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  1. Just a youngen here but 1 Charcoal to me should be it.. 86 the heather 2. To borrow from Mr Ford. "Any customer can have a car Shoe painted any colour that he wants, so long as it is black." My feelings are all black is classier, better for the Uni look
  2. So your thoughts on your own personal safety are "It only happened to him one time and it was not that bad so I'll be ok." But granted I never said that I only do any of my work with LL and well yeah that probably wont be as hard a swing as MLB or MiLB but it is probably bound to happen more often. So I was a little tongue in cheek with the comment hence the LOL at the end but it is making me think.
  3. Well now after having just bought a brand new allstar fm4000mag and only worn it to adjust the straps now I wanna go look for a hockey helmet LOL
  4. Damn Hope he’s is ok after getting whacked with that bat. Any suggestions on how to mitigate that with equipment?
  5. I like this thought but if its LL especially Minors you know there should not be any deliberate contact and then with the little kids its a matter to make sure no one cracked their skull .. Older kids even 10 and above yeah as you stated..
  6. So Ok why do 5.06 and 6.01d say the opposite thing? (6) A fair ball touches a runner or an umpire on fair territory before it touches an infielder including the pitcher, or touches an umpire before it has passed an infielder other than the pitcher; runners advance, if forced.
  7. I'm reading thru OBR and this caught my eye (d) Unintentional Interference In case of unintentional interference with play by any person herein authorized to be on the playing field (except members of the team at bat who are participating in the game, or a base coach, any of whom interfere with a fielder attempting to field a batted or thrown ball; or an umpire) the ball is alive and in play.
  8. I like your call, But if the ruling states before it passed an infielder ... weren't you behind the pitcher?
  9. ArchAngel72

    fair or foul?

    where did it land... Foul.. its the ball not the fielder
  10. If it is LL the Umpire shall and can call strikes on a batter who leaves the box, but I would only do that with "majors" ( 10-12 ) not the lower levels. I'll go dig up that rule. However its not the same to me as a kid thinking he struck out and walking away. If the umpire did not clarify it by saying out loud Strike 2 when the kid gave up his at bat and or calling time and clarifying it with the coach and the batter that seems like well going a bit overboard on the kid. If its LL its a learning age. I'm willing to bet there is not one umpire here on this page that has not ever lost the count or called strike 3 on strike 2 or something similar. grr sorry frustrating that the umpire you had was way too strict IMHO.. Ok what I found So yeah the Ump over reacted and should have given a warning to begin with.. From what I recall being discussed about the rule, its something to speed up the game and keep it better in control. I heard it was due to some of the overseas teams would come in and after EVERY pitch the batter would walk halfway to 3rd base coach and they would have a discussion about the next pitch. I do get the rule but there is a way to handle these situations to me the Ump you had was to quick on the trigger..
  11. ArchAngel72

    Balk or not?

    I am also wondering is this an All-Star game? Guy at the plate has an orange uni, guy at 2nd has a white uni and the on deck batter has a blue uni.. WTH..
  12. - Little League Rule Book states: "The strike zone is that space over home plate which is between the batter's armpits and the top of the knees when the batter assumes a natural stance. The umpire shall determine the strike zone according to the batter's usual stance when that batter swings at a pitch."' Thats why its how it is defined in the book and when I originally was talking to other umpires in my area they said knees to armpits and I went ok bottom of the knee is still knee. So now when it just ticks the zone there and I call it it is really actually low. I re-read the book and saw it specifically says top of the knee and knew then I was mistaken so I adjusted and no one has complained or said I was calling them too low since. I should note this is for the 10-12 yr olds for me for the 8-10 yr olds yeah I open it up shoulders to bottom of knees and nearly batters box line to batters box line. Otherwise there would be barely any strikes at all.. LOL
  13. That's exactly how I saw it he was letting the machine call the game and that was how it was gonna be called.. sad really.. Something to point out they felt you were calling your zone over all too high. What is your K zone defined as IE how do you define it. For my purposes with LL I go armpits to top of knees, my own mistake was originally calling the bottom of the knee too and I caught some flack for that although the coaches both agreed I was consistent as all hell on it. LOL . I been in that top middle picture position before and MAN talk about being nervous What I was afraid of was the catcher setting up outside and the LL Pitcher gunning a fastball inside right at me. Never happened of course but You do feel left out to dry
  14. Ask him to see the copy of the rule book he uses...
  15. just to bump this and add the lines are fair so if it touches chalk/paint its fair Yes? same as the plate is in fair territory if it settles on the plate its fair.
  16. Did you read what I said? I said out of play I never said it was foul. Also there is no need for personal attacks. Maybe you need the fresh air from the reading of these posts.
  17. Would over the fence be considered fair territory? Would it not be, out of play albeit a fair ball ? I would cover that as IFF if fair. same as foul lines.
  18. So where in there does it say must be around or in the vicinity of the infield? I think as a fact of matter it states "the infield dirt and outfield grass does not form a boundary line of infield fly purposes. Now I get that the OP has given a flight of fancy post but going by what he posted to me if this is on a LL diamond its IFF
  19. Waiting to hear how the meeting with LL District 1 went last night from my UiC. He told me we may start practices and etc sometime in June and have a season July and State playoffs in August. 2 options for Umps normal behind plate or if wanted behind pitcher. Oddly though I thought he said behind pitcher you would need a mask behind plate no. Maybe I got those backwards. I gotta check on that when he gets back to me Whoops Try not to Suck!
  20. ArchAngel72

    How Many Bases?

    Using LL rules.. We did this one at class. You tell the player they are awarded home. If they are smart and retouch 1st you MUST correct what you said and tell them they are awarded 3rd. If they do not go back to 1st and an appeal is made they are out at 1st with a proper appeal. IF the appeal is botched they score and there is no appeal available after a botched one.
  21. Yeah I worded that wrong. I was looking at the wording and thinking I had something there off but couldnt place my finger on it. Got a lot on my mind sorry..
  22. What league or level? 2019 LL Rules Rule 4.09 A The A.R of that section is this expressed example other than the appeal to 3rd but that would be an appeal to 3rd and must take place immediately, with all defensive players on the field and in play with exception of the catcher.
  23. ArchAngel72

    dead ball

    I don't believe that. I think a player being wise could toss a bat on the ground in front of a rolling ball and that is intent to me purposely causing a redirection or interaction of bat with the ball to me is intent
  24. ArchAngel72

    dead ball

    Does it not matter whether there was intent of the batter to hit the ball again with a thrown or dropped bat? What I mean is there is not enough description on the OP did the batter toss or drop the bat and the ball rolled back into it or was the ball rolling back and the batter dropped and or tossed it to keep it fair? me thinks there is more info needed
  25. Again I said it will never likely happen However lets put some math to it https://www.dimensions.guide/element/little-league-baseball-field the layout is the infield is a 50 foot arc off the center of the pitchers rubber which is 46 feet from the plate the fence is 200 feet from the plate that easily puts F6 at a possible spot of 98 feet from the plate and if its a generous warning track lets say 30 feet ( yah thats big 10 yards) that means they would have to move 70 feet while the ball is in the air to get to that warning track and get under the ball. Lets say its not 30 feet but 15 feet so that puts them at 85 feet roughly to move while the ball is in the air. If its a really high hit fly ball that should be a home run but is pushed back a bit by the wind I could see it happening if its a 12 yr old who's an athlete. Not likely as the left fielder should be hollering him off it but If he started back saw the left fielder fall and knew he had to go get it himself. possible... Not ever likely but possible. And look guys I am not arguing the fact that this situation for the OP is not likely to happen. BUT I am going by the rule as the OP stated it in his post
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