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Mudisfun last won the day on April 11 2017

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About Mudisfun

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    OCBOA, D62 Staff Umpire, Pacific Coast
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    Supply Chain and Warehouse Manager, Multi Media Operator
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  1. Time to update this one... Grandal just went bye bye as well... 3 in one game, all arguing balls and strikes. I am a HUGE Dodger fan... sorry Grandal... that was a strike.
  2. Funny F2

    A melting snowflake? I doubt it... no way some 12 year old kids Mom would let you try and teach that kid the old fashioned way. You would be better off sending a memo...
  3. Third out run scored

    Yes... in addition to the pitcher hit so many batters he must be removed (in LL there is no such rule), hands are part of the bat and a myriad of other rules myths.
  4. Baseball bat play

    The bat is ejected from the game for poor sportsmanship and unintentional interference by just lying there. J/K Nothing here... just a bad throw and a coincidence that it struck the bat lying on the ground.
  5. Dropped third strike

    Your response here is 'absolutely, you are correct sir. I wish to file a protest for a misapplication of the rule, please put a P in the book' and then walk right back to your dugout without another word. Give him zero ammunition to eject you, do it right in front of the scorekeeper so when this comes to the protest group, they can be witness that you said ZERO to the umpire with a power trip and a poor grasp of the rules he is tasked with enforcing. Walk back to your dugout and play on.
  6. Third out run scored

    Yes, he was wrong. Tagging a forced runner is the same as touching the base for a forced runner. The key word in all of this is forced. When the 3rd out is made by a runner forced to advance, no run scores.
  7. Chirping Assistant

    Way obscure 'The Sting' reference... did you know Robert Redford never watched that movie until he saw it with his Grandkids 25-30 years after it was made? Thought that was interesting when he mentioned that in an interview.
  8. Interesting audio from old Mets-Dodgers game

    "Our *** is in the jackpot now..." Interesting way to say it.
  9. runners interference

    Don't argue. Protest the game. Misapplication of the rules.
  10. Batter interference

    I don't have my books with me today... sorry
  11. Chirping Assistant

    Did he get the message? If he did, fine... He already commented to you prior to the game that a big zone would be appreciated, so in effect he is 100% arguing balls and strikes by grinding on you in the 1st inning. He wants to go home... if he continues, oblige him. If he zipped it, then mission accomplished.
  12. Playing with 8?

    What Rich said... also the Player Agent keeps the list, it is (or should be) secret, there should be no postings of who is on the list or is up to play next to keep managers from trying to game the system. For the international tournament, I do not think there is a pool player list... but I could be wrong.
  13. Batter interference

    Not totally correct, he does not 'own' the batters box. As long as the batter is doing what the batter should be doing, which in the video it appears he was, then there should be no interference. In a quick pick off such as was shown, the batter cannot just vanish. However, make the scenario a pass ball, R3 coming to the plate and the batter still in the box? Well, he no longer 'owns' that position and better be out of the way of any play, throw or defensive player or he is liable to be called for interference. I know, different than the OP, but just a point that the batter is required sometimes not to do something, or in other situations to get out of the way and not be there...
  14. Illegal Bat

    My $.02 on this... I agree with @Rich Ives... Unless that bat is dented all over, and obviously illegal and not from that one at bat, I am not reading any additional info into the fact the bat is damaged. It was not detected prior to the AB, so I am not considering it illegal prior to, but I am now aware of the issue and will consider it illegal from here on. Depending on the rule set, I will enforce the penalty as required by that groups instructions. To me this is more than a FED/OBR/whatever issue, but how to review and then react to the issue when presented. You cannot know for sure that any damage did not just happen, so why try and read that into the discovery?
  15. How to explain "how to counter blocking base"

    You can tell your runners to actually show they were obstructed when F4 or F6 is blocking the base path without possession of the ball and possibly get that call. Other than that? Slide direct to the bag and as someone said earlier, try and get the ball dislodged. Or stop trying to steal on the cannon behind the plate.