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humanbackstop19

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About humanbackstop19

  • Birthday 07/24/1982

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    Decorah, IA

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    NCAA D III, NCAA, IHSAA, CBUA
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    Teacher
  • Types/Levels of Baseball called
    HS, NCAA, NJCAA
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  1. NCAA Exam Thread

    Totally agree with you on liking FED and new OBR standards!
  2. NCAA Exam Thread

    So in this play, we need to examine the hypotheticals. If the runner had deviated his path to avoid any possible collision because the catcher had been blocking the plate illegally (prior to ball in dirt circle or 60 feet) do you call the obstruction then? If the answer to that is, YES, how is this a legal play as the questions asks? I believe in that case you would have to call obstruction because the plate was blocked and in no way can we say the "act of fielding" took the catcher into the baseline - He was already there.
  3. NCAA Exam Thread

    Agreed! The throw took him away from the direction of home plate. The NCAA wants "the act of fielding" to take the catcher towards the base path in order for it to be a legal play. If the answer is "True", they just complicated matters even more so.
  4. NCAA Exam Thread

    First, thank you NCAA for not flooding the exam with batting out of order questions. With that said.....let's go over Question # 44: The current batting line-up is Abel, Baker, Charles, Daniel, Edward. Charles, who had batted leadoff the entire season, is put in the third position for this game. Charles, expecting to lead off, bats first (not realizing he is listed third) and strikes out. Baker comes to bat next and doubles. The home team head coach appeals that Baker batted out of order. · a. o Rule Baker out and bring Daniel up to bat. · b. o Rule Baker out and remove him from 2B and bring Charles up to bat again. · c. o Rule Daniel out, remove Baker from 2B and bring Edward up to bat. · d. o Do nothing as this is legal. Baker is the second batter on the line-up card and the second batter up in the game. I initially thought it was legal. However, I changed it to ruling Baker out and bring Daniel up to bat (Answer on here). Anyone agree/disagree?
  5. Hit em with the old 7.13(2)

    http://ncaabaseball.arbitersports.com/front/105039/Video/player/13995/17041
  6. Online Clinic

    I ran into the same problem. All the videos/slides have a locked icon on them.
  7. Hit em with the old 7.13(2)

    The bottom pic from Jimurray is from the NCAA video on 3/21/17. That particular video proclaims the play 100% legal on the catcher's part and mirrors the Contreras act identically. So, NCAA, perfectly legal to block plate as they are in act of fielding the ball, whether the ball takes them into the path of the runner, or not.
  8. Starter uniforms for rookies

    I wore charcoal Nike golf pants all this past summer and the only comments I got on them were how good they looked. They have a flat front, but were perfect base pants for the hot/humid days in late June/early July.
  9. ball bags no interior pockets

    The Smitty XL bags, like blue32 recommends, have much smaller inner pockets and do not get in the way. I only use them for my indicator on occasion and leave my brush in the main compartment. Great size, too. I had as many as nine baseballs in my 2 bags this past weekend working a college fall game.
  10. TCU - NC State balk

    I agree. I've got nothing. The hand wiping on the pant leg before coming set is awkward, but not a visible violation. Ballsy call in this type of situation and very surprising a 4-man crew in a Regional Final does not get together on this one.
  11. Seeds

    Big League Chew!!!! Nothing else comes close, ha
  12. Between Innings

    Every memo in Iowa reminds of of keeping good pace of play. I address it at every pregame conference when I work the plate. On the bases I keep a stopwatch either out in my hand or dangling at my side. That lets coaches know we're keeping enforcement consistent. At 50 seconds between innings from the first infielder taking his position (not exactly the rule) I begin walking from shallow RCF towards the 'A' position. This signals to my partner that the next pitch is the last warm-up pitch.
  13. Mask broke wilson dyna lite

    DynaLite Aluminum
  14. Mask broke wilson dyna lite

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  15. Ump-Attire.com Service Guarantee

    I purchased a mask from Ump-Attire.com in March. Wore it maybe 25 times they spring/summer. Without going into the specs of the mask (though will say it was $100+), I recently noticed it had a 2 cracks after a game in which I did not take a direct hit. I was puzzled how it could have happened. I loved the mask and had taken several direct hits before with no apparent damage! So, I reached out to Ump-Attire.com's customer service and asked how strong they were about their 100% satisfaction guarantee on the site and further explained the issue with the mask. By the next business day I received a response that I could send the mask in for inspection and if it was deemed defective they would contact me with further instructions. I sent the mask in and received another email simply asking me if I'd like a replacement or another product free of charge. Within minutes and a few more exchanges, no questions asked, a replacement was ordered and on its way priority mail free of charge! 100% SATISFACTION GUARANTEE fulfilled by Ump-Attire.com! Thank You x a million!
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