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maven last won the day on January 8

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  1. maven


    You came to the wrong place to avoid advice. Or war stories.
  2. maven

    detached equipment

    Equipment and uniforms shall be properly worn. Find a way to fix it, or put in a sub. There is no penalty.
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    Profanity in the heat of battle on a game-ending play is going to be a gray area. I agree with noumpere, and will add that there are way too many variables (heat of the game, volume of the profanity, etc. etc.) for there to be a definitive answer. The pop-up slide is probably an illegal slide, regardless of intent, for FED (that would be INT, and the run would be negated). As this was an OBR game, the HP collision rule would apply, and the contact is probably legal.
  4. Me too. The guy I'm thinking of had one shirt for his whole career (more than 20 years).
  5. Yes. The codes differ a bit in wording, but the requirement is that runners be in the vicinity of the base before the umpire puts the ball in play. This requirement was added to the book precisely to prevent runners from gaining the advantage of a large lead when they cannot be put out. The umpire needs to check runners before saying "play."
  6. Sorry to comment on my own post: it always impressed me that Joey, of all people, could get the geometry of infinitesimals exactly right.
  7. I think you have a typo there. Maybe 'phonographic memory'—but yeah, remembering sounds wouldn't help unless you had the rule book on audio.
  8. Ah, in that case, I recommend raising the fee to $500.
  9. Have a photographic memory. Read the book. Easy!
  10. Yeah, that's basic bodily fluid safety. These precautions have been around since HIV. Most field first aid kits should have a spray (I think it's peroxide) that kills all the cells and viruses in a blood stain. That's what they spray on uniforms, gym floors, etc. when players are injured. It works on umpire equipment too.
  11. I have heard "picks to first" as an expression for the attempt. I have never heard "picks off the runner" as anything but a success term, akin to "retires the runner."
  12. So many questions about this. How do they determine who wins? What's the penalty for losing? I'm assuming death.
  13. Not for me. I'm best when I'm Zen, let it flow, and the game comes to me.
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