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  1. Given this new rule, perhaps this umpire knew a little more about what LLI wanted done in such a situation than a bunch of armchair umpires in a message board. Just sayin’ ....
  2. Richvee

    NCAA Test

    I'd like to see that projected subs are not allowed somewhere besides the 2015 BRD. I have no access to "arbitor hub March 2014" that Carl refers to in the BRD.
  3. Richvee

    NCAA Test

    I've got a few that are driving me a little crazy looking for citations. I'll start with this one. Between innings, the catcher and his coach are engaged in a heated argument in the dugout. The coach sends this catcher to the locker room. On his way to the 3rd-base coaching box, the coach tells the Plate Umpire that S1 will bat in place of his catcher in the 4th spot in the order. ● a. ○ S1 is not officially in the lineup. The coach can still change his mind before the 4th spot comes to the plate, use another substitute, and save S1 for later in the game. ● b. ○ The coach cannot project a substitution. He must wait until that spot in the order comes to bat or if it does not come up before the team is on defense, then he can announce it. ● c. ○ This is a legal substitution and the PU should write S1’s name on the lineup card at that time. ○ 5.5.b note 2 suggests when the coach reports it to the UIC, the sub is official. . The 2015 BRD has this note from Paronto “There are no future (projected) substitutions in the college games.(Arbiter Hub, Mar 2014, interp #9))
  4. Richvee

    White sleeves

    Funny though, WHEN MLB had that silly weekend with all black and all white uniforms, the white team’s pitcher couldn’t wear the all white hat. I wonder who had the final say on that.
  5. Ok. I think I’ve got this rule down. Without sounding pompous or pigheaded, I can see a lot of issues and miss understanding from guys who don’t have their heads in the rule books like we do here. Or, maybe not. Maybe lots of teams shy away from even using it because they don’t fully understand it.
  6. Actually had a coach use this in a "discussion" after I called a FPSR. But it wasn't turf. Just the away team. "My guys aren't used to sliding on this infield" "That's what you're going with, coach?"
  7. Maybe so, but are you interested in applying what you've learned to making the correct call? Apparently not....And that, my friend means you're making $h*t up. it's got nothing to do with "classy". You've been told the correct ruling, you continue to tell us you will not call this play correctly-- therefore...you're making it up. .
  8. Richvee

    MiLB Shake UP

    Yep. Some valid points. Number one concern is profit over everything else, and whatever is the second concern after profits is a far far distant second. It’s a troubling trend in corporate America and it’s seeping into MLB. As such, it’s not hard to look into the future and imagine situations in which it begins to imperil the cow itself. Well said... Look no further than the minor league contraction for one not so distant future example
  9. Each case is different. There's the no catch and immediate pick up of the ball and tag by F2 that doesn't need a safe signal. There's other times when the batter turns looking to see if F2 caught it, and it may not be clear if F2 has indeed caught it or not. This would dictate the use of a safe sign, and perhaps a verbal so we all know what's happening. When I have a wild pitch, passed ball heading to the backstop, I'll usually open the gate for F2 while signaling safe. No need for a verbal when F2's chasing the ball. Probably no need for the safe signal either, but does convey to everyone that the batter swung at strike 3 but is not retired yet.
  10. Richvee

