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Everything posted by Stk004

  1. Transaction Experience Thread

    Great transaction with @grk17 . He was very helpful in sending pictures and answering several clarifying questions for me. Shipped the next day and arrived a couple days later.
  2. PUC/Indyball b4 Pro-School?

    Obviously I don't have any experience with MiLB or pro school, but my understanding is that at school they'll build everything you need to know from the ground up. It seems like you're plenty experienced to make yourself relatively comfortable learning/relearning at pro school.
  3. Wilson Masks, CP, Shins

  4. Hey everybody, I have some equipment I'd like to part with. Masks: Wilson Dyna-Lite with doeskin wraparound pads and a diamond harness. The wear on the pads is mostly cosmetic. There's a lot of volume left in the pads. $35+shipping. Sold! Wilson Aluminum with West Vest pads and West Vest harness. Entire rig is in excellent shape. I also have memory foam pads if you'd prefer. $90 shipped. Sold! Powder coated Wilson Chrome Moliben with two tone Wilson pads and generic black harness. The powder coat is metallic bronze and looks awesome in the sun. $100 shipped. 13 inch Wilson charcoal chest protector and 17 inch Wilson platinum shin guards. Both in excellent shape. $45 plus shipping for the CP and $50 plus shipping for the shins. PM me with questions or general inquiries. I sold my 2010 majestic shirts but if anyone wants a classic red, gray, white or cream Smitty shirt, let me know.
  5. Balk Question

    As long as it's momentary in nature he's fine. He can briefly adjust the ball or move it to his pitching hand, and this usually has quite a bit of leniency.
  6. interference??

    I'm with Jimurray 6.01(a)(5) Any batter or runner who has just been put out, or any runner who has just scored, hinders or impedes any following play being made on a runner. Such runner shall be declared out for the interference of his teammate (see Rule 6.01(j)); Rule 6.01(a )(5) Comment ( Rule 7.09(e) Comment): If the batter or a runner continues to advance after he has been put out, he shall not by that act alone be considered as confusing, hindering or impeding the fielders.
  7. 2018 POE

  8. Navy blue plate coat

    I was hoping it would be cold enough today to justify wearing my plate coat. Guess it'll wait for a slightly colder day in LA, if such a day even exists.
  9. Wilson Masks, CP, Shins

    Wilson Aluminum and Silver Diamond sold! Still looking to move the shin guards and the Chrome Moly, PM me with offers.
  10. Backswing interference?

    Until it's revised/clarified (if at all), we have an official interpretation from MLB on how they want this rule enforced. Before their statement I agreed with you (and Layne).
  11. Interesting. Not the decision I was anticipating but it's nice to know how this rule should be enforced.
  12. Wilson Masks, CP, Shins

    Bump. Two masks and shin guards still available. I also have a silver Diamond mask, if anybody is interested.
  13. Live or Dead Ball???

    I guess the school of thought would be that the offense messed up, and they only compounded the mistake by trying to take advantage of the batter's (potentially) illegal action. The problem I have with treating the delayed steal the same way as OBR is that you can't support it by rule in FED. OBR explicitly tells you to return runners, FED simply provides a blanket statement to call the batter out.
  14. Live or Dead Ball???

    FED 7-3-5-c A batter shall not [make] any other movement, including follow-through interference, which hinders actions at home plate or the catcher’s attempt to play on a runner. Relevant portion of corresponding PENALTY: When an attempt to put out a runner at any other base [not home plate] is unsuccessful, the -batter is out and all runners must return to bases occupied at the time of the pitch. Unless someone knows of an exception to this elsewhere in the rule book, it sounds like the batter is out in FED.
  15. Live or Dead Ball???

    @Richvee I think that situation is different because it's a D3K scenario. Also your post posted twice.
  16. Live or Dead Ball???

    Funny, this exact comment was a hot topic on this forum a few days ago. Ball is dead, R2 returns, 1-2 count. Here's the relevant portion of Rules 6.03(a)(3) and (4) Comment: If a batter strikes at a ball and misses and swings so hard he carries the bat all the way around and, in the umpire’s judgment, unintentionally hits the catcher or the ball in back of him on the backswing, it shall be called a strike only (not interference). The ball will be dead, however, and no runner shall advance on the play.
  17. Yeah, two man. I'm not familiar with 3 or 4 man.
  18. I'm going to disrupt the general consensus on here for a minute. All the responses where PU has the slide at second are appropriate for FED and FPSR. But with the addition of a bona fide slide in OBR, we have a similar situation that could arise: an illegal slide (and INT) at second base. However, the MiLB mechanic for PU with R1, on a ground ball to the infield, is to move up the third base line towards the library (if R1 is retired he retreats back to the plate). BU is responsible for the play at second, including an illegal slide by R1. It's an extremely difficult call to make, considering BU has everything on this play, but it's still his responsibility.
  19. In case anybody wanted the supporting comment (I know I did).
  20. Correa HR

    "DH isn't a real position." #EdgarHOF
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  22. Cross up or deke

    I think if Contreras had kept his mitt in the zone he might've gotten the call, but it seemed like the pitcher missed his spot and Contreras' recovery resulted in him stabbing his mitt just off the plate.
  23. UCLA Bound

    Hey everybody, I've been meaning to post this for a while, seeing as I've known for a couple weeks now. 7 applications, 5 acceptances and one big decision later, I've decided I'll be attending UCLA for my undergraduate degree. As of now I'm planning to major in business economics starting in the fall. I love the big school vibe and the campus at UCLA is beautiful. Now for the part that interests (some of) you guys. I'm planning to bring my car down with me so I can continue to umpire games for my four years until I head off to pro school. I'd like to keep moving up through high school ball since I've had a full JV schedule this year. Too many rain outs. Anyway, if any of you work games near/around UCLA I'm looking for a group and I would love your help finding one. I know LA is a BIG place so I don't know what kind of range you guys service down there. It'd probably be best to get acquainted with college life before grabbing a ton of games, but school doesn't start until September 22 so I'd imagine the bulk of the season will have died down. Thanks for reading and my PM's are wide open if any of you are looking to recruit a new member. Go Bruins!
  24. No sht fair

    I asked a lot of partners this year why they would signal on every fly ball out. The response I got? "I guess it's just what I was taught." .............because why ever update your mechanics, right?
  25. UCLA Bound

    http://launitweb.wixsite.com/webb Website is extremely primitive but the assignor responded to me in a remarkably quick fashion.