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FleasOf1000Camels last won the day on July 14 2016

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  1. Pitching question

    Correct, but please be aware that league and/or tournament rules may further restrict pitcher eligibility. For example, the tournament I just worked this weekend has a specific rule that a pitcher removed during his team's defensive half-inning can NOT return to pitch again in the same game.
  2. Quiz for today March 28

    Actually, that was NOT his reason for disagreeing. He kept wanting to make it 2 separate plays.
  3. Quiz for today March 28

    FED rules (tho I believe OBR would be same) 2 out, 2-2 count, runners at 1st and 3rd. Batter swings and misses at strike three in the dirt, and pitch goes all the way to backstop. R3 scores easily, and BR reaches 1st before F2's throw. Everything seems pretty simple, right? Not quite so easy...dipstick R1 never ran. He's just standing there, about 5-6 steps from 1st. After F3 catches throw from F2, he walks over and tags R1. Does R3's run count? I ruled NO, and had no trouble selling it. But after the game my partner tells me he thinks I was wrong.

  5. Deflected Ball Base Award Confirmation

    No, no, 1000 times no. Check the base running awards on p50 in NFHS book, rule 8-2 "First throw by infielder and ball goes out of play..." TWO BASES from time of pitch.
  6. Deflected Ball Base Award Confirmation

  7. Check Swing Question

    What happens in Jersey, stays in Jersey.
  8. Passed Ball

    Let's get it all together in one place. Assuming batter has 2 strikes, and first base is unoccupied with less than 2 out; If batter attempts to bunt (or otherwise offers or swings) and misses entirely, catcher must catch the ball cleanly or tag/throw the batter/runner out at first. If batter hits the ball foul while attempting to bunt with 2 strikes, he's out regardless of what the catcher does or fails to do.
  9. Infield Fly, Interterence, or Both?

    I don't see any justification for getting 2 outs on this play. As the batted ball hit the BR in fair territory, the ball would be immediately dead, and the IFF would be enforced. BR is out, but cant be out twice.
  10. Positions

    Just a couple steps toward LH batters box (3rd base extended) should give PU an unobstructed look at 2nd for FPSR, easy to watch touch at home, and still have good angle if help is needed on pulled foot/swipe tag at 1st. Always remember; angle trumps distance.
  11. Does Pitcher Have to Pitch Bottom of 1st

    Just for the record, we told coach since he was listed as pitcher on the lineup card he had to pitch to one batter, unless he was injured or ill. VTHC gave us a very mild argument (hell, he was up 13-0), but I'm reasonably certain he knew all along we were right. Since one pitch was considered an inning of work, he left the starter in for a full inning, he struck out the side on 11 pitches.
  12. Does Pitcher Have to Pitch Bottom of 1st

    12u tournament, OBR with the normal 12u overrides. There are limits on number on innings a pitcher can work in a day and for the entire weekend, 1 pitch is counted as an inning. Lineup cards are exchanged prior to game, and umpire keeps record of pitchers. HT is severely outmatched, gives up 13 runs in top of 1st. With the game clearly in hand, VT wants to save their pitching and change pitchers before the HT's first at bat. Can they do this, or must the listed pitcher pitch to at least one batter?
  13. Many, MANY years ago, I was working with an older veteran partner, and we had this play. I was BU, and R1 went nearly to the outfield grass in order to take out the pivot man. I called R1 out, called the interference and the BR out as well. After the game my partner told me I shouldn't have made that call, as it was his responsibility. I asked "if I hadn't made the call, would you have made it?" He said "No, because I'm too far away, not a great angle, and the pitcher in the way." I (little more than a rookie at the time) then asked "why, then do all the mechanics manuals say that's the plate guy's call?" His response was classic "I don't think anybody actually wants us to make that call. The take-out slide is part of the game."
  14. Fair/Foul

    The position of the BALL at the MOMENT it is FIRST touched is the ONLY thing that matters on this play as described.

    Pure judgment. Based on what I see on that clip, I'd not be inclined to charge INT if F2 had lost control of the ball...but I wouldn't be shocked to get an argument from DC.