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About johnpatrick

  • Birthday 12/31/1957

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  1. johnpatrick

    Can the player be suspended

    Let's turn it around Jackie. Do you think a player has carte blanche to do anything he/she wants just because the game is over? There's your answer.
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    Play at the plate..... He's gotta slide!?!

    Don't know Fed, but it didn't bleed over from LL. Don't have to slide...ever, there.
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    Stand corrected... PBUC: "There is no violation if a pitcher attempts a pickoff at second base and seeing no fielder covering the bag, throws to the shortstop or second baseman, neither of whom is in the vicinity of the bag nor is making an actual attempt to retire the runner"
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    @Grayhawk GoFundMe

    The link is buried in this thread (http://umpire-empire.com/topic/70989-horrible-news-grayhawk/?page=2), but I thought I start a different thread for more visability. Any help would be appreciated. https://www.gofundme.com/stephen-wanamaker?member=452774
  6. johnpatrick

    Balk-batter hits ball everyone freezes

    You are correct...NEVER an option on a balk. Since the B/R and R1 advanced a base, the balk is ignored.
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    Attempt to go to 2nd

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    2018 LLWS

    Congratulations. Look forward to reading about your experiences. Be careful with your blog! 2015 LLWS
  9. johnpatrick

    Infield Fly with Tagup

    Your job to see tag ups of R1 and R2. Quick glance over your shoulder on the catch. Sounds like you, as well as the defense, encountered the umpire's worst enemy... surprise. Don't allow yourself to be surprised.
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    Base award clarification

    My mnomic: TAR...what constitutes a play for TOP/TOT rulings. T - throw to another defensive player in an attempt to retire a runner, A - attempt to tag the runner, R - run towards a bag with the ball to force or tag a runner
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    Baserunner passes another

    This would not be passing the runner. The runner would be subject to be called out on appeal. He could not fix his mistake after the following runner touches the plate.
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    I was asked a question that I didn't know the answer. 4-man crew. U1 made a call that the manager disagreed with. He asked if U1 could get the umpires together and discus it. He agreed and the other three umpires tried to convince him that he was mis-interpreting the rule, but he was sure of his call and refused to change it. The manager told the PU that he'd like to protest. The umpires got together again and the umpire still refused to budge. The protest was elevated and ultimately correctly ruled upon. The three other umpires were correct on the rule interpretation. The question is how does a protest among multiple umpires work. Is it up to the UIC? Is it majority rules? Does it have to be unanimous? Is it still up to the umpire who made the call to change it?
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    frank novara

    OBR... Runner is out, batter runner to 1B, other runners return.
  14. johnpatrick

    Diagram Program

    Does anyone know of a program that will draw diagrams similar to those found in the Manual for the Two Umpire System or MLBUM?
  15. johnpatrick

    Missed call?

    First play by an infielder is a time of pitch (TOP) award.