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Everything posted by ricka56

  1. Hit em with the old 7.13(2)

    TBS color-man complaining about 7.13(2), but if runner trucked F2, I'll bet he'd insist on invoking 7.13(1) ... STFU This rule has been in place for at least three years now. Has there ever been an on-field MLB umpire invoked 7.13(2) or have they all been by IR overturn ? Probably a question for Gil. https://www.mlb.com/video/culberson-safe-after-review/c-1863504883
  2. Batter interference?? Who is out??

    I'd get the one who's play on him was interfered with...think that's rule book true too.
  3. Batter interference?? Who is out??

    Wasn't the count 3-2 ? Swinging pirouette in front of F2 is strike 3. And in Fed, we get the runner too...end of inning.
  4. 3-man, R3 , less than 2 outs

    Who's call is it if R3 left early, decides to return to 3B, but the throw beats him back to 3B ?
  5. 3-man, R3 , less than 2 outs

    PU has to determine if this was a retouch appeal. This usually isn't instantaneous and U1's safe call will probably occur first. U1 with a "SAFE, NO TAG" would make it clear to all participants what he was ruling on tag/no tag ONLY (not the appeal). If then the defense states that they were appealing the re-touch, then PU rules on that (who might/might not get additional info from U1 about the timeliness of the throw to F5). That's a sticky one. U1 screwed the pooch. I think that this is a HTBT sitch. 1. Does U1 verbally specify that the out was for the retouch appeal ? That would be strange. 2. How did OHC respond ? Does he come talk to PU or BU ? Fortunately, the "get-the-call-right" edict is in agreement with the proper umpire responsibilities. I think that BU/PU have to talk, determine the result of the tag/no-tag and the result of the retouch appeal (and who is responsible for each). If PU is adamant that the retouch appeal did not occur in time, he will have to make the SAFE call and deal with DHC who will be livid.
  6. Now THIS is a plot twist.

    Saw this Portland community service announcement for people new to Portland.
  7. Now THIS is a plot twist.

    Congratuations ... study hard...Enjoy !!!
  8. Best NCAA Football still comes from the SEC...Go Dawgs
  9. Appeal of pulled foot

    You allowed your partner to control your request for additional information. You will have dinosaur partners like this that have a screwed-up notion of how a pulled foot appeal should be handled. You have to be very assertive with these guys. "Answer the question, did you see a pulled foot prior to the gloving of the throw? " Don't finish the conversation until you get the information that you were wanting.
  10. BI followed by HC EJ

    Don't know how long this will be available, but this video has in it an umpire very close to me. The to-be-EJ'd HC's daddy recorded/posted this video on the internet. https://www.pscp.tv/w/bKfYAzF4a1FEQndnQVJvanp8MVJEeGxtemVRUnJLTFk4QXIRCSeki0YmrYrfK70Y2UQDFOYcKXOYUDMNVujN Fall ball JV baseball. 5 min mark ... K3, BI PU: "That's interference" 3BHC: "No way...Are you serious ?" PU: "Yes, I am", then enforces R1 out penalty. PU: stares daggers towards 3BHC for hollering across the field. 3BHC: silent about the call for next 4 minutes until ... 9 min mark ... HC EJ 3BHC wants to know how close the play at 2B was going to be on the BI play. PU/BU: "it doesn't matter" (it might, but no sense opening that can of worms here). 3BHC: "You blew the call ... you blew it". PU: meh ... listening 3BHC: "That's why they call you blue" PU: "Your ejected" verbal and non-verbal
  11. Judge or Altuve ?

    Who's gonna win the AL MVP ? Best Slugger in the game or Best Baseball Player in the game. MLB announces today 6pm MLB Network.
  12. Judge or Altuve ?

