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  1. Wiki says there is no AAA baseball in Maine. Maybe back in the dark ages with Cory Snyder or something. So, was Rehak recuperating from a concussion with an AA assignment in Portland. I'm confused.
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    Game 4 - RLI No Call

    As you said, since things worked out in the end to make this situation (right or wrong with the call), a nonentity, where very few will ever remember. Some people just live with the Angels, and get out of the questionable call situation which would be brought up forever and ever like Larry Barnetts call.
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    2019 Changes

    Hope you went over the Machado intentional Kupcheck or intentional punch on the thigh (oh, that's just how I naturally slide excuse) on every slide into second and the intentionally stepping on 1b foot. That will be picked up and done by the youngsters, or at least tried to see if they can get away with it. And the running lane to 1st. The first 45 belong to the runner, the 2nd 45 belong to the fielder, no questions asked, barring something totally off the wall or totally intentional. You are either in the lane or out of lane and of course that last step to touch the base from inside the lane would be allowed to touch on the base outside the lane. You can decide how they can step on the line going the last 45. One foot in the line and one foot in the field of play or both feet touching the line all the way. Or one foot touching the line and that other totally in the box. Make it clear and concise. Any interpretations must be in print, not off the books so to speak.
  4. dumbdumb

    Game 4 - RLI No Call

    So a Larry Barnett fan you would not be. But Larry was a supervisor for 2000-2001, and would have been instrumental in the hiring of Tim Timmons during the 2001 season full time, as the replacement for Al Clarke. And you did get off on the right foot with a win to start the Series with Timmons behind the plate. Seems like? there might be some "last step", interpretation/provision/clarification to try and help with the judgement of making this call determination, since the entire base is totally in fair, and 15 inches of fair territory at that. That being said, at some point there will always be that grey area that stands, when there is no clear cut yes or no as to what is seen. Others with superior knowledge can weigh in on the fact or myth of a last step provision and when that step comes into play exactly, or if there even is a last step provision. Oops, check out ccs analysis that went up. .
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    2019 Changes

    Are you politely telling me to put the knotty problems book where the sun doesn't shine, or to go get the bullpen key? Baseball is known for being reactive rather than proactive unless forced, like they were forced to answer the handling of a cheat sheet index card pulled out of the pocket this year, since they did not directly answer the situation with a case play in the rulebook back when Harvey had the situation with Herscheiser, and Herschheiser being proactive and going right to Harvey with the card from the get go. Just thought of the plate huggers and wanted to make sure that things were as simple as you were describing. This is a much appreciated guidance point being presented, especially with the freezing/not attempting to move in the batter's box situation IMHO, which has been the main bone of contention/friction in the games i have attended and heard complaints/arguments from the coaches. And then of course there are the hypothetical/knotty problem, stump the ump to try to make them look bad questions, that will always come up. You have always given great help on this sight. I am glad for them being more proactive at the collegiate level and you specifically bringing us the latest updates and guidance.
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    Champion Sports Armor Style Chest Protector

    Call Tim Tschida at the bar. I believe there are old pictures of him wearing one. See if he gave it away. If not, maybe he would sell it to you, or let you borrow it for historical purposes for a game or two.
  7. dumbdumb

    Game 3

    And let's not forget other professional sports have a skew component to them. Every call is a life or death component to someone, and putting someone in the hole, is just as terrible to them as a punch out missed strike or walk in all sports. If you miss anything at all, that miss totally changed the whole complexion of the game and made us lose, no matter how when or where the mistake was made. And many times a skew just means that if one call is for them, means you owe me one now, regardless of 'right or wrong' anyway, just ask Billy Martin. It is not about 'right or wrong', it is about close. If you call a close one on me, you got to call a close one on the other guy to even up the skew. and here was PF skew in the NBA. guess that skew caused the wizards loss https://www.usatoday.com/sports/nba/event/2018/993021/boxscore/ but here was a PF skew. don't know how this skew helped so much https://www.usatoday.com/sports/nba/event/2018/993019/boxscore/
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    2019 Changes

