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  • Birthday 05/11/1967

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  1. NovaScotiaBlue


    Nothing more to say here....Nailed it
  2. NovaScotiaBlue

    My Place To EJ?

    Do It!!...Especially if you are working with a younger or less experienced umpire. Nothing wrong with having your partners back. Of course this applies to Coaches and players...Fans..well there are ways to deal with that too and you can take the lead there without feeling like your overstepping. As well as Pre-Game..If you have to act..Post Game it as well. No one is too old or experienced to learn.
  3. NovaScotiaBlue

    Neoprene Sleeve

    Up here in Canada, our national baseball body came out with its clarification in 2017 3.03 (b) and (e) All players, including pitchers, are permitted to wear compression sleeves on one or both arms. If only wearing one, it may be worn on either the pitching or glove arm. A compression sleeve extending only to the elbow shall have the same restrictions as a compression sleeve extending to the wrist. Pitchers must wear compression sleeves which are solid in colour and may not be white or grey. Pitchers may not wear compression sleeves which are distracting in nature including designs and reflective material.
  4. NovaScotiaBlue

    Tony Maskits Silver masks examples?

    Gentlemen, Who is this Tony you speak of? Does he have a website? Contact Info? Sincere thanks
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    Dale Scott

    I read today the Dale Scott is retiring after his latest (3rd) concussion. I can find no confirmation anywhere. Anybody ready or seen this news?
  6. NovaScotiaBlue

    Coming Up Loud and Big

    So going back to the OP. What's the difference between this paly and...Let's go back in history...
  7. NovaScotiaBlue


    Crease em, Fold em, store em in the upper portion of my gear bag
  8. NovaScotiaBlue

    What's in Your Gear Bag?

    Gentlemen... Up here in Canada we still have a few MONTHS to go before we hit the field. So now that spring training has kicked off, the juices are starting to flow. I'm looking to create an "accessory" pack to carry with me as part of my gear. What' are the things you make sure you have with you during the season? Cheers .
  9. NovaScotiaBlue

    Tagging runner that is standing on a bag

    Cleveland still wanted the intentional dropped ball called. Umpire meeting came to the same conclusion as @udbrky double play stands
  10. NovaScotiaBlue

    Coach knows squat

    First off, Butterworth was a coach who knew the rules. He's no Todd Secondly want to with this quote... "Starting pitcher comes out to warm up wearing white long sleeves. Me; "Sorry, Todd. Pitcher can't wear white sleeves below the elbow." Todd; "Since when?" Me; "since forever." You say you were playing under OBR with variations. I don't believe it says anywhere in OBR a pitchers sleeves cannot be white. So if you feel its been forever I must have missed that rule. Cite and correct me if I am wrong
  11. NovaScotiaBlue

    World Series umpires

    Unless I already missed it. Perhaps the final curtain for Cowboy Joe as well?
  12. NovaScotiaBlue

    Double Switch??

    Yes the starter remained in the game. He went to play right and a new pitcher came in from the bench
  13. NovaScotiaBlue

    Double Switch??

    That's what I thought. I'm getting conflicting answers from my brethren here, so I thought I would see what the peoples here had to say
  14. NovaScotiaBlue

    Double Switch??

    Set Up Details: Men's League - Caliber is mediocre and down, Uses OBR, Both teams using DH In the 6th. visitors on defence. Manager calls time heads to the mound obviously to make a pitching change. I go to the mound and he advises that the starting pitcher is moving right field, a new pitcher is entering the game, and the DH is done. The pitcher entering the game will bat in the DH slot and the old pitcher will bat in the right fielders slot. While heading back to home plate I shout the changes to the home teams bench, who's manager becomes upset citing this was a double switch and he needed to go to the home plate umpire (me) before heading to the mound, and it should not be allowed. I felt for this level of ball that was not necessary as most players and managers and perhaps even this umpire have no idea what a double switch is. Long and short of it, he keeps up complaining and I eventually dump him. So, Is this a double switch? How many of you enforce the rule to the letter? .
  15. I'm basing my answer on my opinion of MLB rules as I don't know what rule set variations could come into play here. I don't have the rulebook code to cite, however I'm going to say, It's not correct. The batter completed his time at bat when he hit the ball.