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About DevildogUmp

  • Birthday 09/03/1981

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    Little Legue, High School
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  1. Wow do any other states besides Texas have umpires in the Southwest region?
  2. So, video on YouTube getting some argument in regards to the following play: OBR R3/2 outs - pop fly on the 3rd base line, R3 interferes catcher while the ball is still in the air for 3rd out. No problems there. The question is who leads off the next inning and does it matter if the ball was touched fair or foul after the interference. When I started digging this is what I think I found: 1. The interference rule doesn't actually place the batter-runner at first when the interference with a fielder occurs prior to him reaching 1st - "Penalty for Interference: The runner is out
  3. I'm going with you kicking it. Think of it this way, if the catcher threw the ball down to third because he saw the runner "sauntering" before you called time, would you have disallowed the out? For your second point, there is no pause button on the baseball field, just because the pitcher has the ball runners are not required to do anything. The rule specifically states that the pitcher must be on the rubber, not "close enough to the pitchers plate" and the catcher must be in a position to receive the pitch (mask on, facing the pitcher) and at that point, it is a violation for the r
  4. When the umpire judges that the batter made an attempt to swing.
  5. What I really want to know it what in the world they could have been talking about with NY that took that long. That has got to be one of the most obvious RLI that you can get.
  6. Lou B - see the above comments about coach's not knowing rules. I have seen it all the time, especially used with R3 and a walk. Pitcher gets the ball, BR never stops and keeps going to second. Players and coaches don't do anything except start screaming how the pitcher has the ball.
  7. There is no one rule that cover this situation. I think part of what @Jimurray is saying about reading the rules books and manuals consistently is that you need to understand when you need to take different parts of the rule book together in order to make an informed decision. I don't have an electronic version of the rule book on this computer so I can't cut and paste the LL rules and I am not cool enough to have rule numbers memorized, but here is where I get my interpretation: 1. A runner is assumed to have touched any and all bases that they have passed. 2. A runner who has score
  8. Some of the more experienced members may correct me, but: 1. Runners are assumed to have touched the plate once they have passed it (subject to out on appeal). So at that point, R3 has scored. 2. R2 scoring negates R3's ability to retouch to correct his mistake. 3. Both R3 and R2 have scored and therefore are no longer baserunners, rather simply offensive players. Therefore, you can't have passing and unfortunately I think you kicked it.
  9. Watching the SEC championship game. Noticed on shots down the RF line U1 is turning and setting up on the line for the fair/foul even though he has RF behind him. I thought on 6 man, all balls to the outfield are the responsibility of the line umps. Matt
  10. To answer the 2nd question, LL International does not split the Minor division. It is up to each individual league to decide what is best for them when it comes to this age group. So any additional age divisions that a local league creates in the LL Minor division is subject to the local rules created by the league. So therefore if they want to create an age group and then they discover that they age groups are not well suited, they can simply decide to change them. Now, if they do this, they should republish the age groups so everyone knows what is going on and they can stop any of the conspi
  11. We have 1 HS here in Indianapolis with it on their varsity field.
  12. Maven- I read his what if scenerio to be the runner advancing to second on the overthrow, not the next pitch. Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk
  13. I believe that the reason they called time wss to stop the pitch. Seattle didn't know he missed he base until their video replay guy saw it. So the quickest way to stop the pitch, which would negate the appeal, is to request time. Even if the umpire doesn't grant it, at that level you are going to get your pitcher's attention. Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk
  14. An appeal needs to be done either at the base the defense believes that the running infraction occurred or on the runner who they believe committed the infraction. If in your what if scenario, the runner properly returned to 1st and tagged up, then made it safely to second, I believe that any appeal to second would then be ruled as safe, due to the idea of "last time by" which means that a runner can fix his base running mistakes while retreating if he properly retouches as he then advances.
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