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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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    NJSAB, Skylands Umpire Association
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    optician
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    Baseball only. Mostly 90'...Travel, HS, and adult
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  1. I thought it was a test question
  2. Got it. keep it short. Introductions, lineups (if not done at the scorer's table), ground rules specific to the field. Players properly equipped. Sportsmanship, and If you want to add the ask for time and we'll discuss any issues...That's about it.
  3. Pet Peeve....Why do we have to talk about every hole in the fence? It's real simple..If a ball goes under, through, over a fence, we have a book rule to govern it. I really don't need to know where the groundhog dug under the outfield wall, or where the landscaper ripped a piece of chain link.
  4. You said you were doing the bases for this game? Then you stand on the fair side of home plate facing your partner who is behind home plate facing you. You don't say anything. UIC runs the pregame conference. As for the "speech"itself, If you are the plate Umpire, then it's your conference Just give them your name. get their names. Shake hands. No need for the rest of it. "Coaches, are your teams properly equipped? All jewelry including necklaces and wristbands removed?" LL tourney this is usually done at the scorers table prior to the game. No need to bring it up again. I've heard plenty guys throw this in their pregame conference. Level dependent. I guess it's not a bad idea at lower levels. Shorter is better. "Gentlemen, if there's anything you need to discuss with us during the game, please wait til action has stopped and ask for time and then we can discuss any issues." Any questions?? Good luck guys.
  5. Richvee

    Balk or no balk?

    I’ve seen it work. As a matter of fact I saw it work this year in a varsity high school game. R1 started on initial movement and got caught. He gets tagged, looks at me and says” Isn’t that a balk?”
  6. So the consensus is no balk. I told you I could be persuaded
  7. Richvee

    Interference?

    Sounds like something we would have to see. Did R 1 deliberately stop to hinder F4? Did F4 stop because R1 was in his way of cleanly fielding the ball.? Real hard to say without seeing it.
  8. So, I am sorry if you are confused but your post has confused me as well. I do not see this thread as being “all about a 4 pitched balls walk.” The thread isn't about base on balls when throwing 4 balls. Your post after the softball interp post was, and all I'm saying is that post is irrelevant to this conversation. The thread is about NO PITCH Intentional walks. .
  9. I’m confused as to why you post this. Nothing above has anything to do with a no pitch intentional walk. I cited the relevant FED rule and you cited the relevant MilBUM section on no pitch IBB. This one is all about a 4 pitched balls walk.
  10. I’m interested in the answers here. The throw was to the bag. However, the throw was also to F3 who was not on the bag and , I assume from your wording, was in no position to make a play on R1. I’m inclined to say balk. I can be convinced otherwise by an interpretation or our esteemed panel
  11. Richvee

    Time out

    And as long as you didn’t say “time”. The play stands.
  12. Here is the Fed cite Art 3 : The ball becomes dead when time is taken to make an award when a catcher or any fielder obstructs a runner, when an intentional base on balls is to be awarded, or when baserunning penalties are imposed.
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