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  1. Watching game 3 NC St/ ARK Had anyone ever seen a U1 take plays at first virtually in the 1st - 2nd basepath, a good 30-40 feet from the bag? Just curious if this is taught anywhere, and what the advantages may be?
  2. It’s not baiting them. It’s giving the coach a chance to re think his foolish comment. He can choose to repeat what he said, and deal with the consequences. Or, he can decide he wants to stay in the game, and answer accordingly.
  3. For umpires, it’s a tracking issue. If you’re tracking the ball all the way in, you see the ball hit the bat, you see where the ball goes, and ( unless you get screened by F2) you see it hit his foot. as for the batter... yes...sell it. If PU is in doubt and BR sprints down the line, chances are you’re not getting the call. Hop up and down, grab that knee.....it helps.
  4. Richvee


    Hold on.... there’s no play on BR. ....R2 R3. R3 crossed the plate before the tag on R2. EXCEPTION: A run is not scored if the runner advances to home plate during action in which the third out is made as follows: a. by the batter-runner before he touches first base There’s no play on BR. BR is not the third out before reaching 1b. The tag on r2 is a time play. Score the run
  5. I wouldn't spend a dime on anything but F 3 shins
  6. In defense of the Pirate F3. I would hope he forgot there were 2 outs. Even in that case though, can’t figure out why he didn’t just turnaround and step on first.
  7. Richvee

    Fair or Foul?

    Scenario 1 is very compelling. I never considered that difference. I agree 100% with 2 and 3. As does Close call sports
  8. Follow up....When should the PU announce to the official scorer the run scores? At the time R2 is called out, or after the defense loses it's right to appeal? (infielders have left the field)
  9. Richvee

    Another oldie

    Not me. Someone mentioned earlier, I’ll go with the timing if I’m straight lined on the pulled foot. If it was indeed pulled, the BR and 1b coach will surely let you know in a hurry that they think you missed the pulled foot. Then, conference with PU, and see if he had the pulled foot. I don’t see placing runners as a issue on this play. BR safe, or out, no one else is running anywhere past the base they’re on.
  10. Richvee

    Another oldie

    This is a MUST PREGAME subject. Especially if I’m PU. I’ve worked with a host of well trained umpires, and opinions on the “correct” procedures for this vary. Basically, I’ll pregame this and it’s pretty much up to BU what he wants to do. Personally, I’m strongly entrenched in the BU makes a call first” camp. That said, if I’m PU, and partner likes the “ ask first” mechanic, that’s what we’re going with that day. If I’m BU it really doesn’t matter what my PU prefers, because I’ll be making my call without asking him first.
  11. Richvee

    Run Scores?

    Preach it , Brother 🤘🤘
  12. Richvee

    Run Scores?

    That’s why any umpire who is serious about advancing and learning would know this by now.
  13. Richvee

    Run Scores?

    Unfortunately he sounds like the type that rarely opens a rule book. He knows it all because he played college ball. The guys who are doing JV who want to learn and advance will look it up. Guys like you had will keep getting JV assignments and complain about why they don’t advance.
  14. Don’t let play start until the music ends. If if gets tiresome, were you have to hold up play several times, inform whoever is on charge “ that’s it. If you can’t stop the music before the AB, there will be no more music.”
  15. Richvee

    Interference call

    Sorry... computer acting odd...
  16. Richvee

    Interference call

    correct. I think we have FPSR in all codes. Including OBR given the quote I gave.
  17. Richvee

    Interference call

    Why is this not a FPSR in OBR? From the MiLBUM "When a runner who does not engage in a bone fide slide makes contact with the fielder for the purpose of breaking up a double play, such contact will be deemed to have "hindered and impeded" the fielder for the purpose of interpreting rule 6.01(i). However, there may be instances where the runner does not make contact, or makes minimal contact with the fielder. In such cases , the umpire will use his judgement to determine whether the runner "hindered and impeded" the fielder and thereby violated the rule.
  18. So I was a little slow finding the MiLBUM.
  19. The 2018 MiLBUM has no mention of the fly ball being in the outfield. 6.16 BR OBS before reaching first base "When the BR is obstructed before reaching first base, it is not always the case that the batter runner will be awarded first base. For example, if the batter-runner is obstructed before reaching first base on a fly ball or a line drive that is caught, the batter-runner is out. The reasoning here is that the obstruction had no bearing on the fact that the batter hit a fly ball that was caught by the defense."
  20. Right. This year was all the questions. Last year was random from the pool of all questions.
  21. The batter probably learned nothing. Call him out for interference, send r2 back to second as per the rule. NOW the batter has learned his lesson.
  22. I over estimated. Going through the list of schools on wiki , there’s about 80 in the counties I mentioned with baseball programs. .WIKI says 866 in NJ. 750 would be a fair guess for high school baseball programs in NJ.
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