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LRZ

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  1. Consider joining your local PIAA chapter. Even if you do not join, some chapters conduct pre-season clinics, which you might attend.
  2. The OBR rule was amended a year or two ago. Now, the ball becomes dead once a fielder makes a catch and steps or falls into DBT. OBR 5.06(b)(3)(C) and Comment: "If a fielder, after having made a legal catch, should step or fall into any out-of-play area, the ball is dead and each runner shall . . . advance one base, without liability to be put out, from his last legally touched base at the time the fielder entered such out-of-play area.
  3. What does "rim" mean?
  4. A lot of things are happening in that sequence. Whether Torres missed the pitch or not is, to me, irrelevant--if he missed it, big deal. If a coach wants to keep barking about a pitch and runs through a stop sign, he'll watch the rest of the game from the clubhouse/parking lot/tavern across the street.
  5. It is an out and not a HR because of the definition of a catch: "A CATCH is the act of a fielder in getting secure possession in his hand or glove of a ball in flight and firmly holding it...." This supersedes the right of a BR to advance to home base if a fair ball goes out of the playing field in flight. OBR 5.06(b)(4)(A). A fielder cannot throw from DBT because the ball becomes dead if he makes a catch and steps or falls into DBT. OBR 5.06(b)(3)(C) and Comment: "If a fielder, after having made a legal catch, should step or fall into any out-of-play area, the ball is dead and each runner shall . . . advance one base, without liability to be put out, from his last legally touched base at the time the fielder entered such out-of-play area.
  6. I never thought about this before: if the OF makes the catch and falls into DBT, do we have an out and, after tagging up, runners advance one base?
  7. I'm wrong--there is something still to learn, for me at least: what does IBTL mean? I searched the acronyms forum but did not see it.
  8. Is there anything more to learn from or add to this disagreement? How about a moderator locking it up before it gets personal and ugly?
  9. Jimurray, if you are responding to my point, I was responding to this, in the OP: "Ball thrown back to inf and goes out of play," which meant, I assume, that the ball entered DBT.
  10. One more thing, Guest Eric: under OBR, a proper appeal requires a live ball, i.e., the pitcher on the rubber, with the ball, and the umpire says, "Play."
  11. What I take away from many of these clips is how well the pros maintain their composure in the face (literally!) of a screaming, angry manager or player.
  12. I can understand VolUmp's actions. There is something poetic about a pristine ball field, its lines laid out straight and true, the grass mown to the right height, the infield dirt dragged and smooth, the bases and pitching plate sparkling white. But I've never umpired on one.
  13. Ms

    The point of the OP's question, if I understand it correctly, is whether the coach is acting "in any manner to draw a throw by a fielder."
  14. I had a strange experience several weeks ago, working a LL district play-off. Both teams were cheering their own players in a perfectly sportsman-like manner. But the game administrator announced that once the pitcher had started his delivery, cheering was not permitted. So we had moments of raucous cheering that stopped abruptly, followed by eerie silences (not even the parents were saying anything!), followed by raucous cheering once the ball was in play. It was like someone was toying with a volume/mute button. Very odd.
  15. Found it, midthump. New, no logo, same harness that came with the blue mask with tan leather pads. If interested, send me a PM.
  16. I think I may have one, from Honigs for $7, as I recall. Brand new, never used. I can check tomorrow and let you know. $7 + mailing costs.
  17. I would not work that league. I am not a volunteer, I expect to be paid for my time and effort. No pay (not even a show up fee), no play. Turn the situation around. Suppose the umpiring crew saw the weather as imminently threatening or sufficiently iffy, and instead of showing up, perhaps to be stiffed, decided to stay home? But the weather at the game site cleared up--and no umpires! As far as I can tell from the OP, it is unclear whether the no-fee policy was known in advance, so I won't fault anyone for complaining after the fact.
  18. And put that coach on a short leash for the rest of the game.
  19. Not to further derail the train, but I hope this coach spent the remainder of the game in the comfort of his car.
  20. Pay for a second umpire and let HIM assist his partner.
  21. Making up a rule can be a bad thing or, when the rules don't address an unusual occurrence, it can be an application of common sense under 8.01(c).
  22. If this was not a school game, could there be a local modification? One youth league I work has a "three batters in one inning" rule.
  23. FWIW, I was not offended. A slippery slope.
  24. Scroll down to Second Video: Farrell maintains "Time" was called "well in advance" of the balk (BOS)
  25. It's been said many times, in different ways: umpires don't eject coaches, we simply show them where the team bus is parked.