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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."
  14. Update: TSSAA Boards Meet To Begin New Year; Skyuka Hall High School Accepted In Class 1A Haywood Baseball Has Partial lifting Of Sanctions Monday, August 19, 2019 Haywood High School was present to appeal the sanctions placed on the baseball program due to an unsportsmanlike incident that occurred during the baseball contest against Sequatchie County High School on Wednesday, May 22, 2019, at the TSSAA Spring Fling. Haywood High School informed the Board they had suspended coach Dusty Rhodes for 10 regular season games and all post-season games of the 2020 season and Coach Rhodes will not be allowed to travel or practice with the team during his suspension for the regular and postseason. The Board voted to remove the restrictive probation placed on the Haywood sports programs, but the Haywood baseball program will remain on probation for the 2019-20 and 2020-21 school years.
  15. Yeah, good luck with that
  16. 6.01 Interference, Obstruction, and Catcher Collisions (a) Batter or Runner Interference It is interference by a batter or a runner when: (1) After a third strike that is not caught by the catcher, the batter-runner clearly hinders the catcher in his attempt to field the ball. Such batter-runner is out, the ball is dead, and all other runners return to the bases they occupied at the time of the pitch; Rule 6.01(a)(1) Comment: If the pitched ball deflects off the catcher or umpire and subsequently touches the batter-runner, it is not considered interference unless, in the judgment of the umpire, the batter-runner clearly hinders the catcher in his attempt to field the ball. (2) He intentionally deflects the course of a foul ball in any manner; (3) Before two are out and a runner on third base, the batter hinders a fielder in making a play at home base; the runner is out; (4) Any member or members of the offensive team stand or gather around any base to which a runner is advancing, to confuse, hinder or add to the difficulty of the fielders. Such runner shall be declared out for the interference of his teammate or teammates; (5) Any batter or runner who has just been put out, or any runner who has just scored, hinders or impedes any following play being made on a runner. Such runner shall be declared out for the interference of his teammate (see Rule 6.01(j)); Rule 6.01(a)(5) Comment: If the batter or a runner continues to advance or returns or attempts to return to his last legally touched base after he has been put out, he shall not by that act alone be considered as confusing, hindering or impeding the fielders.
  17. Working now. Dang, that thing looks great! Did you ever wear it?
  18. Carlucci's were made for individuals and their individual measurements. If you're not the individual it was made for, what is the point?
  19. I wore the West Vest Gold for about 15 years, switched to the new Schutt/Adams this year. Try it, you'll love it.
  20. I know he has umpired in the Tennessee State Tournament before. I found him listed on some old box scores on the TSSAA site.
  21. 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.
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