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  1. LRZ

    Bat flip extreme

    The "penalty" part of the rule says, "The warning or ejection shall be made at the end of playing action."
  2. LRZ

    Bat flip extreme

    I don't work HS, but I found (2015 edition, on-line) Rule 3-3-1l, which calls for an ejection for "deliberately throwing a bat." Taunting and intimidating tactics fall under Rule 3-3-1f2.
  3. The 2014 LL Umpire School Rules Instruction Manual 9.03 - (a) says: "If there is only one umpire, that umpire must be an adult and shall have complete jurisdiction in administering the rules. This umpire may take any position on the playing field which will enable said umpire to discharge all duties (usually behind the catcher, but sometimes behind the pitcher if there are runners.)"
  4. For those of you who took my question seriously, please read my second post: "What I meant was: how does this work without adult supervision in the dugout and on the playing field? I forgot about using blue font. I would not continue a game without adult supervision present to exercise supervision. A banished coach does not meet that standard." I meant to question the absence of supervision, not who calls plays or strategy. The catcher peers into the dugout to get the sign from the coach. He then looks down at his chart (or whatever they are called) on his forearm and gets the right connection. He then gives the signal to the pitcher. But, hey, let's speed the game up, right?
  5. What I meant was: how does this work without adult supervision in the dugout and on the playing field? I forgot about using blue font. I would not continue a game without adult supervision present to exercise supervision. A banished coach does not meet that standard.
  6. No adult in the dugout? How does that work? Who makes substitutions, who calls play and maybe pitches?
  7. LRZ

    Slim Look CP

    I just watched a D3 college game where the PU was wearing the slimmest chest protector I've ever seen, a Pro Nine (https://pronine.com/product/cpu/). I'd never heard of it. Anyone on board have experience with this CP?
  8. LRZ

    Is an appeal usually denied?

    But as an umpire.... Much of what I (and yawetag, whose version I actually prefer to mine) deleted is implicit in the simple, factual statement and in the circumstances (as in the high tag scenario).
  9. LRZ

    Dealing with coaches

    OK, if that's your style. But I would not meet with my partner after one of us has had a banger, a controversial call or a coach arguing--it's easily perceived as reflecting uncertainty, as in "Did I get that call right?"
  10. LRZ

    Dealing with coaches

    In my experience, I don't need my partner to tell me if I appear to be off; no one knows better than I do when I'm struggling. Trouble with one team? Generally, go to the opposite foul line. One manual I have, from 2014, says 1/4 to 1/2 up the line. I usually go about halfway, maybe a little less.
  11. LRZ

    Is an appeal usually denied?

    If your partner has a better view of a play that is yours to cover, you are probably out of position.
  12. LRZ

    Is an appeal usually denied?

    First, "appeal" is a term of art, so what you are asking is not an appeal, but, as Jimurray said, appeasement. There is a difference between judgment and facts/information. There are certain calls--checked swings, swipe tags, pulled foot off the bag, catch/no catch--that you may benefit from your partner's factual input. On a judgment call, why "get help"? You think the runner is safe, your partner thinks he's out. How do you know your judgment call is wrong, your partner's right? You don't. A bang-bang play at first. BU, in the proper position, makes a call. The unhappy coach comes out: "Can you get help on that?" You want me to ask the PU, who is 90 feet away, what his opinion is? Nah, not gonna happen. As BU, I've had coaches ask me to get help on steals of second. Nope, not out of arrogance, but common sense. "Own your call," as the saying goes.
  13. LRZ

    Dealing with coaches

    That's a good point: don't paint yourself into the proverbial corner.
  14. LRZ

    Dealing with coaches

    Years ago, I was taught that the moment we crossed the white lines to umpire, we were 20-year veterans--that is, to conduct ourselves that way. So I will ask: Where are you that you are doing varsity as a rookie? How old are you? How old do you look? Do you sell your bang-bang play calls with voice and body language? How experienced are your partners? Do you talk after the game and go over any issues? Do you have a mentor, a more experienced umpire who knows the coaches and teams, with whom you can talk about these problems? Is there a procedure for filing reports following ejections? A coach bumping you? That's a definite no-no. By the way, if I were in your position, I might skip the "ignore" part of IAWE and go directly to "Knock it off!"
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