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CJK last won the day on September 12 2017

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  1. Correct me if I'm wrong....

    Or the burden on F6 if his buddy gets a big enough piece of the ball: he was headed to do his job, but F5 made a great stab or knocked the ball down (either one), removing F6's possibility of being a protected fielder, and now instead of being in position to field the ball, he may be guilty of OBS for hindering R2. There have to be rules for how player interact on the field, and there have to be penalties for violating the rules. Sometimes that kind of feels bad, but they apply to both teams and everybody knows what they are ahead of time, which (as Maven noted) is what makes it fair. Fair doesn't have to feel good.
  2. tag out

    MLB Rules: It sure doesn't sound like the pitcher held the ball "securely and firmly in his hand or glove...long enough to prove that he has complete control of the ball."
  3. Does the run count?

    The out on the forced runner negates the run. The out does not have to be recorded by touching the base; tagging the forced runner is good enough.
  4. MadMax/Schutt XV retrofit

    Son of a gun. I didn't see your plea for T-hooks soon enough.
  5. Kneeling for National Anthem

    I have a lot of respect for you on this forum, so I've made a concerted effort, but I can't find a point in your responses. I'm going to disengage here. You can have the last word, if it's important to you.
  6. Kneeling for National Anthem

    And if the goal had been to open a dialogue on whether people should kneel during the anthem, then the "protest" would have been an unequivocal success. Alas, it was not, and so it has not.
  7. Kneeling for National Anthem

    Really? Are people talking about racial inequality, racial oppression, and whether all forms and levels of government are truly operating as if "all [persons] are created equal", which were Kaepernick's stated goals? Or are we talking about whether kneeling is appropriate/effective/inflammatory?
  8. Kneeling for National Anthem

    If Kaepernick had chosen a tangible target to protest, been able to express a clear path toward correcting the injustice he perceived, and acted in a way that was notable without being inflammatory, I think he would have been much closer to "brave." Instead he took a nebulous "racial injustice awareness" stance, indicated that he would continue until the flag "represented what it was supposed to represent," and manifested it all in a behavior that drew attention not to the cause or the change he wanted to see, but to the behavior itself and to Kaepernick personally. This was a "protest" that may have been rooted in noble ideals, but it was implemented in a phenomenally poor way from almost any reasonable viewpoint.
  9. ball hits batter-runner

    OBR 5.09(a) 7
  10. End of game situation

    So nobody misses it... http://umpire-empire.com/topic/69727-nfhs-ruling/
  11. A player might pretending to camp under or catch the ball, or call for it when s/he won't catch it, or fake a throw; these are examples of "dekes." They are common and fine. Lying directly to a member of the other team is not a deke.
  12. My Place To EJ?

    Burn the dugout while you give your partner a chance to handle it. If it's clearly over the line, and s/he passes on the opportunity, go ahead and get your hands dirty. I also think you should make an earnest effort to post-game this. One or both of you may learn from explaining your respective action/inaction.
  13. Help- before or after

    This is the reason you can't wait. What happens when your partner had two things to watch and chose the other one, knowing that you had primary responsibility for your call. You turn and ask for help, your partner looks at you blankly and shrugs, and you both look like lazy morons.