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Forum: Baseball Mon Jul 17, 2006, 12:02pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,041
Posted By akalsey
My common response to a batter complaining a...

My common response to a batter complaining a pitch is too high after he crouchs down on the borderline high pitch...

"If you duck, I've got to guess where the top of the zone is. And I'm not a...
Forum: Baseball Mon Jul 17, 2006, 11:51am
Replies: 10
Views: 2,354
Posted By akalsey
Sure, but since he's working a game shortly,...

Sure, but since he's working a game shortly, chances are ordering a book online and studying it before the game is out of the question. I'd rather have an online material that's slightly odd in...
Forum: Baseball Sun Jul 16, 2006, 04:00pm
Replies: 10
Views: 2,354
Posted By akalsey
Take a look at the Legion umpire manual. The last...

Take a look at the Legion umpire manual. The last 40 pages or so contain a mechanics primer with each situation shown ina useful diagram.

Go to...
Forum: Baseball Wed Jun 14, 2006, 03:32pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,554
Posted By akalsey
He was making fun of your butchering of the...

He was making fun of your butchering of the English language. Last season I objected to a lot of players, but I only ejected two.
Forum: Baseball Tue Jun 13, 2006, 03:40pm
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By akalsey
A bunt requires intent, and intent requires the...

A bunt requires intent, and intent requires the judgement of an umpire. If a batter holds his bat still over the plate, in the zone and a ball makes contact with it, I've got intent. If the batter...
Forum: Baseball Mon Jun 12, 2006, 07:15pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,198
Posted By akalsey
I think it's great advice. I have a few other...

I think it's great advice. I have a few other suggestions, too.

After an inning or two, make sure you let the ump know what you think of his strike zone. Since we're all always looking to improve,...
Forum: Baseball Mon Jun 12, 2006, 09:55am
Replies: 49
Views: 3,074
Posted By akalsey
Cool men wear black

Hmmmm. Time for a re-post.

This is from July 2004 at http://forum.officiating.com/showpost.php?p=157911&postcount=27

Bedouins use black tents because they make a natural heat pump. The weave of...
Forum: Baseball Sun Jun 11, 2006, 12:03pm
Replies: 12
Views: 910
Posted By akalsey
Depends on which player you're talking about,...

Depends on which player you're talking about, where they're at, and why the ball hit them.

If a offensive player is hit with a batted ball in fair territory, he's out and the ball is dead. Unless...
Forum: Baseball Wed Jun 07, 2006, 03:48pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By akalsey
Davis

The Davis-Wilson guards have only two straps. They're quite light and comfortable. Although I was concerned that they wouldn't bend right and would slide around on me, they work very well.
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Forum: Baseball Sat Jun 11, 2005, 12:47am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,039
Posted By akalsey
Little League?

Since this is kid ball and you refer to "board members", I'll take a wild guess that what you're talking about Little League baseball.

Under Little League rules anyone ejected is subject to a...
Forum: Baseball Mon Jun 06, 2005, 10:22pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,993
Posted By akalsey
I second (or is that third?) the vote for the New...

I second (or is that third?) the vote for the New View. It weighs next to nothing, I can see like I'm wearing a mask, and I've take two foul balls off it without any damage (to me or the mask).
Forum: Baseball Mon Jun 06, 2005, 07:06pm
Replies: 42
Views: 3,227
Posted By akalsey
Personal Profane Persistant

Personal
Profane
Persistant
Forum: Baseball Fri Jun 03, 2005, 03:31pm
Replies: 13
Views: 2,103
Posted By akalsey
This was discussed ad nauseum in another thread....

This was discussed ad nauseum in another thread. Most experienced umps said something to the effect of "why the heck would you need to?" Do you really need to remind your partner that there's a...
Forum: Baseball Thu Jun 02, 2005, 12:37am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,863
Posted By akalsey
Rich posted this ruling from the MLBUM a few...

Rich posted this ruling from the MLBUM a few posts up.
Forum: Baseball Tue May 31, 2005, 04:49pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,045
Posted By akalsey
6.02b is there to prevent the batter from...

6.02b is there to prevent the batter from stepping out of the box as the pitcher starts his pitch. It doesn't mean that a bater must remain in the box until he is put out or reaches base.

This has...
Forum: Baseball Tue May 31, 2005, 04:45pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,208
Posted By akalsey
As Coach says, removal of the bat is the correct...

As Coach says, removal of the bat is the correct OBR penalty. I suggested ejections for further violations because in my experience using an illegal bat once is often the result of a mistake, but...
Forum: Baseball Tue May 31, 2005, 04:01pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,208
Posted By akalsey
If the umpires didn't notice and no one...

If the umpires didn't notice and no one complained his first AB, then how does anyone know that he used it the first time? This sounds a bit odd.

There's no rule in OBR that says a bat not meeting...
Forum: Baseball Tue May 31, 2005, 12:45pm
Replies: 22
Views: 2,659
Posted By akalsey
OBR doesn't specifically cover this. The...

OBR doesn't specifically cover this. The definition of a fair ball says that it's fair if passes out of the playing field while over fair territory, but there's no corollary for a foul ball. The...
Forum: Baseball Tue May 31, 2005, 12:18pm
Replies: 42
Views: 3,227
Posted By akalsey
In my area the youth leagues are all non-profits....

In my area the youth leagues are all non-profits. The kids are there learning baseball instead of sitting on the couch -- or worse. So volunteer my time (and money since I own all pro-level gear) to...
Forum: Baseball Mon May 30, 2005, 07:58pm
Replies: 42
Views: 3,227
Posted By akalsey
Agreed. As I stated at the beginning of the...

Agreed. As I stated at the beginning of the thread, I know I should have dumped him. What I was struggling with was exactly how to do so. It's obvious that this coach has perfected the art of playing...
Forum: Baseball Sat May 28, 2005, 07:15pm
Replies: 42
Views: 3,227
Posted By akalsey
The ejection after the game came within 15...

The ejection after the game came within 15 seconds of the final out. I called the out at second base from the area behind the mound (I was by myself so I had hustled out there) and had taken 4-5...
Forum: Baseball Sat May 28, 2005, 04:54pm
Replies: 42
Views: 3,227
Posted By akalsey
Garth, how do you eject someone who's walking...

Garth, how do you eject someone who's walking away, making quiet barbs out of earshot of everyone else, and generally being a model citizen in public while jabbing daggers at you in private? I don't...
Forum: Baseball Sat May 28, 2005, 03:52pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,703
Posted By akalsey
Dave, that's a great chart. I stepped into the...

Dave, that's a great chart. I stepped into the vacant UIC position for my kids little league earlier this year, and I'll be handing this to all my umps.

Another rule you may want to call out...
Forum: Baseball Sat May 28, 2005, 03:44pm
Replies: 39
Views: 3,703
Posted By akalsey
You have 9 players on the field and 2 players on...

You have 9 players on the field and 2 players on the bench that are ineligible for some reason (they've already been in, their sub hasn't met minimum play reqs, whatever). One of your players on the...
Forum: Baseball Sat May 28, 2005, 02:01pm
Replies: 42
Views: 3,227
Posted By akalsey
After last night's game I'm considering...

After last night's game I'm considering subscribing to the frequent ejection theory of game management. The two teams (12YO OBR) were in first and second place, and a win by the first place team...
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