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About MDFinny

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    Elgin, Illinois

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    Varsity High School
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  1. MDFinny

    Ball thrown out of play

    So as the umpire in B, how aggressively do you point to 3rd after the ball goes out of play? I would think that by doing to too aggressively you are "instructing" the runner to go there, and not going back to 1B to re-touch? Then if called out on appeal, they can say that you told him to go there, not back to 1ST base first. But, if you tell him to go to 3RD after re-touching 1ST base, then you are helping the offense and sort of coaching the runner. Just curious how guys handle the mechanics here. Thanks
  2. MDFinny

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

    At a minimum you need to know the most important rules that are likely to come up in a typical game. It is not uncommon to have one of those "I have never seen this before things", and if it does, you will have to logically think thru it. I would say that base awards are pretty important so if you are looking for key things that you absolutely must know, that's one of them - time of pitch vs time of throw awards, etc.
  3. MDFinny

    Out ruling

    no to both. The runners being forced must reach their next base.
  4. MDFinny

    Feign to Third Balk ?

    depends on the rule set they are playing under. OBR - yes a balk. NFHS - not a balk.
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  6. MDFinny

    Late force out call

    I have to agree with CJK. Bottom line here, your coaches should have known that the runner has to advance and touch the next base. You can't blame that on the umpire or any late appeal.
  7. MDFinny

    Player Ejection

    The answer makes sense to me, I am just looking for that "Coach, by rule he must remain in the dugout" What FED rule or section reference? I am in Illinois. Also, one argument against the dugout is how he could now really rile up his teammates and cause even more trouble. In our game yesterday, the coach sent him to their bus, which worked out well. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  8. MDFinny

    Player Ejection

    Fed rules. Where is the reference in the rule book that they must stay in the dugout? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  9. MDFinny

    Player Ejection

    A player is ejected in the 3rd inning. Must he leave the field or can he stay in the dugout? And if he has to leave the field, to where? Stands, bus, go home? Where is this in the rule or case book? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
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  11. MDFinny

    WTB black plate coat

    Did u ever find one? I am interested also. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  12. MDFinny

    Powder Coated Chrome Moliben

    Still have the shins? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  13. MDFinny

    LL vs. Fed vs. OBR

    Thanks. I am also in FVB! Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk
  14. MDFinny

    LL vs. Fed vs. OBR

    Anyone have a simple reference sheet that highlights the key differences from one rule set to another? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G891A using Tapatalk