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Forum: Baseball Tue Jun 14, 2005, 04:18am
Replies: 65
Views: 5,454
Posted By Bfair
Re: We're not talking about results here!

[QUOTE]Originally posted by David B
[B]

You mentioned in your earlier post, David, that F1 had 2 previous pitches where he apparently did not come to a good stop...........

Sounds like the...
Forum: Baseball Tue Jun 14, 2005, 03:56am
Replies: 65
Views: 5,454
Posted By Bfair
I believe you are incorrect. Officials would...

I believe you are incorrect.
Officials would make that call if it had potential impact within the game.

My same example but the runner breaks toward the left sideline............and the holding...
Forum: Baseball Tue Jun 14, 2005, 03:50am
Replies: 65
Views: 5,454
Posted By Bfair
Hmmmm........sounds like there was potential of...

Hmmmm........sounds like there was potential of an advantage to be gained over a possibility of R1 stealing.......

In the game under discussion, there's little chance R3 was stealing home or R1...
Forum: Baseball Mon Jun 13, 2005, 12:05pm
Replies: 65
Views: 5,454
Posted By Bfair
I'm projecting my speculation about how the call...

I'm projecting my speculation about how the call may have been viewed.
Perhaps I'm wrong......it wouldn't be a first.

I'm interested in learning more about the call he earlier praised and used on...
Forum: Baseball Mon Jun 13, 2005, 10:55am
Replies: 65
Views: 5,454
Posted By Bfair
So here we are in the NFL with 2 seconds left in...

So here we are in the NFL with 2 seconds left in the game and the offense trailing by 5 with the ball at the 15 yard line. Wideout is split wide left with the defender ready to block his release off...
Forum: Baseball Wed Jun 08, 2005, 03:13pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,061
Posted By Bfair
Re: What about this sitch though...

In your sitch the ball did not go directly from the bat to the catcher's glove or hand---it went to his chest protector.

Ruling: Foul ball

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Forum: Baseball Wed Jun 08, 2005, 02:54pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,263
Posted By Bfair
MLB guidelines reference the 3-1 pickoff move...

MLB guidelines reference the 3-1 pickoff move showing the pitcher needs to break contact with the rubber if he makes a seondary move back to 1B. I believe it's merely an example indicating that the...
Forum: Baseball Wed Jun 08, 2005, 02:47pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,106
Posted By Bfair
Agreed............... Know the...

Agreed...............

Know the situation......and this is not one that would warrant an intentional HBP. If you're going to err, then err by giving a warning vs. an ejection. If you are certain...
Forum: Baseball Wed Jun 08, 2005, 02:43pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,168
Posted By Bfair
While F1's actions were out of line, these are...

While F1's actions were out of line, these are still big boys.
Address the issue with a warning.
It's unlikely that F1 is making that comment without having first heard something from the opponents...
Forum: Baseball Tue Jun 07, 2005, 03:37pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,856
Posted By Bfair
Re: Carbide

How timely your comments, Tee...............

Last night I worked with an ump I hadn't worked with in a few years. He's good buddies with one of the instructors for Evans. When I heard him...
Forum: Baseball Mon Jun 06, 2005, 08:40am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,653
Posted By Bfair
Good response by Jicone, but something else to...

Good response by Jicone, but something else to consider......

Typically the runner from 1B is following the basepath of the field to 2B.
The fielder has priority in fielding the batted ball. ...
Forum: Baseball Fri Jun 03, 2005, 04:07pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,546
Posted By Bfair
NO......he's not ejected for his second ATTEMPT...

NO......he's not ejected for his second ATTEMPT to visit.
He's ejected for his second visit.

You merely advise the coach that he cannot visit the mound a second time with the same batter at the...
Forum: Baseball Thu Jun 02, 2005, 06:01pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,546
Posted By Bfair
On the contrary.........in OBR if the coach makes...

On the contrary.........in OBR if the coach makes a visit and leaves the pitcher in the game, then he cannot make a second visit to remove him while that same batter is at bat. If he attempts to,...
Forum: Baseball Thu Jun 02, 2005, 06:50am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,058
Posted By Bfair
Re: Re: A little different...

Bob, correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe NCAA once took that position within written rule, but soon after changed back to requiring attempt to avoid. They found too many batters were all too...
Forum: Baseball Thu Jun 02, 2005, 06:36am
Replies: 121
Views: 5,537
Posted By Bfair
No, Dave......I do accept his ruling. I don't...

No, Dave......I do accept his ruling.
I don't like it though, and I think the forum (not the field) is the place to discuss that point---and why I don't like it.

The point is, the Evans ruling...
Forum: Baseball Wed Jun 01, 2005, 12:28pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,848
Posted By Bfair
Depending on level of play, some rules are, at...

Depending on level of play, some rules are, at times, overlooked.
Your ability to understand when advantages are gained through questionable acts will help guide your decisionmaking on what to...
Forum: Baseball Wed Jun 01, 2005, 11:59am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,785
Posted By Bfair
Re: Huh?

As for OUR calling this play where we typically don't have 6 man crews, to call a batted flyball foul that hits the foul pole is a difficult judgment to sell. The umpire has to make this judgment...
Forum: Baseball Wed Jun 01, 2005, 11:42am
Replies: 27
Views: 2,058
Posted By Bfair
Very dependent upon level of play and how obvious...

Very dependent upon level of play and how obvious the action, or lack thereof, is to all---judgment factor. If any doubt exists then award the base. Fastballs typically get awards.

As for the...
Forum: Baseball Wed Jun 01, 2005, 09:11am
Replies: 121
Views: 5,537
Posted By Bfair
Hmmmmm................I wonder how consistent Jim...

Hmmmmm................I wonder how consistent Jim Evans is in his separation of "up" from "back"........

A pitcher from the rubber in the set position needs to step directly to the base he is...
Forum: Baseball Wed Jun 01, 2005, 08:58am
Replies: 121
Views: 5,537
Posted By Bfair
Frankly, Dave, most of the senior umpires that I...

Frankly, Dave, most of the senior umpires that I know and respect from my past times at the boards who commented on this seemed to agree that they thought it would not be a balk including Bob, Garth,...
Forum: Baseball Tue May 31, 2005, 11:44pm
Replies: 121
Views: 5,537
Posted By Bfair
While I'll accept Evans' ruling, I'm truly amazed...

While I'll accept Evans' ruling, I'm truly amazed by it.

I'd compare the situation to one where a pitcher in OBR stands behind the rubber pretending to be positioning the ball in his glove while,...
Forum: Baseball Fri May 27, 2005, 12:46am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,315
Posted By Bfair
Read OBR rule 7.07........... The catcher's...

Read OBR rule 7.07...........
The catcher's action with the advancing runner is illegal.
No attempt by the batter is necessary.
Don't make the batter knock off the catcher's head to call an...
Forum: Baseball Thu May 26, 2005, 11:32pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,678
Posted By Bfair
ROTFLMAO............... Same ole...

ROTFLMAO...............

Same ole Tee........good to see you haven't changed


Freix
Forum: Baseball Thu May 26, 2005, 11:19pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,141
Posted By Bfair
I'd guess that you'd have a protestable situation...

I'd guess that you'd have a protestable situation if the umpire agreed (in writing) that the pitcher was stopping his motion midstream and you followed appropriate protest procedures.

While you...
Forum: Baseball Thu May 26, 2005, 11:07pm
Replies: 31
Views: 1,829
Posted By Bfair
Total agreement that the runner here needs to...

Total agreement that the runner here needs to touch 1B since he has the opportunity to correct his error---even if the miss was intially caused by an obstruction. His unobstructed return attempt to...
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