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Stk004 last won the day on December 7 2018

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  1. Stk004

    Calling Pitches

    Here's a video from the Black and Blue Umpire Camp a few years back. However, this is not a good illustration of tracking because it's hard for us watching the video to see the ball until it's very close to the plate. This is a good umpire perspective though. As mentioned above experience is the best teacher. I wouldn't stress over trying to learn how to call pitches. Simply focus on tracking the ball with your eyes which will give you good timing, since proper timing is created by the proper use of eyes.
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    Schutt XV Mad Max

    $60 shipped, PM with any questions/concerns/offers
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    Schutt XV Mad Max

  4. Stk004

    Schutt XV Mad Max

    Dang it, okay one minute.
  5. Stk004

    Schutt XV Mad Max

    Sorry, I don't know why it posted that way. I just drug them over from my email, let me know if you can't see it. One Chicago screw and the D rings are a bit discolored from use. They're an extremely cheap fix or you could just leave it if it doesn't bother you. I have a generic 4 point harness I'll send it with. It's pictured with no harness because I took the F3 off to put on my Douglas.
  6. Stk004

    Schutt XV Mad Max

    *failed attempt at uploading pictures*
  7. Stk004

    Appeal Mechanic

    Recently (two years ago?) OBR changed how they want this handled. We should make no signal only if the runner misses first base AND the fielder misses first base. This happened to Nelson Cruz in Boston. If the first baseman is on the bag but the batter runner passes, thus acquiring, first base before the throw arrives, we are to call him safe and the defense must appeal.
  8. Stk004

    Schutt XV Mad Max

    I realized I never posted a picture, I'll grab it after my game today.
  9. Stk004

    Schutt XV Mad Max

    Hi yes sorry! I'll take pictures tomorrow.
  10. Stk004

    Skunk in the outfield illegal

    I'd say that he hasn't abandoned his effort to either advance to 2nd base or return safely to 1st base by simply stalling between the two. It's still reasonable for him to reach either base and he's not making a travesty of the game. The skunk in the outfield is a blatant effort to cause confusion by not running the bases 'properly,' for lack of a better term.
  11. I would like to correct myself here. A balk on an appeal is considered a play, which is why it nullifies future appeal attempts. @Jimurray , you're saying this is different in FED?
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    Runner Returning to a Missed Base

    (I've only included what I believe to be the relevant portion. A better explanation can be found in the MLBUM) Rule 5.06(b)(4)(I) Comment: If a runner is forced to return to a base after a catch, he must retouch his original base even though, because of some ground rule or other rule, he is awarded additional bases. He may retouch while the ball is dead and the award is then made from his original base.
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    Runner Returning to a Missed Base

    This is how I would handle the situation as well. Since he can't correct his mistake, it doesn't make sense for us to only award him one base. However, we will not prevent him from going back and touching first base because then we're telling EVERYBODY he missed first base. Him going back doesn't nullify his mistake, so we'd still let him score and then let the defense appeal.
  14. Stk004

    Runner Returning to a Missed Base

    Once R1 goes back and retouches first base, his award will now be third base.
  15. Stk004

    Mask Choice

    I replaced the stock mag pads with the grey mag pads I got from All-Star.