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  1. 14 hours ago, UmpSC7 said:

    Sent text and received a message back from Dan. A few days later got a random text with wrong order, called back immediately and talked with Dan.  Said ship right away. Has been a week with multiple text to give me an update, and no response or product. 

    Sounds like you are ahead of the game here. Better luck than some of the others!

  2. 4 hours ago, Umpire in Chief said:

    Update: I'm working on resolving this through my host.

    Question: Do you get this at times other than doing things with YouTube?

    I believe it only happened to me when posting a YouTube clip. But since I haven't done such I'm a bit, I haven't been kicked off as of late. 

  3. On 11/1/2018 at 7:00 AM, Senor Azul said:

    Hey, Mark, under which rule set was your game played? Since you mentioned it was a 12U girls game I am assuming it was softball and not baseball. Once we know which code perhaps we can help you find a rule or an interpretation for that particular rule set.

    As for baseball, the only code having a rule that even comes close to answering your question would be the NCAA in its rule 6-5c:

    NCAA Rule 6 Dead Ball—Play Suspended

    SECTION 5. Time shall be called by the umpire and play is suspended when:

    c. An unusual circumstance interferes with the normal progress of the game, such as any crowd action, animal, ball, or other object on the field (see 6-4-a PENALTY);

    6-4a PENALTY—The ball is dead at the moment of interference and the umpire shall impose such penalties as to nullify the act of interference;

    Didnt we have something like this a few years ago in Cincinnati? Where a ball of the bullpen, which was beyond the RF fence, entered the field if play at the exact time a live ball was being thrown in to the infield for the purpose of making a play?

    I want to say, the fielder caught the bullpen ball while the live ball just rolled into the infield.

    But my memory might be a little fuzzy on this.

  4. On 11/3/2018 at 2:50 PM, grk17 said:

    A Team Wendy upper pad works great in the All Star Mag. In fact, the Team Wendy upper pad is actually a little bit denser and thicker than the stock pad and creates just a little bit more standoff distance at the top, making it easier to take the mask on and off while wearing a 6 stitch cap

    Now the downside is that you have a random TW bottom pad.

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  5. On 10/29/2018 at 6:06 PM, kylejt said:

    So, you pay to be in the association run by fools, and they require you to buy different gear year after year.

    But, there's so many umpires out there willing to take your place, you don't dare to stand up and say anything. Or, worse, just don't bother with their dopey mandates. 

    Oh wait, you mean there aren't that many umpires out there? Never mind. 

    Are you referring to my post directly above yours? If so, I think you misunderstand what I said.

    The state patches that are issued every season are loose and come with the state packet that comes from paying association dues. They include the rule and case book. As well as the Referee/NASO NFHS preseason guide.

    You simply attach Bobby pins or even better, magnets, to the back of the patch... and away you go.

    They actually tell us not to sew or attach the patches to our shirts cause they give new ones every year and that the patches should only be used for state sanctioned games.

  6. On 10/29/2018 at 12:01 PM, Guest MarkF said:

    Call was correct, explanation was wrong. JSam explains it correctly.

    I would say the explanation wasnt wrong by the umpire. But it was done so in to many words. Simply explaining it as JSam did is much easier and shorter.

  7. 7 hours ago, umpstu said:

    I stopped buying any type of plastic lawn furniture.  After a few years they fall apart when you sit in them.  I believe heat is also the culprit for the handles on my F3 equipment bag.  A couple ripped in the middle of the handles, not at the seams.

    I refuse to admit whether or not I  have personally fallen on my ass from this. But I can say I know people that have. Lol

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