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noumpere

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  1. 1 run in, runner on second, headache for the batter, no change in the count to the batter
  2. It doesn't matter. R1 is forced from first, so he's out if tagged whether BR is occupying first or not.
  3. My questions were rhetorical.
  4. An "intentional drop" and an "infield fly" are different situations, so they have different requirements. While both are designed to prevent a double play, they come into effect in different circumstances. For example, with R1 only, if the infielder lets a fly ball hit the ground untouched, then the defense will still only get one out (usually -- as for all the plays here). The infielder will pick up the ball and then throw to second fro the force, BR will be safe at first. So, this IS NOT an infield fly situation. The defense will only get two outs on this type of play if there are at least two forced runners -- so that's what the infield fly rule requires. But, if it's a line drive with R1 only, then the defense can guide the ball to the ground and still have time to get R1 at second and BR at first. So, the intentionally dropped ball rule IS in effect.
  5. Doesn't it always need to be an unmistakable appeal? Are there ever any "accidental appeals" allowed?
  6. ME: I'm surprised. Coach: At what? Me: Well, a good coach would be out here tending to his player and not arguing a correct call. Maybe I'm not really that surprised.
  7. This comment belongs in either the equipment forum (where you can debate whether +POS can get them to you on time, or whether the Official's Choice brand is a good substitute or just a cheap knock-off, or wonder when Force 3 will come out with the new-and-improved model), or in the buy-sell forum (where you can try to sell them to someone for a different use)
  8. IHSA does not use standard FED mechanics. IHSA follows the "C whenever a steal of third is possible; otherwise B" philosophy.
  9. No. (although I assume you were being facetious)
  10. It's kind of like the "two outs, time play, I'm staying home" -- that can (and should) be done with one signal -- not three. And, it's very quick and (almost) casual -- you don't have to look like you are landing a plane on an aircraft carrier with any of the signals.
  11. I'd ask the fan if I could take the camera to look at the picture. Then I'd take the camera and put it in my ball bag or something and keep it until after the game. okay -- that's what I'd *like* to do.
  12. On the play in this thread? I have no opinion. I didn't watch the video and I have no plans to do so. I will say that some calls are such that "either" call could be supported -- this might be one.
  13. No news to anyone who has been on an internet board for more than a few months, I would expect -- the topic of when a runner can return comes up pretty frequently.
  14. That kind of gets back to the post in the "newbies" section about whether the game is easier at the higher levels -- fewer thirld-world plays, perhaps, but everything is faster (and, thus, tougher to see / call)
  15. Since the "double tag" implies the infield fly (re reverse / converse / inverse is not true), there's no reason to signal both. If you want/, just starth the move by pointing up with your indexfinger before / as you bring the top fist down on the bottom one. (ther's probably a better way to explain that)