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johnnyg08 last won the day on November 5 2019

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  1. Thanks Jim. I was hoping you'd chime in.
  2. IF and only IF you risk this...pay with PayPal. Good luck
  3. I wish the photos for the CP were a little better.
  4. Congrats! You might be one of the only umpires in the country who (wants to and) is umpiring high school baseball this year.
  5. Their customer service is usually really good. I've ordered from them for years. One of their websites is infected with malware though...so be careful...if you get popups to "renew flash" get out of dodge on that one.
  6. Thanks for posting the 2nd link. The top one didn't work for me.
  7. I think all of the scenarios being discussed involved bases empty scenarios..IOW do we have a legal pitch? OBR provides an exception for removing the hand from the ball on a pitch (of course) maybe x.xx a(10)? I'm not sure there is a dispute about this being a balk with runners on base. Is there? :-)
  8. ha ha...that's great! Also...notice the batter sat on it and roped it. It's a gimmick...nothing more
  9. Some part of his body is moving. That's not a pause. (We are agreeing) some people are seeing something that isn't there.
  10. Not everything that looks weird is illegal. The reason we tend to not see most gimmicks is because they are gimmicks and they don't work. Things like this require us to know the specific requirements of the windup and what the pitcher is permitted to do...it's not necessarily how we feel or what we think which is where a lot of umpires get into trouble with the MSU rule book.
  11. We must be watching different videos. If a stop is what we're looking for, that video doesn't have it.
  12. Agree. It's a gimmick. I can't find rule support that makes it illegal, therefore it's legal for me.
  13. As a former player, I see this working maybe once. Maybe. I don't believe there are any issues with legality. In the end he gets to this point and it's like any other pitch from the windup. It's not that big of a deal from a hitter's standpoint. He still ends up in the "traditional" or normal delivery position. Lastly, I feel bad for his DH.
  14. Merged for pleasure. Thanks @Maven
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