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  1. conbo61

    Pick off attempt

    I apologize. I should have been more clear. Based upon the OP, this is a balk as the pitcher was throwing to first. The pitcher can pick up his non-pivot foot if he is throwing to second or third.
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    Pick off attempt

    As soon as he picks up his left (non-pivot) foot, he is committed to completing the pitch. Balk.
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    Time to go soccer style

    Chico's Bail Bonds...
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    Ebay finds

    For those of you looking for "cheap" WV Golds for TW retrofits (@JaxRolo) http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wilson-Pro-Gold-Umpire-Chest-Protector-MLB-/151607512643?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item234c830e43 Not sure if this one can be retrofitted http://www.ebay.com/itm/West-vest-umpire-Chest-Protector-by-wilson-/261797611191?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cf45a86b7
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    Apparel n' Equipment Guide v2

    There. Updated it for you.
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    How do you pack you're hard shell CP?

    Pics please.
  7. Tim Timmons took a pitch to the mask in last night's Yankees/Rays game. Ken Singleton and John Flaherty then started discussing Timmons' Force3 mask. They were fascinated that it had springs. Even busted out the telestrator to circle them up. I think Mike Winters was wearing one the night before.
  8. I got nowhere to be...
  9. And here I pictured them sitting on small stools, shooting the bull with spray bottles in their hands cleaning shoes.
  10. conbo61

    NFHS changes 2019

    I have been using this one this summer.
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    Horrible news - @grayhawk

    I am so sorry to hear this. He is such a tremendous contributor to this site and by all accounts an even better person. Wishing him a speedy recovery and strength to his family and friends.
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    CHC-LAD mechanics lessons

    We've all been there. Nice to see a pro do it as well.
  13. conbo61

    My Last Week

    What? You retiring?
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    Steve Palermo

    Anyone else pick up the irony of the man who was also shot with Steve Palermo?
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    Am I correct in understanding that, similar to the FED approach, if the pitcher is removed, that visit does NOT count toward the six visit limit?
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    When selecting my CP I was torn between two models. The price difference was approximately $50. That also happened to be the same amount as the co-pay for an ER visit. I went with the better CP. The same evaluation is applicable to the purchase of a facemask. Good luck and don't skimp.
  17. https://www.12up.com/posts/6069887-report-nike-steals-2020-mlb-uniform-contract-from-under-armour?a_aid=40022
  18. conbo61

    What CP is this?

    He made the out call on George Brett in the "Pine Tar" game. I think that was his first year in the majors.
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    High School Playoffs

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    High School Playoffs

    I think you are being generous Maven. AD's and some coaches have access to Arbiter, so they know ahead of time who is assigned. I would be more inclined to believe that assigners do not want to field phone calls of the type: "Why did Bubba get that conference playoff and I am on the sidelines?"
  21. Maybe it is just the camera angle, but it sure looks like he was in the "red zone". The slot is your friend!! Get there!
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    Rookie Tips

    Along these lines, when giving a rule based explanation, try to use the language/terminology used in the rule to the greatest extent possible. "As per rule, your firstbaseman did not have firm and secure possession when the runner touched the bag..."
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    0-2 purpose pitch

    So many times after a batter crushes one out of the park, the announcers chime in with "Well, he left that one up..." The past two years I have opened my zone up between the belt and mid point/lower half of the letters. Batters are swinging more and the games are moving at a good clip. Still get the comment from the jack wagon when I don't give them the pitch across the TOP of the letters, but then again, some coaches need to complain much like I need oxygen.
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    0-2 purpose pitch

    Just because you CAN go to 3-2, doesn't mean you HAVE to go to 3-2.
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    Looking for umpires in South Jersey

    Please.. you are practically NY. FTR - I grew up along the I78 corridor and you are not far off.