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blue23ll

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  1. Immense Plug for the Force3 Defender Mask

    So is my oven and I don't spend 3 days in it.
  2. Here in the Pacific Northwest we have had tons of rain, so naturally, the fields are not in the best shape. I had a game yesterday where there was a big mud hole in the exact spot that I start from in A. I use the standing set, and walk into the pitch, and this mud hole had me in a conundrum. I could either set up way deeper than I normally do, way out into the grass. Or, I could set up closer to the bag, which at times left me in front of F3, not ideal. Also, I have done games this season where the area around 1st base is muddy, making it treacherous to slide in for your pivot. Any thoughts on that issue? Does anyone else make such adjustments??
  3. Interesting Plate Stance

    He looks like John Tumpane, have to be young and limber for that stance! I used one that looked like this one just one time but that was right after taking a shot in the nutty buddy.
  4. Diamond Masks

    What are the differences between the Diamond iX3 mask and the Big League Ump masks?
  5. Sign stealing prevention CHI - COL game

    Discretion is the better part of valor
  6. Davis Pants

    Which pants are you referring to?
  7. Sign stealing prevention CHI - COL game

    In my day, stealing signs was something that was expected. You did it from second, you did it from the bench. If your signs get stolen, get better signs, I agree! Now peeking at the catcher was strictly off limits, and we policed that ourselves...
  8. Slot Position - Batter Hugs Plate

    Batters do it to mess with the pitchers head. When I was coaching I always told the pitchers that the plate was theirs, fire away and if you hit the batter in the arm/hand, that is on them. It is a challenge to get a good view of the pitch, I either hang in and try my best to get a view of the pitch or move up and over a bit as a last resort.
  9. I pulled a Suzuki

    Didn't your mother tell you to quit pulling your Suzuki?
  10. Diamond Masks

    So a follow-up question. I have black and silver Diamond iX3 masks with Team Wendy pads. They are light and comfortable to wear. My question, what would be the cost/benefit of going to titanium, magnesium or other alloy metals? Is an ounce or two less weight worth $100 or more dollars? Is the protection level that much better??
  11. Balk to 2B?

    Disregard this, I moved it to the proper spot. So a follow-up question. I have black and silver Diamond iX3 masks with Team Wendy pads. They are light and comfortable to wear. My question, what would be the cost/benefit of going to titanium, magnesium or other alloy metals? Is an ounce or two less weight worth $100 or more dollars? Is the protection level that much better??
  12. Ball?

    Oouchhh
  13. GROUND RULE DOUBLE?

    Of course....
  14. Out or foul tip

    "then along came Rumble"...
  15. GROUND RULE DOUBLE?

    There is no such thing as a 'ground rule' double...wait for it....
  16. Balk to 2B?

    I was just looking at some old posts by Tim too!
  17. Poly spandex in MLB?

    I hear "spandex" and I think of JLo....
  18. Balk to 2B?

    This topic has be debated for at least a decade, that I am aware of, on various forums. As you state, if his free foot moves toward second base ( and it doesn't have to be pointing AT 2b), I would have a problem calling that a balk. In the OP, it sounded like the feet just exchanged positions on the jump turn, which is movement of the free foot toward 2b, in my view. Odds are, if a balk is called on a move to 2b, it's not because of anything related to him not taking a step.
  19. Balk to 2B?

    The traditional gauge for 'stepping toward the base' is the 45 degree line, which generally refer to throws to 1st or 3rd. So, what do we use to gauge whether there was a step to 2b? The fact of the matter is a pitcher doesn't have to step toward 2nd.
  20. Balk to 2B?

    Did his feet shift positions?
  21. Balk to 2B?

    It is virtually impossible to balk on a throw to 2b, unless the pitcher makes a move toward the plate, or hesitates in the move to 2b. Without seeing this actual move, its very hard to answer your question, but the odds are it's not a balk.
  22. PLEASE GET A HOLD OF THESE!!!

    Arik, I wonder when WOA will put out some sublimated jackets to go with our shirts??
  23. Should the base umpire intervene?

    The difference is between staying out of your partners business and having their back.
  24. Should the base umpire intervene?

    I did EJ a coach for a partner once. My partner was walking back to A with his back to the coach, when the coach flipped him off with both HANDS....buh bye
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