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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
  • Types/Levels of Baseball called
    High School, JUCO, NAIA, NCAA Div. 3
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  1. Me: "Who's the head coach?" HC: "I am." Me: "Get control of you assistant coaches or your gone. That's your warning."
  2. catsbackr

    Live ball

    I've been umpiring since 1974 and I've never had a tie on a force play. Never.
  3. 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.
  4. Well, I had 2B that night at Wrigley, so, I really can't answer....
  5. ...and laces are part of the glove, too! If they're not, what keeps the glove from falling apart?
  6. Yeah, I disagree with just about all of this. You ring a kid up and he verbally disagrees with you? So what. If he's demonstrative, hand up, "knock it off", go from there. If he continues, dump him. Why would you follow the kid down the line? You said it looked like you were following him, no, you were following him. Terrible look. If he's headed back to the dugout, let him go. The coaches say the kid is a problem (for them). They obviously haven't taken care of it. If the kid becomes a problem for you, take care of it. Period. If not, leave it alone.
  7. catsbackr

    Time Play

    So did they score the run or no?
  8. You are right, I stand corrected. But, I do picture Barney doing it too!
  9. For some reason, I picture Barney Fife coming out from behind the plate, going into the stands yelling "Citizens arrest, citizens arrest." You need to work better games and sites if you've been working games and fans are throwing bottles and punches.
  10. No. The site administrator or site security is responsible for what goes on in the stands. You're responsible for what goes on on the field. You're not a police officer.
  11. You don't have any authority in the stands, that's why.
  12. Off setting penalties, replay the down.
  13. Try this: R3: "Time ump." Ump: "No."
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