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  1. Although not part of the rule, that's how we ordinarily judge "intentionally dropped." When the fly ball hit Canseco in the head and bounced over the wall, that was not an intentional drop. But if, say, a player from Venezuela did a chest trap and let the ball fall to the ground, I'd rule that an intentional drop. I've never heard of that — and it sounds painful. IOW, touching is necessary but not sufficient for an intentional drop: we need more than touching to judge intent. Usually that involves the glove, sometimes the hand, but in principle it could be another body part.
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  2. “People ask me what I do in winter when there's no baseball. I'll tell you what I do. I stare out the window and wait for spring.” Rogers Hornsby quotes
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  3. Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo
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  4. Luckily I built up a pretty good collection of pants over the years, and now I'm trying to find all the ones I've lent out, and kindly ask for them back at some point. Should have a dozen Harwicks by seasons start, and will keep them out of the machine from now on. May last until I "retire". I've got those waist bands on my CHP pants, and I get why folks like them (read: Italian dinners the night before). But I never get used to the extra bulk on the hips when wearing ball bags.
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  5. Look... stop it with your reason and logic. We don't need that kind of making sense around here.
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  6. Yes it was. I liked it because you can tell where hes looking too
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  7. FWIW, my new group wants HOK as soon as F1 engages the rubber.
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  8. That's exactly what I was thinking.
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  9. Out of my association's hands...but our coaches can scratch 3 umpires no questions asked. I had one head coach one year specifically ask for me to work the plate in Game 3 (best of three series) of the state championship series (even though he had no actual input.) Two years later he black-listed me as I had restricted him to the dugout in a game...which he didn't like. Yup, I went from him wanting me to work the plate in one of the biggest games of his career to him not wanting me to work a meaningless pre-season tournament game at his school. LOL
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  10. C'mon @JaxRolo...........That's just so you can personalize it. To assist, I have provided some useful possibilities below............. Right ear Left ear JAX ROLO or STRIKE THREE or YOU'RE OUT
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  12. It bothered me a little that he had so many.
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  13. To all three of you gents, I'd like to say, excellent question and responses. MT73, if you are a relative newcomer to this forum, you've asked about a rule that I consider to be very misunderstood both in its proper execution and its origin. A play happened in the 2016 World Series with Javier Baez playing 2B for the Cubs where I truly believe he allowed a soft line drive to bounce when he could have caught it in flight ... and turned it into a legit double play. I've seen other MLB infielders blow this same play by letting it glance off their glove first and the umpire is never foo
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  14. Why don't the schools just self assign in Arbiter? They're picking their own anyway. Horrible system.
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  15. Sold! To me! Just made a deal with VAUmp. My friend Jim (Ironman on here) has one. It's awesome. Gotta try it myself. So, I'm locking this one myself.
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  16. Often (at least enough to note), I am conducting a game with a complete rookie or novice. Back in Wisconsin and now here in Arizona, my assignors, LD's and TD's know that I am reliable enough of an umpire to conduct my own business well, and I have the personality, demeanor and aptitude to be a trainer. We cover as much as we can (as time allows) in pre-game, but during the course of the game, we get together between innings at the 1BL to check in. Feedback is of course exchanged – positioning, angles, timing and projection. Rules clarification if/after it arises ("So you called FPSR because..
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