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Richvee last won the day on November 3

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  • Birthday 09/30/1961

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    NJSAB, Skylands Umpire Association, UCU
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    Baseball only. Travel, HS, college, and adult
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  1. Richvee

    FED DH Rule Change

    After reading through everything and reading the pre season guide, I will make it a point that the courtesy runner issue is discussed at out state interpretation meeting. This has the possibility of being a $h*t show if all umpires aren’t on the same page on this. I would assume we’ll see the dual role be p/ DH more than any other position, and the CR issue is going to come up almost every game.
  2. Richvee

    MiLB Shake UP

    I would guess in this area, 90-99% of the umpires available for high school are "maxed out" on their games. From April through May, if you're available, you have a game. Finding enough umpires to fill the games now is a challenge, imagine adding another to every varsity game. I'd love to be doing 3 man every day also, but I don't think the man power numbers work
  3. Richvee

    MiLB Shake UP

    Funny. That’s what corporate America likes to tell the employees they’ve kept after they slash the workforce.
  4. Richvee

    MiLB Shake UP

    What I’m inferring is less draft picks means the talented high school kid who can’t afford to “tour” on the prospect showcase circuit, who was only seen by one or two scouts at a low level high school game isn’t going to get the benefit of a flier in the 30 th round if there isn’t a 30th round. Yes, I am inferring more talent will slip through the cracks than does now. And yes, this is an umpire site and this is a thread about minor league contraction.
  5. Richvee

    MiLB Shake UP

    If you’re drafted you have already been seen. Less draft rounds= far greater chance that good talent gets overlooked and never gets a chance. Especially if daddy isn’t rich where he can fly little Johnny to showcases all over the country.
  6. Here's the thing...Before the proliferation of "travel ball"...When travel ball WAS just a few elite teams, rec ball wasn't that horrible. Now that travel ball has extended to include just about every kid that can catch, hit and throw, there's not much left in rec ball, and that's why the 14u rec game is worse than the 11u travel game.
  7. Richvee

    MiLB Shake UP

    Well, one thing that’s for sure. This will keep a lot of lawyers busy and wealthy for a long time.
  8. Is this new one notched? The wheels look huge and round compared to mine. . I love this indicator. Notches, 3/2/2, durable. Mine is 7 seasons and going strong. If the shinny metal really bothers you hit it with a wire brush
  9. https://6abc.com/6-charged-in-high-school-football-game-shooting-child-in-critical-condition/5701598/
  10. FED says he cannot just stand there on the throw from the pitcher. The OP states this is not a pitch. SEC 3 ART. 5 . . . Interfere with the catcher's fielding or throwing by: ..... d. failing to make a reasonable effort to vacate a congested area when there is a throw to home plate and there is time for the batter to move away. Yes, there's judgement involved as to weather or not you believe there was time for the batter to clear the area. For me, it's one of those plays that may be tough to describe but pretty easy when you see it. It's usually obvious if the batter had time to move, or if he's just hanging around the box to get ion F2's way.
  11. Richvee

    FED DH Rule Change

    It also leaves an open slot on lineup card where the starting F2 was. I need some help here.
  12. Richvee

    Pitching Substitutes

    Only if it ends the inning. 5.10(g)
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