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About White47

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  1. I wish we could uber, but I've got a little boy that's still in a car seat. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Not an umpiring question at all, but I figure you can help a fellow umpire out. Is the area around the Suntrust Park safe to walk with your family. Like if our hotel is around a mile away should we be fine to walk? I know at the old stadium that would not necessarily be the case. Also does anyone have any advice going to a game at the new stadium? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Best answer so far thank you. That's what i kinda thought just wanted some other opions.
  4. If you want to call an expanded zone, go for it, but why on earth do you need to remove the lines, just call a big zone. I have never in my life seen an umpire remove the batting box lines. That is crazy. As the OP, If they don't have the boxes, play the game, its not really that big of an issue, I can count one hand the times that I've had to call out of the box. honestly, in my younger days when I did lower level stuff i've been on fields without foul lines. I just played the game and did the best I could, then went to the house.
  5. I agree, that would be a much better way of handling it. especially if he calls time and walk down to you. Your not making him look as bad that way and taking away partners credibility.
  6. My question all along was is this a rule issue or a judgment issue. It seems pretty split on here. I think if its a grey area like this you are better off to wait, and get it right when asked. you cant know for sure why your partner ruled it that way. Maybe he saw something you didn't. Now, if the call was flipped and he didn't call it when he should have that is an easy one to grab, because all you have to do is kill the ball and call runner out. But in OP, we would then have had to place runners and thing becuase BU killed the play.
  7. although I don't think this qualifies as interference under any rule set FED says Shall not deliberately interfere with a catcher fielding a drop third strike (8-4-1a), If for some reason you do declare it as such it is immediately dead, batter out, runners return TOI. Now with all that said, I like the OBR Rule much better, which is if he CLEARLY HINDERS catcher (6.01a-1), and will follow it to a point. Like if the BR accidental kick the ball 20 ft down the baseline, I am not allowing him to get to first
  8. Agreed. 3 is usually my max. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. The OC didn't say anything, he just sent his kid on and told him to be more aware. If he had even acted like he was going to go out on BU I would have probably held him off and went out and got it right, but with him not even saying anything, I figured just leave well enough alone and get the out. Like I said it was a crazy blow out. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Yea, we talked about it during a pitcher switch. It was the sixth game of the day, 6 crappy games at that. He apologized and said he just got lazy. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. That was my thing, I didn't really know if it the scenario would fall under a rule Application or judgment. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Outs don't matter, rule set doesn't matter Runner on second stealing in play, is hit with a batted ball after it has passed diving third baseman, no one else had a shot to field it. BU calls interference incorrectly (he admits it). My question is as PU should I confer with him and get it right, or wait until a coach questions it and asks us to get together, which never happened. I had him safe the whole time, bc it passed the fielder an no one else had a play. Turns out it didn't really matter bc it was 28-2. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Yea, I could see it in a rec ball or something.
  14. I not arguing with you BC I don't want to get Mavened, but would that not be a case of a ground rule superseding a book rule? Should a ground rule like that be allowed?
  15. If they used cell phone video then this is 100% on them, but I don't feel that Umpires that would be selected to work that level of a game would make such a boneheaded move. Plus the video quality suck, and i don't see how they could determine one way or the other on the touch. Personally, I think if they wheres a rule question, they should have looked it up in a rule book instead of calling, but not sure that should be a reason to overturn the call, especially since they got it right. I also don't understand how this is a 20 min conference, but anyway...Lesson for all in this i guess is, know your rule book.