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  1. So in FED an ejection is immediate? If I am not mistaken in OBR the ejection wouldn't have been enforced until after the play. enforce the obstruction, enforce the ejection. Score the run end the game and write your report. Or am I way off base here?
  2. I guess I've just hit the jackpot when it comes to jackasses this year... No amount of ignore, acknowledge, warn has prevented any of the 5 ejections I've had since the beginning of May. Sure the bantam (14 year old) kid who told me my call was f**king garbage,when he got picked off at second for an inning ending out then proceeded to call me a f**king joke and then tossed his helmet with disgust was a pretty easy peasy straight forward ejection, but then his daddy coach who decided to take up the reigns and let loose with a string of insults and questioning my integrity (as well as the 3 other umpires on the field for that game) the whole IAW was fruitless and finally after deciding to tell me how many calls I've messed up that day (for the second time) I dumped him. Last night dumped another coach who at over 100 feet away from the plate had what I guess was a better view of the play at the plate disagree vigorously with my out call. Again with the IAW about arguing a judgement call coach is still going full steam about how a tag didn't even happen, boom goes the dynamite. The last 2 dumped coaches had decided they needed to start yelling at each other over a minor incident on the field which was being dealt with by my partner and myself. I had to get loud and tried to place myself between then (they were nowhere near each other, not stepping into THAT kind of a mess. After a whole lot trying to get peoples attention, telling them what we were doing to remedy the situation several warnings to knock it off, getting them to see the situation was remedied (coaches are still yelling at each other) and I am ashamed to admit, an ultimatum that I didn't want to hear any more or the next person was going to be ejected, one coach was gone after about 3 seconds of silence and #2 went at the half inning when he decided he needed to start up again with the previous incident...... They just don't stop....
  3. I don't think anyone can honestly say why they would drive 124 miles round trip with no expectation of receiving pay for the game because that is just silly. A piss poor policy if you ask me.
  4. It was a lower level u15 game. Bad catch all the way.
  5. No outs, R1. Batter hits a high pop to F6 who gets nice an camped under the ball. R1 as per usual is standing on first and BR has stopped and started to turn back about 2/3 the way up the line. Ball hits in F6 glove and as he starts to bring his glove down promptly drops the ball, not even close to an on the transfer drop. I immediately signal and call out "No catch", but it seems everyone and their sister (minus my partner) have all but ignored me. F6 picks up the ball and tosses it to F1, R1 still standing on first, BR still walking back down the line towards home/his dugout and the on deck batter is starting to walk up to the box. BR crosses back over the plate on his way to his dugout and I call him out (just a quiet raised hammer fist so as not to draw much attention). Sometimes I am still amazed at this game.
  6. While I think the EJ was fine enough on it's own right as was suggested earlier that perhaps some better game management techniques may have totally avoided the situation that led to the EJ, Glad to hear there was a suspension and a fine, no contact is ever ok for any reason and when I say no contact i mean none, not even incidental. Reverse the roles and what would have happened to you?
  7. How I like to approach these "agreements" ,"Gentlemen, we are playing baseball here correct? Good we agree, OBR, now let's play"
  8. I've seen it done,she worked bases and lower level (14U and below) only. Personally I think it's a tad risky, but to each their own if you can still perform the job.
  9. It never ceases to amaze how easy some coaches make it.
  10. To be honest, ejections just don't come any easier than this.
  11. Bringing a rule book onto the field for a coach is no different that a batter drawing a line in the dirt. They are showing everyone that you are wrong and here is how. Coming out onto the field and quoting a rule and having a discussion that way is something else entirely, and yes, if in the course of the discussion the coach feels the rule is not being interpreted correctly they may protest. It's all about the approach and the respect.
  12. I like 2, I think it looks more balanced plus on the practical side I keep the balls in the right bag, my brush and indicator (when not using it) in the left. I will also put any "questionable" balls (seem coming out, flat spots, cut in the ball etc) I have on the left and only use them when i run out of the good balls.
  13. nope, never a runner on third. off the hip I had a runner on 1, runner went to 2, one off the helmet runner on 2 didn't go anywhere because it was more of a glancing blow off the helmet that still more or less went to the pitching mound. Otherwise no runners
  14. Props on the crew not getting all caught up in the emotion of it all. This is what makes them professionals
  15. I've seen it off the bat, off the helmet a couple times and even off a batters hip once
  16. True that but as tjwoelfel13 said the baseball gods will always come up with something weirder
  17. Not really all that crazy, I do enough minor ball to see that crap all the time....lol What was crazy was the classless display by Toronto fans..
  18. *munch* *munch* Popcorn anyone? 327
  19. I watch most of my baseball online, and occasionally I find myself "stuck" watching a Nats game on their feed either because they are the only game on or playing a team I want to watch (but can only get their feed). I almost find myself disagreeing with the sentiment that they aren't Buck or Harrelson bad. These guys show well below what I would consider minimal knowledge of the game (and I don't set the bar for announcer knowledge very high) amd have a distinct lack of any on air personality beyond disagreeing with any call that goes against the nats and insulting the umpires at every opportunity they have. I watch the Tigers and Blue Jays a lot and am for the most part pretty happy with them.
  20. Every once in a while while on the diamond we encounter something that is just stunning. Sometimes it is a wonderfully amazing play, and other times it is abject stupidity, so as you might guess I have a situation of abject stupidity. OBR R1, R2 2 out. Batter knocks one up the 1st base line, R2 scores, R1 rounds 2nd and is trying for three with the throw coming a little to late and he is safe. BR stayed at first. F5 fakes the throw back to F1 and proceeds to stick the ball in his back pocket in the hopes of drawing R3 off the bag and making the 3rd out. Pitcher made the call easy for me because after "catching" the ball he proceeded to go up on the mound and straddle the rubber. I balk him and advance the runners. My question is had the pitcher never gone to the rubber, as having a player stick the ball in his uniform isn't directly covered in the rules, how would we go about handling this? Kill the ball, allow it to continue, declare the ball lodged? Seems like a good ole fashioned (2015) 8.01(c) formerly 9.01(c) situation 20
  21. I think the rule you are looking for is (2014 and previous) 7.09(h) (2015 edition) 6.01 (8) In the judgment of the umpire, the base coach at third base, or first base, by touching or holding the runner, physically assists him in returning to or leaving third base or first base. Nothing to see here. Had coach tried to help the player get up, now you have a case 253335
  22. A commentator said something intelligent.... "You never know what you are gonna see in baseball". Can I get an A-men? lol 142
  23. Was just watching some Japanese League Ball this morning and saw a batter called out for bunting foul for the third strike.  Don't see that one every day.

  24. It may be nitpicking, and I might not call it in a game I am calling, but this is the big leagues and they call stuff to the letter and are paid quite well to do so. We've all seen a major league umpire call a balk on the tiniest of flinches that we wouldn't call in the vast majority (or even any) of the games that we as amateurs call. I think it was a good call, and I think Maddon was only doing what he does best, namely getting tossed out of a game for arguing a judgement call. 45
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