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Rich Ives

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  1. Rich Ives

    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.
  3. Rich Ives

    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.
  5. Rich Ives

    Pick off attempt

    That makes no sense in the first place.
  6. Rich Ives

    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?
  7. Rich Ives

    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.
  8. 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.
  9. Rich Ives

    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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    Balk

    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.
  11. Rich Ives

    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.
  12. Rich Ives

    What's the award?

    A kick is considered to be a throw.
  13. Rich Ives

    What's the award?

    Of course it is. From whence cameth the impetus?
  14. Rich Ives

    What's the award?

    It can only be (direct or deflected) a batted ball, a throw, or a pitch. How would you re-classify it?
  15. Rich Ives

    What's the award?

    5.05(a )(8)
  16. Rich Ives

    force out or not?

    Think like this: If the batter is out who is forcing the runner on 1B? No one. Therefore no force.
  17. Rich Ives

    What's the award?

    No.
  18. Rich Ives

    Getting a Fourth out that’s really the Thrid Out

    R1 has to know replay could change the call. Similar to: 8.02(c ) Comment: Baserunners must be alert to the possibility that the base umpire on appeal from the plate umpire may reverse the call of a ball to the call of a strike, in which event the runner is in jeopardy of being out by the catcher’s throw. Also, a catcher must be alert in a base stealing situation if a ball call is reversed to a strike by the base umpire upon appeal from the plate umpire.
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    Dropped third strike and errors

    So you think the app is right. Why? The rule says you don't score an error IFF you score a WP or PB. But if you throw out the runner you do not score a WP or PB. SO if you should have thrown the runner out and failed due to a bad throw or a muff, that's an error.
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    Dropped third strike and errors

    But if the catcher retrieves it in time to throw the B-R out and air-mails it to 1B - that's an error. Same if F3 drops a throw that would otherwise have resulted in an out. In that case you do NOT score a WP/PB, but score the error.
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    Balk

    Beware of auto-correct.
  22. Rich Ives

    Coach on field

    I've had umpires from across the spectrum.
  23. Rich Ives

    Penalty or play?

    Probably the play but I can envision a time to take the penalty. Right batter coming up. Pitcher "losing it".
  24. Rich Ives

    Coach on field

    Promise to not be an OOO with it. LL Regulation XIV(d) And reinforced in 4.19(b ) for protests.
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    Coach on field

    That's nice but it's a league rule, not a BR rule.
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