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Forum: Baseball Wed May 23, 2012, 12:47pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,388
Posted By Richard_Siegel
Since there was no argument as to the number of...

Since there was no argument as to the number of outs, why not ask F1 if he caught the ball?
Forum: Baseball Mon Apr 28, 2008, 02:51pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,195
Posted By Richard_Siegel
You rule the pitch was caught by the cather, and...

You rule the pitch was caught by the cather, and the accidental contact by the runner which casued the ball to be subsequently dropped by F2 does not create a "dropped thrird strike." Hence, we have...
Forum: Baseball Thu Apr 24, 2008, 10:25am
Replies: 47
Views: 4,380
Posted By Richard_Siegel
When there is a "dropped 3rd strike," EVERYBODY...

When there is a "dropped 3rd strike," EVERYBODY on the field should know exactly what the situation is. Everybody has had the opportunity to get the count and know the number of outs. Everybody...
Forum: Baseball Thu Apr 24, 2008, 10:07am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,157
Posted By Richard_Siegel
Coach, First of all I have to laugh. You...

Coach,

First of all I have to laugh. You are the first coach I have ever heard use the term "obstruction" when the violation in question is actually "interference." It is an inside joke among...
Forum: Baseball Sun Feb 24, 2008, 11:46am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,693
Posted By Richard_Siegel
Your answer is in your own description. You...

Your answer is in your own description. You wrote, "He held it . . . then opened his glove and let the ball fall to the mound." That sounds like the pitcher was in complete control of his actions...
Forum: Baseball Sun Feb 24, 2008, 11:43am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,693
Posted By Richard_Siegel
Your answer is in your own description. Saying...

Your answer is in your own description. Saying "the ball fell to the ground," describes an unintentional accidental release. It sounds like the fielder was not in complete control of his body, and...
Forum: Baseball Thu Feb 21, 2008, 09:47am
Replies: 46
Views: 3,536
Posted By Richard_Siegel
It makes sense that you remember thinking that...

It makes sense that you remember thinking that the umpire had not done anything wrong. That umpire might saved you from causing interference. That umpire was lucky. What would you manager have said...
Forum: Baseball Wed Feb 20, 2008, 03:28pm
Replies: 46
Views: 3,536
Posted By Richard_Siegel
VERY BAD IDEA! This is coaching! Your job...

VERY BAD IDEA!

This is coaching! Your job is to see what the players do and rule on their actions. We do not TELL them how to play!

I realize you do this with good intentions. The road to...
Forum: Baseball Wed Feb 20, 2008, 03:01pm
Replies: 46
Views: 3,536
Posted By Richard_Siegel
F2 would not be throwing to 3B if R3 was...

F2 would not be throwing to 3B if R3 was advancing to HP. F2 was throwing to 3B because R3 was still advancing to THIRD. Hence, at the time of F2's throw, B1 was under no requirement to vacate the...
Forum: Baseball Wed Feb 20, 2008, 02:09pm
Replies: 46
Views: 3,536
Posted By Richard_Siegel
Even by this rule interpretation, that I do not...

Even by this rule interpretation, that I do not completely agree with, I would still rule INT if the batter was hit by F2's throw while out of the batter's box. You say that the PU must judge "B1's...
Forum: Baseball Tue Feb 19, 2008, 09:48am
Replies: 46
Views: 3,536
Posted By Richard_Siegel
INT on a thrown ball must be intentional BY A...

INT on a thrown ball must be intentional BY A RUNNER. This is a batter at HP, it is a different situation.
Forum: Baseball Tue Feb 19, 2008, 09:44am
Replies: 46
Views: 3,536
Posted By Richard_Siegel
Batter's Interference comes in two flavors. ...

Batter's Interference comes in two flavors.

1) BI where the batter interferes with F2 throwing to a base to retire a runner.

2) BI where the batter fails to vacate the area near HP when a...
Forum: Baseball Sun Feb 10, 2008, 08:44am
Replies: 7
Views: 2,330
Posted By Richard_Siegel
When a pitched, deflected or thrown ball touches...

