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Everything posted by Matt

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Cricket umpiring scenario

    It would be both.
  4. What do the rules say he can't do off of the rubber? Pretty much one thing...start a motion to the plate.
  5. 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.
  6. Veterans Check In

    Shouldn't that be a crayon instead of cheese?
  7. 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.
  8. Improper footwork on pitch

    I had one of them about 8 years ago.
  9. 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.
  10. Just to clarify...you didn't turn if you got this call, did you?
  11. Home plate collision Q

    Do you mean "might not" instead of "may not?"
  12. 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.
  13. 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
  14. UI Followed by BI

    This happened to me today with a "catcher" (converted OF) with a throwing motion similar to a javelin thrower. 0 out, R1 steals, batter foul-tips it and comes across the plate. After I signal foul tip and begin my strike motion, F2's throwing hand comes up and glances off my right hand, sending the ball somewhere into the next state. In my case, it was UI that caused the ball to enter low-earth orbit, and not the batter in front of him. However, if the UI didn't impact it to that point, and the batter ends up with the ball in his ear, how would we rule? My initial analysis is that on UI, we return the runner unless the throw retires him. On BI, we return the runner and call the batter out unless the throw retires the runner. Thus, if we had both, we would either have the runner retired on the throw, or we enforce the BI (as the penalty would also encompass the UI outcome.) I'm just not sure.
  15. Vinyl wrapping CP

    Looks like a nice shelf layout. I have a few of those designed and had one started in my last house.
  16. UI Followed by BI

    Yes. That's why I mentioned that's what actually occurred, and asked what would happen if both occurred.
  17. Vinyl wrapping CP

    You know me not...
  18. West Vest Accessories

    The frame is being saved, and the logos are spoken for. I did find a pair of GD patent leather plate shoes that have never been used, as well...I wonder what else will come out of those boxes over the weekend. I'm still amazed at the timing of this. They were at the back of my storage unit, which I cleared out on Sunday with the move to my new house. This is almost as big of a coincidence as to when I got a new phone number, and within six hours, before I had a chance to send it out, my cousin from 1000 miles away drunk-dialed the wrong number...and got me.
  19. Darrin Sealey Resigns

    For those of you that know me IRL, you know this is a huge pet peeve of mine, and it's caused, ironically, by veterans who have a complex about waving their service in others' faces and the recent swing towards hero worship. As a nation, we had such a collective guilt towards the treatment of Vietnam veterans that we've overcompensated to the point where veterans are put on a pedestal and are not to be judged. Because of that, there's a subset of veterans (often wearing the "dysfunctional" label as a badge of honor) that feel entitled to special treatment because of their service (the guys that go around thinking they can violate HOA rules because they're being patriotic, the ones that complain when a business doesn't have a military discount, thinking that their political opinion matters more, etc.) Because of that aforementioned collective guilt, people take that at face value and give them what they want. This creates an atmosphere ripe for fraudulent claims and exploitation of false service because of our fear of calling veterans out. It's almost always a situation that goes untouched until the dysfunctional veteran or false veteran comes in contact with a veteran who doesn't have to have that pressure of being unquestioning. Rant over.

    Umm, no. They still have to run the bases legally.
  21. That's one way to put it. I won't add my choice of words.
  22. West Vest Accessories

    Yeah, I'm at the office right now. It's in better condition than the one heretofore posted, but definitely looks 20 years old (I got it in 1999 or 2000.) I also found my red +POS Jim Evans replacement pads...I wonder what other goodies are in there. Pics will happen probably late tonight.
  23. West Vest Accessories