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  1. Not specific to the call noted in the article, but many of the times they want 'clarification' seems to be on easy, black and white rulings that most umpires would not feel need to be explained.
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    Another Force play slide INT video

    You're no fun! How else are you going to stay busy if not by reading lots and lots of EJ reports?
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    Another Force play slide INT video

    Well then... I will have to do my best this season to keep you entertained with my reports of daring and bravado! OR.... maybe I'll try to keep the EJ's to a minimum...
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    Another Force play slide INT video

    Crazy to think it has been that long already. Welcome back Steve, and congrats on the appointment as the official rules guy for the association.
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    Experimental Mechanic for tag plays at home

    The only issue I see with this positioning is that if the play explodes on you, getting a new view of the play may be difficult. However, since home is level with the ground typically, this positioning allows for the umpire to truly see if the foot of the offensive player actually touched the plate versus hovered over it. We will now be able to determining safe or out on the tag at the plate with much higher accuracy.
  6. The worst part of the story is the assailant is a former cop... How sad.
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    Horrible news - @grayhawk

    Brothers and sisters Steve aka @grayhawk has sustained what sounds like serious injuries in a freak accident. Info below from an email sent to our association members: Just this morning, Steve stopped by Windrow Park in support of two of our finest working a tournament Semi-final game. While the crew was getting dressed in the parking lot, Steve sat in one their chairs. The chair then broke, which caused Steve's neck to snap back as he fell to the ground. This created some immediate back pain, but did not appear to be serious at the time. Some hours later Steve began to lose all feeling in his legs and arms, and was admitted to Saddleback Medical Center. He is currently undergoing surgery to remove a disc in his back that the Dr's feel is causing the inflammation on the nerves which led to his condition. I briefly spoke w/ Steve and his wife, Christine, just before surgery, and they said assuming all goes well, another surgery will be needed to insert pins & screws. The recovery process could take a very long time. I know Steve personally and I know that many of you have formed a relationship with him via this very site, so I know many of you would want to know about this tragedy and would want to add him to your prayers. @Magic who is also our association VP I am sure is in contact with his family as well. When additional information is available, I am sure one of us will share it.... Prayers to Steve and his family.
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    Little League

    Sorry guys, I read this as R3 coming home, not R2.
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    NFHS Malicious Contact?????

    Guess the wiring was right all along then. My mentor will be so proud!
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    Little League

    If the runner from 1st was ruled safe, regardless if when the play originally happened, or after the umpires got together and changed the call, the runner from 3rd scores. There would be no rule supporting calling the batter/runner safe and putting R3 back at 3rd. If this play happened with 1 out and the B/R was out, wouldn't R3's run count then? Same outcome when he is ruled safe with 2 outs on the board. With a runner on 3rd, U2 should be in C. I am envisioning that the offensive team believed that F3 pulled his foot, so they asked U2 to get together with his partner and see if he had any information. If the PU saw F3 not touching the bag, then he would share that info with his partner who then, based on this new information, could change his original call from out to safe. This happens quite often since from the C position, especially when working outside the infield, the field umpire often is straight lined with the throw and cannot tell if F3 pulled his foot or not. The goal here is to get the call right.
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    NFHS Malicious Contact?????

    When I see the MC, my first reaction is normally calling time. I'll have to rewire my brain to change the order.
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    NFHS Malicious Contact?????

    That's obstruction - point. Time! Thats MC! You're out. Your EJ. Other runners... back to TOI bases.
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    MLB Umpiring Life

    Also... the UFEL has former MLB umpire Bob Davidson regularly contributing to the site now... maybe log in there and ask Bob directly.
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    Out ruling

    Hugo, Both of your scenarios are essentially the same as the 3rd out is made by a forced runner who failed to achieve the base they were forced to. The timing of R3 scoring does not matter in either case, so 3 outs, no run scores. Change your second scenario a little... R3 crosses home. R1 achieves 2nd base just prior to the throw and is safe but he over-runs 2nd and is immediately tagged for the out. Now you have a time play since the force on R1 was removed by him getting to 2nd safely. Now the question is did R3 touch home prior to R1 being tagged out. See the difference?
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    Unsportsmanlike Conduct Ejection

    Our group, as much as we get tired of doing it does inspect helmets and bats prior to every game. But even if we did not... this late into the season and the tournament, a 2.75" bat should be a well known no-no.
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    Unsportsmanlike Conduct Ejection

    The EJ for the coach during the tournament throws people for a loop... they think it is an out and a don't do that again... problem is, this is the big tournament and LL does not take kindly to what they consider cheating. All equipment is looked at prior to the game, so how did that 2.75" get in there, humm?
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    Pitcher Covering Home on Wild Pitch

    In LL this would not be correct. There is no 'in the act of' provision so the question is pretty simple. Did the defensive player have the ball or did he not? If he did, then he can be anywhere he wants to be. If he did not, and his act of being on the plate, in front of the plate (towards the 3rd base side), etc caused the runner to deviate, alter course, slow down etc, then you have OBS.
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    Unsportsmanlike Conduct Ejection

    I love it.
  20. Don't knock the balloon! Used one the other day in a LL Sectionals game... 8/9/10 year old kids and I did not want to end up looking like an advertisement for a battered men's shelter!
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    Situation From the Other Day

    DOH!!!!! Sorry man! going to edit that right now!!!!
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    YOU make the call.

    Wait... the ball hit the ground. Throw flag! Intentional grounding! 15 yard penalty!
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    YOU make the call.

    What did the goalie do next?
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    @Grayhawk GoFundMe

    @Umpire in Chief @Thunderheads Please sticky this thread so it is easily available for all.