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Forum: Baseball Thu May 23, 2013, 02:04am
Replies: 42
Views: 3,956
Posted By SMEngmann
Base Abandonment on the Final Play

I am a baseball coach who also officiates basketball. I witnessed the following play in a baseball playoff game and would like some expert analysis:

Tie game bases loaded 1 out in the 7th Inning...
Forum: Basketball Mon Apr 21, 2008, 01:32am
Replies: 5
Views: 849
Posted By SMEngmann
Lockdown

Can someone explain to me the logic of "locking down" in 3 person mechanics? I specifically refer to NFHS and NCAA mechanics where last second shots are judged by the official opposite the table. ...
Forum: Basketball Tue Mar 25, 2008, 03:26pm
Replies: 84
Views: 4,475
Posted By SMEngmann
The other point that is missing about college...

The other point that is missing about college ready is that college assignors will not necessarily hire the best ref available but will instead hire the ref who has the most potential so he can build...
Forum: Basketball Tue Mar 25, 2008, 03:14pm
Replies: 40
Views: 2,550
Posted By SMEngmann
There was no definitive angle to prove that there...

There was no definitive angle to prove that there was a grab by Fisher before Ellis went through him. The only way that could have happened before the push was if Fisher grabbed with his right hand....
Forum: Basketball Tue Mar 25, 2008, 12:07am
Replies: 84
Views: 4,475
Posted By SMEngmann
I have a couple points on these issues. -...

I have a couple points on these issues.

- Rut is right regarding politics, he hit it dead on. Politics are going to exist in some form everywhere and a lot of it is a matter of perception. If...
Forum: Basketball Tue Mar 18, 2008, 10:38pm
Replies: 81
Views: 4,758
Posted By SMEngmann
I'll chime and and respond by saying that I...

I'll chime and and respond by saying that I didn't particularly think that the officials did a great job on that game, but I'll also back up my point that the game appeared extremely tough to...
Forum: Basketball Tue Mar 18, 2008, 04:17am
Replies: 81
Views: 4,758
Posted By SMEngmann
Seems like he is talking about the Mitty-Mater...

Seems like he is talking about the Mitty-Mater Dei game. I work in NorCal and worked earlier in the state tournament and also call JC mens ball in the north, but I am not at the state final level. ...
Forum: Basketball Mon Mar 10, 2008, 03:59pm
Replies: 17
Views: 1,765
Posted By SMEngmann
My list would be the following: 1) Is the...

My list would be the following:

1) Is the official believable? By his/her appearance, hustle, signals and presence, does the official look like he/she is connected with the game.

2) Call...
Forum: Baseball Sun Mar 09, 2008, 11:25pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,397
Posted By SMEngmann
Just as a follow up on some of the points: ...

Just as a follow up on some of the points:

1) On the play at 3rd, PU had to make a call there because he and partner didn't communicate and BU was not in position. There was no argument because...
Forum: Basketball Sun Mar 09, 2008, 03:39pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,852
Posted By SMEngmann
NCAA Rule 5-9-4: "When play is resumed by...

NCAA Rule 5-9-4:

"When play is resumed by throw in, the game clock and the shot clock shall be started when the ball is <b>legally</b> touched by or touches a player on the playing court."

If...
Forum: Basketball Sun Mar 09, 2008, 12:54am
Replies: 102
Views: 5,533
Posted By SMEngmann
As I said in the other thread, if the ball was...

As I said in the other thread, if the ball was ruled OOB, it should have been inbounded on the endline. They put 0.7 and inbounded on the sideline. If they had ruled a fist, there should have been...
Forum: Basketball Sun Mar 09, 2008, 12:39am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,852
Posted By SMEngmann
Why would the clock start if the touch was a...

Why would the clock start if the touch was a violation, in this case a fist to the ball? The ball was not legally touched in that case, so there should be 1.5 on the clock as I read the rule.
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Forum: Basketball Sat Mar 08, 2008, 07:18pm
Replies: 102
Views: 5,533
Posted By SMEngmann
Bottom line here, this is one of those calls...

