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    This one was posted on Facebook. I can also say that it has been discussed by numerous state offices. PLAY: The home team's pitcher is Jones and he is designated as the P/DH. He pitches the first three innings and is batting in the fourth. He gets a double. His coach then comes out and says he wants to verbally terminate the DH and now wants to have a courtesy runner for Jones (who is still the pitcher of record). Is this legal. Several states filed a request for an official interpretation to the NFHS. The NFHS has ruled that this is "legal". I was NOT provided the NFHS rationale for their decision. And, since I am no longer on the committee, I will not be getting it anytime soon. I am just providing this so that one can properly adjudicate this situation.
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    Yes. Not only can you do it that way, that's the only way to do it. Keep it simple: Jones is a sub for Smith in the 2 spot. That's how to report it. Adams is F/DH who changed defensive positions. Legal. The new rule simply allows coaches to replace a F/DH on defense and keep him in the lineup on offense. Usually, that will be P/DH, but it need not be. Any player in the lineup may switch defensive positions with another player. That's not a substitution and doesn't affect the DH.
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    I have the following items for sale: (Prices include shipping) Brand new Wilson Aluminum mask frame, no pads or harness.($70) Brand new Honigs lightweight mask frame, no pads or harness.($45) If interested, please send me a message.
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    Thank goodness. I am not too proud to admit that I was starting to experience withdrawal symptoms...
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    I had emailed him in April, with no response for a few weeks... then lo and behold, I got a phone call from him in late May. I had requested 3 ZRO-G frames, but he didn’t have any more bare frames available. So, instead, I settled on 2 ZRO-G masks, which he sent out within a week, and I had them before departing AZ for the summer. I recently supplied one of them to @Mr Ump because he suddenly (and tragically) is without a mask, and he really digs it, especially in the Charcoal colorway.
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    It’s not supposed to be pretty looking, it’s supposed to be different looking. It’s a branding-fueled planform. We all know an All-Star is an All-Star because of that comb-style bar planform. @Thunderheads remembers this one – the FM2000: Can you, too, spy the All-Star logo in the bars? That’s why they shaped it that way. UnderArmour is doing much the same, and while I don’t think they’re going to make a big splash in Major League Baseball, my professional guess is they’re gunning for Nike and Easton in the college baseball arena. Nike hasn’t exactly been proactive in progressing – much less continuing – the iconic Titanium mask, CP (seriously, why haven’t they put Air, Shox, Fusion, or React technology in their CPs??), and shinguards. Many college programs, sponsored by Nike for their uniforms and footwear, seek out and are supplied by Easton or All-Star for their catchers gear. Adidas has recognized the importance of the college market, as we’re seeing this in the Adidas Pro Issue mask (the “Icon”, as we’ve nicknamed the planform), which resembles the Nike Titanium “Icon” for good reason. With this new mask – and especially the new pads to represent a significant step forward in technology – UnderArmour can present a complete branding package to their sponsored colleges, head to toe. The pads intrigue me. Notice where they originate from – the football helmet industry. Hmm. What other highly advanced foams came out of helmet development?* With these pads, the gauntlet has officially been thrown down (again); Wilson has to pursue pads better than foam-filled leather sausages. As far as mounting pads in the FM4K-Mag, sure, it’ll take Team Wendy’s, but really, why do you feel the need to? The new LUC-Mag pads address the problem borne out of how drastically lightweight the mask is – stand-off volume and a hard distributor plate! That plate works. It’s just a shame it’s not (yet) on the upper pad. Then again, since All-Star focused on catchers primarily, catchers already wear a hard hat. * Answer: Team Wendy’s came about for ski helmet development, while 3DO was brought to North America by Schutt for their football helmets.
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    Thank you all for your messages. It's been an incredibly difficult time this past week, and we are putting one foot in front of the other as best we can. Christine's passing was unexpected, though she had been battling illness for many years as a result of radiation treatment for Hodgkins when she was 17. It truly does make a difference knowing that my family is in your thoughts and prayers.
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    Be careful, you might learn the rules too well and decide to become one of us! "The rule book is a pathway to an enjoyment of sports some consider to be... Unnatural" -Sheev Palpatine, probably.

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