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Forum: Baseball Sun Sep 05, 2010, 10:09pm
Replies: 74
Views: 5,783
Posted By Patrick Szalapski
Watched it live on TV. Sure looked like they...

Watched it live on TV. Sure looked like they touched hands to me, but my immediate thought was that he didn't assist.



Could one argue that, as long as there is some tiny force exerted on the...
Forum: Baseball Tue Dec 01, 2009, 09:41am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,200
Posted By Patrick Szalapski
Appreciation for umpires from Raymond Chen, a Microsoft programmer

Raymond Chen works on Windows, and has a blog on programming-related topics. Today, he expressed his admiration for baseball umpires; thought you would enjoy reading it:

The Old New Thing :...
Forum: Baseball Fri Oct 09, 2009, 10:09pm
Replies: 114
Views: 7,462
Posted By Patrick Szalapski
And the Twins were the victims--really stinks. ...

And the Twins were the victims--really stinks. I've never seen a major league ump miss such a fair/foul call. The only excuse I can think is that he misjudged that the ball was touched by F7 over...
Forum: Baseball Fri Feb 06, 2009, 11:03pm
Replies: 2
Views: 766
Posted By Patrick Szalapski
Jim Evans in Sport Science

Here's an entertaining video on the basics of umpiring. It features Jim Evans, who is just great in it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j82GwtwcdPc

P-Sz
Forum: Baseball Fri Oct 29, 2004, 03:13pm
Replies: 0
Views: 1,004
Posted By Patrick Szalapski
I invite you all to come to the Wikipedia, and...

I invite you all to come to the Wikipedia, and mercilessly critique and edit anything in the Baseball Rules category there. It is at:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Baseball_rules
...
Forum: Baseball Fri Jun 04, 2004, 03:35pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,063
Posted By Patrick Szalapski
I've always used UIC the same as PU. You have to...

I've always used UIC the same as PU. You have to distinguish between Umpire-in-chief of the game and umpire-in-chief of the league or association. When talking about events in a single game, it can...
Forum: Baseball Tue May 18, 2004, 12:30pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,718
Posted By Patrick Szalapski
I used to umpire a lot of the bottom rung 13-15...

I used to umpire a lot of the bottom rung 13-15 year old Babe Ruth--they were a bunch of uncoordinated clueless boys, and stuff like this happened all the time. It is indeed a shame. Thank God for...
Forum: Baseball Tue May 18, 2004, 12:21pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,718
Posted By Patrick Szalapski
I definitely agree with Rich. The batter here is...

I definitely agree with Rich. The batter here is doing something weird. The catcher has a right to field that ball, but the batter is not experienced enough to know what to do. "That's...
Forum: Baseball Fri May 14, 2004, 12:51pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,023
Posted By Patrick Szalapski
OBR 2.00 "A FAIR BALL is a batted ball that...is...

OBR 2.00 "A FAIR BALL is a batted ball that...is on or over fair territory when bounding to the outfield past first or third base, or that first falls on fair territory on or beyond first base or...
Forum: Baseball Fri May 14, 2004, 09:22am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,749
Posted By Patrick Szalapski
What if a batter/runner is "obstructed" after he...

What if a batter/runner is "obstructed" after he reaches first, then the batted ball is caught in flight? I realize we would probably just casually ignore the "obstruction".

P-Sz
Forum: Baseball Wed May 12, 2004, 03:36pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,285
Posted By Patrick Szalapski
I'm happy to see the Major League umpires once...

I'm happy to see the Major League umpires once again using Powder Blue shirts--my favorite color. You just can't keep up with the trends!

P-Sz
Forum: Baseball Wed May 12, 2004, 02:15pm
Replies: 6
Views: 995
Posted By Patrick Szalapski
I agree with most of Pete's comments. Umpires...