    So why not just go crowd the plate and wait to get hit like Frank Robinson and others whose feet were the only thing in the box but nothing else. The rest of their body way inside the 6 inch neutral zone before the plate took over. Some even had their elbow and hands naturally over the plate and a high pitch over the zone but too high to call a strike would hit them. They 'did not' go after the pitch, and the pitch 'did not' go after them, in the neutral zone or high over the plate but out of the strike zone. Guess somewhere along the line you just cannot make everything non judgmental. And the supervisors get to decide for employment reasons whether you live with the angels or not. You have to read the supervisors mind for the answer every time like Spock would do, before making the judgment call. If you make the call the way the supervisor would have made the call, you are the greatest thing since sliced bread, but if not, you get the 'you are the worst' rap.
  9. Did anyone go take a leak last night during the game? Nobody on Jack Lietz's(3BU) crew with Denny Cregg(PU) and Tony Maners(1BU) did for over 8 hours before their game was stopped. Inquiring minds (or those who have lost theirs) want to know.
  10. But you got 2 famous teams that last met in 1916, although the Dodgers were in New York. This was when Babe Ruth was known for his pitching prowess and before the worst trade ever in baseball. And his pitching teammate Ernie Shore won 2 games in that WS and was traded with Ruth. Shore also pitched the perfect regular season game, where Ruth was tossed after walking the first batter, and Shore came in. Shore picked off the runner and then retired the next 26 batters. Shore won games 1 and 5 in the 5 game series and Ruth won game 2 in which he pitched all 14 innings. Fred (Bonehead) Merkle and Casey Stengel played for Brooklyn.
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    New Diamond CP

    I am assuming if things are like medicines we read about, that come off patent protection after 20 years, (with a few legal side deals with generics for a short extension) the generics are allowed to muscle in for utility patents. I think design patents have a 14 year protection clause. But, I do not know how anything technically and legally works, nor do i know about licensing agreements, or trademarks. Sorry, but my sign on, is true to form.
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    New Diamond CP

    Patent filed April 10, 1995. Patent issued July 2, 1996. Utility patent, of which this is one, are protected for 20 years from date of filing. And of course that means Greg Bonin's utility patent for 'Rain Out' and Ed Hickox's utility patent for an 'indicator' are still protected.
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    little action of one of your buddies i believe. Or do i have the wrong American Legion? https://www.clipsoon.com/abq7WDJV3Ww/americanlegionworldseries-alws.html
  14. Does football have this problem? https://mobile.twitter.com/Mike_Ferrin/status/1052730686107312128?ref_src=twsrc^tfw|twcamp^tweetembed|twterm^1052730686107312128&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fsports.yahoo.com%2Fsecurity-guard-keeping-us-knowing-truth-jose-altuves-home-run-191336836.html
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    45 ft. running lane violations

    And, no matter how concisely/precisely/black and white/whatever, the rule is written, there will always be something that happens on the field that does does not go precisely and perfectly with the words and examples that are given. Some situations and judgment fall under the old terminology of 'grey area', and you just have to use your best judgment and 'just umpire' . Just as batters miss pitches right down broad-way unintentionally when hitting, or pitchers miss the strike zone when pitching unintentionally, the umpires will (not maybe) miss calls unintentionally. Sometimes, just as players, you just have to let judgment and instincts, even bad ones at that, take over and make the judgment (in my judgment) call, and not look back.
  16. dumbdumb

    Penalty or play?

    So play this out. What if manager says check with New York because Layne killed play in progress. What do you do now if it proves he killed play too soon? How do you administer play on field and do you bring up any interference options during this discussion if there are any, due to pre-mature time out. Kind of like when Kellogg killed play early and no one noticed but camera caught it a couple of years ago.
  17. Great job of preventing a passed ball. Better job than some catchers i have viewed recently.
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    Angel having a tough night. BOS @ NYY

    Absolutely Rv. Let's count those 'holds'/waits in the stats. Early, when they did keep them for a few months, it was adding 20-25 more points to the umpires overall scores. Would assume it is at least as much now. Much more controversy to keep it the way it is, and let the blasters have at it on the umps. By the way for the Angel Haters and Papelbon lovers, is the catcher tonight 2errors 2pb, = 4, getting those same vile comments that Angel just received. What's good for the goose is good for the gander. Want to see the viciousness and plethora of comments on his performance plastered 10 gazillion times in the press. Oh, and did they bring in a cab or bus for his ride down to Arizona Instructional League since the great Paps says they are Sent down for being terrible or poor performance.
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    Schutt Scorpion leg guards

    Wilson platinum (silver color), at ump attire, joe West dot com, or Gerry Davis sports $89. Gerry Davis shinguards $89. Not everyone could afford the Carlucci gear that Ted Barrett wears back in the old days either, said an old guy i met that went to the ump school back in the old days.
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    Angel having a tough night. BOS @ NYY

