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  1. All the codes have the similar rules with FED adding a knee and/or touching HP and NCAA adding touching HP. That was actually missed in the NCAA postseason:
  2. To be legal when batting and contacting the ball no foot can be touching the ground completely outside the box. To be legal prior to batting the ball both feet have to be totally within the box. "6.03 - The batter's legal position shall be both feet within the batter's box. A.R. - The lines defining the box are within the batter's box."
  3. But there was a conversation between U3 and F5 as F5 started to leave. Be nice to know what was said.
  4. My take is non umpires would "Ask the Umpire". We do have a "Rules" forum. But the guy said he was ashamed and wanted our thoughts. I posted my thought.
  5. Should U2 call the out on that tag? Does U3 calling it add some confusion although he does point at R2 while signaling out.
  6. Video will probably show later today. Announcers were correct in using the adjective "brutal" but what was brutal was their commentary and rules knowledge: T5, Both R2 and R3 left early thinking the line drive was trapped but the ump clearly and correctly signaled a catch. Washington appealed R2 standing on 3B by tagging him and U3 signaled the third out. F5 did accidentally step on 3B also but did not give any sign that he was appealing R3. You can not have an accidental appeal. It has to be obvious either by the situation or verbal declaration. The umps did not tell Washington to leave the field. They left because they saw the third out and did not realize they could get an advantageous fourth out which could have been appealed until the pitcher and all infielders left fair territory. The umps signaled that the run scored because R3 touched home before the third out of R2 which is NOT A FORCE, it is an appeal. I think the umps knew the rule but have to go to NY anyway since protests are not allowed in MLB anymore.
  7. Most other mechanics have the cone take R2 tag and backup the PU on R3s tag. You, the PU have the catch, f f, and R3’s tag in perfect alignment. All “books” use this mechanic. It appears your outfit was using a self published book by your UIC. Since you all were on the same page the coverage should have been covered but you can see why you looking down the line could better see what R3 was doing. You might ask your UIC where he got this mechanic from.
  8. " I get on the line for Fair foul, and the catch, best I can. I call the out, then check R2 for tag (which I see as fine), then look at R3 who is barrelling down the line." What book is that from?
  9. You apparently have not read Appendix A in your green book.
  10. To copy the most important part of @The Man in Blue's post: "If you can hear thunder, you are in danger. Don’t be fooled by blue skies. If you hear thunder, lightning is close enough to pose an immediate threat." Any reputable umpire or league association would advise their personnel comply with that guidance. What guidance have you been given?
  11. You shouldn't like that they word it that way if you are a literal rule applier. Pitchers end up within 5 feet of the rubber without the ball in many situations. NFHS should add the caveat of when the hidden ball trick is being attempted.
  12. This is not a balk in any code: "2010 SITUATION 8: F1, while on the pitcher’s plate in either the windup or set position, (a) adjusts his cap, or (b) shakes off the signal with his glove, or (c) shakes off the signal with his head. RULING: In (a), (b) and (c) these are legal actions, provided these movements of the arms and legs were not associated with the pitch. (6-1-1, 6.1.2D case book)" At one point in the past NFHS actually had (a) as a balk in one of their caseplays but reversed it thankfully. The pitching motion referred to in the above caseplay should say the "start of the motion to come set". Most of us call it a start stop when the pitcher aborts coming set but it also is used when the pitcher stops his motion to deliver. Paradoxically, while adjusting your cap would be allowed by FED, moving your hand to the mouth while on the rubber is called a balk with runner/s on. FED won't let go of that interp.
  13. Jimurray

    Hit by pitch

    He didn’t get hit. They either threw at him and missed or threw behind him.
  14. If you read both the definitions, you will have a quandary with a ball that stops before the base. You also might have had a quandary with a ball that first hits past 1B or 3B in the outfield but MLB has cleared that up. We had an opportunity for NCAA to clear up that particular call but it wasn't needed. Anyway in the mean time call any ball that any part of which settles over the foul line ( the foul side of the line that is completely fair) fair.
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