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Forum: Baseball Today, 10:18am
Replies: 2
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Posted By umpjim
Can't video but watched that inning on MLBTV. His...

Can't video but watched that inning on MLBTV. His stretch with no runners has a little stutter step to a final stop that I wouldn't call at any level even with runners. BUT with R1 I had a start stop...
Forum: Baseball Tue Sep 03, 2019, 09:00am
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By umpjim
A "play" on the batted ball means nothing when...

A "play" on the batted ball means nothing when awarding bases on a wild throw.

From the MLBUM: "A play or attempted play is interpreted as a legitimate effort by a defensive player who has...
Forum: Softball Sat Aug 24, 2019, 06:12pm
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By umpjim
No. He is still in limbo.

No. He is still in limbo.
Forum: Baseball Tue Aug 20, 2019, 07:09pm
Replies: 6
Views: 214
Posted By umpjim
Would anyone like to be in deep C for this play...

Would anyone like to be in deep C for this play in 3/4 man?

https://www.facebook.com/chris.gregg.3720/videos/10215221946529405/

In 2 man if you have the mobility you can drift back with the...
Forum: Baseball Sat Aug 17, 2019, 10:32pm
Replies: 12
Views: 295
Posted By umpjim
What rule book? But using any rulebook you messed...

What rule book? But using any rulebook you messed up.
Forum: Softball Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:09pm
Replies: 4
Views: 298
Posted By umpjim
Off topic, new member can't post

I posted this in general but this forum gets more activity.
A new member asked me to bring this to the attention of the site admins. "The Man in Blue" registered and can sign in but can not post. I...
Forum: General / Off-Topic Wed Aug 14, 2019, 12:08pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,039
Posted By umpjim
New Member can't post

A new member asked me to bring this to the attention of the site admins. "The Man in Blue" registered and can sign in but can not post. I also don't see him on the member list. Can anyone help?
Forum: Baseball Sat Apr 27, 2019, 07:05pm
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By umpjim
The ball becomes dead if a fielder steps into the...

The ball becomes dead if a fielder steps into the dugout with one foot or both. It's a recent change to OBR. There is a semantic problem in that it only references doing that after a catch but I...
Forum: Baseball Sat Apr 20, 2019, 11:45am
Replies: 6
Views: 272
Posted By umpjim
When the batter enters the box with his hand up I...

When the batter enters the box with his hand up I usually don't give the pitcher a stop sign unless we have a pitcher who appears to ignore the batter not being ready. Once the batter is established...
Forum: Baseball Mon Mar 18, 2019, 09:05pm
Replies: 7
Views: 531
Posted By umpjim
Facebook has not taken over unless you enjoy...

Facebook has not taken over unless you enjoy debating with clueless posters and can winnow though the way posts and replies separate into forks in the road. Umpire-Empire works for most of us. Rely...
Forum: Wrestling Sun Dec 23, 2018, 11:30am
Replies: 3
Views: 463
Posted By umpjim
Haircut

I'm not a wrestling official. Is there any basis for requiring a haircut:
https://canoe.com/sports/other-sports/this-is-nonsense-olympic-wrestler-slams-high-schoolers-forced-haircut
Forum: Baseball Wed Oct 10, 2018, 05:26pm
Replies: 2
Views: 422
Posted By umpjim
Sometimes a team might try for four outs: ...

Sometimes a team might try for four outs:

https://www.closecallsports.com/2018/07/false-fourth-out-ball-stays-alive-after.html
Forum: Baseball Wed Aug 29, 2018, 06:00pm
Replies: 6
Views: 701
Posted By umpjim
Print this and show him the illustration on the...

Print this and show him the illustration on the left of the last row on page 3:http://www.taso.org/data/rule/baseball/419/TrainingBulletin23-3-2014.pdf
Forum: Softball Mon Aug 20, 2018, 02:41pm
Replies: 6
Views: 628
Posted By umpjim
The baseball codes vary in allowing the catcher...

The baseball codes vary in allowing the catcher to position out of the box. Itís not worth describing the differences as no one should looking to call the violation anyway.
Forum: Baseball Wed Aug 15, 2018, 01:25pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,203
Posted By umpjim
The announcer probably was clueless but he also...

The announcer probably was clueless but he also might have seen Layne kill it almost right away with a live ball.
Forum: Baseball Wed Aug 15, 2018, 01:23pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,203
Posted By umpjim
Because the BR hasn't reached 1B. Double play INT...

Because the BR hasn't reached 1B. Double play INT also has the same effect.

"PENALTY FOR INTERFERENCE: The runner is out
and the ball is dead.
If the umpire declares the batter, batter-runner,...
Forum: Baseball Fri Jul 27, 2018, 09:51am
Replies: 4
Views: 455
Posted By umpjim
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Baseball Thu Jul 26, 2018, 10:33pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,203
Posted By umpjim
I would agree. But the MLB tv that I paid for is...

I would agree. But the MLB tv that I paid for is a little unclear as it does not show the complete "show". We have to assume that the infielder lobbed a throw to 1B and then U1 called the out and...
Forum: Baseball Thu Jul 26, 2018, 05:09pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,203
Posted By umpjim
Astros at Rockies, 7/25, top 4. Runners at the...

Astros at Rockies, 7/25, top 4.
Runners at the corners, Reddick clips F2s glove but hits a dribbler to the pitcher who muffs it and and it's fielded by one of the infielders. Reddick stays there...
Forum: Baseball Thu Jul 26, 2018, 12:02pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,203
Posted By umpjim
Did CI actually happen in the game? What game?

Did CI actually happen in the game? What game?
Forum: Baseball Sat Jul 21, 2018, 10:44am
Replies: 9
Views: 672
Posted By umpjim
@john5396 has led you astray with his reference...

@john5396 has led you astray with his reference to interfering with a fielder's ability to field a batted ball when a runner is hit by a batted ball not physically hindering the fielder. @RichIves...
Forum: Baseball Wed Jul 04, 2018, 11:54pm
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By umpjim
So you are the guy that would argue that. But...

So you are the guy that would argue that. But failing to complete the pitch is not addressed in the rule with no runners on. There is a blanket penalty you could use but most of us wouldn’t. In OBR...
Forum: Baseball Thu Jun 28, 2018, 11:04am
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By umpjim
Without runners this would be true although some...

Without runners this would be true although some would argue only in FED that it would be penalized with a ball. With runners this is a balk. F1 probably realized he shouldn't wind up in that runner...
Forum: Baseball Thu Jun 21, 2018, 08:37pm
Replies: 6
Views: 601
Posted By umpjim
Little League has voted down a slash bunt...

Little League has voted down a slash bunt prohibition at at least one Congress.
Forum: Baseball Fri Jun 15, 2018, 08:34am
Replies: 5
Views: 603
Posted By umpjim
I think I have seen MLB crews ignore the MLBUM...

I think I have seen MLB crews ignore the MLBUM instruction to call time and announce the windup to both dugouts and the crew which did not happen but if this crew was lax in following that...
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