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Everything posted by Richvee

  1. Cooooold Weather

    It's been crazy. Tuesday, 37 and snow. Yesterday was 51 and spotty sunshine and it was like heaven. It was nice to takeoff the gloves and the thermal hood for a change. Sure got my money's worth out of that hood this year. Better get warm soon...I only have 2 sets of hand warmers left.
  2. triple play???

    Once BR is retired by the throw to 1B, R1 is fee to return.
  3. triple play???

    Correct. Poor job by F3. Sounds like he could have tagged R1, or at least get him in a rundown to complete the triple play.
  4. Passing a runner on base

    No runs. All codes. Time play. There is some debate under FED (high school) rules. The consensus is call it like OBR and NCAA, unless, like @Tborze says, it's a high school game in Pa.
  5. HA! Yeah, just once. And with a lot less fanfare (pun intended) than yours. I was actually waiting for the OHC to at least question it...but not a word.
  6. Base award

    Searching for something else in the FED interps, I ran across this. It was probably discussed before, but I either don't remember it or never saw it. SITUATION 17: A left-handed pitcher attempts to pick-off the runner at first base. Simultaneously with his throw, the pitcher picks up his pivot foot and places it behind the pitcher’s plate. The throw bounces off the first baseman’s glove and goes into dead-ball territory. The base umpire awards the runner third base, ruling that the pitcher was an infielder and the award is two bases. RULING: The award should be second base; only one base. The status of the pitcher at the time he made the attempted pick-off throw was still that of a pitcher, not an infielder. After the pitcher places his pivot foot on the ground clearly behind the pitcher’s plate, his status then changes to that of an infielder. Moving his pivot foot at the same time he attempts the pick-off does not change his status as a pitcher. (6-1-3, 8-3-3d) Wouldn't this be a balk? If his pivot foot hasn't touched the ground yet, he can't separate his hands. Not to mention, if he hasn't stepped off the back, wouldn't he have to step towards 1B?
  7. Do you have a pet?

    Lost Nico last summer. 15 years old. Chow/Border Collie mix. Miss him a lot. Rescued Rocco a few months later. Pit/retriever mix. He was a stray. He's a handful, but he's learning.
  8. Base award

    I know what you mean. I always try to think to myself when I see these strange things....."If I call a balk what rule can I use to explain it"
  9. Base award

    I always thought the jump turn was equivalent to a jab step. Considered a move from the rubber. SO, no throw,balk, throw OOP, one base.
  10. Base award

    We do see this all the time,and I've never seen it balked. That said, to be consistent, if we're not balking the fake throw on this move If he steps back and throws OOP, we've got a 2 base award.
  11. How many batters are allowed to warm up between innings?

    Enjoy "managing" that lawsuit when one of those 5 guys clocks another in the head and mom and dad found out your the one who let more than 2 guys swing bats at once.
  12. leaving base

    Sometimes that 1B coach is the 15th kid on the roster's depth chart. ..Just sayin'...
  13. Still amazes me this is beyond the shadow of a doubt THE most asked question on the forum, and I've seen it exactly once in 7 years. Evidently it's happening numerous times across the country every single day. So much so that soon it should be common knowledge that this is a time play.
  14. How many batters are allowed to warm up between innings?

    There's obvious exceptions to 3-3-1i as the case book points out here. 3.3.1 SITUATION AAA: A player from Team A (who has been previously warned) hits a 3-run home run out of the field of play and wins the game by one run. The teammates of Team A rush out of the dugout and excitedly cheer for their teammate. The coach from Team B wants the players' violation of the rule to be the second violation and have the game forfeited to Team B because Team A failed to comply with the previous warning. RULING: Incorrect interpretation. By rule, no one should be out of the dugout/bench area or bullpen if not a batter, runner, ondeck batter, in the coach's box or one of the nine players on defense during a live ball. The home run is an exciting element in the game of baseball. Since the ball is dead, the teammates of the batter are permitted to be out of the dugout to celebrate. However, precautions should be taken not to interfere with the umpire's ability to see the batter touch all the bases. In fact, the players should be behind the umpire until the runner scores. I would include such things as a head coach talking with his team outside the dugout at the end of the inning as another exception.
  15. How many batters are allowed to warm up between innings?

    3.3.1 SITUATION F: During live playing action Team A sends two players out to the bullpen down the left field line to warm up. RULING: Legal, warming up a pitcher is an authorized reason for players to be outside their dugouts while play is live.
  16. How many batters are allowed to warm up between innings?

    Got it. i thought you meant using the rule to keep 6 kids from swinging bats in front of the dugout was being an "OOO"
  17. How many batters are allowed to warm up between innings?

    I think I remember seeing something in FED about multiple guys swinging bats...maybe an interp?
  18. How many batters are allowed to warm up between innings?

    perfect example of using a rule to solve a problem and not create one. 6, 7 guys outside the dugout swinging bats is not only illegal it's a safety issue. Not allowing a player that needs to use the port-o-john to leave the dugout is NOT the INTENT of the rule.
  19. leaving base

    he's out. Doesn't need to be tagged. It's called abandonment. Rule 5.09(b)(1) and (2) Comment (Rule 7.08(a ) Comment): Any runner after reaching first base who leaves the base path heading for his dugout or his position believing that there is no further play, may be declared out if the umpire judges the act of the runner to be considered abandoning his efforts to run the bases.
  20. Dislodged base

    I understand. The AR shouldn't be read that literally. if the runner is returning to the dislodged base, if he's a fair distance away from where the base should be, he's out. if he's anywhere close to where the base should be, you cannot call him out. The same principal that is applied to a following runner approaching a dislodged base. He need not touch the physical base, just the area around where it should be is sufficient.
  21. Dislodged base

    That would not be AT the base. It would be 80feet away from it.
  22. Momentary adjustments

    I try to do the same...Most coaches are receptive. Last summer I had a 12 YO coming set and having some problems looking over his left shoulder without turning them quite a bit..I was letting it go, but it would be balked in a high school game. I told the coach between innings, "he needs to work on looking over his shoulder from the set without turning the shoulders. That's going to be balked every time in a tournament or at higher levels like high school. " Coach gives me this funny look and barks with a nasty tone, "he's only 12 years old, he's in 7th grade. ..."...I walked away.Thinking to myself, "Yeah, let's not nip a bad habit in the bud now, just let 'em keep going thinking everything's fine. Good thing it was the kid's last inning because I had every intention of balking the shoulder turn next inning.
  23. Momentary adjustments

    The rules are the same , but I would say most of us call it differently depending on level, not rule set. There's plenty little things an 11YO is going to do that's a balk in HS Varsity. .
  24. F1 step towards 3rd from sent position