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  1. I don’t think we need clarification if you read all of the thread and the threads referenced and the links referenced in the other threads.
  2. Jimurray

    Runner interference

    That ump kicked the call. You kicked the rule. Would you like to refrase your post for better clarification.
  3. NCAA was confirmed changed in a UTD facebook post also.
  4. Uh, where have you been? Covered once or twice here. NCAA changing also. But 2020 OBR not yet available on MLB.com. But reliable sources have the change as certain.
  5. Jimurray

    balk rules?

    They didn’t have officials. They had guys wearing umpire shirts they bought. It’s not that uncommon.
  6. Jimurray

    balk rules?

    If the runner was advancing or gave the impression of advancing that is a legal move. If that league allowed protests it would have been upheld if the protest comittee was more knowledgeable than the guys wearing umpire shirts at that game and the reason for the balk was as is described.
  7. How about a long sleeve Uv protective sleeve (only sleeve rest of shirt to assignors requirement) color that conforms to the various assignor demands? Skin color, side panel color, any other assignor fashion statement. Long sleeves under short sleeves is a fashion nogo which I agree with in cold weather. In hot weather long wicking sun protective sleeves are necessary for some umps that even slathering sun screen will not keep their derm happy. BTW most of you will become that ump if you do it long enough without protection.
  8. That chart has nothing to do with "appeals" for an umpire to get help. It's for missed base appeals. The only rule is: "8.02(c) If a decision is appealed, the umpire making the decision may ask another umpire for information before making a final decision. No umpire shall criticize, seek to reverse or interfere with another umpire’s decision unless asked to do so by the umpire making it. If the umpires consult after a play and change a call that had been made, then they have the authority to take all steps that they may deem necessary, in their discretion, to eliminate the results and consequences of the earlier call that they are reversing, including placing runners where they think those runners would have been after the play, had the ultimate call been made as the initial call, disregarding interference or obstruction that may have occurred on the play; failures of runners to tag up based upon the initial call on the field; runners passing other runners or missing bases; etc., all in the discretion of the umpires. No player, manager or coach shall be permitted to argue the exercise of the umpires’ discretion in resolving the play and any person so arguing shall be subject to ejection. Notwithstanding the foregoing, correction of a missed ball-strike count shall not be permitted after a pitch is thrown to a subsequent batter, or in the case of the final batter of an inning or game, after all infielders of the defensive team leave fair territory."
  9. He wouldn't have to come set in OBR/NCAA if he declared windup. If he didn't declare he is considered in the set and the balk is as you say.
  10. But tell him we will be gentle about him PSOOHA
  11. A sideways pitcher who engages the rubber might be allowed to pitch from the windup with a new runner or advanced runner on. He has to declare which he didn’t do in this OP. Otherwise in OBR and NCAA a throw from the rubber without winding up is a legal windup pitch unless you think it was a QP. A couple of MLB pitchers do it sometimes. They occasionally get called for a QP and most of the time not. I’m waiting for an MLB sideways pitcher to declare windup with R3 in a squeeze or steal home sit and not wind up but throw home in a legal pitch. Probably not a loophole that we should expect to see.
  12. And if the PU unknowingly pointed in play there still would be no live ball because the pitcher did not have it.
  13. The release was "unhindered" because he let it go early with a helmet in the way. I'm getting that at any level.
  14. Actually I thought that MLB plate umps were instructed to use an indicator. But yes, I need to use an indicator even if instructed not to.
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