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Forum: Baseball Sun Apr 17, 2016, 07:35pm
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Posted By Carl Childress
I need your help

To any umpire who has these four of my baseball DVDs: “Working the Plate,” “Working the Bases,” “Controlling the Game,” “How to Get Better Overnight.”

My master disks have crashed, so I need help....
Forum: Baseball Sun Mar 13, 2016, 08:26pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,217
Posted By Carl Childress
I'd suggest "The Umpire's List of Lists." These...

I'd suggest "The Umpire's List of Lists." These two books should bring you up to date. Thanks for the plug about ruining a baseball game.
Forum: Baseball Sun Feb 28, 2016, 04:19pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,217
Posted By Carl Childress
How to Think Like an Umpire

My new book, How to Think Like an Umpire, is available at my website: Go to Carl’s Store, click the picture, and read all about the book. I promise you’ll look at the business of umpiring in a whole...
Forum: Baseball Thu Feb 19, 2015, 02:20pm
Replies: 0
Views: 620
Posted By Carl Childress
Discount on the BRD

The BRD is on sale at Amazon for $29 and change. Here's a discount code that will beat that price. Use it at my website: http://www.carlsbrd.com. (Click the cover photo.) Of course, if you're an...
Forum: Baseball Mon Jan 12, 2015, 10:59pm
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By Carl Childress
Thanks. That's a result of 78 years and fat...

Thanks. That's a result of 78 years and fat fingers. Thanks again.
Forum: Baseball Sat Jan 10, 2015, 03:01am
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By Carl Childress
No. I'm talking exactly about DVDs. I listed...

No. I'm talking exactly about DVDs. I listed their names. I'm looking for a set of four, and I'll pay for them. (With a free 2015 BRD.) See information about the discs at my website...
Forum: Baseball Fri Jan 09, 2015, 11:52pm
Replies: 4
Views: 758
Posted By Carl Childress
Angry Missing DVDx

Guys: Is my face red! I sell 4 DVDs of me talking about baseball. I received an order yesterday, went to make the copies, and NOT EVEN one master would copy without error.

So, I'm looking for...
Forum: Baseball Wed Dec 03, 2014, 09:41am
Replies: 0
Views: 1,239
Posted By Carl Childress
2015 Baseball Rules Differences (BRD)

Guys and Gals: The 2015 BRD is now on sale. Email me and I'll send you a discount code for 15% off the list price,. My Guarantee: If you don't like the book, let me know, and I'll refund your money....
Forum: Baseball Fri Nov 08, 2013, 08:13am
Replies: 2
Views: 1,058
Posted By Carl Childress
For the last four years, I've provided a PDF file...

For the last four years, I've provided a PDF file where the references are linked. Click "See section 251" and you're transported to that section. Since it's Adobe, Alternate plus left arrow returns...
Forum: Baseball Sun Nov 03, 2013, 02:47pm
Replies: 113
Views: 6,716
Posted By Carl Childress
I haven't read the thread yet. It was, by rule,...

I haven't read the thread yet. It was, by rule, Type b obstruction since the third baseman was in the base path without the ball and not making a play: The ball was already past him.

i think...
Forum: Baseball Sun Nov 03, 2013, 02:36pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,058
Posted By Carl Childress
The14 BRD: Baseball Rule Differences

Guys and Gals:
,
The 2014 BRD will be on sale this week. You'll get a 10% discount if you get at my website (http://www.carlsbrd.com).

Get much more information on my home page.

This is the...
Forum: Baseball Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:41am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,431
Posted By Carl Childress
I agree that this is phrased wrong. But sometimes...

I agree that this is phrased wrong. But sometimes the situation demands pointing the call to the specific player; i.e., when two players are on the same base and both players are tagged.

The...
Forum: Baseball Mon Jan 14, 2013, 11:44pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,431
Posted By Carl Childress
Smile Gosh, Tee: I didn't know the National Federation...

Gosh, Tee: I didn't know the National Federation had stopped publishing rule books. I must have missed their announcement. Uh, I guess I also missed the notice from the Giddeons International...
Forum: Baseball Mon Jan 14, 2013, 09:06pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,431
Posted By Carl Childress
I'm gonna give it a shot. Let me know what...

