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About noumpere

  1. As long as the contact was on the base or before (1b-2b line) base, not FPSR in FED. in FED, it's only a FPSR violation to slide beyond the base AND THEN make contact. In NCAA, a runner can slide beyond the base (in a straight line) and make contact -- this is a legal play.
  2. Yes -- I thought stkjock's post was quoted. Probably user error.
  3. Because the rule book doesn't always say exactly what it means or mean exactly what it says. If an umpire is calling the pitch you describe a strike, he won't advance past freshman ball. Now, in some youth-level games,. maybe you need to get this as a strike.
  4. Of course. I have no idea what this has to do with the OP.
  5. By rule, it could be a strike. No one will ever call it that way, nor ould any coach or player want it to be a strike. In baseball, pitches travel more-or-less horizontally. To pass through the zone, a pitch couldn't hit the plate. (It's one of those "the rule weren't'; written by lawyers for lawyers" kind of things). In fact, in MLB, any pitch that hits the dirt will (well should) be called a ball and the umpire will get credit for a correct call, even if Fx has the pitch in the zone.
  6. especially then.
  7. More often than a popup to first that would be an infield fly *and* does not let the batter have an opportunity to reach first.
  8. See my edit. I was assuming I was blocked out so I wouldn't know the pitch hit the batter on the ankle. Also, it wasn't meant to be taken quite literally.
  9. If I'm blocked out because the batter moves onto the plate and is hit by the pitch, I'm pretty certain that the pitch was in the zone.
  10. I am curious as to what level you umpire / coach. I have never seen this as an issue. You can submit rules change requests to FED and NCAA. (or, heck, make it a local rule )
  11. And the pitch was strike 3. Just to head off the next question -- no, the batter cannot try for first under the "dropped third strike" rule.
  12. I have some for sale. See my "retirement" thread. If I was still working, I'd still be using these for multiple years.
  13. Yes. Yes.
  14. That's an oxymoron. It probably wouldn't be an infield fly. Yes, the reasoning for not having the call with R1 only is that BR should make it to first if the ball falls.
  15. Yes -- at least at all levels/rulesets any of us do.