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kylehutson

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About kylehutson

  • Birthday 07/04/1971

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    Westmoreland KS

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    Northeast Kansas Officials Association (NEKOA)
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    Supercomputer system administrator
  • Types/Levels of Baseball called
    Rec coach-pitch through HS varsity
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  1. kylehutson

    Fair/Foul

    Unless the foreign object is a base? 2-5-1 ART. 1 . . . A fair ball is a batted ball which: e. touches first, second or third base; or
  2. kylehutson

    Fair/Foul

    Do you have access to Arbiter? As @Richvee alludes, the entire book is available on their site, and through the "NFHS Rules" app. Even if you don't have the former, the latter should be a pretty inexpensive way of getting it.
  3. KS: Regionals are selected by hosting school's normal assigner (sometimes that's the AD, sometimes it's a league commissioner, sometimes it's an outsourced organization - we don't really have the "associations" that I've gathered most places have). For state, each team (technically the AD, but practically the coach) submits two recommendations who they think are most qualified for postseason. They have to have worked one of their games in the last two years. Those with the most votes get distributed among the state tournaments.
  4. https://www.facebook.com/groups/307083899500685/files/ They don't have a regular website, you just have to email @Razzer
  5. The problem, in my opinion, is *how* to verbalize it. "no catch" could be mistaken for "catch" "on the ground" or "it's down" could be mistaken for "out" What do my fellow umpires verbalize, and has it ever been misinterpreted? My normal "signal" (and yes, it's right out of the MSU book), is to show an open hand and say "Nope" loud enough for the batter and catcher to hear. I'm willing to change if I can find a better way.
  6. I might have to pick up some of these to go with the last gen shoes I just bought at the end of last season. I can use the last ones (mostly mesh) when it's hot, and use these (mostly leather) when it's cold. Who am I kidding, I'm too cheap to have two pairs of shoes with me.
  7. I haven't ever blacked anything out. I just buy the all black versions to begin with.
  8. Maybe. And even if I do, so what? It's not like people off the street come interview me to find out what kind of shoes I wear when I umpire (we do that *here*, where we don't physically see each other anyway). Besides, keeping the whites white and the blacks black is a PITA. I won't say it hasn't ever happened, but for things I pay money for, if it has a logo showing, it's likely I got it discounted (or free).
  9. I certainly like the "all black" look. Why should I provide a free billboard for somebody else's product? And I'm on the opposite end with narrow feet, but my everyday shoes are NB, so I'm good either way.
  10. Well, it is kinda the opposite of "performance enhancing"
  11. It's a matter of expectation and possible consequences. The question is "is this a reasonable consequence of playing the sport?" Getting concussed because of a hard hit, yes. Because you got hit on your bare head by a helmet? no. I really think part of this is "do we want football to become like hockey where fights are just a common occurrence?" And even when fights do occur, is it at least a fair fight? If Garret had hit a helmet against a helmet or a fist against a head, it wouldn't be nearly as severe as a penalty.
  12. Heavy compared to the others, yes. Heavy as in "you're going to have a hard time with it", not a chance. This is the one that I love, but primarily for a reason not shown here - it's notched so that you never have to look at it - you can "feel" the balls, strikes, and outs while it's still at your side. I had a friend borrowed mine and said something about it being heavy. I told him if that was the case, he really needed to work out more.
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