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Mike D

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  1. The only time a 4th out appeal comes into play is when it is an appeal that would nullify a run, usually a missed base by a preceding runner. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  2. It is an appeal - time play Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  3. If it crosses the foul line it's a ball. If it doesn't make it that far it's a balk. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  4. 10.2.3 n. Order the lights turned on whenever he believes darkness could make further play hazardous. Whenever possible, lights should be turned on at the beginning of an inning. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  5. The protocol is that you as the umpire are responsible for ensuring the field is safe to play on. If in your opinion it is not, then you are responsible for notifying the home grounds keeper to fix it, or you call the game. The key here is that it is at the discretion of the umpire, specifically the UIC or HPU. The protocol for lights is to have them turned on at the beginning of the inning before they are actually needed. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  6. 5.2.1 b. the umpire considers the weather or ground conditions unfit for play; 10.2.3 His duties include those listed in 10-2-1, 2 and the following: a. Inspect the condition of the field... Is that official enough? Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  7. Sounds good to me. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  8. That is precisely why we need to address unsportsmanlike behavior. In the old days this batter would get some chin music, or a bean ball on his next trip to the plate for showing up the pitcher that would end up in a bench clearing brawl. We are not going to let this happen in a high school or LL game. This is where your preventive umpiring comes in. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  9. I agree with the 3.3.1b carelessly throw bat & 3.3.1f unsportsmanlike conduct. Team warning and move on. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  10. I usually tell them he has to come set or stop long enough for me to say "stop". Some kids, and coaches, just don't get it. Next it will be intetesting to see how you explain that he has to come set and stop even with no one on base. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  11. Not since the ball was deflected into the runner. If it wasn't he may have a argument. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  12. Yes, you are correct. 6.1,2,3 penalty Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  13. This one isn't a balk, it's an illegal pitch (ball only charged to the count). The reason this rule is in place is that pitchers will try to gain an advantage against the batter by throwing at an increased angle to the plate. This can be more deceiving to the batter. But, as mentioned before, this is rarely enforced and usually when the foot is mostly past the end of the rubber. If I see it while the pitcher is warming up I will remind him to keep his whole foot in contact. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  14. http://www.umpirebible.com/index.php/rules-pitching/pitching-positions Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk
  15. 1. Not legal, fix it...see below 2. Sounds legal, foot position refers to starting position before coming set. Note: If I see a pitcher doing something illegal during his warm-up I will address it with him then (preventive officiating). Next it would be dependant on the level: jv - I'm probably going to do over and dust off the rubber while I remind the pitcher of the regulations. Varsity - they should know better and will call the illegal pitch. Sent from my SM-G955U using Tapatalk