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Forum: Baseball Tue May 22, 2007, 08:27am
Replies: 22
Views: 1,934
Posted By Uncle George
For me...

In this situation, he's a coach, I'm the ump! I hope he dosen't want to discuss a judgement call! He should know better.
Forum: Baseball Mon May 21, 2007, 10:10am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,684
Posted By Uncle George
Coach's meeting

I'd make it mandatory that the Head Coach show up at the plate for the pre-game meeting! I'd drop #3. Coaches should know the rules. If #3 happens, just send the kid back to their own side. Let...
Forum: Baseball Mon May 21, 2007, 10:03am
Replies: 6
Views: 1,079
Posted By Uncle George
From both a broadcaster (34 yers) and umpire (16 years) here...

If you're within 30-feet of home plate, your mic will pick up the ping of the ball off the bat. If you're looking for crowd noise, just put a non-directional mike in a desk mic stand and set it in...
Forum: Baseball Fri Mar 09, 2007, 09:52am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,314
Posted By Uncle George
Darkness

First of all, thanks to all who contributed to my question, even those with the "humorus" ones! I like the three headlights in a row thing. The streetlight thing I've used before. I'm in St. Louis...
Forum: Baseball Thu Mar 08, 2007, 11:21am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,314
Posted By Uncle George
Question on Darkness

Some of you may think this is a stupid question, but here goes anyway...and I expect some smart### answers, but that's ok, too! Laughter is good for the soul!

What determing factors do you look...
Forum: Baseball Fri Mar 02, 2007, 08:51am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,279
Posted By Uncle George
Thanks Steve. George

Thanks Steve.

George
Forum: Baseball Wed Feb 28, 2007, 10:20am
Replies: 37
Views: 2,279
Posted By Uncle George
Foul Tip

According to the 2007 NFHS Baseball Rule book, Rule 2-16-2:

"A foul tip is a batted ball that goes directly to the catchers hands and is legally caught by any fielder. It shall be called a...
Forum: Baseball Wed Feb 21, 2007, 10:03am
Replies: 60
Views: 7,233
Posted By Uncle George
Did I say I was right?

[QUOTE=SanDiegoSteve]First of all, be very cautious when using Uncle George as a rules or mechanics reference, because he is often wrong.

SanDiegoSteve, here's what I posted:

"It's the PU call...
Forum: Baseball Tue Feb 20, 2007, 09:59am
Replies: 60
Views: 7,233
Posted By Uncle George
Fair or Foul?

It's the PU call to the bag, past the bag it the BU calls. In this case, if ball it's bag, PU as call.
Forum: Baseball Thu Feb 08, 2007, 02:09pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,174
Posted By Uncle George
This situation is somewhat similar to situation...

This situation is somewhat similar to situation #1 on the NFHS 2007 Baseball Rules Interpretations:

In this case, it's defensive obstruction on the batter by the firstbaseman. The ball is...
Forum: Baseball Wed Feb 07, 2007, 04:27pm
Replies: 7
Views: 991
Posted By Uncle George
Tim, Thanks for the feedback. That's what I was...

Tim, Thanks for the feedback. That's what I was looking for if anyone looked for a tell tell sign!

George
Forum: Baseball Wed Feb 07, 2007, 02:05pm
Replies: 7
Views: 991
Posted By Uncle George
I understand that part of the play, but do you...

I understand that part of the play, but do you make a decision by looking for the barrel of bat, the turn of the shoulders, body? I mean he could just take the bat and move it two inches toward the...
Forum: Baseball Wed Feb 07, 2007, 02:02pm
Replies: 10
Views: 1,167
Posted By Uncle George
Test Scores

Here in Illinois, the IHSA has three levels of umpiring, Registered (the lowest), recognized then certified. They require a grade of 80% or better to become licensed. If you want to "go up the...
Forum: Baseball Wed Feb 07, 2007, 01:49pm
Replies: 7
Views: 991
Posted By Uncle George
Question

So let me ask this question, what do you look for as the tell tale sign that the batter did offer at the pitch while: a) working 1st base b) working 2nd base c) third base, d) the plate? Is it the...
Forum: Baseball Thu Jan 11, 2007, 02:32pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,184
Posted By Uncle George
Cathers Obstruction

For me, it's nothing until bat hits glove on the swing! If I think that the catcher is too close, I say nothing. It's not my place to "coach" the game, it's to enforce the rules so the game is...
Forum: Baseball Wed Dec 13, 2006, 09:40am
Replies: 71
Views: 3,875
Posted By Uncle George
Time out calls!

I take nothing for granted. When I clean the plate, I call TO. When I get a request from a coach who wants to ask a questions, I call TO! It's my way of
making sure that nothing will happen that...
Forum: Baseball Tue Dec 12, 2006, 09:25am
Replies: 63
Views: 4,061
Posted By Uncle George
Ball Bags

I like to wear two. Doing so gives me an opportunity to rotate the balls evenly. I leave my keys usually in the fuel door or use a magnetic key holder and place it somewhere under the car or I put...
Forum: Baseball Wed Nov 15, 2006, 09:42am
Replies: 24
Views: 2,995
Posted By Uncle George
For me, it was a HS softball game...

Girl at the plate, pitcher delivers the ball, batter swings and fouls the ball off her foot. I yell, "foul ball, hit her in the box"! Boy did I get a strange, but funny look from the young lady! ...
Forum: Baseball Mon Oct 30, 2006, 09:39am
Replies: 59
Views: 4,115
Posted By Uncle George
My point is did LaRussa violate the rule of using...

My point is did LaRussa violate the rule of using a television monitor for coaching purposes? Doe he rule say anyting about first or second hand viewing? Dosen't LaRussa risk being tossed if he...
Forum: Baseball Fri Oct 27, 2006, 08:44am
Replies: 59
Views: 4,115
Posted By Uncle George
San Diego Steve

That's my point. Maybe LaRussa didn't want to tip his hand. And since the PU wasn't directly asked by LaRussa to examine Rogers hand, the PU let it go.
Forum: Baseball Thu Oct 26, 2006, 02:24pm
Replies: 59
Views: 4,115
Posted By Uncle George
My take on the whole thing...

First of all, LaRussa learned about the "stuff" on Rogers hand from an "reserve" player in the clubhouse who saw it on TV. He told LaRussa, who went to the ump inbetween innings. If LaRussa tells...
Forum: Baseball Wed Aug 30, 2006, 08:33am
Replies: 81
Views: 3,280
Posted By Uncle George
Thanks for the "input"!

It apparent that there are a lot of "umps" in this thread that:

A) Umpire because they want to be in controll of all situations!

B) Have a chip on their shoulder and are just begging someone to...
Forum: Baseball Tue Aug 29, 2006, 02:51pm
Replies: 81
Views: 3,280
Posted By Uncle George
Look, if the BU is making a call at second, his...

Look, if the BU is making a call at second, his back is to the PU and hollering in the direction of the center fielder won't help at all. When I'm the PU and there's a timing play, I watch for the...
Forum: Baseball Tue Aug 29, 2006, 02:30pm
Replies: 81
Views: 3,280
Posted By Uncle George
It's a simple call!

You don't have to scream it at the top of your lungs...you don't have to get down on one knee and let the whole complex know it. In most cases, you've got a coach at first base and the only ones who...
Forum: Baseball Tue Aug 29, 2006, 01:26pm
Replies: 81
Views: 3,280
Posted By Uncle George
No troll here!

I'm not a troll, (whatever that means)! Just another 15+ year ump of high school and legion ball doing what he likes to do. No where in the thread did I say you had to agree with me. The ultimate...
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