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Everything posted by Jimurray

  1. Little League Tournament Rule 11

    13b would apply: "b. Regulation games (when a winner can be determined) terminated because of weather, darkness, or curfew must be resumed if the visiting team ties the game or takes the lead in its half of the inning and the home team does not complete its at bat or take the lead in an incomplete inning. This does not apply to games suspended or delayed by weather that may still be resumed before darkness or curfew (as defined in Tournament Rules and Guidelines – Curfew) on the same day"
  2. Little League Tournament Rule 11

    There is no reversion in Tournament Play in the OP. Only in regular season play. Protest
  3. He took his sign from the catcher with his hand at his side. He then puts his hands together at his belt and pauses slightly before continuing to come to a stop on top. Obviously everyone knows the first stop is not his stop. I think he was balked because PU saw R1 going on previous pitches and thought that O'day was cheating on that last stop because of that. But what if R1 took off on first motion after he was stopped with hands were together at the belt and Oday picked him. Would we tell the offense that that is not his "real" stop. Of course it would not happen in MLB.
  4. So what do we have when puts his hands together at his belt and stops?
  5. Upon further review, considering his leg movement after his hands together at the belt, he actually is a sideways pitcher that is in the windup after hands together and he doesn’t need to stop. But he does have to declare. So I have a balk for not declaring. Again, teams need to start running on his first move after hands together to bring things to a head.
  6. Actually, he had a stop initially at his belt. If you perceive a stop at the top, which I didn’t, then he had a double stop and a balk. It’s deceptive since R1 can’t see the stop but if I’m facing Darren I’m telling the 3B coach to signal R1 to go once Darren starts up from his belt. That would bring things to a head depending on what Darren did once R1 was going.
  7. Fair or Foul

    Using strict geometry and assuming a non compressible flat surface almost half of the ball must be over the white line to be fair by the MLBUM interp. But we would have to account for seam protrusion depending on the oreintation of the ball. Does the ump have to allow for dirt compression and chalk dust height to determine fair or foul now. Have we been using the wrong mechanic to get in line with the line and should be busting inside to check for dirt between the bottom of the ball and the line?
  8. Fair or Foul

    Yes but a millimeter short of touching the base would now be foul if there was dirt between the bottom of the ball and the white line while part of the ball was over fair territory. And what about a fly ball to the outfield? Do they have to use instant replay to see if the ball compressed the dirt enough to contact fair territory when it contacts foul territory but part of it is over the white line?
  9. Fair or Foul

    On a thread on another forum quite a few years ago one poster quoted an MLB ump that did not agree with Jim Evans regarding that ball being fair. He must have gotten his way with the powers that be. But what about a ball that rolls and touches 1B but is not touching the white line?
  10. Batter hits catchers glove

    NCAA has a rule that addresses it: "Section 4. A strike is: h. Awarded if the batter deliberately steps back in the box or swings in such a manner to attempt to create catcher’s interference. If the swing hits the catcher or the mitt, the batter shall be called out. All base runners shall return to the base occupied at the time of the pitch." I believe OBR would call a strike, and eject if the swing hit the catcher. I would do the same in FED if I was certain it was deliberate.
  11. Diagram Program

    Google SketchUp should work.
  12. Can you do anything here?

    I like deep B in 3 or 4 man with only R1. It's usuallly the best look at the tag of a stealing R1 and it is the look you have been getting throughout your regular season in 2 man, especially if you are nimble enough to drift back with the throw.
  13. Can you do anything here?

    Hey, high level high school state playoffs, how could that happen? Don't ask @Jglopez7 in Texas
  14. Can you do anything here?

    If they agree that the players kept playing they might say that the ball wasn't dead. They have precedence in that a HR is not dead when an umpire erroneously signals it foul. But I wonder if the OP was even a mechanic kick. I saw an article, regarding the winning team, that claimed FED was different and killed CI/CO right away, possibly conflating the balk rule difference. If it was a rule kick how would a protest committee rule?
  15. Can you do anything here?

    If I'm the offensive coach I'm asking for the option of the penalty or the play. The play happened and was not stopped by the PU's signal. FED will allow a HR to stand even though the umpire called it foul.
  16. Can you do anything here?

    Would OBR allow the play to stand as both sides ignored the time call at least until relaxed action?
  17. Where is the arrow pointing?

    Close enough for me but what about this guy?
  18. Would you quote the rule that says the batter or runner has the right to the base path.
  19. UIL State Tournament Batter interference

    I think you mean K ... ick ...ed. I’m sure they heard about it later.
  20. Where is the arrow pointing?

  21. throwing glove

    And the same signal in all codes, point it fair.
  22. Balk

    But what about that HR that @VolUmp is concerned with. I have the FED solution which is what many unschooled umps use in OBR. “ coach choice”. I hate it as I prefer we learn to apply the OBR rule but you gotta realize what you are working with, even in OBR leagues where the rule is consistently kicked. Oops, belay that, we would still have to train umps about when to call time which is another weak point among umpires.
  23. The OBR rules, before the rule change, would allow a sideways pitcher to use a stance that would keep you in the dark but I never saw one that did. Even David Price, who probably was the impetus for the change, had tells which indicated his stance. But looking for the tell on a sideways pitcher could be hard for a runner and taxing on an umpire. The runner config would help you determine when to even look for the tell but it is a little extra brainwork for the ump.
  24. It makes sense only because I believe I've seen MLB crews ignore the MLBUM instruction to call time and announce the windup to both dugouts and the crew. Which didn't happen but maybe this was a lax crew who didn't abide by the instruction. But you have 4 brainfarts. Kela pitched from the set after the runners attained 3B and 2B. Once he pitched from the set after that with the same batter he could not change to the windup.
  25. I agree with you and @maven but when viewing the whole comment in the rule MLB might tell me I am wrong. Do the bolded sentences conflict? "Rule 6.01(i)(1) Comment: The failure by the runner to make an effort to touch the plate, the runner’s lowering of the shoulder, or the runner’s pushing through with his hands, elbows or arms, would support a determination that the runner deviated from the pathway in order to initiate contact with the catcher in violation of Rule 6.01(i), or otherwise initiated a collision that could have been avoided. A slide shall be deemed appropriate, in the case of a feet first slide, if the runner’s buttocks and legs should hit the ground before contact with the catcher. In the case of a head first slide, a runner shall be deemed to have slid appropriately if his body should hit the ground before contact with the catcher. If a catcher blocks the pathway of the runner, the umpire shall not find that the runner initiated an avoidable collision in violation of this Rule 6.01(i)(1)."