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Forum: Baseball Sun Mar 28, 2004, 10:30am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,828
Posted By Ump20
Clarrification

I think TxUmp was the spectator. It is an interesting situation as my first reaction might be not to call an Infield Fly on a ball that has carried into foul territory. Of course in actuality the...
Forum: Baseball Sat Mar 27, 2004, 10:59pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,828
Posted By Ump20
Two-cents more

I would also suggest that in addition to pointing umpires should also verbalize Infield Fly. This makes it clear especially on windy days etc. where depending upon the level of play ordinary effort...
Forum: Baseball Sat Mar 27, 2004, 10:51pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,099
Posted By Ump20
Tossing the bat Depends On Level of Play

If anyone recalls NY Yankees' Mr. May, i.e. Dave Winfield, he launched more bats into stands than probably anyone. Since it was not done in disgust or to show up the umpire no call was ever made....
Forum: Baseball Fri Mar 26, 2004, 05:00pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,099
Posted By Ump20
BRD

Here is another vote for the Baseball Rules Differences by senior umpire Mr. Childress. It has come in especially handy for me as I have moved from New York to Florida and returned to doing FED ball...
Forum: Baseball Wed Sep 24, 2003, 11:38pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,654
Posted By Ump20
I Agree

I know in my own association some umpires "teach" that we should declare that the "Batter is Out" when first base is occupied at the time of the pitch with less than two out. If the catcher does not...
Forum: Baseball Mon Sep 22, 2003, 10:34pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,748
Posted By Ump20
Re: Thanks

Quite a thread in which a coach is reviewing his own actions and trying to understand umpires, or at least this particular one. I certainly have to give a degree of credit to anyone who posts as...
Forum: Baseball Sat Sep 13, 2003, 05:35pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,843
Posted By Ump20
I think waiting a half-second or so longer before...

I think waiting a half-second or so longer before calling the pitch was one of the greatest adjustments I made as an umpire. It was somewhere in my second year. I think it has little to do with...
Forum: Baseball Fri Sep 12, 2003, 06:34pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,843
Posted By Ump20
Influence is described as "A power affecting a...

Influence is described as "A power affecting a person, thing, or course of events, especially one that operates without any direct or apparent effort." I think the way the question was posed one...
Forum: Baseball Fri Sep 12, 2003, 03:20pm
Replies: 36
Views: 2,843
Posted By Ump20
I am not sure that I would say I was "influenced"...

I am not sure that I would say I was "influenced" by framing but I'd darn near say the team with the catcher who knows how to do it well will end up with more strikes being called if their pitchers...
Forum: Baseball Fri Sep 12, 2003, 03:12pm
Replies: 11
Views: 4,777
Posted By Ump20
Interesting point about bats and batting...

Interesting point about bats and batting practice. My son was a pretty serious ballplayer. I remember whenever we went to a batting range he had another older bat that he used in the cages rather...
Forum: Baseball Mon Aug 11, 2003, 08:04pm
Replies: 3
Views: 1,690
Posted By Ump20
Re: origin of

A check of Ask Jeeves search engine http://www.aj.com courtesy of --SDSTAFF Tech
Straight Dope Science Advisory Board

"From Neil Cohen's article "How to Score a Game," from John Thorn and Pete...
Forum: Baseball Mon Aug 11, 2003, 08:43am
Replies: 11
Views: 4,777
Posted By Ump20
In April 1992 when my son played high school ball...

In April 1992 when my son played high school ball I saw an aluminum bat broken in half in NYC but the temperature was around 32 degrees at the time. Jim/NYC
Forum: Baseball Sun Aug 10, 2003, 11:54am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,113
Posted By Ump20
Missing the sordid Details

You can't protest a judgment call but rather than waste 20 minutes I'd likely tell the coach that, sign his book anyway, and move on. No reason if the umpires had the game under control that we...
Forum: Baseball Sat Aug 09, 2003, 07:45am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,113
Posted By Ump20
something obvious and intentional

Interesting that your impression was the very first thing I considered i.e. that the batter-runner caused the obstruction. I think it is most important to call attention here to that possibility. I...
Forum: Baseball Fri Aug 08, 2003, 08:01pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,113
Posted By Ump20
As long as he has not entered dead ball area he...

As long as he has not entered dead ball area he can try for first-base.
[B]
The batter-runner's baseline is a direct path to first from where he began near the dugout. The fact that the pitcher...
Forum: Baseball Fri Aug 08, 2003, 07:42pm
Replies: 55
Views: 3,524
Posted By Ump20
Re: Peter, Warren

Wow I've been taking three pills a day for my blood pressure for several years. Fortunately it is down to 130/80. I'm no doctor but that diastolic of "65" could result in you just falling asleep at...
Forum: Baseball Fri Aug 08, 2003, 02:36am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,622
Posted By Ump20
Good Call In 1923 in Boston

Bob later on quotes the RULE. When I first read this post I knew the pitcher's action of rubbing the ball on his uniform was illegal but I wasn't too concerned about WHAT rule it is because I have...
Forum: Baseball Fri Aug 08, 2003, 02:24am
Replies: 55
Views: 3,524
Posted By Ump20
Rookies, Geography, and Myths.

I may change that rarely used method and simply ask but I will talk about it in the pre-game. Here on Long Island I have often had coaches say to players about the BU "He's not going to see anything...
Forum: Baseball Thu Aug 07, 2003, 10:12pm
Replies: 55
Views: 3,524
Posted By Ump20
Often Debated

Perhaps the thinking has changed over the years however, I think there are two schools of thought on this. From the PBUC (Professional Baseball Umpire Corp.) manual copyright 2000 page 4 covers such...
Forum: Baseball Thu Aug 07, 2003, 06:08pm
Replies: 6
Views: 3,172
Posted By Ump20
Bravo

Ray,

I think your post is outstanding. Sometimes we lose focus on these LISTSERVS and BOARDS as to why we are here. Sure, maybe we're bored, or maybe it's raining out, and some just like to be...
Forum: Baseball Thu Aug 07, 2003, 06:01pm
Replies: 55
Views: 3,524
Posted By Ump20
Must Check

[QUOTE]Originally posted by w_sohl

Rich

In OBR the PU is required to "go for help" on an appeal from the catcher or manager. I understand that in FED it is optional but sound advice is to...
Forum: Baseball Thu Aug 07, 2003, 08:14am
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By Ump20
Umpires are not coaches

I hope you don't think me harsh.

While I commend your resourcefulness I think that this is a risky proposition at best. What happens next week when Umpire Jones has these same teams and he does...
Forum: Baseball Thu Aug 07, 2003, 08:07am
Replies: 2
Views: 624
Posted By Ump20
Is his name Don Baylor?

That was a very wise thing to do. In fact if there is an association meeting this team and this player should be discussed as well as the rule about batter avoidance.

[B]

This isn't Don Baylor...
Forum: Baseball Thu Aug 07, 2003, 07:52am
Replies: 13
Views: 2,622
Posted By Ump20
Eye Black Seems stupid

I think that the opposing coach watches far too much television especially old Orioles games with Earl Weaver or more recent Mets' games with Bobby Valentine.

This said I also think that pitchers...
Forum: Baseball Thu Aug 07, 2003, 07:37am
Replies: 55
Views: 3,524
Posted By Ump20
Word Tax?

NOTE THE ABOVE QUOTE HAS BEEN CONDENSED WITHOUT THE AUTHOR'S PERMISSION [/B]

Sometimes the only thing that separates this site from McGriff's appears to be that we have more experienced umpires...
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