Bottom line here, this is one of those calls where you've gotta err on the side of counting the basket and not making a call unless there is an obvious and clear violation, especially if it's not...
Forum: Basketball Sat Mar 08, 2008, 06:24pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,852
Posted By SMEngmann
Good points here. Shooting over the backboard is...

Good points here. Shooting over the backboard is NOT legal in NCAA. Based on what I saw, I believe that the officials call a fist violation, which is why there was more time on the clock and the...
Forum: Baseball Sat Mar 08, 2008, 04:04pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,397
Posted By SMEngmann
Ump Throws Partner Under Bus

Just to preface, I coach a HS V baseball team and I also referee basketball at the JC and HS levels. I have some very limited experience as an umpire, but my question is regarding something that...
Forum: Basketball Sun Mar 02, 2008, 04:41pm
Replies: 31
Views: 2,226
Posted By SMEngmann
Coverage areas are just that, areas, not...

Coverage areas are just that, areas, not absolute, territorial lines on the floor. The overriding goal, in my opinion, is team officiating, as in getting plays right as a team and checking ego at...
Forum: Basketball Wed Feb 27, 2008, 01:32am
Replies: 42
Views: 2,487
Posted By SMEngmann
I agree with your interpretation of the rule, but...

I agree with your interpretation of the rule, but disagree that the infraction should be ignored. According to the OP, A1 picked up the ball and threw it toward B. In this situation I think we have...
Forum: Basketball Mon Feb 25, 2008, 03:19pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,829
Posted By SMEngmann
The bottom line here is what you said in your OP...

The bottom line here is what you said in your OP which was that you instructed your kids to start fouling intentionally and that you should've done it earlier. In my opinion, that sort of attitude...
Forum: Basketball Mon Feb 25, 2008, 05:47am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,829
Posted By SMEngmann
You should know as an official that you will...

You should know as an official that you will likely never get the top refs for a 5th grade CYO final. It's just not gonna happen, at that level you get "warm body" caliber. That's not to say that...
Forum: Basketball Tue Feb 12, 2008, 06:53am
Replies: 83
Views: 8,946
Posted By SMEngmann
To me, obvious foul, clear displacement. Also...

To me, obvious foul, clear displacement. Also the fact that 0.1 is on the clock is irrelevant because while the official might have a good idea of the time, he cannot possibly be that precise and a...
Forum: Basketball Tue Feb 12, 2008, 02:03am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,752
Posted By SMEngmann
Just as a clarification on what happened. There...

Just as a clarification on what happened. There was a play right in front of the scorer's table where the ball was awkwardly saved from going OOB. The scorekeeper, who was paid table crew, said...
Forum: Basketball Sun Feb 10, 2008, 03:41am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,752
Posted By SMEngmann
Timing Issue - You Call It

BV, home team A is ahead by 20 inbounding the ball in BC with 8 seconds to go in the first half. They inbound against pressure, nearly turn it over and hit a buzzer-beater to end 1st half. Coach B...
Forum: Basketball Thu Jan 31, 2008, 04:43am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,270
Posted By SMEngmann
In my opinion this is none of our business. ...

In my opinion this is none of our business. There is nothing T worthy about that statement at all. Is it inappropriate, yeah, but again, it's none of our business. If the AD or school or parents...
Forum: Basketball Fri Jan 18, 2008, 05:15pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,151
Posted By SMEngmann
This might be funny, but I still don't think the...

This might be funny, but I still don't think the position that you're taking will be productive for you in your career. You're setting yourself up to be one of those "politics" guys by not...
Forum: Basketball Fri Jan 18, 2008, 03:59am
Replies: 30
Views: 2,151
Posted By SMEngmann
I can understand this situation from both sides. ...

I can understand this situation from both sides. There's a really good litmus test to use when evaluating your response's appropriateness objectively which is:

- Did the response fit the...
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