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Richvee last won the day on November 26

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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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    Baseball only. Mostly 90'...Travel, HS, and adult
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  1. Richvee

    Ump Attire Black Friday

    At the risk of a complete hijack. Some years ago my little cousin was staying over. He was rummaging through the basement and came up with box of 8 tracks and asked “uncle Rich do you have the console to play these video games”
  2. I’m a big fan of Chris. Enjoy watching him work. Got to meet him a few times at clinics and hang with him a bit the night before the clinic. Great guy. He’s been doing the fill in role a while now. He’s got to be close to the top of the list for full time.
  3. Richvee

    Shin Guards with Mid-Cut Plates

    Not an issue. As a mater of fact I've never even thought about it, or noticed how the shins sit next to the shoe. Get the force 3's.
  4. Richvee

    In field fly

    Maybe more like this.....Invariably the batter hits the next pitch out of the park Coach goes off on umpire claiming “That’s on you blue, you called him out on an infield fly and changed the call. You need to learn the rules”.....An so ends this coach’s day on the diamond.
  5. Richvee

    Bunt to Chop Swing

    We used delayed dead ball. On the off chance batter hits into a DP. Don’t want to take that away from the defense.
  6. Richvee

    Transaction Experience Thread

    Mask as advertised. Great prompt delivery. Deal with @boyinr with confidence.
  7. Richvee

    Pitcher goes to his mouth and into the glove

    And the worst part is FED insists it’s a balk because moving the hand to the mouth is the start of his motion to pitch, while moving the hand to adjust his cap is nothing.
  8. Richvee

    Bunt to Chop Swing

    I get it. All I'm saying is it's a more popular rule than a lot of local fools rules. This one has legs around the country.
  9. Richvee

    Bunt to Chop Swing

    You don't have to agree, but it's more than "local". When I was doing these levels it was rare to come across any league that allowed it. From the USABL rules (which is a bit more than "local" ) 35. No slap bunt/slashing is allowed in any 46/60 division. A "slap or slash bunt" is defined as the act of showing bunt and swinging at the pitch instead. A slap or slash bunt automatically be ruled a strike and a dead ball whether the batter makes contact with the ball or not. There's plenty "local fools" rules...I don't think this is one of them.
  10. Richvee

    Bunt to Chop Swing

    The "no slashing" rule is widely used in my area on the small diamond. I'd assume it is in other areas aswell,hence it coming up to vote at LLI so often. I don't have a problem with the rule at the rec level, but tournament time....it's time to play real baseball....(well...as real as 60' baseball can get.)
  11. Richvee

    batter interference

    I agree. Good call
  12. Richvee


    USABL in our area plays modified FED. They can bat everyone. When a player leaves the game due to injury, illness, or anything other than ejection, there is no penalty, just condense the lineup. A player ejected from a game ... an out will charged each time that place comes up in the order. As you can see, Guest Steve, there's many ways to handle this. It would depend on the league and ruleset.
  13. Richvee


    Not only what the umpire yelled, but why? Did he call a balk/illegal pitch?
  14. Richvee

    Runner intentional interference

    Ok. Let me tweek it a little. Humpback liner at F6. R2 interferes getting back to 2B. Would be back to second in plenty of time. No chance at doubling him up. R3 is on the bag at third. we still get R2 and BR in OBR/NCAA and just R2 in FED?