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  1. I bet he does... It went to replay and the call was confirmed by the NCAA, which included the secretary/rules editor.
    3 points
  2. One of my female co-workers thought on the subject: this was MLB's way of trying to increase the female viewing demographic.
    2 points
  3. I especially liked how Max was about to drop trowel right there on the mound; that would have been classic and set the new standard for 'inspections'.
    2 points
  4. So what? I hate this terminology and I wish people would stop using it. There is 150 years of baseball wrought with thousands (maybe even millions) of cases of batters who got first base after making no attempt to move. Why? Because they couldn't. They didn't have time. They didn't see it right. The pitch was too fast. Or moved unexpectedly. Or they blinked. Or deer in the headlights. The rule writers NEVER intended a batter being denied first base for not attempting to move when getting drilled by a 102 mph ball that gave them about 0.1 seconds to react. The issue isn't whether or not they made an attempt...the issue is whether or not they ALLOWED, with intent, the ball to hit them. If you're gonna keep the batter in the box you better be damned sure they WANTED to get hit. The pitch was thrown into the batter's box...try not reward the pitcher.
    2 points
  5. Why not? The college rule - right there in the first two sentences - says 1: this is a safety rule and 2: whether a double play is possible is irrelevant. I'll call that in college and high school all day long. It was textbook.
    2 points
  6. I don't know how to post a tweet but Max Scherzer went off when they had to inspect him. The way they've decided to enforce this policy is a disaster. They should randomly take balls out of play after being pitched and check them. If that's even possible. Putting it on the umpires is, just, ugh.
    2 points
  7. Drop Dead time should NEVER be the only rule...yes, you can do "no new inning" on its own, but not "drop dead"...it should always be accompanied with a "no new inning" time...even if they're half hour apart. "No new" is your ideal..."Drop Dead" is your "we need to keep things on schedule, drop the nuke". You set the "no new" far enough ahead that you rarely need to do the "drop dead"...if there's only a drop dead time then virtually all games hit the drop dead time, meaning every game you need to revert to last completed inning (most of the time) and deal with the shenanigans of dragging things out OR every game the VT has an inherent advantage if the score at drop dead time is kept. I've seen TD's set these ten minutes apart and you just shake your head.
    1 point
  8. Beerguy beat me to it. The pitcher messed up, he threw it into the batter’s box. Why is the batter under an obligation to bail out the pitcher for screwing up? Interesting logic by those who claim the batter has to help the pitcher out. Use this and it’ll guide your decision every time: Did the ball hit the batter, or did the batter hit the ball? Second guessing myself nearly never happens after learning this principle. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  9. Who uses a paper copy only? Cannot believe there is no digital version.
    1 point
  10. Sorry didn't see you acknowledge that the call was actually correct ... didnt' mean to pile on
    1 point
  11. I’m not sure why any pitcher gets to act incredulous and do the whole ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ song and dance. They’re quite literally the ones (allegedly) cheating and it’s the reason for them being checked. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    1 point
  12. Like I tell the catchers "Don't toss me the ball, hand it to me. There's a reason I ump and don't play."
    1 point
  13. It's a fair question (the rhetorical point is: there's nothing to protect on this play). But that's not the purpose of a safety rule. It's a deterrent for all runners to target middle infielders. The rule aims to get runners in the habit of sliding legally. We enforce it to protect all fielders, even on plays where they aren't in fact threatened. We penalize risky behavior, even when the risk in some particular case is minimal (such as speeding). Big penalty = big deterrent.
    1 point
  14. Issues 1 & 2: don't allow yelling. And don't allow complaints about ball/strike calls. Issue 3: one warning, preferably to include "this will be your only warning." Then eject. Issue 4: you say grounds for immediate ejection. There's no "but." This miserable son of a bitch has already been around too long, making the crew miserable. Issue 5: we have no jurisdiction beyond the fence. Stop the game, tell the acting HC of the team that the game cannot continue until the ejected coach leaves the visual confines of the field (he can't see us, we can't see him). Actually, the game should not have been restarted until he was out of view. Issue 6: this report is several hundred words too long. Here's what should have happened and how to report it. That's all you need. How much better would your game have been if it had happened like that? You've done enough games to recognize these jack wagons: why should we have to "try to keep them in the game?" I don't know about your area, but they don't pay me nearly enough to take that shîte. I am quite clear that they will get exactly one warning, and then the must disappear. I strongly recommend that approach, especially for newer umpires, who tend to give multiple warnings that thereby mean nothing.
    1 point
  15. Don't forget I'm a retired cop...this would have been 30 pages for a police report, so it is the trimmed down version
    1 point
  16. Rest and recovery is important. I took the day off after my last game and felt so good that I'm now approaching 1,500 consecutive days of recovery.
    1 point
  17. Did your son ask the "girl" her pronouns? Maybe "he's out" was correct.
    1 point
  18. Well I'm not a medical expert either, just a dumb contractor. But when I read crap like "Cellular Transport Technology", my BS meter starts activating. I'm sure Dr. Thomas is more than qualified to develop this drink additive, but it's probably just another version of a "sports drink". If it works for you, great. I stick with water and proper nutrition. I hydrate and eat something light before most games, and also hydrate during. If I'm doing multiple games, I'll do the same between games. I don't buy into the whole sports drink thing for most of us that aren't doing that much strenuous work during a game to warrant putting all those empty calories into our bodies. For some people, I'm sure the sports drinks are necessary and work for them. But for the vast majority of us, they are simply not needed. The only thing you are doing is fattening other peoples bank accounts and your waistline.
    1 point
  19. Unless you are hit by a snowblower.
    1 point
  20. It's the cycle brother. Without getting to philosophical and hijacking the thread, You're first & last bath, are given to you by someone else.
    1 point
  21. My girlfriend likes these a lot. Personally I don't like the way they taste. It kind of makes a thick water, if you can imagine that. I like the lemon lime (?) one the best. If you do try them out they taste much better ice cold than at room temperature.
    1 point




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