b)(3) and 6.01(g).
  13. Think of it like this... A pitcher can physically step in four directions--towards home, first, second, or third. If he steps towards second, but does not throw to the base, it is a feint. He can choose not to throw, or throw elsewhere, as long it is not more in a direction to another base than the one he steps.
  14. In OBR, the balk penalty is enforced (advancing all runners) AND the CI penalty (awarding the batter 1B) unless the situation somehow happens where it would be ignored. So, all runners advance. In FED, you are correct.
  15. Yes. And only interference/obstruction. No balk.
  16. I really can't get any clearer than what you quoted. CI with R3 attempting to score is charged as a balk in NCAA and OBR.
  17. Again, no. There is no balk for this in FED. A catcher can leave the box anytime he wants after the time of the pitch.
  18. Nope. It is simply charged a balk when there is R3 attempting to score, by rule, and all balk penalties apply. This is only in NCAA and OBR.
  19. He can't. It's on the NCAA hub. This particular video...this is a gray area, at least to me, in NCAA. OBR, I have a tag--the act of the tag is completed, as far as I can tell.
  20. It's not considered a balk, therefore only runners attempting to advance are awarded a base, unless forced.
  21. BI?

    No BI. The hindrance didn't affect the throw.
  22. Yep. I've been banned from two groups: one for pointing out that the mod was lying about his experience, and another when a mod (who also happens to be a member here) didn't like being wrong. And as a disclaimer--as abrasive as I can be sometimes, I handled both situations with kid gloves.
  23. In all codes, we are allowed to make any ruling that nullifies the obstruction. In FED, as you stated, that will always involve at least a one-base award. Thus, if I felt the run would have scored before the out, I'm still awarding home and the run. The out stands. Otherwise, the defense could just do a pick not necessarily to get the lead runner out, but just slow him up enough to keep the run from scoring.