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    Check Swing Appeal or not

    Opening day is tomorrow for NJ HS. Here is part of an email from our association interpreter, a very opinionated individual... We do not go to our partner on a check swing because the coach has requested it. We can go to our partner IMMEDIATELY if needed. We all must be consistent in this mechanic all the time. Coaches have told me and umpires that some umpires still go when requested by coach. Please stop that and be consistent and the coaches will understand better and not ask. While I know that we are not required to in HS, but I have always done it as long as the coach hasn't been a d!ck about it.
  2. FleasOf1000Camels

    Should I have got involved?

    12u under OBR. I am in 'C' with runners at 1st and 2nd. Batter squares to bunt, pitch is WAY inside, pitch hits batter in the stomach. Partner calls TIME and tells batter to take first. All sounds fine, EXCEPT the batter CLEARLY offered at the pitch. DC politely approached plate and conversation goes like this: DC: Sir, didn't he offer at the pitch? PU: Coach, the batter was hit by the pitch. DC: Yes, I know that, but didn't he offer at the pitch? PU: No. DC: Can you check with your partner? PU: No, that's not an appealable call. I know the initial call is his, and I'm only to get involved if HE asks for help...but when he is mistaken on a point of rule (as opposed to judgment) should I have done anything? I had been trying throughout the entire time to quietly get his attention, to let him know I had info he ought to know. The coach walked back to the dugout scratching his head.
  3. Thunderheads

    MAJOR check swing miss

    I don't think I've ever seen a bigger miss on a check-swing appeal ..... ever ........ http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/11493214/v1127684683/?query=umpire
  4. Thunderheads

    Speaking of the check swing

    My ears are bleeding ............. Your browser does not support iframes.
  5. I saw this comment on a thread on reddit about obscure baseball rules. Ever heard of it? (direct link to comment.. https://www.reddit.com/r/baseball/comments/3dyicl/whats_a_baseball_rule_that_the_average_fan_might/ctaavvv )
  6. Thunderheads

    Beltre stays in the game

    he must have done it right! http://m.mlb.com/video/v486285283/?query=umpire embed feature not available on this video yet
  7. WOW ....kudos to Joe for knowing the difference!! Your browser does not support iframes.
  8. Thunderheads

    Check Swing - EJ

    Looks like he went, but ........ James Hoye "toss" is good! Your browser does not support iframes.
  9. Something from opening day in Detroit ...........   thoughts? discuss?   http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-baseball/25138082/torii-hunter-rips-umpire-joe-west-after-dubious-check-swing-call?FTAG=YHF7e3228e   http://m.mlb.com/video/v62904883
  10. Sayhey

    2014 Third team

    Jerry Meals does not see Perez tap ball foul with 2 strikes because Peavy threw a one hop pitch to home and Posey came straight up and blocked Meals. Meals thought the pitch was off Posey's shin guard. Meals points at Cooper and asks him if he went. Cooper, 1st base umpire, says yes, but does not say foul. Ball rolled foul by 10 feet about 10 feet up third base line. Cooper asks Crew chief Kellogg and the best umpire in baseball, #77, Jim Reynolds, if he could have done it differently. Ted Barrett asked Hunter Wendlestadt if Eric Cooper could have handled it differently. Unfortunately, the film crew cut the audio before either question could be answered. Interesting to see World Series umpires working on mechanics. Crew got together and called a foul ball. If you taught umpire school how would you advise?