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Everything posted by Catch18

  1. Sticky situation

    Fed: 3-3-1-p. “Leave their positions or bench area during a fight or physical confrontation. PENALTY: The umpire shall eject the offender from the game.” Was it a fight...meh. Physical confrontation...yep. They didn’t come out to exchange cookie recipes. [emoji848]🧐 (The s*** of it would be if it’s gm 1 of a DH....”uh, you all were bad boys in the 1st one, but we’ll just move on to the next contest...lol ¯\_(ツ)_/¯) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Reebok Field Magistrate

    Recently my plate partner busted the strip of leather holding the metatarsal plate on his plate shoes. The unicorn known as Reebok’s Field Magistrate plate shoe......If anyone runs across, or wants to sell, a size 14 (possibly 13) plz let me know. Much appreciated! PS, would also be interested in Zigs possibly. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. You absolutely know that’s not the situation I mean. But good try. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. 0-2 purpose pitch

    You sir, should be admired among your peers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. First one this year

    Coaches don’t ask you where your zone is so they can go coach up their players....they do it to say “**** you, you said you wouldn’t call that” later in the game on anything borderline. You do what you want, but I don’t even dignify that question with an answer from a coach. (Dang, I’m feeling a little salty today...sorry ¯\_(ツ)_/¯) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Please stop giving the count as BU, unless asked for correction by partner. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. DH info

    Hi guys, anyone have a quick reference for the NFHS DH rules? Something like a few bullet points I can put on 1/2 an index card in my lineup card holder....the great interwebs seem to only want to offer the full rule def/text. Just looking for a quick reference as backup to be preventative on the field. Thanks for your help! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. DH info

    Thanks! #4 is the one I always get tripped up on. Great breakdown, appreciated. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. No call on tag attempt

    Picked up a very effective mechanic at a recent camp: any time a batted ball/runner, fielder/runner, catcher/batter cross paths, and you have nothing, you should provide some information (obviously if you have the tag/INT/OBS, that call takes care of itself). It keeps the “what the hell just happened” looks and confusion from possibly occurring. I’ve had dozens of them this year and they’ve keep nearly all coaches at bay and players informed. And if done effectively it looks sharp. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. MLB Special Masks RWB & Camo

    I’m not sure on pads, but a body/auto detailing shop in my city can do the hydrographic printing thing on a mask. Just remove the pads they said. Should be an easy google where you’re from. They quoted me $75 for stock flag pattern, $20-60 additional for custom pattern. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Ball 4 wild pitch

    Haha wow dude, relax. I’m sorry you actually missed what my post is about. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Ball 4 wild pitch

    Agree with the ruling above, no issue there. Also, if runner(s) forced then I wouldn’t get an out. How about this: PB goes to a deep backstop and unforced runner cruises into 3rd....I might have a hard time getting an out as in this example no prayer for a defensive play, thus the on deck didn’t really take anything away. (And let’s not get ticky-tack on what constitutes a “deep” backstop, work with me here.) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Rain!

    Anyone playing in Cent OH, I wonder? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Anyone found out . . . ?

    Glad I wasn’t the only one that noticed...cuz I was sure that wasn’t there last year. My guess is other brands complained about the free tv time Wilson was getting??? ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Do MLB umpire’s have specific merch. deals? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Br retreats, potential obs

    Sorry, should have clarified what I meant. Since you can still have obstruction and the runner is permitted to retreat, you would be able to enforce OBS in that sense. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Br retreats, potential obs

    Think of this like it’s any other rundown play. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Dangling Throat Guard

    Throat seems to be on the same line/axis as your ****. Anyone out there not wear a cup? 🤪[emoji6] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  18. Well, “known” is relative. Never said they were successful [emoji23][emoji6] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Thanks for the skunk link! Our Assoc. has talked about this before as we have a local school who’s known for running it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  20. balk

    If he wasn’t killing it, and it’s allegedly still alive, I can’t say he looked real ready for play @ the plate. He killed the pitch, let’s be honest. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  21. Batter interference?? Who is out??

    In 7.3.5 must a throw by the catcher me made? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  22. Improper footwork on pitch

    This is where paying attention to warmup pitches help get you out of trouble before it starts. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  23. Aware he was BU, never said he wasn't. I actually framed it as next time he steps behind the plate this play will spark a memory and he can hopefully get this play right. 2 previous posters already answered the guys direct, actual question, so I offered further insight....you know, what forums like this are supposed to do. I guess we could just keep piling on the same answers but that won't serve anyone better. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  24. Really? I bet next time he's on the dish he may remember that play and hopefully remember some of the advice he came here for, employ it, and be a better umpire because of it. Relax bro.... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  25. I don't know you, or your partner, so this is not judgement on his ability or performance....I wasn't there to see it. But based on your description it sounds like it's a case of tunnel vision. I've worked many a game, and we all have, where some umpires are content on "seeing" one single aspect of a play/player. Many times we have to multi-task and pick up a number of actions....catches, touches, INT/OBS, multiple runners, etc. We all can always try to get better in challenging ourselves to see multiple actions and don't be afraid to come out and get more than 1 call in a play. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk