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  1. Yes, I just looked at it on my dvr. Vandy batting, it ended up being reviewed so it'll be easy to find.
  2. It was a late slide but I believe was a correct no-call.
  3. @johnnyg08Do you have a clip of the one in NCST-Vandy today? Believe it was the 7th inning and the announcers were sure that FPSR should have been called.
  4. Call it unsportsmanlike conduct if you need rulebook verbiage.
  5. Not to hijack, but how about - R3, ball 4 in the dirt kicks toward the batter and he takes off running for 1st base and inadvertently kicks the ball far enough away that R3 comes in to score?
  6. No, I don't think it would be if he had made contact, I just used the description given in the OP. I'm envisioning a play less egregious than ARod knocking the ball out of Arroyo's glove in 2004 (video below). Call the interference (if it occurred) and move on - this doesn't register as an ejection to me, unless you somehow judge malicious intent. Seems sometimes we think every time contact is made in a baseball game it needs to be an ejection. I see your argument about penalizing the act and not the result, but certainly results play into it. Would you eject an F3 for swiping an unne
  7. Attempting to swat a ball out of a glove and missing doesn't seem like grounds for an ejection to me nor a report to a state association. Perhaps if it was really a malicious looking swat but I'm not envisioning that based on the OP. I'd probably report the talk about ear-holing a kid though.
  8. zoops

    Lineup Change

    Good stuff thank you for sharing.
  9. zoops

    Lineup Change

    It was what normally would have been American Legion-level ball pre-Covid. I did not allow the re-do on the lineup but did allow the sub. Was the second game of the doubleheader where we probably had 35 minutes between games due to it being senior night for the home team so not sure why the VT waited until practically first pitch to realize their pitcher wasn't feeling well (arm-wise - I suppose I should clarify that in this day and age ). The manager seemed a little pissy that I didn't allow him to rework his lineup and said something to the effect of "alright but you should always c
  10. zoops

    Lineup Change

    Absolutely. What this coach wanted to do was re-write his lineup with several changes to juggle the loss of the pitcher.
  11. zoops

    Lineup Change

    After lineups are exchanged and as the catcher is about to throw the last warmup pitch down to second, the VT coach comes to me and says his pitcher is having a hard time getting loose and wants to change his lineup (not just sub for the pitcher, but do several adjustments). I've had some differences of opinion on how to handle this - what would you do? OBR rules.
  12. It really depends on your area and the level you desire. If D1, definitely need to go to camps, maybe even umpire school. If just wanting to dabble in lower levels, a couple camps and the right network and you’ll get games obviously assuming you’re competent. In my area they are often begging guys to work even up to the D2 level, especially mid week games although many areas are not like that. However, be prepared to travel, often for no compensation. Availability is huge in the college season. Assignors love guys that have flexible schedules. Since games get rescheduled so much, being ab
  13. I'm not a D1 guy but it seems there would be plenty of pitfalls to this plan, some of which were hinted at in the article. I do have to wonder if attendance would really increase enough to help many schools' bottom lines. With a large chunk of the games being played after school is out, I think schools would have to start marketing the games like minor-league teams, which would require additional staff. Lots of other additional costs to house and feed players (can't imagine you'd expect players to pay their own way over the summer, remember even most D1 players are getting only partial scho
  14. Not I; wasn't getting anywhere with my bank for the PPP and upon hearing the program was out of money gave up. Would have only been eligible for around a grand.
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