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grayhawk last won the day on December 21 2018

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About grayhawk

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    Almost as good as I think I am
  • Birthday 08/27/1966

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    Laguna Niguel, CA

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    CAL PAC, SCIAC, Orange Empire, South Coast, OCBOA
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    Owner of Oasis Senior Advisors of Coastal OC
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    NCAA Division 3, NAIA, Community College, High School
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  1. grayhawk

    Thoughts on Rayflex mask harness

    Sorry, I haven't logged in for a while. If you have the Force 3 mask, this harness cannot be beat. The F3 should be worn tight, and with a regular harness, it can be difficult to remove the mask without taking your cap with it. With the Rayflex harness, because the entire thing is elastic, you can wear it tight and still easily remove your mask. Since I bought my Nike, I put the harness on it but I haven't worked any games since my injury. Hoping to give it a go in the spring if my spinal cord cooperates.
  2. grayhawk

    You Get An EJ! And You Get An EJ!...

    Yup - he left you no choice. Though I would rather your partner be the one to eject here. After all, VAC was sprinting at him, not you.
  3. grayhawk

    You Get An EJ! And You Get An EJ!...

    That's the key - never do this at HS level or above.
  4. grayhawk

    You Get An EJ! And You Get An EJ!...

    For me, it depends on how aggressively he comes out. If I have a chance to give a stop sign and he takes it, then he can stay. If he's running out and gets past the foul line and I can't stop him, then he's written his own ticket to the parking lot.
  5. grayhawk

    You Get An EJ! And You Get An EJ!...

    When they gotta go, they gotta go. The only question I have is when VAC came out of the dugout to argue the balk call, did you have any opportunity to get him back in before dumping him?
  6. I already lost 20 pounds, but I don't recommend my method...
  7. grayhawk

    Smitty making shoes

    Looks very similar to the previous version of the New Balance plate shoe.
  8. grayhawk

    Game 4 - RLI No Call

    Angels and Royals
  9. grayhawk

    Game 4 - RLI No Call

    Well, I'm no Dodgers fan so rub it in as much as you want!
  10. grayhawk

    Game 4 - RLI No Call

    When I saw it live, it looked to me like Bellinger touched the base prior to the ball reaching F3, and nothing on replay shows otherwise. Would a true throw have retired Bellinger? It's possible. However, F3 was taking the throw inside and the throw tailed out, preventing F3 from being able to stretch to receive it. There is some validity to giving the benefit of the doubt to the defense on this play, but I am okay with the no call.
  11. grayhawk

    Interesting Play

    As Ives explains, this is not an overrun. The BR achieved first base, and left the base. He needs to be tagged to be put out, unless called out for abandonment.
  12. grayhawk

    Interesting Play

    Personally, I would not use the force reinstatement rule because this is not a force out. I would require the runner to be tagged unless I called him out for abandonment.
  13. grayhawk


    I take "(no foot is entirely outside of the batter’s box)" in the second case play to mean that this was not an illegally batted ball. Unless the batter has completely left the batter's box when the ball hits him, it's a foul ball in Fed (as the first case play illustrates).
  14. grayhawk

    2019 Changes

    Sounds to me like the ball hit him and not the other way around. Award him 1B.
  15. grayhawk

    Video about the Brotherhood

    Actually, the interviews were post accident.