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Richvee

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Richvee last won the day on March 5

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About Richvee

  • Birthday 09/30/1961

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    Sussex County, NJ

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    NJSAB, Skylands Umpire Association, UCU
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    optician
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    Baseball only. Travel, HS, college, and adult
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  1. I don't think that's bad at all. Some did get to do some games. ( I didn't). We got our books, we get access to the great videos and rule interps on Arbiter. As for our State and high school goes, I wouldn't count on NJ giving us a red cent back for this year, or lowering costs for next year.
  2. You won’t get that passed until they can’t get a quorum. Right now the Dems wouldn’t go for it because now they almost have a majority in the Senate. Turn the numbers and the Republicans won’t vote for it. It’s a pitiful situation in Washington.
  3. This is what's really getting me down. It's been beautiful out. It's the first March I would have had more than 1 or 2 high school scrimmages in about 5 years.
  4. Unfortunately, we have to mandate common sense. I work as an optician, and we have been deemed essential so we're open, however, starting yesterday, we screen customers and only service emergencies...broken or no glasses, pickups of new orders. Basically, if you own a functioning pr of glasses, go home. Earlier this week, when we were still open for normal business, I was appalled at the number of families with children, WITH INFANTS in tow, older citizens, coming in to "shop". Thursday evening, I had a middle aged woman bring in her 80 yr old mother for replacement lenses in her own frame....No new Rx, nothing wrong with the current lenses, just a little scratched. Then, from across the room, a co worker, a good 30-50 feet away from us cleared his throat...The woman I was helping went into hysterics........"IS HE SICK?? WHAT IS HE DOING HERE????WHO"S THE MANAGER??< THIS IS OUTRAGEOUS" . Took every ounce of willpower I had not to tell her "You know what's outrageous? You here with your 80 year old mother for no good reason." There's no fixing stupid.
  5. I wish people and the press would use the correct terms. These aren’t “ lockdowns”. You’re free to go out, walk the dog, go buy food, etc. Avoid social contact. Very different. It’s not “ shelter in place” either. That’s in a case of nuclear war, active shooter, of such things where you would hunker down in an interior room until an “ all clear “ was given or escorted out by first responders. https://emergency.yale.edu/be-prepared/shelter-place
  6. I will be back out there ASAP. However, I think you make a valid point. I can see those who don’t absolutely love it say to themselves, “ hey, I really didn’t miss it”. Couple that with the lack of new umpires even more-so than usual since nothing is going on now, we may experience a real shortage if/ when we ever start up this year. Unfortunately at this point, I’m just hoping we’ll have one summer ball.
  7. Watching U1 run from A to foul territory to call the play at 1b was actually comical
  8. True. But in ‘79 they we’re running from outside to the inside and actually making the call on the run. Now they start outside to get in the wedge for the steal of second.
  9. So Im watching a Yankee game from ‘79 on YES and Im amazed at all the movements by all the umpires on plays and pitches. U1 actually taking most plays on the run running from A to foul territory behind the bag no matter where the throw is coming from. U2 turning with the throw to 2B then literally running towards the bag as the tag is being applied. Strike calls being made almost before the ball is in the glove. When did we figure out if slow down, and we’re not moving we can get a better look at the play?
  10. NJ high school is pretty much shut down until at least 4-1. Still have one scrimmage not canceled on 3-26. One conference I work in has cancelled through 4-9. Can someone explain to me why we can't play a baseball game outside on an open field with maybe 20-30 people watching, but we can still cram ourselves into a tin can like sardines and fly across the country breathing the same air for 3+ hours??
  11. Richvee

    5 Hole.....

    Again. Be careful with the wording.... This is not obstruction as F6 did provide access to part of second base, even though it was not the part of the base that R1 wanted or believed was most advantageous.
  12. I don’t follow your first paragraph. I simply quoted the rule which defines a legal feet first slide, and says nothing about defining a legal vs illegal head first slide. As for the interpretation of a legal head first slide , that sounds 100% logical.It's exactly what I said in my original response. I’ve never seen it. That sure doesn’t mean it doesn’t exist. Do know where I can find it?
  13. Richvee

    5 Hole.....

    Careful here. R1, a shot in the gap, R1 rounding 2nd on his way to 3rd, F6 straddling 2B is indeed OBS.
  14. Richvee

    5 Hole.....

    Oh so true. There’s a thread on FB right now where F2 is up the line and people are using these case plays to say “ no OBS”.
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