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Biscuit last won the day on October 24 2018

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  1. Biscuit

    Triple Play Appeal LSU

    Should U2 verbalize anything on this catch? Obviously we can't tell if he did (at least, I can't), and others may not have been able to hear it, but it seems it would be beneficial in this situation.
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    HS JV Game EJ on Friday

    My team this year has two returning players (I'm the only Junior, one Senior, we're the two returning players), and we play the our best opponents to start the year... I'm kinda glad MO has adopted a 15/3 rule, at least, for now. First inning we only gave up 2 runs (after going down on three strike outs, only one swinging ), three more outs, and I went right back behind the dish to catch a 13 run inning. Then three more up, three more down, and that's the game. The JV game only went a little better. It could be a long season... Hey, at least I had a pretty good dialogue going on with PU (Hi Bob!).
  3. Biscuit

    HBP Strike 3 again

    I agree on this one, but the other one we've seen was pretty obvious, and I hope he would've been kept at the plate.
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    Bases loaded appeal

    That's only true if first was the bag he missed. Appeals are timing plays, so any runs that legally scored before the appeal is actually made still count.
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    Masks & Base Shoes

    Hey, these shoes have worked for three years thus far... Mostly. I'm convinced that there will never be an end to the umpiring equipment I need. If I donated the money I've spent on UA, I could probably feed a family in a developing country for a year. But maybe I do get a set of base shoes... How is the fit on them? I wear somewhere between 11 and 11.5, so I'd need to know that it would fit.
  6. Biscuit

    Masks & Base Shoes

    I just bought new plate shoes, but I need some real base shoes... But I've spent way too much on umpiring equipment in the last year... But I want it... And that's a good price... Argh!
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    Bases loaded appeal

    But to clarify, if it was, say, 2nd he missed, three runs would score, correct? Does NFHS dead ball appeal throw a wrinkle here? Let's say BR misses second, and as soon as he touches third (since the ball is dead once it leaves the park, this nullifies his ability to correct it as I understand it), before R1 has crossed the plate, the defense appeals his miss of second. Does R1 score? Can the appeal be made at this point at all?
  8. I've been in the market for a pair of 11.5 plate shoes... Just bout pulled the trigger on a pair of NB V3's. Anyone have insight on the reebok's vs a NB V3?
  9. Biscuit

    New Umpire Training

    I went to the MLB umpire camp when it was in KC last year, and they taught to bring your batter side hand in front on your stomach/cup area, with the non batter side hand locking behind the knee. Anyone know what the idea behind that is? It seems like it would make the outside hand a target to get hit. Granted, using the slot you shouldn't take much there, but still.
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    First games of the year!

    We're just a few hours ahead of you here in KC... It was 60 yesterday morning, 20 by 5 pm, and we're supposed to get 6 inches today. Already at 2 or 3.
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    First games of the year!

    Here in Missouri (there's no ah @MUAump2 ) we get the best of both worlds. This past week, my little sister took her skates out and was skating in our backyard and on our driveway (which took five days to clear). Contrast that too last spring where I had seven of my team's games cancelled in a row over two weeks. "Fun" times. We have a similar saying that goes "if you don't like the weather, wait 15 minutes." Here's an actual radar image from a week back
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    Advice for Gear? Younger levels

    Welcome to the forums! Great to see some fellow teens be serious about umpiring. I started at 14, as it sounds you did, and I wish I'd found this resource as soon as you... I'm in the same boat as @BlueRanger, doing 9u to 14Um, and would give pretty similar advice to the others here. Don't cheap out, and have gear ready to take you to the next level. If you think about it, getting quality equipment really isn't that expensive (think of it in game fees), but will have a huge effect on how long the gear lasts you, the protection you get from the gear, and your comfort. For CP, I have the Champion, and it does a great job. I think the others here have said enough about it, so I'll just say I concur with them. For Shins, I splurged and got the force 3's. I'm not going to say I necessarily recommend them, but only because they're total overkill for what you'll be doing in the near future, and they're expensive. That being said, I can't see myself getting a new set of shinguards anytime in the foreseeable future. You feel nothing when you take a shot, and they're super comfortable. They're pricey, but they're the best. Sounds like they may not be the choice for you, but I'd keep them in mind if you ever decide you want an upgrade. The piece of gear I've picked up that has surprised me enough has been an odd one. It's my socks! I was shocked at how much of a difference it made for me. I picked up a pair of the force 3 socks off of ump attire (pretty sure it was to get me into the free shipping range), and I'm super happy I did. Doesn't have to be those, but a few nice pairs of thick, but breathable, calf length or higher socks would be a great investment.
  13. Biscuit

    Throwing the bat

    If it's uncontrolled or malicious, that's a throw. There may be other "I know it when I see it cases". I think this thread came to a general consensus pretty similar to what you did.
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    On deck batter

    As a HS aged player, I can tell you I'd love to have a tee and net right outside the dugout that I could take some swings on during the game, though, probably not when I'm actually on deck.
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    High School Pitching Rules

    I play against both MSHAA and KSHAA teams, so I to am glad for for those rules at times. I've been on both ends.