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Forum: Baseball Fri Jan 17, 2014, 08:47pm
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Views: 1,352
Posted By lawump
This entire thread is uncalled for. I am...

This entire thread is uncalled for. I am conducting some legal research on "defamation via the internet." You all are in trouble!!! :D:D:D
Forum: Baseball Mon Oct 28, 2013, 03:47pm
Replies: 113
Views: 8,238
Posted By lawump
I'm not trying to act like I'm on a high...

I'm not trying to act like I'm on a high horse...but, I can't believe how many posters on this thread on this board (which I have a high regard for) seem to be having issues with this play (or the...
Forum: Baseball Tue Sep 10, 2013, 01:29pm
Replies: 56
Views: 5,785
Posted By lawump
I'm going to make this my last post in this...

I'm going to make this my last post in this thread because this could keep going on and on....

With that said, I called a friend from my old pro days who is now a professional baseball umpire...
Forum: Baseball Tue Sep 10, 2013, 10:27am
Replies: 56
Views: 5,785
Posted By lawump
Why would that be different? Because, what you...

Why would that be different? Because, what you have listed [(1) tag or attempted tag of a runner, (2) tag or tag attempted tag of a base (which in interpretations explicitly includes running toward...
Forum: Baseball Mon Sep 09, 2013, 07:30pm
Replies: 56
Views: 5,785
Posted By lawump
First, now that I'm at home typing and not at...

First, now that I'm at home typing and not at work (shhh...don't tell the boss!), I actually have my J/R manual in front of me. In defining terms such as "protected fielder" and "field a batted...
Forum: Baseball Mon Sep 09, 2013, 02:48pm
Replies: 56
Views: 5,785
Posted By lawump
But by written interpretation (for example PBUC...

But by written interpretation (for example PBUC manual), sliding to take out the pivot man on a double-play (as long as you could touch the base with some part of your body during the slide) is NOT...
Forum: Baseball Mon Sep 09, 2013, 02:43pm
Replies: 56
Views: 5,785
Posted By lawump
If you read the official interpretations it is...

If you read the official interpretations it is clearly implied (if not stated) that the requirements for the second part of Rule 7.08(b) ("...hinders a fielder attempting to make a play on a batted...
Forum: Baseball Mon Sep 09, 2013, 02:08pm
Replies: 56
Views: 5,785
Posted By lawump
Exactly...and now the runner must do something...

Exactly...and now the runner must do something intentional in order to interfere.
Forum: Baseball Fri Sep 06, 2013, 11:58pm
Replies: 56
Views: 5,785
Posted By lawump
The purpose of this interpretation is to clarify...

The purpose of this interpretation is to clarify that a protected fielder's act of fielding a batted ball does not end immediately when the ball enters his glove, but rather that it also includes...
Forum: Baseball Fri Sep 06, 2013, 11:49pm
Replies: 56
Views: 5,785
Posted By lawump
This is not interference under OBR (I can't speak...

This is not interference under OBR (I can't speak for LL OBR modifications since I don't umpire LL).

From J/R: "It is interference by a runner...if: such runner hinders a protected fielder...
Forum: Baseball Tue Sep 03, 2013, 06:53pm
Replies: 70
Views: 5,625
Posted By lawump
On the pulled foot at F3...no. No rule (or rule...

On the pulled foot at F3...no. No rule (or rule interpretation) issue at all. That is a judgment call. Might be a "gross miss" judgment call...but a judgment call, none-the-less.

In my second...
Forum: Baseball Tue Sep 03, 2013, 01:43pm
Replies: 70
Views: 5,625
Posted By lawump
I am at the point in my career where I am going...

I am at the point in my career where I am going to interject myself in my partner's play if I am 150% certain a RULE has been kicked. [With that said, it does not happen very often.] Admittedly,...
Forum: Baseball Sat Aug 17, 2013, 09:20pm
Replies: 107
Views: 12,135
Posted By lawump
And now I just watched U2 brush off second base. ...

