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blue23ll last won the day on April 12 2018

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About blue23ll

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  1. blue23ll

    Orange Riddell

    Under a blue shirt you would look like the Denver Broncos
  2. blue23ll

    Tag-up Responsibilities

    As mentioned, the runners 'tagging up' is not the same as them advancing to the next base. In this situation, U1 has all runners tagging up, PU has R2 advancing to third. Catch/no-catch doesn't change, Fair/foul doesn't change. PU needs to tell U1 if he's stuck on the line on a fair/foul to RF.
  3. blue23ll

    Play at the plate..... He's gotta slide!?!

    I know that certain leagues will have 'house rules' that include a 'must slide' rule. Some boards like to think they are making the game safer, when in fact its just the opposite.
  4. blue23ll

    Even 90º+ Gets to the Best of Us

    Being originally from California (East bay area), I got used to 90+ days. Now in Washington state, it's not that bad, but we tend to forget to hydrate when the hot day or two arrives.
  5. There is no reason to have him come out at all. Just ask for the sub for the ejected player and move on
  6. And if they dumped the manager as he was coming out, they will stop coming out.
  7. Gotta love the announcer " the umpire makes a mistake and the player pays the penalty".....if you don't open your pie hole and argue balls and strikes you stay in the game...simple enough for a ball player to understand?? Maybe not.
  8. Wouldn't that balk be seen better by U1? He has the better angle?
  9. blue23ll

    Calling Balls/Strikes Early

    It is highly probable that if you had mentioned it to him, nothing would have changed. Quite possibly it might have irritated the umpire and it might get worse. Let him call his game, you can't change his mechanics by having a discussion.
  10. Perhaps the other 3 umpires also only made verbal calls?
  11. The odd part to me what why the call was so delayed, maybe we missed someone actually calling it on the video.
  12. blue23ll

    Tragic murder of one of our own

    I read with sadness that news report and I knew that Capt Rosa was a special man. I now know why, he was our brother.
  13. Great job Tripper....the Cubs catcher didn't help you out very much though, pulling those pitches up. Makes the pitch look like its out of the zone...