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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.
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    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.
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    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.)
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    batter interference

    I agree. Good call
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    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.
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    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?
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    Runner intentional interference

    Ok, maybe I'm having some brain freeze, or memory lapse, but where can I find this interp other than deliberate attempt to break up a double play, (or chance of a double play in FED). Let's say, R2, no outs, pop fly around 2B, R2 interefers with F6 catching the pop up as R2 tries to get back to 2B. Dead ball, TOI, R2 out, BR to 1B. Am I missing something??
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    Force out rule

    He's out on the first catch if the catcher had firm and secure possession of ghe baseball. Umpire judgement. If for some reason he didn't have firm and secure possession (maybe the ball rolling around the rim of the mitt, catcher juggling the ball). Then perhaps we don't have an initial force out, but if r3 never touched the plate and headed to the bench , the catcher holding the ball and stepping on the plate would constitute a missed base appeal and R3 declared out.
  17. Perhaps I should have been redundant and typed FED ONLY twice......or used larger text and bolded FED Only for you.
  18. While he's on the rubber in a pre set looking in for a sign??? I sure hope not. And in that case we've probably got an umpire who isn't real familiar with the intricacies of the balk rule
  19. This is one thing FED makes clear " pitching regulations begin when the pitcher INTENTIONALLY engages the rubber. Skuffing around, walking by and stepping on it kicking dirt in front would not be considered intentionally engaging.
  20. I'll grant you that. Neither is dropping the ball, going to the mouth on the rubber, or swinging the arm while looking in for a sign pre set ( FED only). Still balks.
  21. I'm with you at lower levels. High school and up , and probably tournament ball, I think I'm grabbing the balk.
  22. Maybe he didn't come set. But he certainly brought his hands together while moving the front leg back and then separated the hands.
  23. OP says this all happened with F1 in contact with the rubber. F1 looking in for a sign. He has to bring his hands together and his free leg closer to the rubber to remove the glove from his hand stick the glove between his legs. That's a start/ stop, or at the very least separating the hands after bringing them together and not throwing.
  24. 5.07 a (2). Preparatory to coming to a set position, the pitcher shall have one hand on his side. From this position he shall go to his set position.....without interruption and in one continuous motion