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Everything posted by conbo61

  1. Premium Membership Changes

    Quick question - Is the $15 dollar gift card in lieu of the 10% discount at Ump Attire? Thank you.
  2. Positions

    I would agree with this. I may not go up to the 45, but I will move up the line a bit to get a good look at the slide at 2nd and then a pulled foot/swipe at 1st. As PU, you are not that far away that you cannot get back into position to make a call at the plate.
  3. 100 Bears for the Holidays

  4. Passed my Exam

    Congrats on the PE!!! Now good luck with the CE requirements.
  5. If anyone know of one for sale, please let me know.
  6. "Rose goes in the front Big Guy"
  7. New guy on the block

    Welcome aboard!! Family business was in Kearny.
  8. I'll bite... Why hokey? I thought they were pretty darn cool.
  9. And for the question everyone is thinking... Will there be a "Third Team" special this year? Two year cycle broken last year.
  10. Ebay finds

    For those of you looking for "cheap" WV Golds for TW retrofits (@JaxRolo) http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wilson-Pro-Gold-Umpire-Chest-Protector-MLB-/151607512643?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item234c830e43 Not sure if this one can be retrofitted http://www.ebay.com/itm/West-vest-umpire-Chest-Protector-by-wilson-/261797611191?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cf45a86b7
  11. Backswing interference?

    Based on the rule, I think they missed this one. Backswing Int.pdf
  12. Unorthodox rotation situation

    On his hands and knees gasping for breath....
  13. Burn out

    I agree with your approach to work "better" baseball and not necessarily "any" baseball. I have found that the negative aspects are less when you work "better" baseball as the coaches and players are more knowledgeable and you don't deal with the Mickey Mouse crap.
  14. Burn out

    Are you a civil engineer? (I am.)
  15. Passing 1st base after a walk

    One other case that I encountered this summer. Close play at first. BU calls safe, but runner was unaware and thinking he was out started heading back to his dugout. His bench started yelling that he was safe and to get back to the bag. DT threw the ball back to F3 who tagged the runner before he got back to the bag. BU banged him out for being off the bag. After doing some research, I found the attached nugget in the Wendelstedt manual. doc00014520170731064213.pdf
  16. https://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/baseball-team-loses-after-phantom-balk-call-interrupts-team’s-championship-celebration/ar-AAse8I9?li=BBnb7Kz Someone is still playing (or writing) as per Fed Rules "The batter Casey Turgeon told a reporter after the game that he heard the home plate umpire say balk, but there was no hand signal to call the play dead." The only thing I could see is that he was gigged for "no stop", but that was awfully close.
  17. Heating and fitting Wilson West Vest Platinum

    Let it sit in the sun to soften, then put it on and wear while cutting the grass, walking the dog, washing the car. Not only will you mold it, you will give the neighbor's something to talk about...
  18. Balk call extends MiLB playoff game

    Whoa. Seems awfully close.
  19. Heating and fitting Wilson West Vest Platinum

    I had two myself this past weekend. This process seemed to work fine for me. I do not possess the abilities of @MadMax where I am comfortable taking a torch or other external heat source to my beloved Platinum. Plus you cannot get the 13.5 anymore. If I may, what straps are you using? Factory or a Delta flex version?
  20. Balk call extends MiLB playoff game

    Do you think it was for a "no stop?"
  21. Heating and fitting Wilson West Vest Platinum

    Put it on, strap it up comfortable and go work several plates in 90+ degree weather. That should do it.
  22. Umpire

    Years ago I was working a LL game and a batter fouled a ball into a dugout fence. The catcher overthrew the pitcher on the return throw and the coaches had R1 "steal" 2nd. I put the runner back on first and the offensive coaches questioned the decision. I explained that it was a foul ball it was a dead ball and runners can't advance. Their response ---> "Since when?"
  23. CP under plate coat

    And for those of us who wear a "grand" 2XL anyway?
  24. conbo61

  25. Of course if that same situation occurred to Hinch back in his playing days, he would have been screaming bloody murder for an INT call. "Tragedy is when I cut my finger. Comedy is when you fall into an open sewer and die." Mel Brooks, The 2,000 Year Old Man