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  1. Catch18

    Force play slide INT video

    I’m finding nothing illegal with that slide. To boot: presume that’s a 3/4 man crew, U2 looks like he could be in a little better position???? Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Late force out call

    The troll game is strong today 🤙[emoji869][emoji123] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Catch18

    FED set position--What is everyone doing?

    I had 18U same tourney type this weekend. Obvious hybrid, but it wasn’t over the top. I figured the same as a couple posters, these kids are on their way out of HS, no need to jump on everything and look for boogers. 1. Try to catch in warmups if you want to go after it. 2. I wouldn’t “ask” the coach anything. Tell him what you see and what you’re going to call. If I had a nickel for every time I’ve been told “he’s been doing that all {insert random piece of time}” I wouldn’t need to work for some of these ********. Whether or not other umpires enforce certain rules, has nothing to do with me, and the game I’m working today. And yes I’ve been blunt with that. 3. If you have problems with that approach, ask the coach if he were to protest an opponent’s illegal bat, would he accept an umpire’s answer of “well I dunno coach, he’s used it all game, can’t we just let it go?” Sorry for the soapbox. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  4. Catch18

    Call at the plate

    Lol, no...I was merely being facetious. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Catch18

    Call at the plate

    Cool...now do check swing appeals from B & C 🤙[emoji869][emoji123] Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Catch18

    Chirping Assistant

    Thanks, I’d tend to agree. If you come asking/addressing, it may look like you’re picking for a fight. I’ve just had some partners mention things, so I thought I’d poll the audience. Thanks again. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Catch18

    Chirping Assistant

    Thanks, I’d tend to agree. If you come asking/addressing, it may look like you’re picking for a fight. I’ve just had some partners mention things, so I thought I’d poll the audience. Thanks again. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Catch18

    Chirping Assistant

    As long as we’re on asst coaches, does anyone mention them in pre-game....i.e., “we’ll talk to you 2 only,” “your asst coaches do just that, assist you (HC) not us, etc, etc. Thanks for any insights. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. Catch18

    Transaction Experience Thread

    Great transaction with mgford. Quick replies on messages and fast shipping. Products as advertised, +1. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. Catch18

    Plate Coat

    You have to call/email them, they’ll send a series of instructions on what needs measured, and it’s $299 non-refundable. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Catch18

    Baseball

    Talk about looking for boogers... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. Catch18

    Sticky situation

    Fed: 3-3-1-p. “Leave their positions or bench area during a fight or physical confrontation. PENALTY: The umpire shall eject the offender from the game.” Was it a fight...meh. Physical confrontation...yep. They didn’t come out to exchange cookie recipes. [emoji848]🧐 (The s*** of it would be if it’s gm 1 of a DH....”uh, you all were bad boys in the 1st one, but we’ll just move on to the next contest...lol ¯\_(ツ)_/¯) Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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    Reebok Field Magistrate

    Recently my plate partner busted the strip of leather holding the metatarsal plate on his plate shoes. The unicorn known as Reebok’s Field Magistrate plate shoe......If anyone runs across, or wants to sell, a size 14 (possibly 13) plz let me know. Much appreciated! PS, would also be interested in Zigs possibly. Thanks! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. You absolutely know that’s not the situation I mean. But good try. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  15. Catch18

    0-2 purpose pitch

    You sir, should be admired among your peers. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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