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Sut'n Blue

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Sut'n Blue last won the day on January 8 2016

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  1. The back is solid (with a lot of holes for ventilation). There's a lip roughly a half inch by a half inch on the front edge of the shelves to keep thing from falling out. There is no bottom so the things in the bottom level will sit on the carpeted "floor" of the Jeep - I doubt these things will move much but if they do I will add something to stop them from moving around too much.
  2. Yup, drive a Wrangler JK with the back seat and subwoofer removed. The opening faces the inside of the tailgate. I still need to hang shirts and pants from the roll bar. It snuggles up against the tailgate and locks to the seat connectors via eye bolts and padlocks so its pretty safe even with the top off (I'm in a rural area so theft really isn't much of an issue).
  3. Well the order of things are off but you get my drift.
  4. Not much going on so I spent some time in my wood shop putting together storage for my gear. I drive a Jeep Wrangler (back seat removed) and built this to stow my gear. Roughly 24" high, 25" deep, 33" wide. Two shelves so three layers of storage. I've never uploaded pictures before but hopefully you're seeing: 1) raw materials; 2) finished product (lots of holes for ventilation); 3) finished product with gear to be stowed; 4) what it looks like when all is said and done (with room for a bit more).
  5. In the video it does appear the ref made the first direct physical contact; however, the scenario in total seems to be: the coach is being a jerk, ref appropriately ejects coach, coach, rather than leaving, goes onto ice where he confronts and gets belligerent with ref and then spits on him, ref responds by shoving coach, coach ends up on ass, coach gets up and goes Rocky on ref. Question is should the ref share some of the blame? As I see it, if a coach gets himself ejected, refuses to leave, and then gets in the official's face and spits on him, the coach is a very real physical threat and has earned being treated as such. No blame on the ref.
  6. Thought I saw somewhere that Massachusetts is going to Fed rules. Is this the case? I’m not in Mass. but have always appreciated their lack of Fed. I would like to see the Fed rulebook driven from the face of the earth. In fact, IMO Fed rules may be detrimental to umpire recruitment.
  7. I suppose level and rule set doesn't matter all that much but this was 16U travel ball (OBR). 5th inning , no score, 1 out, R1. Pitcher seems to be in a good rhythm and is doing pretty well. As batter is walking over to start his at bat his coach tells him to call a time out and break the pitcher's rhythm. The coach must have thought he was being discreet but PU, my partner, heard him very clearly. Batter takes the first pitch and on the next pitch asks for time. Assuming no issues with pitcher having started motion, etc., If you were PU, would you grant the time out?
  8. Sut'n Blue

    Published book

    I believe you are referring to what is properly called the Harvard comma.
  9. For the sake of clarity, I'm assuming the pitcher has to be on the rubber and the catcher in the box before the umpire can put the ball in play. Yes?
  10. Scenario: OBR, bottom ninth, tie score. Batter hits one over the center field fence into the swamp where the ball will never be seen again. BR misses first on his way around the bases and the defense wants to appeal. How can this be properly appealed?
  11. Maybe R1 walked off because he knew he couldn't get back to first before they got him for not tagging up....
  12. I'm curious as to how others treat those comments that are not made to the umpire but are meant to be heard by the umpire. Example: Batter takes a called third strike on a pitch his coach thinks was outside. As batter gets to dugout the coach all but yells: "That was a good take Johnny, no way you could have reached it." Obviously making a statement for the umpire to hear. Personally, I generally treat one of these comments as something to ignore when following the IAWE criteria but have upon occasion replied with "your not fooling anyone, knock it off." Opinions, comments, war stories appreciated.
  13. After that comment he gets The Hand and a loud, clear: "You're pushing your luck. You get one warning and this is it." If he later went ahead with "That's two call now." he would be gone.
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