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Phu Bai

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  1. This may have been touched on previously, if so I apologize>
  2. Anybody remember Don (the Headhunter) Drysdale? It was his M.O.
  3. Suspended game for wet field!! https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/nationals-tarp-malfunction-causes-game-vs-orioles-to-be-suspended-after-rain-delay/
  4. Baltimore Orioles Wille Tasby had the right idea??? https://bleacherreport.com/articles/236356-flashback-friday-shoeless-willie-tasby
  5. https://www.litogrbaseball/products/baseball-tee?utm_campaign=Baseball Launch (SwNqTi)&utm_medium=email&utm_source=GZHPYQ
  6. https://www.msn.com/en-us/Sports/nfl/how-foxs-pereira-helps-vets-find-purpose-and-fill-officiating-void/ar-BB12O6cn?ocid=sf2
  7. Not an umpire , anymore... So I decided to get a copy of the "rulebook" "2019 Official Rules Major League Baseball" by Triumph Books LLC. I think they used the smallest font they could get their hands on!! Need a magnifying glass to read it. and by the way boring as hell
  8. The outside (balloon) protector was more difficult from a mechanical perspective BUT..does anyone think it offered better protection? Was it better for calls side to side, but not up and down? I got out of umpiring many moons ago and the balloon was still an option and was all I ever used....Yea OLD!
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    No Call?

    Older clip...so maybe already discussed. No call here..obstruction or interference??? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=erLVM02B_TE&list=PLmXls1U_4DVbuzE0B0dEH4_lkDiz5PBmX&index=4
  10. Just from an outsiders viewpoint..... I understand an umpire getting upset when a player tries to "show him up"....and I believe an umpire really banging a called strike three falls into he same category. MHO
  11. Tell BR to hustle a little more!
  12. Anyone ever call a game from behind the pitcher?
  13. This may have been discussed before...I apologize if I am rehashing an old subject BUT In MLB there are certain umpires that are better than others calling the game from behind the plate. I realize that the PU "works" much harder than base umpires, but has there ever been an effort to "specialize" the PU position? Surely this would create a series of issues, schedules, pay rates, ratings etc. But
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    Try to find as many "one pitch" slow pitch softball tournaments on a weekend
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    No good deed goes unpunished!
  16. Hot Stove stuff Clip of Kershaw getting "upset"(around 1:40 mark on clip) regarding a strike call.....during the next play after muffing a grounder, he slams the ball to the ground then throws the all into the dugout From a rules standpoint should any base runners be allowed to advance?
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    Just think what would be happening in major sports if OSHA ever gets really involved!
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    Anyone wear a cup when working the bases???
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    MLB recently requires base coaches to wear "batting helmets"(after the Coolbaugh incident)... Has there ever been discussion of base umpires wearing such protection? or do they already wear inserts?
  20. In the first video the very first pitch, the pitcher seems to move his front leg. which I don't think should be called a balk if it is his normal motio, BUT in subsequent pitches he does not make that same move with his front that leg
  21. I wonder if anybody carried the bat to first base after hitting a home run off Bob Gibson? Then did that same batter ever do it a second time?
  22. Just wondering if there has ever been a study of Major League umpire's personality make up? My opinion takes a very "strong" personality Type "A"?
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