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Forum: Softball Mon Jul 10, 2017, 09:10am
Replies: 11
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Posted By MT 73
That was a college game played under NCAA and it...

That was a college game played under NCAA and it led to a lot of confusion.
NCAA itself chimed in with some half baked response ( in order for the appeal to be granted with a new ball shouldn't the...
Forum: Softball Thu Jul 06, 2017, 02:39pm
Replies: 6
Views: 562
Posted By MT 73
In my HS umpire class they told us to get ready...

In my HS umpire class they told us to get ready to run to your car after making that (correct) call.
Forum: Softball Mon Jun 19, 2017, 10:22pm
Replies: 14
Views: 977
Posted By MT 73
This is similar to a batter induced balk in...

This is similar to a batter induced balk in baseball, which means it is nothing.
If in your opinion the batter caused F1's hesitation then just call time and it is a do over.
As for the coach going...
Forum: Softball Fri Jun 16, 2017, 07:40pm
Replies: 66
Views: 3,308
Posted By MT 73
$114.38

$114.38
Forum: Baseball Wed Jun 14, 2017, 02:39pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,100
Posted By MT 73
Similar to the pitcher momentarily breaking his...

Similar to the pitcher momentarily breaking his hands to quickly adjust the ball in his glove?
Forum: Softball Wed Jun 14, 2017, 02:37pm
Replies: 66
Views: 3,308
Posted By MT 73
The way I was taught to judge a checked swing was...

The way I was taught to judge a checked swing was to look for the indentation cup at the top of the bat.
If the PU can see it then he did not go and vice versa for the BU.
Not perfect perhaps but...
Forum: Softball Wed Jun 14, 2017, 02:32pm
Replies: 66
Views: 3,308
Posted By MT 73
I deleted that nasty crack--too late apparently....

I deleted that nasty crack--too late apparently.
But as far as I know only professional baseball uses true OBR.
As I already stated in post #34, Many youth organizations use modified OBR to allow...
Forum: Softball Wed Jun 14, 2017, 02:29pm
Replies: 66
Views: 3,308
Posted By MT 73
Ditto for well said. Excellent.

Ditto for well said.
Excellent.
Forum: Softball Tue Jun 13, 2017, 11:56pm
Replies: 66
Views: 3,308
Posted By MT 73
I agree.

I agree.
Forum: Softball Tue Jun 13, 2017, 10:01pm
Replies: 66
Views: 3,308
Posted By MT 73
Thank you. Yes, I am very proud of him. ...

Thank you.
Yes, I am very proud of him.
Sounds as if you are teaching your boys well.
Good job.
Forum: Softball Tue Jun 13, 2017, 09:35pm
Replies: 66
Views: 3,308
Posted By MT 73
I was once one of our leagues umpire instructors...

I was once one of our leagues umpire instructors and evaluators.
When a coach was ejected he had to serve a two day suspension during which he had to umpire the bases with me in a 10U game.
I made...
Forum: Softball Tue Jun 13, 2017, 09:02pm
Replies: 66
Views: 3,308
Posted By MT 73
That coach should have been ejected and...

That coach should have been ejected and never--NEVER--let a coach cause you to doubt yourself.
( However It sounds as if you yourself felt that you had messed up when in fact you did the proper...
Forum: Softball Tue Jun 13, 2017, 08:57pm
Replies: 66
Views: 3,308
Posted By MT 73
No debate. In a 3 or 4 man crew the PU checks...

No debate.
In a 3 or 4 man crew the PU checks with whichever umpire has the best angle.
Which means with a Lefty it is the 3B umpire who usually gets the appeal.
But--in a two man rotation the BU...
Forum: Softball Tue Jun 13, 2017, 08:48pm
Replies: 66
Views: 3,308
Posted By MT 73
Well it looks as if you guys do use OBR, with...

Well it looks as if you guys do use OBR, with just a tad of modifications.
HS rules are a whole other animal!!
In addition to Babe Ruth baseball I umpire HS softball but so many of our summer...
Forum: Softball Tue Jun 13, 2017, 08:24pm
Replies: 66
Views: 3,308
Posted By MT 73
I took that part out to avoid being...

I took that part out to avoid being sarcastic--not fast enough it seems.
Youth leagues, such as Babe Ruth, Little League, Pony and others use modified OBR to allow for safety concerns and the...
Forum: Softball Tue Jun 13, 2017, 08:10pm
Replies: 66
Views: 3,308
Posted By MT 73
The MLBUM manual says different. Page...

The MLBUM manual says different.
Page 51--paragraph 71 under the heading of Check Swing Appeals---of the 2017 MLBUM:
"Under Official Baseball Rules the plate umpire has an obligation to ask for...
Forum: Softball Tue Jun 13, 2017, 08:04pm
Replies: 66
Views: 3,308
Posted By MT 73
When I coached I would always tell my girls if...

When I coached I would always tell my girls if the uncaught 3rd strike was in or not in effect.
And with 2 outs and bases loaded I would remind my catcher to step on the plate if she failed to catch...
Forum: Softball Tue Jun 13, 2017, 08:00pm
Replies: 66
Views: 3,308
Posted By MT 73
Since we are talking baseball-- in MLB-- OBR--...

Since we are talking baseball-- in MLB-- OBR-- the plate umpire must go for help on a checked swing request no matter in what position the BU was in.
But not so in NFHS ball-- the PU can ignore the...
Forum: Baseball Tue Jun 13, 2017, 10:52am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,100
Posted By MT 73
Thanks. I was not too sure about that one.

Thanks.
I was not too sure about that one.
Forum: Softball Tue Jun 13, 2017, 10:47am
Replies: 66
Views: 3,308
Posted By MT 73
Smile I was trained by some very impressive clinicians...

I was trained by some very impressive clinicians to do it the way I described.
I am sure you are a very nice, skilled umpire but since I do not know you from a can of paint I will trust their advice...
Forum: Softball Tue Jun 13, 2017, 10:39am
Replies: 66
Views: 3,308
Posted By MT 73
"No she didn't-- Ball!" Then I hear, "Blue--...

"No she didn't-- Ball!"
Then I hear, "Blue-- can you go for help"?
I step out, point at my partner and ask, "Did she go?"
He says "Yes she did"
I respond, "Strike 3--ball is down" ( As per Jim...
Forum: Softball Tue Jun 13, 2017, 08:39am
Replies: 66
Views: 3,308
Posted By MT 73
I like to do preventative umpiring and in this...

I like to do preventative umpiring and in this case I want all to know that I acknowledge the checked swing and felt that she/ he held up.
It is similar to giving a safe signal with a verbal "That's...
Forum: Baseball Mon Jun 12, 2017, 05:05pm
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By MT 73
No-- with 2 outs the batter is out.

No-- with 2 outs the batter is out.
Forum: Softball Mon Jun 12, 2017, 04:58pm
Replies: 66
Views: 3,308
Posted By MT 73
I am utterly confused. Why is the first...

I am utterly confused.
Why is the first baseman(F3) deciding whether or not the batter went?
In any case this is an example of bad umpire mechanics.
The PU should have immediately stated "Yes she...
Forum: Softball Mon Jun 12, 2017, 01:29pm
Replies: 9
Views: 608
Posted By MT 73
USA has a crash rule but the fielder must have...

USA has a crash rule but the fielder must have the ball and be waiting to make a tag.
Nothing in the OP suggested M.C.
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