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Correct Rotation Signal

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What's the new "correct rotation signal" for 2019? I don't have the 2019 rule book yet. I think its using two hands to point to the base your going to. Sounds like something FED would come up with.

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From the Rule Book:

L. In a 3 or 4-man mechanic, the umpires indicate to their partner(s) where they are rotating to a specific base for coverage of an anticipated play. The umpire(s) points with both hands in the direction of the base that they are moving toward.

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Happened to have the books in front of me.

Now, help me with my two posts. :D

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Kinda silly. Normally at pre-game I tell my partner how I signal..

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In my association, umpires have normally pointed 1-handed to the base they will be covering, whether in 2-person or 3-person games. Does this mean that 2-person crews would still use their pre-existing signals for rotations (1-handed point, circle, "hang loose"/ "Hook 'em Horns")? AFAIK, the new signal does not mention 2-person crews, the most common configuration for regular season high school games

 

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18 minutes ago, ilyazhito said:

In my association, umpires have normally pointed 1-handed to the base they will be covering, whether in 2-person or 3-person games. Does this mean that 2-person crews would still use their pre-existing signals for rotations (1-handed point, circle, "hang loose"/ "Hook 'em Horns")? AFAIK, the new signal does not mention 2-person crews, the most common configuration for regular season high school games

 

Do what your organization tells you to do. I have never worked with an organization that uses NFHS signals and mechanics as their go-to resource.

Now, specifically to the signals: the new one is only for 3- and 4-man, so don't change what you're doing for 2-man.

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I'm just curious, because my organization uses PBUC 2-man and CCA 3-man mechanics, not NFHS mechanics. It feels weird not to have a 2-man rotation signal, though, because 2-man crews also perform rotations. 

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