And now I just watched U2 brush off second base. I give up.
Forum: Baseball Sat Aug 17, 2013, 09:11pm
Replies: 107
Views: 12,135
Posted By lawump
I'm at home doing my "honey do" list when my...

I'm at home doing my "honey do" list when my phone started going off with texts from several college umpire buddies all wanting to know if I was watching this game. Not good.
Forum: Baseball Sat Aug 17, 2013, 09:09pm
Replies: 107
Views: 12,135
Posted By lawump
Seriously, don't start the video. Just look at...

Seriously, don't start the video. Just look at that picture...and tell me that that is not Angel Hernandez in a LL umpire's uniform! Cleveland's HRs upend A's - SFGate...
Forum: Baseball Fri Jul 26, 2013, 08:12pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,978
Posted By lawump
I agree with you Oz, that the OP stated a...

I agree with you Oz, that the OP stated a conclusion, but I think he also added comments ["simply inexcusable and beyond unacceptable"]; comments that make me wonder if he is a RAT troll? I expect...
Forum: Baseball Fri Jun 21, 2013, 10:57pm
Replies: 72
Views: 6,990
Posted By lawump
First things first: I have not umpired, nor will...

First things first: I have not umpired, nor will I likely ever umpire, a CWS.

With that said, I have been selected by our state high school governing body to umpire 8 state championships and I...
Forum: Baseball Sat May 25, 2013, 09:48pm
Replies: 35
Views: 3,077
Posted By lawump
The proper MiLB mechanic is "Safe! Safe! You're...

The proper MiLB mechanic is "Safe! Safe! You're off the base!" (in that order).

If you are working in a 2-man crew, you have absolutely NO chance of doing it the way you state (unless, of course,...
Forum: Baseball Wed May 22, 2013, 07:15pm
Replies: 35
Views: 3,077
Posted By lawump
"Safe! Safe! You're off the bag!" At the...

"Safe! Safe! You're off the bag!"

At the same time, give a big, emphatic sweeping motion with both arms.
Forum: Baseball Wed May 22, 2013, 04:26pm
Replies: 63
Views: 6,267
Posted By lawump
I truly believe in the saying, "just because its...

I truly believe in the saying, "just because its different doesn't mean its wrong."

But...deciding a playoff "series" on a coin flip is wrong.

I mean, the weather played havoc with our...
Forum: Baseball Wed May 22, 2013, 12:36pm
Replies: 63
Views: 6,267
Posted By lawump
It is as screwed up as it sounded in the...

It is as screwed up as it sounded in the newspaper story.

"I want a 9-game series, like the MLB World Series in the 1910's!!!"
Forum: Baseball Tue May 21, 2013, 06:41pm
Replies: 63
Views: 6,267
Posted By lawump
Assigning playoff umpires in Texas

As an association President (not in Texas), I just don't get this story.

South Texas school wants re-play of controversial game after revelations of broken protocol in umpire selection |...
Forum: Baseball Mon May 20, 2013, 06:36pm
Replies: 56
Views: 5,136
Posted By lawump
Random thoughts on this thread: As to the...

Random thoughts on this thread:

As to the OP: Bruce Froemming said on the first day of umpire school one year, "you haven't learned to umpire, until you can umpire drunk!" Obviously, the umpire...
Forum: Baseball Mon May 20, 2013, 06:18pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,046
Posted By lawump
I think some of Mr. Fitzpatrick's co-workers at...

I think some of Mr. Fitzpatrick's co-workers at PBUC would have disagreed at that time...but at least you found something in print!

Thanks!
Forum: Baseball Sun May 19, 2013, 10:17am
Replies: 34
Views: 3,046
Posted By lawump
Rich, when I was in the minors, the...

Rich, when I was in the minors, the interpretation of "about to receive" (on a play at the plate) was the distance from the pitcher's mound to home plate -- about 60 feet. They may have changed it...
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