    MiLB Shake UP

    Again, I'm going to draw a parallel to this and the corporate world. There was a time when, if the company wanted to roll out a new idea, or teach middle management some new business approach, or roll out new tools, new tech,..whatever...We would have seminars, regional meetings, meet in person to learn these things and interact with company leaders, share ideas, etc.... head back to the office/store/whatever and implement the new ideas, tools or skills acquired at the seminars...... Something like playing a baseball game, learning from what transpired,and bringing that knowledge out to the next game. Now, in the corporate world, the seminars, live meetings, etc are all but gone...Too costly...we can do this all easier on an I-pad...just do these new learning modules the company has put together to train you....Right....everyone rolls their eyes, scrolls through the modules as fast as humanly possible and pass some stupid quiz at the end that "proves' you learned the material....Yeah, One guy knows the answers and does everyone's quiz on the tablet. I don't know..maybe it's me, but this isn't working. I see it in my workplace, I see it every time I try to get decent customer service from a retail corporation, health insurance company, human resource department, loan departments at financial institutions...everywhere...None knows what they're doing. Whatever I need done, it inevitably takes several calls and several people before you get to someone who knows anything.....Sorry...rant over... ..... However, I don't see it all that much different than this mindset..." No need for our future stars play baseball, interact with teammates, learn how to play the game...let's just make sure their spin rate is top notch, their bat speed is up there, the launch angle s correct, and they'll be ready for the show in no time. No need to learn the intricacies of the game, strategies, RULES...We'll just make sure your analytic numbers are top notch...it's cheaper than actually running baseball teams and playing games, and the new tech will make you a great ballplayer....
  11. What do "they" want you to do? You certainty can't stand there and do nothing. I have always given a safe signal and if necessary, a verbal "No catch" or "ball's down" so everyone knows what's going on. I've never been told I needed to do it a specific way...Just get the point across.
  12. I can see that, but the rule states that if the starting fielder/DH is substituted for on offense, the role of DH is terminated for the remainder of the game. It sounds to me, that S1 could continue to pitch and hit, but he’s just a player like any other player who fields and hits. The DH is gone. IOW- You cannot substitute the fielder/ DH with a new fielder/DH.
  13. Another odd situation I've thought of.... Someone let me know if I have this right.. Adams starts as P/DH batting 3rd. . Adams gets hurt pitching and is removed from the game. He is clearly out of the game. He's not just out as the pitcher, he's hurt and will not be playing anymore today. S1 comes in to pitch. When the 3 spot comes up in the lineup, S1 would have to hit there if the team intends for him to continue pitching (or just remaining in the game at any defensive position for that matter)? S1 would simply be the pitcher, batting 3rd. DH gone for the game.
  14. This is the part that I believe is going to need some Preventive officiating on our part. Someone let me know if I have anything wrong in this scenario. Situation Adams starts at P/DH. In the 5th, Jones comes in to pitch, Adams stays as DH. In the 6th, Adams doubles, but turns an ankle. Coach wants Taylor to pinch run for Adams. Coach needs to realize such a move has removed both the DH role, and Jones from the game. Taylor, and Taylor alone now occupies that spot in the lineup. As a starter, Adams has re entry rights to that spot, but if he re enters, he is "one" player playing defense and hitting..(not fielder/DH) As a sub, Jones is done for the day when Taylor pinch runs for Adams.
  15. 3-1-4(b) The Starting DH may be any one of the starting defensive players. In this manner, the starting defensive player has 2 positions: The defensive player, and the DH.The role of the defensive player may be substituted for by any legal sub. If the defensive player has been substituted for, the original player/DH may re enter one time. The role of the DH is terminated for the remainder of the game when 1. A sub, or former sub for the defensive role subsequently participates in an offensive role; or 2. The starting defensive player/DH is substituted for either as a hitter or a runner.
  16. Richvee

    MiLB Shake UP

    Maybe it's me, but he so much reminds me of all that's wrong with corporate America.....No regard for anything but the bottom line. No eye towards long term success, developing/growing the brand for the long term....Just how much more money can we make right now. Employees, communities....screw 'em...not my problem, I've got more profit I need to make. Cut cut cut and then cut some more. It sickens me. I've always thought the minor leagues not only develop players, they develop fans. Chop off the roots, you kill the tree. He's killing the game from the inside out. Big business at it's worst. Don't get me wrong, I'm not anti-capitalism, I just think businesses can be run with a better balance of profits and workers welfare, community awareness etc, . No I don't have the answers but it's not government intervention...Anyway, I digress.
  17. Richvee

    MiLB Shake UP

    perfect “Rob is attempting to decimate the industry, destroy baseball in communities and eliminate thousands of jobs, and he’s upset that the owners of the teams have gone public with that information in an effort to save their teams. That’s rich.”
  18. 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.
  19. 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
  20. Richvee

    MiLB Shake UP

    Funny. That’s what corporate America likes to tell the employees they’ve kept after they slash the workforce.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
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