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  • Birthday 11/26/1965

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  1. Kevin_K

    What Levels Use 3-Umpire Mechanics?

    @ilyazhito....You might want to take a look at this group: Mid Atlantic Collegiate Umpires They work in congress with United Collegiate Umpires
  2. Kevin_K

    Dp/Flex lineup

    What is this "softball" you speak of?
  3. Kevin_K

    Glove Movement by Pitcher

    If they are twitching they are moving. If they are moving they are not set. If they never come set in the stretch, they balk. If they stop and then twitch, they balk. I prefer to keep it simple, mainly because I am nowhere smart enough to out fox a a club house lawyer. DHC: What did he do? K_K:" Stop-Start!" or "He did't stop!" KISS
  4. Kevin_K

    To see or not to see

    And even that didn't work!
  5. Kevin_K

    To see or not to see

    Scissors? Is that still allowed?
  6. Kevin_K

    To see or not to see

    Never move to the outside shoulder of the catcher unless you are willing to make a permanent career change to finger painting. Moving out puts you in the kill zone for foul balls. I have been taught to move up. Sometimes you will not see a pitch until F2 catches it. Use all the information you have at that point to call the pitch. If F2 catches it like a strike call it a strike. At first, it is hard to trust yourself when the pitch is not visible, but all the other aspects of calling pitches, especially timing and tracking, will give your calls legitimacy. Only you will know whether or not you saw the entire pitch and no one will squawk if you do everything the way you should.
  7. And, for your viewing pleasure, courtesy of NJSIAA Baseball committee: The third inning begins with Smith as F1 and Thomas as F3. B3 is 20 for 25 the last 3 years against Smith so Thomas replaces him as pitcher. After striking out B3, Smith returns to pitcher and Thomasto F3. After an out, the coach switches them again and Thomas retires B6. a. Each time Smith and Thomas becomes pitcher, umpire should allow 8 warm-up pitches. b. Smith gets his five warm-up pitches to begin the inning. Thomas gets 8 warm-up pitches and Smith gets none when he returns to the mound in the same inning. Explanation Rule Book 6-2-2 Exception For the unitiated, here is the exception: The starting pitchers may warm up by using not more than eight throws, completed in one minute (timed from the first throw). When a pitcher is replaced during an inning or prior to an inning, the relief pitcher may not use more than eight throws completed in one minute (timed from the first throw). At the beginning of each subsequent inning, the pitcher may warm up by using not more than five throws, completed in one minute (timed from the third out of the previous half-inning) (3-1-2). In either case, the umpire-in-chief may authorize more throws because of an injury, ejection or inclement weather. It is important to remember, however, that in NJ the NFHS Interpretations are immaterial as demonstrated in this 2012 interpretation: SITUATION 15: Runch, who was the starting pitcher, takes the mound in the fifth inning and takes his five warm-up throws. After getting B1 out, he changes positions with the first baseman, Lewis, who takes his eight warm-up throws. Lewis gets B2 to pop out and Runch now returns to pitch. How many warm-up throws is Runch allowed? RULING: When Runch became a first baseman, he obviously no longer was the pitcher in the game. When he legally returns to pitch later in the same inning, he is considered to be a relief pitcher. Accordingly, Runch is allowed up to eight warm-up throws to be completed in one minute timed from the first throw. (6-2-2c)
  8. Kevin_K

    NJSIAA Test Questions

    I would even go as far as asking for a case play where a ball hits a scoreboard or any other object that may be above the height of the outfield fence but over live ball territory. Are there any ball parks that might fit this bill? Perhaps a college field shoehorned into a section of the campus where another building may extend into the field of play?
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    NJSIAA Test Questions

  10. Kevin_K

    NJSIAA Test Questions

    Do you have a citation for this? I would love to be able to shove it up their ask about the inconsistency.
  11. Kevin_K

    NJSIAA Test Questions

    That would be a question for the rules interpreter. So far, he has not answered the question.
  12. Kevin_K

    Bases loaded appeal

    This question has been answered already..... several times. No runs score when the batter-runner made the third out at first base.
  13. Kevin_K

    NJSIAA Test Questions

    According to my chapter interpreter, ground rules cannot supersede rule book rules.
  14. Kevin_K

    What if You KNOW You Don't Know A Rule?

    Guys from NJ could send you the bizarre plays made up by our testing committee that occur with the same frequency as an unassisted triple play or a game where the shortstop never touches the ball during any play.
  15. Kevin_K

    NJSIAA Test Questions

    A head scratcher...... While inspecting the field prior to the game, the umpires notice that the screen attached to the left field foul pole has rotated to a position within the fence line. The Home Coach tells the umpires that they have tried to return the screen to its original position, but it won't budge. In the third inning, B1 hits a fly ball that strikes the screen on the foul pole within the field of play. It ricochets off the screen and over the fence in fair territory. The umpires should: A. Rule it a Home Run. B. Rule it a ground rule double as it struck an obstruction within the field of play. I have been advised the correct answer for this test question is B. (On the field might be otherwise) I have tried to find a rules reference and the closest I find is : Rule 8. 3.3 . . . Each runner is awarded: c. two bases if a fair batted or thrown ball becomes dead because of bouncing over or passing through a fence, or lodges in a defensive player's or umpire's equipment or uniform; or if a live thrown ball: Does hitting the screen and ricocheting satisfy the "bouncing over" reference above? I am conflicted because of Rule 8.3.3 ... Each runner is awarded a. four bases (home) if a fair ball goes over a fence in flight or hits a foul pole above the fence, or is prevented from going over by being touched by a spectator, or is touched by an illegal glove/mitt or detached player equipment which is thrown, tossed, kicked or held by a fielder; What say you?