Jump to content

Remove these ads by becoming a Premium Member

Mister B

Established Member
  • Content count

  • Joined

  • Last visited

  • Days Won


Mister B last won the day on August 1

Mister B had the most liked content!

Community Reputation

152 Neutral

1 Follower

Profile Information

  • Gender
  • Location
    Portland, OR

More information about you

  • Your Association Name
  • Occupation
    Production Artist
  • Types/Levels of Baseball called
    Little League/Rec
  • How did you hear about Umpire-Empire?
    Search Engine (Google, Yahoo, Bing, ...)

Recent Profile Visitors

The recent visitors block is disabled and is not being shown to other users.

  1. Mister B

    Yet another Balk question

    he swings his foot toward 1B, but before it touches the ground, he twists around to throw to 3B. The question was asked of me, I don't know if/how he could also feint to 1B, but I've seen enough strange movement, that I've learned that anything could be possible.
  2. Mister B

    Yet another Balk question

    Fed ruleset, LHP on the rubber fakes to 1st then spins and throws to 3B. Balk or not? Does it matter if his lead foot doesn't touch the ground? Is any fake to 1B a balk? Thanks.
  3. Mister B

    Jordan on the Bus

    Probably late to the party on this, but I just watched "Jordan on the Bus" about Michael Jordan's baseball career. Being a native Chicagoan, I've always been a fan. But, I had always written off his baseball thing as a folly. After watching this, and after learning much more about baseball, I can't believe how gifted Michael Jordan was/is. He went from not playing baseball since HS, to hitting 250 in the Fall League, within a year. The guy's dedication and work ethic is amazing. Hours and hours in the cage hitting the ball before and after the game, even during a grueling season. He and Walter Payton are 2 guys that understood that talent only gets you so far and that practice and dedication propel you to phenom status. It's on ESPN. Worth the hour even if some of it is goofy. The bus story is short but good.
  4. Mister B

    LLWS Discussion / Umpires / Plays / Etc ...

    Put on your mask and look up, with the chin extension, a ball would hit the TG and then your throat. By hanging it inside the extension, the TG will hit your CP and prevent the ball from getting to your throat. Also, (and this has happened to me) fall ball straight up, off the plate, if your TG is too far forward, the ball is going under your mask and hitting you in the chin. With the TG further back, the ball hits the TG and drives your mask off of your face, but by the time it hits your chin, it's not moving much any more.
  5. Mister B

    Lineup card books

    So the offset magnetic books are on sale at ump-attire and I was thinking about picking up a new one. I like the 6 inch size but sometimes it seems a tad large, does anyone use the 5 inch version? any pros or cons? Thanks.
  6. Mister B

    LLWS 2018

    I don't think so. Looks like they just sit on top of the base anchor.
  7. Mister B

    getting help on a check swing.

    Should the base umpire wait until PU requests or is it okay to signal on the request from F2? I was U1 and PU was temporarily out of sorts after nearly taking a fastball to the mask. F2 was asking, but I don't think PU understood, so I took the initiative and called it. PU apologized after the game and said, he went blank, after deciding he didn't want to risk a concussion and turned out of the way. But thanked me for making the call. It was a LL district tournament and he was just laid off and trying to find a new job. Can't really blame him for not wanting to take the hit. Personally, I'm hoping Santa brings me a F3 this Christmas.
  8. Mister B

    LLWS 2018

    WTH is wrong with those bases? I understand the break-away concept, but these act more like throwdowns. Also, how did the AD Star baseballs hold up. I've heard from some softball guys, that the softballs were awful.
  9. Mister B

    Gerry Davis Poly Spandex

    No flat front? I can't wear pleats.
  10. Mister B

    OBS at Home Plate then Malicious Contact

    any word from Iowa on this? By rule, this would be MC. But I've also got F2 sliding in front of the runner, mid-stride, after the runner just avoided trucking PU. I hear many talking about F2 moving to the ball, but I don't see any ball, nor do I see F2 getting ready to receive the ball. But I wasn't there, so I don't know. I'd be very curious as to what happened on the field after this. Did the DHC question the no call? Everyone is talking about it except the guys who were there. Not that it means anything, but I've read in a couple places that F2 has a history of blocking. Just more questions. Just hope that we don't get more ill-conceived rules out of this incident.
  11. Mister B

    Shin guards question

    I've taken a couple off the ankle and have been glad to have the protection there. I wear low plate shoes, but a foul ball will find your ankle eventually and I don't think your plate shoes will do enough on their own.
  12. Mister B

    Experimental Mechanic for tag plays at home

    Must slide rule?
  13. Mister B

    NFHS Malicious Contact?????

    To match this, they'd need to run 360 feet.
  14. Mister B

    NFHS Malicious Contact?????

    looks like the runner is trying to move to his right, just as the catcher moves that same direction. Also, if he's going for the ball, where is it? No offense meant. I'm still working on getting better at 3 and 4 man, so it helps to "say it out loud." I think he was caught thinking it was a stand up double and then possibly an easy play at 3B. Wasn't ready for F8 to fall and probably got stuck there trying to figure out what just happened.
  15. Mister B

    NFHS Malicious Contact?????

    3 man rotation. U1 and U3 are in A and D. U3 rotates in and picks up the runner after he touches 1B or goes out on the hit to cover the catch, since the ball goes over F8's head, PU rotates to take the play at 3B, U1, after the runner clears 1B, sees/hears PU going to 3B and comes in to cover the plate. There should have been a throw to F2, but F8 fell. PU probably got a late start on the cover and ended up where he was.