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Birdieseeker

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About Birdieseeker

  • Birthday August 12

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    New York

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    ECUA, WSBUA
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  1. Birdieseeker

    How Long Until You Felt Comfortable?

    Was that 16 year old girl from Omaha? No...she was from the Bronx. She was extremely timid and we couldn't get her to be emphatic or convincing. We kept telling her that she had to project confidence with her voice. So on her next strike call she screams, "Strike, G-d D----t!" I freaking lost it. That's pretty awesome. You seem to have brought her out of her shell. Then again, I've never met a timid girl from the Bronx! 🻠Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    NY State Clinic

    I can't speak from personal experience but my HS Association had a few guys make the trip. Seems the reviews were all positive and well worth the trip. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Birdieseeker

    Run or Slide

    Their results were closer than I thought they would be Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Birdieseeker

    Thanks

    They are called the Marlins 😃 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Birdieseeker

    Annoyed

    @ MikeSafari, we had that play making the rounds about 3 years ago. One way to remedy that bunt up the 1st baseline and runner cutting the corner is for the plate guy to not chase the ball up the line but to drop back on 1BL extended. It gives you a good look fair/foul and opens up the field for a glance at the runner rounding third Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    asking for help BEFORE you make the call?

    I've heard this done before in the OP's situation BU: "Partner, what you got?" PU: "I've got the plate!" Bravo to the plate guy. Kind of like MidAm's throwing him back under the bus Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Mask transfer.

    I have had the same thing happen to me in an evaluation game. Slow roller up the line and I switched the mask to my right hand to point the ball fair with my left. It was noticed from one of the evaluators that had just done a D1 regional. I never even realized that I had made the switch. Needless to say, the mask stays in my left hand now Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Advanced Runner on out of play

    If that's what the OP is asking then I am in agreement with grayhawk. I do not have interference here unless there is some local must slide at the plate rule Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Birdieseeker

    Advanced Runner on out of play

    I should have been more clear, the award it 2 bases from time of throw. R2 is awarded the plate Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Advanced Runner on out of play

    I'm thinking by your description of the play it's the second play on the infield so it's a time of throw award with the ball going into DBT. R2 is awarded home. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    NCAA FPSR

    All great guys, I'm having a blast hanging out with them Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    NCAA FPSR

    Thanks johnny, but I'm not working there. Going to catch a few games and see some old friends Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    NCAA FPSR

    Getting in the car for a 9 hour drive to Cary, N.C. and thinking it's gotta be 5:00 somewhere Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Birdieseeker

    Proper appeal?

    Your partner came to you and asked what you have? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Birdieseeker

    OSU/OU - stealing home (video)

    I'm glad this got brought back to life. MidAm's comments on common sense on the field are something I have worked all year on. Reading that article today in Referee just drove home the point, to me anyway, that is what separates good umpires from exceptional umpires
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