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GreyhoundAggie last won the day on September 17 2015

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    Tulsa, OK
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    Umping, Golf, Texas Rangers, hunting, etc

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    Petroleum Engineer
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    High School, JuCo
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  1. Deflected Ball Base Award Confirmation

    Thanks everyone. Appreciate the clarification not to overthink it.
  2. Deflected Ball Base Award Confirmation

    Wanted confirmation of a ruling we made from a Varsity Fed game from Monday. Bases loaded, outs don't matter. Chopper to 1st base, he comes home with the throw to try and get the force, but the ball isn't it time and hits either the catcher or batter (unsure) and deflects into the dugout. 2 base award from TOP? This is what we ended up doing. I was thinking this is correct since the deflection was not intentional or a secondary action.
  3. Shin Guards

    What mwest said. I tried these, took a skipper into the shins, it damn near dropped me. Don't offer nearly enough protection at the higher levels. I'm an F3 fanboy too, bought them 3 years ago, never had a better pair.
  4. Where to start on learning NCAA ruleset

    Congrats on the college schedule.
  5. Conan O'Brien plays 1864 style baseball

    That's freaking brilliant
  6. Strike Call

    Mine evolved thru multiple umpire camps and taking advice from some D1 and major league umpires. I don't annunciate strike, but i do ball. Mine sounds more like a short "HIKE!" But like he said, do whatever looks good and you are comfortable with, just do it crisply and loud enough.
  7. Weight Loss Group

    JSAM. I have the same evals from clinics, and from Jason as well. I need to get on this as well, not just for the opportunity to move up, but just to look and feel better on the field and in general no matter what level Im calling. I'm right there with you. Myfitnesspal is a great little app. Ive used it a ton.
  8. Saw and read this article. Pretty interesting. I'm lucky enough not to have seen this play since my really early days umpiring youth baseball. No HS team has pulled this yet. http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/20294816/skunk-outfield-how-most-epic-trick-play-history-broke-baseball
  9. 2017 Kansas City Collegiate Baseball Intro to 3-Man Clinic

    Looks like a solid lineup of instructors. I have met and been instructed by almost every person you mentioned, and they are all extremely knowledgeable and great guys. I'll have to put this on my radar.
  10. Autographed Baseball - Looking for info

    Yeah, this ball is very strange. That's why I was trying to figure out if it was a legit ball or not. where exactly it came from, etc.
  11. Autographed Baseball - Looking for info

    Ahh thanks, mistook the one signature. i think its a 61-63 yankees ball you're right
  12. Autographed Baseball - Looking for info

    Hey guys. Random one here. My buddy showed me an old baseball he has that has a bunch of signatures on it, I've been able to make out Yogi Berra, Jack Reed, but can't make out the others. If anyone can make out the other names, or let me know if the baseball looks legit I'd appreciate it. He wanted to know if it was worth anything.
  13. Texas State Tournament - Balks in winning run

    I agree. I don't have a balk here at all in FED. Not sure what that umpire saw or was calling. Unfortunate time to call that in a big game.
  14. Gaining Ground toward 2nd

    Great discussion as always. Thanks for the videos and rule cites Jason. This is one of those things i have seen called both ways, and been told to call different ways. Good to see hard proof of the interpretation.
  15. Am I crazy?

    Yeah, not sure why ended up with the plate in all 4 Saturday. And assigning who gets plates for regular games is still super strange to me. Never worked for an association that did that.