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  1. eagle_12

    Problems with Plus POS Orders (again)

    There is a phone number in these forums if you search for it. I used it earlier this year, Dan picked up, told me what the “issue” was and I got my mask a couple days later. Know it’s an extra step you shouldn’t have to take but the phone call helped me. Its in a post that Dan tried to defend himself about his bad customer service. It may even be at the beginning of this one.
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    ALWS

    U3 calling out of baseline on over-throw ball trick? Saw the left arm extended out around time of the tag.
  3. I’ve worked in several college groups D2/3/JC/NAIA. No shoe restrictions in any of those. Most at high D1 wear varying shoes too, but mostly black, usually with some white, some have had grey too. Just can’t be over the top. A good reference point would be the New Balance base shoes as to how much white is acceptable. Most wear some type of baseball trainer styled shoe. I wear Nike running shoes and have gone between the Air Max line, Excellerate and started with the Pegasus 34 this year MiLB that I’ve seen in recent years are mainly New Balance, but have seen other brands though. Don’t believe they have restrictions. Could be trying to stay with MLB standards, could be they are cheaper or get a discount or hold up longer. Dunno.
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    Rules Survey

    I liked the no pitch walk, Didn’t care for the HBP one. I like the idea of a doubleheader being 7’s. Often times D2/D3level doesn’t have the pitching. Some conferences play 9/7,9/7 for a weekend. If so,done gets tagged in the first game it can domino quickly. Wouldve liked to see a mercy rule option. Also more agreed then disagree with the wind-up wording. Seemed to make it very similar to HS wording. I’m in favor of the non-pivot foot being within the length of the pivot, or clearly designated that F1 in windup or set with runners on in questionable stances
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    Season over with a classic

    I was there for every pitch of it!!! @catsbackr was nails on the plate, especially for 3rd plate in 4 days, in Tennessee heat, and the amplitude of State championship pressures.
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    High School Playoffs

    Haven’t worked in PA in couple years but did for several years. Never was in on the decision making, but was on playoffs for 7-ish years. This is how I think it worked in our area Districts (ours was 4 counties,some may be just the Pittsburgh public schools, some may be all over the place) have there own tournaments, our district used 3-man crews, and then 4-man for championships. There were 4 chapters in our district and we each had 2-3, 3-man crews that were “nominated” by assignor/board and approved by district committee. The 4-man crew was also done in same manner, and was the deemed the “inter district crew”. When the state tournament started there are 4 rounds per level (may have changed in past years). Depending on where games were played and who was playing determined which district committee was the host, then the crews from that district worked. Those came from PIAA office to the district committee, then they decided which crew was where and what game. The year my crew got a state championship, that game came from PIAA office.
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    Chairs and buckets ok. But no beer coolers or bbq.

    Never worked at Clemson’s field, we have a couple on here that have I believe. There is a white line for DBT in front of those in the chairs, also on 3rd base side. Guessing they have labeled that whole area as the dugout (not an extension as that goes against the rules). So if that’s the ground rules then they are properly “in the dugout” Won’t say I’m particularly in favor of where they are.
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    Biggest blowout ever?

    MIAA play by NFHS rules? Pic from article gives me issues if so.
  9. eagle_12

    Concerning Coach Pitch...

    @LoneBlueStar your games sounded like one I just posted about. We had coach’s wanting to “protest”close judgement calls, hollering about kids standing in the way of runners and the two HC’s started arguing with each other.
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    The future may be bright

    Watching my son’s coach pitch game last night. We’ve got 2 youth umpires working, BU probably 14-15yo. Had a play were a batted ball hit a runner between 2nd and 3rd. They called an out for interference of batted ball as we all know it to be in most baseball rule sets (overheard from offensive coaches that in DIzzy Dean if it passes two infielders, including pitcher then interference is off, I dunno. Don’t work DIzzy Dean) So in between innings there was another dad near me that umpires, and he started asking him what the ruling was. He was able to correctly and confidently relay the ruling, the reasoning of it, then answered the follow ups from him about what if the play didn’t cause the third out what do runners do, what if it hit a fielder, what if it passed a fielder. Kid was spot on (Again this going with what I know offensive interference with a batted ball to be, don’t know if there is a DD change) but to top it all off... BU finishes it all off by saying “it be fine if people didn’t get so dang butt hurt, it ain’t the World Series, it’s coach pitch.” Like me I said, there may be some hope for new generation.
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    New masks for old MLB umpires

    From Facebook post
  12. eagle_12

    Rawlings Ti, Diamond lightweight (Black)

    @Thunderheads lock it up
  13. $125 plus shipping cost Rawlings Titanium Mask: frame used in roughly 30 games, near perfect condition (some of the paint on inside is rubbed away from harness). Pads brand new, wore frame with Honigs pads, and brand new MLB harness, couldn’t find the original Rawlings, used Honigs harness. Also for sale- $35 plus shipping costs Diamond IX3-Ump frame with Honigs tan pads (wear shown on pics, MLB harness in near perfect condition. Sort of a mix and match mask. PayPal preferred
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    +pos chest protector

    Same thing happened to me 2 months ago with the order processed, and then radio silence. Called the numbers from website, emailed no answers. Search on this site for +pos and there will be a thread about shirts where dandada or something like that goes on a rant. In it he gives his phone number for someone to contact him personally. I called that number , picked up on 2nd ring and updated me on my order. Deleted the number from my phone or I’d have it easily.
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    Relief pitcher not beckoned

    I was 1BU. Was asked the question by 3BU following game. From what was relayed by my partner from F4/6, they didn’t call for him, there was no secret sign, nothing like that, no predetermined event. I think it was a “hey how ya doing” trip with a re-evaluate out there depending on response. When the reliever got there is it was a “what are you doing here, oh well you’re here we’ll use ya” moment Thats is why the important question in the OP was asked about when is he required to use him. The manager was caught off guard by reliever’s being at the mound. The part that matters is he required to use him if he comes to the mound. What if manager says I’m sticking with my guy, what do we have? Which, according to MidAm is if/when he starts throwing, or if the manager reported the sub and recorded before hand. I’m satisfied that I’ve got an acceptable rule cite.
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