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Forum: Baseball Tue Dec 18, 2007, 02:29pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,800
Posted By Jerry
Comparison - Baseball vs. Softball

Wikipedia has a chart similar to what you're describing. It shows several differences (and resources) among Baseball, Fast Pitch and Slow Pitch.

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Forum: Baseball Mon Nov 12, 2007, 01:04pm
Replies: 79
Views: 5,749
Posted By Jerry
Are you sure that's not a whisk broom in his...

Are you sure that's not a whisk broom in his pocket?

Jerry
Forum: Baseball Fri Nov 02, 2007, 11:51am
Replies: 16
Views: 2,269
Posted By Jerry
May I suggest "Between the Lines"...

May I suggest "Between the Lines" (www.btlofficialsgear.com) as an excellent alternative to Honigs?

Rex Mehroff, the founder and owner, is very "Official/Umpire and customer oriented" and will...
Forum: Baseball Thu Nov 01, 2007, 09:25am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,804
Posted By Jerry
I don't even own a pornograph anymore. Ever...

I don't even own a pornograph anymore. Ever since cassette tapes came out to replace my 45's.
Forum: Baseball Fri Oct 05, 2007, 06:34am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,050
Posted By Jerry
Video Clip of Commercial

http://raisethewflag.blogspot.com/2007/10/aquafina-commercial-featuring-lou.html
Forum: Baseball Wed Jul 25, 2007, 09:28am
Replies: 31
Views: 3,617
Posted By Jerry
Kevin Gregg of the Florida Marlins started...

Kevin Gregg of the Florida Marlins started wearing reflective sunglasses while pitching, even at night. The shades have become his signature . . . and a key to his success, or so he says. Gregg...
Forum: Baseball Mon Jul 23, 2007, 10:47am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,214
Posted By Jerry
With an R1, shouldn't the PU be heading up the...

With an R1, shouldn't the PU be heading up the line toward 3rd to be prepared to watch R1 after BU's call at 2nd? If "out", you should be watching for interference; if "safe", you need to be...
Forum: Baseball Mon Jul 23, 2007, 10:11am
Replies: 50
Views: 3,823
Posted By Jerry
By Ria's own account, she knows that she'll move...

By Ria's own account, she knows that she'll move up to AAA as soon as an opening occurs. From there, she'll be scouted by MLB and, if all works well, could be selected to be a fill in for regular...
Forum: Baseball Mon Jul 23, 2007, 10:01am
Replies: 50
Views: 3,823
Posted By Jerry
Actually, Ria is the top ranked umpire in AA...

Actually, Ria is the top ranked umpire in AA ball; currently assigned to the Southern League. In addition to umpiring the Futures Game in Pittsburgh last year, she was a Spring Training umpire for...
Forum: Baseball Tue Jul 17, 2007, 11:04am
Replies: 139
Views: 7,794
Posted By Jerry
"I have a challenge for you. Just show one...

"I have a challenge for you. Just show one reference (just one) where it says our job is to use a "plate brush" for sweeping off the plate?"
Peace

For #666:

The Boston Globe had a September...
Forum: Baseball Tue Jun 19, 2007, 10:51am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,566
Posted By Jerry
Balls and Strikes most certainly CAN be argued! ...

Balls and Strikes most certainly CAN be argued!

Otherwise, the rule books wouldn't have a penalty listed for doing so.

Jerry
:D
Forum: Baseball Thu May 31, 2007, 12:22pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,651
Posted By Jerry
He probably had it in his hand at one time. ...

He probably had it in his hand at one time.
Jerry
Forum: Baseball Thu May 31, 2007, 12:07pm
Replies: 27
Views: 3,651
Posted By Jerry
This posting is getting absolutely ridiculous. ...

This posting is getting absolutely ridiculous. What if, spectators that were given "Thunder Sticks", banged them together at the exact moment. The umpire, thinking it was someone in the bench that...
Forum: Baseball Thu May 31, 2007, 08:15am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,651
Posted By Jerry
. . . and standard pro interps (J/R, MLBUM, etc.)...

. . . and standard pro interps (J/R, MLBUM, etc.) reject verbal obstruction in most cases.


MB,
They (the umpires) must not have in this instance! On the other hand, as someone pointed out,...
Forum: Baseball Thu May 31, 2007, 08:11am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,663
Posted By Jerry
Or you can just show up 5-minutes before game...

Or you can just show up 5-minutes before game time and skip all the preliminaries. More than likely, if your partner is an old-timer, that's what he's gonna do. :D

As for Division I . . . you...
Forum: Baseball Thu May 31, 2007, 08:03am
Replies: 27
Views: 3,651
Posted By Jerry
I have no idea what A-Rod said or did, but in all...

I have no idea what A-Rod said or did, but in all rules (FED, NCAA and OBR) there's no distinction or seperate definition of "verbal" interference. OBR 2.00 defines offensive interference as " an...
Forum: Baseball Thu May 17, 2007, 01:31pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,273
Posted By Jerry
Bob, Suspenders! Jerry

Bob,
Suspenders!
Jerry
Forum: Baseball Thu May 17, 2007, 10:54am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,273
Posted By Jerry
Don't laugh. I just got a note from an umpire...

Don't laugh. I just got a note from an umpire prospect in response to a note I sent where we require Black shirts for a particular tournament. He wanted to know if a regular black polo shirt would...
Forum: Baseball Thu May 17, 2007, 09:21am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,273
Posted By Jerry
Base Pants

"Between the Lines" at www.btlofficialsgear.com has Sansabelt Pleated Base Pants for $46.90 and Plain Front Base Pants for $44.90. If you want them to alter the inseam, they charge an additional...
Forum: Baseball Tue May 08, 2007, 02:03pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,421
Posted By Jerry
JM, You're absolutely right. I keep forgetting...

JM,
You're absolutely right. I keep forgetting that J/R has an entire interpretation book. In there, the use the term "Stretch" to mean the "Set" Position. Furthermore, the "Set" is only that...
Forum: Baseball Tue May 08, 2007, 01:49pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,421
Posted By Jerry
Rule 8.01(b)

JM,
You didn't read the first part of the Rule, JM.

"Before assuming Set Position" (which is defined in 8.01(b)), the pitcher MAY elect (my own emphasis added) to make any natural preliminary...
Forum: Baseball Tue May 08, 2007, 01:35pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,421
Posted By Jerry
OBR and the Set Position

For Eureka 25:

In OBR, the pitcher may start with his hands together and his pivot foot on the rubber. To rule a balk or illegal pitch, you'd have to make a judgement if he took "enough" time...
Forum: Baseball Thu May 03, 2007, 10:41am
Replies: 15
Views: 2,055
Posted By Jerry
Pre-Game Discussion Item

It's not unheard of that the two umps will discuss this very thing at their pre-game. My usual partners know that the BU takes the pitcher's waist down for calling balks; the PU will take from the...
Forum: Baseball Thu Apr 12, 2007, 12:58pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,317
Posted By Jerry
Archangel: There are a couple of rules and...

Archangel:
There are a couple of rules and guidance documents, at least in OBR and possibly in FED as well. "If a ball strikes a piece of equipment that is on LBT (usually the lip or top step of a...
Forum: Baseball Fri Mar 23, 2007, 11:29am
Replies: 35
Views: 3,017
Posted By Jerry
http://www.amateurumpire.com/mech/mech08.htm ...

http://www.amateurumpire.com/mech/mech08.htm

The above link has one of the best explanations on the subject that I've ever seen. Scott Ehret's no stranger to baseball rules either.

Jerry
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