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scrounge last won the day on July 1 2018

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  1. No, the runner was forced to advance and was put out before the force was removed. It makes no difference if the runner is out by being tagged or the ball thrown to third, it was a force out. No runs can score, and when the runner from 3rd touches the plate is immaterial.
  2. Outside of NYC and Detroit and a couple other localized places, it never really was threatened. Quite the opposite actually, elective surgeries and diagnostic procedures have to be one of the first things reinstated, immediately. Not only are a LOT of people going without needed care and missing needed things, but also for the financial health of hospitals and health systems. How will they be there for a potential 2nd wave if bankrupt or forced to lay staff (as has already happened in places)? And really, # of cases is a fairly useless metric at this point given the shocking lack of testing. Of course that will go up as testing increases, but that is just a function of measurement, not virulence. # of hospitalizations and ICU utilization are the more dependable metrics.
  3. This is an uncomfortable thought, and one people try not to admit but implicitly accept all the time, but at some point, some level of risk - and yes, death - has to be acceptable. People recoil at the mention - but if we really held that even one life was worth saving, then speed limits would be 10 mph and cars would be tanks. Drunk driving deaths are way down right now - is that an argument to stay like this? Of course not, it's absurd. It's equally absurd to take that argument to its absurd limits and open things up willy nilly without the proper testing, tracing, and localized isolation infrastructure in place. But at some point - a relatively soon point - a slow, gradual, and measured reopening has to occur, because global economic depression is pretty deadly too. Flattening the curve can't mean eliminating the curve, because that hopelessly naive and ignores the very real other costs in terms of depression, abuse, economic despair, suicide, avoidance of needed health care, etc. At some point, life has to go on. Way down on that hierarchy of need lies youth sports and umpiring...but even that will come back too. Maybe not this year, but permanent hermit-tude is not life. We bought time, we saved the health care system, we need to watch that like a hawk to prevent overrun but it's time to begin the slow march back.
  4. Oh, there's plenty of oldsters not doing what's needed either. Stupidity is ageless.
  5. while it would be a great bit of charity to allow them to keep it, it is supposed to be reimbursement for expenses that won't be incurred, so I can't get too outrageously outraged over this one.
  6. That was their initial strategy, a mitigation approach, but they changed abruptly to a suppression approach like we and everyone else are doing once that study came out this week.
  7. Actually, I like it. It's not only clear, but rational to me from the POV of preserving the general principle that no runs score after a 3rd out is made. And if any team is so incredibly stupid as to find themselves in this situation? They deserve what they get.
  8. scrounge

    3 Batter Minimum

    Or just use a rule code that's already written for minors in the first place...
  9. I think it's an asinine move, and hope that it never sees the light of day in NFHS.
  10. Ok, you die on your hill, I'll die on mine. And you're not sorry, no need to say it if not true.
  11. Just like when the rule book explicitly says that we shall not accept the line up card until all substitutes are listed. And then the very next sentence says there is no penalty if not done. Some shalls are more equal than other shalls.
  12. the big blue one indeed
  13. hmm, we may have the same employer....big, BIG bank....same, all social sites blocked
  14. I would have D, the base is not a refuge except for an infield fly, and while it did indeed pass an infielder, another infielder still was in position to make the play.
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