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Everything posted by noumpere

  1. Judge or Altuve ?

    Take it to the fan-boy forum.
  2. Catch/injury AFL game

    I didn't watch the video -- but that statement is NOT part of the rule.
  3. THe same thing BU is supposed to do. Call it when it happens and don't wait for the result of any subsequent play. (And, the same thing U2 is supposed to do in 3- or 4- or 6-man.)
  4. Balk Question

    Isn't that true only in OBR (which was probably the rules set in the OP) and only in the windup? (No, I didn't go check.)
  5. Balk Question

    Because I've seen it happen. At an NAIA tournament game. And, I only provided it as one (of several) possibilities as to what happened, recognizing that *as described* the call was incorrect.
  6. Balk Question

    Maybe, and I wasn't there, he separated and rejoined his hands and THEN stated the motion with his legs.
  7. interference??

    Nothing, unless it's intentional
  8. 2018 POE

    I think the acronym you are looking for is "POE"
  9. There is no rule that states that the pitcher cannot deviate or "better do it every time." Either the individual pitch is legal or it's not, but just a variation is legal.
  10. It's possible that LL is different, but in OBR, an Illegal Pitch is only a quick pitch, or pitching with the pivot foot not in contact with the rubber. Everything else (along these lines) is a "don't do that" -- illegal, with no specific penalty. If it continues, the player can be ejected, but it never gets that far.
  11. It most likely should be "nothing." But, there's no reason for the coach to "really give it to the ump."
  12. Fair/Foul

    1) Bounding just means "not in flight" -- so bouncing, chopper-two-hopper, grounder etc -- all the same 2) Yes. One oddity is that if the ball hits an object such as a batting helmet in fair territory, the status in NOT yet determined (it can still become either fair or foul, depending on what happens next. If the ball hits the helmet in foul territory, it's immediately foul. 3) Usually -- if the ball becomes fair or foul *because* it passes the base (or first hit the ground beyond the base), it's BU's call. If it becomes fair or foul *because* it settles or is touched in front of the base, it's PU's call.
  13. I agree with Grayhawk's analysis, and will add -- you can get (most of) the plays at second from either side of the mound. You also have less time to react to a play at first. And, of course, I've been burnt by a PU going to third when there was a swipe-play, so I much prefer the PU got toward first and then react.
  14. Assigning Expectations

    Yep -- stay if I can; be very apologetic (and as specific as possible as to the reason) if I can't. It goes a long way toward getting assignments and being seen as someone who the assigners and teams want on the games.
  15. Relocating due to rain

    Heck -- I'm surprised the umpire didn't ask for a game fee for the original game AND a game fee for the rescheduled game. I mean, that's what he'd get if the game had been postponed until today, right? I agree with you -- and the "travel fee" is included in the game fee. Sometimes, you get paid "more" because the game only goes five innings; and sometimes you get paid "less" because the game goes extra innings, and there's a rain delay, etc. It's all part of what we sign up for when we agree to work baseball.
  16. NFHS Pitcher Question

    A. Sorry, no reference handy, but I'm pretty sure it's in the case book.
  17. Odd appeal play

    I disagree with that. The first action should be to play on the runner -- then get the appeal if that action fails. The team can't be sure that the umpire saw / agrees with the runner leaving early so take the two attempts at retiring the runner. BTW, I agree with the out call, as I envision the play in my mind's eye.
  18. Play continued after third out

    Correct by rule; correct by the CS&FP handbook.
  19. Batter's Box

    Whci gets us to the "D3K" rule today -- every K was a D3K back then. (And, no, I don't have personal experience in it from back then)
  20. Fair/Foul

    That complaint usually comes when the ball is ruled fair -- not when it's ruled foul as in the OP.
  21. George Carlin would be proud.
  22. Not to sound like Coach Rich, but sometimes coaches are "trained" to act like this by over-officious umpires who mis-interpret the rule and strictly enforce some "must slide" rule. And, too, sometimes it's a local league who has a misguided "safety" rule in place and wants it enforced this way.
  23. Fair/Foul

    I agree it's foul. I'm guessing that someone is questioning that -- what's his/her rationale for why the ball should be fair?
  24. Tagging on fly

    No, he didn't. And, even if he did, he never left it while advancing, so it's impossible to "re tag" it.
  25. No sht fair

    Yes, it's inconsistent. Same with the routine grounder resulting in an out at first by 3 steps (signal, no verbal) compared with the con-o'-corn (verbal -- but that's really just for your partner -- no signal) Until / unless you are in a position to change the mechanics, live with it.