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Forum: Football Fri Oct 05, 2007, 10:15am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,283
Posted By Don Mueller
It may be "interesting" to you but if true makes...

It may be "interesting" to you but if true makes perfect sense. They have less exposure to the game. By coming to this board they are being proactive and making an effort to learn.



I don't...
Forum: Baseball Tue Sep 25, 2007, 03:55pm
Replies: 85
Views: 5,177
Posted By Don Mueller
Would it be alright for Bartolo Colon to attack?

Would it be alright for Bartolo Colon to attack?
Forum: Baseball Thu Aug 30, 2007, 03:46pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,952
Posted By Don Mueller
Steven, How can someone get hit intentionally...

Steven,
How can someone get hit intentionally and unknowingly at the same time?
Forum: Football Fri Aug 24, 2007, 01:41pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,872
Posted By Don Mueller
I'm with you, but since when is a receiver NOT a...

I'm with you, but since when is a receiver NOT a potential blocker?
Forum: Football Fri Aug 24, 2007, 01:33pm
Replies: 41
Views: 2,465
Posted By Don Mueller
You truly are Jurassic:D Back in the day when...

You truly are Jurassic:D
Back in the day when unions had a purpose crossing a picket line meant something. It's a brave new world

I would have no problem doing these games. I'm an arbiter of...
Forum: Football Fri Aug 24, 2007, 12:56pm
Replies: 41
Views: 2,465
Posted By Don Mueller
Is this the first time ever that this league did...

Is this the first time ever that this league did not support the officials or fudged on one of their policies?

In my neck of the woods, if an association doesn't approve of league actions they...
Forum: Baseball Fri Aug 17, 2007, 11:08am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,940
Posted By Don Mueller
Just noting my approval to what looks like a...

Just noting my approval to what looks like a trend away from the phantom tag and neighborhood play at the MLB level.
Nothing to get excited about. My approval of the trend has no bearing on your...
Forum: Baseball Fri Aug 17, 2007, 10:55am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,940
Posted By Don Mueller
I have to say I'm very confused. If my...

I have to say I'm very confused.
If my assumption is wrong it means we are in agreement, that would not be good for you. But if my assumption is correct why would you even be bringing it up?
1....
Forum: Baseball Thu Aug 16, 2007, 06:07pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,940
Posted By Don Mueller
Originally Posted by Don Mueller And why...

Originally Posted by Don Mueller
And why praytell would you make a call contrary to what you saw?
That indeed would be a smittyism

Your response


My OP very similar. Reds F4 receives ball...
Forum: Baseball Thu Aug 16, 2007, 03:08pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,940
Posted By Don Mueller
Excellent! Attitudes are already changing.

Excellent! Attitudes are already changing.
Forum: Baseball Thu Aug 16, 2007, 01:44pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,940
Posted By Don Mueller
When the obvious call isn't the right call

Another example last night of MLB umps making the right call instead of the obvious call.

Reds/Cubs game last night, bottom 2. Throw beats Fox to second by at least 6 feet. F4 makes the obligatory...
Forum: Baseball Tue Aug 14, 2007, 05:37pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,540
Posted By Don Mueller
I'm sure you meant "prevaricator" But since I'm...

I'm sure you meant "prevaricator"
But since I'm undoubtedly one of the 6, you'll miss my wannabe attempt at clueless educating.
Forum: Baseball Tue Aug 14, 2007, 02:14pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,616
Posted By Don Mueller
I don't remember saying it looks dumb, in fact...

I don't remember saying it looks dumb, in fact looks has nothing to do with it. Doing paperwork during live ball action can only lead to problems. It's a practical issue. Much like brushing the base...
Forum: Baseball Tue Aug 14, 2007, 10:32am
Replies: 39
Views: 3,616
Posted By Don Mueller
As distasteful as brushing a bag between innings...

As distasteful as brushing a bag between innings may be to you, it does not equate to the possible problems created by doing paperwork during live ball action.
I agree that both violate the...
Forum: Baseball Mon Aug 13, 2007, 02:02pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,616
Posted By Don Mueller
Ergo all MLB umps have perfect mechanics, perfect...

Ergo all MLB umps have perfect mechanics, perfect judgement, perfect discernment and are therefore worthy of emulation in everything they do.




If it's the right thing to do then no confession...
Forum: Baseball Fri Aug 10, 2007, 10:53am
Replies: 39
Views: 3,616
Posted By Don Mueller
It's not a BIG deal. It is 1. A method...

It's not a BIG deal.

It is

1. A method of game administration that no one teaches or endorses
2. A method of game administration that any evaluator would make a critical comment on.
3. A...
Forum: Baseball Thu Aug 09, 2007, 01:28pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,616
Posted By Don Mueller
Pointing out unusual behavior that is improper is...

Pointing out unusual behavior that is improper is neither crucifying or carniverous.
Is Angel your little brother or what?

(Edited to help SDS understand toungue in cheek comment)


Because...
Forum: Baseball Thu Aug 09, 2007, 12:44pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,616
Posted By Don Mueller
Not a big deal. You minimized it when Tuss...

Not a big deal. You minimized it when Tuss brought it up, I just brought the perspective that it was an unneeded distraction and unprofessional.

If you think holding the card in hand and looking...
Forum: Baseball Wed Aug 08, 2007, 04:40pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,616
Posted By Don Mueller
Some umpires think it's smittyish to look at your...

Some umpires think it's smittyish to look at your indicator more than once an inning. He (according to the OP) looked at a lineup card twice in one batter.

1. It seems odd that he would be holding...
Forum: Baseball Mon Aug 06, 2007, 01:46pm
Replies: 74
Views: 4,265
Posted By Don Mueller
Pete, I didn't mean to get off track, the sitch...

Pete,
I didn't mean to get off track, the sitch I proposed was only to show that at times we all look for a desired outcome and at times it affects our call.
If everyone is insightful enough to...
Forum: Baseball Mon Aug 06, 2007, 01:26pm
Replies: 74
Views: 4,265
Posted By Don Mueller
My question Your response #52

My question


Your response #52
Forum: Baseball Mon Aug 06, 2007, 12:35pm
Replies: 74
Views: 4,265
Posted By Don Mueller
You sure? Have you ever had a batter that's...

You sure?

Have you ever had a batter that's been giving you grief, maybe needs an attitude adjustment and you look a little harder for strikes? Maybe give an extra ball or ball and a half on the...
Forum: Baseball Mon Aug 06, 2007, 11:53am
Replies: 74
Views: 4,265
Posted By Don Mueller
Bob, I appreciate your opinions, knowledge...

Bob,

I appreciate your opinions, knowledge and experience, but I have a small problem here.

In my last question, yes I would strike it for two reasons
1. I like strikes
2. It's the expected...
Forum: Baseball Sun Aug 05, 2007, 01:34pm
Replies: 74
Views: 4,265
Posted By Don Mueller
Question. Obvious sac situation, batter...

Question.

Obvious sac situation, batter squares early, bat across the plate and at the very top of strike zone. F1 delivers, pitch is 1" above the bat and out of the zone, batter makes no offer,...
Forum: Baseball Sun Aug 05, 2007, 09:38am
Replies: 74
Views: 4,265
Posted By Don Mueller
Simply put: It is very difficult to remain...

Simply put:

It is very difficult to remain motionless when squared to bunt.
If there is any movement forward or toward the ball I will strike it.
The benefit of doubt will certainly be in favor...
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