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    Car storage

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    Car storage

    @kylehutson get a new car/truck
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    Question re: Plate Shoes and Schutt HSM

    I'm sure @MadMax will chime in soon, but I recommend the mid's on plate shoes. JUST a PERSONAL preference. Gives a little more support and protection (padding) to the ankle. On that note, I suggest the New Balance V3 plate shoe. The plate provides more coverage of the instep. The mask too, would be a personal preference.
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    Plastic dip removal

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    Back again, in an "Internet Umpire" way....

    @HokieUmp That's freaking awesome!! GREAT NEWS!!
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    Transaction Experience Thread

    Tinker to Evers to Chance
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    In field fly

    if fair batter is out batter is out batter is out I agree, less is more. "IF FAIR" would remove question.....so the coach doesn't need to complain........and appears to save time.
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    In field fly

    @beerguy55.........dude, it's about time for you to act like Elsa and just LET IT GO.
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    Bunt to Chop Swing

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    New ump in Austin

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    Thousand Oaks Umpire

    See Gil's UEFL page
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    Wilson Titanium Mask (New)

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     How many runs count, AFTER battered declared out?

    $13 dollar pitching visit....................$27 substitution..................$250 for any discussion with the umpire when traveling from the coaches box, across the field to his dugout.
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    All Star FM4000MAG

    BEholder................................That's where I got confused. I though it was BEERholder.
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    Umpiring experience and job interviews

    Damn...........That's the 2ND @beerguy55 post that I "liked". What is this world coming to??? Seriously though, very good/valid points made there.
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    Champion Sports Armor Style Chest Protector

    Pain heals, chicks dig scars, glory lasts forever ~Keanu Reeves as Shane Falco in "The Replacements"
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    Returning to base after caught fly ball

    I'm not arguing the bureaucracy of it, as an umpire, I'm following the rules as written. We can all devise 3rd world, "what if" scenarios. Shoot, some of us have even SEEN them. As umpires, we then apply the rule. Have a nice day!
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    Returning to base after caught fly ball

    As Coach Ives indicated you have to identify which runner. Because the way that the rule is written, You cannot have multiple appeals on the SAME runner at the SAME base. That said, you CAN appeal A runner at multiple bases...........or Multiple runners at A base. taking us back to coaches' explanation.........you have to identify which runner.
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    SWMBO leg guard story

    I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I hope y'all have a SWMBO like mine. For some time now, I've been hearing the talk on here about the F3 leg guards, did some research, talked to SWMBO about what has been said, I think I'd like to try a pair, etc. On a recent rainy (games cancelled) Saturday here in cloudy 'ol Pennsylvania, I'm downstairs in the man cave, relaxing and catching up on some DVR'd movies with my trusty Bulldog at my side. She came downstairs to talk about something, and as she headed back upstairs, ended with "oh, and when are you getting this box off of the kitchen table?" I forget my exact response at the time, but I'm POSITIVE it was something sarcastic. Needless to say, only a few minutes go by and my curiosity is getting the best of me as I keep trying to remember if I left something on the kitchen table. So I venture upstairs to find a box (that I did not leave there) on the table..............from ump-attire. My first reaction was to tell her that while I appreciate the thought, certain equipment is sized, and she shouldn't order it without talking to me. SWMBO just gives me "the look" and says to try them on. They fit PERFECT, but I wasn't going to let on just yet. I start to explain how she got lucky due to several different sizes of leg guards available. Then SWMBO says "luck huh? So measuring your other 2 sets of leg guards, plus inquiring from (a fellow umpire who wears the same size), and comparing that information against the sizing chart is luck? Sounds like YOU'RE the lucky one". .........all I could do was drop my ears, tuck my tail and respond with the timeless, all inclusive admission of defeat........."yes, dear".
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    Here is the interp from the Little League Rules Instruction Manual. This is why an earlier response of mine on this subject, I had indicated I need to have en "empty box" behind him before I make the interference call. (f ) a fair ball touches said batter before touching a fielder; INSTRUCTOR COMMENTS: When this happens it is almost always as a batter leaves the batter’s box. Make sure the batter is entirely out of the batter’s box when you call this, otherwise, call "foul ball".
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    I need a completely empty box behind him before I get an out on this.
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    A few pics from Italy

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    Off topic - but enjoy

    We'll be seeing more of her in the future.............
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    The DISH: Customer Service Team (Episode 4)

    This video has been removed by the user Sorry about that. Did I miss something? ???????
  25. (3) Discipline Imposed by the Chief Baseball Officer or Com- missioner. (c) The Chief Baseball Officer may choose to suspend a Player without pay for: (i) intentionally throwing a baseball, equipment or other object at a non-uniformed personnel with the intent of causing bodily harm; (ii) physically assaulting a fan or member of the media; (iii) physically assaulting an umpire in a manner that endangers his health or safety; and (iv) making public state- ments that question the integrity of the game, the umpires, the Commissioner and/or other Commissioner’s Office personnel. Suspensions without pay for such conduct shall be appealable through the procedures of Article XI(B) in an expedited manner, and the suspensions shall be stayed pending the completion of those procedures. HIT 'EM WHERE IT HURTS!!!