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Everything posted by johnnyg08

  1. Now I'm just having fun, but you get the point. I moved the batter-runner into compliant territory.
  2. Here are a couple of images with the runner and without the runner (assuming compliance) Couldn't we say that Voit has a legitimate chance to scoop this throw had the batter/runner been compliant? Is there less controversy here because there was no heated argument/ejection? Or is it as simple as this play was officiated properly and there should be some amendments to Wendelstedt's interpretation?
  3. 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"
  4. It's convenient to argue the "quality throw" but let me ask this to the group...IF the batter/runner was compliant, would it have given F3 a chance to field the throw?
  5. FED rule is the same as it's always been...(well, maybe not ALWAYS)...but you get the point.
  6. Yep...under the old rule that would be true. In 2020 & going forward, we're going to have a foul tip by rule.
  7. This is the first thread in this forum about the rule change. I would have never looked in "Ask the Umpire" then inside of the "Tipped Ball" thread to see or notice that. Which is weird...I've had a lot of extra time in my mom's basement...I should have seen every post on the Internet regarding 2020 OBR rule changes considering the website still has the 2019 book published.
  8. I haven't double checked...but I didn't see that part of the rule changed..(so...not exactly the same as a catch for the other positions) From what I know right now...F2 would still need to secure possession of the baseball for it to be a foul tip vs a foul ball.
  9. Correct. Mask, chest protector, etc...they're treating it like any other batted ball in flight..and the requirements of a catch.
  10. It's not the same. The must hit the glove or hand first is no longer a requirement.
  11. No. With 2 outs and a ground ball to the shortstop a base umpire should be able to get to the 1B side of the pitcher's mound. In fact, I've seen some guys start in "B" in these scenarios for that exact reason.
  12. I haven't left my mom's basement since mid March.
  13. 2020 FOUL TIP: A batted ball that goes sharp and direct from the bat to the catcher and it legally caught. It is not a foul tip unless caught, and any foul tip that is caught is a strike, and the ball is in play. 2019 FOUL TIP: A batted ball that goes sharp and direct from the bat to the catcher’s hands and is legally caught. It is not a foul tip unless caught and any foul tip that is caught is a strike, and the ball is in play. It is not a catch if it is a rebound, unless the ball has first touched the catcher’s glove or hand.
  14. In a perfect world, your base umpire/partner would do her or his job by getting to the 1B side of the pitcher's mound to get a good look at the play and he should make his call. Mechanically, be careful with this...as in the case play, with R2, most teams keep the runner moving full tilt to home plate...so IF your partner correctly has F3 off of the base, PU needs to be prepared for a play at the plate. If PU "false hustles" down to the 45' line to see the PF/ST, it's going to look pretty bad for your crew when every one is looking at your PU for a decision on the banger at the plate. This play can be covered with two umpires. I respect everything Evans teaches..but we need to remember that he's training umpires for professional baseball on professionally manicured fields where there are no bad hops and where players more often than not execute what they're wanting to do. We work the amateur game....so we can't always do things exactly by the book...that doesn't mean we ignore what he's teaching or make things up per se...but we also need to trust our base umpire to do her or his job so you can do yours...which is definitely what the professional game teaches.
  15. So one count mishap in maybe 75,000 at bats and that justifies doing something that we're instructed to not do? It happens. None of us like it when it happens, but it's not that big of a deal.
  16. Oh, they'll have no problems finding guys to work....they just won't be fresh out of school.
  17. People who should have gotten AIDS/HIV probably didn't get AIDS/HIV the 10th or 20th time. But eventually that person contracted HIV/AIDS. It doesn't make it any less dangerous. Best wishes to you.
  18. The part that frustrated me about this was when this occurred in the middle of July, they lied about it. I didn't get notified about this until my check cards were getting declined and I had to call the bank to figure out wtf was going on and they told me that some idiot was driving up and down the Cali coast trying to cash fraudulent checks in my name. He had ALL of my verification information. I could have nipped this before it all went down had they been honest about it right away.
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