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Tksjewelry last won the day on October 7 2016

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About Tksjewelry

  • Birthday 11/26/1971

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  1. Tksjewelry

    Shin guards question

    You're conflating a fact and a personal anecdote which swayed your opinion. Yup, big old Texas boy with a gun running right behind me. Now that would be a fact.
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    Shin guards question

    No, that's an opinion. I've used those same shin guards for years and they work fine for varsity and below. Took several balls off a 14u pitcher pitching 90s off of them. Didn't feel a thing. Had two other pairs, expensive pairs, and felt every shot even on kids ball. I personally can't compare them to something like the f3s because I haven't tried them but diamond shin guards are perfectly adequate for hs and lower ball at that price point.
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    Thanks Kevin! I've missed so many great discussions living in the boonies with no internet.
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    Video was super helpful. Sending that to my rookies. This is what I've been trying to explain to them just didn't know there was a term for it.
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    I've seen this term used a lot but I don't know what it means. What exactly is using the wedge or moving to or with the wedge? Shoot, I may be doing it and just dont know it or I'm missing a mechanic that will help me be in a better position. Any good video examples would be helpful.
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    Catcher's Interference on Steal of Home

    Is the batter moving back to avoid an already incoming catcher? Shouldn't that be a part of the equation in considering the J/R interpretation?
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    Pickoff to F5: Balk ?

    Pitcher stepped off, he's just a fielder. No balk.
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    Coach Buckets

    Strictly kiddie games. Anything above I've never had anyone out on a bucket.
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    Coach Buckets

    Not going to be the THAT umpire. I'd be the only one in our city to do so and I'm not setting myself up for a needless fight.
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    Illegal pitch mechanic.

    Thanks, I probably was told the arm thing from a guy who does both baseball and softball as many of my trainers did. Sent from my SM-G920P using Tapatalk
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    Coach Buckets

    This is what I tell coaches in my plate meeting: I don't mind the bucket brigades but if a live ball comes into contact with one, it will be treated as dead ball territory and we will award based or send runners back depending on who is at bat. You WILL NOT benefit from your own buckets. Haven't had a ball come into contact with one in two years. Ball starts coming near and coaches grab buckets and scatter. Usually only takes one close call to get the coaches back into the dugout.
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    Illegal pitch mechanic.

    How do you signal then enforce an illegal pitch? Had one last week and since it's not something Ive seen much of, I did what I believed was right. I'm BU. I held my left fist straight out, once the pitch was called a strike I called time and said "that's an illegal pitch, ball to the batter". I have no idea if that's even remotely close but it got the call across and no one said boo about it but I still want to have it right. Sent from my SM-G920P using Tapatalk
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    Horrible news - @grayhawk

    Prayer for him, if there is anything a fellow association can do please let us know and we'll get it done.
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    Overrunning 1st base

    You come to an umpire site, ask a question, get the answer, don't like the answer, then insult the umpire that made the call. FTR, I have nine year olds that understand this rule and plenty of youth coaches who can effectively teach their kids how to read this play. What other rules would you not like them to enforce?
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    Overrunning 1st base

    Don't have to make a move into fair territory to make a move to second. If the umpire judges he made an attempt then he very well may have and thus be liable to be put out.