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  1. Not sure if this has been said yet, but ... another way is to announce it during your "TIME" call ... "Hang on-Hang on! - TIME! - (done with your hand or hands up) ... let him get set please" THEN, there's absolutely ZERO question at all. It doesn't happen often, but I've used this method and it has worked. YMMV
  2. yes, he really was a horses ass in that altercation but ...to his credit, ...he apologized after the fact in his press conference and knew he was wrong after seeing it again. Lots of guys won't admit they're wrong, .. he did
  3. Wait a minute ... hang on .... I watched the first 45 minutes or so of this game and didn't notice till now that .... wait .... @MadMax ....is that a ....WILSON frame?!?
  4. LMAO!!!! Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  5. Hey everyone! Max just sent me a message to let me know that he is doing the Northwoods League All-Star game tonight at 7 p.m. central Time. Free live streaming on Northwoods League.com Congratulations Max, go get em! Sent from my SM-G950U using Tapatalk
  6. a blue visor on a black mask w/ gray pads is great when you still have to wear Navy!
  7. Ok guys ... with respect to @Fittske24 .... (and yes, I'm at fault here too) .... but let's drop the idle chatter. If you don't have further info for Ken, then please refrain. Thanks ...
  8. The real crux of all of this is highlighted in red and bolded.
  9. Oh, I get it .... and you're right about the 'dumpster fires' that happen often on the other pages ... he certainly does a good job at stamping those out quickly ...
  10. We've got a Fittske sighting folks!!!!!!!!
  11. it's referring to being 'suspended' or 'muted' on the "Umplife" facebook page .... super strict over there, ...Ray and his moderators run a SUPER tight ship! (sometimes too tight in my opinion, but... it's his page )
  12. No. If the mask came out w/ all of the Cobalt stuff, then - maybe. FM4K was out long before their Cobalt line of gear. You're too progressive of a thinker @MadMax .... there IS some logic there, but you continue to confuse the casual 'gear whore'
  13. I love what Ray does, and he's a great guy, but man, ...you sneeze the wrong way and you're on their naughty list ...it's kind of over the top.
  14. just getting around to this ..... now in the High School forum
  15. Thunderheads


    Ok. You see ... saying that you don't understand why, or don't like the rule because of the reasons you stated is very different than not listening to other experienced umpires tell you what/how you should do it, and then just ignore them and say you're going to call a balk anyhow. I hope you see the difference.
  16. Thunderheads


    OK @agdz59 .... You're pissing me off. You're NOT listening to MANY VERY EXPERIENCED umpires on this site who have told you that you are wrong. I'll add to that list - YOU ARE WRONG! If the pitcher does NOT HAVE the ball, the ball CAN NOT, BY RULE, be put into play. Thus, no balk. Start over-stearn warning to defensive team. PERIOD. If you call a balk in this situation, as you've been told MANY TIMES, ...it is wrong, and many other umpires call this incorrectly as well. LEARN FROM THIS, and please, stop arguing with this. Again, you are wrong, end of discussion, move on, and shut up about it. Enough about it. Thank you
  17. Quite a few times you have the middle infielder crossing second base and ending up on the INFIELD, or OUTFIELD side of second. When this happens, and the fielder has basically cleared the runners path, then the runner going into second standing up is probably not interfering. (I hope that made sense)
  18. Nigel, ...this site is primarily for baseball and softball. I'm not sure we have any Cricket umpires on the site.
  19. you can square your legs and have your torso on a little bit of an angle ...... I guess
  20. yes .... can you show us a photo of where it missed your shin guard?
  21. This reminds me of a nightmare game from this high-school season. Mainly because one of the teams hitters would stand totally still on an inside pitch (and I'm not talking "it's gonna hit me" inside either) ...his stance had his hands sort of over the plate (not quite but close) .... and he stood there like a STONE. In this instance, he's permitting the ball to hit him. He's not moving to try and get hit ... but he's set up so he could easily get hit and will let it happen. Not gonna play that game either ...
  22. Sorry didn't see you acknowledge that the call was actually correct ... didnt' mean to pile on
  23. re-read my response .... I called Girardi a douche for asking for ANOTHER check, did I not? What I'm saying is, Max didn't make it any better ....
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