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    USSSA 8U Coach Pitch Tight Bases Question

    Rock on @Biscuit
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    USSSA 8U Coach Pitch Tight Bases Question

    wait a sec.............. @Biscuit is quick on the draw today with responses. Didn't the introduction posted indicate @Biscuit was a high school Junior? SHOULDN'T YOU BE IN SCHOOL?!?
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    USSSA 8U Coach Pitch Tight Bases Question

    In LL "dropping a runner violation flag" is referenced. Easier to keep clean than your hat.
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    USSSA Fastpitch Softba;;

    ...............and cue @beerguy55
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    USSSA 8U Coach Pitch Tight Bases Question

    As with @biscuit, I am unaware of utrip rules and agree with NOT throwing your hat. You are not a side judge in football, declaring a player out of bounds. I've heard of this, but this was years ago from what many would consider to be "Smittys" (and not the brand). Yes, they're a little steep at 11 bucks, but I'm thinking you could use a shop rag at this level. https://www.ump-attire.com/Baseball-Umpire-Equipment/Bags-Tools/Running-Flags/?page=1&perpage=28&cat=147&orderby=price As much as I have invested in my equipment, I'm never intentionally throwing on the ground to get dirty, let alone give "lil' Johnny" every opportunity to step on it (I know I would as a kid).
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    Question about enforcement

    in a crouch is not a requirement. In position to receive the pitch is (in the catchers box, mask on, facing the pitcher)..............they crouch because that's where the strike zone is. No confusion here, but thanks for asking.
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    SWMBO at it again.....

    so every a new piece of WHATEVER comes out, I send the link to SWMBO and remark something like, check this out, or Do you think it works? or What do you think? Well, apparently, SWMBO KEEPS A LIST that I was unaware of. I'm downstairs in the man cave this past Saturday night, watching some tv through half open eye lids and here she comes.......smart phone in hand. "So, what else do you need? I asked what in the world she was talking about. SWMBO says "I'm $6.43 away from getting free shipping!" yeah, no $#!t. She decided to get me a couple more pair of compression shorts, the UMPLIFE 8 hat cap carrier and several "other items". After several times of going through the "Honey, I don't need all of these things, I just wanted you to see them" (KNOWING that's she'll stick to her guns and have a reason for ordering everything). I added a pair of Easton sunglasses.............
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    Tennessee Wins When F1 Throws Ball Out of Play

    Glad I watched the video..........had a hard time understanding how they got 2 runs on FI thro wing it out of play..........then I see he wasn't on the pitchers plate.
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    Question about enforcement

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    Samurai Throat Guard

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    Throat Guard Question

    We recently saw the post about a catcher getting hit in the throat, and leaving in an ambulance. Trust me, I wish nothing bad on my fellow arbiters, but don't you think it's better than laying in the hospital thinking "clack - clack" to your self over and over?
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    HS JV Ejection on Saturday

    You did.
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    Travesty?? ............ or strategic coaching WITHIN the rules set for them to follow?
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    Thought for the day

    I must have a nice butt. Every time I walk away, I hear people whisper "what an ass"
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    Tight Umpire Jacket

    Doesn't appear all the tight to me, seems a bit loose (normal) fitting.
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    In the Park Grand Slam

    I cannot cite a specific rule for scorekeeping (I'm sure it will follow soon), but I would think as soon as the AT BAT (and ensuing action) is completed, it should be 11-10. I could very well be wrong though. So the stats record his AT BAT. Question: What kind of game ends after 4 innings?
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    Ebay finds

    I'm not
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    Washington, Mo high school game

    Oh yeah? Well my umpire mechanics manual is bigger then YOUR umpire mechanics manual............is not! Is too!
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    Colored masks acceptable?

    Well, I can add to your reviews that I LOVE MINE!!! The only real difference that I have noticed is that because of the shape/style of the padding, it feels like it holds the bill of my hat lower in the mask. NOT ENOUGH to obstruct any view though. Maybe it's just me and adjusting to the new style. Did I mention that I LOVE MINE?!!???!
  20. Most of mine are usually players that have come up through the ranks.
  21. I just love how managers and coaches want to be umpires. Yeah, many things are a HTBT situation. But I was thinking, I have a game tonight, and if I hear any grumbling, ..........since I'm on the plate........maybe I'll call time and talk to HC about making a pitching change........
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    Base Shoes

    I bought the 950 V2 and LOVE THEM! True to size, comfortable & light weight.
  23. I have made some remarks in red............Also, we recycle the used equipment to new umpires until the equipment is unserviceable, then we replace.
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    U2 in 4 man positioning

    isn't deep B used with no runners on?..........
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    Batting out of order

    A PERFECT example of why you don't hang around and shake hand with everyone and their Grandmother. But to answer your question, as @Senor Azul quoted, once they leave the field the game is over. Don't come to my truck with something like this. I may think you are an irate parent, to which I carry a "Daddy be cool" stick in my truck.