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Jimurray last won the day on November 3 2017

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  1. 2018 NFHS Exam

  2. 2018 NFHS Exam

    What? Windup pitcher with foot position not complying with 6-2. What rule requires you to ball or balk it? Set position pitcher with not his entire foot in contact and parallel ( the entire being a ridiculous requirement). What rule requires you to ball or balk it? Not continuing the motion without interruption or alteration. What rule requires you to ball or balk it? PENALTY (ART. 1, 2, 3) has your answer unless you ascribe to Jim Evans quote: : "That would not be a practible way to umpire". You don't have to say there is no rule support because there is. You just have to say that it is ridiculous and have your powers that be agree. Hopefully they will agree on your test.
  3. 2018 NFHS Exam

    So there is no rule support to penalize a pitcher that does not comply with foot position? Not that I like the rule.
  4. 2018 NFHS Exam

    I am happily surprised that the enlightened Illinois test makers had the answer as not A. The question remains whether that test was a state constructed one or an NFHS national one. Hopefully @johnnyg08took an enlightened state test and will get a 100. Maybe FED is going the way of aligning with OBR as evidenced by the passing during a HR interp. Good news except for hanging on to the hand to the mouth balk while engaged with runners interp. And we might have to cleanup a few OBR "do not do that's" that in FED rule 6.1 would have to be penalized. But, I do have to wonder, in the test question answer C, why does the umpire have to call time?
  5. 2018 NFHS Exam

    Only if you plan on getting a 98
  6. NFHS Ruling

    And since the passing is out number 2 the caseplay does not reinforce the PIAA State Interpreter's negation of the NFHS ruling of a time play. Is he grasping at straws to avoid being wrong? It's not a bad thing. He was right in years past and NFHS changed to be consistent with OBR and NCAA.
  7. 2018 NFHS Exam

    I think the second post in the thread has the question. Then you have to read the thread to come to a conclusion that I might be right and if I am it would be, as @grayhawk says, ridiculous.
  8. 2018 NFHS Exam

    I think this is the CP you are refering to: "6.1.2 SITUATION G: From the windup position, F1 steps onto the pitcher’s plate with both hands together. As he moves his non-pivot leg behind the pitcher’s plate, he completely stops his motion. RULING: Balk. This is an illegal pitch." Note the reference is to rule 6-1-2 where all violations are penalized by this wording: "PENALTY (Arts. 1, 2, 3): The ball is dead immediately when an illegal pitch occurs. If there is no runner, a ball is awarded the batter. If there is a runner, such illegal act is a balk. In both situations, the umpire signals dead ball." Most of us think that CP clarifies that they don't like the "Japanese windup" where the delivery is paused and resumed but the wording also could refer to a stopped delivery. With runners on the violation would be covered by the 6-2-4 Balk rule and a CP with a 6.2.4 notation but there isn't one. So I think you are correct in surmising the correct answer for the test.
  9. Defensive Shift and NFHS Question

    I hoped that readers of the caseplay got my point that that as stated in the caseplay " If B3 had not reached first base, award all runners two bases from their location at the time of the pitch." F4 starting from a normal station was in the outfield when he threw and the alternate condition being B3...etc. had not reached 1B, would be 2 bases TOP. So there is no question that infielders are infielders and out fielders are outfielders at TOP, and there-ever, which the caseplay confirms for me and @noumpere whose post I wanted to confirm. But are you and FED going to answer @Richvee s question whether an infielder touching the outfield grass is at TOP is now an outfielder? You can read the read the thread to address others opinion of how FED wants to keep it simple for simple umpires which is commendable since I have just witnessed numerous guys taking a simple test over once or twice to pass.
  10. 2018 NFHS Exam

    Good point, without a time frame in the question, how can we stre_____tch the caseplay to fit the question?
  11. 2018 NFHS Exam

    I'll fess up. I am happy to stretch 6.1.2A to a non dropped aborted delivery but I believe we are stretching the caseplay as will be evidenced by the correct NFHS answer when @Hkepuck 's test is graded. I would be happy to be proven wrong. In the meantime advise pitchers to always drop the ball.
  12. Defensive Shift and NFHS Question

    I like your functional definition but Hopkins uses "stationing" when he is quoted regarding the, in my 2011 BRD, 2009 website #19, #20. So normal stationed players retain their status as infielders or outfielders. I would say the umpire would have to judge non normal stationing and could call it either way using your criteria which I like. But Ohio umps can't do that.
  13. Defensive Shift and NFHS Question

    Would that be the pre-pitch position? It appears that F4 made an outfielder play in this caseplay. If F9 had made the play I think we would have no problem calling it the first play by an outfielder: 2018 Casebook *8.3.5 SITUATION F: With R2 on second and R1 on first base, B3 hits a fly ball in shallow right-field area between F3, F4 and F9. All three players converge on the ball as it falls safely but is fielded on the bounce by F4. R2 is beyond third, R1beyond second and B3 is beyond first when F4 throws to home base (or third base). Ball bounces into stand. RULING: Though F4's throw was the first play by an infielder following a pitch, award each runner (including batter-runner) two bases from the base he occupied when the ball left the hand of F4, since all runners already have advanced one base. If B3 had not reached first base, award all runners two bases from their location at the time of the pitch.
  14. Defensive Shift and NFHS Question

    Does that statement also refer to yearly interps? There are quite a few that are out of date in years past.
  15. Defensive Shift and NFHS Question

    In FED, we don't know what the infield is. They do give a diagram 2 which does not help much as to what the outfield is. They do say that there are only 3 outfielders. I'm calling it the first play by an infielder. Caseplays do not supercede rules, but I've certainly used them to clarify rules. In this case I am not.