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If a kid is running home and he trips before he touches home plate.   While he was still on the ground, he was close enough to touch home plate with his hand.   This happened in the last inning with 7 and year olds.  There were 2 outs and this run would ended the game in tie.   

Thr home plate umpire didn't see the play and a dad was keeping score outside the field in the box with score board.  He yells out and says the kid slid head first so then the home plate umpire when to ask the field umpire and they called the kid out.  Ended losing 6-5.   

If the kid tripped like I explained earlier is that consider siding head first?  There wasnt really a play being made at home base.   

 

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They're 7. They trip, stumble, pick their noses, and stare at the planes in the sky. The adults should act like adults and not try to find some picayune manner to manipulate how a game plays out.

Umpires cannot call what they don't see. If PU did not see it he could ask for help, but no one should grab that end of this stick.

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Why not use 4-man for 7U, then they'll see everything?

Sheesh.

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I agree with the above answers and will add that the umpires are learning, too.  Hopefully, this umpire learned that as PU it's pretty important to watch the tieing run try to score.

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I'm sure you will get as many different answers as there are umpires on this site.  A head first slide is what the umpires judges it to be.  If he didn't slide head first, he is not out.

 

This sounds like a newbie or a smitty heard the howling and figured they would make their call so it didn't seem as though they weren't paying attention.

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