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    MLB Balk Rule

    That works. Thanks! Since we're going there would it make more sense to acknowledge, the enforce or disregard? Thinking that we should always acknowledge it if we're going to enforce or disregard? Your thoughts?
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    MLB Balk Rule

    Balk is not an option play. You either enforce or disregard the balk. Balk is NEVER an option play...so in essence, the offense doesn't have any options.
  3. Use rules to support your decision. Also, is it a balk by rule, but never enforced as such? Would this be an example of a ticky-tack balk? What about with R1, just the initial move by Shields and no throw to first balk or do we leave that alone in our local games?
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    Appeal OBR/NCAA/FED

    Batter hits a triple and is standing on third base but missed first base on his way to completing his triple. Ball remains live but action is relaxed. F1 throws the ball to F3 to appeal the missed first base but the ball gets away from F3 and R3 breaks for home but the throw from F3 is not in time. R3 is safe at home. F2 then throws to F3 at first base to appeal the missed base. Under what rule sets (Fed/NCAA/OBR) do we allow or deny the appeal and on what grounds?
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    Appeal OBR/NCAA/FED

    NCAA is usually very good at cleaning up the rule book. This piece was obviously added for a reason...until instructed otherwise, one would think that it should be enforced.
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    NFHS changes 2019

    Exactly!!!
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    Balk or no Balk - Team Dempster or Team Reynolds

    At least in my area there's a well-versed myth...probably because of some of my umpire brethren have also preached it...that it is a legitimate disengage. (Although it's not) Almost a guarantee that was Renteria's argument was that "he stepped off" I called this a balk exactly one time in my local area and if I could go back, I wish I hadn't. Because I'm quite certain that I'm the only one calling it for whatever the reason...a little self preservation I guess. After all, sometimes there's a cost associated with being right.
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    NFHS changes 2019

    Of all of the opportunities the FED has, we get an "information available" secret sign mechanic. Fantastic! I do like the new pivot foot rule though common sense pays off.
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    Balk or no Balk - Team Dempster or Team Reynolds

    So Team Reynolds? :-)
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    Appeal OBR/NCAA/FED

    No twist, but it is different among rule sets. That's important to know. Even though we'd probably be the only ones on the field who know that there are differences.
  11. I've been researching the OBS/MC at home plate rule differences and came across the 2018 American Legion rule for this...and to my surprise is mimics the old 2009/2010 NCAA baseball Approved Ruling. This interpretation is the only interpretation in rule sets that have malicious/flagrant contact provisions that allow us to count a run. Please see the excerpts below from the 2018 American Legion rulebook (Senior Legion).
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    OBS at Home Plate then Malicious Contact

    Related content for those who work American Legion (Senior League)
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    Wendelstedt Manuals Updated?

    Saw this on their website a couple days ago. It doesn't appear to be there any longer: Anybody know if their stuff is updated yet or not?
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    Wendelstedt Manuals Updated?

    Correct...but the image/text I posted above is no longer on the site....so I wonder if they are still selling overstocked old manuals and new ones actually exist or if there's another story?
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    Wendelstedt Manuals Updated?

    What's the copyright date in your book?
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    Wendelstedt Manuals Updated?

    When did you buy your WIM?
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    Wendelstedt Manuals Updated?

    I haven't heard back. I heard from a guy who attended Wendelstedt a couple years ago and according to him, the material has not been updated. The PBUC and MLBUM are currently the two publications that are current w/ respect to new OBR rule interps.
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    CWS - FPSR UA vs OSU

    Here is another version that you can use as an embed vs. leaving the site. Nothing different, user choice.
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    Fair or Foul

    Here are a few images I found on a quick google search that may help with the disussion: While none of these, except maybe the middle one illustrates exactly what we're discussing it may help paint a clearer picture.
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    Fair or Foul

    Wouldn't that be a fair ball...as it has always been?
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    Where is the arrow pointing?

    For the WIN!!!
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    6A UIL Championship Collision

    I can see this side of it too
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    6A UIL Championship Collision

    Here's a gif of the critical components of the play... https://gifs.com/gif/collision-at-first-base-RoyA3E Another angle https://gifs.com/gif/batter-runner-and-f3-collide-PZwyB4
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    6A UIL Championship Collision

    Tough play. Looks like U1 says something to him, if it's not an ejection, I'd recommend not saying anything...it implies that he saw something more than an out. Nice play for discussion.
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    Catch/no catch in regional

    Yeah, if it's not intuitive, folks will just have to deal with it. The thought behind it is either better quality, additional angles, or something else of value. Just a dupe video should be removed, especially if the original one is already embedded. Thanks for the feedback guys.
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