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  1. The punishment has come down: GM and manager suspended for 1 year, 1st and 2nd round choices taken for 2020 and 2021, max fine of $5MM
  2. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/2019/11/20/youth-league-umpire-walks-off-field-after-parents-berate-him/40656181/
  3. scrounge

    1st and 3rd

    Nope, as long as he legally steps back before making any motion to throw or feint. At that point, he's just an infielder. But be sure he legally steps off backwards.
  4. Ok, I think the talk of a permanent ban is just a wee bit of hyperbole here. Garrett flipped out and crossed WAY over the line, but 6 to 8 games seems sufficient. It's an extraordinary violent game...and we expect these people to just shut it off at the blink of an eye? That's not an excuse or an explanation or even a minimization, but it's not like he just walked up to Rudolph and committed an unprovoked assault. Rudolph was immensely frustrated at basically throwing away the game and playing like ass, Garrett was amped up and overly aggressive in bringing him down on that meaningless play sack, Rudolph got all upset about it and yanked helmet's first, Garrett escalates it further by pushing him down, Rudolph takes it further by pushing him away with his foot in Garrett's groin, Garrett yanks the helmet off, two Steelers linemen start pushing him away just have Rudolph charge back in like a maniac, and then Garrett goes full psycho with the helmet hit and all hell breaks out. If he would have just dropped the helmet and punched Rudolph, it's a couple games max - and it was 3 Steelers on 1 at that point. Some of the pearl clutching going on by ex players is laughable - notably, Jonathon Vilma - the central figure in Bountygate, deliberately trying to concuss opposing QB's - acting like he's never heard of such a thing. Heck, it's not even the only helmet swing I've heard of this year - just that this one got on a national game on Fox. Again, it's not an excuse or a minimization - it's just that this isn't some beyond the pale, unimaginable thing. It was a sports fight that someone flipped out and went way too far. I think the other punishments are just about right. Totally understand Pouncey doing what he did, but it's a bad look. Thought he'd get 2 games, but 3 is fine. Ogunjobi got off a little easy for his weenie cheap shot. Wouldn't have minded 1 game for Rudolph, but the greater punishment for the Steelers may be having him play anyway.
  5. Nope, they just totally missed the call. Defender did dip his head...but didn't even come close to hitting the runner, except with his wrist. Someone from the side angle got fooled, it happens. I wouldn't be opposed to adding a sky judge to each crew to avoid just this kind of situation.
  6. It's one of the myriad of grumpy old men unwritten rules from the baseball dinosaurs. Don't like it? Don't give up a HR.
  7. So, just spitballin' here and not claiming this is well-thought out or anything, but what would be the pros and cons of simply redefining the running lane to be 1.5 feet on either side of the foul line, instead of just three feet to the right? Or 1 foot left, 2 feet right, I dunno. So you'd have two running lane lines drawn parallel to the foul line from the 45' mark to just before the base. Perhaps a slightly greater risk of collisions at 1B but a more natural running motion. Personally, I think this is a solution in search of a problem, just magnified by Joe Buck's idiocy and fanboy ignorance.
  8. I preferred the pair from Game 5!
  9. I don't think there's any need for an alternate, there's already two of them - one down each line! In all seriousness, do we really need line umpires in an era of ultra-HD replay? I don't think so. But it's good that more guys get an assignment and no one does a 2nd plate. A line ump can come into the infield if needed, as was done, and if truly necessary another umpire can be on call for a future game plate if it goes 7.
  10. OBR/NCAA: Allow dead ball appeals, save the time from the Kabuki Theater that too often happens (esp at levels below actual professional baseball), ask what you gotta ask, and move on with life Fed: don't listen to any of the above
  11. Is it legal to try? Yes....but if you actually make contact with the ball and your entire foot is outside of the box at time of contact (not just in the air, but actually touching outside all of the line of the box) - or if touching home plate in a HS game - and if it was seen by the PU who admittedly has more important things to watch at that time (namely, the pitch itself), then you would be out.
  12. Welcome, fellow central OH brother. Since COYBL uses Fed as the base rule set, don't be afraid to use the bench restriction - and use it early. Perfect time would have been after the "you know it's where it crosses the plate?" nonsense. It puts them on notice and makes the eventual report - if it gets to that - much easier.
  13. Yea, I'm still salty about getting called out for merely turning left when I was 10, 40 years later....I only got like 3 hits my entire youth career, and this dude took one of them away!
  14. WHAT?!?:!?!?!?!?! That is the most horrendous thing I've ever heard in this area of discussion. What kind of shakedown was this and how long did it go on? Sounds like protection money. Nice little officiating career you've got started there, sure would be shame if anything happened to it.
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