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Forum: Baseball Thu Sep 07, 2006, 12:28am
Replies: 36
Views: 2,724
Posted By WhatWuzThatBlue
For a league that messed up, my interp fit best. ...

For a league that messed up, my interp fit best. ;)
Forum: Baseball Wed Sep 06, 2006, 05:16pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,724
Posted By WhatWuzThatBlue
According to the quotes we've seen, anything...

According to the quotes we've seen, anything related to baseball and listed after page 5 is covered by the NBC. Prior to that, the rules are Fed related.
(Sorry, but that was too easy.)

Anyone...
Forum: Baseball Mon Sep 04, 2006, 06:04pm
Replies: 38
Views: 3,255
Posted By WhatWuzThatBlue
I have remained mum on this issue because I...

I have remained mum on this issue because I believe that words can't hurt. As umpires, we need to master communication skills and learn the art of deflection. We will be the target of taunts - some...
Forum: Baseball Wed Aug 30, 2006, 10:11pm
Replies: 33
Views: 3,436
Posted By WhatWuzThatBlue
No one ever is with him. For those of you...

No one ever is with him.

For those of you who took the time to read his posts, you'll find that he said that he hated the get it right at all costs camp. I simply reminded him of how strong that...
Forum: Baseball Wed Aug 30, 2006, 07:26am
Replies: 33
Views: 3,436
Posted By WhatWuzThatBlue
I knew I would rile a few guys like you. I've...

I knew I would rile a few guys like you. I've held this conviction for some time now. I was mocked when I warned that 'umpire conferences' would occr at the Major League level (No way,...
Forum: Baseball Wed Aug 30, 2006, 03:46am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,105
Posted By WhatWuzThatBlue
I can't believe that someone actually had the...

I can't believe that someone actually had the intestinal fortitude to agree with what I preached a few years ago. Remember when we had this discussion about the Big Ten adopting it and our resident...
Forum: Baseball Wed Aug 30, 2006, 03:35am
Replies: 33
Views: 3,436
Posted By WhatWuzThatBlue
Haven't checked in over the last week since the...

Haven't checked in over the last week since the guys with white coats (no, not the funny farm gang) keep looking for things to test, stick and biopsy. But I saw this and y'all know that I am...
Forum: Baseball Wed Aug 23, 2006, 05:31pm
Replies: 201
Views: 14,492
Posted By WhatWuzThatBlue
Since the other thread was closed - Slap Part...

Since the other thread was closed - Slap Part Deux - the Recap:

Garth sez "No" - never, ever, ever should a grown man slap a 12 year old in the face.

Many others claim that while the coach...
Forum: Baseball Wed Aug 23, 2006, 02:53am
Replies: 91
Views: 6,473
Posted By WhatWuzThatBlue
Several of us have already given you the very...

Several of us have already given you the very answer you are seeking. JM gave it to you again...NO, the umpires should not have intervened in this case. That is what we are talking about after all....
Forum: Baseball Tue Aug 22, 2006, 11:01pm
Replies: 91
Views: 6,473
Posted By WhatWuzThatBlue
You know that this question never was discussed...

You know that this question never was discussed at a round table of professional umpires...until the Blue Jays game of course.

As I wrote earlier, a coach who exhibits bad behavior towards his...
Forum: Baseball Tue Aug 22, 2006, 09:12pm
Replies: 67
Views: 4,527
Posted By WhatWuzThatBlue
I won't take issue with this topic since Jim...

I won't take issue with this topic since Jim (SoCalBlue1) has already stated what I believe...use what you've been instructed to use, do it well and teach others.

I do have a problem with this...
Forum: Baseball Tue Aug 22, 2006, 07:37pm
Replies: 91
Views: 6,473
Posted By WhatWuzThatBlue
Decaf is probably in order here...you've taken...

Decaf is probably in order here...you've taken the basic premise of this thread and manipulated it to serve your view. The thread asked if we would eject the coach for slapping a kid in the dugout. ...
Forum: Baseball Tue Aug 22, 2006, 06:28am
Replies: 91
Views: 6,473
Posted By WhatWuzThatBlue
I'm glad I had my coffee before I saw this jaw...

I'm glad I had my coffee before I saw this jaw dropper.

WHY WOULD YOU THINK EJECTING THE COACH IS YOUR CONCERN?

