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  1. Now that I've gotten the feel of this site, I'll relate the night of my first game behind the plate a few years ago. Rec league, 13U. R2. Batter gets a fair hit to F8 who chases it down and throws hard to home where R2 is coming in. Looks like it might be a close one. R2 slides and comes up about 6" short of the plate while the ball sails past F2 and hits the fence. F2, thinking the run has already scored trots over to the ball. R2 is still 6" short of the plate with his left leg outstretched and his right foot under his left knee. F2 finally realizes the runner hasn't scored and tags him for the out. (This whole time BR is standing on 2B, not trying to advance). R2 has a look of pain on his face and says "my wrist", so I call the coach to come look at him. He rolls over and that's when everybody realizes it wasn't his wrist....it was his ankle, which is pointing much more toward his knee than an ankle ever should. We had to suspend the game for nearly 20 minutes to wait for the ambulance to come and get him. Your first game at the plate is always exciting, but I think mine was more exciting than most.
  2. Top 3rd no outs runners on second and third. Batter hits a grounder that the 2nd baseman misses. runner from third is safely home and the runner from second hesitates and comes home. The catcher is standing on home plate when the throw comes in high over the catcher's mitt. The runner comes in standing up and contacts the catcher. I didn't think it was malicious, just contact. I call it nothing and the catcher falls to the ground having been in the air trying to catch the ball when the contact was made. The catcher gets up and begins trying to tackle the offensive player (which I have to admit I chuckle at now because the catcher was maybe 5'0" on a good day and the runner was in the 5'8"-5'10" range and twice his size). The catcher ends up wrapped around the offensive players ankles trying to bring him down and it was on. The taller kid ends up on top of the smaller kid pushing his face into the ground. At that point the coach for the offensive team finally arrived from the dugout and pulled them apart at which point I ejected both players.
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