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Forum: Baseball Sat Nov 03, 2012, 09:47am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,044
Posted By cbfoulds
Well, there's no "Newbie Sanctuary" here as...

Well, there's no "Newbie Sanctuary" here as there is at the ABUA site, so I think you might get some harsher "feedback" here. Instead of reposting my comments from the other site, I will simply...
Forum: Baseball Mon Aug 06, 2012, 08:08pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,174
Posted By cbfoulds
"Alternatives suggested by [announcers]"? Are...

"Alternatives suggested by [announcers]"? Are you kidding?

This is a known felony in baseball from forever. Editorial commentary by organists/ PA announcers is an ejection, period.

In an...
Forum: Baseball Sat Jun 30, 2012, 07:59pm
Replies: 61
Views: 5,657
Posted By cbfoulds
BS. Name a [living] politician generally...

BS. Name a [living] politician generally believed by the American electorate to be "trustworthy". Has nothing to do with the presence [or lack of] facial hair. There are many "commonly known...
Forum: Baseball Sat Jun 30, 2012, 07:23pm
Replies: 61
Views: 5,657
Posted By cbfoulds
No argument from me on the lack of general esteem...

No argument from me on the lack of general esteem for "modern" presidents.

I'd surmise that differences in character, rather than merely the "times", were mostly responsible; and MY GWB reference...
Forum: Baseball Sat Jun 30, 2012, 03:25pm
Replies: 61
Views: 5,657
Posted By cbfoulds
Interesting read of the history. Grant, at the...

Interesting read of the history. Grant, at the time of his death, was well-beloved by [OK, most of] the country, including not a few ex-Confederates; which believed him to have been a decent...
Forum: Baseball Sat Jun 30, 2012, 03:17pm
Replies: 61
Views: 5,657
Posted By cbfoulds
To the substance of the OP: My assn has no...

To the substance of the OP:

My assn has no such policy, other than a general expectation that one be clean and neatly groomed. I was [at one time] told that the main NCAA umpire group in my area...
Forum: Baseball Sat Jun 30, 2012, 03:06pm
Replies: 61
Views: 5,657
Posted By cbfoulds
I'm confused: are you asserting that many...

I'm confused: are you asserting that many politicians wear beards, and thus beards make one appear untrustworthy?

Or that [credit George Carlin]:
"Karl Marx wore a beard .. Lenin wore a beard...
Forum: Baseball Sat Jun 30, 2012, 02:45pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,522
Posted By cbfoulds
You asking about me or the lawyer for the...

You asking about me or the lawyer for the allegedly injured party?

Me? Nope, I defend innocent people being wrongfully persecuted by the G'ummint [and a few guilty folk, too].

Guy...
Forum: Baseball Fri Jun 29, 2012, 03:02pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,522
Posted By cbfoulds
I've been resisting the urge to weigh in here -...

I've been resisting the urge to weigh in here - there is really too much we don't know ... can't know, really ... about what actually happened.
IF [and it's a damn big "if"] the kid INTENTIONALLY...
Forum: Baseball Thu May 17, 2012, 02:27pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,643
Posted By cbfoulds
All too typical for news articles that deal with...

All too typical for news articles that deal with legal issues, this article lacks clarity about what, exactly, the problem is.

"Injunctions" are typically not "filed" by litigants [Petitions...
Forum: Baseball Wed May 16, 2012, 12:00pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,788
Posted By cbfoulds
I'd say that the jury is still out on that...

I'd say that the jury is still out on that assertion, as it is not clear which of my alternate explanations [for your dogged insistence that giving a wrong basis for a ruling/ award is a good idea]...
Forum: Baseball Tue May 15, 2012, 03:08pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,788
Posted By cbfoulds
You are either incredibly hard-headed, or really...

You are either incredibly hard-headed, or really dumb.

THE RULE [which the "1+1" MYTH mythologizes] awards 2 bases EVERY time.
"1+1" is only true SOME of the time. There are NO situations where...
Forum: Baseball Sat May 12, 2012, 10:09am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,497
Posted By cbfoulds
I HOPE you are being sarcastic/ not serious, so...

