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    None of the above, in 50 years. Umpires will look like this:
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    I'm grokking that R1 went into 2B standing up as F6 was stabbing his foot toward the base. Perhaps there was a little contact as R1 arrived. F6's foot arrived first. Unless the local rules include the infamous "must slide" rule, no rule in any national code requires a runner to slide. This is nothing. And when the defense screws up an easy double play like this, I'm not bailing them out with a bogus call: R1 would have to do something pretty substantial and obvious (two-arm shove, for instance) to draw an INT call here.
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    And they will be saying the same thing about all of us in 50 years when they are wearing a variation of a Star Trek uniform (ie whatever other comparison you want to use or one/style that hasn't been invented yet) in the future, with the new style/fashion police of 50 years from now.
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    @The Man in Blue I’m ashamed to say that I am part of the emoji generation. Whenever I read an article from contemporary news outlets, (vice, huff post, etc...) and even some big name news sources for that matter, I can’t do it without my red pen in hand. A lot of them are simple mistakes that should have been taught in middle school, and caught on the first edit of the article. I can’t understand how multimillion dollar corps allow such atrocious errors to make it into print. People are too accustomed to speaking with ambiguous pictures. But on the same hand I can’t put the full onus on my generation because I’ve had professors try to teach me that nothing really has meaning, so it doesn’t matter what we say...
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    I’ll even say it ... that is just ridiculous. I did approach an ejection one time but it was because the player and coach were being disrespectful and playing games when instructed to remove the jewelry four times. First inning: I noticed the earrings and told the player to remove them. Second inning: I noticed them again and advised the player and coach to remove them. Third inning: Player comes out with bandaids over them. I follow her to the dugout and issue a warning to the player and coach. Then I hear all kinds of excuses: she just had them done, they are permanent, etc. ... I asked if she was going to play school ball in the fall. She said yes. I advised her NFHS flat out says NO, so her career in school ball is over if they are permanent. She was coming up to bat to lead off the top of the inning and the coach asked if I was going to call her out. I said “No coach, I am going to eject her if she comes on the field again. She has been told four times now.” Coach asks “So then what, we have to take an out?” I advise “No coach, by rule the game is over and you forfeit because you have no subs to fill the ejected player’s spot.” Amazing how fast they came out. I wasn’t going to eject her for the jewelry, I was going to eject her for their shenigans, As I said though, I am no longer judging that. I like the NFHS rule of NO and will enforce it all day long. However I am tired of having arguments in codes that won’t back their own rules though. Why do I feel that way? I have seen a girl turn her head on a ground ball that hopped and hit her in the ear. It shoved the post of her “little harmless stud” into her neck. Mom and dad took her to the hospital. I’ve seen a batter get hit in the ear and the post punctured the skin (not near as serious as the other, but enough for blood to stream). I’ve seen a baseball player go head first into second and his necklace scratched his throat enough for blood to flow. Any of those could have been worse and all of them happened, whether you saw it or not.
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    Not when you are watching your ten-year old from 200 feet away through chain link fence, players on the field, and three more rows of parents. Pretty easy.
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