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kylehutson last won the day on February 23

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About kylehutson

  • Birthday 07/04/1971

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    Westmoreland KS

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    Northeast Kansas Officials Association (NEKOA)
  • Occupation
    Supercomputer system administrator
  • Types/Levels of Baseball called
    Rec coach-pitch through HS varsity
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  1. Ump-Cast Podcast

    Direct link to the older episodes: https://www.ump-cast.com/episodes/?offset=1522220769699 Or you can use your own podcatcher and subscribe to https://umpcast.podbean.com/feed/
  2. Had to turn back a HS playoff game :-(

    Been there for something similar. It does suck, but remember that the title "Daddy" sticks around a lot longer than "Blue" does.
  3. Watching umpires while I watch my son

    That's 6 more than my state requires. Just have to pass an open-book rules exam (the NFHS test, to be precise). And they give you the questions weeks in advance of actually having to take the test. And there's no time limit, even then. Yep. I'm fortunate that my boss is flexible with my schedule. Heck, we're short enough on umpires that even the evening games are sometimes being worked with only one umpire. You're not going to like the *real* answer (well, maybe YOU will, but the schools won't): money. If you want somebody to have to buy many hundreds of dollars worth of equipment, be trained well, get off work early, and put up with the constant criticism that all sports officials get, you need to make it worth their time to do so.
  4. My turn now?

    Some of us do this on purpose. You might decide you don't ever want to grow any back. (Especially moving to the Texas heat.) Well I am. Prayers headed your way. Sounds like a whirlwind going on. Take care of yourself!
  5. Courtesy Runner - NFHS Rules

    #1 - If there are no eligible substitutes, a courtesy runner can't be used. (Rule 12-1-1 "4. Players who have participated in the game in any other capacity are ineligible to serve as courtesy runners." - no exceptions given) #2 - It's the most recent batter not on base. It isn't addressed in the rulebook, but is in the casebook:
  6. Walk with bases loaded

    He has to pass a *preceding* runner. The BR isn't preceding.
  7. Steal/Tag up

    Never gonna click that link...
  8. Steal/Tag up

    Darnit. I was really hoping this would do something cool in Google. Something akin to what "do a barrel roll" does.
  9. Sign stealing prevention CHI - COL game

    I just read this article this morning (on a blog that has everything to do with cybersecurity and nothing to do with baseball - strange how my worlds occasionally overlap): https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-rockies-believe-they-have-an-unbreakable-code/
  10. Weight Loss Group

    I can tell you what worked for me. 1) Stay well hydrated. That means with water, not soda or anything else sugary. Tea or coffee (unsweetened in both cases) are OK, but still make sure you get water. If you can't handle plain water, take what you like and dilute it, like 5-to-1 or more - I do this with orange juice. 2) If you look at the math of calories in vs calories out, you'll see that the only way to lose a significant amount of weight is to consume fewer calories. Let's say you spent an hour working out and burned an extra 500 calories (which is a pretty typical number for a fairly intense workout). Then you decided that you 'deserve' and extra cheeseburger. There goes that work. Getting exercise will certainly help with your metabolism and your sleep, but to lose weight, you need to eat less. I was really surprised when I started paying attention how much I ate because it was "time to eat" or "everybody else is eating" or "I don't want to be hungry later" (and I still, admittedly, do some of this). To do this (a) Wait until you're actually hungry to eat. I don't eat breakfast anymore - because I've found that I'm not actually hungry in the mornings. I ate out of habit in the mornings and it was "normal". If I'm not well-hydrated, I feel hungry in the morning. Dehydration can feel like hunger. (b) Slow down. Actually taste and enjoy your food. You'll feel full sooner and enjoy your meals more. If you're not enjoying your food, find different food - sure, going on an all-salad diet can help you cut out lots of calories, but if you don't like your food, you won't stick with it, and pretty soon you're back to eating all the things you know you shouldn't, but do anyway. (c) If you're hungry enough to eat, you're hungry enough to eat a full meal. If you're not hungry enough for a full meal, you're not really hungry anyway - you're bored, or tired, or dehydrated. Cut out the snacking. Reading through this sounds like I'm lecturing. I'm really trying not to. I spent several years knowing I was overweight, and kinda-sorta tried a few things (I mostly cut out soda many years ago). By applying these, I lost over 40 lbs and 5 inches from my waist in less than a year. Good luck! And if you need more encouragement, there are lots of people on this forum (including myself) who will help cheerlead for you.
  11. I pulled a Suzuki

    @MadMax, I hadn't put together the "boxer's split" and what happened to me, but I think you're dead-on correct.
  12. I pulled a Suzuki

    What I was trying to say in my OP, is that I *think* the mask rotated (away from the forehead, toward the chin), because my chin isn't normally in contact with the brace. That would push the brace up-and-in toward the chin. More than anything else, I was completely surprised - both catchers had been doing great, and I expected him to get a glove on it. Suddenly I realized my mask was hit. Then it was a second or two and I thought. "Ouch, my chin hurts. Where the heck did that come from? I shouldn't be hurt from a dead-on hit with this mask."
  13. All Star FM 4000 MAG

    Good plan. Packaging scales in dorm rooms might lead to some pretty pointed questions from law enforcement.
  14. Two runners on third, lead runner out?

    Maybe R2 is a better baserunner than R3. Coach says to himself "I know they got it wrong, but I'm not going to correct them."