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  1. Fed 5-2-1: "Time" shall be called by the umpire and play is suspended when: b. the umpire considers the weather or grounds unfit for play
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    Time/Balk

    1) The case play says "*IF* the pitcher legally delivers the ball..." -- so it's like a case (d); the pitcher doesn't stop or hesitate here 2) The penalty is for "delay" -- if the pitcher delivers the ball, there likely has been no delay. There was some interp to this effect, but the case play never made it out of the book. If you call it, you will be the only one.
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    Batter

    Under FED, NCAA, and OBR, yes. Someone else will have to answer for LL, etc. And. some local leagues prohibit it at some age levels.
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    Time/Balk

    The concept is the same. If the pitcher stopped because of the batter's actions in requesting time (and whether he did is umpire judgment), then it's nothing. Start over from scratch.
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    Time/Balk

    The general saying is that "the batter can't induce a balk." It's a little hard to tell from your descriptoin, but I think that's what happened. here's the FED rule (OBR is the sam, at least in concept): 1. If the pitcher, with a runner on base, stops or hesitates in his delivery because the batter steps out of the box (a) with one foot or (b) with both feet or (c) holds up his hand to request "Time," it shall not be a balk. In (a) and (c), there is no penalty on either the batter or the pitcher. The umpire shall call "Time" and begin play anew.
  6. OBR is different: EXAMPLES: Play: In a rundown between third base and home plate, the runner from second base has advanced to and is standing on third base when the runner in the rundown is called out for offensive interference. Ruling: The umpire shall send the runner standing on third base back to second base. The reasoning is that third base legally belongs to the runner in the rundown. The following runner has not legally reached third base at the time of interference and must therefore return to second base, which is his last legally touched base.
  7. It's a great opportunity to change masks every inning. The state poobahs love it when umpires do that kind of thing.
  8. For RLI: FED: Return TOI. OBR: Return TOP, unless there was an intervening play, then TOI
  9. From OBR (FED is the same, even if the words might be different): (6) He or the next base is tagged before he touches the next base, after he has been forced to advance by reason of the batter becoming a runner. However, if a following runner is put out on a force play, the force is removed and the runner must be tagged to be put out. The force is re - moved as soon as the runner touches the base to which he is forced to advance, and if he overslides or overruns the base, the runner must be tagged to be put out. However, if the forced runner, after touching the next base
  10. It's always a great honor. enjoy the ride.
  11. Standard: PU has the tagup at third. A good BU can help by swiveling his head. Again, you don't want to be the odd-man out; use the mechanics (no matter how different they may be) during your first x years in your area / at that level.
  12. The standard is that when BU is inside, BU has the V. YMMV.
  13. I would ask others in your area as well, just to be sure your area hasn't standardized on something that isn't standard.
  14. 1) If the runner stepped off the base back toward second, s/he has "reinstated the force" and can be out if the base is tagged. If s/he stepped off toward the dugout or toward home, then s/he has acquired the base and needs to be tagged. It's also possible that the umpire missed the initial call, or signaled the wrong thins, and just changed / corrected the call. 2) Anytime the third out is a fore out, no run can score. IT doesn't matter if there was an intervening play or if a run scored (or appeared to score) before the third out.
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    Ejecting a fan

    In some places / leagues, it's "go to the site supervisor / league representative" -- and if one is available, that's likely to be more effective than going to the coach.
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