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Forum: Ejections 11-10-2006, 02:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,008
Posted By barton
First of all, I don't believe for one second that...

First of all, I don't believe for one second that any person who is currently or who has ever been a MAJOR LEAGUE UMPIRE "MLB" has ever stooped to umpiring at the CDP. Furthermore, the players at CDP...
Forum: Ejections 10-25-2006, 07:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,211
Posted By barton
He means that by you mentioning how mens leagues...

He means that by you mentioning how mens leagues players act like complete idiots, he's reminded why he doesn't work them anymore. I won't work them either. It's like baby sitting a bunch of drunken...
Forum: Ejections 10-25-2006, 05:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,211
Posted By barton
I don't do mens ball for the reasons you...

I don't do mens ball for the reasons you mentioned. I umpire for fun.

The first thing thee players say in mens ball when you run a guy is "Doesn't he get a warning?" That is the standard adult...
Forum: Ejections 10-25-2006, 05:07 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 9,008
Posted By barton
I think you mishandled this guy. In adult play it...

I think you mishandled this guy. In adult play it is almost "required" for a batter to question your strike three call with some kind of profanity. He has to do this to make sure his teammates see...
Forum: Rules 10-17-2006, 11:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,541
Posted By barton
When a rule misapplication is involved it is...

When a rule misapplication is involved it is entirely appropriate to call time and privately confer with the umpire who made the mistake. However, you cannot over-rule him. You present your...
Forum: Professional 10-10-2006, 02:26 PM
Replies: 18
Poll: Greg Gibson
Views: 5,800
Posted By barton
I did a mens 30+ game a few years ago where a...

I did a mens 30+ game a few years ago where a team with only 9 players left in the 8th inning, had a guy who was hurt and could not run. He was satying in the game to prevent a forfeit and playing 1B...
Forum: Ejections 10-10-2006, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,558
Posted By barton
Turm back the rest of your game in this...

Turm back the rest of your game in this tournament.
Forum: Ejections 09-25-2006, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,681
Posted By barton
JB, We get it.... 3 times?

JB,

We get it.... 3 times?
Forum: Ejections 09-22-2006, 01:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,681
Posted By barton
This kind of problem is a league specific thing....

This kind of problem is a league specific thing. Since the matter is not addressed in your league's rules then the president or commissionaer of the leage must make a decision. My gut feeling is that...
Forum: Situations 09-11-2006, 12:24 AM
Replies: 9
Poll: 8.05(d)
Views: 3,251
Posted By barton
Re: 8.05(d)

bread,

Yes you nailed it. I have nothing to say about the good call.

I would, however, like to point something out about the way you handled the coach's objections. If you description of the...
Forum: Ejections 09-05-2006, 12:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,315
Posted By barton
OOO = Overly officiciuos official IOW, an...

OOO = Overly officiciuos official

IOW, an umpire who calls ever little miniscule rule (usually only enforced on professional baseball, if anywhere at all). For example, if all the players on a...
Forum: Ejections 09-05-2006, 02:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,315
Posted By barton
Umpduck, How do you know nobody else can read...

Umpduck,
How do you know nobody else can read minds? Have you polled everyone here? Kinda presumptuous of you, don't you think ?
Forum: Ejections 08-24-2006, 04:39 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,260
Posted By barton
kin, How times have you had to deal with unruly...

kin,
How times have you had to deal with unruly fans in this manner?
Forum: Ejections 08-16-2006, 05:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,260
Posted By barton
Dad, If you allow me to stretch rule 5.10(a)...

Dad,

If you allow me to stretch rule 5.10(a) you do have the power to stop the game for unruly fans....

5.10(a) The ball becomes dead when an umpire calls "Time." The umpire in chief shall call...
Forum: Ejections 08-16-2006, 04:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,260
Posted By barton
It would seem to me in a situation where a fan...

It would seem to me in a situation where a fan was causing a disturbance the coaches are the guys you WANT to be there and on your side. Why toss them out of the game? I have never had to deal with...
Forum: Softball 06-28-2006, 01:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,014
Posted By barton
It is legal if it is done right. If the...

It is legal if it is done right.

If the pitcher is holds the ball in the circle, it does not stop and advancing runner.

If the batter-runner stops at firstbase when the ball is in the circle,...
Forum: Ejections 06-19-2006, 12:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,260
Posted By barton
When it comes right down to it, very often the...

When it comes right down to it, very often the umpire is oftne the only non-partisan person at games. I do alot of games at one of the local HS where one American Legion team meets another, there...
Forum: Ejections 06-12-2006, 10:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,443
Posted By barton
Can you show me any interpretation that says a...

Can you show me any interpretation that says a slow and deliberate turn of the shoulder to look a runner back after coming set is a balk? This isn't FED, this is LL. The only way you can balk a...
Forum: Ejections 06-12-2006, 01:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,443
Posted By barton
Can you show me any interpretation that says a...

Can you show me any interpretation that says a slow and deliberate turn of the shoulder to look a runner back after coming set is a balk? This isn't FED, this is LL. The only way you can balk a...
Forum: Ejections 06-11-2006, 12:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,443
Posted By barton
56, Putting yourself in that postision,...

56,

Putting yourself in that postision, umpiring against friends and with teams your own son is playing on is a lose-lose situation. avaoid it.

BTW, "F1 comes set, slowly turns his shoulder to...
Forum: Softball 06-06-2006, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,329
Posted By barton
Irishguy, If you think you will have this...

Irishguy,

If you think you will have this problem again in the furture, either with this team or this umpire, I suggest you buy a few cans of the fast drying white spray paint used to whiten up...
Forum: Softball 06-06-2006, 02:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,329
Posted By barton
If the box is not marked we do not suspend the...

If the box is not marked we do not suspend the batter's box rules.

It is understood that when playing on a field where the batter's boxes, (foul lines, and running lane) are not marked, they still...
Forum: Ejections 06-06-2006, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,435
Posted By barton
Jers, How do you think these LL coaches are...

Jers,
How do you think these LL coaches are going to learn the "rules?" Not by getting a free pass........ when you toss them you will be educating them too.
Forum: Ejections 06-06-2006, 02:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,923
Posted By barton
Mcmeyer, It sounds liek you handled the...

Mcmeyer,
It sounds liek you handled the situation well. It doesn't matter if the crowd can hear what the coach said. All that matter's is that YOU heard it and you didn't like it.

BTW, why did...
Forum: Ejections 06-05-2006, 05:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,435
Posted By barton
Re: Getting Soft

Jersey,

You let several appropriate opportunities to dump this guy go by. By doing this you have affirmed in his mind that his behavior was acceptable and he will persist in acting that way in his...
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