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Forum: Baseball Fri Jan 10, 2014, 03:29pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,812
Posted By PeteBooth
You play on Sunday and then turn around in 3 days...

You play on Sunday and then turn around in 3 days (Im counting 1 day travel) and play again on Thursday. That's how Thursday nights has something to do with safety.

Pete Booth
Forum: Baseball Fri Jan 10, 2014, 10:42am
Replies: 38
Views: 2,812
Posted By PeteBooth
$765M to the NFL is chump change. They are an 11B...

$765M to the NFL is chump change. They are an 11B a year industry and it is growing even more. The ratings for last weeks Wild Card round were "off the charts" and more of the same expected this...
Forum: Baseball Fri Dec 27, 2013, 12:02pm
Replies: 38
Views: 2,812
Posted By PeteBooth
[QUOTE] The NFL has created a mess and if...

[QUOTE]

The NFL has created a mess and if MLB is not careful they will fall into the same "trap"

Now-a-days in the NFL the defense does not know where the "target" area is anymore.

NFL...
Forum: Baseball Fri Nov 01, 2013, 01:58pm
Replies: 113
Views: 6,234
Posted By PeteBooth
Your aforementioned statement is one of the main...

Your aforementioned statement is one of the main reasons I liked it when Fox had Steve Palermo in the booth. No need to listen to Buck and McCarver

If Palermo was in the booth he would have...
Forum: Baseball Fri Oct 25, 2013, 12:50pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,801
Posted By PeteBooth
The reason why "other" baseball leagues outlawed...

The reason why "other" baseball leagues outlawed collisions etc. is because of insurance reasons. As Ozzy pointed out "back in the day" we played like the "big boys" no safety rules etc.

What...
Forum: Baseball Fri Oct 25, 2013, 12:35pm
Replies: 94
Views: 5,885
Posted By PeteBooth
Manny do you know why Fox discontinued using...

Manny do you know why Fox discontinued using Steve Palermo in the booth to explain certain situations?

I liked it when Palermo was in the booth. That way McCarver was kept in check and we did not...
Forum: Baseball Fri Oct 25, 2013, 09:30am
Replies: 94
Views: 5,885
Posted By PeteBooth
IMO, you are spot on in your assessment and I...

IMO, you are spot on in your assessment and I will add one more comment to that. IMO, baseball officials unlike other major sports officials are not held accountable.

Ed Hochule a well respected...
Forum: Baseball Fri Oct 25, 2013, 09:05am
Replies: 94
Views: 5,885
Posted By PeteBooth
Ozzy I'm starting to lean more on the "dark side"...

Ozzy I'm starting to lean more on the "dark side" and maybe umpiring schools need to change with respect to getting help.

We were "brainwashed' or whatever you want to call it when it came to...
Forum: Baseball Thu Oct 24, 2013, 10:11am
Replies: 94
Views: 5,885
Posted By PeteBooth
I did not personally see it. It was mentioned on...

I did not personally see it. It was mentioned on sports talk radio. I know they have been known to be wrong in the past. Perhaps there were adjacent TV screens and not the actual scoreboard that...
Forum: Baseball Thu Oct 24, 2013, 10:00am
Replies: 94
Views: 5,885
Posted By PeteBooth
[QUOTE] IR will NOT slow the game down. IMO,...

[QUOTE]

IR will NOT slow the game down. IMO, it will speed up the game.

Let's take last night

First Farrell comes out and argues (3-5 minutes)

Now the umpires huddle (another 3-5...
Forum: Baseball Thu Oct 24, 2013, 08:26am
Replies: 94
Views: 5,885
Posted By PeteBooth
Last night's play is a BIG reason why IR is...

Last night's play is a BIG reason why IR is needed. IR will actually speed up the game not take away from it.

You had John Farrell the Red Sox skipper come out and argue the call. Then the...
Forum: Baseball Tue Sep 03, 2013, 02:14pm
Replies: 70
Views: 4,512
Posted By PeteBooth
[QUOTE] Just want to understand your point...

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Just want to understand your point completely.

Using the example I gave

Your partner the BU calls out on a call at first base where F3 had to stretch. You as PU clearly see the...
Forum: Baseball Tue Sep 03, 2013, 12:14pm
Replies: 70
Views: 4,512
Posted By PeteBooth
Even if you do not ask him to? To me this...

