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  2. LRZ

    Not again......

    "TSSAA has always granted exceptions to any student that wishes to participate with head wear, or other articles of clothing, due to religious reasons. The rule book states that an exception may be granted if requested by the administration of the school to the state association." I've never understood the point of a perfunctory, pro forma requirement: (1) if the school requests it; (2) the state grants it. If requests are always granted, why make students/teams/schools jump through this additional--and unnecessary--hoop?
  3. Jimurray

    Runner interference

    Just accept that your “one chance” would not always be correct depending on the circumstances of a missplayed ball and fielder runner contact.
  4. If the fielder is making a 2nd attempt on a ball that they booted do you think the same runner is going to be there to possibly interfere with them? Furthermore if they booted the ball and then go chasing after it. during that chase they have LOST their protection if they interfere with the runner at that point its OBS, as in the OP
  5. Today
  6. Yes, and, if the infielder kicks the ball, and then chases it down, they can reestablish protection when they get within reach of it. Your original statement was the "fielder gets one chance" - that is incorrect.
  7. Absolutely. We have to exercise some common sense here. Looks black, without anything written/logo etc. Just play the game.
  8. @Thunderheads Sold. Lock it up!
  9. I saw this article today. https://www.tennessean.com/story/sports/2020/09/18/nashville-valor-college-prep-athlete-disqualified-muslim-hijab-tssaa/5824149002/ I understand what the rule book and the casebook say, but how can any one be so obtuse? As we saw last year with a wrestling official who enforced the rules as written, rules should be, as @JonnyCat said all those years ago, used to solve problems rather than to create them. Many times over the years I have come across athletes wearing religiously based attire that falls outside the rules as they are written. I have never disqualified the athlete, nor will I. The coaches are advised they should get authorization from the state and they usually respond with something along the lines of "I had no idea." It might be in the best interest of any official in any sport to consider the potential harm of enforcing the letter of these rules rather than the intent of them. Most of these rules are based in the well being of the individual athlete, teammates, and opponents. When it comes to apparel or grooming it might be best in all cases to simply allow whatever it may be as long as no one is placed in harm's way and then report the situation to whomever your local or state organizations deem as their oversight person(s). Kevin_K is not going to be that guy. I don't need reporters calling me, camera crews recording me, or assignors asking me "WTF?".
  10. my understanding is, the player keeps protection if the ball is within reach of the initial play ie the play is still continuing. But if like the OP has they pulled a Buckner and it scoots on by them and into the outfield, the protection is gone and then its OBS on them.
  11. @BlueRanger i will take the Mag shoes.
  12. beerguy55

    hypothetical

    Runner must be on or near second for ump to put ball back in play...your idea was attempted (and worked) about 150 years ago...the loophole was closed the next day.
  13. No, I sold 1, so I only have 4 now. 2 more are pending payment... so will be down to 2. Of course, we're not counting the 2 Honig's (old school and new) masks that I also want to get rid of. I'll most likely give (read "throw") them away as they're very hard to sell.
  14. So, you're saying you have 5 adidas masks? Geeeeeez ............
  15. noumpere

