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Thunderheads last won the day on June 25

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    Aside from the obvious, ....sport kiting, astronomy, good jazz, good wine, and hanging out with SWMBO and doing nothing! ;)

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  1. OUCH!!! The straight on slo mo makes it appear that he was moving to his right slightly on the pitch.... I wonder if that made it worse? That side shot you can really see his jaw move at impact, wow
  2. NO .... when you have a hit by pitch, it's up with both hands and "TIME!!!"
  3. You'll CONSTANTLY learn!! You don't announce live or dead ball ... those are states of play .... the ball is live until you say "TIME" then the play becomes a dead ball situation ... The term "dead ball" (if I'm not mistaken) is only used on softball, not in baseball
  4. have you ever been to an official "umpires clinic" before? Something you paid for, and had college and pro umpires as instructors? I can't cite where it says that the mechanic mentioned is proper, but trust me, .... they are correct .... safe sign w/ a verbal THAT'S NOTHING is in fact correct! You'd do the same thing if there's something on the base paths that's close to obstruction or interference between fielders and runners ...
  5. Ahh, ok ... I guess, ... I wasn't thinking about the swinging strike 3 mechanic. OH YES ... that would be very goofy
  6. Ok, last and final clarification: So, you're saying in a computer called strike 3, you will stand and give you standard strike call? You won't use any 'out' mechanic? AND YES, ...we probably won't have to worry about it for sure, and that's a good thing!
  7. as good and educated as you are, .... is what I'm thinking when I'm reading your opinion on all of this You even supported what I've been saying in your post to Beerguy .... And no, my strike 3 mechanic isn't the same for one that is down the middle where the batter is already walking back to the dugout versus the one that caught the corner. ^^^^^^^^ this is basically my point ..... it's STILL a strike 3 mechanic, batter is out. Over emphatic, no, ...but different because the batter is out, yes. SEE, that wasn't so hard, was it?
  8. Thank GOD someone finally understands what I'm trying to say!
  9. I noticed zero difference on any of the 3, 4 or 5 I've had done
  10. So ... your strike 3 call is now just a standard strike call, as in strike 1, or strike 2? Remember, I'm not talking "embellishments" ... you guys are talking as if a 'chainsaw' is some big theatrical moment? IT CAN BE I guess, ..... BUT ....it doesn't HAVE TO BE. Why can't it just by the strike 3 mechanic?
  11. In the overall concept I believe I understand what you and Steve are referring to but I think in reality, on the field you will probably still umpire just like you do any other day, again that's how I visualize it though. Maybe over time one would just interpret the call and report it on the field . I think it will take awhile however, because that's a big change. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  12. No it's not a competition, I agree with you, but what you're saying is that you would change the way you umpire because you're getting some assistance, that's what I really don't buy but then again that's me Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  13. Ok Steve, you win[emoji849] Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  14. A strike 3 call isnt always or necessarily 'emphatic' but it does signify the batter is out. How about this, let's reverse the roles. Let's say there was a computer making a really close call for you at first base? If you're U1, and you hear that 'ding',.... you're telling me you're going to stand there with a standard hammer out call? Come on...... Caveat: the above situation is totally hypothetical and I know would never happen. Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
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