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Everything posted by noumpere

  1. does a run score?

    It's a time play. If the appeal /out happened first, the run does not score. If the run happened first it does score. It's just that simple.
  2. Runner off base

    The crowd might be offensive, but they are right (okay -- "morons" is a bit harsh, but you should put the runner back)
  3. Double Forfiet

    Correct -- but it has to actually be "participate" -- not just face up with the other team on opposite sides of the coaches and umpires." And, the suspensions (but not the ejections) may be staggered.
  4. Interference, Obstruction, Nothing

    Supposing I'm right (and I still don't know), then F2 gets less protection on this type of play (protected only if BR slows down or alters his path or something like that).
  5. Interference.???

    This wasn't BATTER interference, it was BATTER_RUNNER interference. Since the itnerference was a given (and, likely, correct given the contact), kill it.
  6. Interference or not

    Different actors, different rules, different rulings. That said, if the pitch forces B out of the box, he gets a little more leeway for "immediate" interference -- but if he has time to move and doesn't, that's on him.
  7. Passing a runner

    Correct on both accounts (except, potentially, in HS games in some NE state (NJ?) where they might be keeping to an incorrect (imo) FED case play that was removed / re-stated this year).
  8. Solo Ump, Steal at 2B

    The "angle" call is the swipe tag. You'll see that better from the right. IT's instinctual, for whatever reason, to go left. Fight the instinct and you'll be a better umpire. (But, no matter which way you go, if it's "behind" the batter, you have to be sure he doens't (practice) swing as / after you move out -- they seem to not realize you are behind them).
  9. Interference, Obstruction, Nothing

    I thought that there was some interp to the effect that once BR gets ahead of the catcher, that it's now OBS -- and that's what I see in this play. I don't have references handy to check (and it's entirely possible I'm MSU here).
  10. Delayed call puts runner at disadvantage

    People will figure it out when they see someone chase the ball. The point is useful when the fielder might quickly pick up the ball without moving (or moving much) and then some might think the ball was always in the glove.
  11. Set Position

    Start with "the 'balk move' " -- as if there's only one -- and how that relates to further clarifying your post about what happened (or what you are trying to do). I clearly understand "slide step" and "going to first:" but I fail to understand what they have to do with whether a pitcher's heel is raised or not.
  12. Balk? Fake to third, fake to first...

    99.99 % of the time, that's what happened. I only saw two or three in my entire career where F1 didn't -- and every time they threw to first so it was legal. Never saw anyone at a level other than HS NOT disengage as part of the move (when / where it was legal to make the 3-1 move)
  13. Set Position

    I have seen both the position and the interp, but I, too, have no idea what that sentence fragment means.
  14. Set Position

    Yes he can. What he can’t do from that position is drop the left heel
  15. Runners advancing on throw into dugout

    A valid attempt, and not just a feint, counts as a play. MLBUM and J/R (I think) have some examples.
  16. Delayed call puts runner at disadvantage

    Disagree. See also Maven's response.
  17. Balk - Dropped Ball

    I think he's asking: 1) RH pitcher stands just to the side of the rubber 2) Pitcher steps forward and puts the right foot touching the rubber and parallel to it 3) Pitcher steps with the left foot toward home, places the right hand behind his back, bends over, and looks for the sign (Just describing a reasonably common way of a pitcher taking the rubber.) We all agree that if the ball is dropped before step 2, it's nothing. If it's dropped after step 3, it's something (depending on what the ball does). what if it's dropped between steps 2 and 3? Although by FED rules the balk regulations begin when the pitcher intentionally contacts the rubber, that isn't interpreted literally -- otherwise step 3 above would be a balk. It's usually interpreted as "the balk regulations begin when the pitcher 'gets comfortable' on the rubber."
  18. Delayed call puts runner at disadvantage

    All correct. All irrelevant to the OP. (edit: Since the OP was NOT one of those situations, the OP should have no call.)
  19. LL situation - Did I call it correctly?

    A "natural delivery" doesn't turn an illegal move into a legal one. Nor does varying the delivery turn a legal move into an illegal one.
  20. Causes for MLB Umpire ERAs

    The only usefule information might be on time of games. You should emulate those who have shorter games.
  21. Runners advancing on throw into dugout

    Because 95% of the time in these situations, the first throw and the first play are the same thing
  22. LL situation - Did I call it correctly?

    I don't think that's what happened
  23. Balk or Not

    Assuming there's no other (significant) motion, not a balk. A "motion to first" needs to consider the entirety, not just one particular body part.
  24. Force outs

    A run does not count when the batter makes the third out before reaching first base. It doesn't matter if he's put out by F3 touching first, or by being tagged, or by being appealed that he missed first, or declared out for returning to and touching home (your example, but I'm making some assumptions on what happened). (and, technically, the batter is never forced to first, but it doesn't really matter)
  25. Delayed call puts runner at disadvantage

    Yes, wait -- 8-10 feet is plenty of distance for everyone (including the runner) to know that the tag is "not valid." Part of youth baseball is learning lessons -- R1 just learned one.