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  1. Well, I started in 2011 and that was the first mandatory year for the new emblem design, which hasn't changed since then. As I remember, there was a 2 year transition period where both the old and the new were acceptable. I think that's more than fair.
  2. Oh, I'd like to add that I did not mean that to come across as angry or overly confrontational, just wanted to clear up the idea that Ohio is making lots of changes or anything. LIke I said, in 8 years I've never had a change in the baseball uniform, having started just after the last one went into effect. I appreciate @MadMax input on this and many other topics.
  3. If you're insinuating that all those things about performance aren't important in Ohio, that is totally unfounded. Baseball uniforms changed right before I started 8 yrs ago, but haven't changed since. Yea, it's navy, but it's one uniform for the entire state, available from multiple suppliers. No differences from the Cleveland associations or Columbus, for example, no need to worry if your old-school partner has black or powder. It's one thing, period, a total non-issue.
  4. This happened 6 yrs ago to a colleague of mine. As far as I know, nothing ever happened to the attacker cop. http://www.dispatch.com/content/stories/local/2012/06/17/adult-brawl-ends-youth-ballgame.html
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    Defensive conference

    Yet another instance, though not a huge one, where I think FED is superior to OBR for youth baseball. These aren't professionals, it's entirely appropriate for the coach to be there to teach, as long as it doesn't delay anything. Charging a trip here is unnecessary (NOTE: I am NOT advocating not charging a trip if it's required by rule, as it seems to be in this situation with USSSA, I'm talking about an opinion on the rule itself).
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    Potential Bucket Alternative?

    Well....I guess it's something. I have no idea how much actual protection it's giving you, but it beats a cloth ha without the side-eyes you might get from other umpires for a skull cap (which I have no problem with - but you know how people are). Still won't do a thing for protecting the ear/jaw area
  7. Aw, isn't that a shame. Someone get Alex a very tiny violin...
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    NFHS Malicious Contact?????

    Given the actions of the runner, I don't really care. MC supersedes all of that, so it's immaterial given my judgment that the runner not only made no attempt to avoid but intentionally delivered a punishing blow.
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    NFHS Malicious Contact?????

    This, at least to me, definitively proves that the catcher didn't materially move into an unavoidable collision. The runner made absolutely no attempt to do anything other than go in a direct line to the plate, catcher be damned. He had his line and dammit, he was sticking to it. Upward crouch, initiating contact to the catcher's head/neck area, raising his elbow and shoulder in order to deliver a blow, no attempt whatsoever to avoid. What on earth do we need further to say it was MC? Frankly, while I deeply respect those who disagree, I'm troubled they don't see it. And could the PU have had a worse angle? Completely screened.
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    Shoes for Football

    A lot of guys seem to be buying the UA Ultimate Trainer turf shoe, but I tried it and found the heel drop to be too excessive and flat for me. I went with the UA Deception Trainer, but the tread isn't quite as aggressive as I'd like for grass, especially some of the poorer fields I may see. The NB baseball shoes are very good as well, no reason they can't do dual purpose. I have a pair of Adidas Turf Hogs, but they bend so easily that sometimes I get a mild case of turf toe with them. And they're hard to clean with mesh and a weird matte finish leather/pleather. Honestly, whatever you're using for base shoes will probably work just as well.
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    NFHS Malicious Contact?????

    Targeting! Hell yes, it's MC. I'm surprised there's even any debate on this.
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    Dropped 3rd strike

    No, regardless of when the runner from 3rd crosses the plate, if the batter/runner is put out before achieving 1st base, no run can score. Same answer if the catcher had thrown to 3B or 2B to put out the forced runners before they achieved the base to which they were forced to advance.
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    Pickoff to F5: Balk ?

    It's umpire judgment whether 10-15 ft away from the base is 'close enough' to constitute being 'at the base'. ETA: Doh! Totally didn't notice that you said the pitcher stepped off, thanks @Tksjewelry. So let me amend my answer to say: what she said.
  14. To add on, in OH we only have 1 option for HS games - red t-shirt with navy shirt that has state logo on it. For summer, just match....black and cream are common, but so is powder blue. Some guys have red, but I don't have it so it's never worn in my games . I can't recall ever seeing a navy (blank) shirt in the summer. A good number of guys have the MiLB style powder and black with the white piping, and a small but increasing number have the new MLB style with the charcoal/black panel. And then there are the small % that have....unique....styles, like camo or pink, but don't really ever see that outside of guys that know each other and do kiddie ball. So, to make a long story boring, don't sweat it, just match.
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    Time between games

    Tell him you'll get there when you get there....that's outrageous. This kind of nonsense really happens on a regular basis? Screw that....