Common Acronyms

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I took this from another umpire site. It has most of the common ones used. Since a new poster didn't understand some of them. Add to the list where necessary.

General Internet acronyms

BTW – By the way

FWIW – For what it’s worth

HTBT – Had to be there

IMHO – In my humble opinion

IMO – In my opinion

LOL - Laughing Out Loud

OMG – Oh my god!

OP or O/P– Original post

OTOH - On the other hand

NFG - No Freakin' Good

PM - Private message

POV - Point of view

WOBW - waste of band width

YGTBSM – You've got to be SH*#tin' me!

YMMV – Your mileage may vary

Umpire related acronyms

1bc - First Base coach

1ble – First base line extended

2M, 3M, 4M, or 6M – a 2, 3, 4, or 6 man crew (respectively)

3BC - Third Base coach

3BLE - Third base line extended

"A", "B", "C" - The A, B, or C position (respectively)

AC - Assistant Coach

AD - Athletic Director

B1 – Lead-off batter of the game in the 1st batting slot

B2, B3 . . . – 2nd batter, 3rd batter . . .

BI – Batter’s interference

BC - Base coach

BOO - Batting Out of Order

BR – Batter-runner

BRD - Baseball Rule Differences, by Carl Childress

BU - Base umpire (typically for a 2-man crew)

BW - Balk warning

CDP – Cooperstown Dream Park

CF – centerfield

CI – Catcher’s interference

C/NC - Catch / No-catch call

CP – Chest protector

CW – Crew Chief

CYA - Something you should always do

DB – dead ball

DBT - Dead ball territory

DDB – delayed dead ball

DC or DM – Defensive coach or manager

Dish – Home plate

DK3 - Uncaught (Dropped) third strike (Upon request for it to be updated. Proper term should be Uncaught Third Strike. Maybe change it to UK3 or U3K.)

EJ - Eject, or ejection

F1 - Pitcher

F2 – Catcher

F3 – First baseman

F4 – Second baseman

F5 – Third baseman

F6 – Shortstop

F7 – Left fielder

F8 – Center fielder

F9 – Right fielder

F10 – Left out

F/F - Fair / foul call

FED – Federation Rules (High School) aka NFHS

FO - Force out

FYC - Something you should never do

HC - Head coach

HM - Home manager

HOK - Hands on knees

HP – Home plate

HPU – Home Plate umpire, aka U4 & PU

HSM - Hockey Style Mask

HT - Home team

HWUS - The Harry Wendelstedt School for Umpires, aka Harry's

IFF - Infield fly

IFR – Infield fly rule

IIITBTSB - It Is Impossible To Balk To Second Base

IIITBTOSB - It Is Impossible To Balk To an Occupied Second Base

Indy – a professional independent baseball league

INT - Interference

JEA – Jim Evans Annotated rules manual,

JEAPU - Jim Evans Academy of Professional Umpiring, aka Jimmy's

JR or J/R - Jaksa/Roder Rules Interpretation manual

LBT - Live ball territory

LBT - Live Ball Territory

LF – left field

MC - Malicious Contact

MiLB – Minor League Baseball

MLB – Major League Baseball

MLBUM – MLB umpire’s manual

NFHS – High school rules, aka FED

OBR – Official Baseball Rules, aka PRO

OBS – Obstruction

OC or OM – Offensive coach or manager

OF – outfield

OOO – Overly officious official

OOP – Out of play

PBUC - The Professional Baseball Umpire Corp.

PU – Home plate umpire, aka U4 & HPU

RISP - Runner(s) in scoring position

RF – right field

S1 – Substitute for B1

S2 – Substitute for B2

SB – softball

Sitch – Situation

SUL - Super Ultra Light mask

TD - Tournament Director

TOP – Time of pitch

TOT – Time of throw

U1, U2, U3 – 1B, 2B, 3B base umpire (respectively)

U4 – Home plate umpire, aka PU & HPU

UIC – Umpire-in-Chief

UL - Ultra Light mask

VM - Visitor's manager

VT - Visiting team

Runners on base for OBR

R1 - Base runner at 1B at the TOP

R2 - Base runner at 2B at the TOP

R3 - Base runner at 3B at the TOP

Runners on base for FED

R1 - Base runner closest to HP at the TOP on any base

R2 - Base runner who is behind R1, on 1B or 2B at the TOP

R3 - Base runner at 1B at the TOP when bases are loaded

[Doesn’t this method suck? -RBS]

Traditional baseball abbreviations

AB - Times at Bat

AVG - Batting Average

BB - Walks (Bases on Balls)

