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catsbackr last won the day on September 7

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About catsbackr

  • Birthday 12/31/1956

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    SE Tennessee
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    Family, deer hunting, College baseball

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    Logistics Manager, Manufacturing
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    High School, JUCO, NAIA, NCAA Div. 3
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  1. "Time!" "Don't do that!" Just like Maven said.
  2. Jay, it sounds like you may need to work with your catcher a little bit. If the catcher, after the catch, would put the ball/glove directly into the sliding players face, it would probably fix some of these issues.
  3. Just a suggestion, proof read before posting. Just a suggestion.
  4. Search YouTube for baseball instructional videos. Not all are good, but you may find something that speaks to you. Look at the old NCAA Umpire Bulletins, too.
  5. Max, Mine looks just like the one in the picture above. Oh, but I do have the black Adidas pads (thanks @UMPCourse John). It is light and offers a great view. Which one do I have?
  6. If he's hearing it from BOTH sides, he might be having a bad day. And, don't ever do what he did. Ever.
  7. Boy the ends in the first picture sure don't look hollow to me. Just sayin...
  8. catsbackr

    Pitch Framing

    Framing and pulling pitches are 2 entirely different things as others have said. Catchers that pull pitches usually get a "don't do that" from me. Have you ever noticed that the best catchers at framing have the "quietest" hand/mitt? Not much movement, the pitch is just stuck where it's caught. I just love it when, about the 4th inning, when the catcher catches one off the river on the line, and says out loud, "that's too far" and throws it back to the pitcher. Love it.
  9. Max, The red clay around here will absolutely eat these up! Too much white.
  10. Me: "Who's the head coach?" HC: "I am." Me: "Get control of you assistant coaches or your gone. That's your warning."
  11. catsbackr

    Live ball

    I've been umpiring since 1974 and I've never had a tie on a force play. Never.
  12. No, it's not that simple. You call time out when it is appropriate for the level that is being worked. However, most coaches, HS and College, will request time. I think I'd lean more toward waiting until they say something or give you some type of hand jester or something.
  13. Well, I had 2B that night at Wrigley, so, I really can't answer....
  14. ...and laces are part of the glove, too! If they're not, what keeps the glove from falling apart?
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