Even if you do not ask him to?

To me this is no different then the BU making a call at first base on a swipe tag / pulled foot. You as PU clearly see that F3's foot is off the bag but your...
Forum: Baseball Tue Sep 03, 2013, 07:51am
Replies: 70
Views: 4,512
Posted By PeteBooth
Agreed if the "other" umpires are 150% certain...

Agreed if the "other" umpires are 150% certain that a rule was misapplied.

I give benefit of doubt to my partner making the call. Perhaps he saw something different then me.

Let's takes...
Forum: Baseball Thu Aug 29, 2013, 11:48am
Replies: 70
Views: 4,512
Posted By PeteBooth
[QUOTE] This is an umpire Forum and here is...

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This is an umpire Forum and here is what your friend said




I realize he is your friend but it is Hark who "blasted" the umpires who were present by saying that the "other" umpires...
Forum: Baseball Mon Aug 26, 2013, 12:24pm
Replies: 37
Views: 2,840
Posted By PeteBooth
The one "thing" we do not know is how these...

The one "thing" we do not know is how these umpires are instructed.

I cannot remember anyone getting tossed in the LL Regionals or LLWS and there were some actions that warrented it.

If you...
Forum: Baseball Mon Aug 26, 2013, 08:03am
Replies: 70
Views: 4,512
Posted By PeteBooth
[QUOTE] Told by whom? here is what...

[QUOTE]

Told by whom?

here is what you said which is what we are commenting on



It is you who are UIC that need to know umpire protocol.
Forum: Baseball Sat Aug 24, 2013, 09:00am
Replies: 70
Views: 4,512
Posted By PeteBooth
I think we can "guess" why there was not a...

I think we can "guess" why there was not a protest. The original poster saw the play different from you. You have a different version and my gut tells me
if we asked several people who were at the...
Forum: Baseball Fri Aug 23, 2013, 03:18pm
Replies: 70
Views: 4,512
Posted By PeteBooth
Disagree, As stated when the ball gets away...

Disagree,

As stated when the ball gets away from F2, B1 is not classified as the batter but as a member of the offensive team. Check your materials (MLBUM / JEA BRD etc.)

Pete Booth
Forum: Baseball Fri Aug 23, 2013, 02:27pm
Replies: 70
Views: 4,512
Posted By PeteBooth
[QUOTE] The KEY phrase in your OP ...

[QUOTE]

The KEY phrase in your OP

Catcher drops pitch and it rolls away.

Since F2 did not catch the ball cleanly Rule 6 does NOT apply here, rule 7 does. If you do not like 7.09(c) then...
Forum: Baseball Fri Aug 23, 2013, 01:26pm
Replies: 70
Views: 4,512
Posted By PeteBooth
Here's the Rule 7.09 It is interference by...

Here's the Rule

7.09 It is interference by a batter or a runner when—

(c) Before two are out and a runner on third base, the batter hinders a fielder in making a play at home base; the runner...
Forum: Baseball Thu Aug 22, 2013, 12:10pm
Replies: 107
Views: 10,484
Posted By PeteBooth
[QUOTE] Maybe in "your neck of the woods"...

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Maybe in "your neck of the woods" but I do not see this trend at all. It's about availability.

You could be the best official around, but if you keep saying no to certain assigments...
Forum: Baseball Wed Aug 21, 2013, 07:38am
Replies: 40
Views: 2,827
Posted By PeteBooth
Agreed, Dempster getting a 5 game suspension is a...

Agreed, Dempster getting a 5 game suspension is a joke. He doesn't miss a start. There should be different rules for pitcher's as opposed to position players.

Pete Booth
Forum: Baseball Tue Aug 20, 2013, 01:22pm
Replies: 107
Views: 10,484
Posted By PeteBooth
[QUOTE] Disagreeing is all part of the...

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Disagreeing is all part of the Internet Umpire Doscussion Forum setting. If we all agreed it would be boring.

IMO, you are comparing Apples / Oranges

In the example you gave College...
Forum: Baseball Tue Aug 20, 2013, 09:50am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,218
Posted By PeteBooth
There is no easy method for running tournaments...

There is no easy method for running tournaments IF you guarentee team A a certain number of games.

yeah I have done tournaments in which the HT even if leading would bat PROVIDED there was enough...
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