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Richvee

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About Richvee

  • Birthday 09/30/1961

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    Sussex County, NJ

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    NJSBUA NJSAB
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    optician
  • Types/Levels of Baseball called
    Baseball only. 95% 15+ travel, HS Varsity and adult
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  1. Interesting Plate Stance

    far be it from me to criticize, but how the heck does he see the outside corner?
  2. Batter interference Rangers A’s

    How on earth can you catch for world championship major league baseball teams, announce major league baseball for 30 years after that, and STILL not know the rules....CATCHER'S RULES for God's sake. Not only does it irritate me, Fosse should be embarrassed beyond belief.
  3. Batter interference Rangers A’s

    And we wonder why myths perpetuate.
  4. 2 out, everyone leaves the field

    As they're running off......"That's only 2, guys" Yeah, strikes and outs are great, but they can't be imaginary.
  5. Slot Position - Batter Hugs Plate

    I've been instructed by some of the same guys as @Kevin_K. I'm not a fan of "up and back". That puts you in a bad spot to get clobbered by foul balls. I try to keep my head on the inside corner of the plate, and below the batter's hands. In, and as low as I need to get a look. If it's real bad, I might be able to talk with F2 between batters and tell him "hey, If you set up a bit less inside I'll get a better look that those close pitches." Seems to work for me.
  6. Biggest blowout ever?

    sub varsity I'll stop any time the 2 coaches agree. There's no state tournament seedings at steakif the game doesn't count because we stopped before 5.
  7. Interference on Double Play Attempt

    Yep..That's what I was referring to,just used the wrong terminology. I agree here..Calling the FPSR for going in standing up is without a doubt a HTBT situation almost every time we're not talking about R1 just plowing through the middle infielder at the bag.
  8. Interference on Double Play Attempt

    he did not legally slide, AND he hindered the fielder's opportunity to throw or his throw to first. That's INT in FED.
  9. Base Award

    Ok. I've got this part..TOT. But in the above example, no mention of where BR was TOT To clarify, We are not assuming BR "occupies" 1B right away due to the award. When the throw is made, he must physically be on or past 1B to be awarded 3B . Correct?
  10. Biggest blowout ever?

    Unfortunately, that's only valid if the state hasn't adopted game ending procedures. 4-4-2................... By state association adoption, the game shall end when the visiting team is behind 10 or more runs after 4½ innings, or after the fifth inning, if either team is 10 runs behind and both teams have had an equal number of times at bat. NJ has adopted the 10 after 5 rule. 4-4-4..................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.
  11. Base Award

    Interesting...So even though it's a base award due to the BB,the runners get 2 bases TOT. SO in my above example, score R1, BR to 2B. Strange play I never really thought about before.
  12. Biggest blowout ever?

    Had one of those 20-0 after the 1st inning games this year. Losing team HC wanted to know if we had to play 5. (Only 10 after 5 rule here in NJ). I figured we needed to complete the game in order for the winning team to get credit. Last thing I wanted was some other school getting wind that the game wasn't played to completion and the winning team lose a win over it. Winning team coach had his kids take legitimate AB's and then wonder off the bases to get picked off or trying to stretch singles into doubles, etc. It was ugly.
  13. Base Award

    Ok,I have bait on my hook, and I'm not catching anything. Are we saying the BR gets 3B IF AND ONLY IF he has touched 1B, even though it was an award? Otherwise just 2B? What if we throw in an R1 into the equation? R3, R1, Ball 4 is thrown skips away from F2 up the line. F2 throws home to retire an advancing R3 and throws into DBT. At the TOT,R1 had reached 2B and BR had NOT reached 1B. Score R1 and put BR at 2B? Anyone have any cites on such a play?
  14. What is the Correct Call

    Hopefully......But you are assuming they didn't scream at the umpire(s) That the batter was at 1B before it went foul and he should get the base. .I've heard parents scream about stranger things...
  15. Base Award

    Interesting question. I follow your logic. 2 bases TOP make sense, but something's telling me maybe BR gets 3B....TOT. At the time of throw BR was already awarded 1B without liability to be put out, so he gets 2 from there? I don't recall ever reading such a case play, or discussing such a play.
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