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  1. Passing Runner, ala Beavers vs. Wildcats

    That's what I meant. We need to wait to see what happens to the ball to see what out, if any is called. But we do acknowledge the passing as soon as it happens.
  2. Passing Runner, ala Beavers vs. Wildcats

    Am I right that it is absolutely nothing until the status of the batted ball is determined? Fair/foul and caught/uncaught all need to be determined before the status of the runners is determined, correct?
  3. Hecklers

    It all depends. In the county youth league my son played in, umpires absolutely can and do eject fans over arguing balls and strikes. The league gets the fine money. I've seen it happen. At the rec league level do what ya gotta do! We need to have civility restored!
  4. fair or foul

    No good deed goes unpunished!
  5. Strike Call

    It sure looks light it would be tiring! I think I could make it through a whole inning in the scissors!
  6. Two Batter Interference ?'s

    Actually, the BR can be doing exactly what he is supposed to be doing, i.e. running the bases as opposed to watching the ball, but if he interferes with the protected fielder he will be out. In this case if he would have simply run the bases he would have avoided interference.
  7. Time Play

    Thanks, Warren! I am sure R2 got chewed out big time for not hustling!
  8. Selling a call

    Nice work!
  9. Backswing INT vs foul ball situation

  10. Starter uniforms for rookies

    We all have to start somewhere. The official uniform is all well and good but the expense can be one more obstacle to getting new umpires. If people can where what they already have in their closet to give it a try without a big investment that is a good thing. If khakis are good business attire that's good enough for umpiring. Let's not take ourselves more seriously than we need too. Life is hard enough.
  11. Unorthodox rotation situation

    What is "by the book" for this? Does "the book" cover this type of thing? You need to move as the play dictates. I'd say they got it right.
  12. Kneeling for National Anthem

    I'm not sure. I will simply say that we should not confuse freedom of speech which prevents the government from punishing someone, and an employers right to fire someone. They are totally different things.
  13. Kneeling for National Anthem

    I would think that the schools, venue owners, team owners etc all have the right to say don't do that here on my turf. That doesn't infringe on anyone's right to free speech. How many of our employers would simply "Get back to work!" There are proper times and places to peacefully protest. Also, never mind the fact that the whole BLM/Antifa/Occupy movement is based on lies and propaganda.
  14. Farewell for now

    Wow! It's a long way from Dillsburg to Indianapolis, if you know what I mean. Best of luck!