If you didn't hear or see what happened, you can't act on it. More importantly,...
Forum: Baseball Mon Aug 21, 2006, 10:13pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,029
Posted By WhatWuzThatBlue
Why doesn't the answer seem right? The batter...

Why doesn't the answer seem right? The batter runner hits a ball that deflects off of a defensive player and remains in fair territory. Why should he be allowed to run over the first baseman who is...
Forum: Baseball Mon Aug 21, 2006, 06:39pm
Replies: 61
Views: 4,261
Posted By WhatWuzThatBlue
Okay, Coach... From what I've gathered, you...

Okay, Coach...

From what I've gathered, you are involved mainly with youth travel leagues and such. If I'm mistaken, it wouldn't be the first - I'm working from memory here. Many instructional...
Forum: Baseball Mon Aug 21, 2006, 05:38pm
Replies: 115
Views: 9,157
Posted By WhatWuzThatBlue
Probably because no one in their right minds...

Probably because no one in their right minds would think it is acceptable to tolerate laziness or creative umpiring. I know a few lefties - nice folks and all - I just wouldn't want them living next...
Forum: Baseball Mon Aug 21, 2006, 05:31pm
Replies: 61
Views: 4,261
Posted By WhatWuzThatBlue
When exactly did you go to pro school? How many...

When exactly did you go to pro school? How many years were you assigned to MiLB? It always amazes me how many people 'know' what is taught at professional umpire school, but never actually had to...
Forum: Baseball Sun Aug 20, 2006, 10:43pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,917
Posted By WhatWuzThatBlue
Pete...this is an interesting topic, but I have...

Pete...this is an interesting topic, but I have an easier way to judge your abilities. Have a group of your umpire colleagues evaluate you while working a BIG game. Give them the NCAA eval form and...
Forum: Baseball Sun Aug 20, 2006, 09:56pm
Replies: 61
Views: 4,261
Posted By WhatWuzThatBlue
It really doesn't matter if the play is imminent...

It really doesn't matter if the play is imminent or not. Actually, I'll rephrase that for clarity - if the play is imminent, GET THE HELL OUT OF THE WAY AND WATCH WHAT HAPPENS SO YOU CAN MAKE YOUR...
Forum: Baseball Sun Aug 20, 2006, 08:33pm
Replies: 61
Views: 4,261
Posted By WhatWuzThatBlue
Apparently when you can't argue the point well,...

Apparently when you can't argue the point well, you need to take a cheap shot...okay T., you win.

I thought that the purpose of our beloved board was to impart knowledge and correct mistakes. T....
Forum: Baseball Sun Aug 20, 2006, 06:32pm
Replies: 61
Views: 4,261
Posted By WhatWuzThatBlue
Unless you are working a beeping ball league,...

Unless you are working a beeping ball league, there is no reason to do it.

Even at the youth instructional level, you should not concern yourself with equipment during live ball action. There...
Forum: Baseball Sun Aug 20, 2006, 06:25pm
Replies: 115
Views: 9,157
Posted By WhatWuzThatBlue
For those who care, I have been gone because I...

For those who care, I have been gone because I recently discovered a problem with these old bones. Suffice to say, don't ignore your annual physical or when you have to get up many times at night. ...
Forum: Baseball Sun Aug 20, 2006, 04:23am
Replies: 115
Views: 9,157
Posted By WhatWuzThatBlue
As was written earlier, why should we wear blue...

As was written earlier, why should we wear blue shirts and grey pants?
- let's be free thinkers and wear short shorts and tube tops!

Why call 'Safe' with two arms outstretched?
- maybe we can...
Forum: Baseball Sun Aug 20, 2006, 12:53am
Replies: 115
Views: 9,157
Posted By WhatWuzThatBlue
Exactomundo, mon frere...the fact that your...

Exactomundo, mon frere...the fact that your evaluation form contains many provisions for analyzing accepted performance of duties says it all. Why not stand in the "C" position for all calls at...
Forum: Baseball Sat Aug 19, 2006, 08:41pm
Replies: 61
Views: 4,261
Posted By WhatWuzThatBlue
Point taken... If you feel the need to do...

Point taken...

If you feel the need to do the player's or bat boy's job, have fun doing it.

If you don't remove the bat and the player slides into it, then what? NOTHING!!!

You are not...
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