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  1. Ms

    Reminds me of an old 1&3 play where I'd have my R1 lead off about 30 feet or more into right field.
  2. Now if the ump admits he didn't see it or was not in a position to see it, I might feel obliged to say, "yeah, it was off his foot."
  3. I'm certainly not going out of my way to show up an umpire - "your call was so bad even I have to tell you."
  4. I'm pretty loud and, if the covering MIF'er I'm watching breaks at the same time the pitcher starts his motion, I'm quite likely to be yelling "break" to my R2 loudly as the pitcher is in motion. I'm certainly not doing it to distract the pitcher and I don't know that I've ever felt like it did.
  5. I also assume the play wasn't so much "overturned" as it was a situation where, after conferring with the PU, he changed his call?
  6. May have been a glitch. Just a few minutes ago, when trying to get to that forum, I got a message saying I didn't have permission to view that thread. It works now, though.
  7. I had started a thread in this forum concerning the Georgia incident. It was locked down because it was being discussed elsewhere and a link to that thread included. I participated a couple of times, but since am told I don't have permission to enter that thread and the link is likewise gone. So, does this mean since I don't have permission to enter the "Umpire News" thread, this an't be discussed on this forum by non-umpire participants?
  8. So, waiting on some actual grounds for ruling on the appeal. It appears they either ruled that they are convinced the umps made the wrong call and are willing to make an unprecedented decision (which would have to be made on an inappropriate use of an unclear video) or decided that, in this case the rule was just too unfair and they would ignore it. Either way this opens up a Pandora's box of BS.
  9. So the GHSA overturned the game on the walk-off walk. There will now be a game #3. While the original call may have been BS, it was a judgment call and by the book. GHSA appears to have completely lost their minds and ignored process. If I were an ump, I'd bee a little upset.
  10. Interesting this video is here. We had this in a game Saturday and I was going to bring it up here. Ours was very much like this. Runner on third and the pitcher did the same thing only the catcher caught the ball. The umpires decided it was nothing and just called "no-pitch." My argument was that any motion made by the pitcher while not in contact with the rubber that mimics his pitching motion is an illegal pitch and subject to penalty. They did not agree. Since our batter put the next pitch over the left field fence, there was no lingering argument.
  11. I'm going to guess that it was a jab-step. webspinnre, if you're around, was it?
  12. Hah! For years I ran a professional sports photography company. In 2003, I was working the American Legion Florida State Championship game. I was standing behind first base. With a tie game in the top of the ninth, two out and a runner on third, there was a throw that pulled the first baseman off the bag. He made a swipe tag. The ump called him safe, ruling he missed the tag. This was my very first time out with a new Nikon D1 digital camera - my first experience with being able to review photos instantly. I had a beautiful shot of an obvious tag by F3. After the arguing dies down, I proudly showed the shot one of the coaches who was outside the first base dugout. He snatched the camera out of my hands, rushed to the PU and started arguing and shoving my camera in his face. The umpire then ejected ME off the field. I learned my lesson early on and never again showed a coach any shot during a game.
  13. I only mentioned it because "disengage" is how the OP described it. If he's asking if you can "disengage" from the front, then, no, you can't. As to the post I was quoting, I just wanted to clarify that his use of the term "disengage" shouldn't be confused with the wording "disengage" as used in the rule books.
  14. I think the confusion comes in that this (step in front and spin to second) isn't considered "disengaging" anymore than the jab step pick to first.
  15. I think the added comment makes it clear that the umpire is to make the judgment based on the physical actions of a runner. In reality, a runner who is "feinting" with no intention of actually making a move on second base is physically applying the exact same actions as a runner who, as BalkHawk puts, has an "Oh SH*#" moment. I would have to believe that the wording "creates the impression" encompasses both actions in a way meant to imply that either action brings the exception into play. This removes from the umpire's responsibility the almost impossible job of reading a runners mind to determine if he were actually intending to make an advance and aborting the move or only feinting. In fact, the definition of feint is: " a movement made in order to deceive an adversary; an attack aimed at one place or point merely as a distraction from the real place or point of attack." In other words, a feint is an attempt to create a particular impression that is not a true attempt but intended, nevertheless, to convey the impression as if it were a true attempt.