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  1. I'm not sure exactly HOW it happened, but last week between innings I looked down and saw a small hole on my Smitty pants leg at the mid point of my shins. I took a ball off of the leg earlier in the game. I can only assume the high seams of the Wilson 1010's we were using hit me just right and ripped a hole. Very disappointed. Hopefully the tailor can fix them up without it being too noticeable.
  2. In great condition. Lightly worn. Yours for $35 bucks shipped!
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    East Coast Stadiums

    For the Nationals Park, I would take the Green Line metro from Greenbelt to Navy Yard Station (unless you are going to do other things in DC). Or drive to Anacostia Station and it's just one stop to Navy Yard. Camden Yards has the best ball park tour I've seen. They take you in the umpire locker rooms and in the dugout. If you are lucky the head groundskeeper (I think the only female in the MLB) will stop by and chat. Monument Park is inside Yankee Stadium and opens when the gates open. There is usually a LONG line so get there early. I noticed you didn't mention a stop at Citizens Bank. I'm not a fan of that park so I don't think you are missing much. The one East Coast stadium I haven't been to is Marlins Park, but I'll be there next month. Anyone with tips to that park?
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    30 Game Suspension

    Whitecaps shortstop Danny Pinero was suspended five games
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    Run scoring on third out

    Of course, of course!
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    Run scoring on third out

    It is treated the same as an appeal play. For example, bases loaded, two out, and R2 misses 3rd, defense appeals and no runs score because R2 was forced. Same thing with a runner out of his base path. It is technically an appeal play, but as noted in the NFHS case book, "The umpire calls the runner out without waiting for the defensive player to call attention to the act."
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    Non-Compliant Batter

    Unless the previous pitch meets one of the specs that allows the batter to legally leave the batter's box, (swing and miss, catcher misses ball, etc.) the batter does not get 20 seconds to get back in the box. In my opinion, the easiest and most rule friendly remedy is to instruct the batter to keep one foot in the box. When he gives you that "arrogant" look, call a strike. No need for the pitcher to even throw. Then tell him again to get a foot in the box. After another sneer, call another strike. Then you get to eject him and his coach! 7.3.1 If the batter leaves the batter’s box, delays the game, and none of the above exceptions apply, the plate umpire shall charge a strike to the batter. The pitcher need not pitch, and the ball remains live.
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    Well, I never...

    Can we please keep the discussion civil? As for the ejection, since we weren't there and were not privy to the antics or volume of the assistant coach, this may have been a bona-fide no brainer ejection. I don't see anything wrong with this EJ. Beginning this season in NC, this is an automatic ejection for an AC, no warning, no questions asked.
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    Unsual Double Play.

    He wasn't traded. That dummy Haywood Sullivan put Fisk's contract in the mail the day after the deadline, making him a free agent. Pudge and Yaz were my childhood idols! You were mad at Haywood Sullivan!
  11. NFHS Baseball Umpires Manual #43. VI. THE PLATE UMPIRE: ....For plays at the plate, the plate umpire should first set up a few steps behind the plate and on the third base line extended through the plate, and then adjust a few steps to either side depending on the throw and the play. The plate umpire needs to establish a clear line of sight through the play and not be screened from the play by either the catcher or the runner. On a play at home in which the runner misses home plate and the catcher missed tagging the runner, the umpire will make “no call.” Following the play and subsequent action, if the defense makes a valid and legal appeal, the plate umpire will then call the runner out. NFHS Softball Umpires Manual PLATE MECHINICS: Appeal at the Plate. If a runner misses home plate and the catcher misses the tag, the umpire should hesitate slightly to allow the players to finish the play, either the runner reaches to tag the plate or the catcher reaches to tag the runner. If no tag is made, the umpire should declare the runner SAFE. If a proper appeal play is made by the fielder, by either touching the runner or the plate with the ball prior to the runner touching the plate, the umpire should then declare the runner OUT.
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    NFHS Extra Hitter

    It is "implied" that the lineup constitutes the batting order. 4-2-1 states that you must have 9 players, not 10, 14, or 275. The DH and the player for whom he is batting are in the same slot. 3-1-4 A designated hitter and the player for whom he is batting are locked into the batting order.
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    NFHS Extra Hitter

    NFHS 4-2-1 Each team must have nine players in its lineup throughout the game (see 4-4-1f Note 2). Otherwise, the game will be forfeited. There is your rule against having 10 batters.
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    Transaction Experience Thread

    Bought a Majestic convertible from gnhbua93 Great transaction!
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    Local Rules Strike Again!

