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txump81 last won the day on November 14 2017

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About txump81

  • Birthday 02/19/1981

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    Gulf Coast of Texas

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  1. Gear and Apparel Setup

    I just got a Dewalt wheeled 38" job box. It holds all my gear and clothes. Shirts and pants are in plastic storage boxes and undershirts, tights, and socks are loose on the bottom. Built a divider to keep gear and clothes separate. Holds everything and I keep it in the bed of my truck. Always ready and never have to worry if I forget anything. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  2. High School Hybrid Stance

    Yes, by the rulebook there are two definitions and both have their distinct dos and don'ts. The hybrid falls in neither and is illegal. My point being with the clearly defined set(pivot foot parallel), what advantage does the pitcher have in the hybrid. If his foot is not parallel, then he is in windup. More of a theory/why did FED think this was so important/why can't we use the same rules at all levels discussion. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  3. High School Hybrid Stance

    Maybe I don't understand the pitching rules enough, but from the way I understand the set, the pitcher must have the pivot foot in contact with or directly in front of and parallel to pitcher's plate. IMO, anything else is the windup. No need to define or clarify anything else. Just my .02. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  4. How to keep the Nutty Buddy in place

    I second that. Works for me. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  5. Neoprene Sleeve

    I know this is the collegiate forum, but NFHS has the same rule of individual players having sleeves of the same length...Just scrolling through our state's website and found this beauty. Isn't this in DIRECT conflict with NFHS rules?!? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  6. NFHS Rules: Catcher's Helmet

    Thank you Azul for the case book reference as I knew I had seen skull cap specifically addressed. I was suffering from a little CRS. And to the rest...wow. Just wow. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  7. NFHS Rules: Catcher's Helmet

    We are having a "discussion" (read argument) over a catcher wearing a skull cap and mask. (Relevant rule below). Rule 1 Section 5 Article 4 The catcher's helmet and mask combination shall meet the NOCSAE standard at the time of manufacture. Any helmet or helmet and mask combination shall have full ear protection (dual ear flaps). A throat protector, which is either a part of or attached to the catcher's mask, is mandatory. The argument for allowing the skull cap is that the metal "ears" that stick out are considered dual ear flaps similar to the metal throat protector. The argument against the skull cap is that the ear flaps need to be part of the helmet like a batting helmet. Has anyone else had this argument or received a clarification from any NFHS authority? Chapter officers are supposed to send to rules interpreter, but I wanted to see what the Empire has to say... Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  8. Gift

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  9. Gift

    Yes. Thank you Ump-Attire. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  10. The Third Team 2017 WS ??

    Started watching this and heard an excellent quote from Jim Reynolds"You have a tendency to be less confrontational when you're more confident in what you're doing" Words of wisdom from a pro to everyone. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  11. Anyone in San Antonio?

    TASO is just for scholastic games. However, our chapter uses it as a pool for umpires for other games as we are in a rural area and there are not many umpires. We just don't fall under TASO umbrella unless doing school games. The ones I know of in bigger cities are specifically school games. The lower level is typically another association and assignor. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  12. Balk Question

    Along the same lines... Pitcher steps on rubber with ball in glove and goes into stretch. Can he pull ball out before coming set or is it a balk? I've had some say he is OK in the stretch just like the shoulder turn and others say balk it. He isn't trying to deceive anyone...just a habit. Trying to get some clarification from the experts. And yes I have read the rule. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  13. All New equipment NEEDED!

    That actually comes under your homeowners or renters insurance. It's worth a phone call. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  14. Watched it on my dvr last night...ball caught the hollow of the knee at the front edge of the plate. Rangers broadcast showed multiple angles of the whole thing. Kinsler initiated after the strike by asking Angel, "What's your problem with me?" After the ball, Kinsler did turn towards Angel and say something, but I was unable to read his lips. After that it got R rated. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  15. The batter has become a runner due to the ball in play. The base or the batter-runner may be tagged. No run can score when the batter-runner is put out for the third out prior to attaining first base. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk