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  1. Call at the plate

    No such thing as a "bad call", you mean a call a coach does not agree with. Unless its something like a ball squirting loose possibly out of the umps view, no way as a PU I can envision a play where I would go to my BU on a play at the plate.
  2. Molina's Foul Tip

    Point #2...you say the play in the video is a foul ball, could not be a foul ball if the batter was ruled out? The batter was called out, the ump signalled a foul tip, so he must have thought the ball touched the mitt first, correct?
  3. Out of Baseline No Call

    I'm impressed that Nelson was able to see that missed tag from where he was standing
  4. While I know this is what we're supposed to do....say nothing unless a coach brings it up, then enforce it for both teams for the rest of the game... I hate it because as officials by not saying anything until its brought to our attention makes us look like we're missing it or not paying attention, and/or we're letting the coaches tell us what to do, at least that's the way it might appear in a game. Why can't we just enforce it when we see it?
  5. Obs, interference or no call

    On the clip the throw is coming from where you normally see RLI called, the plate area, I know the rule does not state that, but its been mentioned on this site many times that you shouldn't call RLI on throws coming say from the middle infield.
  6. Obs, interference or no call

    OP does not mention it, but doesn't this depend on where the throw is coming from, as I thought RLI can only be called on a thrown coming from the "plate area"?
  7. How is this better than a flexbelt?
  8. Thats a real stretch, he's basically down when the pitch is released. Sure I've been critical of Hernandez in past, but in this case ya the pitch is a strike, but F2 is setup on the outer half, has to reach across his body to receive the pitch, most benches expect a ball when they see that, I have no problem with the call.
  9. Balk - Dropped Ball

    Is it possible to be touching the plate, but not be engaged?
  10. Bruce was the third out after the appeal, but looks like the ump pointed and called Cabrera out?
  11. Interference on R3, or not?

    I'm BU, R3 has a big lead in foul territory by a couple of feet, ball is hit sharply down the 3B line just barely to the right of R3 (on the 3rd base dugout side), instead of avoiding the batted ball, R3 lifts his right leg and intentionally kicks the ball, while he was standing a couple of feet in foul territory, thinking, well its foul anyway. PU said ball was 1.5-2' foul at the most, when kicked. Partner calls R3 out for interference, offense complains. If it hit R3 unintentionally while foul its nothing, but because of the intentional contact, is this a judgement call, ie. R3 is out if you judge that ball had any chance of going fair?
  12. Batter interference Rangers A’s

    BI yes, but what a great sell by the catcher!!
  13. F3 Obstruction or Not?

    I guess by the strict letter of the rule, if I judged it was unintentional, and I don't call OBS how on earth do I sell this to an offensive coach who just witnessed his player tripped, and face planted into the ground, and now he's out to boot! I know its a HTBT, but it was a pretty blatant trip
  14. F3 Obstruction or Not?

    OBR, I'm BU, R1 none out, batter hits grounder to left side, throw is early but off line taking F3 up the first base line in fair territory and high, F3 jumps up makes the catch lands maybe 2 or 3 feet before 1B and just in fair territory, before B/R is reaches him, then F3 sticks his foot out (in an apparent attempt to step on the bag he argued) and trips B/R who goes tumbling down past 1B, misses the bag, then F3 tags him while BR is lying on the ground. I called OBS and left B/R at 1B. Defensive coach objects says " he did not intentionally trip the runner, he was simply looking for the base with his foot, plus he has the ball and can do whatever he wants". Was this OBS?
  15. ALCS

    I'd be more impressed if you posted the smiling indian... sorry, not supposed to refer to that.