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About NorthTexasUmp

  • Birthday 04/26/1963

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    Alliance Chapter of THSOA, NTSO
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  1. NorthTexasUmp

    Fair or foul dropped ball

    Once the ball is touched by the cather while over foul territory, the ball is determined to be foul. If he catches it, the ball remains live. If he drops it, once it hits the ground, the ball is foul.
  2. NorthTexasUmp

    Pitcher Steps off plate and throws to catcher

    If he does, it is Batter's Interference. With less than 2 outs, the runner is out. With 2 outs, the batter is out.
  3. NorthTexasUmp

    NFHS Malicious Contact?????

    MAYBE the runner could not avoid contact. But he never even tried to. He ran THRU the catcher, that's what makes this MC.
  4. NorthTexasUmp

    What happens?

    He must return to the base where he was at time of pitch, in this case, second base.
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    Watching umpires while I watch my son

    This is very true. Our association started pressing this several years ago and now almost every school has a place for us to dress. It has also drastically cut down on the number of incidents involving fans and umpires after the game.
  6. NorthTexasUmp

    What's the Call?

    Almost got it right. With 2 outs, the batter should have been out. WIth less than 2 outs, then the runner would be out.
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    Detached equipment

    I actually had that this year. Ball 4 bounced, catcher blocked, ball went up in the air, catcher took mask off (yes, hockey style mask), ball bounced (on turf), catcher caught ball inside helmet. We awarded batter 2B. No arguments. Just a state of disbelief and bewilderment.
  8. NorthTexasUmp

    Does Pitcher Have to Pitch Bottom of 1st

    So what's the penalty if he doesn't? I know in NFHS, the penalty is he can not pitch in that game at all. So in this scenario no real penalty. But I do not know what the penalty is in OBR.
  9. "Some other umpire"?? This was game 3 of the series meaning the same crew had the prior 2 games AND Davis was on the plate Monday night. And Yes, he does always stand there along with most of the Rangers. I agree with @kylehudson, laugh and tell him to move it back.
  10. NorthTexasUmp

    Texas State Tournament - Balks in winning run

    Without getting into how I know this, he told the rules interpreter that he called the balk for not stepping towards third. That should remove all supposition!
  11. NorthTexasUmp

    Going back to my roots

    http://ntso.net/2016-USSSA_RULES.pdf Try this
  12. NorthTexasUmp

    Throwing ball around during pitching visit

    In Texas, we have been told not to allow this. Nothing specific as to why other than "safety" but that's the ruling from above. And as usual, Maven comes thru with the ruling (as I was typing my original response).
  13. NorthTexasUmp

    My Obstacle Course Racing season begins.

    Great!! Try a Savage Race and let me know what you think of the obstacle they call The Shriveled Richard!!
  14. NorthTexasUmp

    FED: Courtesy Runner

    TX - yes
  15. NorthTexasUmp

    Illegal Courtesy Runner Penalty Assessment

    @VolUmp By "Point of no return", are you referring to the point at which we no longer impose any or all penalties?