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Forum: Baseball Sat Nov 06, 2010, 07:21pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,899
Posted By Armadillo_Blue
I have thought about that, Bob. I have...

I have thought about that, Bob.

I have fellow umpires encouraging me to try wrestling and volleyball. The problem is I don't have the passion for those other sports that I do for baseball.

If...
Forum: Baseball Fri Nov 05, 2010, 06:35pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,899
Posted By Armadillo_Blue
Thank you

Thank you to those of you that have responded thus far.

Umpiring is to me, somewhere between a hobby and a part time job. I started a number of years ago, but didn't really understand how little I...
Forum: Baseball Thu Nov 04, 2010, 04:13pm
Replies: 34
Views: 3,899
Posted By Armadillo_Blue
Moving Someplace With More Baseball

I am thinking about moving. I live in Central Illinois and needless to say the baseball season is short. I have to squeeze a years worth of games into 4 months. I hear there are places where one can...
Forum: Baseball Thu Sep 30, 2010, 09:24pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,996
Posted By Armadillo_Blue
And no luck for Brett Favre either. :)

And no luck for Brett Favre either. :)
Forum: Baseball Tue Apr 28, 2009, 10:09pm
Replies: 24
Views: 3,957
Posted By Armadillo_Blue
Actually, I believe that prone would be flat out...

Actually, I believe that prone would be flat out on stomach. Lying down on back would be supine. :p
Forum: Baseball Sat Apr 18, 2009, 08:31pm
Replies: 44
Views: 3,236
Posted By Armadillo_Blue
Desert Topping Tastes Better

I'm still not sold on the TOT in this instance. To me the ball still meets the definition of in flight no matter how many times it is touched until it hits the ground or an object.

I'm willing...
Forum: Baseball Sat Apr 18, 2009, 09:21am
Replies: 3
Views: 1,234
Posted By Armadillo_Blue
Questec v Zone Evaluation

I know this isn't fresh news, but does anybody have any specifics on the new Zone Evaluation system. All the articles I have found say pretty much the same thing.

It implies they are using...
Forum: Baseball Sat Apr 18, 2009, 08:43am
Replies: 44
Views: 3,236
Posted By Armadillo_Blue
Bob, I see what the casebook says. I did...

Bob,

I see what the casebook says. I did not recall this case play. Thank you for pointing it out. Do you believe this is applicable to a ball in flight as well as a bounding ball as in the...
Forum: Baseball Sat Apr 18, 2009, 07:44am
Replies: 55
Views: 3,248
Posted By Armadillo_Blue
I was not aware that the interp only applied to...

I was not aware that the interp only applied to home. For some reason I had the impression that it applied at the bases as well.

Does J/R suggest it for the bases and the pros just don't do it...
Forum: Baseball Fri Apr 17, 2009, 09:27pm
Replies: 44
Views: 3,236
Posted By Armadillo_Blue
I still disagree and the BRD and PBUC back me up....

I still disagree and the BRD and PBUC back me up.

First of all this is a batted ball. The references I was able to find to determining if the added push by the fielder caused the ball to go out...
Forum: Baseball Fri Apr 17, 2009, 07:31pm
Replies: 44
Views: 3,236
Posted By Armadillo_Blue
Dash, that is correct for the Conseco play...

Dash, that is correct for the Conseco play because he would have had control of it and deliberately thrown it into dead ball. Then the award is TOD.

Unless I am reading it wrong, the OP is a...
Forum: Baseball Fri Apr 17, 2009, 05:16pm
Replies: 44
Views: 3,236
Posted By Armadillo_Blue
I agree with Rich and disagree with Dash and...

I agree with Rich and disagree with Dash and Durham..According to the PBUC (I don't have a MLBUM):

If a fair fly ball is deflected in flight by a fielder and then goes out of play outside of the...
Forum: Baseball Fri Apr 17, 2009, 05:01pm
Replies: 55
Views: 3,248
Posted By Armadillo_Blue
If you read what I wrote, the concept is a...

