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Old Fri May 29, 2009, 06:59pm
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IQ in TV booth

OK, who has a higher IQ, the folks in the booth for the WCWS, or...my 17-month-old granddaughter? WCWS or...my cat? WCWS or...my dog?

If you answered WCWS to any of those, then what the %$#@ are you doing on an umpire message board?
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Old Fri May 29, 2009, 07:09pm
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Could someone remind me one more time how far the pitcher is from home plate? I cant seem to remember.
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Old Fri May 29, 2009, 07:10pm
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Could someone remind me one more time how far the pitcher is from home plate? I cant seem to remember.
Right on topic. It is the same as the IQ in the booth, 43
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Old Fri May 29, 2009, 07:51pm
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Right on topic. It is the same as the IQ in the booth, 43
Is that the average ... or the total?

I liked the "new rule in softball" that the umpire is not required to give the batter time whenever she asks.
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Old Fri May 29, 2009, 08:36pm
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There were no games going on when it was requested. She would have got time from me. Hog wash IMO.
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Old Fri May 29, 2009, 08:45pm
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Is that the average ... or the total?

I liked the "new rule in softball" that the umpire is not required to give the batter time whenever she asks.
I like the ball was "at the knee, but she didn't get the call (strike)".
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Old Fri May 29, 2009, 09:02pm
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Kearny, Keith, doing good job. Missed one at 2nd. I would have given the
one at 1st on double play for effort.
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Old Fri May 29, 2009, 09:16pm
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umm.. did I just hear from Mr. Kruk....

"The 2 and 0 pitch down in the dirt and you swing looking for anything and strike out."



I'm thinking we need them on the rules committee cuz I like that.
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Old Fri May 29, 2009, 09:18pm
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Kearny, Keith, doing good job. Missed one at 2nd. I would have given the
one at 1st on double play for effort.
The DP was a ham and egger. I eat that one for breakfeast.

Out every day all day every league...

And thats exactly what I'll tell a coach on that.. "Thats ham and eggs all day brother, you aint gettin that one."

Then they walk away confused but quiet... not wanting to admit they dont know wtf I'm talking about
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Old Fri May 29, 2009, 09:22pm
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Is that the average ... or the total?

I liked the "new rule in softball" that the umpire is not required to give the batter time whenever she asks.
Ive been working on that and even called an IP last week.

Pitcher lagging..batter asks for time "to take control" - "Play" I say ... I'm waiting.

IP.. ball.

I like the new rule its not a full IP with advancing the runner. Very useful.

Shaped that pitcher right up. ANd after a few "Play"s, batters quit asking.
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Old Fri May 29, 2009, 09:40pm
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Mendoza and Kruk

What's with these two playing with a ball? Same thing last night. If this is a product placement deal, someone better get them to show the logo
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Old Fri May 29, 2009, 11:11pm
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The first two games on Thursday the announcer kept saying "Baseball". I thought that was crappy.
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Old Sat May 30, 2009, 03:30am
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I haven't been watching lately (obviously) but they brought John Kruk back? Was this based upon his stellar perfromance during last year's WCWS?

Wade...that coach isn't going to be the only one that has absolutely no freakin' clue about what you're talking about.
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