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Forum: Basketball Tue Dec 14, 2010, 02:06pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,400
Posted By DownTownTonyBrown
There is nothing in the Mechanics Manual about...

There is nothing in the Mechanics Manual about not bouncing the ball in the backcourt - including on the end line.

3.2.2.A.8 specifically says " When administering throw-ins on the frontcourt end...
Forum: Basketball Mon Nov 29, 2010, 01:04pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,785
Posted By DownTownTonyBrown
Well you boys must have better operating crystal...

Well you boys must have better operating crystal balls than mine.

It doesn't change the intended meaning. Agreed.

I feel what I suggested does clarify that meaning.

But don't get your...
Forum: Basketball Mon Nov 29, 2010, 12:34pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,785
Posted By DownTownTonyBrown
Scrapper and others ... Rule 5-8-3a says...

Scrapper and others ...

Rule 5-8-3a says specifically:
Grant's a player's/head coach's oral or visual request for a time-out, such request being granted only when:
a. The ball is in control or...
Forum: Basketball Mon Nov 29, 2010, 11:31am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,785
Posted By DownTownTonyBrown
Team Control timeout request

If you have officiated very long, this has likely happened to you:

Team A has the ball, A1 becomes trapped ... one second, two seconds, A1 still is trapped, three seconds, four seconds, A1...
Forum: Baseball Mon Apr 05, 2010, 01:25pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,210
Posted By DownTownTonyBrown
I think if you check the full context of your...

I think if you check the full context of your first Wendelstedt quote you will find that he is talking about a fly ball in FAIR territory - not foul.

There is no way to put a batter on base when...
Forum: Baseball Wed Mar 31, 2010, 02:08pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,740
Posted By DownTownTonyBrown
Wink Not sure what type/style of line-up cards...

Not sure what type/style of line-up cards everyone is used to seeing ... I have seen several styles but lately have not seen any with unnumbered spots below.

In general, the first nine lines on...
Forum: Softball Mon May 12, 2008, 10:18pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,229
Posted By DownTownTonyBrown
Baseball and softball for many years. TIME works...

Baseball and softball for many years. TIME works well for both. The important thing is not to call FOUL BALL because you haven't decided whether the batter was still in the box or not.
Forum: Baseball Mon May 12, 2008, 10:14pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,388
Posted By DownTownTonyBrown
Absolutely right! Same as missing 1st before...

Absolutely right!

Same as missing 1st before the ball arrives. Runner is safe until appealed.

With only a slight extention, runner misses second on his way to 3rd is considered to have touched...
Forum: Basketball Mon May 12, 2008, 12:00am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,602
Posted By DownTownTonyBrown
Rexburg camp

I believe the camp in Rexburg is May 30-31. Contact Doug Hymas the organizer 208-339-2423 for information. Rexburg is 5 hours drive from Boise.
Forum: Baseball Sun May 11, 2008, 11:53pm
Replies: 11
Views: 2,586
Posted By DownTownTonyBrown
Me thinks Foul Tip

I'm with Stripes. After over 25 years of officiating, I don't think I have ever seen a pitched baseball that a batter hit such that it went to a barely perceptible height and could be caught on a...
Forum: Softball Sun May 11, 2008, 10:32pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,229
Posted By DownTownTonyBrown
Plate umpire's call

It's been quite some time since I've visited the forums let alone posted a response.

There will be some here that recognise my user name and respectible experience.

The base umpire is allowed...
Forum: Basketball Tue Dec 19, 2006, 05:53pm
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By DownTownTonyBrown
Ahhh, the humility. So according to 4-24-6,...

Ahhh, the humility.

So according to 4-24-6, this post player's actions were illegal and I should have called a foul on him. 10-6-1 also reinforces this - "A player shall not: hold, push, charge,...
Forum: Basketball Tue Dec 19, 2006, 05:20pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,511
Posted By DownTownTonyBrown
Substitute initiates the contact

So... after reading 7.1.1A

what would we call if we felt the incoming substitute initiated the contact from OOB?

