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  1. tempetoro

    Umpire Interference with a baserunner?

    I can only find umpire interference behind home plate on a throw to make a play, or a batted ball in the field.
  2. tempetoro

    DJ Reyburn with the timing!!

    Great play and great timing. Sidenote, am I the only one who gets bothered when players and assistant coaches immediately point to the dugout when they think a play was called wrong. The whole stadium knows it was close so just let the manager notify the crew chief and let the process happen.
  3. Had an interesting play yesterday while working the plate in a big varsity game. No one one, lazy fly ball to left field so I run out from behind the plate for catch/no catch. The fielder can't make the catch and comes up throwing to second base. From there I glance to see the batter runner on a potential back door play going back to 1st base, and it appeared he was tangled up with my partner who was coming inside. The throw easily beat the batter runner back to first but I guess the fielder missed the tag and my partner ruled safe. I realize my partner should have busted in immediately but he is an older veteran who works college every weekend and honestly takes shortcuts and I think believes high school games don't require a full effort. I didn't bring it up to him because I am trying to get into college myself and didn't want to put him on the spot. Defensive coach was upset but stayed in the dugout. My question is I know my partner should't have been close to contact at on that play in the first place but if for some reason an umpire does hinder a runnner, can an umpire call umpire interference and protect the runner back to the bag?
  4. tempetoro

    Should the base umpire intervene?

    Thank you that does help.
  5. Had a JV game yesterday with an older umpire who also works big high school games in our area. No one on and the batter hits a line drive shot down the left field line. I bust in and see my partner throw his hands up "FOUL BALL!" The third base coach jumps up and shouts no way! After I get back to my spot I turn to see the third base coach walking down the left field line where he stops about halfway to the fence and points to a spot where he says the ball hit. My partner behind the plate just ignored him and put the ball in play before the coach started walking back to his box. My question is what should I have done as a base umpire in that situation? Is it ever okay for the base guy to get involved in situations like this if it is no where near him? Everything was so far away but had I been the plate guy, I would have warned the coach to stay here then dumped him if he continued walking down the line.
  6. I found these on Eastbay with an automatic 20% off for $59.99 and free shipping. I'm not sure how long the sale is but these look good and comfortable. Anyone every try these?
  7. tempetoro

    Black and Blue

    I just finished the camp in Sacramento. Great time and huge amount of knowledge! The instructors were awesome and the camp had a great brotherhood vibe!
  8. tempetoro

    HSM Help

    My current mask says to replace every 2 years and it has been 3. I kind of feel this is BS but I want to make sure my equipment is always in working order and don't want to have to worry about it I've looked at the Force 3s online but I really like my Wilson and it has served me well so I'd like to stay loyal to their masks. Thanks for the information. I didn't realize the baseball version wasn't steel and skimped on some quality of the umpire version.
  9. tempetoro

    HSM Help

    Hello Gentleman, I'm in the market for a new HSM. I've used the Wilson steel shock 2.0 the last 3 seasons and love it. I'm looking at various sites and like the look of the same mask in matte black but it is listed as a catcher's mask. I was hoping someone here can tell me if there are different or the same with different paint. I think the only difference and I could be wrong is the baseball style does not have leather for the forehead pad. Here are the styles... What I currently have... https://www.amazon.com/Wilson-Shock-Steel-Umpires-Helmet/dp/B001MA6JS4/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1472505935&sr=8-4&keywords=wilson+shock+mask What I would like (in black) https://www.amazon.com/Wilson-Baseball-Catchers-Helmet-Large-X-Large/dp/B005Y04LGK/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1472505935&sr=8-6&keywords=wilson%2Bshock%2Bmask&psc=1 Thanks guys!
  10. tempetoro

    Player HBP 4 times

    HS Varsity. I am the BU and the VT #3 batter gets hit by first pitch. His second time up, same thing. VT parents start getting upset as no one else has been hit. 3rd time up (new pitcher) same kids gets hit again. Parents really upset and VHC comes out to talk to PU. He says "I'll take care of it." In between innings I go talk to my partner and ask if he has seen anything that would cause the hit by pitches and if he is going to issue a warning. He tells me in his judgement there has been nothing to indicate that it is an intentional act. No stare downs, bat flips, hard plays etc. He's a more experienced umpire so I just say okay and take my position. Sure enough, next time up the kid gets hit again and the VHC and parents are irate. My parents address the fans and throws one out, tells the coach to get his fans in order and IMO loses control of the game. Luckily it was the last inning and the VT ends up winning. Had I been the PU I would have issued a warning after the 3rd hit by pitch citing unsportsmanlike conduct. I know the OHC would be upset but I think hitting a kid the first pitch 3 times in a row in my judgement is intentional and I am giving them the benefit of the doubt by issuing a warning instead of ejecting. My question is, what can I do as the BU as far as warnings without stepping over the PU? I felt powerless as I didn't want to come in and issue a warning after the PU had been so adamant against it.
  11. tempetoro

    3 Man Mechanics

    The playoffs start next week here in Nevada. Does anyone here have a good power point or reference for a 3 man mechanics reminder?
  12. tempetoro

    MLB Polos This Season

    I'm in my third year of umpiring so I have only ever worn the "pro style" polos with the piping on the side as they were always available on multiple sites with multiple brands. My question is, will Majestic release this years polos available for purchase or how long after an MLB change does Smitty or Honigs offer their version of pro style? This years MLB polos have grown on me and would like to purchase some when they are available.
  13. tempetoro

    Fist bump

    "Skip I had a great angle from very deep 3 base line extended and saw daylight. NO BUMP!"
  14. tempetoro

    When to Kill Type 2/B Obstruction?

    On this play if the runner is obstructed before 3rd base and does not attempt to run home because of the obstruction, does he get awarded home or does he have to attempt to get to the plate to be awarded home?
  15. tempetoro

    Dropped 3rd Strike Check Swing

    Thanks. The batter taking off so quickly caught me off guard. Next time I'll nail it.