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  1. grayhawk

    2019 NCAA Test Question

    This is the only one that I am really confused about. Thoughts? ************ Which of the following persons would be required to wear a double earflap protective helmet while bringing game balls onto the field or retrieving bats? a. An assistant coach b. A player who is not currently in the lineup c. An 11-year-old boy who is serving as a batboy d. A trainer who helps briefly while the batboy is at the concession stand e. b and c f. None of the above if they are careful.
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    2019 NCAA Test Question

    Never mind. I got it. @Magic mentioned that at the NCAA clinic, they said trainers will not be required to wear helmets.
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    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.
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    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.
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    You Get An EJ! And You Get An EJ!...

    That's the key - never do this at HS level or above.
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    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.
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    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?
  8. I already lost 20 pounds, but I don't recommend my method...
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    Smitty making shoes

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

    Game 4 - RLI No Call

    Angels and Royals
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    Game 4 - RLI No Call

    Well, I'm no Dodgers fan so rub it in as much as you want!
  12. 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.
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    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.
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    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.
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    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).
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    2019 Changes

    Sounds to me like the ball hit him and not the other way around. Award him 1B.
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    Video about the Brotherhood

    Actually, the interviews were post accident.
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    Video about the Brotherhood

    This video was produced by the Ryan Lemmon Foundation which is a huge supporter of high school baseball here in Orange County. They wanted to show the behind the scenes of high school umpires and their families. Great inside look of the brotherhood!
  19. You should keep it - it's the best CP out there. I love mine.
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    I never have to deal with it at upper levels - batters don't do it.
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    Was there any talk about the South Korea batters almost standing on the plate in the championship game? Once they got behind by 3 runs and the lines were gone, most of them had their front foot no more than an inch from the plate. I suppose we all deal with it differently, but it should have been addressed. Kudos to the Hawaii pitcher for pitching through it and even busting them inside which turned the advantage they were trying to gain into their own disadvantage,
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    @Grayhawk GoFundMe

    Thanks for trying! Not sure if there's still a problem - there might be since the last donation was 8 days ago. I'll check it out.
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    LLWS 2018

    Iowa/Michigan B5 - RLI no call. Batter was dirty all the way and the throw hit hit his hand on his last stride to the base. Definitely should have been called.
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    Walk off balk

    If I see it, I'm calling this in any HS or college game that I'm working.
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    Another Force play slide INT video

    I think the latter would be wise...