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  1. Can't remember the verbiage but I'm BU and hear 1BC yell at his batter, probably a take on a pitch that he he should have put in play. My PU hears part of what the coach said and ejected him. I think what my partner heard was immediately electable but he didn't realize that that he missed some of the context and it was directed at his batter. We got together and un-ejected. Yes, coaches can sneak some of those comments in but this wasn't one of them.
  2. That "determination" should have been further protested up the chain.
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    Feint to Third

    Yes that is a legal disengage unless the pitcher managed to leave the pivot foot planted on the rubber which is rarely seen.
  4. If at least one complete inning was played the forfeited game is considered a physically played game in the tournament. I'm guessing that would matter for the pitching restriction of 3 consecutive days. It would not count for the regular season game count no matter how many innings were played.
  5. Off topic and not relevant to LL INT. I haven't yet seen sideways pitchers like Strop yet take advantage of declaring the windup and throwing home without a windup. They do it to keep the batter off balance but they haven't used that loophole to pitch quickly with the possibility a squeeze or steal with R3.
  6. I think you were referring to @Lou B's foul poles which are even with the fence. As he said a ball hitting that type of pole above the fence and coming back in directly perpendicular (angular rebounds could be judged as passing the perpendicular extension of the fence) to the fence line would not actually have passed out of the playing field in flight. NFHS makes this ball a HR. The other codes do not address this semantic problem and probably shouldn't. Once headed down that path more questions arise. Should the foul poles, by rule, be in line or outside the fence? If outside the fence, say six inches as in some MLB stadiums, a ball that hits the foul pole is definitely fair. But a ball that just misses the pole on the foul side might actually have been over fair territory when it passed out of the playing field in flight six inches prior to the pole. Time for a laser beam and video
  7. So what OBR/LL rule makes hitting the foul pole a HR? FED has one but assumes the pole is positioned properly. So hitting an inside the fence pole would be a HR by literal rule except for a 2002 Interp.
  8. Austinumpires.org site has a article which appears to have been written by Rick Roder where he comments on the 2006/2007 rules changes. This is what was written about the foot position change: "Three changes in Rule 8.01 bring the rules closer to currently accepted interpretations regarding pitchers taking and maintaining a legal position on the pitching rubber. The first change concerns the legal placement of the pivot foot (foot on the same side as the pitcher’s throwing arm) in Rule 8.01(a) – the windup position – and 8.01(b) – the set (or “stretch”) position. When taking either position, the only requirement regarding the pivot foot in the new rules is that it is in contact with the pitching rubber. Previously, no part of the pivot foot could be off the side edges of the rubber, which is two feet long. The pitcher can now have as much of his pivot foot off the side of the rubber as he wishes, as long as the foot is touching the rubber. The second and third changes are in regard to the non-pivot foot (foot on glove side of the pitcher) in the windup position – 8.01(a). The pitcher’s non-pivot foot is now allowed to be anywhere the pitcher wants it, including off the side of the rubber, which was previously prohibited. And when the pitcher steps “back,” committing himself to pitch, the step can be sideways. The rule formerly stated that this step had to be backward; it could not be to the side of the rubber. The pitcher may now step to the side as he commits to pitch in the windup. ESO editor’s note: One problem with the liberalization of this rule is that it becomes more difficult for umpires and runners to ascertain whether a pitcher is taking a pitching position or just absent-mindedly touching or stepping on the rubber. This will have to be umpire judgment; if you think the pitcher intended to become in-contact, then consider him on the rubber. If you feel he has not intended to take a pitching position, but is “accidentally” touching the rubber, then rule as such. It also becomes more difficult for umpires and runners to ascertain whether the pitcher is taking the windup or the stretch position. Look for the primary orientation of the pivot foot; if the foot is primarily perpendicular to the pitching rubber, consider it the windup; if primarily parallel, consider it the stretch. Also, in the stretch, the non-pivot foot must be in front of (toward home plate) the pitching rubber and primarily parallel to the rubber. Concerning the step to the side as the pitcher commits to pitch, make sure that this step is led by the heel and/or side of the foot. If the toes lead the way, consider it a step to the base, which is exactly what it will look like."
  9. Jimurray

    Force Removed?

    That "order of appeals" is only really codified in NCAA. It might or might not matter in FED and OBR depending on who you ask.
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    We had this happen and the team just sent a parent to Academy.
  11. What rule is that? But I haven't seen a foul pole who's front edge was in line with the front edge of the playing field fence which defines fair territory. Most of the foul poles I've seen are behind the fence/wall. Other than some non standard fields a ball hitting the foul pole would have passed out of the playing field in flight.
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    USA bats have no drop limitation and are approved for Minors thru Intermediate. LL also allows BBCOR for Intermediate and Junior and requires BBCOR for Seniors.
  13. I would not want to change FED to the OBR rule based on my observation of umpires' grasp, in my neck of the woods, of the OBR balk rule. I've actually seen a PONY umpire group revert to "coaches choice" because the "when to call time" instruction was too complicated. But you are a welcome exception to my observations.
  14. While I believe the @The Man in Blue is in error I’d rather he keep arguing then ascribe to your last sentence. He has not been obtuse yet:) He can have the last word and the the thread can die. People can read it and make their own judgments.
  15. Good job. A balk is enforced, ignored or acknowledged. Some miss “acknowledged”. Wild pitch, swung on ( if third strike we go to another algorithm) or not swung on, R1 is safe. Or is thrown out at 3B. The play or the out stands but the balk is acknowledged, no pitch. And your cohorts neglected to train you on this? Emoticon not available. The criteria of when “all play has ceased” can become important also.
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