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About renegadewolf

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  • Birthday 05/23/1974

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  • Location Kitchener, Ontario

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  • Your Association Name Cambridge, Guelph Minor Basball, Royal City, Golden Horseshoe Baseball Leagues
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  1. Don't be THAT guy

    Bringing a rule book onto the field for a coach is no different that a batter drawing a line in the dirt.  They are showing everyone that you are wrong and here is how.  Coming out onto the field and quoting a rule and having a discussion that way is something else entirely, and yes, if in the course of the discussion the coach feels the rule is not being interpreted correctly they may protest.  It's all about the approach and the respect.
  2. Facebook discussion: 1 or 2 ball bags

    I like 2, I think it looks more balanced plus on the practical side I keep the balls in the right bag, my brush and indicator (when not using it) in the left.  I will also put any "questionable" balls (seem coming out, flat spots, cut in the ball etc) I have on the left and only use them when i run out of the good balls.
  3. nope, never a runner on third. off the hip I had a runner on 1, runner went to 2, one off the helmet runner on 2 didn't go anywhere because it was more of a glancing blow off the helmet that still more or less went to the pitching mound.  Otherwise no runners
  4. Props on the crew not getting all caught up in the emotion of it all.  This is what makes them professionals  
  5. I've seen it off the bat, off the helmet a couple times and even off a batters hip once
  6. True that but as tjwoelfel13 said the baseball gods will always come up with something weirder  
  7. Not really all that crazy, I do enough minor ball to see that crap all the What was crazy was the classless display by Toronto fans..
  8. That's B%llSH*# Blue

    *munch* *munch*  Popcorn anyone? 327
  9. Washington Nationals Announcers

    I watch most of my baseball online, and occasionally I find myself "stuck" watching a Nats game on their feed either because they are the only game on or playing a team I want to watch (but can only get their feed).  I almost find myself disagreeing with the sentiment that they aren't Buck or Harrelson bad.  These guys show well below what I would consider minimal knowledge of the game (and I don't set the bar for announcer knowledge very high) amd have a distinct lack of any on air personality beyond disagreeing with any call that goes against the nats and insulting the umpires at every opportunity they have.  I watch the Tigers and Blue Jays a lot and am for the most part pretty happy with them.
  10. Every once in a while...

    Every once in a while while on the diamond we encounter something that is just stunning. Sometimes it is a wonderfully amazing play, and other times it is abject stupidity, so as you might guess I have a situation of abject stupidity.  OBR R1, R2 2 out.  Batter knocks one up the 1st base line, R2 scores, R1 rounds 2nd and is trying for three with the throw coming a little to late and he is safe.  BR stayed at first.  F5 fakes the throw back to F1 and proceeds to stick the ball in his back pocket in the hopes of drawing R3 off the bag and making the 3rd out.  Pitcher made the call easy for me because after "catching" the ball he proceeded to go up on the mound and straddle the rubber.  I balk him and advance the runners.  My question is had the pitcher never gone to the rubber, as having a player stick the ball in his uniform isn't directly covered in the rules, how would we go about handling this?  Kill the ball, allow it to continue, declare the ball lodged?  Seems like a good ole fashioned (2015) 8.01(c) formerly 9.01(c) situation 20
  11. Interference By 3B Coach

    I think the rule you are looking for is (2014 and previous) 7.09(h) (2015 edition) 6.01 (8)  In the judgment of the umpire, the base coach at third base, or first base, by touching or holding the runner, physically assists him in returning to or leaving third base or first base. Nothing to see here.  Had coach tried to help the player get up, now you have a case   253335
  12. Infield Fly Double Play as Bourgeois Doesn't Know Rule

    A commentator said something intelligent....  "You never know what you are gonna see in baseball".  Can I get an A-men? lol   142
  13. Was just watching some Japanese League Ball this morning and saw a batter called out for bunting foul for the third strike.  Don't see that one every day.

  14. Balk!

    It may be nitpicking, and I might not call it in a game I am calling, but this is the big leagues and they call stuff to the letter and are paid quite well to do so.  We've all seen a major league umpire call a balk on the tiniest of flinches that we wouldn't call in the vast majority (or even any) of the games that we as amateurs call.  I think it was a good call, and I think Maddon was only doing what he does best, namely getting tossed out of a game for arguing a judgement call.  45
  15. Numbers on Shirts

    Baseball Canada (and Ontario) discourages any sort of "identifying markings" on any of our apparel.  Even colored harnesses for masks and colored masks and ball bags are discouraged, but it's not a hard fast rule as some do choose to wear numbers 77