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BT_Blue

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    Skunk in the outfield illegal

    The other popular one is the CI/Catcher Balk for the play at the plate with R3 stealing. I've has that play MAYBE twice in some 25 years on the field. But the way it is brought up on the forums. You would think it is an every day occurrence.
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    NFHS - Hit by Pitch or ???

    I had a first today! Pitch rides way in to a righty batter. The ball makes a very distinctive "ping" sound and rolls back to F1 who easily throws out a stunned batter at first. What makes this a first for me you ask? It is that I can not recall in over 25 seasons of baseball, ever having a pitch ride in and catch ALL knob of the bat! Not a single piece of hand, batting glove, NOTHING!
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    Ball 4 Balk

    @Jimurray with the silver lining! Lol
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    Skunk in the outfield illegal

    What's funny... I was talking about this to a bunch of guys in my HS unit yesterday and today. And NONE OF THEM had ever heard or seemed to have come across this play. At least not in many, MANY moons.
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    HBP Strike 3 again

    I had three or four HBPs in my HS plate game today. Two of them I remember were legit! One to the helmet and one square in the numbers. A third was one that was a heat seeking missile right for a batters calf. The fourth... that was the one I wanted the NCAA rule for! Pitch just inside the white line of the box and a batter (in my mind) turning his shoulder with the intent to increase his profile to the pitch and get hit. I really wanted to go get this one. But in FED I didnt think I had enough "evidence" to keep the kid at the plate. I feel if I had the NCAA rule this would have been an easy penalty strike call for me. In FED, I just give him the base.
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    Potential Bucket Alternative?

    +2 (did I do that right?) I pimp these shins to every umpire I talk to. Heck, I might have another convert coming when he finally gets rid of his Guardian shins.
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    Some Sort of Record..

    That is SO FAR AWAY! LOL
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    Minor Leagues to use Computer Strike Zone

    Refer to this league as the minor leagues. I think that is what is really getting umpires on the FB pages all hot and bothered. That they think it is the minor leagues so OF COURSE it is coming to MLB in a month. And then refuse to listen to you when you tell them "guys it is an independent league.... they do this all the time."
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    Some Sort of Record..

    This might be a question best left unasked!
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    HBP Strike 3 again

    I do also like that the coach and umpire have the option of replay on this where it is available. As I said earlier... i would love to see this in HS. But i shudder at the interpretations we will get from different states and umpires! Let us not forget the new lodged ball interpretation. Yeh, that one. Where some states are ONLY allowing it on plays to first... that start with a ground ball to F1... that bounces no more than 2 times... but no less than 2 times. It's a joke.
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    Appeal Mechanic

    So, regardless of if F3 is on the bag or not, in FED, we still would signal safe since he beat the ball.
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    To see or not to see

    I actually will do the same thing. I prefer to try and get under the batters hands to see the pitch vs going higher.
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    Appeal?

    Could we not get abandonment on R1 for failing to run the bases properly in NCAA and FED?
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    Minor Leagues to use Computer Strike Zone

    Your head would explode with the number of UMPIRES that do this!
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    Appeal Mechanic

    Now to continue the conversation since we have the answer to the OP. Does NCAA and FED have an opinion on this? Or is it another case of "since they don't have anything you default to the OBR interpretation"?
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    Ball 4 Balk

    I would guess the batter isnt as big a fan as you are. Lol
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    Some Sort of Record..

    I'll be 43 in.... 4 years
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    HBP Strike 3 again

    I've only done two 3 inning scrimmages this season because of work. But I saw it a ton last season. And I expect to see it just as much this season. These same coaches that taught this stuff in the college game are running baseball schools and camps that are teaching it there to HS kids.
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    Potential Bucket Alternative?

    I concur on the shins. Best on the market today!!! We have a guy that just bough the V3 CP. I was pretty impressed with it.
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    All-Star FM4000 Bars Out of Shape?

    Now its just a matter of putting it into practice! I have to credit @jwclubbie for the idea in the first place, as I still need to get the fabric. I just havent had time to go do it or get my Smitty pants hemmed.
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    2 strikes 1 pitch

    Come on Gunny. You should just look then deadpan in the eyes and ask them... "don't you know who I am?" Lol
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    2 strikes 1 pitch

    I would think it would have to do with a batter not entering the box.
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    HBP Strike 3 again

    Yeh... cause that one isnt clear as mud!
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    ..but wait! there's more!......SWMBO that is

    Hey... I couldnt do this if I tried!
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    HBP Strike 3 again

    And its filtering down into High School now. The kids arent as good at it... yet. But they can get there if allowed too. Only issue I can see is that you will have umpires that dont know how to enforce this rule F-ing it all up.
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