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About humanbackstop19

  • Birthday 07/24/1982

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  1. Got my plate pants in the poly spandex. Love the texture and feel. I have identical colored golf pants that I might sneak into the high school season on the bases when things get busy. I'm a 38 in almost all my pants. Without the expander waist they were true to size, though I might bump up to a 40 if the base pants run snug as posted in this thread.
  2. OK, so let me know if my thoughts on this are accurate. If the SP is listed at pos. 1/DH and is replaced as the pitcher, the new pitcher (coming from the bench) would be added as pos. 1 in the same spot in the batting order. At that point, it reverts back to regular FED DH rules. But, if the SP is replaced by another player in the lineup, and the SP takes a position in the field, the DH role is terminated and the lineups would be played straight up. Does this make any sense, or am I way off?
  3. Know the field you're working on. If it's a short porch down the right field line (<310'), drop back into first base line extended. But, if it's a poke down the line, 320' or more, get out there a bit. I do like when U2 can drop back behind the SS position in this case and take the tag up of R3 if you call out, "I'm on the line." Then, you can cut the angle to 3B line extended and adjust for the play from there.
  4. In FED, isn't there a stipulation that in the case of a player lying prone to the ground a runner may go over top of that player to avoid any interference or malicious contact penalties? I believe there is. I've got nothing, score the run. In all other cases where fielder has ball waiting for runner, an out results from hurdling the fielder.
  5. "In my judgement" (thank you NCAA), RLI. If you watch, the BR runs the entire 90 feet between home and first in fair territory, making the last step before the bag irrelevant. Because of this, the first baseman is hindered from fielding a "quality" throw from the catcher. Immediate dead ball, all un-retired runners return to their bases occupied at the time of the interference.
  6. How much do these harnesses run?
  7. All good responses. Thanks for the input. Im a rookie at the NCAA level and I agree that echoing these calls will be beneficial. Then, with the hothead coming out of the dugout (in extreme cases) we use the conflict resolution protocol to put the coach and calling umpire in the right places with the right people to communicate what just had happened. Besides, that's the way the NCAA wants it done, so that's the way I'm gonna do it.
  8. At the NCAA Clinic in Chicago it was said that all umpires on the field should echo all balk calls made on the field, even if you don't see it occur. To say the least, the room was very split on that mechanic. I'd like to hear some other opinions or ideas on this issue. I think we should throw the hands up and kill the play, if applicable to that situation, but calling out "Balk!" Is going to create a lot of confusion if a play continues on who actually called it.