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  1. ​First day as F2? Maybe he is normally an F4,5,6? I would expect that in a 10u but not HS any level. 1
  2. ​1smartdude, we must be polar opposites. Your friend must have 1 year of experience 10 times over with an unwillingness to learn. I would bet any official with 2 years of true learning under his belt can see this is not BI. 1
  3. ​I fear change. Hell, I've been married to the same woman for almost 20 years and I can barely remember her name. 1
  4. I hope I'm not the only person who doesn't know what HBM stands for. Help a brother out? Because I'm a bit sexist and enjoy an attractive woman I assume its "Hot Babe Mom" I could be wrong but I don't care. I'm sticking with it. 1
  5. I think it makes a subtle difference in how we are viewed by the coaches. Greeting them before the game when not in uniform reminds them that we are just regular people - not some ogres looking to hose them during the game. And greeting them in decent attire gives a good first impression (which you can never get back). Agree completely on all points. For most of us this is not an issue but I certainly have partners that show up straight from a construction site. If I were in "work" clothes I would rather change to my ump-attire (plug for Jim) if I had to meet with a coach pre-game than
  6. If you daughters teacher dropped his pants in class and gave the same argument, would that fly? It was a serious question. There are guys that choose to wear speedos at the beach or at pools. Since this happens, do you avoid these public places? Is there a difference between a nylon speedo, and cotton boxer-briefs, or compression shorts? Look, if guys are nuding up in parking lots, then they need to stop doing it. Public nudity is not legal. I show up to the game with my undergarments already on, which means the most you will see prior to the game is me in a t-shirt and black leggings w
  7. Where did all the "good mornings" go? SJA, we could use a new pic. 1
  8. 1dumbquestion

    foul ball

    I get the feeling you didn't read through this entire thread or all of your questions would have been answered. I'm guessing RTFM means something like "read the f-ing manual"... just a guess. 1
  9. 1dumbquestion

    foul ball

    True, a dead ball cannot be caught for an out. But ordinarily a foul ball is not dead until it touches the ground (or something other than a player). That hasn't happened here: I see that this has to be foul, but not that it's "immediately" dead. What part of 2.00 are you looking at? I agree that a foul ball hitting anything soft on F2 probably won't bounce up high enough. The scenario I'm envisioning, I guess, is a foul ball deflecting off F2's helmet up "high" (enough) in the air and subsequently caught. That would still be TWP, but more plausible. I'm not following the bolded sect
  10. 1dumbquestion

    foul ball

    Just so we understand each other, if the batted ball is not "sharp and direct" but does hit the catchers mask and is then caught we have an out. If B1 tried to bunt a slow breaking ball and it just popped up and off the F2's mask and then he caught it we've got an out if you don't judge it sharp and direct. 1
  11. 1dumbquestion

    foul ball

    True, a dead ball cannot be caught for an out. But ordinarily a foul ball is not dead until it touches the ground (or something other than a player). That hasn't happened here: I see that this has to be foul, but not that it's "immediately" dead. What part of 2.00 are you looking at? I agree that a foul ball hitting anything soft on F2 probably won't bounce up high enough. The scenario I'm envisioning, I guess, is a foul ball deflecting off F2's helmet up "high" (enough) in the air and subsequently caught. That would still be TWP, but more plausible. I'm not following the bolded sect
  12. 1dumbquestion

    foul ball

    Fair enough. My BRD is at home, and I'm not, so we'll go with what you posted. But there seems to be some sort of disconect here. Taking the "official interpretation" you posted at face value, saying that "a batted ball must rise above the batter's head to be caught for an out" is obviously not a true statement in relation to ALL batted balls hit anywhere on the field. Is the interpretation related only to balls fouled back toward the catcher and fielded over foul ground? Unless it is, then this interpretation make no sense. What is the context which the interpretation is being offered?
  13. 1dumbquestion

    foul ball

    Nope. Once the ball hit the mask it became foul and cannot be caught for an out or become a foul tip (unless it hit the hand or glove prior to hitting the mask). 1 I agree that it becomes foul when touched (by F2) while over foul territory. I also agree that once the batted ball gets past F2's glove and hits his body, it can no longer be a foul tip. How does any of that entail that it cannot be caught? It sure seems like a batted ball in flight to me. One of us is missing something and I'm guessing it's me... a batted ball that goes directly to the F2's mask is a foul ball t
  14. 1dumbquestion

    foul ball

    Nope. Once the ball hit the mask it became foul and cannot be caught for an out or become a foul tip (unless it hit the hand or glove prior to hitting the mask). 1 I agree that it becomes foul when touched (by F2) while over foul territory. I also agree that once the batted ball gets past F2's glove and hits his body, it can no longer be a foul tip. How does any of that entail that it cannot be caught? It sure seems like a batted ball in flight to me. One of us is missing something and I'm guessing it's me... a batted ball that goes directly to the F2's mask is a foul ball t
  15. 1dumbquestion

    foul ball

    Nope. Once the ball hit the mask it became foul and cannot be caught for an out or become a foul tip (unless it hit the hand or glove prior to hitting the mask). 1
  16. 1dumbquestion

    foul ball

    And a fly ball is a batted ball that goes HIGH in the air in flight. Go back to the "prove a negative" theory. If it's not a FT and not yet a foul ball it must be a batted ball and can still be caught for an out, right?
  17. 1dumbquestion

    foul ball

    How about 6.05a: A batter is out when- his fair or foul fly ball (other than a foul tip) is legally caught by a fielder. It's not an out based on any "get the out" theary it's an out by black and white rule. 1
  18. 1dumbquestion

    foul ball

    Understood. But I have seen this happen in a game, but fortunately it was not caught. What is the call and can you provide a rule citation. The only rule site we'll have for you is 2.00 with "sharp and direct". There isn't going to be a rule that says "for anything else" it's like trying to prove a negative. Think about it this way: did the F2 "react" in order to catch the ball, if so it wasn't sharp and direct and must be something other than a foul tip? In your sandlot case he must have reacted and it's an out. 1
  19. 1dumbquestion

    foul ball

    No need to define the arc. The rule says "sharp and direct" that is all that is needed. It is either sharp and direct and the foul tip rules apply or it is not and can be caught for an out. No arc, fly ball def or appriciable hieght needed. It's sharp and direct or all others. 1
  20. My view each morning. I may be biased put I prefer it over most of the others. 1
  21. I am interested in finding out just what existing rule you are merely interpreting?
  22. Hey all, I know many of you are multi-sport officials of which I am not. Is there a forum as great as UE for basketball refs? Thanks, 1
  23. Agreed for FED but this thead is mostly talking about LL (actual LL not just random youth ball). When working FED I don't check but I still help out with district/state LL tourneys as they come around and the iron fists from WP say pre-game check all equipement. If I felt it were unreasonable to check I simply wouldn't volunteer. It's really not that big of a deal. If you're not into it then just don't do thier games. 1
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