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Young_Ump last won the day on December 8

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    Clark County Umpires Association
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    Little league, Rocky Mountain Baseball
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  1. Okay wow I definitely did not know that (which is awkward to admit ). Thank you!
  2. This wasn't a situation that happened in a game I did, just something another umpire told me that sounded kinda funny. R3, 2 outs, ground ball to the infield. Throw to F3 takes him off the bag and he has to put a tag on the batter-runner for the 3rd out of the inning. R3 touches home plate before the tag occurs. But the umpire said that any play at first base counts as a "force" so its not a timing play and the run does not score, even though R3 touched home before the tag. Thoughts?
  3. I'll back that up. Surprisingly low-profile and effective.
  4. That chalk dust is .0000031 inches above the rest of the dirt. A deadly tripping hazard for sure.
  5. Such a stupid batter to not run in a straight line and instead run in this odd, out-of-place lane. Wonder what that's chalked on the field for.
  6. So I should send the kid home again?
  7. Little League minors game. R3, fly ball to the outfield, LF catches the ball and R3 tags and scores. The defense's coach is yelling for them to throw to 3rd and appeal that the runner left early. The runner hears this and sprints back to third. I called him safe, as he did indeed tag up. Should he stay at 3rd? Was he even allowed to run back to 3rd after already scoring?
  8. Young_Ump

    Pitch Framing

    Just my opinion from personal experience... "watch the ball to the catcher's mitt" helps with timing more than anything. At levels like LL majors I find myself looking for strikes at the bottom of the zone, and if I'm thinking "track the ball through the zone" I end up with way too quick timing and calling the pitch too soon... and then the catcher is scooping it out of the dirt. In kinda the same way, I get in trouble with the outside corner when I'm too quick like that and it ends up being the batter's box line instead of the corner of the plate. "Watch the ball to the mitt" has kept me from some pretty crappy strike calls... and kept the coaches from asking if I need a map to find the strike zone.
  9. So for the CI do I let R1 get to second safely and then give the batter first base?
  10. Yes they want a balk warning first but then after that we're free to call them. It's an unofficial policy though.
  11. Little League Juniors game. I'm behind the plate. Runner on first base takes off for second, pitcher throws the slowest pitch ever and the batter has no intention of swinging at it. The catcher comes all the way out on top of home plate to catch the ball and throw it down to second. First thing I did was call the pitch a ball. Then I thought about the so-called catcher's balk rule. But since we give warnings for balks anyways, I didn't call anything other than a ball. I know OBR only has that as a balk + catcher's interference, but only with R3 stealing home... should I have called a catcher's balk or catcher's interference? And can you have a catcher's balk with a runner stealing 2nd or 3rd?
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