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Everything posted by johnnyg08

  1. 2018 NFHS Exam

    Looking for a .pdf of the 2018 FED baseball exam. PM me if you have one. Ours doesn't come out for a while yet and I'd like to get a head start on it before things get too crazy. Thanks!
  2. 2018 NFHS Exam

    The question does not mention the 20 second rule. Therefore we should not interject the 20 second rule into something that isn't there.
  3. 2018 NFHS Exam

    If you think he interfered, call it. If he's in the coach's box or in the area of the coach's box that isn't marked on most of our fields and you judge incidental, let it go. Don't go looking for trouble. The job is hard enough. Good luck.
  4. 2018 NFHS Exam

  5. My Place To EJ?

    No.You are a crew. I think there is a difference between being able to take care of your own business vs not letting your crew mate get rolled over the coals. For example. There's a guy in our group who is literally hard of hearing or near deaf in one ear...so he legitimately isn't hearing what is being said to him. I dumped a guy from the bases for drawing a line on my partner who after ringing him up walked the opposite way to avoid trouble...so he didn't see it...but that doesn't mean it didn't happen. I think there is a fine line between trying to be Superman and simply supporting your partner.
  6. Interference

    Saw this one online...thought I'd bring it here as well to get some discussion started. "Hey guys , looking for a NFHS ruling and a OBR on this scenario. R2, (a) 0 or 1 out. (b) 2 out. Dropped third strike and the batter interferes with the catcher. The Catcher is still able to throw out R2 stealing from second. Do you get two outs on that? Is the interference ignored? Is the ball dead immediately?" FED and OBR
  7. Interference

    No, if it's strike three, then the runner is out on BI. If we're talking BI. The only time we'd return the runner under OBR is if the BI occurs on any pitch but strike three. So let's say R1 steals on the first pitch of the at bat, BI is the call. Call the batter out and return the runner to first base. Returning the runner on strike three is really no penalty. Then just interfere every time on strike three and hope they don't call it.
  8. Interference

    I have guys in my area (small digression ahead) who will not call FPSR because they turned the DP anyway. That's all well and good until R3 scores from third. Look at the Facebook thread...there were probably 60 posts preaching delayed dead on this play and it was simply wrong.
  9. Interference

    Intentional in FED, Hinderance in OBR
  10. Just because it can't be called a strike, doesn't mean he doesn't have an opportunity to hit the pitch.
  11. There are pitches all across MLB that are impossible to hit, that doesn't mean we get to decide what he can and can't swing at. I'm surprised that some of you think that this isn't interference. Plus the CF camera angle isn't very good.
  12. Interference

    Dug out my MLBUM from last year and it's supported beyond Wendelstedt. It reads like this: "Under the new rule it no longer matters if the batter is in the vicinity of home plate or up the first baseline when the infraction occurs. If, in the umpire's judgment the batter-runner clearly hinders the catcher in his attempt to field the ball the batter-runner is declared out, the ball is dead, and runner(s) return to the base occupied at the time of the pitch. The location of the batter-runner is no longer relevant." MiLB concurs with nearly identical language in its manual.
  13. Any update for brd

    Yeah. What might have been. I think about that probably more than I should admit.
  14. Interference

    I thought I had read that somewhere. Perhaps in the WUM or last year's MLBUM. Thanks for confirming.
  15. NCAA/NAIA tests

    You are probably right. I don't know.
  16. NCAA/NAIA tests

    It baffled me that until recently there was basically no rule test requirement to work NCAA baseball.
  17. Interference

    Maybe the most important part of the rule book.
  18. Interference

    Exactly, if there was interference. (Hinder in OBR/Intentional in FED) the mechanic is the same. Kill it. It is not delayed dead.
  19. Interference

    You're right. The post leaves us asking a few questions. We have to fill in the blanks with what we think is happening. Perhaps, the umpire(s) in this game improperly called interference on this play? We don't know. Maybe there was, maybe there wasn't. In other words, instead of killing the play, they left it live. It reads as though they kept it live, when they should have killed it because he wrote that F2 threw out R2 advancing to third base. Had the play been killed, F2 may have aborted his attempt to retire R2 at third base. The person who asked the question did not clarify any of the points made or other questions asked in his original post. We had to take it at face value.
  20. Any update for brd

    My guess is that they are completely redoing it...which will take some time. At least I hope that's the case. What a resource!
  21. Interference

    Thanks men.
  22. 2 Man R1 and R2

    Agree. But as you said, it would be possible.
  23. Interference

    Well, currently we have seven posts on the scenario and not one to help an umpire who may have also seen the play on the other site solve the scenario. As you can imagine, there are several incorrect posts from several people on the other thread.
  24. Interference

    Sounds good. Looks like we can lock it up! Good discussion! Not for one second did I think this thread would head in this direction. Wow.
  25. Interference

    Ha ha...one would think. I went back and forth w/ this guy for over two hours last night. BTW, thanks for the non-answer. :-)