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Welpe

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  1. My goodness. If I still had to hand write ejection reports I don't think I'd toss anyone ever. " In the meantime, Manager Bryant came up from the coaching box and asked me what the trouble was. " It's nice to see that faux-oblivion from coaches and managers is not a new concept!
  2. I love the idiots on Twitter complaining that he didn't get a warning. To paraphrase Maury Povich: "The video clip confirms that was a lie."
  3. I understand contact isn't required, that's pretty universal across rulesets. I was simply describing the play since I didn't have a video to post. It sounds like the rule is effectively the same as the NFHS FPSR in this instance.
  4. I saw the clip in a Facebook group but can't download it to post it here. The runner came running into the base bent over at the waist trying to duck under the throw. There wasn't any contact. I'm not familiar with NCAA rules. Does FPSR in NCAA require the runner to slide on a force play? Is he allowed to run into the base standing up?
  5. I didn't see them on the website but I will give them a call. I haven't been paying much attention to gear the past few years so the magnesium frame was news to me. Good to know!
  6. I have been wearing TW pads on a Honig's steel frame for the past couple of years. If I could find new pads for my All-Star S7 mask I would go back to that because I liked it more (even though the frame has gotten quite dull).. I don't think I've worn leather pads for 10+ years and can't see going back to them with the fabrics available these days.
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  8. I just checked and it was Roder who, at least at one time, held that a gross miss was not correctable with last time by. Does anybody have anything more current for OBR other than the BRD?
  9. Having lived in Texas and called football there. They take their football seriously. [emoji6]
  10. I understand that generally however I would have sworn I read an interp for OBR that was the same as NFHS and NCAA. Maybe it was from Roder? I'll have to check.
  11. That's curious. I would have sworn it was the same in OBR.
  12. Yeah, they would have told him to climb in the bed. Here's a link since the other isn't working now: https://www.ispot.tv/ad/ACFb/2017-toyota-tundra-football-referee
  13. Shawn is in the NFL now.
  14. "So guys Last Time By says 'that last touch corrects any previous baserunning infraction.' Does it apply to a gross miss?" "Hmmm, good point Bob, it doesn't. We should fix this." "I agree Jim, let's leave the rule alone and write a contradictory case play."
  15. This is what is known as a "gross miss" (I think Evans uses this term but somebody else can confirm). The general idea is that on a gross miss, unless the runner corrects his miss immediately, last time by will not protect him on an appeal. In other words, if he doesn't fix it immediately, he never can. And I don't think there's any actual rule support in Fed for this ruling other than the case play.
  16. Alternatively you can wait for my book... "When It's Time to Be a Dick: Perfecting the Art of The Red-Ass". No known publishing date yet.
  17. I'm sure it's floating around the Official Forum somewhere.
  18. This. And with 1.2 seconds, there is likely some time left on the block when the whistle is blown. The question is, was there an official that had definitely knowledge of how much time was left? Hopefully.
  19. Regarding this: Is this being taught these days in pro-school and clinics?
  20. I had my first game of the season yesterday, can you guess what mechanic I reverted back to?
  21. My plan is to use the tried and true Murphy's / water combo and a damp microfiber towel.
  22. A good BU should be able to help the PU in getting this tag up but the PU can't assume the BU will cover it so he still needs to glance over there.
  23. I started doing this about 5 years ago and like it quite a bit for all of the reasons previously stated. Specifically because it reduces the overall movement when going into my stance. Lo and behold in my high school clinic last weekend, I got ripped by one of the instructors for doing it because he said it puts too much strain on the neck and made it so where I couldn't see the pitcher or runners behind the pitcher. I disagree with him completely but I simply nodded and did as he wanted for that station. It reinforced to me how much I don't like going from A to B now though so I will be sticking with HOK when the pitcher engages.
  24. You can also just buy them separately and have a dry cleaner apply them. Easy peasy.
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