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Forum: NCAA 03-01-2012, 08:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,574
Posted By zam989s
Re: NCAA Exam Questioms

Yep. Here is the one that I missed that really got me going. We had a lengthy discussion about it on another forum and the NCAA definitely screwed this one up:



They had "D" as the correct...
Forum: Umpire Equipment 03-01-2012, 08:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,975
Posted By zam989s
Re: Putting a gloss on Reeboks.

The hairspray method is the only way I've really gotten them to shine. I clean them good and wipe them down and let dry, then spray a coat of hairspray on them and let it dry. It seems to form a...
Forum: General 08-07-2011, 03:47 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,982
Posted By zam989s
Re: Define Your Strike Zone ?

It's a strike until it's not.

If the catcher gets air under his armpit while catching a borderline high pitch, it's probably not a strike.

If the catcher sticks it below his knees on a...
Forum: Mechanics 06-03-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,339
Posted By zam989s
Re: LHP Move to !B

It is just as easy for the PU to call this with any number of umpires on the field. He often has the best angle for it anyway.
Forum: General 06-03-2011, 06:43 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,787
Posted By zam989s
Re: Tobacco Use - Automatic Ejection

He wasn't talking about whether or not you ignore tobacco use. His golf analogy was that you were setting yourself up for a beating by admitting that you use tobacco on the field, and that you take...
Forum: Newbies (NO flaming allowed!) 05-24-2011, 05:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,985
Posted By zam989s
Re: Losing the Joy.

Our H.S. association does not let you decline games when they are assigned. You get one turnback for free, then it's $5 per turnback after that, except for emergencies, work issues, or the chance to...
Forum: Umpire Equipment 05-12-2011, 03:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,873
Posted By zam989s
Re: Equipment Bags

Love the 36" Diamond. It is my favorite piece of umpire equipment.
Forum: Mechanics 04-27-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,376
Posted By zam989s
Re: Using other references to gauge a strike

Moving back does work, especially if you work high. I'm relatively tall and lanky, and I tuck my hands on the outside of my knees when I'm in my stance, so I set up somewhat high. I was having...
Forum: Mechanics 04-26-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,974
Posted By zam989s
Re: One-Knee Stance

Huh? You flinch and close your eyes on purpose?
Forum: Mechanics 04-26-2011, 06:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,376
Posted By zam989s
Re: Using other references to gauge a strike

Use your eyes properly, track the ball all the way to the mitt, see the catcher present the pitch, and call it. This may be difficult in 10U, but as you get into the 16U games it should be easier. ...
Forum: General 04-22-2011, 05:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,204
Posted By zam989s
Re: 2 from the throw

Only if the catcher is who caused the ball to go into DBT. If the ball had stopped rolling and the catcher ran over and knocked it into the dugout, the impetus would be on the that deflection, not...
Forum: Mechanics 04-04-2011, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,171
Posted By zam989s
Re: delayed dead ball signal

Yes, so you just point and call "That's obstruction" and let the play go on. Then award bases if necessary at the end.
Forum: General 03-18-2011, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,511
Posted By zam989s
Re: Change???

With 2 umpires? Who is going to be responsible for plays on the bases if you go out from the middle in 2-man?

Either you misunderstood and they were talking about the 3-umpire system or your...
Forum: General 03-18-2011, 03:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,624
Posted By zam989s
Re: Stick with your call

1. The BU can't "bust it out there" in 2-man. He can't leave the infield. You just have to get the best angle you can and stick with your call.

2. You can get help on a check swing no matter...
Forum: General 03-10-2011, 03:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,251
Posted By zam989s
Re: When do you ask for help on a check swing?

+1. I'm not sure why he asked at all if he was just going to give us a mini-clinic while he was here. He didn't even know what OBR is but he wants to tell us that the comments on the rules aren't...
Forum: Professional 03-08-2011, 08:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,381
Posted By zam989s
Re: 2011 Crews Announced

Either Jim Wolf changed his number or that's a typo, because he's usually 78. I only say this because he's my favorite MLB umpire.

Jock sniffing over.....
Forum: General 03-07-2011, 07:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,732
Posted By zam989s
Re: Resticting coach to bench

In FED the ejected player has to stay in the dugout. Just like in basketball he has to stay on the bench.
Forum: High School 03-06-2011, 05:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 919
Posted By zam989s
Re: Tobacco Use by Colleagues

I know of a good number of high school umpires locally who do it not only pre and postgame at the car, but during the game. Not only that, but I have seen one during a big summer tournament (While I...
Forum: High School 03-02-2011, 07:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,096
Posted By zam989s
Re: Batting Practice during game

That's all well and good, but around here, we don't pick this booger. If a player who dresses for the Varsity game but won't play until the JV game goes behind the dugout to get a few cuts in before...
Forum: High School 03-01-2011, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,096
Posted By zam989s
Re: Batting Practice during game

Then they can't chase foul balls outside the field either. Don't go fishing on this one. If they want to go to the cage, I'm not going to worry about it.
Forum: General 03-01-2011, 06:01 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,879
Posted By zam989s
Re: I wouldn't go for help

Instead of rarely doing the bases, why don't you work the bases more and get better at it so you don't have to throw calls at your partner?

Crossing your arms when your partner makes a call to...
Forum: Rules 02-28-2011, 04:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,661
Posted By zam989s
Re: Interference or Nothing?

How are you right if you haven't provided any sort of citation or interp? Just declaring that you're right doesn't make it so.

If it's no longer a batted ball after being deflected, then what is...
Forum: Rules 02-27-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,661
Posted By zam989s
Re: Interference or Nothing?

I don't know if it was this board or another one, but the MLB play that was posted was covered extensively last year when it happened, and it was agreed that the ball is still a batted ball after it...
Forum: Umpire Equipment 02-09-2011, 09:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 14,277
Posted By zam989s
Re: Wearing the Nutty Buddy

He even sent me a PM to further clarify things about my tights. Seriously, it's just a cup. Try a couple of different configurations and do what works best.
Forum: Newbies (NO flaming allowed!) 02-09-2011, 07:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 12,895
Posted By zam989s
Re: 2011 NFHS Rules Test

I don't really have a problem with open book testing, as it does make you get in the rule and case book to find answers, which leads you to studying other things as well when you're on your way to...
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