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Jimurray

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  1. Catcher's balk situation?

    I think more and more coaches are realizing that it is a difficult call for umpires with many things happening at once and some questions about the letter of the rule so they might actually be telling their batters to swing. This one might have:https://video.search.yahoo.com/yhs/search?fr=yhs-adk-adk_sbnt&hsimp=yhs-adk_sbnt&hspart=adk&p=ncaa catchers interference on a steal of home&guccounter=1#id=1&vid=3959e31821344ac26906136140522f58&action=click I think we had a thread on that play. And even MLB umps pass on the CI call sometimes.
  2. Catcher's balk situation?

    There is a semantic issue in OBR and NCAA where if the batter does not swing and the catcher does not step on or across the plate but reaches across to catch the pitch, normally to tag a stealing runner at HP, but also possible on a steal at any other base, there is no violation of the NCAA/OBR rule.
  3. Interference, Obstruction, Nothing

    I believe the contact started in the LH batters box. But some might be able to refute that with stills and affirm a shove later with another still. In real time I suspect I would have nothing and a safe signal on the initial contact out of the batters box and I would have problably let it play out.
  4. Interference, Obstruction, Nothing

    I still ask where did the tangle start? Not that I know what that has to do with how we rule. But I would be giving a safe signal on the first contact getting out of the box. Then what happened would still be “safe” unless somebody altered the play with a shove, which some allege, and I’m not convinced of that. No call, batter out, as he probably would be, and runner advanced.
  5. Interference, Obstruction, Nothing

    There definitely was a tangle that started in the LH batters box. You would have to have an untangle happen before the trip to then consider Obstruction or INT. Where do you have the untangle? If there was a shove, which I'm not sure happened, that would be an easy Obstruction.
  6. Interference, Obstruction, Nothing

    Which forearm?
  7. Run score or Not

    I think you and we are being trolled but if the guest answers your question maybe not.
  8. Rules differences from obr

    While that will be a stricter criteria at 2B than OBR, the OBR HP collision rule will be stricter than the NCAA interp of it's own rule.
  9. Solo Ump, Steal at 2B

    Just to be clear, you all have 1 man wrong. The most important call is the steal of 2B, which is why you should be behind the pitcher. A seasoned one man umpire knows this and will always call behind the pitcher because, he is lazy, they are not paying him enough, he likes to wear ball bags on the bases or he thinks he has called enough balls and strikes behind the plate and it won't be worth his while to call another game behind the plate and continue to perfect his craft even more. Even SH*#ty pitchers can make your tracking better.
  10. Double Forfiet

    Looks like NJCAA is a little more strict than the NCAA leaving position rule. It might be a late slide and illegal contact with the catcher: http://www.wacotrib.com/sports/mcc/bench-clearing-incident-leaves-mcc-baseball-team-s-postseason-in/article_be3b97bb-a946-51f5-b56d-22e3cc225ded.html
  11. Interference, Obstruction, Nothing

    I too have seen savy infielders take that approach. But I think this F2 saw a ball directly in front of him near the LH box and that determined his initial direction. You would have to say that the fielder was not protected because he paused in his attempt to field the batted ball to draw an INT call.
  12. Interference, Obstruction, Nothing

    F2 is in the act of fielding the ball so he can’t be guilty of obstruction unless he deviates from that act to alter the play. So if tangle untangle and a judgment of altering the play is off the table all that can be called is runner interference with a protected fielder. I think fielders have run into the back of runners in other locations and INT was called.
  13. Interference, Obstruction, Nothing

    My 2011 BRD says that FED and OBR agree with NCAA that nothing should be called unless either player attempts to alter the play.
  14. Interference, Obstruction, Nothing

    I don't know if it's still worded this way but PBUC used to say: "When F2 and the BR going to 1B have contact while the catcher is attempting to field the ball, there is generally no violation..." I though the immediate vicinity was a criteria but I would still give tangle untangle consideration at the location it happened in the OP.
  15. Interference, Obstruction, Nothing

    I don't see a shove. I see the legs tangle which causes the fall. Seems a classic "tangle untangle" no call. But PU had a better view than me.
  16. Double Forfiet

    Easy peasy. They are in Texas. One or two HS playoff bench clearings, with similar rule wording, went without penalty in years past.
  17. Double Forfiet

    It would appear that by the letter of NJCAA law, the forfeit was by the letter. It appears the game was suspended. Why we don't know. Then NJCAA ruled on it. If the umps knew the NCAA rule I would think there would be maybe one or two ejections and game continues. So who did what?
  18. Balk? Fake to third, fake to first...

    We don't know what the OP pitcher did? Most likely he dissengaged, @maven is sure he did, and if so he can feint to 1B.
  19. Set Position

    I think they are referring to when a pitcher comes set normally but raises his leg to go home as he comes set, as in the Evans video. But I think if anyone attempted a stork set there would be some wobbling and a balk no matter what. If there was no wobbling then the pitcher would not be in baseball, he would be on a street corner making money as a statue
  20. Balk? Fake to third, fake to first...

    Did the pivot foot drag off the rubber in the feint to 3B? It normally does but since you say "pivot" It might not have dissengaged. In which case F1 has to throw to 1B and can't feint there. In pre no feint to 3B OBR and NCAA the pitcher has (OBR had) to break contact with the rubber to throw or feint to 1B after the 3B feint. HS is different.
  21. High School Playoffs

    That all definitely outweighs having to call a runner leaving early without an appeal or is it a missed base or both?
  22. Causes for MLB Umpire ERAs

    I insinuated that you are interested in that stuff because you might want to bet on in it. I don't think MLB is fixed. Otherwise most of us on this site are not going to peruse the data you have offered as it not a rule or mechanic or philosophy issue. But @Gilhas a special talent for analyizing such data. I don't know if he has the motivation to answer your question. But you might attempt it yourself.
  23. Causes for MLB Umpire ERAs

    With me yes. perhaps @Gil might entertain your "what might lead" question but I would think he should charge you unless he thinks he could parley it into a money making CCS article.
  24. Little League Obstruction

    If you judged it caused the runner to slide it was obstruction. Most of the time the award would be the base he was going to, ie: 3B. Sometimes we just tell the fielder don't do that. There are rare scenarios where you could award HP on such a fake tag but this doesn't sound like one.
  25. Causes for MLB Umpire ERAs

    You will have to ask your bookie.
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