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grayhawk last won the day on July 31

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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
  • Occupation
    Owner of Oasis Senior Advisors of Coastal OC
  • Types/Levels of Baseball called
    NCAA Division 3, NAIA, Community College, High School
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  1. grayhawk

    Another Force play slide INT video

    I think the latter would be wise...
  2. grayhawk

    U1 in 3 Man

    Going out from the inside is certainly not common, but two SEC umpires should recognize it and act accordingly. Nobody's perfect!
  3. grayhawk

    Picking off a runner

    OBR and NCAA: Legal play as long as he throws. NFHS: Balk. R1 to second.
  4. grayhawk

    Another Force play slide INT video

    Thanks Kevin. Its been great being home and getting out as well. It'll be fun being the rules interpreter again, and it appears I'll be handling ejections as well. That will be interesting.
  5. grayhawk

    LLWS Discussion / Umpires / Plays / Etc ...

    Thanks - I’m home and getting stronger every day. No opinion on his zone. He’s missed a few which is expected. I’m more interested in mechanics because that’s how to fix an inconsistent zone.
  6. grayhawk

    LLWS Discussion / Umpires / Plays / Etc ...

    Watching the NE Regional Championship PU reminds me of why verbaling strikes down is a bad mechanic. I think it makes him come up too quick on balls and he’s struggling with the crowd because they think he’s going to call a strike on some close pitches but he’s not.
  7. grayhawk

    It is all Angel's Fault

    Way too much has been made out of one pitch in a 10-6 ball game.
  8. grayhawk

    Another Force play slide INT video

    Been doing rehab 3 hours a day since July 13th. Finally going home Tuesday! I’m more than ready since I’ve been in a hospital since my accident on the 5th.
  9. grayhawk

    Another Force play slide INT video

    Thanks Jeff - all of the support that I have gotten has made a huge difference in my recovery. About sliding past the bag, I think it’s important to understand that when a fielder is on or in front of the bag, rather than behind it, and the runner makes contact and then slides through the bag that this is not an FPSR violation as long as the slide is otherwise legal. So in this case the runner sliding past the bag is legal, but the fact that he doesn’t have one leg and buttock on the ground prior to contacting the fielder makes this an illegal slide and an FPSR violation.
  10. grayhawk

    Another Force play slide INT video

    Going past the bag isn’t why this is FPSR, IMO. The fielder wasn’t behind the bag when contact first occurred. I have FPSR because the runner didn’t have his leg and buttuck on the ground prior to contacting the fielder. As others have said, being “safe” on the play itself is irrelevant.
  11. grayhawk

    Force play slide INT video

    I have a legal slide. The fielder is in front of the bag, not to the side, and not in a protected area. The res of the slide is legal as well.
  12. grayhawk

    Horrible news - @grayhawk

    Hey all, Thank you so much for the concern, prayers and well wishes. I’m two weeks into a month long rehab at Long Beach Memorial Acute Rehab Hospital and my progress is evident every day. I’m walking with a walker and getting stronger. The amount of support I have received, especially from the brotherhood, has been unbelievable and humbling. My wife and I truly appreciate those that have donated to our gofundme as that money will be used to help me transition back home safely. My goal is absolutely to get back on the field as soon as possible, and I believe that is God’s plan for me. Along with my wife’s help, we are going to win this battle together. All my best, Steve
  13. grayhawk


    Keep that guy at the plate that leans into the pitch this year.
  14. grayhawk

    Another "OOO"??

    This is why people hate umpires. To answer your question, is this “OOO?” Absolutely not. It’s ODMFO (Overly Dumb Mother F’ing Official.”
  15. grayhawk

    Runner Interference...ruling?

    It's part of it, but the rules makers still had to decide what to do with the BR once the interference occurred.