Say the substitute thinks the dribbler is going to fall into him and the sub...
Forum: Basketball Tue Dec 19, 2006, 05:01pm
Replies: 6
Views: 608
Posted By DownTownTonyBrown
How Much Space?

How much space can a player legally occupy?

I'm not talking about big/large players but rather physically extending arms and legs.

I was involved in a game where an offensive post player took a...
Forum: Basketball Tue Dec 19, 2006, 04:23pm
Replies: 35
Views: 3,002
Posted By DownTownTonyBrown
I have not thoroughly read everyone's comments...

I have not thoroughly read everyone's comments ... perhaps I'm a little over anxious to enter the discussion.

In the original post I had the feeling that the defender jumped toward the shooter and...
Forum: Basketball Sun Dec 10, 2006, 02:12am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,371
Posted By DownTownTonyBrown
Htbt

This may be a Had To Be There situation.

I also don't like the idea of forging a return to the forum after a several month hiatus and disagreeing with you twice in one day ... maybe I should wait...
Forum: Basketball Sun Dec 10, 2006, 01:56am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,227
Posted By DownTownTonyBrown
You would likely find me ROFLMAO.... I think your...

You would likely find me ROFLMAO.... I think your scenario is a bit of a stretch.

As an official you have a responsibility to administer the throw-in to the correct team. You would enforce that...
Forum: Basketball Sat Dec 09, 2006, 11:59pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,239
Posted By DownTownTonyBrown
My understanding of sentence structure would say...

My understanding of sentence structure would say that the red letters do NOT apply to the shooter - only those in marked lane spaces. Therefore, a fake by the shooter is an immediate violation...
Forum: Basketball Sat Dec 09, 2006, 11:44pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,191
Posted By DownTownTonyBrown
Alive and well

Many appologies, Juulie (bowing and twirling my right hand in that mid-eastern way of the carpet rolling out).

I have been absent for quite some time (less than a year but several months). The...
Forum: Basketball Sat Dec 09, 2006, 09:12pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,191
Posted By DownTownTonyBrown
Solid collision with unseen screen

I was just watching the Georgia Tech / Vanderbuilt game on TV.

Guard is bring the ball down the court. About the division line the defender runs solidly into a screener. Defender gets bopped in...
Forum: Basketball Sat Dec 09, 2006, 08:49pm
Replies: 29
Views: 1,644
Posted By DownTownTonyBrown
That is the ultimate in camouflage!!! Hopefully...

That is the ultimate in camouflage!!! Hopefully he congratulated them for doing such a great job of maintaining their cover.:D
Forum: Basketball Sat Dec 09, 2006, 08:39pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,467
Posted By DownTownTonyBrown
Shaken ... not stirred

Someone mentioned that is surely affects the outcome of the shot.

Perhaps. The rim may move back and forth an inch or so but not much.

Occasionally, though, I think you could be right... a shot...
Forum: Basketball Sat Dec 09, 2006, 08:28pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,227
Posted By DownTownTonyBrown
Calling a violation could make you a popular official

So.... (Nevada, particularly)

If you have already issued the first, and only, warning, now you're going to assess Team B with a Technical foul???!!!

That should make Team A pretty happy ......
Forum: Basketball Mon Oct 16, 2006, 02:22pm
Replies: 51
Views: 3,315
Posted By DownTownTonyBrown
NFHS Rules Interpretations - Interntional Foul on the Offense

Sorry if you have already discussed this stuff... I haven't been on the site for awhile.

The NFHS Points of Emphasis... http://www.nfhs.org/web/2006/05/200607_basketball_points_of_emphasis.aspx
...
Forum: Baseball Tue Jun 27, 2006, 11:46pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,083
Posted By DownTownTonyBrown
You can go back and edit your message... remove...

You can go back and edit your message... remove the name or #### it out. Might be a good idea. This stuff does become a rather permanent record.
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