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KenBAZ

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KenBAZ last won the day on May 27 2016

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About KenBAZ

  • Birthday 06/27/1957

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Chandler, AZ

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  • Your Association Name
    AIA
  • Types/Levels of Baseball called
    HS, Men's, Youth
  • How did you hear about Umpire-Empire?
    ABUA (umpire.org)

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  1. Welcome GRK! Please keep asking questions and bring situations to the board so we all can get better. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  2. You've got to be kidding me! We've started HS playoffs and the temps are in the 90's. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  3. Fleas: PM sent, we'll love to have you and there are plenty of games to keep you busy. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  4. Tear it up Warren! Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  5. JT: One of the lessons I've tried to apply from this site that has made life easier for me is to call more strikes. Boarderline pitches are strikes. A coaches' view is not that I'm favoring the other team but that I just have a big zone. As long as their pitchers is getting it as well they can adjust. I prefer someone upset with me for calling a pitch a strike then calling one a ball. Now your response to any questions is, "That has been, (will be), a strike all day". Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  6. Warren, I didn't realize how much I use and enjoy UE. Thank God you are back in business. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  7. Previous to Rich's post no one would confirm that they were calling a balk on the catcher for leaving his box too soon. If you make that call then in OBR I would enforce the CI and ignore the balk. In Fed, I'd kill the play after the balk and only enforce the balk. I seems like that may be wrong but I'd like some support for why. Thanks for helping me understand this. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  8. We all agree that F2 is guilty​ of obstruction. Are you saying he also balked? Does anyone have a casebook play. I'm getting more confused. In the past, under all codes I would have enforced the CO unless the F1 balked in delivering the pitch. In that case I would have enforced the back in Fed and ignored it in OBR if all runners advanced including the BR. In this post who and what was the balk? Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  9. What is simply charged a balk? F2 leaving his box? Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  10. The balk is on F2 for leaving his box too soon? I have F2 obstructing the Batter. If it were a balk in Fed then whatever happened afterwards would not matter right? Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  11. #*# autocorrect... Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  12. We're fortunate here in AZ we have a lot of current and former pro umpites. I learned a lot from working for and with them. Especially about being a good partner. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  13. The better the game went the quicker I'm off the field. Show up, kill it and drop the mic. I roll the balls to the appropriate dugout, or hand them to the HC if I'm going by him, find my partner and we're gone. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  14. Good luck Thomas. Enjoy the process and decide on the habits you want to develop. Happy to have you on UE. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk
  15. Guys, F1 steps up on the rubber RT foot, left foot with his hands by his side then brings them up together right away in front of his body to establish his wind-up position and you are balking him? I don't think that is happening but it sounds like that's what is being advised. I don't see pitchers engaging with their hands together. Please help me to understand what your looking for. Sent from my SM-G935T using Tapatalk