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udbrky last won the day on September 21 2018

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  • Birthday 07/25/1976

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    HS, Babe Ruth
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  1. This year, I was replacing some pants that were getting worn, and I got some combos mostly to wear in sub-45 weather. Replaced my F3 shins because they had worn through in the ankles from wearing high tops with them. This week, I got cleated. 18U, RHH, Batted ball comes to a stop an inch fair and an inch out of the LHH box. I pop up and observer the fair/foul, possible B-R running into the ball, and obs/int/tangle/untangle situations F2 grabs ball and comes back at R3 coming home, who tries to jump around tag (a good 8 or so feet up the line, not right near the plate), gets tagged, and lands on my lower leg. I'd swung back and was in perfect position for the tag play, but right in his line. Nothing to do about this, right? Just really bad luck? Maybe the pants could be stitched and used for emergencies? On the upside, at least that's damage to my shin guard, not my leg.
  2. I did one game, it felt awkward. We used a modified 3-man, I'd take the lead runner, and if there was only one, partner rotated home. He stayed in A the whole time. Thankfully, we didn't have anything down the 3b line
  3. The MAC doesn't think we'll make it past then
  4. This was a hit with my core partners, mostly with the cooler full of beer part
  5. I made a bit of a parody of the Wedding Singer song - I wanna Grow Old with you I got a cooler full of beer for after the game I'll take the plate if you're feeling lame Oh I wanna ump games with you I've got medicines if your body aches I'll loan you equipment if yours breaks That's all I came up with the other morning drifting in and out of sleep
  6. Not sure on that type of rule. He said that according to 2019 rules, it's a foul ball once it hits the chest.
  7. In the one with Ted Barrett, he said that this year, the foul/foul tip rule is changed, so that if the ball comes off the bat and contacts any part of the catcher, and he catches/traps it against his body, that it is a live ball foul tip. He says it's starting when they start up play again. Has anyone heard anything on this? I cannot find anything anywhere.
  8. My dog says you're welcome.
  9. I first had high tops and F3 and they wore a hole in each other where they met. I switched to lows.
  10. udbrky

    Illegal Pitch?

    Is it much different from the player who takes his hands apart mid-delivery? You can say the batter can't see the ball in his hand. But what if the pitcher keeps his hands together until the last possible second, can't pick it up there. I don't see how he can really get a good grip, and I don't think this is beneficial for the F1 long term.
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    One day, I stopped by the mailboxes and this guy asked me if all the mail was in. I said yeah, I think so. Thought "wtf is he asking me?" Then I looked at my umpire uniform.
  12. Excessive, yes. Just keep it simple.
  13. That looks like the red light camera I got a couple months ago in Illinois.
  14. I'm standing on our corner in full field uniform, calling balks on the cars that blow through the 4-way stop at an average of 12mph.
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