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Forum: Baseball Fri Jun 28, 2019, 10:06pm
Replies: 2
Views: 174
Posted By Stat-Man
2020 NFHS Rule Change

Only one change coming: an expanded DH rule that seems more confusing than helpful on the surface. :confused:

(Link...
Forum: Softball Fri Jun 28, 2019, 09:56pm
Replies: 16
Views: 541
Posted By Stat-Man
Full article from the NFHS Web Site: (Link...

Full article from the NFHS Web Site: (Link (http://nfhs.org/articles/new-definition-for-damaged-bats-highlights-high-school-softball-rules-changes/)) (Archive (http://archive.fo/tVcfW))
Forum: Basketball Thu May 16, 2019, 08:00pm
Replies: 91
Views: 2,890
Posted By Stat-Man
The NFHS does allow some limited experimentation....

The NFHS does allow some limited experimentation. In my pre-officiating days, our state was allowed to experiment with the running clock point-differential rule before the option was adopted...
Forum: Softball Sat Apr 13, 2019, 04:28pm
Replies: 25
Views: 639
Posted By Stat-Man
I'm not sure if Mass. requires umpires to observe...

I'm not sure if Mass. requires umpires to observe the post-game handshakes like they do (or did) for basketball. Other than that, CecilOne is right that unless one of your sanctioning bodies...
Forum: Basketball Wed Mar 20, 2019, 10:16pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,975
Posted By Stat-Man
I believe one of the mantras I've seen on here...

I believe one of the mantras I've seen on here goes, "If you call out of your area, get an elephant and not a mouse."

A travel that is marginal at best in both real-time and slow-motion is...
Forum: General / Off-Topic Tue Mar 19, 2019, 10:38pm
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By Stat-Man
I used NAICS Code 711219. That appears to be the...

I used NAICS Code 711219. That appears to be the current one for referees and umpires.
Forum: Softball Mon Mar 18, 2019, 10:41pm
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By Stat-Man
I'm not sure if NFHS softball has a ruling on...

I'm not sure if NFHS softball has a ruling on this but NFHS baseball has added an interpretation this year stating its legal.
Forum: Basketball Sun Mar 17, 2019, 10:28pm
Replies: 30
Views: 1,975
Posted By Stat-Man
It must be the end of a sports season in Michigan...

It must be the end of a sports season in Michigan again: Mick McCabe wrote one of his usual Post-Season Bash the Refs articles. :rolleyes: :(
Forum: Basketball Tue Mar 05, 2019, 05:25pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,040
Posted By Stat-Man
In a recent game when a player picked up five...

In a recent game when a player picked up five fouls, I noticed a sub at the table. So, I notified the coach and then asked, "Is this the replacement?"


Doing this, I can replace the player and...
Forum: Basketball Tue Mar 05, 2019, 05:18pm
Replies: 36
Views: 1,243
Posted By Stat-Man
Congrats, Rut. :)

Congrats, Rut. :)
Forum: General / Off-Topic Thu Feb 14, 2019, 09:54pm
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By Stat-Man
I know taxpayers won't get a 199-A deduction if...

I know taxpayers won't get a 199-A deduction if their self-employed insurance premiums are equal to or greater than their Net Schedule C income.

For anyone using tax software, the program...
Forum: Basketball Tue Feb 12, 2019, 12:37am
Replies: 79
Views: 2,237
Posted By Stat-Man
Any game where the clock stays running for long...

Any game where the clock stays running for long periods of time is usually a good one - slowdown games included. :D
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Multi-quote doesn't seem to work for me, but I wanted to add $0.02 about the...
Forum: Basketball Sun Feb 10, 2019, 11:59am
Replies: 21
Views: 733
Posted By Stat-Man
Are you sure it wasn't the 1987-88 season? I was...

Are you sure it wasn't the 1987-88 season? I was a high school freshman that year and that was the first one with the three-point line both on our court and in use during the season.
Forum: Basketball Sun Feb 10, 2019, 11:43am
Replies: 79
Views: 2,237
Posted By Stat-Man
The NFHS committee seems determined to make the...

The NFHS committee seems determined to make the HS game more like college in light of recent year proposals and rule changes - especially those proposals that haven't been adopted apparently...
Forum: Basketball Wed Feb 06, 2019, 08:36pm
Replies: 82
Views: 3,001
Posted By Stat-Man
Both the 2017-19 NFHS Officials Manual, 2 Person...

Both the 2017-19 NFHS Officials Manual, 2 Person Crew Item 4.3.3 and the MHSAA-specific Mechanics Manual spell out instances where the lead may go ballside to cover a match-up.

I can't speak for...
Forum: Basketball Tue Jan 29, 2019, 09:47pm
Replies: 39
Views: 1,509
Posted By Stat-Man
Michigan's Rule:

Michigan's Rule:
Forum: Basketball Wed Jan 23, 2019, 04:57pm
Replies: 5
Views: 296
Posted By Stat-Man
I've seen college shot clocks malfunction twice...

I've seen college shot clocks malfunction twice in my time as a statistician. Both times were on the road, for what it's worth.

In one instance, it happened during the game before ours at a...
Forum: Basketball Wed Jan 16, 2019, 10:07pm
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By Stat-Man
Congratulations. One's first varsity game is...

Congratulations. One's first varsity game is usually one to remember. I'm sure you'll do well and exude confidence out there. :)
Forum: Basketball Sun Jan 13, 2019, 12:19pm
Replies: 13
Views: 521
Posted By Stat-Man
I'd call the foul. If this was the buzzer for any...

I'd call the foul. If this was the buzzer for any period but the final one, we'd then shoot the bonus. For a buzzer at the end of the game, we'd shoot the bonus only if it would affect the game's...
Forum: Basketball Mon Jan 07, 2019, 10:44pm
Replies: 16
Views: 763
Posted By Stat-Man
If there's a plus side to this, officials that...

If there's a plus side to this, officials that have this team for the remainder of the season may be more aware and vigilant in identifying the proper free throw shooter.
Forum: Basketball Sat Jan 05, 2019, 11:18pm
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Stat-Man
The first clip in real time had a bad angle, so...

The first clip in real time had a bad angle, so it was hard to tell.


The two slow motion clips with a different angle showed what looks like the post player establishing his left foot as the...
Forum: Basketball Tue Dec 25, 2018, 12:19am
Replies: 27
Views: 971
Posted By Stat-Man
Each summer, I set up partial-day blocks for the...

Each summer, I set up partial-day blocks for the coming academic year based on my Monday-Friday work schedule. At some point this fall, I accepted a game and noticed all of my partial-day blocks I...
Forum: Basketball Fri Dec 21, 2018, 11:08pm
Replies: 8
Views: 412
Posted By Stat-Man
Funny to see this come up. I had this happen last...

Funny to see this come up. I had this happen last weekend in a 6th grade girls game.

Early in the game, I thought I heard an assistant complaining about a no-call, but since I couldn't tell for...
Forum: Basketball Wed Dec 05, 2018, 08:30pm
Replies: 20
Views: 726
Posted By Stat-Man
I've only called it once in six years. ...

I've only called it once in six years.


Someone from the home team spilled a bit of water on the court right as the timeout ended. Had they been able to clean it up right away with little to no...
Forum: Basketball Wed Nov 21, 2018, 05:18pm
Replies: 6
Views: 606
Posted By Stat-Man
Is there a reason D1 officials would request a...

Is there a reason D1 officials would request a copy of the box score? :confused:


FWIW, I was a college statistician for schools that were members of the NAIA, USCAA, or NJCAA for a number of...
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