BK - Balk

CG - Complete Game

CS - Caught Stealing

DO or DB – Double (2 base hit)

DP - Double Play

E - Error

ER - Earned Run

ERA - Earned Run Average

GP - Games Played

GP - Games Played

GSH - Grand Slam Home Run

H - Hit

HP or HBP - Hit by Pitch

HR - Home Run

IBB - Intentional Walk

K - Strikeout

LOB – Runner(s) Left on Base

OBP - On-Base Percentage

PB - Passed Ball

PK - Pickoff

PO - Putout

R or RS - Runs Scored

RBI - Runs Batted In

SB - Stolen Base

SB - Stolen Base

SF - Sacrifice Fly

SH - Sacrifice Hit (Bunt)

SLG - Slugging Percentage

SO or K - Strikeout

TP - Triple Play

TR – Triple (3 base hit)

WP - Wild Pitch

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Good list.

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Warren,

I recommend you make this list a sticky if possible.

Dave

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For purchasing equipment, you must always know :

SWMBO

She who must be obeyed! :)

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For purchasing equipment, you must always know :

SWMBO

She who must be obeyed! :)

Forget about purchasing equipment.

SWMBO - Collects her cut of games fees upon returning home.

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For purchasing equipment, you must always know :

SWMBO

She who must be obeyed! :)

Forget about purchasing equipment.

SWMBO - Collects her cut of games fees upon returning home.

Lou, ...HER CUT ??? You must have it good .........cash goes in my pocket to her hand! :rolleyes: But,...it's our 'vacation' money ...so I can't complain!

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IIITBTSB??? It says "well, you know". But, I don't know. Someone care to give this Umpire-Empire Newbie a hint??? Thanks,

Jeff

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It Is Impossible To Balk To Second Base

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IIITBTSB??? It says "well, you know". But, I don't know. Someone care to give this Umpire-Empire Newbie a hint??? Thanks,

Jeff

It has been edited. I didn't look the list over before copying and pasting it.

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HWPFTDFAPUTS

He Who Pays For The Dog Food And Picks Up The $h!t

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Announcement!!!!

At long last many OF these (and more)acronyms have been added so that from now on when these terms are typed their definition will be displayed when you mouseover the term.

Note It does not appear to be working on current posts. (will have to recache and see,

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Neat-o!

This is the biggest feature I missed about the old site.

Testing below. . .

General Internet acronyms

BTW – By the way

FWIW – For what it’s worth

HTBT – Had to be there

IMHO – In my humble opinion

IMO – In my opinion

LOL - Laughing Out Loud

OMG – Oh my god!

OP or O/P– Original post

OTOH - On the other hand

NFG - No Freakin' Good

PM - Private message

POV - Point OF view

WOBW - waste OF band width

YGTBSM – You've got to be SH*#tin' me!

YMMV – Your mileage may vary

Umpire related acronyms

1bc - First Base coach

1ble – First base line extended

2M, 3M, 4M, or 6M – a 2, 3, 4, or 6 man crew (respectively)

3BC - Third Base coach

3BLE - Third base line extended

"A", "B", "C" - The A, B, or C position (respectively)

AC - Assistant Coach

AD - Athletic Director

B1 – Lead-off batter OF the game in the 1st batting slot

B2, B3 . . . – 2nd batter, 3rd batter . . .

BI – Batter’s interference

BC - Base coach

BOO - Batting Out OF Order

BR – Batter-runner

BRD - Baseball Rule Differences, by Carl Childress

BU - Base umpire (typically for a 2-man crew)

BW - Balk warning

CDP – Cooperstown Dream Park

CF – centerfield

CI – Catcher’s interference

C/NC - Catch / No-catch call

CP – Chest protector

CW – Crew Chief

CYA - Something you should always do

DB – dead ball

DBT - Dead ball territory

DDB – delayed dead ball

DC or DM – Defensive coach or manager

Dish – Home plate

DK3 - Uncaught (Dropped) third strike (Upon request for it to be updated. Proper term should be Uncaught Third Strike. Maybe change it to UK3 or U3K.)

