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About noumpere

  1. Appeals are only (in this context) for missed bases, bases left too soon, and "getting a flying start" (and this last one is NOT an appeal in FED).
  2. Point at the runner who is out and say "#xx is out for passing." Raisse your right hand in a fist. You might need to repeat it (or say "that's passing. # xx is ouot for passing. # xx is out."/ keep pointing for a few seconds to let everyone recognize that "something" happened. Leave the ball live.
  3. I think it's 5.08 in the new book "How a team scores" you can also check out 5.09(c) "Appeals"
  4. As described, it's a balk. Any feint to first (RHP or LHP) without first disengaging the rubber is a balk. To disengage, the pitcher must step back (toward second) off the rubber and place the pivot foot on the ground. A jab step / jump turn / spin move is not a disengagement -- therefore it's a move from the rubber, and therefore a feint is a balk.
  5. If the runner crosses uncontested, then no call is needed -- whether or not he touches the plate. Wait for an appeal. If there's a missed tag AND a missed plate, then signal nothing and keep watching. If the runner is walking away, an appeal can be made by touching the plate (and making it obvious). There's some language in some book to the effect that "if the runner has started to return, then the runner must be tagged" but we're giving all the benefit of the doubt here to the defense -- almost to the point that it's only if it's the runner's actions of starting to return that clue in the defense that the plate was missed that we are going to enforce this rule.
  6. No, we can't rectify that.
  7. This is really the same play as that "funny home run" recently posted maybe in the professional section. It's (likely) why the umpires in that game brought everyone back and had them all re-run the bases. I wouldn't be surprised to see some clarification on the method of dealing with this going forward.
  8. Matt is right, of course. A case can be made, at the very young levels where this is likely to happen (depending on whether this is in-house or travel; whether the league is mostly instructional or mostly teaching, etc.), that BR did NOT hinder the defense but actually helped them. So, you might get away with using the CS&FP handbook to call time, return the runners and (gently) admonish the young ballplayer not to do that again.
  9. They put in place an "interp" last year to try to clarify. I think the interp just gets specific rule backing / wording now.
  10. I never had those circumstances in all my years of umpiring.
  11. 1-8-2-2
  12. It's a fairly common umpire myth that a visit can be charged between innings. Be ready to deal with it (appropriately) when you have umpires who don't know the rule.
  13. Is it the requirement in CAL that the umpireget this information? And that he do it right as the pitcher is leavign the game?
  14. Unless FED has changed this, the restriction begins when the hands are joined. Makes no sense to me, but that's how they wrote it once tey allowed any turning at all. No, how it's enforced might be a different story. 6-1-1 ART. 1 . . . The pitcher shall pitch while facing the batter from either a windup position (Art. 2) or a set position (Art 3). The position of his feet determine whether he will pitch from the windup or the set position. He shall take his sign from the catcher with his pivot foot in contact with the pitcher's plate. The pitching regulations begin when he intentionally contacts the pitcher's plate. Turning the shoulders to check runners while in contact with the pitcher's plate in the set position is legal. Turning the shoulders after bringing the hands together during or after the stretch is a balk. He shall not make a quick-return pitch in an attempt to catch a batter off balance. The catcher shall have both feet in the catcher's box at the time of the pitch. If a pitcher is ambidextrous, the umpire shall require the pitcher to face a batter as either a left-handed pitcher or right-handed pitcher, but not both.
  15. Yes, if the catcher's mom is scoring. No, if the team's other catcher's mom is scoring.