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Minnz

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About Minnz

  • Birthday October 31

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    Missouri

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    minnz21

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  • Your Association Name
    GSLUA, CNMBUA, TCUA
  • Occupation
    IT Sales
  • Types/Levels of Baseball called
    Youth. Legion, High School, JUCO
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  1. WS crew..

    I hate that MLB does that. Same six guys should be the whole series and let the backup crew be in NY War Room.
  2. MLB Pants

    Anyone noticed some guys with shinier than normal pants recently doing MLB games? Could they be moving to the new SMitty Polyspandex ones in The Show?
  3. Game management Q

    Ignore and move on. With your back to him there is nothing good that could come from it. He said it, Didn't continue. Next play.
  4. New way to get games

    Technically, most states the coaches/schools can do this already. Most states don't actually require an assigner. Most are solicited and do sign with an assigner for ease. Some states do require an assigner assigned by the state. Will be interesting for the states with not controlling parts if something like this takes off.
  5. Observations from D1 game

    I know many of us with 3-2 and 2 outs with only R1 or R1 & R3 situation we will NOT rotate in 2-man either. No reason to when with pitch the guy is off and play at home more likely than before 3-2 count on a clean hit.
  6. Between Innings

    I am interested, does your state list something different than FED for this rule?
  7. Between Innings

    I should have stated what I meant better. (Need to stop doing this on the phone) One minute from the moment the third out occurs is unrealistic. The NCAA rule is a far better idea.
  8. Between Innings

    Buy the new magnetic card holder Ump Attire has. Perfect size. If you fold lineup card right, no matter which they use, really simple to get access to the card for lineup changes on the fly. Made my life great this season.
  9. Between Innings

    The issue I find if the NFHS rule is poor. We aren't timing anything until the warmup is thrown. The bigger time lag is the hustle in/hustle out. The one minute to throw five pitches seems less of an issue on MO.
  10. Between Innings

    I am confused why it would be arrogant to enforce rules. Stopwatches/clocks are used at all levels above HS. Why should HS not be subject to timing rules that are in the rule book?
  11. Meaningless "Senior Night" game

    Some states are better than other. I will say New Mexico and Dana Pappas are by far the best at backing their officials in NMOA. Kudos to them. Miss working there.
  12. Foul Tip

    More than optics. What if the runner is stealing on a straight steal. He hears it then hit the bat. He sees you signal foul tip this meaning he can stay there. Maybe if you don't signal he thinks it is a foul ball and heads back to first. Then you have a crap storm with a live ball on your hands. Why do you signal fair but not say anything? I mean why not only signal fouls balls and be audible and if you don't signal then we know it is fair. When you have a third strike and ring a kid up OR a swinging third strike and the ball is caught by the catcher, do you ever signal or say OUT? A pick-off happens, kid is way safe. 1B puts a tag on him, do you show safe casually since a tag occurred? We don't need to on can of corn nobody out. We don't do it on a clean hit to RC. It is about optics, being in the game, letting people know we got this when things happen.
  13. Should I, or could I have fixed this?

    Poor game management. You give him a free base and need him to score to end at mercy rule and you don't find a way to get him home. Clearly a learning moment as I see it.
  14. Balk - No step - No Distance and Direction

    Time calls and balk calls are echo central!
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