I'm gonna give it a shot.

Let me know what you think after you get the book. Pay close attention to the Afterword. It's a proposal in which we all get a chance to improve the level of amateur...
Forum: Baseball Mon Jan 14, 2013, 04:28am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,431
Posted By Carl Childress
The Umpire's List of Lists

Hey, everybody:

I've just published a new book, The Umpire's List of Lists. Here's the Foreword that explains what it does:

Unfortunately, I have lost the name of an umpire who last year...
Forum: Baseball Sat Dec 01, 2012, 12:34am
Replies: 19
Views: 3,257
Posted By Carl Childress
Triple play at home, but not unassisted

Here’s a play from a 5A high school game back in the day (May 7, 1985). The winner becomes the district champ. I’m at the plate. (I always have the plate.)

R1, R2. B1 singles to center. R2 tries...
Forum: Baseball Tue Nov 27, 2012, 10:10pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,352
Posted By Carl Childress
2013 BRD: Baseball Rule Differences

The new edition of THE BRD is now available at Amazon.com. It's on sale two months earlier than ever before. If changes come now, say from the Conference Commissioners Calls (NCAA) this spring, all...
Forum: Baseball Tue Oct 30, 2012, 08:54pm
Replies: 112
Views: 6,869
Posted By Carl Childress
Bob P is from San Francisco. The email I have is...

Bob P is from San Francisco. The email I have is not active.

Mr. Lopez wrote me to ask my opinion. Here is my reply:

I stayed out of the thread because a lot of other "Big Dogs" went with the...
Forum: Baseball Sat Oct 06, 2012, 10:14pm
Replies: 104
Views: 7,168
Posted By Carl Childress
The umpire saw this: The infielder drifted back,...

The umpire saw this: The infielder drifted back, turned to face the infield, did the sweep (Stay away !) signal. That's when the umpire must decide.

Now, those runners are not running. The fielder...
Forum: Baseball Mon Aug 06, 2012, 12:44pm
Replies: 141
Views: 6,787
Posted By Carl Childress
Excuse me. My mistake. I thought you could read. ...

Excuse me. My mistake. I thought you could read.

1. I gave two citations from a "published book," the mechanics manuial used by all Texas high school umpires. Here's another, from the National...
Forum: Baseball Sun Aug 05, 2012, 09:46pm
Replies: 141
Views: 6,787
Posted By Carl Childress
I take it you don't have the BRD else you would...

I take it you don't have the BRD else you would have saved yourself some time.

Here's a passage from Section 283:

✻Play 132-283: Game 2, ALCS, 1998, Cleveland v New York. Pinch runner Enrique...
Forum: Baseball Sun Aug 05, 2012, 03:51pm
Replies: 141
Views: 6,787
Posted By Carl Childress
I've read the full thread. At the risk of...

I've read the full thread. At the risk of offensing some people, there's a great deal of misinformation in these posts. Running lane rules are essentially the same everywhere.

1. It's always the...
Forum: Baseball Fri Aug 03, 2012, 12:43pm
Replies: 1
Views: 616
Posted By Carl Childress
Hot link to Amazon for 151 Ways to Ruin....

Click here (http://www.amazon.com/dp/B008S63HJY) to purchase or borrow the Kindke version of 151 Ways to Ruin a Baseball Game.

$8.99 to own it, lending: nothing, as I understand it.;
Forum: Baseball Thu Aug 02, 2012, 05:51pm
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By Carl Childress
Sorry to disappoint. I wouldn't waste the words....

Sorry to disappoint. I wouldn't waste the words. But one must admit, he is the darling of QuesTek - or whatever it's called now.
Forum: Baseball Thu Aug 02, 2012, 09:32am
Replies: 6
Views: 949
Posted By Carl Childress
Coincidence: My copies came yesterdeay. As the...

Coincidence: My copies came yesterdeay. As the author, I pay a little less since my royalty is not included.

Thanks for being a loyal "student."
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