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Forum: Baseball Sun May 06, 2018, 11:55am
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By JJ
Player-Coach?

Is a Player-Coach allowed in NCAA baseball?

JJ
Forum: Baseball Thu Oct 05, 2017, 09:54am
Replies: 4
Views: 608
Posted By JJ
Losing the count is never fun, and seldom ends...

Losing the count is never fun, and seldom ends well. You don't just lose the count, you also lose a little credibility.
Until you're secure in keeping the count (you never will be), your partner...
Forum: Baseball Sun Sep 17, 2017, 09:49am
Replies: 12
Views: 966
Posted By JJ
....waiting.....tick....tick....tick..... JJ

....waiting.....tick....tick....tick.....

JJ
Forum: Baseball Fri Sep 15, 2017, 08:05am
Replies: 4
Views: 823
Posted By JJ
Insurance - National Association of Sports...

Insurance - National Association of Sports Officials (http://www.naso.org/member-benefits/insurance/)

I joined NASO decades ago, primarily for the insurance coverage. It's top-notch, and part of...
Forum: Baseball Fri Aug 25, 2017, 02:19pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,006
Posted By JJ
I wear two ball bags when working the plate (NONE...

I wear two ball bags when working the plate (NONE on the bases!). I always wear BLACK ball bags, since 99% of the games I work require me to wear a black hat and either a black shirt or a light blue...
Forum: Baseball Mon Jun 19, 2017, 10:57am
Replies: 2
Views: 651
Posted By JJ
That's a practical use of the lineup card. Use...

That's a practical use of the lineup card. Use it for noting warnings and ejections as well as defensive and offensive trips. Note the inning, score, who the warning/ejection was given to, what it...
Forum: Baseball Sat Jun 17, 2017, 08:28am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,212
Posted By JJ
Agreed. Once he brings his hand together he'd...

Agreed. Once he brings his hand together he'd better either start his motion or step off. Separating his hands would be a balk.

JJ
Forum: Baseball Wed Jun 14, 2017, 06:08pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,212
Posted By JJ
I'm visualizing the pitcher on the rubber,...

I'm visualizing the pitcher on the rubber, looking in for the sign or just standing on the rubber BEFORE bringing his hands together at the beginning of his windup (in other words, standing there...
Forum: Baseball Wed Jun 14, 2017, 12:41pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,212
Posted By JJ
If a pitcher in the windup position reaches up to...

If a pitcher in the windup position reaches up to adjust his cap, or scratch his ear, or brush away a bug, I have nothing UNLESS the motion I see can be construed as the beginning of his pitching...
Forum: Baseball Wed Jun 07, 2017, 08:23pm
Replies: 2
Views: 569
Posted By JJ
Used to get questioned on this when the head...

Used to get questioned on this when the head coach was the 3rd base coach and had to walk back to the 1st base dugout when the inning ended - and he paused to pick up the ball on the ground to give...
Forum: Baseball Sun Jun 04, 2017, 08:56am
Replies: 10
Views: 897
Posted By JJ
Hmm....when I looked at the replay, I saw...

Hmm....when I looked at the replay, I saw Piscotty tagged sliding back into 3rd and he was called safe. Then I saw the runner from 2nd tagged while he and Piscotty were both on the bag and the...
Forum: Baseball Mon May 22, 2017, 06:24pm
Replies: 1
Views: 549
Posted By JJ
Pitching Requirement?

NFHS question: If the pitcher who has been pitching comes out and throws warmups for the next inning, must he pitch to a batter or can he be substituted for before he faces a batter in a new inning?...
Forum: Baseball Wed May 03, 2017, 08:37pm
Replies: 3
Views: 919
Posted By JJ
Out?

R3, R2. Outs not relevant. R3 gets picked off 3rd and gets in a rundown. While he's in the rundown, R2 advances to 3rd base. In the course of the rundown, F5 tags R2 while R3 is still between 3rd...
Forum: Baseball Mon May 01, 2017, 05:33pm
Replies: 12
Views: 3,442
Posted By JJ
Red flag for me. Was the "media report" quoting...

Red flag for me. Was the "media report" quoting the NFHS rule verbatim or just paraphrasing? People read or hear things from the media that are either just plain wrong, incomplete, or misquoted. ...
Forum: Baseball Sun Feb 12, 2017, 03:27pm
Replies: 9
Views: 2,204
Posted By JJ
OK, how would you adjudicate this NCAA scenario: ...

OK, how would you adjudicate this NCAA scenario: The runner is assisted by the 3rd base coach on his way to the plate, and is tagged at the plate. Would you call time at that point and call the...
Forum: Baseball Fri Sep 16, 2016, 06:59pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,707
Posted By JJ
Hmmm. The "folks" I was watching it with ARE...

Hmmm. The "folks" I was watching it with ARE umpires, so he shouldn't read into my statement that they were NOT. If I'm guilty of bus-throwing, then so is everyone else who says he didn't go,...
Forum: Baseball Thu Sep 15, 2016, 10:37am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,707
Posted By JJ
Gee, I'm so sorry. I thought we were posting...

Gee, I'm so sorry. I thought we were posting opinions of what we saw. I'll never do it again.
Forum: Baseball Wed Sep 14, 2016, 08:01am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,330
Posted By JJ
Sigh. One less guy to carry me..... JJ

Sigh. One less guy to carry me.....

JJ
Forum: Baseball Tue Sep 06, 2016, 10:51am
Replies: 3
Views: 591
Posted By JJ
Gear up and work from behind the plate. ...

Gear up and work from behind the plate. Everything is in front of you.
90% of a game is balls and strikes. Be where the action is.

JJ
Forum: Baseball Fri Jul 15, 2016, 07:59am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,220
Posted By JJ
It's where the BALL is when it's touched. ...

It's where the BALL is when it's touched.

JJ
Forum: Baseball Sat Jun 18, 2016, 08:25pm
Replies: 11
Views: 1,270
Posted By JJ
I'd let him come back as well at any level below...

I'd let him come back as well at any level below pro. Woe to him if he does or says anything that is out of line ("My player would not have been injured if you umpires would have done your job...")....
Forum: Baseball Sun Apr 24, 2016, 07:57am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,271
Posted By JJ
It would have to be rectified before the next...

It would have to be rectified before the next pitch. Much bigger can of worms could/would ensue if you waited.
If you waited, how many pitches could you let go before you changed the play? How...
Forum: Baseball Mon Apr 18, 2016, 07:04am
Replies: 8
Views: 728
Posted By JJ
Many players in the good old days didn't have...

Many players in the good old days didn't have long careers because they were not paid well enough to keep playing. Even many "stars" had off-season jobs to support their families.

JJ
Forum: Baseball Sun Mar 13, 2016, 05:36pm
Replies: 3
Views: 766
Posted By JJ
Batter Switches

In FED ball, when can a batter legally switch from right to left (or vice versa) while at bat? Rule citation or case book, please?

JJ
Forum: Baseball Sat Oct 24, 2015, 08:26pm
Replies: 5
Views: 864
Posted By JJ
It wasn't gray. It was light black. Black is...

It wasn't gray. It was light black. Black is OK. ;)

JJ
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