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Everything posted by johnnyg08

  1. For $10 it can be yours https://www.ump-attire.com/Products/MLB-OBR-2020/2020-Official-Major-League-Baseball-MLB-Rulebook
  2. As weird as this season was, I'm not even sure dropping the ball is the right term. It's likely that they simply didn't care about publishing the rule book or updating the website. It's possible that most of that staff had been laid off too. Just checked mlb.com 2019 OBR is still the one hosted there
  3. I know. I'm pretty sure one of the threads is mine.
  4. I'll see if I can post the 2020 changes and you can cross reference with your "updated" WUM. The last WUM I have was the last one you could buy when they sold them publicly which I think was 2015.
  5. Well, I certainly wouldn't bring it up in front of everyone if you're currently down there at school. Pick a time when you can ask somebody about it in private so you're not "that guy" If you're trying for a job in MiLB next year...(since I don't believe there are any jobs this year)...don't bring it up at all. Do what you're told. Unless it changed from last year, their manual is not correct. I did purchase a 2020 OBR last year so I was able to get the changes.
  6. Unless it has changed recently...MLB.com never published the 2020 OBR
  7. Well, OBR is the guiding document. So at this point, I this Hunter's book is not accurate. What's the copyright on the actual text? Did they just put a new cover on? It's there word-for-word in 2020 OBR
  8. I have it and posted it above. It actually changed last year (2020). I don't have access to 2021 OBR until later this year.
  9. Yep. Matches OBR now. 5.09 a2 Comment: a foul tip can be caught after striking any part of the catcher's body or paraphernalia.
  10. We've successfully rolled out PayPal. I think we'll maybe try Venmo this year....maybe.. PayPal seemed to work fine last year.
  11. Yikes. It's amazing you have umpires to work. Those were our fees 20 years ago.
  12. There definitely was a pattern there of using Teddy. We don't ask when we think we can get it on our own. He must have thought he could get it on his own. I do think it's a miss though.
  13. Finally, here's one that's closest to the play we saw tonight:
  14. Fair enough...but then it begs the question that there are more disadvantages than advantages to that technique.
  15. 100% agree with you...he was self preservation on that...he only tried to field it that way b/c his footwork was so awful he was left with no other option. He goes right foot and he can probably catch the throw in flight, out in front. I'm okay with the no call....but I think the no-call folks are leaning too heavily on a throw that an MLB first baseman probably field 99 out of 100 times with a compliant runner. I might be the only one on the planet who thinks this...but this is a far more complicated call than what some are making it. A "quality throw" is not a throw that has to hit F3 in the sternum. It's a throw that could result in the batter/runner being retired without extraneous effort from F3. There's some judgment in what that is...but I think many umpires have too high of a standard for a "quality throw" when Wendelstedt even says that a "true throw" is not required especially when the batter/runner know exactly what he's doing. Harry's Hints from Wendlestedt: "Though a throw does not need to be "true," if there is no possible play on the runner because of where the ball was thrown, there cannot be interference for being outside the running lane. Just because a fielder must leave the bag to catch the throw does not remove the possibility of calling interference for running outside of the running lane"
  16. I really lean in your direction. There is one reason and one reason only why he's running there. I need to add...I HATE F3s footwork on this. He goes right foot and we're probably not talking about this today...or last night.
  17. Here's another clip with one more angle at the end of the clip. From a distance...maybe it tells a different story? Maybe not?
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