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  1. noumpere

    2019 Changes

    As always, it will depend on the examples they give and any difference (if any) between "block" and "move to receive a throw" and "position to receive a throw" and "provide any / complete access" etc.
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    getting help on a check swing.

    If it's not *also* a D3K, you should wait. An advanced mechanic is to give it on a D3K when you also have a swing -- but talk about it in advance. That said, "never say never" and you may have found the exception to the rule.
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    Interference on Baserunner

    In HS, the umpire can call the BR out if the INT prevented a likely (or maybe the word is possible -- I forget) double play. In OBR, the batter would be out only if "the base runner willfully and deliberately interferes with a batted ball or a fielder in the act of fielding a batted ball with the obvious intent to break up a double play" I agree with your skepticism on the INT to begin with.
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    What happens to the batter?

    From the rule book: 5.04 Batting (a) Batting Order (3) The first batter in each inning after the first inning shall be the player whose name follows that of the last player who legally completed his time at bat in the preceding inning. (c) Completing Time at Bat A batter has legally completed his time at bat when he is put out or becomes a runner.
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    Runner throw out then hit with the ball

    Pretty sure there's a similar case play or interp on this -- not INT as described.
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    LLWS Discussion / Umpires / Plays / Etc ...

    No, it doesn't. Or, at least it shouldn't. I agree with not doing it, but it has everything to do with optics and nothing to do with timing.
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    Pick off attempt

    1) The problem is the term "lift the free foot." Some mean / interpret that to mean "lift to / toward the 'balance point' " -- and that, of course, means (RH) F1 cannot throw to first. Others mean / interpret it to mean "lifts in a stepping action toward a base" -- and that's allowed. 2) Yes, as clarified. Except that the move is not as common today, and many have fallen for the myth that "RH F1 must step off to throw to first."
  8. A "fake tag" is a "fake tag." Don't try to extend that rule to other situations.
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    Base Runners

    So far, it's the right call. No runner passed another, no one deserted, so no one can be "declared" out. No one was tagged and all runners reached the base they were forced to, so no one can be put out. Left a little open is whether BR *passed* second, and if he did whether he re-touched it on the way back to first. If not, he might be liable to be out on an appeal. And, runners are NOT automatically out when two occupy a base, much less when one touches a base when another is entitled to it. One will be out if he is tagged -- the lead runner if the lead runner is forced from the base; the trail runner if the lead runner is not focred.
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    Pick off attempt

    I *think* the OP meant "F1 faces third (as most do in set), spins past home (90*) and then faces first (a second 90*) to throw" -- but my first reaction was the same as yours
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    Whose call is it?

    CCA has a very confusing (to me) chart / diagram on this. I don't know anyone who really memorizes it (and I'll be proven wrong here in just a few minutes ;) ) And, iirc, there is (or used to be) a difference in the 2-person and 3-person charts, even in a situation where it shouldn't be different. Two guidelines I used: 1) IF you were at (roughly) right angles to the play, take it. If it was (roughly) straight toward you, stay away. 2) Be slow and make eye contact with your partner before making a call.
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    Pick off attempt

    I'm a little confused by the description, but it seems legal. My guess is that you are asking whether a RH pitcher needs to "step off" before throwing to first. No, he doesn't. A LH throws to first all the time without stepping off, and the rules don't distinguish between a RH and a LH pitcher. In fact, that move (a pickoff without stepping off) was the predominant move until someone decided it was quicker / safer/ more accurate to use a jab step or a jump turn or a step back to make such a move. Now, it's (relatively) rarely seen, which is why some think it might be illegal.
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    Is the play dead?

    1) "Turning into fair territory" has nothing to do with it -- it's all whether you "made an attempt for second," and, that attempt can be as small as a step. 2) If a call is overturned, the umpires should "make it right" -- that includes NOT putting players on either side in jeopardy fro something that (likely) wouldn'thave happend if the correct call had been made initially. Here, as described, you should not be out after overrunning first (and, assuming there is no "rest of the story" from the defense).
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    Interference, Obstruction, or Nothing?

    I don't think either part of that is the rule. The rule never said this -- it said (and either the rule or the interps still does) that a runner is allowed to go behind the fielder without being called for "out of the baseline" (which experienced umps recognize is meaningless since the rule only applies when a tag is attempted) or for "out of the running lane" if the play is to first (also nearly meaningless)
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    Interference, Obstruction, or Nothing?

    SS. DD.
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    U1 in 3 Man

    I agree with that for HS and below , but it's not what you said before "don't go out under any system.." I don't think FED mechanics allow it; my state didn't use them so I'm not certain of that. It was not allowed in our state. It's SOP in CCA for anyone who has worked for more than a year, say. The first year, it's kind of like your experience with U1 -- you need to break the current muscle memory to allow it.
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    Interference, Obstruction, or Nothing?

    I tried to stop the video and it looks to me as if contact (or at least F4 moving to minimize the contact, and not because he "chose to play the ball at a different spot") happens just as the ball is at F4's feet. I vote for INT.
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    U1 in 3 Man

    The middle umpire can go out in 3-person. And, some groups might have a wing umpire go out on everything to that side in 3-person. It *can* help because the umpire doesn't have to read so can go farther, and the remaining umpires can revert to 2-person, which they are familiar with. It's a "value judgment" as to whether that makes sense for a particular group.
  19. I have done multiple games this way do to emergency / injury etc. Heck at lower levels here if there is no umpire, the coaches take turns from behind the mound. Given a choice of choose behind the catcher and no coach has suggested that boss view from the mound was better.
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    U1 in 3 Man

    That is also my recollection, but I've been away for a bit so I didn't comment in case something changed.
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    Play at the plate..... He's gotta slide!?!

    Not only is it legal, it is good beginning to prevent the play at second and to allow R2 to advance
  22. My advice (not that you asked)--stop watching this crap..or, at least stop listening when this type of segment comes on
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    Trapped ball at first

    To add to Ives and Maven, if the fielder can lift the ball without regrouping it, then he had conttrol. If he needs to regroup it or if the ball remains on the ground when he lifts the hand/glove, then he did not have control
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    The rule was changed a few years ago to add the ''impression to advance'' language. The case play wasn't changed but the specific interpretation of it should be.
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    U1 in 3 Man

    Some even teach for U1 to not pivot at all and to just rim and take a play at second from the outside