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Forum: Baseball Fri Feb 29, 2008, 01:58pm
Replies: 2
Views: 1,304
Posted By Jim Porter
MLB Playing Rules Committee 2008 Modifications

http://mlb.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20080228&content_id=2394685&vkey=pr_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb
Forum: Baseball Tue Oct 02, 2007, 03:45am
Replies: 137
Views: 8,762
Posted By Jim Porter
Here ya go: ...

Here ya go:

http://menotomyjournal.com/mlbvids/col.wmv
Forum: Baseball Thu Sep 06, 2007, 05:29pm
Replies: 51
Views: 3,660
Posted By Jim Porter
I was just writing out the decimal point number....

I was just writing out the decimal point number. My best error reading so far has been .18", or a little less than .20" = 2/10ths or 1/5th of an inch.
Forum: Baseball Thu Sep 06, 2007, 04:38pm
Replies: 51
Views: 3,660
Posted By Jim Porter
Oh yeah, and I was promoted to Tech Support a...

Oh yeah, and I was promoted to Tech Support a couple of weeks ago, so I'm not just an operator anymore. Now I supervise and assist operators at all venues across MLB when I'm not working at Chase...
Forum: Baseball Thu Sep 06, 2007, 04:34pm
Replies: 51
Views: 3,660
Posted By Jim Porter
I should have clarified this -- the virtual...

I should have clarified this -- the virtual batter you see is not accurate. That virtual batter is the same for everybody, except he's on the right side for a right-handed hitter. The strike zone is...
Forum: Baseball Thu Sep 06, 2007, 02:53pm
Replies: 51
Views: 3,660
Posted By Jim Porter
Here it is. The two red dots are the first two...

Here it is. The two red dots are the first two pitches of the at-bat and both were called strikes. He ended up walking.
http://menotomyjournal.com/mlbvids/chipper.jpg
Forum: Baseball Thu Sep 06, 2007, 02:37pm
Replies: 51
Views: 3,660
Posted By Jim Porter
The software displays the error margin for each...

The software displays the error margin for each pitch triangulated from three camera positions.
Forum: Baseball Thu Sep 06, 2007, 02:32pm
Replies: 51
Views: 3,660
Posted By Jim Porter
If any of you want to get a good idea of strike...

If any of you want to get a good idea of strike zone accuracy by MLU's you can watch the Gameday application. Most parks are now running the PITCHf/x tracking system which displays the path,...
Forum: Baseball Sun Sep 02, 2007, 11:41am
Replies: 43
Views: 4,345
Posted By Jim Porter
His other moves would be acceptable at the MLB...

His other moves would be acceptable at the MLB level I think.
Forum: Baseball Sun Sep 02, 2007, 02:27am
Replies: 43
Views: 4,345
Posted By Jim Porter
The move that starts at the 37 second mark in the...

The move that starts at the 37 second mark in the clip should be called a balk by every umpire on the face of the earth no matter what code you're playing under.
Forum: Baseball Sat Sep 01, 2007, 02:44am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,796
Posted By Jim Porter
Type B Obstruction - [email protected]

3BU Ed Hickox made this call during the 4th inning of last night's Orioles vs. Red Sox game. It is an excellent example of Type B obstruction where a runner is obstructed in one direction, but is...
Forum: Baseball Fri Aug 31, 2007, 03:24am
Replies: 41
Views: 3,307
Posted By Jim Porter
Direct Link To The Video...

Direct Link To The Video...
Forum: Baseball Thu Aug 30, 2007, 02:38am
Replies: 42
Views: 4,312
Posted By Jim Porter
Here is the video: Click Here For Video...

Here is the video:

Click Here For Video...
Forum: Baseball Mon Aug 27, 2007, 02:52pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,426
Posted By Jim Porter
Excellent work Rodney, and again --...

Excellent work Rodney, and again -- congratulations!
Forum: Baseball Sun Aug 26, 2007, 02:29am
Replies: 17
Views: 2,278
Posted By Jim Porter
It was San Diego @ Philadelphia, actually. The...

It was San Diego @ Philadelphia, actually. The Cubbies were in Arizona -- I know because I worked that game.

Here's the video:
SD vs Phi take-out at second...
Forum: Baseball Fri Aug 24, 2007, 01:10pm
Replies: 90
Views: 6,134
Posted By Jim Porter
That PU for Chinese Taipei vs. Japan was my very...

That PU for Chinese Taipei vs. Japan was my very good friend Dave Fogerty. He is the long-time UIC of District III Rhode Island where I was an ADA for a couple of years. He is also next in line to...
Forum: Baseball Mon Aug 20, 2007, 01:20am
Replies: 29
Views: 3,034
Posted By Jim Porter
Offerman lied in that article -- he most...

Offerman lied in that article -- he most certainly did take a swing at Beech. The slideshow clearly shows that.

But curiously enough, the blow appeared to land mostly on Beech's pitching hand. At...
Forum: Baseball Sun Aug 19, 2007, 05:20pm
Replies: 72
Views: 5,331
Posted By Jim Porter
I think charging a conference would be going a...

I think charging a conference would be going a step too far. But I also believe the plate umpire in this situation handled it well. Once the injury is no longer the focus of the delay, it's time to...
Forum: Baseball Sun Aug 19, 2007, 01:30am
Replies: 72
Views: 5,331
Posted By Jim Porter
Just wanted to interject here that Little League...

Just wanted to interject here that Little League rules limit the offense to one time-out per inning. So the fact that this coach was using an injury time-out as an opportunity to coach his player...
Forum: Baseball Thu Aug 16, 2007, 04:22pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By Jim Porter
Yes, but probably not more than one employee...

Yes, but probably not more than one employee posting on this forum. Thus my use of the word, "unique," here.
Forum: Baseball Thu Aug 16, 2007, 03:13am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,169
Posted By Jim Porter
I guess I have a unique perspective on this...

I guess I have a unique perspective on this situation. In order to work for MLB, I had to consent to background and credit checks. Needless to say, I don't make anywhere near the money or have nearly...
Forum: Baseball Sat Aug 11, 2007, 11:38pm
Replies: 43
Views: 3,880
Posted By Jim Porter
The top of the Little League strike zone is at...

The top of the Little League strike zone is at the armpit.
Forum: Baseball Tue Aug 07, 2007, 02:09pm
Replies: 0
Views: 951
Posted By Jim Porter
Al "Bobey" Salerno Passes

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Forum: Baseball Wed Aug 01, 2007, 12:47pm
Replies: 26
Views: 2,022
Posted By Jim Porter
Certainly if he reached his, "protected to," base...

Certainly if he reached his, "protected to," base and attempts -- on his own -- to advance to home, then you can certainly end his protection if the circumstances warrant. But when an obstructed...
Forum: Baseball Sun Jul 29, 2007, 11:06pm
Replies: 6
Views: 931
Posted By Jim Porter
Privileged is the general verbiage from J/R: ...

Privileged is the general verbiage from J/R:

"A fielder is privileged if he is trying to field a batted ball, and he is given priority to field it, and he is not chasing a deflected or missed...
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