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Forum: Baseball Thu Sep 08, 2016, 11:28am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,307
Posted By UMP25
The game's not gonna be the same without ya, Bob....

The game's not gonna be the same without ya, Bob. I for one will miss you on the field.
Forum: Baseball Wed Jul 20, 2016, 08:39am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,307
Posted By UMP25
Bob's trying to be incognito, RP.

Bob's trying to be incognito, RP.
Forum: Baseball Sun Mar 15, 2015, 05:20pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,260
Posted By UMP25
Indeed. I started the first weekend of Feb. :D

Indeed. I started the first weekend of Feb. :D
Forum: Baseball Fri Aug 22, 2014, 08:06am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,201
Posted By UMP25
Regardless of what happened on this play, it is...

Regardless of what happened on this play, it is my personal and professional opinion that Bob Davidson should not be allowed anywhere on a professional baseball field. He is a terrible umpire.
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Forum: Baseball Fri Aug 22, 2014, 08:02am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,135
Posted By UMP25
But they often are, much to my happiness. A...

But they often are, much to my happiness. A summer collegiate league I assign utilizes OBR with a couple exceptions (10-run rule; NCAA FPSR; collision rule). Yet another I work also utilizes OBR. Up...
Forum: Baseball Thu Oct 17, 2013, 10:01am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,272
Posted By UMP25
If it makes sense, then it probably won't happen,...

If it makes sense, then it probably won't happen, John. :p

I do agree that your suggestion, or a similar one where there's an in-house reviewer like the NFL's booth reviews, would be better than...
Forum: Baseball Tue Oct 15, 2013, 11:36am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,272
Posted By UMP25
From what one of my friends in MLB has told me,...

From what one of my friends in MLB has told me, MLB is seriously considering employing a 5-man crew in the near future, with the 5th man either being a replay booth official, or rotating in and out...
Forum: Baseball Thu Aug 15, 2013, 06:05pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,265
Posted By UMP25
According to a little birdie whom I asked, an...

According to a little birdie whom I asked, an attempt to circumvent this trip rule by doing as the OP described would be considered a trip. Just sayin'.
Forum: Baseball Thu Aug 15, 2013, 06:03pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,991
Posted By UMP25
Which is perfectly legal in OBR, provided said...

Which is perfectly legal in OBR, provided said foot is still in the box.

I make this call once or twice per year. This year I've called it only once--in a summer collegiate league game down here...
Forum: Baseball Thu Aug 15, 2013, 05:52pm
Replies: 52
Views: 3,979
Posted By UMP25
I like this article's...

I like this article's (http://mlb.si.com/2013/08/15/expanded-instant-replay-necessary-but-challenge-system-is-the-wrong-move/?xid=nl_siextra) take on it.

Why not have a 5th umpiring crew member at...
Forum: Baseball Tue Jul 09, 2013, 09:33pm
Replies: 38
Views: 7,356
Posted By UMP25
Yes, but for a different reason--they're Rangers...

Yes, but for a different reason--they're Rangers fans. :p
Forum: Baseball Tue Jul 09, 2013, 09:15pm
Replies: 38
Views: 7,356
Posted By UMP25
Anyone stupid enough to be still sitting in the...

Anyone stupid enough to be still sitting in the stands while lightning is nearby deserves to be zapped.
Forum: Baseball Tue Jul 09, 2013, 01:15pm
Replies: 38
Views: 7,356
Posted By UMP25
Do what Lee Trevino once said--stand out in the...

Do what Lee Trevino once said--stand out in the open holding up a 1-iron, because even God can't hit a 1-iron! :D
Forum: Baseball Tue Jul 09, 2013, 01:04pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,593
Posted By UMP25
Let's just wear red! :D

Let's just wear red! :D
Forum: Baseball Tue Jul 09, 2013, 01:03pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,536
Posted By UMP25
I've got the 2013 rule book at home, Bob. I can...

I've got the 2013 rule book at home, Bob. I can look it up and Email you the details.

Seeya this weekend in the state tournament! :p
Forum: Baseball Sat Jun 08, 2013, 01:18am
Replies: 31
Views: 4,971
Posted By UMP25
What about blue pen left ball bag, Bob? Or black...

What about blue pen left ball bag, Bob? Or black pen, blue ball bag, right ball bag? Or blue pen gray ball bag, left ball bag? :eek:

I'm confused. :confused::confused::confused:
Forum: Baseball Fri Jun 07, 2013, 02:13pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,971
Posted By UMP25
That's why I use that type of pen. It's kind of a...

That's why I use that type of pen. It's kind of a flexible, rubber like material, so when I did take a ball right to it, it didn't smash and spew ink all over.

I used to put my lineup cards in my...
Forum: Baseball Fri Jun 07, 2013, 01:23pm
Replies: 31
Views: 4,971
Posted By UMP25
OK, so here's a question while we're on this...

OK, so here's a question while we're on this topic--what type of writing instrument do you use with your lineup cards? I used to use a golf pencil, then one of those itty bitty bullet pencils, but...
Forum: Baseball Wed Jun 05, 2013, 04:33pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,249
Posted By UMP25
Perhaps he was trying to mean that when a...

Perhaps he was trying to mean that when a batter-runner reaches or passes first base BEFORE a wild throw is made, then the award is TOT, even if the throw is the first play by an infielder. Of...
Forum: Baseball Wed Jun 05, 2013, 03:44pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,249
Posted By UMP25
This is true. :)

This is true. :)
Forum: Baseball Wed Jun 05, 2013, 03:29pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,249
Posted By UMP25
I'm still trying to decipher exactly what he...

I'm still trying to decipher exactly what he said. :confused:
Forum: Baseball Wed Jun 05, 2013, 03:23pm
Replies: 23
Views: 2,249
Posted By UMP25
Huh? My explanation above was accurate and...

Huh?

My explanation above was accurate and correct. I don't know why you have to make things so confusing with this "first play has not ended" comment. That's unnecessary and incorrect.
Forum: Baseball Tue May 28, 2013, 12:38am
Replies: 42
Views: 3,386
Posted By UMP25
You didn't expect FED to be the same, now, did...

You didn't expect FED to be the same, now, did you? ;)




If you cannot understand why it's a force out, then you have more problems than you think. I'd suggest you first go back and touch up...
Forum: Baseball Tue May 28, 2013, 12:33am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,715
Posted By UMP25
Talking Just when you think you've seen it all on an amateur ball field...

...along comes this weird incident, which occurred last Thursday night, May 23rd, in a 10U Little League game my association assigns. One of our younger umpires, who is the son of one of our top...
Forum: Baseball Tue May 28, 2013, 12:28am
Replies: 23
Views: 2,249
Posted By UMP25
DG is correct, which means in your play above, it...

DG is correct, which means in your play above, it is a time of throw award. R1 to home and the BR to second (unless, for some rare reason he reached first before the throw was released--admittedly...
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