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Rich Ives

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  1. Rich Ives

    Force Play

    If there was a tie then the call would be safe. By rule.
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    Force Play

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    There are ways that are a balk - but it gets called because of something other than going to 2B.
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    What did he do?
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    Interference on Baserunner

    But WAY too many people think that running in front of the fielder is pretty much always interference.
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    Interference on Baserunner

    It wasn't interference in the first place. F4 knows darn well the runner is going to be going by and shouldn't be affected by it.
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    Pick off attempt

    He can pick up his non-pivot as part of the step to 1B. Try stepping without picking up the foot.
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    LLWS Discussion / Umpires / Plays / Etc ...

    The OF line umpires have the calls, not U2.
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    Pick off attempt

    That makes no sense in the first place.
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    LLWS Discussion / Umpires / Plays / Etc ...

    It's bigger up. It's not bigger wider. Squeeze the pitcher? AKA Screw the batter. Call the zone! Why do so many people think a smaller kid with a shorter bat can hit the outside pitch?
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    Play at the plate..... He's gotta slide!?!

    LL is slide or attempt to get around (NOT avoid contact) a fielder who has the ball and is waiting to make the tag.
  12. Have any of you tried it for long enough to get a feel for it? As a MLB catcher he has a pretty good feel for seeing the zone.
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    Trapped ball at first

    Definition in the rules: "A TAG is the action of a fielder in touching a base with his body while holding the ball securely and firmly in his hand or glove;" If the fielder meets the highlighted part it's valid even if the ball is also touching the ground - and an out. BUT if the fielder just has the ball pinned without grasping it to meet the highlighted part then it is not valid and the B-R is safe. Your description of "places his hand over the ball and "secures" it against the ground" makes it sound more like this.
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    You can throw to an unoccupied base if it is to make a play. The runner stealing. It was a play. This was legal. The umpire was wrong about the half way and the infielder part. Got the correct result for the wrong reason.
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    More on throws deflected out of play

    If a pitch slips from a pitcher's hand it's accidental but still a pitch. Same with a throw.