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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. How to keep the Nutty Buddy in place

    I second that. Works for me. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  6. 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
  7. 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
  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
  16. Hands part of the bat Myth

    I always ask them if the bat comes wrapped from the store with hands attached to it. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  17. I initially thought that pitch looked good from the side as it got the belt when it crossed the batter. (I'm going to get it at every level I call.) When I slomoed it, I noticed Beckham was at the very back of the box so thought it plausible that over the plate it was slightly high. I never trust the box on the screen. Pfx on the other hand...good to see that Gil actively works at getting it right. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  18. I'm with Barret on this one, but after reading the relevant rules Gil posted, I am doubting myself. I do believe that not every tangle is INT or OBS. I know the rule doesn't say anything about intentional, but Beckham was just trying to run. I would venture a guess that everyone takes that plant step to get going. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  19. I wear the HSM for just this reason. Was watching last night and called SWMBO over so she could understand the reason for spending the extra money. As far as protection goes, I also wear safety glasses and a mouthpiece when on the plate. I am also concerned about shrapnel and concussions. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  20. Not a chance I am getting an out for a high five before the BR touches homeplate on a HR. Only thing prohibited is assistance by coach. 6.01a8 in OBR and 3-2-2 in NFHS. I did have a coach "whine" about it in a LL game this year. It was a comment that was ignored. Had he persisted, just ask what rule prevents it. Another he has to turn right after overrunning first base rule. [emoji6] Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  21. Wearing the Wilson Shock. Goes to show it doesn't matter, it can still happen. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  22. The "politics" to me is who you know. I got into D1 collegiate softball in my third year of umpiring by catching the eye of another umpire, learning from him, and then when the assignor called, my name was at the top of his list. It was many hours of actual umpiring and learning. But as in life...it's not what you know; it's who you know. Just my .02. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  23. Along the same lines...from windup the non-pivot foot cannot be entirely in front of rubber correct? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  24. Mechanics Training for LL or Youth

    Google 60 ft base mechanics. There should be plenty out there. It is basically softball mechanics. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  25. Nutty Buddy Question

    Boxer briefs NB Jock Compression shorts or tights depending on plate or base Took one off the dirt behind the regular cup. NB since then. Luckily, haven't had to test it. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
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