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Forum: Baseball Thu Jul 27, 2017, 09:35pm
Replies: 12
Views: 890
Posted By Publius
The improper batter's (let's call him B8) at-bat...

The improper batter's (let's call him B8) at-bat is indeed over; he became a runner. The other site is simply wrong if they're saying the offense is able to replace him with the proper batter without...
Forum: Baseball Thu Dec 03, 2015, 12:15am
Replies: 1
Views: 918
Posted By Publius
$1,000 per game for HS JV, $1,500 for varsity,...

$1,000 per game for HS JV, $1,500 for varsity, $2,500 for juco, and $5,000 for D1 seems to work well where I live.
Forum: Softball Fri Nov 14, 2014, 08:39pm
Replies: 4
Views: 793
Posted By Publius
Goodbye...

Goodbye (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XrL_F6tnT4)
Forum: Baseball Fri Aug 22, 2014, 10:12pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,085
Posted By Publius
I got a fantastic deal on a utilized car a few...

I got a fantastic deal on a utilized car a few months ago!
Forum: Baseball Mon Aug 18, 2014, 10:07pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,101
Posted By Publius
But instead of "putting on the foil"...

But instead of "putting on the foil" (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UPdQ0LD5DSY), he's doing a Braden (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6oyxLFD2IIw), albeit less artfully.

Plus, Braden left his...
Forum: Baseball Mon Aug 18, 2014, 09:16pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,138
Posted By Publius
In Play 5 (the first one shown), if the PU had...

In Play 5 (the first one shown), if the PU had been F5, would you have OBS?

I would.
Forum: Baseball Tue Jul 29, 2014, 08:08pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,977
Posted By Publius
He stopped, then "rolled through" a second stop?...

He stopped, then "rolled through" a second stop? Pitchers do that all the time. It's called a "pitch" or "delivery".
Forum: Baseball Mon Jul 07, 2014, 11:48pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,074
Posted By Publius
I think a more likely outcome is that they will...

I think a more likely outcome is that they will rule an offensive team cannot request a review of a play where a runner is ruled safe and seek to have him called out, and a defensive team may not...
Forum: Baseball Mon Jul 07, 2014, 11:28pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,217
Posted By Publius
They may be old-timers who haven't kept up. It...

They may be old-timers who haven't kept up. It used to be a league difference--in the American League the pitcher was only required to be removed from the mound and was ineligible to pitch; the NL...
Forum: Baseball Mon Jul 07, 2014, 10:49pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,217
Posted By Publius
Allegedly knowledgeable umpires in my area...

Allegedly knowledgeable umpires in my area finally wised up to this fact, but not before I won dozens of free beers.
Forum: Baseball Sun May 25, 2014, 11:42am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,249
Posted By Publius
Considering where the game was played, nothing in...

Considering where the game was played, nothing in that video surprises me.
Forum: Baseball Tue May 20, 2014, 08:44pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,459
Posted By Publius
You'll get no argument from..., well, anyone.

You'll get no argument from..., well, anyone.
Forum: Baseball Tue May 13, 2014, 05:24pm
Replies: 3
Views: 708
Posted By Publius
I always look askance at those stories, because...

I always look askance at those stories, because there are always pieces missing. I wonder if that umpire's experience is like mine.

In 30+ years, I've had about a dozen of those in-your-face,...
Forum: Baseball Fri Apr 25, 2014, 10:51pm
Replies: 46
Views: 4,174
Posted By Publius
While I'm glad for the reversion to the letter of...

While I'm glad for the reversion to the letter of the law regarding a catch, I'm not inclined to fawn over MLB officials the way the media are doing. MLB brass didn't do anything particularly smart;...
Forum: Baseball Thu Apr 24, 2014, 06:36pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,709
Posted By Publius
Don't get too pompous. I correctly balked a...

Don't get too pompous. I correctly balked a pitcher last weekend for actions he made after stepping off.
Forum: Baseball Wed Apr 09, 2014, 07:25pm
Replies: 46
Views: 4,174
Posted By Publius
Not me. This "interpretation" is in direct...

Not me. This "interpretation" is in direct conflict with the letter of the rule. MLB is just making sh!t up now because they can.

Any fielder who closes his glove around the ball before he...
Forum: Baseball Mon Apr 07, 2014, 10:08pm
Replies: 46
Views: 4,174
Posted By Publius
After seeing Ron Washington lose his challenge...

After seeing Ron Washington lose his challenge tonight in the first inning (http://m.mlb.com/video/topic/63817564/v31901865/texbos-rangers-challenge-call-in-1st-call-stands/?c_id=mlb), it appears...
Forum: Baseball Sat Apr 05, 2014, 08:34pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,376
Posted By Publius
From my 2014 NCAA rules test. Not exactly the...

From my 2014 NCAA rules test. Not exactly the same play as a straight steal, but still indicative of what the proper call is by rule. Correct answer is 'b'.

R2, R3. Squeeze play. The catcher steps...
Forum: Baseball Sat Apr 05, 2014, 06:22pm
Replies: 46
Views: 4,174
Posted By Publius
The post-game story said the ruling on the field...

The post-game story said the ruling on the field was confirmed. Whether that is an accurate portrayal of what really transpired in New York, I don't know.
Forum: Baseball Sat Apr 05, 2014, 04:40pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,376
Posted By Publius
I agree, but likely not for the same reason. ...

I agree, but likely not for the same reason.

A steal of home to tie up a rivalry game in the ninth generates great excitement, and I'll bet you a buck the NCAA facilitators will focus not on the...
Forum: Baseball Sat Apr 05, 2014, 02:41pm
Replies: 46
Views: 4,174
Posted By Publius
The new face of 'voluntary release'?

Since a wet field left me at home for the ninth time in ten scheduled dates, I decided to see how the replays are working out. This one surprised me (along with everybody else who isn't a MLB...
Forum: General / Off-Topic Tue Mar 04, 2014, 07:28pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,685
Posted By Publius
"9/11 - Never Forget " I never have:...

"9/11 - Never Forget "

I never have: .8181818181818181818181818181818181818181818181818181818181...
Forum: General / Off-Topic Tue Mar 04, 2014, 07:24pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,685
Posted By Publius
Do we deny a kid the ability to take AP calculus...

Do we deny a kid the ability to take AP calculus because he got too many yellow cards, or because his free-throw percentage is only 44%?

That makes as much sense as not letting kids whose parents...
Forum: General / Off-Topic Tue Mar 04, 2014, 07:14pm
Replies: 10
Views: 869
Posted By Publius
Well, since the survey said the highest paid...

Well, since the survey said the highest paid public employee in Michigan is a basketball coach, I'd be really surprised if it "was (sic) the football coaches (sic) in that state."

Where'd you go...
Forum: Baseball Tue Mar 04, 2014, 06:55pm
Replies: 34
Views: 2,622
Posted By Publius
What about your regular LL partners?

What about your regular LL partners?
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