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  1. Mudisfun

    Someone put a tent on this circus?! Please

    So let's take this to the final end game... as it is now balls and strikes can be 'argued' as a judgement by the umpire. If a player gets rung out on a borderline pitch the players, managers and fans get the luxury of flaming the umpire, most of who are faceless to the majority of the crowds. Remove the human element and where are all of these people going to start placing their ire for a rung out batter on what the batter thought was a ball but according to the computer just nicked the zone by .00001 of an inch? That favorite player who some fan has elevated to God like status in their mind cannot be held accountable for making mistakes so who will become the new scapegoat for the short comings of their favorite team? Players make serious errors all of the time. They blow plays, they misread situations, they (gasp!) strike out... I don't see the outrage for them to 'get it right' all of the time. Sure some finally get sent down to the minors but if a player bats .300 he is a stud... 30% performance factor. The proportions just seem ridiculous and these talking heads demanding 100% accuracy need to be careful for what they wish for as they are looking to open Pandora's box not just on Umpires but on the game as a whole.
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    First Pro Game

    Congrats! Can we all live vicariously though you since most of us will not make that level in our avocation? Keep us updated on your experience. I bet it will be interesting reading.
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    Double play/ No double play

    Umpires erred here. Even though this is a FED reference for for A/C's leaving their position regulation XIV for field decorum and rule 2, definition of Manager support that only the Manager will represent his team to the umpires. Swarming the officials as described seems to boarder of unsportsmanlike conduct referenced in XIV. They allowed all 3 coaches to get into the action. BU should have immediately referred the touch/tag to the PU when approached as that is his call in a 2 man game. He should then have helped corral all the A/C's off the field. PU should have ordered everyone off the field other than the Manager when swarmed. If they refused to leave then EJ them ASAP. Absolutely no reason for 3 grown adults to rush the crew and for the crew to allow this to occur. The call being right or wrong at this point is secondary to reclaiming control of the field and the participants and to keep bedlam from breaking out. Once calm has been restored and adults start acting like adults then the umpire with the call can have a conversation with the Manager and then make the call or get together with his partner.
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    UE hits the field

    I love the site name... Marlboro LL Complex... Got a waiver for a can of chew at this one location?
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    HBP Sitch

    ...Sometimes you just have to umpire. Damned if you do and damned if you don't.
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    LL R3 interference on Double-Play to 1st?

    7.09e sounds like it was written with your play in mind. I would be grabbing 2 outs as well as maybe tossing R3 depending on the contact. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    West Gold TW Retro Fit Issues

    I just quick spray my gear with Lysol but try and allow it all to air dry as much as possible when I get it all home. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Protested game

    Typically the umpires are offered the game however if they take the game or not may be related to what age level your working and other assignments as well as securing the appropriate permissions from SWMBO. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. So excited to try this out tomorrow! I have been using my Honigs K1 for a couple years now but having taken a few really hard shots in 16 and 18U I decided it was time to upgrade to a full hard shell. I am stoked on the removable/washable padding and hope to get many years protection and enjoyment out of this protector. Purchased from Ump Attire of course... Fresh out of the box the Allstar 4000CPU with Delta Flex rig.
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    SWMBO........The Foul Ball Saga........

    On of our resident announcers is a retired school teacher who just loves being at the field... every foul ball is greeted with "One Dollar! Bring me the foul for one dollar!" Funny to watch the mad scramble for that dollar...
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    SWMBO........The Foul Ball Saga........

    ​Isn't that the address of one "Elwood Blues"
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    Hey Ump, You Got One Job To Do...

    I said "oh, ok, thanks for the tip coach, now here's a tip for you, one more comment like that and you'll be spending the rest of the game in the parking lot", he says "you blew that call", I tossed him. Good EJ. I don't see a paint in the corner situation as her did not give the "one more word" ultimatum... you specifically stated one more comment like what you just said and you get the EJ. If the coach pulled the old "word" reply then you have no need to toss him as that comment is not pushing the barrier that was erected. The coach purposely drove over your barrier by "going there" and making another comment specific to your call. My opinion is you gave him rope yes but he chose to use it for the hanging.
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    Dodger Stadium!

