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  1. Felt like I had to make an account to ask about this situation. Have you ever been asked "Did he go?" while you were standing behind the pitcher? Happened to me. 0-2 count. Batter appeared to obviously offer at a close pitch, his hands looked well in front of the plate and bat also looked like it had went around with his wrists breaking enough that I could say I'm 100 percent sure it was a swing. I'm sure everyone watching the game knew it was a swing, including everyone in the stands and definitely the 3rd base coach who was ejected for arguing after what happened. It looked like
  2. Opening day is tomorrow for NJ HS. Here is part of an email from our association interpreter, a very opinionated individual... We do not go to our partner on a check swing because the coach has requested it. We can go to our partner IMMEDIATELY if needed. We all must be consistent in this mechanic all the time. Coaches have told me and umpires that some umpires still go when requested by coach. Please stop that and be consistent and the coaches will understand better and not ask. While I know that we are not required to in HS, but I have always done it as long as the coach hasn'
  3. 12u under OBR. I am in 'C' with runners at 1st and 2nd. Batter squares to bunt, pitch is WAY inside, pitch hits batter in the stomach. Partner calls TIME and tells batter to take first. All sounds fine, EXCEPT the batter CLEARLY offered at the pitch. DC politely approached plate and conversation goes like this: DC: Sir, didn't he offer at the pitch? PU: Coach, the batter was hit by the pitch. DC: Yes, I know that, but didn't he offer at the pitch? PU: No. DC: Can you check with your partner? PU: No, that's not an appealable call. I know the initi
  4. I don't think I've ever seen a bigger miss on a check-swing appeal ..... ever ........ http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/11493214/v1127684683/?query=umpire
  5. My ears are bleeding ............. Your browser does not support iframes.
  6. I saw this comment on a thread on reddit about obscure baseball rules. Ever heard of it? (direct link to comment.. https://www.reddit.com/r/baseball/comments/3dyicl/whats_a_baseball_rule_that_the_average_fan_might/ctaavvv )
  7. he must have done it right! http://m.mlb.com/video/v486285283/?query=umpire embed feature not available on this video yet
  8. WOW ....kudos to Joe for knowing the difference!! Your browser does not support iframes.
  9. Looks like he went, but ........ James Hoye "toss" is good! Your browser does not support iframes.
  10. Something from opening day in Detroit ...........   thoughts? discuss?   http://www.cbssports.com/mlb/eye-on-baseball/25138082/torii-hunter-rips-umpire-joe-west-after-dubious-check-swing-call?FTAG=YHF7e3228e   http://m.mlb.com/video/v62904883
  11. Jerry Meals does not see Perez tap ball foul with 2 strikes because Peavy threw a one hop pitch to home and Posey came straight up and blocked Meals. Meals thought the pitch was off Posey's shin guard. Meals points at Cooper and asks him if he went. Cooper, 1st base umpire, says yes, but does not say foul. Ball rolled foul by 10 feet about 10 feet up third base line. Cooper asks Crew chief Kellogg and the best umpire in baseball, #77, Jim Reynolds, if he could have done it differently. Ted Barrett asked Hunter Wendlestadt if Eric Cooper could have handled it differently. Unfortunately, the
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