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  1. Doing a conference game last night (backend of a DH) ...bottom of the 7th, visitors trying to hang on (2-1) bases loaded ... The leadoff hitter is now up to bat and watches pitch 1 right down the middle and fouls pitch 2 off. Ok, here it comes ...F2 (John ...good kid) sets up outside by quite a bit, confirmed, here comes the purpose pitch to get the batter to go fishing. Pitcher hits the target, but ...it's 3 to 4 balls off the plate (of course no one can tell how far out John is set up) .... "crack" ..... BALL, ...THAT'S OUTSIDE!! VISITING CROWD: OOOOooohhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!
  2. I am a little league coach for 10-12 year olds and I have a philosophical difference with the head umpire in our league and I want to get the opinions of those on the boards here. Recently our kid umpires (our league does not use adults for this age contrary to little league rules, but that's ok) stated telling us coaches during the pre-game meeting that "their" strike zone is from the armpits to the tops of the knees and a baseball's width on the inside and outside of the plate. My objection is that they are not enforcing the strike zone according to the rules of the game and they are givin
  3. Ok guys, .... bear with me ....   This isn't a huge issue, but so far I've had a tendency to call a high strike, not that there's anything wrong with it, but .... let me continue.  My issue is, ... finding out in the post game after asking my partner ... he said it was borderline but more high than borderline...."not chin high, but it was pretty up there".  Now, I heard nothing but a stupid mom say something about the pitch, and nothing from the batter or dugout, so I know it can't be THAT bad, so, why am I asking you ask?   My question is, ... what are some tips (I kno
  4. In yesterdays Tiger Oriole game, in the 9th, ...Nathan though he had strike 3 on Davis to end the game, but was called a ball inside by Tumpane.  When you first look at it ...you think strike all day, especially at most of our levels, but ...the pitch is inside and you have to tip the cap to calling that pitch correctly to Tumpane.  But, listen to Nathan talk about his duscussion w/ him ... pretty cool ......   http://m.mlb.com/video/v32872407/?query=joe%2Bnathan
  5. Anyone notice that in the bottom of the 9th his zone expanded big time???
  6. When having a sub varsity type game and /or middle school game do you widen the strike zone, I myself will bring the zone up a little and go a little further outside to get the players to swing and put the ball in play. Or do you just call the zone and have a walkarama. Your thoughts.
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