    Awesome! Have a blast... lots of history in that ball park.
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    Unorthodox Would You Wear?

    Could be worse...
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    Post game ejection

    ​What a puss...Should get demoted to youth ball if he does not have the brass to say to their faces what he said while driving away in comfort and safety... He demonstrated his ratness (yes, it's a word; I looked it up ) and is obviously an assistant coach in training.
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    LL, When does a pitcher become a pitcher

    In the OP the 3rd baseman seems like he is just the 1st fielder to p/u the ball and playing catch with 2 others including the pitcher of record who is on the mound (or immediate area). In this situation I have nothing as no one is meeting the criteria for becoming the new pitcher which is toeing the rubber and throwing to the catcher (or player in the area normally occupied by the catcher). When I see a player pick up the ball who was not the past pitcher I typically ask them if they are pitching that inning. If the answer is no I tell them to drop the ball so that we do not have an issue to sort out if that player does something really stupid like toeing the rubber and throwing the ball towards the catcher.
  17. ​Your on the right track... think a little less specific.
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    Partner From Heck

    Question on this... if you saw the interference why did you not signal and make the call yourself? Either umpire can call interference when they see it so putting this 100% on your partner seems a little unfair. As for his reaction once you two go together I think you went the right way if his demeanor was extremely defensive and close minded.
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    Bad umpiring (in my opinion)

    LL has zero tolerance for cursing on the field and run GD would most likely be directed at a player and most likely fairly loudly during a district game. 100% toss every time if I hear a coach yelling this at 11-12 year olds. Good EJ per LL standards and rules. Coach needs to restrain himself.
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    but i didnt cross the line...

    RAT. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    OBS on Play at the Plate

    What Grayhawk said... if the runner in any manner shows you that F2 in the way is hindering him then you have obstruction. Stutter step, eyes wide open with that 'what do I do now' look, stopping, slowing etc etc.
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    Just opened my Allstar System Seven CPU4000

    ​My pics at the beginning are the 15". Other than adjusting the shoulder extensions out a little the tall shoulders are the same which fit me fairly well.
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    Cliff-Keen Shirts

    I have a couple and actually think they are thicker than some of my other brands. As stated they seem to run long length wise; at least the ones I have are longer than other brands. Have had no issues with snags or wrinkles. However... YMMV.
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    Pujols safe at second, review = overturned

    ​I disagree with using 'hysterics' to define my opinion. The way the current system seems to be evolving my thought that sensors and cameras can be used to judge such mundane acts as safe and out could be a natural end play conclusion. I dislike replay in the current format as it slows the game down considerably, removes the on field official from the decision making process and relegates the final judgement to someone not in the same area code. I understand that the reviewer does not have skin in the game so to speak so theoretically their call should be unbiased which is just another step to making the game antiseptic, non interactive and as inhuman as possible; starting to sound like a video game to anyone? In my opinion the rules and tradition of the game are being eroded versus reinforced. I highly doubt there was ever any rule writer that imagined ruling a runner out on a slide when the natural motion of their slide into a base carried their body and hand off the bag by 1/8" at a speed and duration not viable to the unaided human eye due to momentum and the momentary 'bounce' of crossing the raised base. I am not living in denial nor sticking my head in the sand as you so eloquently described but sharing my opinion that in my mind replay rarely corrects a irreclaimable 'wrong' on the field. How often are you going to have to opportunity to fix a totally blown call that truly changes the course of a game to such an extent that it would be a miscarriage of justice not to over-rule the on filed decision? I am just curious who feels that such precision is truly required for a game which should be about entertainment. I am a huge Dodgers fan but my life does not really change all that much when they win or lose... and I guarantee that for every game they lose there were many, many, MANY opportunities for them to score or prevent scoring which would hold more sway to the game than just one call no matter how much of a turning that one call happens to be. Just my $.02. Like it or leave it.
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    Pujols safe at second, review = overturned

    Wow... just another nail in the umpire coffin. Wonder how long before they start experimenting with virtual umpires since the human element is slowly being removed from the game. Can't expect the players to play perfectly but darn if they expect 100% of the officiating to be spot on. When did a game require such precision? I think aerospace uses less rigid tolerances in building aircraft/space vehicles.