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  1. A coach thinks you missed a call. We all know 2 man, especially with multiple runners and in far away positions at TOP. You have to make a call, and you saw him tagged out. Head first slide, I had him tagged in the shoulder at 3b. (where the base coach who was also right there is mad and asking) Do we have to answer where it was , especially when its not asked nicely? on opposite, on the safes, does it help to say nope "he got his arm to the bag first" out loud ? (pick off)
  2. I think the user has mobile typo markers. the question is: If he steps off (as a left handed pitcher with man on first ), if his foot is still in the air and either fakes or throws the throw or fent was before the foot hit the ground , it’s a balk correct? The answer by @noumpere and in practice is as long as the ball released and hes touching the ground, not the motion itself.
  3. I did need clarification again on another question which I thought we went over here. Its my fault for not watching all the footwork to be 100% certain as needed to at some point look at the tag and missed the first play (balk) which is the most important. anyway, pitcher claim he pump faked to second and stepped and then went to third. I did not see that , i confirmed with that what I explained on the miss to PU the same with the 3rd base coach as what the step balk was and overturned my out call to a balk, was indeed eventually correct. I then stated an inning or 2 later to PU that if he stepped to third that would not have been a balk, and he said it was and would be deceiving the runner. I said im pretty sure its not (as the thread was linked above talking about this)
  4. FED rules but would like to know if NCAA difference. R2 on 2B, 1 out. Im watching pitcher (not good enough though) but runner had a good jump, throw ends up at third. PU calls no balk. I call no balk and signal out. Coach is saying THAT IS A BALK. Now because i looked to fast to the base for the tag, i wasnt looking close enough. After the conference with plate , I explained the left hander, lifted his leg turned, but did not step towards second but spun past and stepped and through to 3rd. PU says well call balk then. After explaining to PU he says call balk and loud. Pitcher claims he was already planning a step fake to second and is yelling at me thats what he did. 1) no way he would have got him if he did. 2) it was all in one motion through like I explained. So 2 questions: 1) If he did in fact pump fake to 2nd, then it would not have been a balk? 2) I could have sworn we had a thread here about balks and throwing to unoccupied bases, and that it was legal if the runner is stealing. PU says no , thats always a balk even if stealing (obviously stepping off anything would be legal)
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    above i said the pitcher is off the mound, let alone plate
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    they dont have to call time, catcher can stay at home if runner goes. ump doesnt give time, wasnt asked, ball was handed to 3rd baseman, pitcher ties show, or grabs rossin, of the mound. No problem here , he out no?
  7. innings, so a 9 mens + 7 18u inning game in 90, both plate, my i kept up with pitches, but had a miss at the plate at catcher INF (possible) regardless is both plate, i do have days and weekends will I will have 18 on a sat and 18 on a sun. (not even talking about after hours during the week) looking for staying cool tips
  8. Not sure how i have made it though the years, but its really starting to get to me. I purchased a 200$ thin vest which is supposed to last 4 hours. How its going to fit under a WV is beyond me, but im giving anything a try. how to do 9 let alone 9+ on a 90+ day. + behind the plate. Are you just asking for health trouble, let alone a miss? What are the best tips, my problem is upper body and head heat, not really feat/legs
  9. I didnt say stay and a reach, i say 3 feet, step, or reach. I did want to bring up thoughts on game management but i was mobile and didnt want to ask to many question in thread, thanks for this input as well. This was not a restriction situation, as it would have put him actually closer to me , normally i would restrict coaches that are 1b or 3b coaches. But normally use this is regulation, county, state HS games. This was 17u travel, under FED. see these where tag was avoided, If i see a tag with the runner not doing anything, i could assume hes out of the baseline. Again, im solo here with no angle, take everything here with grain of salt
  10. right, thats the judgement part was it going to be a play there, did he not throw because a body in front of him and didnt want to knock him in the head, or pivots awkward to move around him, etc.
