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    That's not correct. OBR: Pitch deflects off catcher and goes OOP: 1 base TOP. Pitch deflects off catcher, and catcher (or anyone else) UNINTENTIONALLY hits the ball and it now goes OOP: 2 bases TOP. (It's "compromise" between the one base of a pitch and the TOT provisions of most such awards) (This is Stk004's play. See 5.06(b)(40(H) AR) Pitch deflects off catcher, and catcher INTENTIONALLY hits the ball and it now goes OOP: 2 bases TOT
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    Based on what you've proposed, I believe it's still 1 base TOP because the F2, while making a play on that ball, never actually secured possession of the ball, thus, it is still a pitch. Now if he was to chase it down, barehand it, and throw it towards a teammate covering a base, and airmails it into DBT (or, if with R3 approaching Home Plate while F1 tries to cover, as what happens many many many times in amateur ball, and F1 bungles it and it rolls into a dugout DB zone), it is now a second play, and the penalties/awards are TOT. So say we have bases loaded (R1, R2, R3) and F1 lawn-bowls one that comes to rest at one of those pathetic backstops with a curl at its base. F2 goes to grab it, and with his eyes towards the plate, knocks it under the backstop. 1 base TOP, R3 scores, R2->3B, R1->2B. Same scenario as before, but his time, F1 spikes one, F2 retrieves it from the backstop and underhands it towards F1 covering the plate. R1 and R2 weren't even moving, and R3 is only half-way down the line, testing the action. F1 fumbles it and the ball rolls into the DBT at the mouth of the dugout (it was deemed DBT in the ground rules). "Time!" and R3 and R2 score, and R1->3B.
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    Alright, @D62 blue, here's the proposed plan of attack: Supplies: 8.5" - 9" of 1.5" nylon webbing or seatbelt strap (seatbelt strap is linearly harder to fail) 1x 1.5" D-ring (nylon, stainless steel, or chromed steel) 1x 1.5" Tri-Glide ladderloc or 1x 1.5" nylon side-release buckle, like this: Side Release Buckle (on eBay) Steps: Remove the existing 1.25" sizing strap tailing off the bottom edge of the yoke. Recommend using a seam renderer or a precision blade to render the seam or pick out the stitching instead of cutting. Be careful not to destroy the edging stitches. Open the stitching for either the top or bottom edge of the center foam brick cell so as to extract the TPU-EVA foam brick inside. It makes our next stitching very problematic, and it isn't needed. You should be left with the netting and the thin foam backer plate. Loop the D-Ring or the single-bar end of a side-release buckle through the 1.5" nylon webbing, positioning this hardware towards the top edge of the yoke in a hoop. Drape the nylon webbing over the top edge of the yoke (with the hardware between them) onto the front side and back side, and then perform two master stitches through all layers – webbing / netting / foam plate / netting / webbing. Position one master stitch at the bottom, and the other towards the top, allowing for the D-ring (or buckle bar) to be secured within. Once this has been executed, then a Tri-Glide ladderloc can be slid onto the 1.5" sizing strap of the harness, and then looped through the D-ring. Then, bring the strap back down and double it back through the Tri-Glide to secure it and adjust length accordingly. Or if using side-release buckle, feed the 1.5" sizing strap through the ladderloc end of the male part of the side release buckle and adjust length accordingly. Then, snap the male part into the female part of the buckle. Be sure to err on the side of tightness and snugness than loose. From your photos, it appears that the two shoulder arch plates have not been trained and curved. They should be. The billow (that cushy pad at the throat) should be at, or just beneath your Adam's Apple. The rib strap should line up with your lowest fixed rib. If you need pointers on how to train and curve the Schutt XV, please say so... I'll locate the past post on this topic, and @kstrunk can vouch for its effectiveness.
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    Those of you wanting to pull the trigger, these are going fast again. Already out of a few sizes and limited in others. Not sure about the suggestion to wear an additional garment underneath these tights for the umpire who prefers a standard pocket...especially in the summer. I'd suggest trying the tights with the incorporated pocket first. You just might like it. If you happen not to, wearing a standard jock over top of the cup with cup on top of the tights might be a better solution (just as the Nutty Buddy is suggested to be worn). Also, if looking for reviews, we have 4 to date. https://www.ump-attire.com/Baseball-Umpire-Equipment/Clothing-Apparel/Under-Apparel/F3-TIGHTS_Force3-Umpire-Tights-with-Kevlar-Pads Hope that helps.
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    Yes, and yes. There are certain things a partner can help with such as a 'foul ball in the box' (batted ball hit the batter in the box), or HBP, even D3K if you pre-game it, but timing could remain an issue. In my experience, a proper use of the eyes and timing go hand in hand. If you're tracking the ball all the way to it's destination, and are determined not to do or say anything until you know what happened, things will slow down, and you'll be more comfortable, and accurate. Resolve not to make decisions while the ball is in flight, and even after it's not in flight, resolve to not make decisions until you know what happened. And... as you suggested, call more games! Enjoy the journey, and don't expect 100% perfection with this, I still see very seasoned umpires get clueless sometimes.
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    It's colder than #%^* right now
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    Had one a few weeks ago I wish I ejected. 14u tourney. Pitch comes in thigh high...not knees... thigh..Strike one. ...The kid turns to his dugout and with enough volume for all to hear, he yells "That pitch was at my ANKLES!!!" I told him in a very stern voice, "Just get in the box and hit". Now he's aggravated and swings as hard as he can at the next pitch and tomahawks a high fastball in the gap that splits the outfielders. The kid was quick, the outfielders were not and he's rounding 3rd as the F6 is getting the throw from the outfield. Now I'm hoping for a good throw and a tag at the plate so I can give this kid a big punch out at the plate. (I know I know...I'm not supposed to root)). He slides in ahead of the tag. He says nothing and heads to the dugout. (Smart move on his part)... should have tossed him after strike one.
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    It says the pitcher is to take signs on the rubber from the catcher. This was written many moons ago before any of us were here. Nobody ever dreamed of coaches giving signs from the dugout or dads from the stands. As Andrew points out, the purpose is to prevent QPs, as long as he gets on the rubber and pauses enough to not QP then no violation has occurred. Although OBR states this, there is no penalty given.
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