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  • Birthday 07/31/1964

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  1. jr12

    OBR 707

    thanks, guys.R3 was third out, so ball or strike didn't matter.
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    OBR 707

    17U Summerball OBR. R3, LH batter at bat. R3 stealing home. LH batter sees R3 coming home. Batter clears out. (not just out of the box, but completly out of the dirt circle) F2 jumps in front of the plate, catches the pitch and tags out R3. My first thought is 707. I should kill the ball, give batter 1B and advance R3 to home, however since the batter ran out of the circle F2 didn't interfere with anyone. Had the batter stood in the box I would have enforced the interference. Nobody even questioned my call, but what are the thoughts on here???
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  4. I'm doing 3rd Base today following the Orioles-Phillies game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards. Wish me and my crew luck!
  5. Rung up a batter on strike 3. He takes a couple steps toward the bench, stops and points to the plate with his bat and says "the plate is over there, blue" I said " Oh, yea???" welll the bench is over there" His entire bench erupted in laughter!!!
  6. Hey, I just found this on Carl's website. 90 degrees or 2SF (2 steps fair) for calls at first If you’re already an umpire, you have been taught to strive for the 90-degree angle on calls, particularly for plays at first base. Back in the late 80s, major league umpires began moving just inside the line. Lots of people thought it was simply the laziness of the behemoths in blue. For example, here’s what I wrote about that practice in my Referee “Doing It†column for June 1988: If you or I tried to get away with those 15-degree, two-short-steps-inside-the-line angles, our coaches would fire us for not hustling, even if we did make the right calls. At the time, I had never heard of 2SF, but I described it perfectly: “two short steps inside the line.†I must admit that was an ignorant remark. Research shows that 2SF is a great place to be for calls at first: You can help on batter-interference, you rarely get blocked by the fielder’s foot, and you’re in perfect position for swipe tags and the pulled foot of the first baseman. You must be alert: Here, you keep your eye on the runner first and the ball second. Everything is great – in a four-man crew. Now take away two. What happens when the defense overthrows the ball but it remains in play? Your perfect position for a call at first dissolves as you try to charge into the diamond, looking for some kind of view of the looming play at second. You’ll never get there. Not even the swift-as-deer Triple A umpires are that fast. I recommend: Save 2SF for 3- (221) and 4-man (100) crews. Get well out onto the dirt in your typical two-man setup
  7. jr12

    Score keeper

    Several years ago I was doing a HS Varsity game. I kept hearing a mans voice questioning me all game.I wouldn't look over because I thought he was just a parent, so I ignored him. Then a big rhubarb began over some batters being hit. I tossed one head coach and I hear that voice again. Now I was facing his direction and I saw the big mouth(that was on me all game) was the score keeper. I sent him packing with the head coach.
  8. 2 man HS Varsity nobody on. Ground ball to F6 who bobbles. I get into position for a whacker at 1st. F6 makes bad throw, ball goes to fence. (not much foul ground) BR heads for second. I take off for the infield grass and try to get to a B position, but as soon as I get to the grass (deep B) theres a play on the BR at 2nd base and Im' looking up his backside. Luckilly for me the tag was high and I called him safe. I knew I was right, cause I didn't hear a peep. Is there somewhere else I could have gone to get a better angle and not be straightlined?
  9. I used to have the POS plat shoes. They were very heavy, but lasted about 12 years.
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    New Member

    Hey guys, great site!!!
  11. Deep B. (edge of the grass, near the cutout) In 3 man your already facing the 3rd base dugout (rather than home plate, like in 2 man), so a slight turn and your nose is right in the play. Usually R1 is going to slide to the OF side of 2B. Now you have the best view possible. Try it, you'll love it!
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