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Everything posted by Jimurray

  1. So, with R2 a pitcher looking in for the sign drops the ball: BALK. Pitcher turns and steps toward 2B and aborts his throw seeing no one covering and ball slips out due to the aborted throw. NOT a BALK.
  2. Thanks @Senor Azul. Much parsing to do there. Literal rule or WUM or JR interps. Pitch or pickoff slipped/dropped. Failure to throw directly to 1B unless it crosses the foul line and becomes a pitch? Too much for a Friday night.
  3. This occurrence brought up a FED difference that I haven't seen in the 2011 BRD and wonder if it has been added to @Senor Azul's more current version. OBR and NCAA balk any dropped pitch or pickoff with runners on whether it crosses the foul line or not. FED, with runner/s, only balks a dropped pitch that does not cross the foul line and calls it a ball if it crosses the foul line. A FED dropped pickoff seems to be treated the same way but the reference is confusing.
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    Picking off a runner

    Found it. It was an NCAA Thurston interp from 1992 in the BRD. If your pitcher winds up by bringing his hands together to a stop he can not pick off while his hands are moving. It existed in my 2011 BRD. I would think it does not exist in @Senor Azul's 2016 BRD. BTW I have another BRD question for @Senor Azul in a CCS thread.
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    2019 Changes

    That's more restrictive than the FED rule. I've seen hybrid pitchers adapt their foot positions to comply with the FED rule and still still have their chest facing more towards the foul line.
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    Dead Ball Strike Mechanic

    Did Will say "time out"
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    Dead Ball Strike Mechanic

    The slot arm would normally be used but the other one makes sense in this case. Movement of that other arm might generate a ruling from U3 except in this case it was not an obvious appeal.
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    Runner throw out then hit with the ball

    MLB has not changed how they interp the rule. They have always protected a retired runner who continues to run the bases normally. They revised the rule to include returning as normal base-running which anyone familiar with their interp would already consider it as such. MLB umps did rule that way before the addition in the rule. In the OP the retired runner is no longer running the bases and in OBR is at risk for being called for INT if you judge he hindered a following play on a runner even if it was unintentional. HTBT. FED still protects him but OBR does not.
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    Picking off a runner

    @grayhawk, Great to hear you're on the road to recovery. I lost my WUM. I believe you still have one. Am I recalling correctly that Wendelstedt had another restriction for a windup pitcher picking off? Some thing about he couldn't do it if he was bringing his arms together to a stop.
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    Gerry Davis's mask

    Does “take one on the chin” ring a bell to anyone? I don’t know the physics behind it but if I take one to the chin my mask will rotate around my head and lesson the impact. Barring, of course, the perfect vector. But loose masks save ships. Other than the spring things.
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    LLWS Discussion / Umpires / Plays / Etc ...

    Luckily it had no effect on the game as Jerry Lane's premature time call did not either have an effect in his game: But without video, I have seen PUs hit by pitches throw their hands up. Was the hands up in reaction to being hit, reacted acted upon? Or was it an actual kill of the ball? Luckily for Layne it was not and was not even noticed or commented upon. Need Video.
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    Interference, Obstruction, or Nothing?

    Unfortunately. the fielder has to be willing to be trucked and get trucked to get the INT call. MLB, quite a few years ago had a pitcher pull up on the 1B line to avoid getting trucked, no INT, and if I recall correctly many agreeing to that call on this website. The fielder, being aware of the possibilty of being trucked, is not "hindered" by that. In this case the fielder got trucked and still no call because the runner about to truck him did not "hinder" him.
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    U1 in 3 Man

    Most of my experience is 2 man and 4 man in the postseason. The occasional 3 man I do requires intense prepitch.
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    Time to go soccer style

    @MadMax we are missing the boat. Time to go soccer style.
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    Time to go soccer style

    Mami Chulas Drivethru............
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    U1 in 3 Man

    I don't think CCA requires going out with runners on in 4 man.
  17. If the article is correct he kicked the batter's box rule. First violation is a warning but the batter is given an exemption if it he thinks it's ball four. No warning or penalty. Nevermind, those weren't penalty strikes. They were FU strikes.
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    U1 in 3 Man

    I didn't think the CCA manual had you go out on everything in 3 man.
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    U1 in 3 Man

    That glance should also include a look at F3's position and possible obstruction.
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    Double karma, Renteria came out, talked with Porter and then Meals but MLBtv didn't show a full ump conference. Might have happened. No P word, no problem. Renteria had no problem with what he was told and passed up another chance at an ejection which he usually doesn't pass up. Karma 2, CWS won. I suspect @Gil and CCS will be on this.
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    U1 in 3 Man

    Wouldn't the pivot, in 2 man, be appropriate when it's not a sure extra base hit and there might be a throw back into 1B?
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    Check swing walk turns into K/ Runner "out" stealing?

    From the rulebook 8.02(c) comment: “Baserunners must be alert to the possibility that the base umpire on appeal from the plate umpire may reverse the call of a ball to the call of a strike, in which event the runner is in jeopardy of being out by the catcher’s throw. Also, a catcher must be alert in a base stealing situation if a ball call is reversed to a strike by the base umpire upon appeal from the plate umpire.” U2 should not have called the runner out until the appeal was decided. Best to just say “stay there”
  23. That miss has nothing to do with what I thought U2 needs to do with a normal DP. I might be mistaken but I thought we wanted to go to the open glove side to call the play at 2B. Hickox actually did move but to the back side of the glove. I wonder what the rationale is for that.
  24. He had an attitude from pitch one before he even had the umpire conflict. After the HR he did not stare at the PU, he stared at the dugout, probably grousing over why he was in the game with some defensive plays costing him outs. But he did have a problem with the PU. He wanted to work quick and when Mets batters fouled off balls he would come set when they were digging in. He never did QP but the PU had to occasionally put up the stop sign before the point and one time the PU told him to "start over" because he ignored the stop sign and started to come set before the point. He groused that "they were in the box" but the PU told him to wait until they were ready as he was set with the batter looking down. Which brings me to a technique question. The PU use of the stop sign before the point seemed appropriate when it happened in this game. I have done the same thing when a pitcher seemed to want to bring it before the batter was ready. But I don't understand the blanket use of the stop sign before every point in play. If the batter is ready and the pitcher is on the rubber I just point it. The ball is already dead so putting the stop sign up does not make it deader. In fact the PU in the game usually just pointed and only used the stop sign before the point when necessary.