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Old Thu Feb 18, 2010, 11:05am
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I think the appeal rules are pretty good for FED.

So do I. Can you imagine the chaos if Fed now switched to the OBR appeals process?
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Old Thu Feb 18, 2010, 06:16pm
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I hear ya. But not my concern. My job is to grant and decide on the appeal if the defense requests it...not to draw attention to the mistake.
Never said we were drawing attention to anything...just commenting on what I thought was an interesting stat...one that I haven't tracked.
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Old Fri Feb 19, 2010, 12:29pm
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So...let me see if I got this straight...they allow the kids to play the game and the schools to hire or assign coaches. In some cases the coaches are not interested in the game and therefor not able to teach it. Instead of letting them fail and learn from their mistakes or shut down their programs...the league administration removes provisions of the game to improve the experience for the kids...thus sending a message to formidable minds that education/learning, tradition, and rules have no place or value in high-school athletics. Do I have that right?
That's a bit of a generalization, but then again, SC does rank toward the bottom of the list on education rankings, don't we?!?
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Old Fri Mar 26, 2010, 05:58pm
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Unless he is attempting to confuse the defense or make a travesty of the game, his retreat to 2nd is legal.
I don't see this as retreat to second. He legally acquired third base, but was a few feet off his base. The fact that he overran the base simply makes him liable to be tagged out while off base. However he IS "on" third, and therefore occupies it.

I once saw an MLB game where a slightly different situation occured: Batter hits ground ball and beats throw to first base. After running several feet past first base, he made a slight left turn before walking back to first base. The umpire called him out. (He may have been tagged while returning). This call drew an argument from the offensive team. The umpire ruled that he "turned" toward second.
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