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  1. That whole conundrum about whether a BR (or other runners) must continue to advance after the third out has been discussed here many times. Good arguments can be made for both positions. The current interp is that the "forced" runner (including the BR here) must complete the advance or be subject to appeal.
  2. Me three. The verbal with no runners on was something like "here we go" or "the ball's live" -- just fro the batter and catcher -- so the catcher knew he could give signs and the batter knew to expect the start of the "dance" between f1 and the batter.
  3. The right call is the one the umpire made -- run scores, batter returns. It's up to both teams to know the count and the situation.
  4. Hand up = time. IF the pitcher does not look like he's going to pitch, don't put up the hand. And, work with the catcher (at, say, above 12U) to not get ready to give signs until the batter is set.
  5. I was just going to give Thunderheads a chance for a do-over on his post. Universal statements are always wrong. Now, where did I put my Ayn Rand books? ;)
  6. Did you see the ball come out? If so, then you could (and I'd say should) admit that to the umpire in a LL fall game.
  7. Yes, the umpire can use this other evidence to judge the player got hit.
  8. Each assigner can set the blocks that are allowed (or not allowed).
  9. Illinois: 1,724 registered with the state. That's mostly HS umpires; some who are registered only work youth--but they register to get paid more from the youth association. Additional umpires who only work youth or college will generally not register with the state
  10. noumpere

    Balk no balk

    Isn't that for the wind-up position only? 6-1-2 ART. 2 . . . For the wind-up position, the pitcher is not restricted as to how he shall hold the ball. A pitcher assumes the windup position when his hands are: (a) together in front of the body; (b) both hands are at his side; (c) either hand is in front of the body and the other hand is at his side. 6-1-3 ART. 3 . . . For the set position, the pitcher shall have the ball in either his gloved hand or his pitching hand. His pitching hand shall be down at his side or behind his back
  11. It's better to work behind the plate. There are reasons to work behind the mound (umpire doesn't show up; umpire has medical condition that prohibits being behind the plate; last minute call to take the game while away from home with no gear in the car, it's the last game of the fall and both coaches decide to use their hardest thrower who has never pitched and their least experienced catcher to give him a shot...) so I won't comment on the specific game
  12. noumpere

    Mound visit

    Allowed without it being a visit as long as it doesn't delay the start of the next half inning) in FED. I always treated it the same way in all amateur codes -- even if it might be proibited in MLB and MiLB.
  13. Evaluator: One more step and he wouldn't have had to lean. B- grade.
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