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Kevin_K

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About Kevin_K

  • Birthday 11/26/1965

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  1. Kevin_K

    Mask Coating

    What's an indicator?
  2. Kevin_K

    Batters helmet

    Next season I would venture that we will be dealing with the Stanton shield. I saw a lot of them on other than HS teams. FED 1.5.2 . A face mask/guard may be attached to batting helmets at the time of manufacture. All face mask/guards shall meet the NOCSAE standard at the time of manufacture. A face mask/guard specifically designed for a particular helmet model may be attached after manufacture, provided that procedure is approved by the manufacturer and meets the NOCSAE standard at the time of manufacture. Are they approved by the manufacturer?
  3. "As soon as he gets to first Ernie" works every time.
  4. Kevin_K

    Trying out for College

    Don't suck? And I would suggest making some phone calls to those who matter prior to just showing up at a tryout. Letting someone know who you are and perhaps having others who will vouch for your abilities on and off the field will be very beneficial to your prospects rather than just walking in off the street.
  5. Even more so if BR was not on the bag and an out was negated.
  6. Kevin_K

    Cost of Umpire Camps

    Perhaps this will help: https://www.macumpires.org/the-florida-camps/
  7. Kevin_K

    LLWS 2018

    They are making sure that he is rested and ready for the big games over the weekend!
  8. Kevin_K

    LLWS Discussion / Umpires / Plays / Etc ...

    Following a ball that comes off the bat straight, or nearly straight, up and back. Occasionally when I do this, my throat guard gets caught on my chest protector when I lower my chin after I realize there is no play on the ball.
  9. Kevin_K

    Force Play

    I might go with "The ball beat him" or "The throw didn't beat him."
  10. Kevin_K

    Force Play

    I might go with "The ball beat him" or "The throw didn't beat him."
  11. Kevin_K

    LLWS 2018

    @maineump a great call on a seed hit right over the bag top 2! Didn't rush it. Just a deliberate signal followed by a brilliant play by F5 who snared it and stepped on 3B for out #3.
  12. Kevin_K

    LLWS 2018

    The ole stee-ball in the top of the 10th in the Spain/Canada game. PU got a little bit ahead of himself and started to call a two strike curve ball a strike, came up, and balled it. Oops. Otherwise, I think he is having a good game, despite getting peppered with about 7 or 8 balls off the bat, missed pitches, balls that bounced.
  13. Kevin_K

    Problem with Force 3 shins

    I would be happy to take them off you hands if you are so dissatisfied with them.
  14. Kevin_K

    2019 Changes

    https://www.ncaa.com/news/baseball/article/2018-08-16/college-baseball-video-review-challenge-system-approved It seemed as though it would only be a matter of time before the IBB and no fake to third would be implemented. The changes on pitchers' positioning is going to be problematic unless there is a universal effort to enforce the new standards. The HBP and runners staying at their bases changes are the most interesting to me. I wonder what the penalty will be for runners leaving their bases during a defensive conference.
  15. Kevin_K

    It is all Angel's Fault

    If it was not an MLB guy calling that pitch I might make a comment about needing to track the ball all the way to the glove. Since it was an MLB guy, I will not make such a comment.
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