If you read what I wrote, the concept is a concept applied to a runner returning to a base missed. The concept does not apply to leaving early on a fly ball.

The most common usage of the...
Forum: Baseball Fri Apr 17, 2009, 11:00am
Replies: 44
Views: 3,236
Posted By Armadillo_Blue
Then as stated above, this is a fair batted ball...

Then as stated above, this is a fair batted ball that has gone out of play and all runners are awarded two bases from time of pitch.

BTW. What did the umpires finally rule?
Forum: Baseball Fri Apr 17, 2009, 10:59am
Replies: 55
Views: 3,248
Posted By Armadillo_Blue
Relaxed/Unrelaxed

The terms refer to the status of the runner upon whom the appeal is being made. If the runner is making an attempt to return to the bag after missing it then a tag must be applied. If the runner is...
Forum: Baseball Fri Apr 17, 2009, 10:52am
Replies: 44
Views: 3,236
Posted By Armadillo_Blue
The ball is foul or fair depending upon the...

The ball is foul or fair depending upon the position of the ball when it first touches the fielder's glove. The position of the fielder is not relevant. If the ball was over fair territory when it...
Forum: Baseball Fri Apr 03, 2009, 08:36am
Replies: 2
Views: 858
Posted By Armadillo_Blue
Childress Library

I was trying to look at the articles on Carl's 2K Mechanics, but when I click on the link to get the his library on the home page it takes me to a blank screen.

Anybody have a link to the...
Forum: Baseball Tue Mar 31, 2009, 06:43pm
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By Armadillo_Blue
But is this different because the runner at home...

But is this different because the runner at home has already scored? I know it doesn't specify in the case play, but if the runner interferes after crossing the plate then he cannot be called out so...
Forum: Baseball Tue Mar 31, 2009, 09:57am
Replies: 10
Views: 958
Posted By Armadillo_Blue
Obstruction then Interference

R1 off with the pitch is obstructed by F3. B1 hits a grounder to F4 which hits R1 on his way to second. Umpire judges that R1 would not have been in the path of the ball had he not been obstructed....
Forum: Baseball Mon Mar 23, 2009, 09:25pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,475
Posted By Armadillo_Blue
Auction Cancelled

My friend went ahead and bid on one of the XL jackets. Then this evening received a message letting him know that Ebay cancelled the auction because the seller violated Ebay's rules. All of that...
Forum: Baseball Mon Mar 23, 2009, 10:04am
Replies: 2
Views: 928
Posted By Armadillo_Blue
Cubs v Mariners

The same friend looking for a jacket mentioned a call from yesterday's Cubs v Mariners game. He said Ted Barrett (?) was working 1B and made a catch/no catch call that was horrible. Did anyone else...
Forum: Baseball Mon Mar 23, 2009, 09:39am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,475
Posted By Armadillo_Blue
Plus Pos MLB Jacket Replacement?

I have a Plus Pos MLB jacket in Navy which I love. It is warm and comfortable and waterproof. My friend wants to buy a new jacket this year and wants one like mine, but obviously cannot get a Plus...
Forum: Baseball Tue Mar 11, 2008, 09:23pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,186
Posted By Armadillo_Blue
Yes I can. My original situation had the BR and...

Yes I can. My original situation had the BR and F3 colliding as a bad throw draws F3 off the bag. Our interpreter said if the ball is in the mitt prior to the collision it is not obstruction. If...
Forum: Baseball Tue Mar 11, 2008, 07:10pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,186
Posted By Armadillo_Blue
I posed a similar question to our esteemed state...

I posed a similar question to our esteemed state rules interpreter, JJ, at the local rules meeting this weekend. I asked if possession was determined the same way as it would be for a tag.

He...
Forum: Baseball Fri Jul 06, 2007, 09:29am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,851
Posted By Armadillo_Blue
Was I Justified?

I was working a 14U tournament last weekend utilizing Fed rules.

Friday and Saturday went fine and then came Sunday which was bracket play instead of pool play, leading up to the championship...
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