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Everything posted by Aging_Arbiter

  1. Little League crews

    I'll do a LL game myself before I work it with a coach/parent that is clueless
  2. Baseball Rules Myths - Busted

    or....................In My Judgment...............
  3. My Place To EJ?

    Charging, Agreed. However, I generally take other things into consideration. If it's hotter than blazes out, I'm going to do everything I can to keep a rat in the game. Why reward him with air conditioning and probably an adult beverage?

    A book rule double (2 base award) has to hit the ground first and then go over the fence. I've always been taught that "ground rules" are particular to each field (i.e. if it hits in the tree overhanging the LF fence in fair territory, and drops into the field of play, this is considered a home run as it would have left the field if not for the poor planning of where we put a baseball field(or the tree)).
  5. Does the run count?

  6. Batter interference on strike 3

  7. umpire positioning

    Wasn't that like the movie? Field of Dreams? That was pretty much the country.
  8. Is Facebook marketplace trustworthy?

    = YOU = Y'ALL = ALL Y'ALL
  9. Odd colored shirts

    I knew I was getting too many different colors when a kid walked past my truck one day............."LOOK MOM!! SKITTLES!!" as he pointed in the window of my truck.
  10. Is Facebook marketplace trustworthy?

    ................and.............it's "y'all"
  11. Finger stiffeners

    Day or night game? Seriously though, how would you know it's there?
  12. Bragging a little bit...

    NIce job!! "Didn't suck"!
  13. So, I get this text from my wife today of a picture of a t-shirt that she just purchased. Thought y'all might enjoy this.
  14. SWMBO.........you guessed it.....again

    She just doesn't stop..........
  15. New Umpire In DFW

    Let's hope he was a poor hitter. Good hitters determine to hit the ball WELL before it enters the strike zone. We have to wait until it does.
  16. HWumpireschool

    On the left is Garret (my previous Jr. LL Umpire)/Legion umpire and on the right is our very own @HuskerUmp22 at the Wendlestedt Umpire School.
  17. HWumpireschool

    Just an update. Huskerump22 is at PBUC for evaluation. Garrett was invited to the OUTS clinic and will be working the North Woods league this year and is at the top of the reserve list........and returning to HWUmpireschool again next year.
  18. Brady

  19. Neoprene Sleeve

    unless an undershirt covers them. I can't call what I can't see!!
  20. Runout or boundary

    I know they make a lot of noise when you're trying to sleep......................
  21. Infield Fly, Interterence, or Both?

    But is he? Would the ball have rolled foul if no contact was made by BR? How many licks does it take to get to.........never mind. Why rule on something where we aren't sure of what would have happened "IF" and possibly open a can of worms, when you can rule INT on BR and return runners with no arguments?
  22. LLWS 2018

  23. Pass Interference?

  24. Calling a balk for stalling?

    I agree to a certain point. 3-4 seconds (to me) is well beyond that point.
  25. Calling a balk for stalling?

    8.01 b) The Set Position. Set Position shall be indicated by the pitcher when he stands facing the batter with his entire pivot foot on, or in front of, and in contact with, and not off the end of the pitcher's plate, and his other foot in front of the pitcher's plate, holding the ball in both hands in front of his body and coming to a complete stop. From such Set Position he may deliver the ball to the batter, throw to a base or step backward off the pitcher's plate with his pivot foot. Before assuming Set Position, the pitcher may elect to make any natural preliminary motion such as that known as "the stretch." But if he so elects, he shall come to Set Position before delivering the ball to the batter. After assuming Set Position, any natural motion associated with his delivery of the ball to the batter commits him to the pitch without alteration or interruption. Preparatory to coming to a set position, the pitcher shall have one hand on his side; from this position he shall go to his set position as defined in Rule 8.01 (b) without interruption and in one continuous motion. The whole width of the foot in contact with the rubber must be on the rubber. A pitcher cannot pitch from off the end of the rubber with just the side of his foot touching the rubber. The pitcher, following his stretch, must ** Some assumptions made from the post. 1) there are runners on, since a balk was called. 2) the "stalling" that the umpire referred to was the stopping with his foot in the air for "3-4-seconds".