EJ - Eject, or ejection

F1 - Pitcher

F2 – Catcher

F3 – First baseman

F4 – Second baseman

F5 – Third baseman

F6 – Shortstop

F7 – Left fielder

F8 – Center fielder

F9 – Right fielder

F10 – Left out

F/F - Fair / foul call

NFHS'>FED – Federation Rules (High School) aka NFHS

FO - Force out

FYC - Something you should never do

HC - Head coach

HM - Home manager

HOK - Hands on knees

HP – Home plate

HPU – Home Plate umpire, aka U4 & PU

HSM - Hockey Style Mask

HT - Home team

HWUS - The Harry Wendelstedt School for Umpires, aka Harry's

IFF - Infield fly

IFR – Infield fly rule

IIITBTSB - It Is Impossible To Balk To Second Base

IIITBTOSB - It Is Impossible To Balk To an Occupied Second Base

Indy – a professional independent baseball league

INT - Interference

JEA – Jim Evans Annotated rules manual,

JEAPU - Jim Evans Academy OF Professional Umpiring, aka Jimmy's

JR or J/R - Jaksa/Roder Rules Interpretation manual

LBT - Live ball territory

LBT - Live Ball Territory

LF – left field

MC - Malicious Contact

MiLB – Minor League Baseball

MLB – Major League Baseball

MLBUM – MLB umpire’s manual

NFHS – High school rules, aka NFHS'>FED

OBR – Official Baseball Rules, aka PRO

OBS – Obstruction

OC or OM – Offensive coach or manager

OF – outfield

OOO – Overly officious official

OOP – Out OF play

PBUC - The Professional Baseball Umpire Corp.

PU – Home plate umpire, aka U4 & HPU

RISP - Runner(s) in scoring position

RF – right field

S1 – Substitute for B1

S2 – Substitute for B2

SB – softball

Sitch – Situation

SUL - Super Ultra Light mask

TD - Tournament Director

TOP – Time OF pitch

TOT – Time OF throw

U1, U2, U3 – 1B, 2B, 3B base umpire (respectively)

U4 – Home plate umpire, aka PU & HPU

UIC – Umpire-in-Chief

UL - Ultra Light mask

VM - Visitor's manager

VT - Visiting team

Runners on base for OBR

TOP'>R1 - Base runner at 1B at the TOP

TOP'>R2 - Base runner at 2B at the TOP

TOP'>R3 - Base runner at 3B at the TOP

Runners on base for NFHS'>FED

TOP'>R1 - Base runner closest to HP at the TOP on any base

TOP'>R2 - Base runner who is behind TOP'>R1, on 1B or 2B at the TOP

TOP'>R3 - Base runner at 1B at the TOP when bases are loaded

[Doesn’t this method suck? -RBS]

Traditional baseball abbreviations

AB - Times at Bat

AVG - Batting Average

BB - Walks (Bases on Balls)

BK - Balk

CG - Complete Game

CS - Caught Stealing

DO or DB – Double (2 base hit)

DP - Double Play

E - Error

ER - Earned Run

ERA - Earned Run Average

GP - Games Played

GP - Games Played

GSH - Grand Slam Home Run

H - Hit

HP or HBP - Hit by Pitch

HR - Home Run

IBB - Intentional Walk

K - Strikeout

LOB – Runner(s) Left on Base

OBP - On-Base Percentage

PB - Passed Ball

PK - Pickoff

PO - Putout

R or RS - Runs Scored

RBI - Runs Batted In

SB - Stolen Base

SB - Stolen Base

SF - Sacrifice Fly

SH - Sacrifice Hit (Bunt)

SLG - Slugging Percentage

SO or K - Strikeout

TP - Triple Play

TR – Triple (3 base hit)

WP - Wild Pitch

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I realize some have a space at the end and aren't populating, will fix tonight.

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I just noticed that the site is "Auto-correcting" words which are spelled like acronyms.

i.e. "Run OF the mill", auto-formats "o f" to "O F" (outfield)

"TOP OF the line-up"

"Honig's ran an AD for their new jackets"

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^^^Nothing I can do about those^^^

I think I will ditch the "OF" decoder and also try to make some way to have the words which are acronyms be noted somehow.

The program is someone elses' work, but is open source so I'll try to tweak as much as I can.

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TOP'>R1, TOP'>R2, TOP'>R3 appear to be broken. We've been using runner1, runner2, runner3 to avoid the issue.

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Thanks fixed..

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Thanks fixed..

Awesome thank you. R1, R2, R3 test, test, test.

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Thanks fixed..

Now, can you get it to do it the FED way in the HS forum? :smachhead:

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Thanks fixed..

Now, can you get it to do it the FED way in the HS forum? :smachhead:

When are they going to change that? Gosh is that annoying.

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When are they going to change that? Gosh is that annoying.

Not soon enough. Was there ever a time their designations were used by other rulecodes?

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No idea...but yikes it's tough to talk w/ new umpires who are trying to learn FED, then everybody else talks OBR...

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Call me stupid but what is OP? :question1: I thought of many but they just didn't fit the application for the sentence. I'm probably going to say...duh.

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Not a problem, it is Original post. Many of the acronyms you can mouse over to get the definition.

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