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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. I preferred the pair from Game 5!
  5. 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.
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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!
  10. 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.
  11. scrounge

    Leaving Early

    Is there an NFHS case or interpretation that would support that? While I do respect BRD as persuasive, it's not necessarily conclusive. Fed lacks the comment that OBR does for this situation, and nothing in 8-2 seems to limit a runner from retouching home on the way back (unless of course, a following runner has also scored or the ball becomes dead while on or beyond the next base). Totally willing to be convinced that I'm wrong, but seems like an OBR ruling is being used when Fed is actually silent.
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    Leaving Early

    If the defense doesn't appeal, this is a big bag of nothing. And if they do appeal, they need to appeal properly. The runner properly retouched home on his way back to 3rd. If they don't appeal, he stays there. If they do appeal leaving early at 2B, if done properly and before the next pitch or play initiated by the defense, then he's out. In any case, there's nothing for the umpires to do until there's an appeal. Edited to add: occasionally I forget that I admittedly forget that I come to these discussions from a Fed perspective, since 95%+ of the games in this area are based on that. My answer is only applicable to Fed. Thank you to the downvoter for the subtle reminder of that bias!
  13. I thought it was kind of funny, it's obviously just a skit. I thought much of the outrageously outraged FB reactions were pretty silly. I don't really see it so much as "this is teaching kids to act like idiots" as much as it highlights how ridiculously childish and silly the adults are when they do the same thing.
  14. Hmm, I'm not really sure what to make of this. The original post quite clearly makes it sound like a no-brainer, obvious, even Helen Keller could see kind of call. You did say that everyone in the park knew it was a swing. If it was really that obvious, they may not like the process but they should know it ended up right. But now you say it was close enough to be an argument either way - a totally different context that, yea I could see blowing up into a poopstorm with how it went down. So let's break it down. You know you made a mistake - that's good. Everyone does, some bigger than others. Who ejected the coach, though? Did you tell the coach that "yes, I was late, but I saw a swing"? Did you take the heat and the coach just wouldn't let it go? Or did you let your partner take the brunt of it after you - admittedly - cut his legs out like that? If the latter, well....you compounded your error greatly. I gotta admit, I would have been furious as well. At this point, the best and really only thing that can be done is to learn from this and never, NEVER bounce this call back to your partner no matter where you are. There are some old-timers that will still never ask if their partner is in B/C, but not many. And I would recommend contacting your former partner and offering profuse and unqualified apologies. No excuses, no "yea buts...", etc. Also, were you filling in? I mean no offense, but I'm just surprised someone would get to HS varsity and never have had a check swing appeal when in B/C.
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