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Everything posted by johnnyg08

  1. Bringing this thread back to the forefront. Mr. @JHSumpwas WAY ahead of his time.
  2. I'll have to look at it again. The very first time I saw the play, from the angle I was provided, it appeared as though he was compliant....or judged by me to be on the line. But yes, that is moot because that was a throw that was not capable of retiring the batter/runner.
  3. It's understood both by definition and common practice that the word "shall" is a requirement. (in all walks of life)
  4. Yeah, that's why I think that's not what it means. We'll see I guess.
  5. Shout out to Papa C! RIP Carl
  6. Unless my state tells me I need to manage this, I'm staying away from it. I've got bigger fish to fry out there.
  7. Makes sense...every clip I see has the same plate umpire. I guess my point is that there was (as least at one time) an ad for umpires and they wanted D1 experience.
  8. I should clarify, I have the old one...I've heard nothing of the new one. I'd buy it instantly if he ever wanted to bring it to market.
  9. I have a hard copy. It's thick. I got it from a friend.
  10. It may have changed, but they seem to want umpires who have working Division 1. That being said, it seems as though every clip I watch, it's the same plate umpire.
  11. I don't know if there's a different feed somewhere, but I ended up watching the entire game and didn't see the clips that he has in his video. I'll keep looking, but we might have to read between the lines a bit...at least with my clip.
  12. I didn't watch subsequent innings. They may have rolled the tape back. A great look would be something overhead.
  13. I'm usually pretty hard on the announcers...but in their defense, I don't think that there's any way that they see F5 with the ball in real time. From their perspective, the logical take is that it was a left early appeal. I think if they had the MLB staff to roll it back and take a look at what occurred, I bet they grab it then...but whomever found this initially, was really dialed in because there was literally no mention of it on the broadcast.
  14. Here we go. And the R2 didn't leave early either. They rarely do.
  15. On it. Stand by. Good find.
  16. I don't like the "intent to injure" component. I would argue that the vast majority of collisions involve the intent to score a run rather than the intent to injure.
  17. I'm sorry to hear about the loss of your friend.
  18. Yeah. That happens too. That's for sure.
  19. The use of a one-way communication device between a coach in the dugout and a team’s catcher for the purposes of calling pitches will be permitted in high school baseball beginning in 2024. This change to Rules 1-6-2 and 3-2-5 was one of five rules revisions approved by the National Federation of State High School Associations (NFHS) Baseball Rules Committee at its June 4-6 meeting in Indianapolis. The recommendations were subsequently approved by the NFHS Board of Directors. The new rules prohibit coaches from communicating with any other player besides the catcher on defense and with any player while batting. The coach must also be in the dugout when using the communication device. “This change is consistent with the growth of the game and is indicative of a measured and responsible approach to enable technology into our level of competition,” said Elliot Hopkins, NFHS Director of Sports and Educational Services and liaison to the Baseball Rules Committee. “The committee has made these changes to maintain the balance between offense and defense; increase the pace of play; and will responsibly manage technology so there is no advantaged gained by schools that have more available resources than some of their contemporaries. Creating a level playing field is paramount to education-based athletics.” Game management by umpires was addressed with a change to Rule 10-2-3h. The edit removes spectators’ behavior from the umpire-in-chief’s jurisdiction when deciding to forfeit a contest. Only infractions by players, coaches or team/bench personnel are under the umpire’s jurisdiction. The committee agreed that poor behavior by spectators should be handled by game administration. “This change is a complementary rule to support schools’ game management role in addressing unacceptable behavior and will allow the umpire to focus on the action and players on the field,” Hopkins said. Rule 1-6-1 was added and designates a wristband with defensive shifts, pitching choices or game directions as non-electronic equipment and must be a single, solid color and worn on the forearm. Pitchers’ cards must not be white, gray or a distracting color and worn on their non-pitching arm. https://www.nfhs.org/articles/electronic-communication-devices-from-dugout-to-catchers-to-be-permitted-in-high-school-baseball/?fbclid=IwAR1YyuiUik2ywfJMz14a--a5CB76xSmucf2HQGrRfImGTOqGCJz5clkZoOo
  20. Nah, they typically don't care and they won't look it up either. I'm not doing their legwork for them, especially when I know I'm 100% correct.
  21. Did the rule change from 2021, is it a typo that hasn't been fixed in 2022 or 2023, or something else? 2021 2022 2023
  22. Any intricacies to address here across rule sets?
  23. Is there an interp or case play regarding sprinklers that come on during live action. During a pitch? While a batted ball is in play? Obviously during relaxed action, we probably just kill it and wait until it's turned off.
  24. Diet coke please. BTW, I saw that play too...it was before the DP ball.
  25. I found the play. It looks like it's a "that's nothing" for R1 getting hit by a batted ball.
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