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BrianC14
07-10-2008, 02:38 AM
http://www.comcast.net/articles/sports-mlb/20080709/20080709212323000000101/


:D

Ozzy
07-10-2008, 11:37 AM
http://www.comcast.net/articles/sports-mlb/20080709/20080709212323000000101/

:D
Sigh! It was an incorrect call that was properly corrected. Too many "incorrect" calls in the past 2 weeks for my taste! It seems that the Big Guys are not following the same rules that we are:

* See the play, see it again in your head, make the call.
* Let the ball take you to the play.
* Keep your eyes everlastingly on the ball.
* Remain vigilant at all times.
* One play, One call!

Note: Normally I defend our brothers in the Bigs but these last 2 weeks are just pathetic!

jacob_23
07-16-2008, 07:44 AM
[quote=BrianC14]
* Keep your eyes everlastingly on the ball.
Er... did you really mean to say this?

Ozzy
07-16-2008, 12:21 PM
[quote=BrianC14]
* Keep your eyes everlastingly on the ball.
Er... did you really mean to say this?I made the comment, not Brian and yes, I meant to say this.
From OBR 9.05
Keep your eye everlastingly on the ball while it is in play. It is more vital to know just where a fly ball fell, or a thrown ball finished up, than whether or not a runner missed a base. Do not call the plays too quickly, or turn away too fast when a fielder is throwing to complete a double play. Watch out for dropped balls after you have called a man out.
Simply put, without the ball, there is no play, no safe, no out, no nothing! There are plenty of references that tell us ".... let the ball turn you ...." or ".... letting the ball take you to the play." We all have certain things that are demanded of us but no matter how many umpires there are assigned to a game, one of them had better be watching the ball!

jacob_23
07-17-2008, 12:16 PM
From [b]OBR 9.05
Keep your eye everlastingly on the ball while it is in play.
Yes, I am aware that this is what OBR states. I guess my issue was with the work "everlastingly", as this OBR instruction is now widely ignored or even actively advised against. The mantra at umpire school is "watch the ball, glance at runners". Still, this is probably just semantics.