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johnnyg08 last won the day on May 18 2015

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  1. Catcher's balk situation?

    Sometimes F2s are moving to receive the pitch at the bottom of the zone to catch it at the top. Or whatever term catching coaches use. Don't get out a microscope with this. If you have it, you have it, but don't try to be too precise with something like this. Grab the strike. Esp in 12U where strikes are likely at a premium.
  2. Interference, Obstruction, Nothing

    Great! Thank you for your contributions to the thread!
  3. Interference, Obstruction, Nothing

    We know this exists. I think we see value in additional discussion. While a nice, thorough analysis, it's not definitive.
  4. Interference, Obstruction, Nothing

    We are. I spend the majority of my career in the minority on things like this. I wonder if analyzing video is good or bad for my career. I've studied tangle/untangle and that play is not tangle/untangle. Calling "nothing" here, certainly falls under the "create no controversy" philosophy of umpiring. That's for sure and to be honest, I wonder if that's not a safer camp. It certainly seems so at times. If you're the only guy in your area calling this stuff, it's going to stick out and it's not positive. Even if you're right.
  5. Interference Call (on BR) PIT @ CIN 4/16

    Yes, the thought was to consolidate them into one post. This thread is relevant because there are plays related to the hot interference, obs, nothing play floating around now. Sent from my SM-G935V using Tapatalk
  6. Interference, Obstruction, Nothing

    Here are some relevant plays to aid in the discussion:
  7. Interference Call (on BR) PIT @ CIN 4/16

    Some relevant plays here that are relevant to the discussion we're having about the tangle/untangle, interference or obstruction play that's going around.
  8. Interference, Obstruction, Nothing

    In my opinion the one thing that this play isn't is tangle/untangle. The debate in this play is interference or obstruction
  9. Does run count

    @beerguy55 keep it to the issues please. No need to discuss anything other than the topic at hand.
  10. low profile umpire chest protector shirt

    This one...I think it's called the System 7 https://www.ump-attire.com/Baseball-Umpire-Equipment/Gear-Footwear/Chest-Protectors/CPU4000_All-Star-System-Seven-Umpire-Chest-Protector
  11. low profile umpire chest protector shirt

    black Douglas.
  12. low profile umpire chest protector shirt

    Wore my All Star yesterday for the first time in probably 5 years. I forgot how light that thing is! Plus the bonus of the Delta Flex harness.
  13. Rules differences from obr

    I'll make it even easier for you. NCAA Baseball 2018.pdf
  14. Delayed call puts runner at disadvantage

    Here I thought the left hand was an appeal on a check swing...the confusion... :-)