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Old Tue May 11, 2004, 09:52pm
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I can not determine, from reading this post whether malicious contact occured. 60 feet don't mean squat, did malicious contact occur? The fact that a collarbone was broken does not help in decision. You will never know at the time of malicious contact if a serious injury was incurred. You must rule on the contact, instantly, and not based on the result. You can not rule based on whether an injury occurred because you will not know that until much later.

Like I said, I know it when I see it. For anyone who thinks I am lax on malicious contact, don't go there, because I raised two catchers in my household, and I KNOW IT WHEN I SEE IT. When I see it, I will be pissed when I make the call and looking around for some coaches who want to argue because I will be ready to unload on them.

[Edited by DG on May 11th, 2004 at 11:12 PM]
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