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About noumpere

  1. I think we've had this discussion before, with the same result -- the manual is wrong.
  2. I think it needs to be in the first step or two, and reasonably directly toward first base for the batter, so I get a little closer to 7 metres instead of 22 feet.
  3. He's not out twice. That's the point.
  4. (almost) none of us has instant replay -- and the mechanics are different with and without it.
  5. The umpire cannot (well, should not -- what actually happens in your softball games might be different) change his judgment "at his discretion." He can accept additional information that means he misapplied the rule. It's sometimes a difficult concept to grasp. (and, that isn't meant as a dig at you)
  6. You don't. You get down off a goose.
  7. I *think* that's what I sold mine for. Very similar use as you posted above. Mine did have the original pad on the front. I can't remember who paid shipping or if we split it.
  8. It also depends on the level of the game (and the "attitude" of the players in that level).
  9. The latter. If the runner is close to the base (judgment) and goes straight in and stands up and interferes -- FPSR.
  10. But it's still the solution and is what is (or was) taught. It's what would have happened in 99.9% of the cases where in infield fly should have been called, wasn't and this enables the defense to turn the "cheap double play."
  11. I've always thought that this play should just be "play on" -- the ball becomes fair or foul depending on where it next goes / is touched (just like any other batted ball). It's hard to see, even the pros get it wrong a lot, and if the batter doesn't like it, s/he should hit the ball somewhere else next time.
  12. Depends on the rule set -- this statement is NOT true in OBR (and I don't know about SB) You can have INT w/o a dead ball, but it's difficult to have a dead ball w/o INT (in this type of play) -- your logic is backwards. 1) The rules for an UMP and a runner are different -- but if they are hit in front of the fielders (except the pitcher) it's still a dead ball. 2) (a) being on a base might absolve the runner in SB (based on what I think I've read); being hit by a deflected ball is NOT INT (in baseball) The whole OBR logic: A) A runner is out if hit by a (non-deflected) batted ball. period. end of story. B) Except, that isn't fair to a runner if he could reasonably expect that a fielder would have made a play. So, the "through or immediately past a fielder and hits a runner immediately behind the fielder" exception is added. C) Except, that isn't fair to the defense, if another fielder could have made a ply -- maybe the first fielder let it go on purpose because the second fielder had a better chance. So, add the exception to the exception. The whole FED logic: A) It's only INT if it affects the defense. So, if the ball is "past" the defense, play on. That leads to the FED's "string rule" -- connect a string from F3 to F4 to F6 to F5 -- if the ball passes the string, it's not INT.
  13. He specifically said " If the ball first passed a fielder (not including the pitcher) " which (a) is not in the OP, but (b) if it happened is correct, understanding that (c) the definition of "passed" is different in different codes. To the OP -- the "stealing runner" getting hit "while sliding" and "after reaching second" are all red herrings. This is a simple "the runner gets hit by the batted ball play" and is judged the same as any other -- which varies based on the code but the *general* answer is that the runner will be out, the batter will be awarded first and any other runners will return.
  14. I think you have some typos (or the test does) but with the changes above it should be easy to tell whether the pitcher is in the windup, the set, or a hybrid of each.
  15. Professional players == professional umpires (for this thread)