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conbo61

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  1. 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
  2. I think West will go in a body bag and gurney immediately after nonchalantly dumping some hot head rookie. Just my $0.02.
  3. A question about new hires should follow a question about who is expected to retire. I assume Dale Scott will officially hang it up due to his injuries, and if we are being honest here, Kerwin Daley should also probably retire to preserve his long term health. Any others?
  4. The umpires are going to run out of room on their sleeves. Wasn't he also a pro wrestler?
  5. Just out of curiosity, do you go to the groundskeeper on a check swing? Asking for a friend...
  6. Just received (and accepted) first round of games for spring of 2018. Assigners are on the ball...
  7. And a grand salami to boot. Watch to the end. http://deadspin.com/inside-the-park-grand-slam-salvaged-by-worst-tag-attemp-1797285278
  8. Just for clarification, what does "QOCN" stand for? I could not find the definition on your site. Thank you.
  9. I have no issue with Davis enforcing the rule. A pitcher complained, Davis did the right thing. I just thought he was quick on the trigger with what I interpreted as an attempt to add some humor to an otherwise lousy night. Davis could very easily taken the approach of "We are are not continuing until you move that back." As others have said, we will never know the full situation as we were not there.
  10. It reminded me of the scene from "Rookie of the Year" when Henry ends up throwing the guy out at home from the CF bleachers.
  11. Next year, I want to see Beltre ask for a picture with Gerry during the AS game.
  12. Umpires get cranky during a blowout as well, but Davis was picking boogers here. Best thing he could have done was turn his back and walk away. Let's get this over folks.
  13. Hopefully he was around to take the SH*# and not on a bus to wherever the Rome Braves (SAL) were playing.
  14. MSBL game (OBR), runner on 2B. Pitcher turns and throws to F4 who is NOT near the bag. Offensive dugout starts chirping that this is a balk. However in the Wendelstedt Rules Manual: "The "step and feint" requirement does not require a throw, except for first base1. Once a pitcher steps in a feint towards a base (other than first), he has fulfilled his requirements as a pitcher. He may then throw the ball to anywhere on the field without taking another step, except to another base." So, based on my understanding the throw to F4 WAS legal. The vicinity balk only applies to 1B and 3B. Is this correct? 1 - this is no longer true with the rule change in 2014. Old version of WRM. Wonder when an update will be available.
  15. More information please...
  16. After looking through OBR, I do not see this specific situation addressed. Faced with the situation on the field, I would apply the rule language as it pertains to a batted or bunted ball. Did the batter INTEND to interfere or was it incidental? Did he simply drop (straight down) the bat or did he provide a direction? A second criteria that is commonly applied is did the ball hit the bat (that's nothing) or did bat hit the ball (interference)? Fire away...
  17. Probably based upon school year.
  18. We have two assigners here. One starts assigning now, the other will wait until it is closer to Christmas. Naturally when games are assigned this early, changes are to be expected. I think he just likes to have a bunch out of the way and just has to deal with a smaller number of adjustments next spring.
  19. "TB tourney" - tee-ball tournament?
  20. "Freedom is just another word for nothing left to lose..."
  21. Dust bowl game tonight (before the thunderstorms rolled through) and on a couple of pitches up in the zone, I caught a face full of dirt as the catcher caught them in front of my face. The dirt on the face did not bother me, but I did get a little in my eyes. It got me wondering, has anyone considered a face/eye guard for an umpire mask? Something similar to what NFL players wear. I can see fogging as an issue, but if coated with anti-fogging material, this can be addressed. Pros? Cons?
  22. I rest my case.
  23. BTW - this looks SWEET.