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Forum: Football Tue Jan 02, 2007, 01:03pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,780
Posted By booker227
High school kids and below see it and then they...

High school kids and below see it and then they do it. We flag them and they don't understand why. I see it at the college level almost every week, and at the professional (!) level every week.
The...
Forum: Softball Mon Dec 04, 2006, 01:34pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,583
Posted By booker227
Need a bit of help here....

My fellow umpires are split on this.
Situation:
Batter hits the ball which hits the plate and rebounds high behind her and the catcher. Catcher makes a play on the ball and catches it before it...
Forum: Football Fri Nov 17, 2006, 03:40pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,565
Posted By booker227
The rule was primarily intended to stop unethical...

The rule was primarily intended to stop unethical coaches (imagine!) from sneaking in a player from the sidelines during the "trick" play. It also makes it easier to count the players, cause...
Forum: Football Thu Nov 16, 2006, 08:32am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,565
Posted By booker227
Thumbs down Southgaref Still miffed about the Civil war or...

Southgaref
Still miffed about the Civil war or what? Who are you to lecture me about rules and their inforcement? True, it's the independent choice of the official whether to inforce the rule or...
Forum: Football Wed Nov 15, 2006, 08:03am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,565
Posted By booker227
If the player was clearly outside of the numbers...

If the player was clearly outside of the numbers at the time of the RFP whistle, then you have an illegal formation, regardless of how long it took R to blow the whistle.
Forum: Softball Tue Nov 14, 2006, 12:27pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,293
Posted By booker227
This time of year in NE Ohio we ump indoors. ...

This time of year in NE Ohio we ump indoors. fifty to sixty degrees, dry field and no wind nor rain. Lots of nets though
Forum: Football Tue Nov 14, 2006, 12:21pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,565
Posted By booker227
Where was the WR at the ready for play whistle?

Where was the WR at the ready for play whistle?
Forum: Football Fri Nov 03, 2006, 12:06pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,453
Posted By booker227
No it doesn't. Only federation sanctioned...

No it doesn't. Only federation sanctioned contests are covered
Forum: Softball Fri Nov 03, 2006, 08:10am
Replies: 11
Views: 905
Posted By booker227
bases full, dropped 3rd. strike

Girl's fast pitch
Bases full and a dropped 3rd. strike. Must the play be made on the batter-runner going to first, or can the catcher just touch home for the force-out?
Forum: Football Wed Nov 01, 2006, 01:14pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,872
Posted By booker227
You're right about the bat, but once the ball...

You're right about the bat, but once the ball comes to a rest or partially is at rest, a new force can take the ball out of the end-zone.
I'm writing about federation, not college, NFL, or Canadian...
Forum: Softball Wed Nov 01, 2006, 01:07pm
Replies: 80
Views: 5,236
Posted By booker227
IT's not so much the present day bat's makeup as...

IT's not so much the present day bat's makeup as it is the game itself which has gone through severe changes, the athletes and the dimension of the fields.
The game is faster, the girls more...
Forum: Softball Wed Nov 01, 2006, 12:57pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,472
Posted By booker227
two things must happen for obstruction: fielder...

two things must happen for obstruction:
fielder doesn't have ball
runner hindered by fielder without ball
you have obstruction here
Forum: Football Tue Oct 31, 2006, 12:59pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,872
Posted By booker227
A must fumble the ball before he crossing into...

A must fumble the ball before he crossing into the end-zone , otherwise it's two points because the pay is over. Whistle and signal
The ball, loose and live in the end-zone must be put out of the...
Forum: Football Mon Oct 30, 2006, 01:07pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,872
Posted By booker227
one way for A to get one point other than a kick....

one way for A to get one point other than a kick.
A fumbles before crossing the line, and the loose ball goes into the end-zone where B touches it and forces it out of the end-zone
Only A can...
Forum: Football Fri Oct 27, 2006, 11:35am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,848
Posted By booker227
welcome to the club. I had my first one on...

welcome to the club. I had my first one on varsity this past season.
Forum: Football Tue Oct 17, 2006, 11:58am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,254
Posted By booker227
Illegal forward handling of the ball.

Illegal forward handling of the ball.
Forum: Softball Thu Oct 05, 2006, 12:11pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,689
Posted By booker227
Two things must oocur for there to be...

Two things must oocur for there to be obstruction. Defense blocking access the the base or plate, and the runner reacting to that including contact.
When both happen, signal and call obstruction.
Forum: Football Thu Oct 05, 2006, 12:04pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,175
Posted By booker227
R gave the legal signal while the ball was in the...

R gave the legal signal while the ball was in the air. From what you're saying, because the ball has touched the grounded the the Fair catch is off? Does it say that in the rule book? Once the fair...
Forum: Football Thu Oct 05, 2006, 11:40am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,587
Posted By booker227
Good no call. incidental contact.

Good no call. incidental contact.
Forum: Football Thu Oct 05, 2006, 11:38am
Replies: 9
Views: 2,335
Posted By booker227
you would only tack on the fifteen at the end of...

you would only tack on the fifteen at the end of the run if there was no change of position. With the change of possession, you tack on the fifteen from the previous spot and an automatic first down
Forum: Football Thu Oct 05, 2006, 11:32am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,711
Posted By booker227
this is not hurdling which is against an...

this is not hurdling which is against an opponent. This is illegal personal contact
using an opponent or a team mate to gain an unfair advantage.
15 yards
Forum: Football Wed Oct 04, 2006, 11:57am
Replies: 6
Views: 904
Posted By booker227
A substituted for player must leave the field...

A substituted for player must leave the field immediately. Flag it for substitution infraction as soon as possible, stop the clock, send them back five yards and start the clock on the snap.
Forum: Football Wed Oct 04, 2006, 11:53am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,461
Posted By booker227
I'm the back judge and I don't move until I have...

I'm the back judge and I don't move until I have eleven on the kicking team. I make sure that there's the right number of players before I give the ball to the kicking team. Be proactive rather than...
Forum: Football Wed Oct 04, 2006, 11:45am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,175
Posted By booker227
KCI on k at the spot of the infraction. It...

KCI on k at the spot of the infraction. It doesn't matter if the ball has touched the ground or not. If R cannot block nor advance the ball after a legal, illegal or invalid fair catch signal is...
Forum: Football Mon Oct 02, 2006, 11:38am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,095
Posted By booker227
The ball must be inside of the uprights. Any...

The ball must be inside of the uprights. Any portion of the ball on or outside of the uprights is "no-good"
Make the tough call.
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