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    Super Regional Crews

    It's bullSH*# that those who attended school/the Academy will be better than those who haven't in perpetuity. Over time, there are guys who worked their way up through the amateur ranks who are just as good or better. Now, don't get your undies in a bunch...I'm not knocking the pro school and MiLB guys. If you can't see my point, I won't waste time trying to explain it to you. Are the guys in Omaha, good. YES! Are there guys JUST as good or better than some of the guys who are or have worked Omaha and will never get a shot at a regional, super, or Omama? Yes. 100%.
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    Super Regional Crews

    It means that even more umpires who are very good, will not get an opportunity to go to Omaha. It's their league, they can do whatever they want. It also means that those who have a desire to work Omaha, had better continue to network for opportunities. There's always far more talent than there is opportunity.
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    Pitch from the windup without winding up

    Rule reads that they "may" do this, not "shall" there is the difference.
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    OSU vs. S. Car 6/1/18

    Correct. In many cases, these occur with an R3...so there's a pretty stiff penalty for a violation. Make the call.
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    OSU vs. S. Car 6/1/18

    Do me a favor and see if the link still works? I couldn't get it to work and am under the impression that espn keeps those online for 30 days. So...does anybody have a video of this play? Or can point me in the direction of a replay of the game? Thank you! :-)
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    Majestic MLB Side Panel Shirts XXL

    Congrats on your weight loss.
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    Jim Evans Annotated Rules

    Congrats. I still use mine from time to time for historical reference. Jim has stated for years that he's working on a new one. That would be great!
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    OSU vs. S. Car 6/1/18

    @WelpeDo you remember the FB group by chance?
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    OSU vs. S. Car 6/1/18

    Anybody able to find this video? It's a little late now, but maybe it's floating around somewhere.
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    Fair or Foul

    I was reading the 2018 MLBUM the other day and came across what appears to be a new interpretation of a fair ball. Does this change the old definition/interp of a fair ball where any part of the ball could be over fair territory even if the "base" of the ball was resting in foul territory? Or does it mean something else?
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    Good No Call or INT Missed?

    Good no call. Leave it alone. There's nothing there. That being said...had he attempted to make another play, I think he would've gotten the call.
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    better at tracking pitch

    I locked the "Ask the Umpire" Tracking thread so we can continue the discussion here.
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    better at tracking pitch

    Duplicate thread. See "Mechanics" to continue the discussion.
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    Dead ball?

    Oh for sure. But I see 'over the top' mechanics to make sure they hear four counties over that we have time. It's just not necessary to be that obnoxious. Absolutely, send them back. No advancements or outs. Hopefully the umpire has the sense to make sure play has relaxed before turning around.
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    better at tracking pitch

    I thought the exact same thing yesterday. He asked it in two places.
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    Dead ball?

    It generally is not and yes they can. They can also be thrown out. No bush league business though.
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    better at tracking pitch

    If you are working 12U, look for strikes. The kids need to learn to swing the bat. If it's a hittable pitch, call it. Hitters will adjust or not. As for the groans, eff em. As you describe it, letters are a strike, esp in 12U. Call strikes, you'll start to see your games flow better. Good luck.
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    Interesting Touch of Home Plate

    Just making sure he touched the plate! :-)
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    Cost of Umpire Camps

    Right around $100 day plus beer money is pretty fair.
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    better at tracking pitch

    If you are working 12U, look for strikes. The kids need to learn to swing the bat. If it's a hittable pitch, call it. Hitters will adjust or not. As for the groans, eff em. As you describe it, letters are a strike, esp in 12U. Call strikes, you'll start to see your games flow better. Good luck.
  21. Esp on the wrestlebacks. It was so un-fun I didn't work any legion playoffs the last few years. It was actually fun again this year.
  22. Going back to 7s, may have saved legion baseball.
  23. Just double checking....the only runner that matters on a walk off balk is R3? Is that right?
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    Are we expanding UI?

    Good find. Thanks!
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    Northwest League balk off

    Here's what I could find...is this it?
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