I agree with most of Pete's comments. Umpires will disagree on when we should make the "expected call" contrary to what we saw, but I'd think we would all agree that an "anticipated call" does not...
Forum: Baseball Wed May 12, 2004, 08:46am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,893
Posted By Patrick Szalapski
Two more: NOCRYING XTRAINNG P-Sz

Two more:

NOCRYING
XTRAINNG

P-Sz
Forum: Baseball Wed May 12, 2004, 08:16am
Replies: 24
Views: 9,329
Posted By Patrick Szalapski
It's pretty much gone--it is what it is. The...

It's pretty much gone--it is what it is. The rules don't give any thought to whether an at-bat can span innings, etc. I've always seen an incomplete plate appearance as no at-bat, kind of like when...
Forum: Baseball Wed May 12, 2004, 08:02am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,749
Posted By Patrick Szalapski
That would seem to make sense, but do you have a...

That would seem to make sense, but do you have a rule reference?
Forum: Baseball Tue May 11, 2004, 02:41pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,749
Posted By Patrick Szalapski
Not sure what you're getting at. One fielder can...

Not sure what you're getting at. One fielder can be protected at any one time, as I said above. If a runner runs into a non-protected fielder, it could be obstruction or it could be nothing.
...
Forum: Baseball Tue May 11, 2004, 11:23am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,749
Posted By Patrick Szalapski
Not quite true...runners are almost always...

Not quite true...runners are almost always obligated to avoid a protected fielder trying to make a play on a batted ball--if they fail to avoid, it is likely interference.


Here we are not...
Forum: Baseball Tue May 11, 2004, 11:19am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,749
Posted By Patrick Szalapski
Only one fielder may be protected from...

Only one fielder may be protected from interference (not obstruction) at a time, and other fielders thus may be guilty of obstruction. It sounds like your BR did everything he was supposed to,...
Forum: Baseball Tue May 11, 2004, 09:06am
Replies: 20
Views: 2,893
Posted By Patrick Szalapski
Brainstorming a bit... TKYRBASE IKNORULZ ...

Brainstorming a bit...

TKYRBASE
IKNORULZ
NO ARGUE
JDGMNTCL
EJCTTHIS
BIG DOG
BIGDGUMP
BTTRSOUT
Forum: Baseball Tue May 11, 2004, 08:33am
Replies: 24
Views: 9,329
Posted By Patrick Szalapski
Don't get it...how is this a "twist"? Batter...

Don't get it...how is this a "twist"? Batter completed his time at bat (OBR 6.04, 6.08a), so B3 leads off. B2 was LOB.

P-Sz

[Edited by Patrick Szalapski on May 11th, 2004 at 09:36 AM]
Forum: Baseball Mon May 10, 2004, 03:29pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,825
Posted By Patrick Szalapski
Not me, though I'd like to learn it maybe...

Not me, though I'd like to learn it maybe someday...

Never had a problem with being too tired. Then again, I refuse everything more than two games/day.

P-Sz
Forum: Baseball Mon May 10, 2004, 01:52pm
Replies: 8
Views: 2,825
Posted By Patrick Szalapski
I've never used anything except what's on my...

I've never used anything except what's on my chest protector--but I have taken a few smacks.

Carl Childress suggested using youth shin guards from Wal-Mart in this thread:...
Forum: Baseball Fri May 07, 2004, 10:29am
Replies: 5
Views: 932
Posted By Patrick Szalapski
If that were so, wouldn't you have to balk him...

If that were so, wouldn't you have to balk him immediately, when he fails to throw to first (assuming R1 and a right-handed pitcher) under OBR 8.05b?

I don't think this is a good guideline. I see...
Forum: Baseball Tue May 04, 2004, 03:35pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,577
Posted By Patrick Szalapski
Re: But not in FED?

Sorry about that, I wanted to reduce confusion and I just made it worse! Yes, by 3-1-1n PEN, if such a runner already scored in FED, he is ejected for his malicious contact but not out. If a runner...
Forum: Baseball Tue May 04, 2004, 03:27pm
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By Patrick Szalapski
Re: Celebration

No different. The game ain't over yet--it's all tied up.

P-Sz
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