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About NorthTexasUmp

  • Birthday 04/26/1963

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    Alliance Chapter of TASO, NTSO
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  1. 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.
  2. "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.
  3. 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!
  4. Going back to my roots

    http://ntso.net/2016-USSSA_RULES.pdf Try this
  5. 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).
  6. 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!!
  7. FED: Courtesy Runner

    TX - yes
  8. 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?
  9. That would make sense. Sorry. Answered too early this morning.
  10. What ruleset? That is the correct call for FED. Balk is immediately dead.
  11. Something like this?? http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/94951848/v1203913683
  12. Arbiter Pay

    Finally got information from Arbiter. The schools/districts that contract with Arbiter for this payment service have the option to process 1099's themselves or, for a fee, to let Arbiter handle it all. The payments from the schools/districts that pay Arbiter to process the 1099's will be combined and a 1099 issued (if it is over $600) under Arbiter's tax ID number. And for the record, I report all my income.
  13. Arbiter Pay

    I am looking for information from those who get pay thru Arbiter pay from different organizations or assigners. Here in Texas, for spring HS ball, each individual school or school district is responsible for paying umpires. Usually they mail us a check. In the association I belong to, we have enough school districts that we cover that it is extremely rare that any single umpire makes at least $600 from an individual school or district that would necessitate the issuing of a 1099. The past few years more and more school districts have gone to paying us electronically (ACH). Now it looks like several school districts will switch their payment process to Arbiter Pay. My question is this, does Arbiter Pay issue a single 1099 for all payments or is each paying entity (school/school district or assigner) still responsible for issuing 1099's? I am just trying to gather information. We have a board meeting next week and general meetings for all umpires start in January. We want to accurately and factually answer the questions that we will undoubtedly get.
  14. Batter interference on a walk - Fed

    This is interference. The batter must vacate the area of a play at the play if he has time, as in the OP. This is true in all codes.
  15. http://m.mlb.com/video/v1178648883/laatex-hbps-lead-to-oberholtzer-scioscia-ejections Here is what lead to the warnings and subsequent ejections. Something I had never seen before was that Greg Gibson as U2 came in to issue the warnings. I had never seen anyone but PU issue warnings. Sidenote: Gibson must have been acting crew chief since Joe West was not there for some reason after being there the night before (see the ball "lodged" in the fence). What is not shown in the video was the half inning prior to the warnings when Carlos Gomez and Simmons had words near second base after Gomez was thrown out trying to steal. Gibson would have been able to hear that exchange.