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About noumpere

  1. Yes. Or maybe not. In this instance, instruct. It's the exception that proves the rule (about not instructing).
  2. You need to distinguish between a "disengagement" (stepping back with the pivot foot) and a "feint to second breaking contact with the rubber with the pivot foot." Think of the formerly-legal 3-1 move. 99.9% of the time, it was step to third (with non pivot foot), break contact (with pivot foot), place pivot foot on the ground, re-step with non-pivot foot. If it was step-and-then-pivot-on-the-free-foot, that was a balk (and this is what the OP sounds like to me). If it was step-don't-break-contact-pivot-on-pivot-foot-step-to-first, that was also a balk (in OBR).
  3. Note also that this is a very difficult call to make in real life. If the umpire is watching the foot, then he can't track the pitch. If he's tracking the pitch, then he can't watch the feet. And, the foot needs to be on the ground at the time of the contact. So, you usually only see this call during a bunt.
  4. It sounds like a balk to me. Either for feinting toward third and / or for stepping toward one base and feinting to another and / or for feinting to an unoccupied base (assuming there was no R2). Now, if there was an R2, and it was separate moves (step toward second, break contact with the rubber, arm feint toward third), that's all legal.
  5. Yes, it is (although the chances of having a legal skull cap in FED are nil.)
  6. Do you keep the lineups? Then, once they are presented to you at the plate meeting, they are official -- and what you describe is a sub. You should announce it to the scorer and the opposing team. Oh yeah -- first, call time and give the defensive manager your best "WTF are you doing?" look.
  7. This answer is correct for FED. Scott's original scenario is correct for OBR and NCAA. Yes, that's the only change. And, since F7 can't have a DH (in OBR), the new F7 has to bat in the DH spot. This is simple -- just remember that a player's spot in the batting order can't change. The original F3 and the original F7 still bat where they were. The only opening is the spot that F1 vacated.
  8. The plain black and polo blue short sleeved shirts have sold. I still have stuff, but I'm down to almots the minimum I need if I want to keep working. So, almost anything else to sell would require either a "package" deal or having someone else who wants the other items (e.g., I don't want to sell just the shins, because then the protector is useless to me.). The backup stuff (older shoes, shoe bags, K1 protector, Honigs shins, etc.) I can let go individually.
  9. If it was a really hot day, I'd tell the coach that I did have an angle and make the coach walk run over to U1 to ask U1 to get together and then when we got together I'd confirm the call.
  10. In most leagues where the OP is going to be asked, the balls are so scuffed up that a little rubbing on the uniform is not going to matter. In MLB, where even a single stitch out of place on the ball can give an advantage, it's a different matter.
  11. It also is going to depend on what you mean by "substitution" and when it happens -- did the original F1 leave the game or just go to another defensive position? Did the switch happen on the first visit in an inning, or the second (or the fourth in the game for FED)? So, a very simple question with a very complex answer until we get more information.
  12. And the purpose is so R1 can see that the hands are separated. As long as F1 isn't holding both hands in front of his body so as to shield them (even if not on purpose) from R1, let (almost) anything else regarding this go.
  13. One announcer (at least) said the ball went in the dugout. Don't know if that's true. If it is NOT true, just because F1 "gives up" doesn't mean that the runner isn't allowed to advance. F1 should keep making a play. If the throws the runner out, maybe the game is still going on.
  14. I'm sure that was done on purpose.
  15. Sometimes an innocent, "What do you mean?" can do the trick.