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About grayhawk

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    Almost as good as I think I am
  • Birthday 08/27/1966

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    CAL PAC, SCIAC, Orange Empire, South Coast, OCBOA
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    Owner of Oasis Senior Advisors of Coastal OC
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    NCAA Division 3, NAIA, Community College, High School
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  1. No. How can a pitcher feint or throw to second on an inside move without breaking his hands?
  2. I agree 100% with all of this. The OP, @tmaze, was requesting something he can use as a reference when an umpire calls a balk on this (which will most certainly happen at some point). Construing from a rule and/or case play likely wouldn't fit the bill. Of course, it's fairly difficult to use said reference on the field following a balk call anyway without getting run.
  3. Yes. In fact, the only case play that’s similar (to the uninformed) is 6.2.4 Situation J, but that play is at first base so it’s not relevant for second or third bases.
  4. If you use Fed, then all of the above references are of no official use. You won't find a Fed citation that will help you, unfortunately. I would give your chances of having it called properly at about 50%.
  5. That's only a balk in Fed (any part of the glove must be AT or below the chin). Unless it's blatant, it's not going to get called. It's perfectly legal in OBR.
  6. Thanks. I’m only working plates because of my limited mobility, but I worked a 9 inning, 2:40 game and was able to get through it without too much pain or difficulty. So I’m making progress!
  7. I take a step back. I think it's a better look. I have used a 2 piece mechanic with a downward hammer (verbal "hike!") and then stepping back and pulling the chainsaw (verbal "three!"). But as I get back to working plates following my injury, I have been using a one piece with a simple step back, pull the chainsaw and "three!"
  8. I used, "that's nothing" yesterday. R1 takes off, batter swings and it just slightly over the plate but the pitch is outside and the catcher is not hindered. Pointed the strike and then gave the "that's nothing" on the batter's action. Shows that I saw he was over the plate but that I rendered judgment that there was no interference. Nobody said a word.
  9. I have the Samurai Gears version and I just didn't tighten the screws all the way. I think that may have been the problem on the one that shattered.
  10. grayhawk

    Immaculate Inning?

    To an umpire, an immaculate (half) inning is three outs on three pitches. I've never had the holy grail - six outs on six pitches.
  11. grayhawk

    Leaving Early

    I am unaware of a specific case play. However, the comment in the BRD is from Brad Rumble, former NFHS Rules Editor.
  12. grayhawk

    Leaving Early

    Yes. I would be subject to a protest if I didn't. If the offense complains, I would tell them that they had very opportunity to correct R2's base running error, but didn't. This is beyond a third world play anyway. I mean, what the hell was the defense doing while the R2 was able to go from second base all the way home, retouch home and make it all the way back to third base?
  13. grayhawk

    Leaving Early

    Once I am sure that he isn't returning to second, and the defense isn't appealing, then I would call time and send him to the dugout.
  14. grayhawk

    Leaving Early

    I didn't downvote you, but the above in bold is incorrect (for all codes). If they don't appeal, then he should be sent to the dugout and his run counts. Fed aligns with NCAA and OBR on this point. From the BRD: OFF INTERP 522-514: RUMBLE: Once a runner has legally scored a run, he cannot nullify the score by any legal action, such as retreating to third in the belief he had missed the base or left too soon. (News 4/84 #31) Of course, if he had legally retreated all the way back to second prior to the defense properly appealing, then he would stay at second and his run would be nullified.
  15. In fact, there are a ton of times a "that's nothing" with a safe signal is the proper mechanic. A few examples: - When a batted ball almost hits a runner, but just misses him - When F2 blocks a pitch and gets tangled up with the batter who is legally in the box - When there is an overthrow and a runner and fielder get tangled and immediately untangled - When a base coach unintentionally gets hit with a throw Essentially, you would use it when something odd or unusual happens that isn't an infraction, and you need the coaches to know that you saw it and rendered a judgment on it.
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