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JSam21 last won the day on February 17

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About JSam21

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    St. Louis, MO

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    Midwest Umpire's Association, Kansas City College Umpire Alliance, Greater St. Louis Association of Umpires, American Umpires, MSHSAA and IHSA
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  1. JSam21

    Skunk in the outfield illegal

    You have to remember that we are in a bubble here. If it happens once in every 1000 games, yes that is a small percentage. But covering all the levels that people do on this site there are thousands of games done by members every week and when they see something weird they post about it. Just because it hasn't happened to you on a regular occurrence/ever, doesn't mean it doesn't happen fairly regularly.
  2. JSam21

    Balk and Catcher Interference on a Steal of Home

    Balks are delayed dead balls... We wouldn't kill that play until the pitch was secured and action relaxed. Since R2 continued to run past his base that he would have been protected to, he is liable to be put out and the play must be allowed to continue.
  3. JSam21

    Potential Bucket Alternative?

    You’re correct... I’m not a huge gear junkie because I don’t have the disposable income or space to just have gear laying around. I a guy that finds something that I like and stick with it. It isn’t really like we can demo chest protectors. That being said, I really want to try the Force 3 line of gear. Either the CP or shins will be my next purchase.
  4. JSam21

    Potential Bucket Alternative?

    Me ya big dumb dumb
  5. JSam21

    Potential Bucket Alternative?

    If there was only someone who did an umpire podcast...
  6. JSam21

    Unusual FPSR Play

    I'm going to agree with Matt as well... The requirements of the FPSR are for the runner to run away from the fielder. He did that. He then interfered with another play. It doesn't qualify as a FPSR in my opinion but as retired runner interference. The key here is the runner ran away from F6's location. We all agree that we have interference here... Just not on what the penalty would be.
  7. JSam21

    Cleaning Smitty Poly Spandex Pants

    I wash all my uniforms in cold. I have the permanent crease put into the pants so I immediately take them out of the dryer and hang them on a pant hanger from the cuff of the pants and let gravity take out the wrinkles.
  8. JSam21

    3n2 plate shoes

    The things that get people's ire up on FB is truly humorous. State an obvious fact that ANYONE with any knowledge about the shoes could see and get lit up. Then someone will try to say that a ball that passes first base in foul territory, hits the ground and spins back to hit first base is a fair ball... and some how people will agree with them .
  9. JSam21

    Appeal Mechanic

    MiLB Manual has it as a no call... No one else covers it..
  10. JSam21

    HBP Strike 3 again

    But it doesn't matter if it would have hit him without the flinch. He made an intentional move towards the baseball.
  11. JSam21

    HBP Strike 3 again

    This became a hot topic of debate on Facebook. It became really easy to see who understood the rule and who didn't.
  12. JSam21

    Mic'd up

    How about this... just ask your state association. If they ok it, inform everyone, both head coaches and your partner that you will be wearing a microphone. There is absolutely no reason to be secretive about it. In fact if I was your partner and you didn’t tell me you were wearing a microphone, it would immediately get you on my block list.
  13. JSam21

    Don't enforce the balk

    R2 would remain on 3rd but because of the balk and the batter remains at bat with a 3 ball count. The reasoning, The result of the pitch is that the BR is awarded 1st and R2 did not get to 3rd base as a result of the BR being awarded 1st on the walk...
  14. A pitcher does not have to disengage to make an appeal.
  15. JSam21

    New Umpire Training

    It keeps your elbows in. Your outside hand is behind the catcher... The only way it is going to get hit is by a freak deflection.