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About DutchRobbie

  • Birthday 10/24/1962

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    Heerhugowaard, The Netherlands
  • Interests
    Besides baseball? uhhhhhh, being a badminton linejudge at national and international tournaments, reading (mainly SF / fantasy), puzzles (sudoku and everything on www.griddlers.net) and lately playing the Djembé!

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  • Types/Levels of Baseball called
    From little league up to the 'first class', the second highest level in The Netherlands.
  1. I'm also not calling a balk. The intention is clearly to step off the rubber, and that is also clear to every runner so no deception there
  2. Yep, my 'ritual' is just about the same and it works fine. An extra bonus I feel I get when done with every foul is that it it becomes a real habit. And that makes forgetting it in a situation with runners almost impossible.
  3. Ukce and JM, Thanks for the fast and accurate replies. Good to know that for (almost ?) every situation you can imagine a piece of ruling exists. And of course that there are people who know the way in the many manuals there are!. Regards, Rob,
  4. Put some umpires together, and inevitably (in the Netherlands it does, anyway) after a while strange situations pop up. And ofcourse what the ruling should be on these plays. Last weekend a play was described that none of the umpires present felt really sure about what to rule: OBR, R3, 2 out, flyball to center. F8 seems to make an easy catch, but instead of catching the ball in his glove, he misses it and the ball dissapears into his uniform jersey. He throws down his glove, searches for the ball inside his uniform and finally comes up with it. We agreed it cannot be a catch,
  5. Seems like a textbook case of OBS to me. Perhaps the runner was out of the base line, but he was running on that line from his last 180 turn, so no problem there. He was out of the line only after Hardy jumped him ..
  6. A clip can be found here: OBS Braves @ Nats In the Video box it's the clip called 'Werth scores'
  7. Yes, F1 stepped to the base, as if it was a pickoff instead of an appeal. Thanks all for correcting me, that's a call I won't miss again @Mazza : luckily I only gave them a base (R1 => 2nd base), not a run. The run scored on the sac fly (and by the way, R3 didn't leave early, so the appeal would've been in vain anyway)
  8. OKOK, just hit some button that sent the post sorrrrrry Added the question now
  9. Was I right or was I wrong? Situation: I'm PU, 1 out , runners on 1st and 3rd. Batter hits a popup to center that''s caught. R3 tags up and scores , R1 remains at 1st So far so good. Ball goes back to F1, who gets ready to pitch to the next batter. One of the fielders tells F1 to appeal because R3 left early. F1 answers loud and clear "Ok, I'll do that', steps on the rubber and tosses the ball to the F5, who steps on the bag. I call a balk, for throwing to a non occupied base while in contact with the rubber. Some discussion, and the gam
  10. I think that according to rule 3.15 the answer should be: a and d
  11. Temperature starts rising above 10 C in the Netherlands. Had a couple of practise games, opening day on april 9. Looking very much forwards to that!!

  12. I'd like to know why you never used it, as I'm in doubt wheter or not to buy one. Because the 2.0 is not yet sold in the Netherlands, I will have to buy it via the internet so there is no opportunity to try it on and I want to avoid the hassle of sending items back across the Atlantic. Thanks in advance, Rob.
  13. It's only january!! Why is the wheather here so lousy that the season starts in april....

  14. Warren, Yep, that's more like it. But still: put that redirect page in place. I don't think you want to do this link changing thing by hand for the whole site.... btw: I like the new look, feel and functions of the site very much! grtz, Rob.
  15. Hi tjthresh, Don't know if it's got anything to do with the new forum, but when I follow the link to your 'Gear list' at the bottom of your post I get a page that says that the forum will be open again on 1/1/11
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