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ALStripes17 last won the day on February 27

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About ALStripes17

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    SWAC, Alabama JUCO, AHSAA, Dixie Baseball
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  1. We are allowed to do that when we get together and conference on other calls too. The original call is mine and mine to change... Now what sort of idiot would that make me if everyone publicly got the additional info and I didn't change it? That would be a game management issue... And honestly, no umpire that actually reads the rules/mechanics to that level would be dumb enough to keep the original 'Ball' call anyway. Other umpires really don't even know how the 'my call, additional info' stuff works anyway. They just go by standard practice and what's seen on TV. It's mere formality, balls and strikes belong to the PU. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  2. Ive got HBP. No way I could reasonably say/justify that the batter intentionally got hit with that pitch. And I am known in my area for bringing hitters back to the plate and/or getting dead ball strikes. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  3. The note for how a team legally scores (or doesn't score) shouldn't be in the same area as the rule that says how a team legally scores? Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  4. Quite honestly, I still want to believe it's my call to change as a PU after checking with the BU. He gave me more info to which I change the call with the response, "Then, that's a strike" accompanied with the strike mechanic and the count. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  5. Of those statements given, I disagree with "safe, tagged her on the base." That sort of goes back to the English lesson earlier on "he made it, but he's out." On basic tag plays, safe is just safe. Descriptions are only needed if something funky occurs like a dropped ball, a close/missed tag, etc. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  6. What? Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  7. As an F3, that's quite an accomplishment! Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  8. I also don't trust news outlets that cant hire a good editor 'controveRsial' Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  9. A girl can dream... Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  10. Typically not called because he has committed to his windup pitching motion... No advantage gained anywhere so true umpiring will not call this as a 'start-stop' ... He's just giving the runner more time to steal home if desired. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  11. I want to see all Georgia officials boycott the Finals ... Dare the GHSA to play all the final series with the BOT as umpires. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  12. My comments still stand then. We have some clarity that is needed in the OP. And the other clarification was to a comment that insinuated 'called foul, always foul', which is an untrue statement. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  13. If an umpire just pointed and didn't verbalize 'Foul' in FED, Im not sure we have a situation where the play is dead. FWIW, an umpire in FED can verbalize foul and ball remains live if the batted ball doesn't touch the ground ... I don't like the ultimate 'called foul, always foul' mantra. We need to teach the rules when training. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  14. But this isn't a judgment call for most umpires, it would be wrong rule interpretation. I know many a umpire that do not know you can step directly to a base in the windup position (outside of FED). I would call this protestable in any league that doesn't play FED. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  15. He hasn't forfeited his right to run the bases.. he is in fact, still running them by doing this. Abandonment needs to be a last resort call in order to fill a void that allows us to continue a game. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk