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  1. Matt

    The Devil

    Leave it to Prager to re-normalize white supremacy.
  2. Matt

    Batters helmet

    Wasn't there an interpretation this year that they were not allowed because they were not tested as part of the helmet?
  3. Matt

    Is the player out

    Coincidentally, you can say the same thing about Full Metal Jacket.
  4. Matt

    MLB pitcher "cheat sheet"

    Did it say anything about Jesus being able to hit a curveball?
  5. Matt

    Roll Call- Mid-American Umpire Clinic

    That's why I've been married four times.
  6. Matt

    Gerry Davis Poly Spandex

    I thought the capital of Kentucky was $500.
  7. Judge the fielder, not the ball. This is why we read and react.
  8. One of the privileges granted by the obstruction rule is that if a fielder has the ball in time, he is not liable for obstruction. This is a legal play.
  9. Matt

    Is the play dead?

    There's also the issue of not returning immediately to the base...
  10. Matt

    Interference, Obstruction, or Nothing?

    Just for the record, I'm not looking to convince anyone of my stance nor saying theirs is incorrect. I find it quite interesting that several competent officials can look at the same thing and see different and contradictory elements.
  11. Matt

    Interference, Obstruction, or Nothing?

    I don't even have hindrance at that point. I don't see any adjustment by F4 in response to R1 at any point, in fact. I see R1 adjusting his route once he realizes there could be contact (and at the point he does, it is not OBS,) but F4 seems to be entirely oblivious to R1 until contact.
  12. Matt

    Interference, Obstruction, or Nothing?

    I'm really wondering how anyone sees the ball arriving simultaneously or after the runner. It's quite clear to me that any hindrance occurs when the ball is about six inches behind the fielder's heel. <shrug> I don't give the benefit of the doubt to anyone on something like this. It's this or that, and that's why I'm there.
  13. Matt

    Interference, Obstruction, or Nothing?

    Obstruction. F4 was no longer fielding the ball.
  14. Matt

    F2-only Putout On U3K?

    Let's just say for the sake of argument and humor that this is true. Can F1 flip the ball to F2 to throw to F3 to legitimize the putout? What if it deflects so far that F3 can field it and tag the base himself? When does fair/foul ever matter on anything but a batted ball?
  15. Matt

    OBS at Home Plate then Malicious Contact

    I started catching 31 years ago. It was taught then.
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