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  1. Now we have both a rule AND an interpretation that suggests once the pitch is past the batter and in the catcher's mitt, he no longer has the opportunity to hit the pitch. So, again, how can the OP be catcher's interference?
  2. Well, if this is the interpretation, I don't see how this is CI. How can a catcher hinder a batter's opportunity to hit a pitch if the pitch itself has ended?
  3. That looks like NFHS. Is there any such definition / interpretation for OBR?
  4. When is a pitched ball no longer a pitched ball?
  5. "As pitchers have gained velocity and used technology to improve the effectiveness of their pitches, the strikeout rate in Major League Baseball has increased for 15 consecutive years, from 16.4% of plate appearances in 2005 to an all-time Major League record 23.4% in 2020. " It has been somewhat startling how many more pitchers throw in the upper 90s now than ever before. But I think every single guy swinging every single swing from his heels has a helluva lot more to do with the increase in Ks.
  6. Yup - it seems everything is implied that umpires do not conduct the testing. I think the best support comes from "A best practice would be for teams to sticker their opponent’s bats to verify that testing was conducted with both teams present" and Senor's point that we ask coaches to confirm legal equipment, which we wouldn't have to do if we had done the testing. Thanks for helping me clarify on this, gents.
  7. Yeah, I had read that, and thought the same thing (umpires are not mentioned, only "representatives from both teams and a site representative"). I'm trying to figure out why someone would think the umpires do it. I'm hoping for some explicit statement that says "umpires conduct the inspection" or "umpires do not conduct the inspection". I know I have heard it said that we do not conduct the testing, but I wanted to be able to point to a specific document (written, video, etc) that explicitly says it one way or another.
  8. Compression testing is required for D1, as well as the visual inspection and ring test. D2 and D3 don't require the compression test until next year. But who conducts the tests, whichever ones are required? Will someone confirm for me whether or not umpires are supposed to conduct the visual bat testing / inspection before an NCAA game? And a reference to a specific NCAA document (like something on Arbiter, for example) would be much appreciated. We had some confusion around this issue this weekend.
  9. And naturally, I just sold them on ebay... Dammit... Sorry Chris..... LOCK IT UP!
  10. I asked about the mechanics of signaling this play, and got feedback from some very well-respected instructors (no names please, cuz I'm not sure which of them responded... lol) At the moment we deem a runner to have abandoned his attempts to run the bases, we should point at said runner, call, "That's abandonment," and then signal the out. Here's the rest of their reply: "...once [R3] stops, turns 90 degrees and commits to heading to the dugout, he is out and we can signal. This might be different if he stayed near the plate and R2 then passed him.. now we have PASSING which in t
  11. Also, should PU have done this at some point, rather than waiting for the whole thing to play out? For example, once R2 touches the plate, R3 can no longer go back and touch, so would that be the moment at which to signal R3 is out? Thoughts?
  12. How do we signal "abandonment"? By pointing at the runner committing the abandonment and then signaling an out? Honestly, I've never thought about that before..... That is, how to signal the call when it happens.
  13. The announcers say PU called out R3; the box score says it was an appeal, and he was called out for missing the plate. That's not what happened - no appeal was made. That, of course, could have happened, but it didn't. There are two other options: R3 out for abandonment, or R2 out for passing R3 before R3 touched the plate (and, of course, R3 never did touch the plate, before or after being passed). If, as the announcers say, R3 was called out for abandonment, then that's the 3rd out, inning over, no one scores. If we go with "R2 passed R3 before he touched the plate".... Then
  14. This happened yesterday... Bottom 6, bases loaded, 2 outs, 1-1 on the batter
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