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Cav last won the day on January 31 2016

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  • Birthday 03/18/1949

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  1. Jon

    Only in my games do things like this happen. And then they do so with uncanny regularity. Thanks for the spell check.
  2. Out, return runner or other

    No, I wrote "baring" on purpose: I would rule intent to interfere with F2's throw if the next hitter came to the plate and deliberately exposed himself. Larry Barnett used those very words to explain his no call in the '75 WS on the famous Armbrister-Fisk entanglement. OBR 6.01(d) PLAY: Batter hits ball to shortstop, who fields ball but throws wild past first baseman. The coach at first base, to avoid being hit by the ball, falls to the ground and the first baseman on his way to retrieve the wild thrown ball, runs into the coach. The batter-runner finally ends up on third base. Whether the umpire should call interference on the part of the coach is up to the judgment of the umpire and if the umpire felt that the coach did all he could to avoid interfering with the play, no interference need be called. If, in the judgment of the umpire, the coach was attempting to make it appear that he was trying not to interfere, the umpire should rule interference.
  3. Out, return runner or other

    B/R is doing what's he's supposed to be doing - taking advantage of F2's ambivalence. The on-deck hitter is doing what he's supposed to be doing - coming up to bat. Baring intent to interfere with a thrown ball, I've got no basis on which to penalize the offense. The play stands.
  4. Jon

    Yep, baring a restriction and/or an ejection. NFHS 2-21-1; 2-27-2; 3-3-1; 5-1-1 e., g,; 8-3-3 c., d.; 8-4-2 g.; 10-2-3; 10-3-1.
  5. Jon

    Yep, baring intent.
  6. Nope. NFHS 9-1-1 EXCEPTION: A run is not scored if the runner advances to home plate during action in which the third out is made as follows: a. by the batter-runner before he touches first base. .
  7. FPSR video

  8. tag out

    Nope. I've made worse, but that call was wrong as described. Keep calling them until you get them right...for the right reasons.
  9. Obstruction Question

    I invite our comments on this 6am thought: It would be reasonable to protect R1 from obstruction while attempting to advance before but not after the ball is caught by F9 in the OP. It would be reasonable to protect R1 from obstruction while attempting to return to retouch 1B but not advance after the ball is caught by F9 in the OP.
  10. Deflected Ball Base Award Confirmation

    Good call.
  11. Obstruction Question

  12. Dangling Throat Guard

    You spend mucho to protect yourself from taking a shot to all parts of your body, most of which result in non-fatal outcomes. Why would anyone not spend ~$10 to protect themselves from a shot to the front of the neck (blunt neck trauma) which can be fatal? For me, it's no brainer. https://www.utmb.edu/otoref/Grnds/blunt-neck-inj-2010-12-17/blunt-neck-inj-pic--2010-12.pdf
  13. Pitch in the dirt

    (This may be archived, but I can't find it.) Sit: Either 2 out or less than 2 out w/1B open. B has 2 strikes. Pitch bounces in before crossing the plate (typical in my games). B swings at the pitch in the dirt for strike 3 (also typical in my games) and tips the ball directly to F2 who securely gloves the batted ball (not often in my games). Q1: Is this a foul tip? I'm going with yes (NFHS 2-6-1, 2-16-2). Q2: If not, why?
  14. And if the offense were successful in "showing up the defense," be prepared for retaliation by the defensive team. It may come as soon as the next pitch. Sometimes soothing words whispered to the juked catcher ("Don't do anything stupid, Nimrod, even if your coach tells you to.") may head off inappropriate behavior at the HS level and below. (Just joking about the choice of guiding words. I'm sure you each could come up with something better.)
  15. Strike Call

    I heard (not recently) that the scissors was a prohibited plate stance in MiLB and schools. The reason I was given was that the stance left little cushion to the upper neck bones when taking a "big league" shot to the mask. In fact, it "pre-loaded" the neck structure with an "unforgiving" rigidity.