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About noumpere

  1. It's really only every chance I remember -- and these days that isn't too often.
  2. Never in real life. In 45 years. If I ever do, well, sometimes you just have to umpire.
  3. Right -- and you can see U2 indicate that right away -- he's patting his leg at the :06 - :07 mark
  4. I view it as a call of last resort -- it's "only" there so we don't have to deal with the hole in the rules that would be left if a runner went and sat on the bench for a pitch or two (yes, that's an exaggeration), or if the runner's being so far "out of the normal playing area" that the defense would be put at a disadvantage by having to chase him (or throw the ball intentionally to a place far in foul territory).
  5. Correct. And (this might be why the OP is confused), if the lead runner is NOT forced to advance (e.g., R2, R3, ground ball, R2 advances but R3 does not), then the base belongs to the lead runner, and the lead runner is SAFE if tagged while on the base.
  6. The balk rule is to prevent "messing with" the runner. It has nothing to do with the batter. (at least in OBR, FED and NCAA; no idea in LL)
  7. If it's a swipe tag, you want to be behind the base (in foul territory, about in line with 2b-3b). If it's a tag at the base, you want to be perpendicular to the play -- about on the foul line. But, especially the latter, is complicated because you don't want to get blocked out by either the runner or the fielder, and it will depend on how F5 catches the ball and applies the tag,. But, yes, you shouldn't be moving.
  8. You need new partners
  9. mr.

    Because of this scoring rule: (b) Score a sacrifice bunt when, before two are out, the fielders handle a bunted ball without error in an unsuccessful attempt to put out a preceding runner advancing one base, unless, an attempt to turn a bunt into a putout of a preceding runner fails, and in the judgment of the official scorer ordinary effort would not have put out the batter at first base, in which case the batter shall be credited with a one-base hit and not a sacrifice;
  10. Yep -- and that's completely different from "setting up cam in live ball territory down the LF (or RF) line" as in the OP. I get that it's level / area dependent, but I view the OP in a negative light.
  11. That restriction applies to coaches and, under some interps, retired (or already scored) runners. It does not apply to other active runners. And, never does it apply to a "high five" or similar.
  12. My guess is that he didn't think a pitch was going to be thrown, started to move, and then just kept on going once the pitch came. I think you are way overreaching on that conclusion. One hand is fine to hold up the pitcher..
  13. Stone w/. Hawk: bad. Stone w/ new guy: Good. Connect the dots.
  14. Unless F3 was already the protected fielder (unlikely given the description, but I didn't see the play), this sounds like OBS. No play was being made on R1 at the time, so put him back on first (or if you think it would have been a DP without the OBS, you could, in theory, have that as well -- this, too, is unlikely, as described.)
  15. And if a batter misses first and second on his way to third, after a successful appeal the umpire would say, "Hey, you missed that base, you missed that base, no triple."