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  1. No only is your pitcher done, HM, but so are you.
  2. Babe Ruth FPSR question

    Thanks, Senor Azul, I did miss that, although I'm not sure how much guidance it provides in answering the question. Considering that the next sentence talks about "the accepted standards of safety," I still find it odd, though, that the actual playing rules don't mention a FPSR or collision rule.
  3. Babe Ruth FPSR question

    Could be, I don't know. The tournament rules specifically incorporate OBR but the league play rules don't mention OBR. What does the silence mean? "Just gotta umpire" and apply OBR, regardless? I scanned the rules, looking for references to OBR, so I don't think I missed anything, but it's possible.
  4. Babe Ruth FPSR question

    I don't work Babe Ruth ball, so I can't answer directly, but the BRL rule book is on-line. Surprisingly, a quick search under "slide" turned up nothing: https://siplay-website-content-user.s3.amazonaws.com/Portal/2302/Content/Documents/Babe Ruth and Cal Ripken Rules/brl 2018 baseball rules and regulations ebook.pdf The rule book does reference OBR for tournament play: "All Babe Ruth Tournament Rules and Regulations are in addition to Official Baseball Rules 1.00 through 9.05." But unless I missed something...how odd, no specific FPSR or collision provision for regular, league play.
  5. I can't speak to FED, but OBR, Comment to Rule 8.02(c): "Baserunners must be alert to the possibility that the base umpire on appeal from the plate umpire may reverse the call of a ball to the call of a strike, in which event the runner is in jeopardy of being out by the catcher’s throw. Also, a catcher must be alert in a base stealing situation if a ball call is reversed to a strike by the base umpire upon appeal from the plate umpire. The ball is in play on appeal on a half swing."
  6. Little League leaving early

    I'm not sure if this is the official citation, but 7.13(c) reads, in part: "(c) when any base runner leaves the base before the pitched ball has reached the batter and the batter bunts, hits a ball within the infield or advances on an uncaught third strike, no run shall be allowed to score. If three runners were on the bases and the batter reaches first base safely, each runner shall advance to the base beyond the one they occupied at the start of the play except the runner who occupied third base, that runner shall be removed from the base without a run being scored." The LL RIM has a case play: "Bases loaded and any one of the runners leaves his/her base early. Ball hit to shortstop that goes through his/her legs onto the outfield grass. Ruling: All runners advance safely. One run will score because the ball was not valued as an infield hit. Remember, the ball must stay in the infield to use 7.13(c)."
  7. Rain, Cold, and Questionable Field Conditions

    I would not cut corners on potential safety issues.
  8. Umpire interference

    walkintall, grayhawk means here: http://umpire-empire.com/topic/70397-msu-alabama-batters-interference/
  9. 5 plays in baseball

    AA, I think #4 is "Knock it off!"
  10. Siganals: one or two hands?

    Leave it to Senor Azul to provide the authoritative answer! Right on the money: The 2017 NFHS signals can be found on-line (www.nfhs.org/media/1017816/baseball_umpires_signals_2017.pdf); there is the diagram as he describes and the caption reads, "Left hand indicates balls followed by the number of strikes thrown on the right hand. Verbally give count."
  11. Preferable, perhaps, but not always practical. Hence, my suggestions about training alternatives.
  12. Coach visit between innings

    I do a lot of kiddie games (9-12 y/o) under modified OBR rules, but I'm likely, however, to employ the FED approach to this issue because the games are only helped along by some teaching in real time. Avoid delay, keep games moving, but don't be OOO.
  13. For a new umpire, training does not necessarily entail a major commitment of time and money. If Oshaa holds clinics, that would likely suffice for a start, at least until you decide you want to go further. Through Oshaa, you may also develop mentors, to whom you can also address questions.
  14. What noumpere said: angle over proximity. But you can't anticipate too much: suppose F6 throws to third to get the breaking R2--you have the first play in the infield. By the way, no way you would (or should) get from C to A; I think the coach meant B. In any event, don't initiate conversations like this with a coach who has been barking at you--nothing good will come of it.
  15. Siganals: one or two hands?

    I don't work FED, so I don't know if NFHS has an umpire manual, but if you belong to an association that mandates one or two hands, do what it requires. Otherwise, do what you wish. Every umpire--everyone!--around here uses two hands. Why do "older umpires" think it's necessary to micromanage like this?