  11. True, but they can be called out for the interference , not to a not sliding rule, but because he didnt slide, he interfered. love runners not sliding to 2nd, easy one for me. if varsity, if coach comes out, "Dont even pass that line, interference, double play"
  12. I agree. They say if you know he did or did not go , call it. But if your doing this, you should be 100%. Throwing it to you partner especially with hot heads around you, also instantly takes the heat of you, which usually you have enough.
  13. 7-3-5 Interfere with the catcher’s fielding or throwing by: leaning over home plate, stepping out of the batter’s box, making any other movement, including follow-through interference, which hinders actions at home plate or the catcher’s attempt to play on a runner, or failing to make a reasonable effort to vacate a congested area when there is a throw to home plate and there is time for the batter to move away. PENALTY: When there are two outs, the batter is out. When there are not two outs and the runner is advancing to home plate, if the runner is tagged out, the ball remains live and interference is ignored. Otherwise, the ball is dead and the runner is called out. When an attempt to put out a runner at any other base is unsuccessful, the batter is out and all runners must return to bases occupied at the time of the pitch. If the pitch is a third strike and in the umpire’s judgment interference prevents a possible double play (additional outs), two may be ruled out (8-4-2g).
  14. less then 2 outs its the runner, 2 outs its the batter, you cant call a double play , unless I would only reserve for malicious contact on catcher.
  15. if your ever in doubt, even if in batters box , or leaves the batters box, intentional or unintentional, catcher has the right of way. But the player touching a live ball was an interesting twist. I would still have interference, runner out , if 2 outs batter
  16. baseball always , softball, ew were not allowed
  17. All umpires should (but are not required to) little league baseball. Situations will come up more frequently and can become a better umpire for it. But now lets say you are a veteran umpire. You are called upon to do varisity HS , every game , through out the season, as well as state finals. Maybe a few college level games, or mens amateur. As easy as little league can be, is it not doing a good service for yourself, if the next day your doing varsity game. Calling balls and strikes can be a problem. Are there higher level umpires, that still do little league?
  18. It was not booted, i judged it was not intentional. I was asking what people use in in their judgement. yours seems to be just if its "obvious" I choose if the ball goes in a different direction then natural, and where it hit the persons glove . This in not a written rule. But what I would use in my judgement. PU was silent, I had to call something as runners stopped, but fielders continued a double play.
  19. Varsity HS R1 on first, ball line drive to F4, ball deflects , turns double play, runners never ran. I saw: - the ball go one direction the player going another , and it did not hit his web. (did not look like he set it up in my judgement, which was indeed the call that was made) - there was no transfer Other then the ball going in a different direction, or not looking like it was intentional. What other judgements does everyone use? I caught heat for the call. But I was way close in B looking right at him. Also not that it matters, 2 innings later, i asked the kid, games over, did you drop it, he said no , i was hand cuffed.
  20. already know the answers to all of those. But regardless play has stopped. The 3rd base coach would be warned, which would require a TIME to be called no?, and now they cannot correctly tag the runner. Does the coach coming onto the field, during a live play, warrant a judgement of an out (we are off topic now)
  21. not sure why nobody wants to adobt this at pregame. Sometimes you can see why a pitcher might be frustrated and voices that a plate doesnt here. We miss strikes. Why cant we come up with our own signs (almost like a base umpire) to help eachother out. I do nod at the plate when its a close play at first as plate, or when it WAS a strike as Base. As if anyone is looking at me as if my partner is wrong, it lets them know we are in agreement. For the opposite if there is a mistake. That Ill talk with partner after the next inning. To right or loose of a strike zone, i might tell my partner, depending on if i know he cares, or wants to know my "opinion" again, plate sees it better, most of the time, and can see batters natural stance better then base
  22. more common is drop 3rd strike less then 2 outs, 1st occupied. if the catcher throws wild, runners can go no? ball is live, catcher made a mistake
  23. let me spin it some more, there is confusion. umpire still never said ball 4, coach yells after throw tag him, player only steps on base instead. Coaches walk out on field without calling time.
  24. catchter throws, 2ndbase tags him. hes out no? this is HS level here. not even sure why i should be asking. ball is live, umpire did not say walk or ball 4 etc. (what if he did though by mistake?)
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