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udbrky last won the day on September 21

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About udbrky

  • Birthday 07/25/1976

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    HS, Babe Ruth
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  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. udbrky

    Watch out for the bat

    warnings are only as good as the person listening to them
  4. 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?
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    Is the player out

    Woody Allen is a creepy weirdo and has nothing to do with Mel Brooks, who is a comic genius.
  6. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. udbrky

    It is all Angel's Fault

    It's like a slump to start the season - people pay more attention to the start and end. Media here's been running a "best of Angel Hernandez" clip that includes him tossing Bears' legend Steve McMichael out after the 7th inning stretch.
  10. udbrky

    Smitty's Poly-Spandex Pants Fading

    Target and Amazon both show they carry them. I have 4 sets of pants, the oldest pair being 2 full seasons in (about 150 games a year) and don't see a difference.
  11. udbrky

    Apparel n' Equipment Guide v2

    Last year I took one from below that hurt still. I never felt like I had the Nutty Buddy in place right. Combine that with the selling of the company, and I wasn't as sure for the future. I upgraded to the Diamond and it's so much better. It fits better, I don't need a pair of compression shorts on top of it and below, so I cut a layer. I've taken 6 varsity level pitches/fouls to the cup directly and have not felt a thing. It's more comfortable and as protective. It's just a superior cup to the Nutty Buddy.
  12. udbrky

    Apparel n' Equipment Guide v2

    Where's the cup recommendations? Diamond MMA has protected me so well this year. I haven't felt any of the 6 or so good shots I've taken.
  13. udbrky

    NFHS Malicious Contact?????

    I read that as "Time! That's MC!" at the time of MC, not in between the two acts.
  14. udbrky

    Coach Buckets

    That's not a visit
  15. udbrky

    Time between games

    Here, it's a reduced amount for DH in HS. Some schools though pay the full, or pay more at least.