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Old Wed Apr 23, 2014, 11:03am
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Coach runs onto field during live ball

Fed game. 0-0 game in the top of 11th. F1 properly steps off and fakes to 2B. I have nothing as well as my partner. Third base coach runs (in my partner's direction in C crossing the foul line) onto field yelling "That's a Balk!".

Do I warn him, confine him or toss him or just chastise him?


He did apolgize and said that his batter had missed several signs.
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Old Wed Apr 23, 2014, 11:13am
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Fed game. 0-0 game in the top of 11th. F1 properly steps off and fakes to 2B. I have nothing as well as my partner. Third base coach runs (in my partner's direction in C crossing the foul line) onto field yelling "That's a Balk!".

Do I warn him, confine him or toss him or just chastise him?


He did apolgize and said that his batter had missed several signs.
Dump him.

WTF does his batter's incompetence have to do with his inappropriate behavior, anyway?
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Old Wed Apr 23, 2014, 11:40am
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Old Wed Apr 23, 2014, 12:08pm
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Totally agree. Dump him.
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Old Wed Apr 23, 2014, 12:09pm
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"F1 properly steps off and fakes to 2B."
F1 does not need to "step off" to fake to second.

Coach should be ejected for two doses of stupidity.
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Old Wed Apr 23, 2014, 12:21pm
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F1 does not need to "step off" to fake to second.

Coach should be ejected for two doses of stupidity.
Unless, perhaps, there was no runner on 2nd... ???
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Old Wed Apr 23, 2014, 12:21pm
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Oh ... and yes - dump that coach.
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Old Wed Apr 23, 2014, 01:21pm
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Unless, perhaps, there was no runner on 2nd... ???
He stepped off, why would I do anything to the pitcher after that?
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Old Wed Apr 23, 2014, 03:22pm
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He stepped off, why would I do anything to the pitcher after that?
I quoted Tim, who said, "F1 does not need to "step off" to fake to second," and my response was to that statement.
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Old Thu Apr 24, 2014, 08:00am
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Old Thu Apr 24, 2014, 02:49pm
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Robert

I was really testing to see if you recognized that:

It Is Impossible To Balk To An (Occupied) Second Base.

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Old Thu Apr 24, 2014, 06:36pm
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He stepped off, why would I do anything to the pitcher after that?
Don't get too pompous. I correctly balked a pitcher last weekend for actions he made after stepping off.
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Old Thu Apr 24, 2014, 08:06pm
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Fed game. 0-0 game in the top of 11th. F1 properly steps off and fakes to 2B. I have nothing as well as my partner. Third base coach runs (in my partner's direction in C crossing the foul line) onto field yelling "That's a Balk!".

Do I warn him, confine him or toss him or just chastise him?


He did apolgize and said that his batter had missed several signs.

Was none of the above an option?
Was all that was lacking is the official request for time?
Not the head coach? That does matter in Fed correct?


In other words, would the same discussion starting with, May I have a time out please Mr. Umpire Sir have been okay? If so I've got maybe a chastising?

Or was he totally disrupting playing action and verbally abusing your partner?
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Old Thu Apr 24, 2014, 09:56pm
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Don't get too pompous. I correctly balked a pitcher last weekend for actions he made after stepping off.
You want to enlighten us on that?
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Old Thu Apr 24, 2014, 10:04pm
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Fed game. 0-0 game in the top of 11th. F1 properly steps off and fakes to 2B. I have nothing as well as my partner. Third base coach runs (in my partner's direction in C crossing the foul line) onto field yelling "That's a Balk!".

Do I warn him, confine him or toss him or just chastise him?
Depends on the State in which you work. My state wants us to 1) warn 2) restrict 3) eject, unless of course it is one of the 1 or 2 things a coach can do to bypass 1 and 2. This not one of them. If this was an AC toss him and restrict the HC to the dugout. If the HC, put up the big 2 handed stop/warn sign and restrict if necessary.

The two handed stop/warn sign is chastising, so I don't know what else you mean. I am not going to have much of a discussion with him about this.
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