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ALStripes17

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About ALStripes17

  • Birthday 07/08/1988

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    SWAC, Alabama JUCO, AHSAA, Dixie Baseball
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  1. new umpire

    If, in the umpires' judgement, the fly ball could have been caught by an infielder with ordinary effort, then it should be deemed an infield fly. Nothing in the rule book prescribes judging communications between fielders or their ensuing 3-stooges antics. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  2. Baseball

    Haha, then how do you tell someone they are incorrect when they are, in fact, correct? This all only comes back to your Rich Ives directive, not your initial post, which contained no information on assumption. Your unmentioned assumption tells the OP that any batted ball that crosses fair > foul is immediately foul. That's a pretty tough one to swallow as umpires when WE know that's nowhere near enough information. One simply added variable tells the OP the answer... It's not creating 3rd world plays, it's answering the question. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  3. Baseball

    Nowhere in the OP does it say that foul was called... And that summary statement is also still partially wrong as a verbal foul must be accompanied with the batted ball touching the ground also (think fly ball that is caught but umpire calls 'Foul'). But I digress. Coach was not wrong in his response. The OP is not clear by any means. The batted ball is not fair or foul as described in the OP until it meets the criteria for a fair or foul ball. It's THAT simple... Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  4. Baseball

    There is nothing in the rule book for fair/foul that says "and has no chance of becoming fair"... The batted ball must meet the definition of a fair ball or a foul ball before it is to be declared as such. A ball could be rolling in foul territory and hit a rock or a lip that sends it back into fair territory. That ball status is fair if it comes to rest or is touched there. @RichIves has it right. I don't know what you are citing here... Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  5. Why wasn't an out

    See the NCAA clip of HPU dealing with this situation last year in the CWS. Player reaction was down the list of factors that he used to judge HBP. It is possible to use player reactions as a secondary/tertiary way to judge action. My comment was for it not to be the DEFAULT way of thinking. Players are told to continue play and not anticipate a call. It's unfair to the defense to just default to 'well he kept playing it so it must have hit the ground' and it's unfair to the offense to say 'well he started running to 1B so he must have thought he swung' If that were the case, the players could umpire their own games based on reactions... Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  6. Why wasn't an out

    This should not be a default way of thinking. We need to get in position and do our jobs, not let the player response dictate it. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  7. Why wasn't an out

    I honestly hate that line of thinking for a player or umpire. On close plays, it's a safe bet for a player to throw it to 1B and not leave a close play in the umpires judgment, which could be wrong. I've seen too many players stop playing on a ball they thought they caught but umpire thought otherwise. As an umpire, our job is to judge what we see on the play, not player reactions. He either caught it or he didn't. What he does after that, doesn't have a bearing on that Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  8. Out or safe

    In FED the ball is not dead on a hurdling call. The ball is only dead if interference occurs in conjunction with the act which calls for the runner to be out. Sidenote: hurdling is allowed over a fielder lying on the ground. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  9. football-full time officials

    It sure makes liability and responsibility easier to put on the officials for the NFL. My question is why this took so long anyway. Those guys were doing just as much to prepare for those games as do the players. Along with a whole other full time job that they were trying to do. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  10. Mr

    There's a case play that distinguishes between lodged and 'temporarily stuck'. A fielder is allowed to attempt to remove the ball from his glove without penalty. The moment he takes the glove off with ball 'stuck', then it is considered lodged Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  11. May need to liken it to the dating scene: Straddling someone most certainly doesn't mean you're engaged to them... Same goes for the pitching rubber. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  12. Absolutely not! Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  13. According to Gil's diagram, Beltre gets pretty close to getting in the pitcher's view behind home plate... I know it's not NCAA but the diagram shows him in violation of their rule too (past 3BLX). Beltre wasn't trying to get a laugh out of that. He was doing it to be a douche. Kids see this crap and think it's cool to be disrespectful to us. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  14. DH/Substitution/Re Entry

    Why would it not be allowed? Courtesy runners are for the previous pitcher and catcher of record. Same deal with pinch hitting for the catcher and re-entering that F2 when his sub reaches base (so that a courtesy runner can be used.) It's allowed. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
  15. Deragatory Facebook Message

    Haha, I had fun my last few assignments. Hanging them up to focus on studies. Should have seen those coaches faces when they had an umpire giving the sass back to them. Actually made it somewhat more enjoyable. Sent from my XT1254 using Tapatalk
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