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Old Wed May 02, 2012, 08:19pm
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NFHS. Regarding ball rotation. Is it inappropriate if an umpire chooses to give another ball to the catcher between innings when a ball gets by the catcher warming up the pitcher. I do this in baseball to keep things going between innings. I was told by a fellow umpire that I shouldn't give the catcher another ball because the pitcher must keep throwing the same ball. After reading the ball rotation rule (Rule 6, sect 5) I don't see anything that says an umpire cannot do what I did. Thanks for your responses.
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Old Wed May 02, 2012, 08:38pm
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Other than if you are in the bottom half of the first inning and the original ball never went out of play. The pitcher must then throw the unused ball, if you are switching out balls with the catcher then the pitcher would not be throwing the unused ball.
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Old Wed May 02, 2012, 09:13pm
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Other than if you are in the bottom half of the first inning and the original ball never went out of play. The pitcher must then throw the unused ball, if you are switching out balls with the catcher then the pitcher would not be throwing the unused ball.
What would the penalty be ???
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Old Wed May 02, 2012, 09:23pm
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What would the penalty be ???
50 lashes to the umpire for switching the ball? The pitcher didnt do anything wrong, if the umpire switched out the ball the rules say she was suppose to throw it is the umpire who is circumventing the rule.
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Old Wed May 02, 2012, 10:04pm
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50 lashes to the umpire for switching the ball? The pitcher didnt do anything wrong, if the umpire switched out the ball the rules say she was suppose to throw it is the umpire who is circumventing the rule.

50? Are you sure? Where is that in the book? Why wouldn't there be an exception to the rule if it were what they wanted? Is there a case play I can ignore?

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Old Wed May 02, 2012, 11:15pm
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NFHS. Regarding ball rotation. Is it inappropriate if an umpire chooses to give another ball to the catcher between innings when a ball gets by the catcher warming up the pitcher. I do this in baseball to keep things going between innings. I was told by a fellow umpire that I shouldn't give the catcher another ball because the pitcher must keep throwing the same ball. After reading the ball rotation rule (Rule 6, sect 5) I don't see anything that says an umpire cannot do what I did. Thanks for your responses.
I see nothing wrong with it either. I do it all the time although it has never happened in the bottom of the 1st. I will certainly remember if it does cause I do not want to get 50 lashes. I wear two ball bags and have 5 balls if possible to start the game as I do not want to delay the game waiting for a game ball. The only time I would worry about ball rotation is at a national tournament.
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50? Are you sure? Where is that in the book? Why wouldn't there be an exception to the rule if it were what they wanted? Is there a case play I can ignore?

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I'm not sure what you are driving at here with the "anti-clone."
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I'm not sure what you are driving at here with the "anti-clone."
Then you aren't very bright are you?
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Then you aren't very bright are you?
What happened to the "Don't quote the trolls" rule?
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Old Thu May 03, 2012, 08:29am
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What happened to the "Don't quote the trolls" rule?
Rules are for clones.
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Just felt like the right time for some Alice Cooper.
And here I heard school's out for the summer, or is that forever?
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And here I heard school's out for the summer, or is that forever?
Only if you're Eighteen.
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