    Altuve !!! Best baseball player on the planet.
  13. Homer Simpson HOF

    I have no idea of the Simpson's schedule, I hadn't seen the show in years .The first time I saw it was on Fox network on Friday (10-20)... before Astros/Yankees Game 6 ... that's how I found it. I recorded the rebroadcast on Monday 10-23 on Fox Sports 1. It is still available on my On-Demand system.
  14. Homer Simpson HOF

    Did anyone see "Springfield Dreams: The Legend of Homer Simpson" on FoxTV. The story of how Homer Simpson got into the baseball HOF cartoon...with dozens of baseball celebrity cameos telling the story documentary style. Forking hilarious. It might still be available OnDemand.
  15. Homer Simpson HOF

    Yeah, kind of. It was a Simpson's cartoon (with all the Simpson's characters ... Bart and Lisa are "blamed" for originating the "DARREL" Strawberry chant). But it was narrated (documentary style) with lots of cameos from the MLB world telling the story. An hour long show (episode). Very funny.
  16. Balk Question

    As described, I don't have a balk either, but consider the possibility that the umpire saw something illegal that you didn't.
  17. 2018 POE

    OK Right tone ? Your description of what you mean by ”How ‘bout that?” reeks of sarcasm. I'm not skilled enough in the art of deception to make that response not sound sarcastic. Sarcasm is an escalation trigger. The point being, use whatever response that you need to: 1. not escalate the situation; 2. not give the coach any ammunition to keep the discussion going; 3. end the conversation ASAP; 4. get back to baseball ASAP.
  18. 2018 POE

    Most HS umpires don't understand the risk that they are taking when they don't enforcing this rule. When the umpire crew allows F1 to throw to a base from the hybrid wind-up position, he's going to get crap from the OHC for allowing the pickoff (from the wind-up and illegal stance) or DHC for balking F1 (coach insists that F1 was in a legal "set" position). Either way the crew rules, they are screwed.
  19. My thoughts on the 2017 World Series

    It is not a new notion that "encouraging" batter's to swing (calling lots of strike) makes for a better game. Should the PU be "blamed" for causing one of the most entertaining WS games in recent years ?
  20. Gurriel's action and punishment

    Probably so, if you're looking for social justice. These ignorant gestures of racism should be pointed out as abhorrent. Individually though, I doubt any punishment will change the heart of those satisfied in their ignorance. More here to pity than punish, I'm afraid... ... But then, stick and stones may brake my bones, but names (and gestures) will never hurt me. Maybe time for the snowflakes in the world to find something worth reacting to. Setting a level of punishment is above mine and all y'all's pay grades (though some might think that its not above the Commissioner's). Punishment would be better left to the big guy ... Karma, and the other baseball gods may smite him for distracting us from the WS. Disrespecting another human or race is despicable. Disrespecting an inanimate object that represents the freest society in the world and memorializes the men/woman that provided that freedom is also despicable. No need to prioritize them. This country isn't perfect and can/will do better...we always have. Authoritarian/lawless societies don't.
  21. Backswing interference?

    From CCS: Rule 6.03(a)(3) & (4) Comment ("If a batter strikes at a ball and misses and swings so hard he carries the bat all the way around and, in the umpire’s judgment, unintentionally hits the catcher or the ball in back of him on the backswing, it shall be called a strike only (not interference). The ball will be dead, however, and no runner shall advance on the play") makes no exception nor allowance for any issue... This backswing (follow-thru) OBR rule is the kind of lowest common denominator rule (and official interp) that the Fed would create. When contact occurs from a backswing (follow-thru), umpires can't be trusted to distinguish between [6.01(a)(5)] interference, a dead ball strike non-interference and "that's nothing".
  22. ricka56

  23. Live or Dead Ball???

    Call TIME quickly and prevent the WTF crowd from gathering any momentum. The longer you take to kill this, the harder its gonna be to sell whatever you are selling... ... easier said than done though, when you're included in the WTF just happened crowd.
  24. Oh no Laz! Play the bounce!

    From the Astros bench, you could hear words of encouragement to their pitcher. "That's OK ... Nobody hurt".
  25. Odd appeal play

    That's an interesting assertion. Can another fielder's (F2) intent to appeal a retouch satisfy the requirement that the appeal be mistakable, when the fielder "doing the deed" (F5) does not have the intent to appeal ? Though F5's attempt to tag the returning runner might be evidence that he didn't intent to appeal the retouch, or he ?might? be trying to cover both scenarios (umpire will/won't grant the appeal). Benefit of that doubt (IMO) goes to the defense.