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  1. aaluck

    Ejection worthy?

    True. In fact, the parent would probably be mad at the coach if he removed little Johnny! That's where we are at these days.
  2. I'm with @The Man in Blue on this. Enough with complicating things. Either have BOTH feet perpendicular (windup) or parallel (set). No 45*, no free foot 8 inches in front of the rubber. Why do we feel the need to make folks guess or announce? If you have to announce what position you are in something is wrong!
  3. aaluck

    Ejection worthy?

    Blame is squarely on parents and coaches. If the coach doesn't immediately come from 3rd and remove the player when he gets to first, the parent should. 12U nevertheless!
  4. As Maven said above...any kid that is taught to throw at a kid should be removed from coaching. I would never give the benefit to a kid that I actually thought was intentionally throwing to create interference, nor would I expect to see that. I hope that 10u ball doesn't have coaches like this but it would not surprise me.
  5. Throwing intentionally at a runner or throwing threw a runner in the way? Those are two different things. In fed this is s safety issue and the RUNNER must slide or clear himself out of the way or the throw. In this situation this would not be malicious as he is trying to make a play, in fact it would be two outs.
  6. That's not how I read this. Apparently, while in the rundown, somewhere between 3rd and home (I am assuming close to home as he asks about the PU), R3 slips to the ground, but F2 misses the tag. Yes, PU (or BU if near 3rd) should have indicated no tag or safe, as there was a play being made on R3. BU did as he should have on the play at 3rd. Indicated safe.
  7. Hopefully, we can learn something from this if everyone else remains negative. Someone on the covid19 forum actually posted a video of a doctor that basically said it would be a very slim chance of getting it from a baseball.
  8. Did not realize that. Now knowing that, thats a tough ask in the OP.
  9. I agree with everything you are doing to be safe on the field and at home. I also fully agree that umping football is (probably) not smart--not intended as a jab. But as stated above I really feel like I need to be out there, risky or not. The couple of baseball games I was able to do this year felt great, despite being 90+ and 80% humidity. Heck, I was smiling as I walked to the field. In fact, I even went and watched about 8-10 games of coach pitch, minors (9-10) and ozone (11-12) youth ball just because I saw them out there as I drove home, or a buddy would tell me he was doing a couple of games that night...who does that on a Tuesday or Thursday night, with no kid playing?
  10. Interesting. I never really gave the SKU much thought but I now can see how this turns into a large investment. I don't think I have seen a guy wearing heather in years, and if so the pants were so old they were turning more of a blue color. I didn't realize they still sold new pants in heather.
  11. Remember there has to be an attempt to advance to second. Here it is clear that no attempt was made. As stated above, and despite what we all learned in little league, the base runner does not have to run into foul territory. ALTHOUGH, after looking at the score 14-1, B8 I may call him out.
  12. That's one of many problems, although it does have some good qualities. Most play fed rules and as we know there are guidelines therein. As @Thunderheads has said. Although rare, definitely deadly. Makes you want to yell out the window...."who's in charge of this s-show!"
  13. That's the problem! That's what has me so frustrated and p'd off! However, I am not so quick to place blame, or point fingers, as what we THOUGHT was right two months ago, or even two weeks ago may not be today or next month. I can honestly say that in my 52 years I have never felt so frustrated and helpless--and I don't like it. I'm to the point I'm more concerned about my mental health than my physical health and this is why I will probably do football this year--as I have for the past 12 years. It may not be smart, as @SeeingEyeDog has said, but I NEED to get on a field and at least feel "normal" for a couple of hours a week.
  14. Like you I am ever fluctuating on "what is the right thing to do", so I won't offer my $.02. What I DO have a problem with the leadership on not only MLB but also our AHSAA here. As for MLB...these guys hangout together on planes, on a bus, in the locker room, in hotels, playing cards, drinking etc (yes, they are). Does it really matter if they high-five or hug on the field? Do they think that spreading them out, even in the stands, makes it better. As for our high school athletic association...they are sending these kids back to school (that's fine with me, I get it), back to class, on the football field practicing 3-4 hours a day, full contact, face to face breathing on each other. HOWEVER, their 'solution' to help stop the spread is they have extended the players box (the area in which a team may be on the sidelines during a game--standard is 25-yard-line to 25-yard-line) to the 10-yard line, thus giving them 30 extra yards to separate AFTER they have just been face to face on the field, riding buses to and from school/games, and in school face to face for five days. In what world does that make any sense? Again, this is not a comment on closing things down or the like, I need my business open and I have not missed a day, using precautions. This is just a comment on the stupidity of folks in charge. Again, I'm NOT saying they shouldn't try to play. I'm saying don't pretend to be doing something to help. That's the problem...there is no right answer. Regardless of what you do it will be wrong. But I do have a problem with folks not following the "best known practices". How can there be a football season IF we do follow them. Say the Patriots (Ohio St or a local HS) gets a couple of players with C19. By 'rule' everyone they have come into contact with, the whole team, should quarantine for 14 days, right? They means no games for two weeks and what are the possibilities that at least one person on the team won't have it at any given time? How would a season ever be played?
  15. I don't disagree but here is the problem, not only with MLB but also our AHSAA here. As for MLB...these guys hangout together on planes, on a bus, in the locker room, in hotels, playing cards, drinking etc. Does it really matter if they high-five or hug on the field? As for our high school athletic association...they are sending these kids back to school (that's fine with me, I get it), back to class, on the football field practicing 3-4 hours a day, full contact, face to face breathing on each other. HOWEVER, their 'solution' to help stop the spread is they have extended the players box (the area in which a team may be on the sidelines during a game--standard is 25-yard-line to 25-yard-line) to the 10-yard line, thus giving them 30 extra yards to separate AFTER they have just been face to face on the field, riding buses to and from school/games, and in school for five days. In what world does that make any sense? Again, this is not a comment on closing things down or the like, I need my business open and I have not missed a day, using precautions. This is just a comment on the stupidity of folks in charge.
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