When a pitched, deflected or thrown ball touches and umpire, or when a batted ball, outside of the one case of umpire interference, touches the base umpire it is nothing! It is just as if the ball...
Forum: Baseball Tue Feb 05, 2008, 10:52am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,563
Posted By Richard_Siegel
I would never work beer league softball. What you...

I would never work beer league softball. What you see in this video is as close to umpiring as Perry Mason is to a real lawyer. They are trying to act like umpires in a game where men are trying to...
Forum: Baseball Tue Jan 22, 2008, 04:11pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,378
Posted By Richard_Siegel
I'd like to see the rule on this.......[/quote] ...

I'd like to see the rule on this.......[/quote]

I'm guessing that he is taking the phrase "steps into dead ball territory with both feet" to the extreme. Interpreting that as long as he only...
Forum: Baseball Fri Jan 18, 2008, 09:24pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,378
Posted By Richard_Siegel
He told me I didn't know the rules. As we left...

He told me I didn't know the rules. As we left the field I was telling to "go check the rulebook before you accuse ME of not knowing the rules." I guess he took me literally.
Forum: Baseball Fri Jan 18, 2008, 09:31am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,378
Posted By Richard_Siegel
Yes, I had a HS varsity game end on such a catch...

Yes, I had a HS varsity game end on such a catch a few years ago. I was the BU. There was no fence enclosing this field. The dead ball line on the 1B side was a neatly painted white line in the grass...
Forum: Baseball Mon Jan 14, 2008, 09:07pm
Replies: 55
Views: 5,863
Posted By Richard_Siegel
Jack Cust

Jack Cust
Forum: Baseball Wed Jan 02, 2008, 04:20pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,561
Posted By Richard_Siegel
My first game this year is on Monday, January 7....

My first game this year is on Monday, January 7. I dumped a coach in my first game last year which was on January 6, 2007. I thought it a sign that 2007 was going to be a bad year, but I only dumped...
Forum: Baseball Sun Dec 16, 2007, 11:39am
Replies: 170
Views: 8,666
Posted By Richard_Siegel
Weekly commentary by CBS Evening News chief...

Weekly commentary by CBS Evening News chief Washington correspondent and Face the Nation host Bob Schieffer (http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2002/11/20/ftn/bios/main530179.shtml). <HR width="25%">When...
Forum: Baseball Sun Dec 09, 2007, 08:52am
Replies: 36
Views: 3,842
Posted By Richard_Siegel
Looking right gets you to the first pitch. After...

Looking right gets you to the first pitch. After that you're on your own... Besure you know what you're doing down to the last rule and mechanic. A Patent leather belt will do you no good if you're...
Forum: Baseball Wed Dec 05, 2007, 02:18pm
Replies: 82
Views: 6,885
Posted By Richard_Siegel
Wrong

The sooner you realize that this statement is wrong, the faster you will have better games!

The umpire's role is NOT to put up with a lot of abuse.

The umpire's role is to learn how to...
Forum: Baseball Sat Dec 01, 2007, 02:45pm
Replies: 27
Views: 2,639
Posted By Richard_Siegel
Sounds like an immediate DB to me. Too...

Sounds like an immediate DB to me.

Too many umpires get too hung up on trying to decide if they should allow a runner who has been hit by a batted ball to remain alive by thinking too much about...
Forum: Baseball Sat Dec 01, 2007, 02:28pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,346
Posted By Richard_Siegel
Yes. They are called weekend clinics. The...

Yes. They are called weekend clinics.

The "big-shcools" are designed to train professional umpires. Teaching the umpire candidates to be mentally tough is a critical skill. Most rookie...
Forum: Baseball Fri Nov 30, 2007, 12:52pm
Replies: 21
Views: 2,346
Posted By Richard_Siegel
I have heard that they run the bases clockwise in...

I have heard that they run the bases clockwise in Austrailia, is that true?
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