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    NFHS Malicious Contact?????

    So you have MC on the catcher?
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    NFHS Malicious Contact?????

    All the runner would have had to do here is move one foot in or one foot out to make an effort to go around him versus directly through him. This isn't tough. Many of us do it each day in our automobiles traveling 10x faster to swerve around a squirrel or a barrier up ahead. Go around the catcher, the umpire will (hopefully) call the obstruction and all is right with the world. He had plenty of time to adjust. The catcher moved in a line toward the runner, not forward or backward. In reality F2 could have been stationery and it wouldn't have changed the collision since the runner was dead set on going through F2.
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    OBS at Home Plate then Malicious Contact

    The onus is on the runner. He has a ball traveling in the air thrown by somebody else that he has to catch. The runner has to simply go around him OR even simpler, not launch into him. It's not a problem to require the runner to get out of the way and we will simply call obstruction. Rich would fight the other way if it was his catcher. So there's that. That play has no business in high school baseball. Those times are done. There are a few more angles at the end of this clip
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    NFHS Malicious Contact?????

    Even if you over rotate, here's what you would see:
  5. This isn't the first time it happened. I think the Cubs had a scenario similar to this as well. (replay era)
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    NFHS Malicious Contact?????

    Gosh wouldn't that be almost a better spot to see the collision?
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    NFHS Malicious Contact?????

    Here's a still I found online:
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    NFHS Malicious Contact?????

    It's possible I guess. Without being overly critical, I struggle with how something like this gets missed. We are all human and it happens. The great thing that will come out of this is we have an excellent clip for learning.
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    NFHS Malicious Contact?????

    Do you have this angle on video? This would be a great clip! It would tell us exactly what the umpire saw.
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    NFHS Malicious Contact?????

    Perhaps, but do you need to be in the head on collision to know it was a head on collision? If he had the obstruction, he sure as heck could have made the proper decision on the B/R blowing up F2. In my mind, it was lack of rules knowledge around malicious contact and obstruction. That's the only way this should get missed.
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    NFHS Malicious Contact?????

    In my opinion, lack of rules knowledge. Everybody in the stadium probably saw the collision.
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    NFHS Malicious Contact?????

    I don't think we are disputing the obstruction or the mechanic he chooses to use. (We know what he has) However, the end result should have resulted in an out and and ejection, not scoring the run on obstruction. Even in NCAA (Yes, I know this is a FED thread), it's been nearly a decade since the obstruction followed by MC would allow the run to score but result in an ejection. The obstruction part was right...that's the basic/elementary part of the play for umpires. The more advanced/correct call is following it up with the MC, Out, & Ejection.
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    OBS at Home Plate then Malicious Contact

    Well, just a few weeks later we have obstruction, then malicious contact in a FED play at the plate. In this clip it appears a though the umpire did not judge malicious contact though...we can see him calling obstruction and awarding home plate to the runner. In my opinion, this play has no business in NFHS or NCAA baseball. There is another thread on that particular play...but this clip is absolutely relevant to the discussion we were having here.
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    NFHS Malicious Contact?????

    It really looks like he's going w/ the DDB mechanic and awarding the run. It's a miss in my opinion.
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    NFHS Malicious Contact?????

    Here's a different clip with some of the before and after:
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    Getting a Fourth out that’s really the Thrid Out

    I think there was a play a few years ago involving the Cubs where they did this as well.
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    NFHS Malicious Contact?????

    Completely agree.
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    NFHS Malicious Contact?????

    I like it. Some guidance will be helpful. "If you can dodge a wrench, you can dodge a ball"
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    NFHS Malicious Contact?????

    I think this play is why there is a MC rule. This play must result in an out and EJ.
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    OBR Legal Windup Options

    Reading through the MLBUM I saw some clarifications on the windup that I don't recall seeing in the OBR. I'd like to read your thoughts on one of them in particular: On (2), am I reading it correctly that minus a quick pitch scenario, the pitcher is permitted to keep his hands separate and deliver a legal pitch to the batter. Or am I misreading it? Thanks!
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    Time between games

    Couldn't agree more. Everybody agrees that there is a national shortage, then those who negotiate for us seem to think we should take a $5-$10 hit because we are already there. B.S.
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    Time between games

    That's B.S. A game fee should be a game fee.
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    OBR Legal Windup Options

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    How does this happen?

    I'll merge them. Thanks.
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    How does this happen?

    https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2786995-mexican-league-umpires-suspended-after-making-terrible-check-swing-call?utm_source=cnn.com&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=editorial I just read that...two other umpires on the crew hung them out to dry. Bad all around.
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