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Everything posted by ricka56

  1. Correct me if I'm wrong....

    You're right, my mistake. If R2 ran all the way to the hole to brush F6, then he gets what he gets.
  2. HBP

    That's a call your partner makes when the game takes a sharp turn towards Guanoville.
  3. Correct me if I'm wrong....

    I think 'A' is the answer...maybe with a OOO obstruction call on F5, in addition. The way I see this, when F6 is about to make the play, F5 has no protection and must not obstruct R2. The inadvertently brush might be obstruction, but you probably wouldn't protect R2 past 3B, which is where he ended up.
  4. Third strike not caught by the catcher...yet.

    Imagination has no bounds in the TW.
  5. It might be running lane interference if the batter/runner was running in fair territory and the throw was coming from around home plate. In high school rules, the quality of the throw doesn't matter. In official baseball rules, the throw would have to be good enough to have gotten the runner out for interference.
  6. Obstruction Question

    I think that by "last time by" standard (which I believe that Fed adheres to), if the runner retouched 1B and properly touched 2B on obstruction awarded bases, then there is no longer a missed base appeal available.
  7. Fed Mechanic?

    I don't understand the advantage of this positioning. R3 is the priority and 'C' is the best place to be. And BU should be able to get to a good position on ground balls that are going to be played to 1B. I don't understand the advantage of 'B' in this sitch.
  8. 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
  9. Is this a balk?

    An argument for/against a balk call in the youtube video pickoff can be made. Not for the leg raised as much for the immediate body direction (towards HP). I know I don't have a balk with me in 'B' on a 2-man crew...90% sure no balk as PU either. The OP issue about LHP raising his non-pivot foot and balancing (hanging there) is a balk for not delivering without hesitation. But that's not what was in the you tube video.
  10. Stopping the windup

    No HS HC wants a ball penalty called when on defense. In this neck-of-the-woods, nearly all understand that they shouldn't expect that penalty called when they are on offense. I think that the HS umpire that calls this is risking having BOTH HC eye the crew with suspicion (what's next?). And worse would be if the HC umpire gives a penalty after being confronted by the OHC. I'd rather not penalize and shutdown douche-bag OHC that wants it both ways.
  11. Obstruction, Unsportsman like conduct or neither??

    I could sell that to HC...along with telling him that middle infielder is on thin ice trying to steer us to turdville.
  12. Brady

    Trump leaves voicemail for Brady
  13. Infield Fly, Interterence, or Both?

    Batted ball strikes the BR in fair territory...if BI is not the correct term, mea culpa.
  14. Infield Fly, Interterence, or Both?

    Counterpoint: where's the fun in that.
  15. Infield Fly, Interterence, or Both?

    If a legitimate case could be made for calling IFF, BI, or IFF/Retired runner int, then I'd chooser the KISS option, BI. BI kills the play. No runners can advance, no players get to make a hero play or more likely throw the ball into the outfield. If this blows up into a cluster faq (and you have to toss one of the HCs), you'll wish that you called BI. .
  16. End of game situation

    If you're talking about the 2016 CCS case study, I find their article contradictory. The seem to say that no outs can be made when the ball is dead, but also contradicted their opinion "when Marlins batter JT Realmuto passed baserunner Marcell Ozuna during an apparent home run" and was called out "without regard to the timing relative to live/dead ball" which would be supported by the MLBUM reference below To be fair the CCS article was written and 2016 and the MLBUM reference in 2017. Maybe the 2016 CCS was correctly ruled in 2016, but not so now. IMO, differentiating whether the passing preceding runner rule is applicable based on whether the dead ball occurred because of a HR or a GRD doesn't make any sense to me. I look forward to knowing whether Fed has become aligned with OBR/NCAA timing interp of the DB sitch (the significance of 9.1.1M deletion).
  17. Brady

  18. 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
  19. 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.
  20. 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.
  21. 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 ?
  22. 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.
  23. Now THIS is a plot twist.

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

    Congratuations ... study hard...Enjoy !!!
  25. Best NCAA Football still comes from the SEC...Go Dawgs