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Forum: Baseball Thu Aug 29, 2019, 09:38am
Replies: 6
Views: 266
Posted By BSBAL18
NFHS 2 umpire required?

Was doing a high school softball game, and the baseball game on the field over had an umpire not show up. The other umpire refused to do the game by himself (or with the help of a parent) and...
Forum: Baseball Fri Aug 16, 2019, 09:33am
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By BSBAL18
2-Man Umpire System - B-position

Question regarding the B position for a 2-man system.

Just trying to understand clarity from more senior officials. While the book states to be in the "B" position (runner on first only,...
Forum: Baseball Mon Aug 12, 2019, 12:36pm
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By BSBAL18
Thanks @LRZ... illegal pitch with runners on is...

Thanks @LRZ... illegal pitch with runners on is a balk,,, duh, i think i was just trying to think too much...
Forum: Baseball Mon Aug 12, 2019, 12:20pm
Replies: 3
Views: 199
Posted By BSBAL18
Coach going onto field before time given

Im sure the replies to this would be "don't be a dick", but a play may very well happen, so i wanted to get opinions.

On a base-on-balls, most coaches know the rule to 1) ask for time and dont go...
Forum: Baseball Mon Aug 12, 2019, 11:57am
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By BSBAL18
Illegal Pitch

Running on 1 and 3. Bunt situation. F3 is holding the runner on, and on the pitch sprints towards home plate, however he runs on the foul-side of the 1st base line with BOTH feet. I call an...
Forum: Baseball Mon Jul 22, 2019, 12:01pm
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By BSBAL18
https://www.mlb.com/mariners/news/after-mcclendon-...

https://www.mlb.com/mariners/news/after-mcclendon-inquires-call-overturned/c-69117952
Forum: Baseball Wed Jul 17, 2019, 12:52pm
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By BSBAL18
Website for Uploads?

I have a .PDF version of the 2018 NFHS rulebook, and many people i have read are looking for electronic copies of it every year. Does anyone know where they allow uploads of documents so that I could...
Forum: Baseball Tue Jul 02, 2019, 06:21pm
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By BSBAL18
Thanks for the information. I, as PU, do watch...

Thanks for the information. I, as PU, do watch the play at second, but then turn for first to watch the 1B foot stay on the bag or a high throw with a possible tag. It’s good to know in my OP that...
Forum: Baseball Mon Jul 01, 2019, 04:30pm
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By BSBAL18
Runner required to “get out of way” DP?

R1 running to second on a 6-4-3 DP. Once R1 is out, is he “required” to peel away or get out of the way of the fielder making a throw to first?

Coach complained to my base Ump that the runner was...
Forum: Baseball Tue May 14, 2019, 10:14am
Replies: 1
Views: 244
Posted By BSBAL18
Overthrow on tag up

0 out, runner on 1 and 3.

Fly ball catch, upon returning the 3rd, the centerfielder throws the ball into the dugout BEFORE the runner returned to the bag.

I know the runner gets one base for...
Forum: Baseball Fri Apr 26, 2019, 02:51pm
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By BSBAL18
Balk? Windup Hands separate

NFS:

RH pitcher in "standard" windup initial position. RH inside glove. Starts standard pitching motion and removes only hand from glove (separates) and then returns the free hand back into the...
Forum: Baseball Sat Apr 20, 2019, 04:25pm
Replies: 5
Views: 306
Posted By BSBAL18
Gear? Chest Protector

so i have used a very thin/lightweight chest protector for years. And usually i just umpire 10u so it's not terribly bad. Lately i have been umpiring more Legion and High school games, and the...
Forum: Baseball Wed Apr 17, 2019, 12:01pm
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By BSBAL18
Batter must verbally call time?

Had this come up. As i am pretty "relaxed" with 13u games, the coach did complain regarding the opposing batter coming to the plate and just putting his hand up towards me for time, but never "asked...
Forum: Baseball Wed Apr 03, 2019, 11:09am
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By BSBAL18
The purpose of the "Delayed dead ball" is to...

The purpose of the "Delayed dead ball" is to allow other scenarios to play. In a dead-ball scenario, all play is stopped and the umpire enforces whatever rule is needed with returning runners to a...
Forum: Baseball Thu Mar 21, 2019, 05:17pm
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By BSBAL18
Batter Interference NFHS

IN the case book, quote
"With R1 on third, R2 on first an no outs, R2 attempts to steal 2nd base. The pitch is strike 3 on the batter, however during F2 attempt to throw out R2, the batter...
Forum: Baseball Sun Jun 17, 2018, 07:45pm
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By BSBAL18
so for NFHS, i found this "A force-out is a...

so for NFHS, i found this

"A force-out is a putout during which a runner who is being forced to advance
is tagged out, or is put out by a fielder who holds the ball while touching the base toward...
Forum: Baseball Sun Jun 17, 2018, 02:20pm
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By BSBAL18
Yes, sorry, the fielder dropped the ball upon...

Yes, sorry, the fielder dropped the ball upon colliding with the runner, however the base umpire said the collision happened after the fielder made contact with first base (very quickly, but still...
Forum: Baseball Sun Jun 17, 2018, 08:39am
Replies: 1
Views: 378
Posted By BSBAL18
BAT contacting plate during swing

NFHS:

0-2 count.

Low pitch, batter swings downward, bat hits the plate and the ball, ball is foul. I call foul ball, but the coach screams (literally) that the bat hit the plate and the...
Forum: Baseball Sun Jun 17, 2018, 08:35am
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By BSBAL18
Collision at first

NFHS: 2 out. F4 and BR collide at first at the same time, however it is a force out, so once F4 touches the bag, the runner is out, correct? Regardless if there is a collision, F4 had control at...
Forum: Baseball Tue May 29, 2018, 02:44pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,156
Posted By BSBAL18
If the pitcher HESITATED because of the batter...

If the pitcher HESITATED because of the batter holding up his hands, that could cause his rhythm to be out of place and he throws one down the middle instead of high (example). So yes, if i think...
Forum: Baseball Thu May 24, 2018, 11:51am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,156
Posted By BSBAL18
My only issue with some of these threads "calling...

My only issue with some of these threads "calling it how it is", is after the play is done, the coach comes out and cites the rule book. "It clearly states here that a strike is to be called". So...
Forum: Baseball Tue May 22, 2018, 10:08am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,156
Posted By BSBAL18
This is similar to my post, where i was clearly...

This is similar to my post, where i was clearly marked "wrong" for calling a strike, however MY issue was the pitcher had released the ball....... so slightly different


...
Forum: Baseball Wed May 16, 2018, 09:43am
Replies: 5
Views: 578
Posted By BSBAL18
Naia

Check out this link. It looks to me that a rotation was on where PU was going to 3rd, but is he out of position and hence the collision? Or was this just bad luck?

I Dont work many (if any) 3+...
Forum: Baseball Sat May 12, 2018, 09:39pm
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By BSBAL18
Honestly I didn’t know what to say. He kept...

Honestly I didn’t know what to say. He kept hounding me about it being ridiculous to allow a after break and all I could think to say was “I made a judegement that his health was being affecting and...
Forum: Baseball Sat May 12, 2018, 08:57pm
Replies: 10
Views: 700
Posted By BSBAL18
Question Water break?

3rd inning. Pitcher has been going long time in the 90 degree heat (probably 40 pitches in one half inning). He calls time and asks for water from dugout. I allow it. he takes 2 drinks and gets...
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