I HOPE you are being sarcastic/ not serious, so I'll keep the response flame-free: NO.
Forum: Baseball Fri May 11, 2012, 02:49pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,497
Posted By cbfoulds
Nope: the line in this case would be...

Nope: the line in this case would be perpendicular to the 2d - 3d basepath and in BACK of R2. Unless R3 is closer to 2d base than R2, nobody's out, yet.
Forum: Baseball Fri May 11, 2012, 02:35pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,522
Posted By cbfoulds
Credit where due: the late, great Steve Goodman...

Credit where due: the late, great Steve Goodman [also wrote "City of New Orleans"].
Forum: Baseball Thu May 10, 2012, 08:31pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,522
Posted By cbfoulds
You just watch, and one of these nights, those...

You just watch, and one of these nights,
those that talk backwards will demand their rights.
They'll rise up angry and demand a solution,
in the form of an amendment to the Constitution
that...
Forum: Baseball Tue May 08, 2012, 05:32pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,682
Posted By cbfoulds
I understand your point [as does mbyron]; I KNOW...

I understand your point [as does mbyron]; I KNOW you don't understand ours [well, ok, mine, so's I don't tar mb w/ my brush] - there ARE NO TIES IN BASEBALL - at least not when I'm explaining a call...
Forum: Baseball Mon May 07, 2012, 05:03pm
Replies: 28
Views: 1,682
Posted By cbfoulds
Nope, coach: The out was recorded/ play was...

Nope, coach:

The out was recorded/ play was made on a runner who LATER was "obstructed" separately from the play/ out.

There is no rule penalizing the hinderance of a RETIRED runner who...
Forum: Baseball Wed May 02, 2012, 09:59am
Replies: 20
Views: 1,413
Posted By cbfoulds
Huh? WtF?

Huh? WtF?
Forum: Baseball Thu Apr 26, 2012, 06:49pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,640
Posted By cbfoulds
The why, IMO, is based on a combination of three...

The why, IMO, is based on a combination of three maxim/ norms:

1 base/ runner: 1 umpire

Bracket the runner(s): 1 umpire on either end of any possible play/ pickle

Lead runner is most...
Forum: Baseball Mon Apr 23, 2012, 03:27pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,790
Posted By cbfoulds
In general, I echo the thought that you did well...

In general, I echo the thought that you did well working two man, solo, in a drain-the-swamp game.

Just one question: the <SNIP'd> paragraphs don't describe immediately suceeding plays, do they? ...
Forum: Baseball Wed Apr 18, 2012, 02:09pm
Replies: 57
Views: 3,476
Posted By cbfoulds
Seriously? Where do you have BU go/stand during...

Seriously? Where do you have BU go/stand during plays in the infield when you have a full crew? While I agree there is some danger of needing to avoid a throw from 2d to home, there is no other...
Forum: Baseball Wed Apr 18, 2012, 01:46pm
Replies: 57
Views: 3,476
Posted By cbfoulds
With the ball hit to the right of F6 [OP], I'm...

With the ball hit to the right of F6 [OP], I'm guessing the coach's admonition: "Ball hit to this side, make sure it's through" is keeping R2 closer to 2d, at least at first and until the ball is...
Forum: Baseball Tue Apr 17, 2012, 10:45pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,472
Posted By cbfoulds
I set when the PITCHER does [starts to,...

I set when the PITCHER does [starts to, actually]. If I'm moving when the delivery starts, I screwed up and wasn't paying attention.

And I think it was Tee that helped take the bone out of my...
Forum: Baseball Tue Apr 17, 2012, 10:17pm
Replies: 57
Views: 3,476
Posted By cbfoulds
First of all [and no disrespect intended to you],...

First of all [and no disrespect intended to you], let me put on record that I hold the concept of "1-man mechanics" to be an oxymoronic joke. With only one umpire on a 90-foot field, you are, of...
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