    Don't know if I need to post this in rules or War Stories. I have a 15U dbl header on Monday at a league I haven't been to in a while. So I go to their website to see how the good board members have decided to change their local rules since the last time I was there. At the top of their rules page for the 15U level, it says their particular brand of baseball is played under Pony, FED and Babe Ruth. Then a few bullet points down it states that the rules should be followed in order of local, Pony, High School, then Major League. Because of course, if their local rules don't cover it, the Pony book will. But forget that part in the Pony book that says follow OBR rules. Because then we follow FED. But you know, they forgot to write a few chapters in the FED book. So anything that isn't covered in that, we will go back to OBR. I am seriously tempted to write them before the game as ask them if they have any clue as to what they are doing. But anyway, back to my situation. Any ideas on how you would handle the plate meeting? I assume we are going to play PONY rules.
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    HBP Sitch

    I had this same sitch last week, but I was POSITIVE the ball was a strike. HS summer league game, 0-2 pitch. The first pitch of the at bat was similar, only the kid didn't put his head so far down and the ball didn't hit him. 0-2 pitch was a looping curve, kid puts his head directly over the plate, eyes looking straight down. Ball hits him on the back of the helmet. As for my mechanics, I called "Dead Ball", pointed and said "That pitch was a strike, you're out" and gave the hammer. Not sure I did that correctly, or would have been ready for that sitch if he hadn't ducked the first pitch. Not a word from the OC.
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    Stepping on your partner's toes

    ​But at the moment the play is happening, you don't KNOW that the BU even saw the OBS. He may have been following the ball to CF. Just like the scenario kstrunk alluded to earlier on a FPSR where BU is tracking a ball to F3 and doesn't see an illegal slide. I'm of the opinion that waiting till play is dead, then meeting with BU, and THEN having him rule OBS only makes BU look bad. And if you wait and BU doesn't make the OBS call, it makes BOTH of you look bad.
  18. If I remember correctly, the "mutual agreement" provision is a FED basketball rule. No such language that I know of in the baseball rule book. It's entirely possible NJ has disallowed this provision or created their own, but if not: Rule 4, Section 2, ART. 4 . . . A state association may adopt game-ending procedures that determine how games are ended, including suspended games. However, if a state does not adopt game ending procedures, by mutual agreement of the opposing ­coaches and the umpire-in-chief, any remaining play may be shortened or the game terminated. If a state association has adopted game-ending procedures, only those game-ending procedures may be used, should the opposing coaches wish to terminate a game. You're right! He deserved the beatdown!
  19. If I remember correctly, the "mutual agreement" provision is a FED basketball rule. No such language that I know of in the baseball rule book.
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    What happens without proper head height

    A bit off topic, but concerning a worst nightmare scenario: Last year in a HS summer league game, I was PU when a RH batter hit a rope down the LF line. I cleared the catcher and was down the line only a couple steps when I set and called the ball foul. I was in the process of turning to go back behind the plate when I heard WHOOSH! right next to my ear. It couldn't have missed me by more than an inch. The batter never took a step towards first, and was already doing a MONSTER practice swing. I will admit, I was a bit shaken up. There was no doubt that if that bat had hit me I would have had major damage.
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    NCAA 2015 Videos

    Absolutely. Tough break for F2.
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    Runner ejected

    Actually, it's the last BATTER not on base.
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    What happens to batter-runner?

    8.2.7 . . . A batter-runner who reaches first base safely and then overruns or overslides may immediately return without liability of being put out provided he does not attempt or feint an advance to second. A player who is awarded first base on a base on balls does not have this right. In other words, a BR awarded first base on a base on balls is not protected from liability of being put out for over running first. Correct. I see it at least twice a year in games that play under FED rules. When I was a coach, I instructed my F2 to throw to F3 after a BB when the BR was sprinting down to first. I would tell the umpire beforehand that we would do that so (1) they wouldn't be caught off guard and (2) to make sure they knew the rule. Got quite a few cheap outs that way. I feel kinda bad about it now.....