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  1. Now I'm just thinking out loud typing quickly and spit balling........what WOULD make a statement in my eyes, is if ol' Nomar himself pulled sponsorship...... or refused to let children (of the offending parents) remain in his sponsored program. Granted, that even though he probably has zero interaction/involvement, he has allowed HIS NAME to be used. Now that it is being used in a way that is not conducive to the way games should be played, he (or at least a "member of his marketing team"), should address this issue...............should they wish to continue to play for GPG.
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    Double Play

    ............other than that Mrs. Lincoln, how did you enjoy the play?
  3. hate it enough to be outraged?
  4. I couldn't get to it. After closing the pop ups, it took be back to the main page........... Does anyone have another version of the article? Cut and paste maybe?
  5. Wear it backwards like your hat!! ***Edited for newbies or those that don't know any better - THAT WAS SARCASM! YOU NEVER WEAR YOUR HAT BACKWARDS!
  6. ............UmpGeezer................GeezerBlue.......ImAGeezer..............oh the options.............
  7. as mentioned, my technological skills are quite dated. I was going off of what @BLarson said that:
  8. As much as I dislike OJ Simpson (not based on guilt or innocence, my reasons are different) I think what he said in his interview about Garret had some merit. Now while I won't be able to quote word for word, it was along the lines of how commentators became prosecutors. Talking about criminal charges and all. In baseball, the pitcher can throw a 90mph fastball at the batters head, and it gets reported on almost comically. In Hockey, they fight. (I think we've all heard the one about going to a fight and a hockey game broke out), but in basketball and football, it's criminal. Do I agree with what happened, absolutely not. Was Garret the only one in the wrong, absolutely not. Did he over react? Absolutely. Let the punishment fit the crime....... for ALL parties involved.
  9. Now I'm not a coach, never claimed to be, never wanted to be. So I ask this question not only from sarcasm, but a bit of curiosity sprinkled in. Why is the world, would you NEED access to stats immediately for a batting out of order scenario? IMHO, if you can't provide a timely answer when the umpire asks for both scorekeepers (when trying to determine if BOO exists), I think that a book would be warranted. Now, that could just be my outdated technology opinion, but I still try to employ game management techniques. Some dad who just downloaded the app, that can't answer my question, is not conducive to this situation. Yes, this could be a one and only situation. I get that. Shoot, before you know it, they'll have us calling an electronically generated strike zone.
  10. longevity [lônˈjevədē, länˈjevədē] NOUN long life. "the greater longevity of women compared with men" synonyms: continuance · continuity · continuation · lasting power · durability · permanence · constancy · stability · changelessness · immutability · lastingness · everlastingness long existence or service. "her longevity in office now appeared as a handicap to the party". Also, see @HokieUmp
  11. ............Aren't the Stillers just about out of quarterbacks? ...I hear Kapernick may be available soon............
  12. ...........Maybe........a 30 day (after OP) lockdown? 60 day?
  13. Hey @Lou B, did you get lost in the archives last night?
  14. If you're referring just to little league, if they want a book kept for their team, it must be in the dugout. I've even seen a talented coach keep it in the 1B coaches box. The premise being that Players & Coaches are not to mingle with spectators (that, you'll find in the rule book). Now break it down, .... if you can't talk to anyone OUTSIDE of the dugout, where do they need to be in order for you to check your subs, lineup changes, batting order, etc?
  15. Hey @HokieUmp !! Don't forget the varying degrees of sarcasm.
  16. So, a buddy of mine owns an indoor baseball/softball training facility. He was telling me about this "fresh batch" of baseball dads that are coming through the front door in preparation for next year. This lefty dad is throwing BP in one of the lanes, but having difficulty in finding the zone. So another (lefty) dad offers to take over and see if he can help. a few minutes later, the two of them are standing in the lane talking and little Johnny at bat is getting impatient. He yells "COME ON!!". Well, my buddy just happened to be walking by right outside of that lane and heard him. He looked, and apparently, the two dads had a look of bewilderment on their face. So he walks in and asks if everything is ok. One of the dads said that he was having trouble throwing BP, because he is left handed. He then asked if they had any left handed L screens. As he is standing there in dis-belief, he quickly replied. As a matter of fact, I DO have L screens for lefties..........and turned the one in the lane around for them. Guys, you can't make this stuff up.
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    foul ball?

    It is just a strike, the batter is not out, and the ball is live (ie. stealing runners can continue, can be safe or out...and don't have to tag up)...provided it was caught....not caught, it's just a foul ball. fixed...... for @Thunderheads
  18. What? How do you wear a winter truck tire to protect your face or chest?
  19. Good call. HOWEVER, when I went down stairs, she was on a different program. I don't recall if it was my big fat greek wedding, or my 600 pound life. Neither of which particularly peak my interest. She was apparently channel surfing during commercials. I think I mentioned before, this is the woman who I caught taking an online rules quiz around 1030pm one night.........in the winter.......
  20. SWMBO (a nurse) has been known for making the statement below on several occasions: You can't fix stupid.........but I can medicate the hell out of it! Now she runs the roost upstairs, and I watch TV down in the man cave. After the RLI call, I had come upstairs during a commercial break to get a snack. I walked into the living room, and she was just shaking her head. I asked her what was wrong. (Now, she's been around umpires since we met in 2006, so she's picked up a thing or two) She looked at me with a straight face and said "I cannot believe how stupid these announcers are. You would think that there would be some requirement to know the rules, before spouting off when they are clueless. I chuckled a bit, gave her a hug, kissed her on the cheek, got my snack and retreated to the man cave.
  21. I think they ought to vote on impeachment proceedings for Rob Manfred........ too soon?
  22. .....................all because @noumpere missed by ONE KEY on the keyboard............
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