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  1. Unless there are Interps we don't know about which disappear from Arbiter or now Refquest the college rule always requires intent for contact while OBR does not require intent for INT with a fielder in the act of fielding including the throw: 7-11-f-Exc: "4) If a batter-runner and a catcher fielding a batted ball make contact, no call shall be made unless either player intentionally interferes with the play." Not a relevant exception to 7-11-f but that's where it is and it does not limit tangle-untangle to getting out of the box.
  2. I think there’s some OBR wording that protects the fielder in the immediate act of throwing after fielding a batted ball
  3. There should have been a safe on the initial tangle. I think it’s INT on the second tangle
  4. You hadn't been trained yet that "did he go" is with the left hand? Or did your plate just think that if Joe West does it he can do it. When you get casual with mechanics an MLB ump can say no he didn't on his plate right arm strike signal. Actually happened. Did the batter not know where 1B was and that he gets it on ball 4. We eliminate that rec ball mechanic in our training but most of the newbies used the left hand when we ask the question, "how do you award 1B on ball 4?" After they do all this stupid pointing we give them the proper mechanic "ball 4" and ask them if they know of players that don't know where 1B is and don't know they get it. But I get where it comes from in rec ball. I myself have had to point an 8 year old to 1B on ball 4
  5. It is a specialized strike call for an uncaught strike.
  6. Where does the left arm point come from. MLB started a right arm point after the Eddings screwup. Some groups still do a safe signal but I haven't seen a left arm point. Do you subscribe to the "voluntary strike" mechanic?
  7. No, his has the score not the inning, well, half of the score.
  8. Caseplay is 2.16.1 A can't paste it sorry
  9. Strict application of the FED TOP rule would make it "a.", "b." would be called as a balk. In my neck of the woods I can judge the hands coming together in a staggered manner and not TOP. I would consider "d." as TOP. He could disengage between "c." and "d."
  10. And there usually will be other balkable movement unless you call time and say "do not do that"
  11. A dropped ball as well as an errant pitch that crosses the foul line is considered a pitch and a ball. If you don't think you have a cite and use 10-2-3g you should rule as the other codes do.
  12. Jimurray


    Foul is the first thing that happens before a catch can be judged. I've seen MLB umps give a foul signal without even signaling catch on no sht caught foul flies. Apparently it's a scorekeeper thing as discussed here:
  13. Deduct $12 for not needed umpire manual. We get manuals for free from our association and also casebooks for new umps. But the electronic versions from NFHS All Access are about $7 each. Figuring out how to sign up for all access app and getting the pubs is a chore. But that’s the more irritating fly in my ointment. MLB and NCAA allow free downloads of their rules.
  14. Sometimes you would know the decision on a rare play which just actually happened in a scrimmage. But do you go though the motions of enforcement before asking the coach? R2, R3, fly ball to short LF with CI. F7 drops it so R2 holds up and R3 makes it home while batter is safe at 1B. Do we send R3 back knowing that the coach will take the play when offered. I'm assuming those that require the coach to know he has an option would enforce.
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