    Runner interference

    Are you talking about the OP or is this a general question? If it's the latter, it's not complete; a fielder can maintain protection even after "booting" the ball and can "regain" protection, with teh specifics varying by rules code, I think.
  16. I got an email this morning saying take advantage of the $169.99 price at UA while you can, because the price is going up to $199.99 per F3 mandate on 10/1. Oh, and F3 stock must be low too. F3's website doesn't have any silver in stock for the V2. Does this mean there's a V3 or something else coming? I mean why else would you keep raising the price on your masks (was $149, then $169 and soon to be $199) if you don't have a newer version coming out, unless of course Kevlar costs are increasing as a result of the COVID-19 virus. I know that COVID has affected many things and supply chains are disrupted in about every store that I go in nowadays as indicated by empty shelves. It isn't like an umpire company to take advantage though, so I'm guessing either A) something new coming soon or B) production costs (i.e. Kevlar material, shipping, etc.) have increased. Anyone hear anything or know anything?
  17. The fielder gets an initial 1st "PLAY" on the ball after that they have lost protection have they not?
  18. Yesterday
  19. @MadMax I am not bragging but, mine was in better shape than those two examples BEFORE it went to Tony.
  20. Hey guys, got a number of quality items for sale, you can find images of those HERE. Buyer is paying shipping unless otherwise noted. I'm located in DFW if you're local. Thanks for looking! MASKS - Wilson DynaLite Steel w/ Wilson Leather Pads - $50 The mask was only worn in cage training, so the pads have some faint marking, overall excellent condition. - Wilson DynaLite Steel w/ Doeskin Wraparound Pads - $60 I used the pads on an iX3 frame for about a season, they're in excellent condition, only a minor sign of wear on the upper pad where it meets the bill of the cap. Frame and harness are in good condition. - Diamond iX3 - $50 Lightly used by a new umpire this spring, frame and harness are in excellent condition, does still have the original iX3 pads, which are in good shape. - AllStar FM25LUC w/ Deltaflex harness - $50 I got this to use in bullpens for my last year of high school ball, but never got to use it more than a few times. The pads are in excellent condition and the mask has never been thrown off or on the dirt (my school has turf and I always babied my gear lol) and is overall fantastic condition. - Easton Speed Elite - $45 Also from a new umpire this spring, pads are in good condition with some very minor staining (they've been washed 2x). The frame never took a hit, per him, but there are a few tiny rust spots on the upper bar of the eye port. The harness is in excellent condition. - Champro Pro-Plus Steel - $40 Also from a new umpire this spring, the original steel version of the Pro-Plus, original pads are still in good shape, as it the frame and harness. CHEST PROTECTORS - Diamond Pro - $95 Used a total of one game by one of my partners before he had to medically retire. Has never taken a hit, per him. Includes all extensions and original harness is in great shape. - Diamond iX3 - $65 Also from a new umpire this spring, was only used a few times, excellent condition, includes all extensions. - Wilson WV Platinum - $75 Used a couple of seasons, overall solid condition. SHOES - Reebok Magistrates Blk/Wht Mid-cut Plate Shoes - $75 Sz 10.5, great condition, plenty of tread left! - 3n2 Low-cut Plate Shoes - $55 Sz 10.5 wide. Used a few games by a new umpire this spring, will need new laces, otherwise in excellent condition. - NB v2 Base Shoes - $45 Sz 10.5D. Used for training and the one game by the partner who medically retired. Excellent condition!
  21. Vegas_Ump

    hypothetical

    Hey! You haven't given the Angel Hernandez interpretation! (LOL!) I mean, if he can un-foul a swung on pitch, then he can allow a runner to steal 3B that way! Naaahhhhhh! Mike Las Vegas
  22. $100 - Old style Wilson Ti frame. No dents or dings. Shipping included in price.
  23. Jimurray

    hypothetical

    MLBUM and MiLBUM do require a batter in the box also. Wendelstedt says the same unless impracticable such as end of game appeals.
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  25. Rich Ives

    hypothetical

    OBR doesn't have the batter requirement. 5.12 After the ball is dead, play shall be resumed when the pitcher takes his place on the pitcher’s plate with a new ball or the same ball in his possession and the plate umpire calls “Play.” The plate umpire shall call “Play” as soon as the pitcher takes his place on his plate with the ball in his possession.
  26. That’s a good example when fielders are playing in. The OP doesn’t specify but with bases loaded they could be in or normal. That pub you took the diagram from should have one with the ball going thru or by F3 with F4 normal. It should have R1 out.
  27. Guest

    hypothetical

    Rule 5-1-4 After a dead ball, the ball becomes live when it is held by the pitcher in a legal pitching position, provided the pitcher has engaged the pitcher's plate, the batter and the catcher are in their respective boxes, and the umpire calls "Play" and gives the appropriate signal.
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