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Jimurray

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  1. Michigan Vanderbilt game 1, CWS, ninth inning, 2nd batter, a great example of game management by U1.
  2. In past years we used to use LL RS-T for majors and below and Senior LL RS-T baseballs for intermediate and above. But I don’t see any requirement other than RS-T. Are LL RS-T allowed in Intermediate and above?
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    Balk or no balk?

    I’ve seen the “wheel” move work and not be balked.
  4. While interference is "called" on a FPSR violation the TOP penalty is stated in the rule. I don't see a conflict.
  5. Iowa would be incorrect. Only FPSR is TOP: "2007 Interps: SITUATION 5: With (a) one out or (b) two outs, the visiting team has a runner on third in the top of the seventh. The game is tied 2-2. R1, on third, gets a great jump and easily scores on a suicide bunt. After R1 has scored, F2 picks up the ball and throws to first in an attempt to get B3 out. B3 is out of the running lane and is hit by F2's throw. Does the run by R1 count? RULING: B3 is out for interference. In (a), R1's run counts because he scored prior to the interference by B3. Had the interference by B3 occurred before R1 crossed the plate, R1 would be returned to third base, the base he occupied at the time of the interference. In (b), R1's run would not count as the third out occurred by B3 before he touched first base. (8-4-1g, 9-1-1a)"
  6. What is a surprise is the earliest start date for LL Baseball is June 24th for district and July 19th for section.
  7. There is a weird LL calendar on their website that some regions are using to say that certain divisions should not start district or section before a certain date. Appears some are not aware of this “calendar”.
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    Pitcher

    Penalties differ but LL now allows pitchers to stay on the dirt and go to the mouth which makes them the same as the other codes.
  9. I think I would give a safe if the tag contacted the runner.
  10. LL: When he throws one warm-up pitch on the rubber to the catcher.
  11. NCAA and, I think, MLB changed it for "safety" and eliminated going into the dugout and keeping it live.
  12. We don’t know what happened other than the pitcher balked.
  13. It might be a no pitch or it might not.
  14. If the ball was not put into play and no pitch or pickoff was thrown the ball is dead and R3 is awarded home and R2 is awarded 3B. Otherwise we we have to know what happened.
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    Base Running

    You are correct. @The Man in Blue would be using a non "preferred" mechanic according to my 2017 MLBUM.
  16. There was no option to give. CO/CI is ignored if the batter and all runners advanced 1 base: "e. the catcher or any other defensive player obstructs him. The coach or ­captain of the team at bat, after being informed by the umpire-in-chief of the obstruction, shall indicate whether or not he elects to decline the obstruction penalty and accept the resulting play. Such election shall be made before the next pitch (legal or illegal), before the award of an intentional base on balls, or before the infielders leave the diamond. Obstruction of the ­batter is ignored if the batter-runner reaches first and all other runners advance at least one base."
  17. The rules as written should be sufficient to call this but MLBUM does have an interp to "Clarify".
  18. You would have to specify the location of throw which is, as is now, behind the runner and probably fish out unintended consequences in rewriting the rule. But my first choice is elimination. But CCS is now advocating a call before a safe/out determination at 1B due to replay.
  19. That’s why I said we have to reserve judgment. A “watch” indicates untrained. We see other stuff on wrists that don’t.
  20. No one should wear a watch on the field. It’s a sign of an untrained umpire. If you have a need to keep time, as one of the base umps might in NCAA, you carry a stopwatch, usually on a lanyard, in your pocket. But I will say we might have reserve our judgment on an umpire wearing something on his wrist. I think I saw an MLB ump wearing a Fitbit.
  21. No. What would eliminate the problem would be getting rid of the rule or enforcing it without requiring interference. If runner is not in the lane at 45’ call him out. But that rule would then have to define where the throw was coming from. Better to get rid of the rule.
  22. Just to be clear, in most codes, the new inning started when the third out was made in the bottom of the fifth. In your OP most likely that happened after 8:00 since sides were changing at 8:02.
  23. NCAA would disagree with you. This pitcher sometimes pumps his free foot twice before delivering. NCAA uses the "alteration" word to make that illegal. I don't agree but its their interp.
  24. Courtesy of my MLBTV subscription, no replay. Gibson trails the play and watches the runner and is about to call it after the runner passes 1B when he sees U1 call the out. Gibson then stops raising his hands. But he then points to U1 and calls time. That point may have been an acknowledgement that U1 was not calling the runner out on the throw but on the RLI. CCS allegation that Gibson's call was prior to the catch at 1B is not correct but his judgment of RLI probably took place before that. The conference then was either we both had RLI or I had RLI and are you reversing your safe call because we all saw F3 off the bag. I'm thinking that U1 did not call out on such an obvious off the bag. Hyde's beef was that Gibson didn't call it right away. MLB will clear up everything for you at the press conference with the umps. Can't find an emoticon for my previous sentence.
  25. OBR: "PENALTY FOR INTERFERENCE: The runner is out and the ball is dead. If the umpire declares the batter, batter-runner, or a runner out for interference, all other runners shall return to the last base that was in the judgment of the umpire, legally touched at the time of the interference, unless otherwise provided by these rules. In the event the batter-runner has not reached first base, all runners shall return to the base last occupied at the time of the pitch; provided, however, if during an intervening play at the plate with less than two outs a runner scores, and then the batter-runner is called out for interference outside the three-foot lane, the runner is safe and the run shall count."
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