    Courtesy of ccs--- 98% http://www.brooksbaseball.net/pfxVB/zoneTrack.php?month=10&day=09&year=2018&game=gid_2018_10_09_bosmlb_nyamlb_1/&prevDate=1009
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    Angel having a tough night. BOS @ NYY

    Here are the umpires seen so far in the WC and DS with RAP's below 400 to start with. This is well known to Management prior to the assignments. Dan Bellino...................385 Todd Tichenor...........357 Mark Wegner................294 Greg Gibson.................235 No umpire picks themselves for anything which starts with a full time job as a MLBU or playoff Assignments (Blake Cullen, Al Barlick, Tom Gorman, Ed Vargo, Augie Donatelli, Lee McPhail, Marty Springstead, Larry Knapp, Jerry Neudeckor, Paul Runge, Rich Garcia, Frank Pulli, Jim McKean picked for the senior umpires and those in the first decade of the 2000's, and more recently Randy Marsh and others on the MLB staff page). And where are those top 10 misses video's of all time to go along with discussions of misses this time of year. Always waiting for a rule that to post MLBU misses, the poster has to provide a the top 10 videos of their own worse umpiring misses, or if they were just a player, their 10 most Bill Bucknor fielding misses in their own careers. I cannot even goad guys to admit to (things they or their coach did on purpose that they were just laughing at and agreed with) badgering umpires when they played or coached, prior to becoming umpires themselves. And, letting my mind run wild, I would imagine things like intentionally letting pitches go as catchers on purpose, all the way to cheap-shotting, vulgar language, intentional acts on the field, etc., etc.
  22. Is there a way to circle the missed ones from the Brooks link you are sending us too, so we can get a better grasp on perception and reality, like the hit by pitch on the jersey. From one angle there was no way the pitch hit his jersey (perception), but from another angle You could see the touch of the jersey (reality).c You already know how many pitches were called correctly and incorrectly. We will try to figure whether it is the vertical or horizontal axis based on location, especially when it could be either. I think just a red circle only around the missed ones would be sufficient. And of course for some of the games you would only be marking a couple of pitches. Of course this request comes right as the crew chiefs have their day in back of the bat/stick/dish/plate. Some of those young bucks have done well so far. Let's see if the cc's can keep up with, or very close to the pace set so far, to start the crucial 2-0 series where backsides will be tight, and composure towards all ball strike judgment pronouncements will not be as accepting/forgiving, due to not wanting a season ending sweep. Maybe something goofy will come up and cc's will have to use their situational handling skills.
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    Fair is fair

    It's about time. Fair is fair. And the pay should be exactly the same on a per inning basis (prorated) also. Same for regular season. I.e. Big 12 at $550 per 9 inning baseball game is roughly $60 per inning. Women game should be $60 per inning for a Big 12 game, for a total of $420 per game, and they should get 4 umpires for regular season also in the Big 12, with the 4th umpire getting that pay just to be a weekend base umpire. The 4th is needed just as much in case someone goes down with a concussion you still have at least 3 person crew/coverage left. And where are those new female recruits for 'all' D1 sports officiating with massive recruiting efforts and reaching out to join the men's D1 Major (Big 6) Conference levels. Let's see some major recruiting results on this end. Many collegiate women are waiting in the wings with D1 women s experience in softball and basketball. Seems like football has some at the D1 level and at least one went to the NFL from the D1 level. Who/whom recruited Dee Kantner to the major D1 men's conferences when she left the NBA, or did she turn all the men's Major Conferences down. Lets see if we get some pay equity going on that per inning level with the Major as well as all D1 Conferences. After all, Coach Pat Summit was paid the same amount as the Men's coach, so it is "not that tough" to do. https://www.ncaa.com/news/softball/article/2018-10-05/fourth-umpire-approved-2019-di-softball-championship
  24. There is no way I can see this plot using any of the rules for horizontal or verticle, as the 2nd pitch to the last batter (Mr. Puig) in the bottom of the second inning being considered a true ball, unless the calibrations were off. I am in no way busting on Mr. Welke who did an excellent job. I think instead of him being a perfect 91 for 91, he was 91 for 92 and that is still fantastic.
  25. https://www.usatoday.com/videos/sports/2018/09/25/7-year-old-girl-drops-mic-national-anthem-performance-mls-game/1426901002/