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catsbackr last won the day on June 22

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About catsbackr

  • Birthday 12/31/1956

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    Logistics Manager, Manufacturing
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    High School, JUCO, NAIA, NCAA Div. 3
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  1. Yep, that's the website. In this year's State tournament, I had him the day before and he acted like he was wanting to pick a fight with one of us or had a chip on his shoulder about something. A case in point, Dusty calls timeout to talk with his pitcher, I am 3B umpire, conference ends, coach in 3B coaches box asks me how many outs we have, I tell him, Dusty, as he's walking back to 3B dugout yells at me, "what did you say to me? Hey, what did you say to me?" 3B coach and I both look at him, I tell him I'm talking to the other coach, Dusty starts walking toward me, I hold up stop sign and tell him, "Dusty, I'm not talking to you!" He finally got it. Dusty is wound a little tight.
  2. I guess he was kind of deep in the batter's box, huh? I mean for the ball to hit the plate and bounce straight up to hit the batter in the face. After being thrown from the mound. With any speed at all.
  3. I wish you guys could read some of the comments from a TN high school sports site. OMG, you talk about clueless.
  4. So far, so good: https://www.jacksonsun.com/story/sports/high-school/2019/07/16/jackson-area-high-school-baseball-haywood-dusty-rhodes-tssaa/1734550001/.
  5. As an "old" D1 catcher, I would hang onto my mask in my right hand and wait and see if I thought there was going to be a play at the plate and put it back on if a play was imminent. I did play back in the days that you could run over the catcher, though.
  6. Catcher should have left his mask on, too.
  7. Remember, it depends on what rules you are playing with, OBR or Fed, delayed dead ball vs. immediate dead ball.
  8. No, we can't have nice things because we try and treat coaches and players like they are our friends. They are not our friends.
  9. catsbackr


    He should have turned around a moon walked away from him he was a "Smooth Criminal."
  10. Yeah, those shoulder pads are there for a reason....
  11. Yeah, let it go at 10 years old. Then 12 years old. By the time he's 16, and still drawing lines, and gets ejected, he can truthfully say he didn't know what he was doing was wrong, because YOU DIDN'T DO YOUR JOB WHEN HE WAS 10! Do your job!
  12. I'm trying to simplify this rule addition. Do I have the above correct: If this is correct, then this shouldn't be much of a brain teaser So, is this ^^^ correct? If so, as Ricka56 said, this shouldn't be that hard.
  13. It's ok if you don't like automatics. But, you're leaving what you didn't take care of with the automatic to the next umpire to take care of the problem. If a player/coach draws a line on you, cusses you out, bumps you, etc. and you don't dump them, you're part of the problem.
  14. So, I assume you ejected him. How can he disappear?
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