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udbrky last won the day on September 21 2018

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  • Birthday 07/25/1976

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    HS, Babe Ruth
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  1. udbrky

    Catcher INT, flyout, runner leaves early

    Which infraction? R3 left 3B early. Catcher interferes with batter on the swing. Runner scores. We call time and enforce CI since batter and runners did not both advance at least one base.
  2. We discussed this in our association meeting last week.
  3. udbrky

    First games of the year!

    Shoot, I'm still doing Middle School Basketball. It is tough to sweat your butt off, then walk out into sub-30 (and that's warm!) weather. They canceled sectional games here a couple weeks ago. We had a high of -17 for a couple days and schools were closed for 3-4 days.
  4. udbrky

    First games of the year!

    Couple hours? Don't ever plan on the rainout and drink late, then go out and do it on a "dried out" field in 100 degree sun super hungover. A friend gave me that advice
  5. udbrky

    Why Follow The Pitch Into the Mitt?

    Here are some other good points from last year:
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    Different partners use different signals. Just stick with it consistently and do what you say you're going to do. Nothing worse than your partner saying he'll have 3B, then he doesn't. I point to where I'm going. If my partner mirrors it, I don't really care much, because at least he knows what I'm telling him I'm doing and understands. That's the most important part of communication.
  7. udbrky

    video of Timmons hit

  8. udbrky

    Watch out for the bat

    I am not lying about any part of this. I wish there was video. Pretty high up Midwest Babe Ruth guy runs this complex, saw it happen and called me safe twice. I know I'm not doing this justice in describing how hilarious I had to have looked.
  9. udbrky

    Watch out for the bat

    My one friend said she'd quit her job to have more time to watch if there was one. Nobody got it. If this were 12-year-olds they'd all have moms video taping it!
  10. udbrky

    Watch out for the bat

    warnings are only as good as the person listening to them
  11. udbrky

    Watch out for the bat

    Had plate in a fall ball babe ruth senior game last night. R1, BR gets a hold of one to left center and I start rotating to 3B. CF gets toasted, so I say "goin back home" and start walking backwards, keeping an eye on the play. I hear the catcher saying "heads up ... heads up ... heads up" and I'm thinking "yeah, I know where the ball's at" when I step on the bat, and it's like being on a roller in the dirt and I fall on my arse. I spin on a knee, put the mask hand down and stand up ... and fall again because I didn't get my feet under me squarely. After the inning, I ask the crowd if anyone has video. I've got friends that would pay good money for it! My partner was mad because he missed it. I was embarrassed and just laughed about it, cause what else can you do?
  12. udbrky

    Is the player out

    Woody Allen is a creepy weirdo and has nothing to do with Mel Brooks, who is a comic genius.
  13. udbrky

    MLB pitcher "cheat sheet"

    Joe West just told Phillies pitcher in inning 8 Sep 1 that he couldn't pull a laminated sheet out and check it on the mound. At least this is the speculation. Watching the video, it is just after he did so. Is there a rule against this? Is it just the pitcher? I've never seen this be an issue before.
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    The trash can and base were Indy league. Hopefully the college kids behave better.
  15. udbrky

    It is all Angel's Fault

    Yeah, it was just a big package of times when Angel and Chicago teams butted heads. I did always laugh at that one.