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Forum: Baseball Fri Aug 24, 2007, 09:05am
Replies: 51
Views: 2,978
Posted By mcrowder
Why would you say such a thing? What nonsense. ...

Why would you say such a thing? What nonsense.

It's true that what is called "heat lightning" has nothing to do with temperature ... but there is such a thing - it refers to lightning that is far...
Forum: Baseball Fri Aug 24, 2007, 08:59am
Replies: 51
Views: 2,978
Posted By mcrowder
This is an odd statement, considering that A) one...

This is an odd statement, considering that A) one causes the other and B) since the speed of sound and the speed of light are constants, you can relatively easily determine the distance between you...
Forum: Softball Fri Aug 24, 2007, 07:22am
Replies: 3
Views: 973
Posted By mcrowder
Depends on the age... some kids just don't know...

Depends on the age... some kids just don't know any better, and aren't trying to show us up.

I don't like coaching the catcher as a habit, but if a younger catcher said they didn't know, then the...
Forum: Softball Fri Aug 24, 2007, 07:19am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,081
Posted By mcrowder
That's the local yokel signal for "Deep" (another...

That's the local yokel signal for "Deep" (another word you won't find in the rulebook). Someone's not been to a clinic at all, I see.

I filled in at a slowpitch tourney recently. It was quickly...
Forum: Baseball Fri Aug 24, 2007, 07:11am
Replies: 90
Views: 5,063
Posted By mcrowder
Here's what I've noticed in the games I've seen. ...

Here's what I've noticed in the games I've seen. The individual umpires are either VERY good, or VERY bad. Seems to be no middle ground at all. We've got Wendelstadt paired up with Jonny's Dad out...
Forum: Baseball Fri Aug 24, 2007, 07:05am
Replies: 51
Views: 2,978
Posted By mcrowder
1) if you see a BOLT, it's close enough to stop...

1) if you see a BOLT, it's close enough to stop things. Period. (Heat lightning is something different, and the 30 second rule is good for that ... as stated above, 30 seconds is about 5 miles, and...
Forum: Softball Thu Aug 23, 2007, 12:47pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,558
Posted By mcrowder
After the M.

After the M.
Forum: Softball Thu Aug 23, 2007, 12:47pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,558
Posted By mcrowder
Int'l is not a contraction, it's an abbr.

Int'l is not a contraction, it's an abbr.
Forum: Baseball Thu Aug 23, 2007, 12:40pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,761
Posted By mcrowder
You have no reason to stop it... But if the...

You have no reason to stop it...

But if the coach does this, you have nothing. If one of the kids drops down and acts like a catcher, or one of them starts using a windup motion ... then you have...
Forum: Baseball Thu Aug 23, 2007, 09:25am
Replies: 36
Views: 2,761
Posted By mcrowder
Why not ... the ruling was supposed to...

Why not ... the ruling was supposed to specifically address someone warming up as a pitcher ... not just two guys throwing a ball. If they hadn't inserted it, OOO's would use this ruling to apply to...
Forum: Baseball Thu Aug 23, 2007, 09:23am
Replies: 21
Views: 2,467
Posted By mcrowder
I had similar comments early in my career, so I...

I had similar comments early in my career, so I had a fellow blue video me calling pitches at a practice, from behind the pitcher, and then also from high in the bleachers behind me.

I then...
Forum: Softball Thu Aug 23, 2007, 09:02am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By mcrowder
If you mean this last statement, then stop...

If you mean this last statement, then stop creating YOUR zone, and use the book as best as you can... and DEFINITELY stop using the plate conference as a platform to tell the coaches that you've...
Forum: Softball Thu Aug 23, 2007, 08:59am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,181
Posted By mcrowder
Vent away, player. When you become an umpire,...

Vent away, player. When you become an umpire, I'll answer that final paragraph. You are still a player, and only a player, who happens to don the blue on occasion.

If you were an umpire, you'd...
Forum: Softball Thu Aug 23, 2007, 08:55am
Replies: 9
Views: 909
Posted By mcrowder
You're going to need to apply the inadvertent...

You're going to need to apply the inadvertent whistle rule now.

Don't kill the play unless you're sure that you need to. You didn't, and shouldn't have, in this case.
Forum: Baseball Wed Jul 25, 2007, 03:56pm
Replies: 25
Views: 2,288
Posted By mcrowder
If there is no play ... there is nothing to...

If there is no play ... there is nothing to obstruct. Fielder/runner contact is not necessarily anything.
Forum: Softball Wed Jul 25, 2007, 03:53pm
Replies: 50
Views: 4,026
Posted By mcrowder
That's a record. The moment his number of posts...

That's a record. The moment his number of posts exceeded his name, he made the ignore list. Nicely done.
Forum: Baseball Wed Jul 25, 2007, 09:21am
Replies: 49
Views: 3,006
Posted By mcrowder
So what in the world does this have to do with...

So what in the world does this have to do with the OP then?
Forum: Baseball Wed Jul 25, 2007, 09:19am
Replies: 43
Views: 2,998
Posted By mcrowder
This is really sad. I had classes with Scott at...

This is really sad. I had classes with Scott at UT, and I know they were close.
Forum: Softball Wed Jul 25, 2007, 09:13am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,180
Posted By mcrowder
I understand that you were put into a horrible...

I understand that you were put into a horrible position by an inattentive partner. But your "default call" on tag plays that you are unsure of, ESPECIALLY those out of your area should be SAFE. ...
Forum: Baseball Tue Jul 24, 2007, 04:12pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,006
Posted By mcrowder
So ... you guys are going to start giving...

So ... you guys are going to start giving fielders direction about showing you the ball when they are in the middle of trying to initiate another play? Egads, surely not. On one like this, the...
Forum: Softball Tue Jul 24, 2007, 04:09pm
Replies: 50
Views: 4,026
Posted By mcrowder
Honestly, I'm already dreading how often we will...

Honestly, I'm already dreading how often we will hear this in softball, baseball, football this next year. I SURE don't need it from a fellow official. Bad taste.
Forum: Softball Tue Jul 24, 2007, 01:51pm
Replies: 50
Views: 4,026
Posted By mcrowder
Clearly retreating WHEN the PU calls the out is...

Clearly retreating WHEN the PU calls the out is irrelevant, don't you think? Aren't most baserunners past first base when you call the out? What matters is the umpire on the spot's perception of...
Forum: Softball Tue Jul 24, 2007, 01:42pm
Replies: 50
Views: 4,026
Posted By mcrowder
Please ask whoever is always telling you this to...

Please ask whoever is always telling you this to send back their trainers card. It's been revoked.
Forum: Softball Tue Jul 24, 2007, 01:25pm
Replies: 103
Views: 4,703
Posted By mcrowder
First ... this is the same base awarded in the...

First ... this is the same base awarded in the initial situation. 3rd base on both.

Second, your statement is not true at all if the runner is still past 2nd base when the throw toward first base...
Forum: Softball Tue Jul 24, 2007, 01:21pm
Replies: 103
Views: 4,703
Posted By mcrowder
You could not possibly be at the level you claim...

You could not possibly be at the level you claim and mistake this one.

Read the rule. If you still think you have it right, read the rule again.

Quote for us where it says anything about...
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