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  1. GPblue

    Only room for one pitcher in bullpen

    Thank you for grabbing this. Is this the same rule number in the 2019 book? I want to get my Rules Interpreter to get this to the head coach as he is one of our top teams in our chapter
  2. Had a varsity game tonight. The field is fully fenced and down each line has a gated bullpen that has space to occupy one pitcher. The VT while on defense had one warming up in the bullpen and then wanted to get a second to warm up at the same time. VTHC sends down the right field line his second pitcher, a catcher, and a bench player with a helmet to protect. My partner on the plate(who is my assignor) looks at me and basically gives that “you better clean this up” look. So I proceed to go to VTHC and let him know that because both teams have designated bullpen areas that out of play we cannot have a pitcher warming up in live ball territory. The VTHC started giving me some push back saying “I need to get this guy warmed up, where do you want me to put him?” Because other than the bullpen there isn’t any room on the other side of the fence due to the field being on a hill. I told him “I don’t care where he warms up, but he can’t be in live ball territory with both teams having designated bullpens. I am probably messing up NCAA and FED, because I couldn’t find anything going through the FED rules on this. Should I have grabbed that?
  3. GPblue


    And this is the exact problems that we now see for kids making transition from tourney ball to college. They only play a 20 game HS schedule and then go into summer and have to play 75-100 games of "rat ball" because of time limit rules. Bad teaching leads to bad habits.
  4. GPblue

    Preseason excersizes

    Don't do what I did! First two games this weekend and was no where near prepared. Sitting at my desk with what feels like 2 knives shoved into my hamstrings.
  5. GPblue

    Ejecting Fans

    IMO that is what a game manager are for. I officiate dugout to dugout, pole to pole. If the fans have become so unruly that it has caused the game to not continue to play, I let the home team coach work with the game manager to take care of who and what needs to be taken care of. Was the level of the crowd causing the game to be interrupted? To me that sounds like an umpire that did not use his proper channels to handle the situation.
  6. GPblue

    Anyone see the LSU Army HBP

    First weekend of the season......was bound to happen with someone.
  7. GPblue

    Anyone see the LSU Army HBP

    Check out Tom's Video on the Central Hub. They define it clearly and use this video as an example
  8. GPblue

    Anyone see the LSU Army HBP

    no ...read the rule jimurray posted: I think the "or" phrase applied here: "a) If the ball is in the strike zone when it touches the batter, or if thebatter moves to intentionally get hit or freezes to allow a pitch that isnot within the batter's box to hit him, the ball is dead, it shall be calleda strike and the batter is not awarded first base." ?????
  9. GPblue

    Anyone see the LSU Army HBP

    The HBP was in the strike zone?
  10. GPblue

    Anyone see the LSU Army HBP

    Apendex E. 2.i. This means in video review the ENTIRETY of a HBP can be reviewed, including moving into pitch? Anyone else have anything different?
  11. I agree with you on this. Hard to do a 6 man in such small dimensions and not run into a situation like this. I just was referring to multiple media outlets that can visibly see a multi million dollar contract on a national network and those that are put under the most radar on this program are unpaid for their services.
  12. Wow Even USA Today can beat the dead horse of Volunteer umpires at LLWS. You would think ESPN would try and do something to make their program more watchable in this sense, instead of hearing Karl Ravich bite his tongue year after year while he makes his company "these are volunteer umpires who paid there way to be here" speech.
  13. GPblue

    YOU make the call.

    Was the manager on the dugout step or on the bench?
  14. GPblue

    Attempt to go to 2nd

    1. Never read in any rule book that a runner is safe in foul territory...except on a batted ball hitting him
  15. GPblue

    NFHS changes 2019

    Isn't this just a reverse rotation?