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Welpe last won the day on March 21 2016

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About Welpe

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    SF Bay Area
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    Spending time with my family, baseball, hockey, football, basketball, reading.

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  1. FED last time by question

    I just checked and it was Roder who, at least at one time, held that a gross miss was not correctable with last time by. Does anybody have anything more current for OBR other than the BRD?
  2. Toyota Compassion

    Having lived in Texas and called football there. They take their football seriously. [emoji6]
  3. FED last time by question

    I understand that generally however I would have sworn I read an interp for OBR that was the same as NFHS and NCAA. Maybe it was from Roder? I'll have to check.
  4. FED last time by question

    That's curious. I would have sworn it was the same in OBR.
  5. Toyota Compassion

    Yeah, they would have told him to climb in the bed. Here's a link since the other isn't working now: https://www.ispot.tv/ad/ACFb/2017-toyota-tundra-football-referee
  6. Appearance MATTERS

    Shawn is in the NFL now.
  7. FED last time by question

    "So guys Last Time By says 'that last touch corrects any previous baserunning infraction.' Does it apply to a gross miss?" "Hmmm, good point Bob, it doesn't. We should fix this." "I agree Jim, let's leave the rule alone and write a contradictory case play."
  8. FED last time by question

    This is what is known as a "gross miss" (I think Evans uses this term but somebody else can confirm). The general idea is that on a gross miss, unless the runner corrects his miss immediately, last time by will not protect him on an appeal. In other words, if he doesn't fix it immediately, he never can. And I don't think there's any actual rule support in Fed for this ruling other than the case play.
  9. Warnings and Ejections

    Alternatively you can wait for my book... "When It's Time to Be a Dick: Perfecting the Art of The Red-Ass". No known publishing date yet.
  10. What's in Your Gear Bag?

    I'm sure it's floating around the Official Forum somewhere.
  11. Anybody out there do basketball?

    This. And with 1.2 seconds, there is likely some time left on the block when the whistle is blown. The question is, was there an official that had definitely knowledge of how much time was left? Hopefully.
  12. Umpires Manual Changes

    Regarding this: Is this being taught these days in pro-school and clinics?
  13. Hands on knees between pitches

    I had my first game of the season yesterday, can you guess what mechanic I reverted back to?
  14. Latest NB plate shoes - Cleaning

    My plan is to use the tried and true Murphy's / water combo and a damp microfiber towel.