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jms1425 last won the day on October 30 2017

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    Cleveland, OH

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    Frontier League, CBUA, SUA
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  1. This is the part that was lacking in my situation. I would feel like an ass if during the plate meeting I were to ask, "So, do you guys want to have a run rule?" It implies you expect one of them to blow the other out. I wish the rule omitted that one little phrase - then, if it came to it, we could end the game if they both agreed. Oh well.....
  2. Not sure this is true. I was working a D3 game that had VT ahead by 12 runs. After bottom 7, both teams start walking off as if it is over, when the assistant AD comes out of the press box behind home plate and yells out to us that the run limit rule no longer applies in this conference and we have to play it out. Game ends after 9 full innings, a full 45 minutes later, with the VT winning by 13 runs. Did I mention it was 37 degrees with a 30 mph wind, with a 23 degree windchill? And that we had another 9-inning game to go after this? And that this 2nd game was won by the VT by 8 runs? Ugh. But my point in posting this is that I'm not sure the coaches can agree to a run limit if it's not in the conference rules. Maybe if the AD isn't there! lol
  3. @Maven - can you explain? I take it that you are saying F1 is still protected, but I thought since the ball deflected more than a step and reach away, he is not.....
  4. Stumbled across this video that was posted 11 years ago (YouTube is that old??).... My initial thought was that F1 is no longer protected after the ball hit him and bounced away by more than "a step and a reach", thus this would be obstruction on F1, so BR gets 1st. Thoughts?
  5. WTB black plate coat

    Yep - Roxanne was super helpful, and I got my 54L in 4 days. Needed it taken in a little at the waist, and then, of course, the weather got too warm to wear it. DAH! It might be cool enough tonight to wear, so it's in the truck - we'll see. Old school, baby!
  6. U1 in 3 Man

    The only way to learn 3-man is to get experience running 3-man, like noumpere said. Go to clinics like Kevin_K said. One opportunity I try to exploit is Fall Ball - coaches are glad to get 2 guys there, so they are MORE than happy to see 3. If I am working something in Fall, I always try to find a 3rd guy to come with us. or ask if I can be the 3rd when I know the 2 guys working something. Get out there and work it - it's really the only way.
  7. How Would You Handle This?

    Nevermind.... 6-2-g
  8. How Would You Handle This?

    I thought the "or illegally alters the actions of a fielder in the immediate act of making a play " was making a distinction between a FPSR situation and other situations, but I guess I misread it. I can't find the provision in the rule book for TOI, though I see it here in the case book citation. Is it in the rules somewhere?
  9. Player Ejection

    Under which rule code? Under NCAA (2-26-a) he has to leave sight and sound of the field. Under OBR (6.04.d), he has to leave the dugout, but may "change to street clothes and either leave the park or take a seat in the grandstand well removed from the vicinity of his team’s bench or bullpen."
  10. How Would You Handle This?

    8-4-2 ART. 2 . . . Any runner is out when he: ... b. does not legally slide and causes illegal contact and/or illegally alters the actions of a fielder in the immediate act of making a play, or on a force play, does not slide in a direct line between the bases; or 1. A runner may slide in a direction away from the fielder to avoid making ­contact or altering the play of the fielder. 2. Runners are never required to slide, but if a runner elects to slide, the slide must be legal. (2-32-1, 2) Jumping, hurdling, and leaping are all legal attempts to avoid a fielder as long as the fielder is lying on the ground. Diving over a fielder is illegal. PENALTY: The runner is out. Interference is called and the ball is dead immediately. On a force-play slide with less than two outs, the runner is declared out, as well as the batter-runner. Runners shall return to the bases occupied at the time of the pitch. With two outs, the runner is declared out. The batter is credited with a fielder's choice.
  11. 3n2 Base Shoes

    Anyone... Anyone.... Bueller?
  12. 3n2 Base Shoes

    Is the $35 too much? Make me an offer.
  13. Various items for sale

    How much did you use the TW pads? If they are largely unused, I'll give you $50 for all three (plus shipping).
  14. 3n2 Base Shoes

    I have a barely-used pair of 3n2 base shoes, size 12. I usually wear 11.5, but bought these a little big and after wearing them about 6-7 times, I think I screwed up getting them too big. Other than the liner on top of the insole lifting up near the heel some, they're in good shape,. They were $65-$70 new, but I just want to get something for them, so $35, shipped to your door. Picture is from the web.
  15. Sign stealing prevention CHI - COL game

    And, for once, the announcer said something right - if they're stealing your signs, get better signs! LOL