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    Anyone see the LSU Army HBP

    From the horses mouth:
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    “45 degree rule”

    It's not an unwritten rule in NCAA: "9-1-a-6) The pitcher must step directly and gain ground toward a base in an attempt to pick off a runner. “Directly” is interpreted to mean within a 45-degree angle measuring from the pivot foot toward the base the pitcher is throwing to or feinting a throw."
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    Anyone see the LSU Army HBP

    NCAA only. If the pitch was in the box freezing would be allowed but that did not happen. The "or if the batter moves to intentionally get hit" happened and was confirmed by video review.
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    Anyone see the LSU Army HBP

    That's interesting. I wonder if the ejected HC can use a challenge as he's leaving or he told an assistant to do it.
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    Anyone see the LSU Army HBP

    I think the "or" phrase applied here: "a) If the ball is in the strike zone when it touches the batter, or if the batter moves to intentionally get hit or freezes to allow a pitch that is not within the batter's box to hit him, the ball is dead, it shall be called a strike and the batter is not awarded first base."
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    Anyone see the LSU Army HBP

    Was that a 7 or 9 inning game? If 7 the PU could initiate his own review. Otherwise who requested the review, the ejected HC or an assistant?
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    Anyone see the LSU Army HBP

    No a strike is added to the count when the batter intentionally gets HBP. But the HC gets ejected for ignoring the "don't come out" and argue. Did an assistant then ask for video review?
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    Ball Stuck in Glove...Lodged?

    A pitch lodged in an umpire's or catcher's equipment is one base. Any other ball is two bases: "8-3-c. two bases if a fair batted or thrown ball becomes dead because of bouncing over or passing through a fence, or lodges in a defensive player's or umpire's equipment or uniform; or if a live thrown ball:"
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    Ball Stuck in Glove...Lodged?

    Isn't that still the rule for a ball lodged in a defensive player's or umpire's equipment except that a ball in the glove is not considered lodged?
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    Ball Stuck in Glove...Lodged?

    I don't think FED wants to stipulate only a force. I think PA wants to quibble because they don't like the change to how OBR calls it. The new caseplay refers to secure possession. Anything you can do when you have secure possession would be allowed, tag a base, tag a runner. BTW were the spelling errors in your referenced communique yours or PA's?
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    Ball Stuck in Glove...Lodged?

    Have the PA authorities brainwashed you?
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    Ball Stuck in Glove...Lodged?

    If FED is trying to call it the same as OBR then I believe, based upon the BRD, that your two scenarios would be allowed except in PA. I did have a question earlier in the thread about whether the stricter NCAA catch wording would allow this as a voluntary release.
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    Ball Stuck in Glove...Lodged?

    If that is an official communique from the PA umpires group I would advise you to comply with it and call it like they want if you see an elder with a glove in such a situaton. And while the pitcher is not permited to throw to another base he would still be permitted to throw to another base:)
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    foul ball danger chart

    Just had one whiz by my ear in a scrimmage 2 nights ago. My ear was in the green the ball was in the yellow. The RH batter was over the plate. Go up if you can. Down like Guch if you are real good. Or stay in the green and judge the pitch as it’s caught. Don’t go yellow.
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    Runner Lane Interference on a Retired Batter Runner

    Strange, am I correct in recalling a ruling in one or all of the codes that if F3 puts the batter out on a grounder to 1B and throws home, hitting the B-R it doesn't matter if the batter was not in the lane and no INT unless intentional?
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    Tag-up Responsibilities

    The 2019 FED manual still has the PU covering R2s tag at 2B even though the PU will be running down the line in case of a play at 3B. Page 53 in the manual. What you were told is an non FED sanctioned improvement as to the BU lining up R2s tag. All other codes have the BU also take R1s tag but as @noumpere says most PUs will help at 1B if they can even though BU is primary for both tags. I heard a rumor that FED enlisted Jim Evans to revise their mechanics. I guess it didn't happen @lawump.
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    Equipment left out

    I didn't cite anything for the ball being live in OBR or NCAA for a ball hitting loose equipment outside the dugout as in the OP. But the MLBUM Interp "27. Fielder going into out of play area" does add a note unrelated to the fielder that while the lip is live a ball striking equipment on the lip (top step) is dead. That is not the OP of course but it is good to know.
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    Equipment left out

    I think you referenced a FED softball rule. For baseball it would be the god rule: "1-3-ART. 7 . . . Loose equipment, such as gloves, bats, helmets or catcher's gear, of either team may not be on or near the field. PENALTY: If loose equipment interferes with play, the umpire may call an out(s), award bases or return runners, based on his judgment and the circumstances concerning the play."
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    Equipment left out

    Yes, because OBR and NCAA keep the ball live. You don’t want to deal with “what if”.
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    NFHS 2019 Test Question #3

    They do have a caseplay that makes the distinction: 2.5.1 SITUATION E: The batter hits the ball, drops the bat and it unintentionally hits the ball a second time in (a) fair territory and is either touched by a fielder and/or comes to rest in fair territory; (b) foul territory and is either touched by a fielder and/or comes to rest in either fair or foul territory; or (c) fair territory and is either touched by a fielder and/or comes to rest in foul territory. RULING: In (a), the ball is fair. In (b) and (c), the ball is foul.
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    2019 NCAA Test Question

    You can sign up on the NCAA Arbiter site for $120. You get the rulebook, CCA manual and access to a bunch of videos. I think you would select other or JUCO as your conference.
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    Quick pitch or no

    You have pinpointed a significant difference between FED and NCAA this year. That pitcher could well have his pivot foot on the rubber and back from the front edge. Then his free foot heal might comply with being on or inline with the front edge of the rubber and he would be legal in FED. In fact many hybrid pitchers in FED still remain legal by doing this. Aside from the fact that no one would mistake this for a set position in any real world sit would you really use the NCAA chest wording to call this illegal? But I do have a QP absent any backstory about batters trying to slow down a pitcher who works quick. That back story should be compelling absent any umpire involvement previously. It’s possible also that after letting this one go he got the next one. Sometimes you have to have a WTF to bear down on the out of the ordinary stuff.
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    Quick pitch or no

    NCAA did not like it when they allowed a sideways pitcher to windup and he threw without a windup. They changed this year to allow a squared up pitcher to elect to not step back and/or windup because it's more obvious when that pitcher is delivering even without a windup. But this batter was not ready and I have a QP. I noted the NCAA change here:
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    2019 NCAA Test Question

    I guess you mean no reference to 60' in the video. There is an "on line and on time" foot stomper in the video, starting about 13:00, which allowed me to correctly answer e, a + c for the question. But I am confused about the addition on line and on time.
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    Fed Casebook Contradiction

    FED now wants it the same as OBR and has put out a notice that the new caseplay superceds the old ones and the book language. Sorry that your group did not inform you of that yet. If they don’t like the change, eg. PA, call it like they want when and if it happens.
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