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Forum: General 09-30-2011, 04:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,570
Posted By TBBlue
Booking Fees

Ladies and Gentlemen,

Long time, hope everybody is well. Joined new group with tons of weekend cash games. Booking Agent has now asked for reasonable fee per game. I have no issues. I don't want...
Forum: Rules 01-30-2011, 07:03 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,607
Posted By TBBlue
Re: UNdeclared INfield Fly

Ball is live on IFF. Runners do not return if ball is dropped and they don't get tagged out. IFF removes the force only by declaring the batter out. Runners may advance at their own risk. If you miss...
Forum: Ejections 10-25-2008, 11:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,030
Posted By TBBlue
I don't know...I'm tending to agree with lawump....

I don't know...I'm tending to agree with lawump. I'm thinking you enforced the rule to the letter of the law in your judgement, and grabbed the shitty end of the stick at the same time, as you had to...
Forum: Mechanics 10-25-2008, 11:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,227
Posted By TBBlue
Robby Rudds 3rd tip was the thing that helped me....

Robby Rudds 3rd tip was the thing that helped me. TIMING is crucial. On the bases you don't make the call until the play is over, correct? Same thing on the plate. The play (pitch) is not over until...
Forum: General 10-25-2008, 10:25 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 12,264
Posted By TBBlue
Haven't even read the responses yet, but to quote...

Haven't even read the responses yet, but to quote or paraphrase Tee somewhere in these 7 pages, red is for the disco. I will not wear red for any reason. It is simply because I think they look stupid...
Forum: General 10-25-2008, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,339
Posted By TBBlue
If I know he is a trained umpire, absolutely I...

If I know he is a trained umpire, absolutely I would have him work the bases. If he is dad out of the stands, or I don't know whether or not he is trained, I would politely decline.

Remember,...
Forum: General 10-25-2008, 09:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,996
Posted By TBBlue
OMG, I'm back, for at least a couple of...

OMG, I'm back, for at least a couple of minutes...Obvious Rays fan. But still an umpire. No interference. There must be actual interference. I judge no int. Pena usually makes that play anyway, he...
Forum: Ejections 05-12-2006, 04:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,294
Posted By TBBlue
The FHSAA flatly rejects FED restriction rule. If...

The FHSAA flatly rejects FED restriction rule. If the manager warrants enough of the umpires' attention to get formally "restricted" to the dugout, then that is an ejection in their book, and he goes...
Forum: Ejections 10-13-2005, 12:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,012
Posted By TBBlue
:lol: Well Rcichon, you brought me into this...

:lol: Well Rcichon, you brought me into this conversation :lol: :wink:

I umpire Fall Ball no different than I do any other baseball game - with the exception of line up cards. No fall coaches...
Forum: Ejections 10-10-2005, 12:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,012
Posted By TBBlue
I'm pretty tolerant in fall ball, and usually the...

I'm pretty tolerant in fall ball, and usually the players are just getting their swings and pitches in. Except for Scout Games, fall ball is developmental.

I was suffering through a 13 Yo game...
Forum: Softball 06-30-2005, 09:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,840
Posted By TBBlue
Participation. Little Barbie should have the same...

Participation. Little Barbie should have the same opportunity to pitch as Stud Sue. If Stud Sue isn't limited, Little Barbie will feel bad because she didn't get to pitch. LL rules (baseball and...
Forum: Ejections 06-23-2005, 07:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,315
Posted By TBBlue
I will allow a smart F2 question a pitch provided...

I will allow a smart F2 question a pitch provided he:

Continues in his crouch facing the pitcher, and phrases the question..."was that a little out, Blue?" He only gets one of these questions...
Forum: Ejections 06-23-2005, 03:05 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,315
Posted By TBBlue
Re: Umpire behavior

I agree, some umpires are worse than the participants. Yes, you can ask respectfully about calls. However, questioning balls and strikes is never "innocuous". It gets you on the bad side of the...
Forum: Health & Vision 06-13-2005, 02:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 7,148
Posted By TBBlue
I wear glasses. No biggie. I tried contacts,...

I wear glasses. No biggie. I tried contacts, can't wear them, so I wear the glasses. If you need them, wear them. Call a good game, and no one will bother you about them.
Forum: Jokes and humor 06-10-2005, 01:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,916
Posted By TBBlue
I think he's saying that he forgot his cup.

I think he's saying that he forgot his cup.
Forum: Ejections 06-08-2005, 02:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,792
Posted By TBBlue
Don't you love it when the summer coaches thank...

Don't you love it when the summer coaches thank you for doing their job as babysitters...taking care of the attitudes.
Forum: Ejections 06-05-2005, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,238
Posted By TBBlue
Actually in a LL tourney it is quite easy. Here...

Actually in a LL tourney it is quite easy. Here they have a "Zero tolerance Rule" that extends throughout the tourney site. Anyone can get tossed for being abusive. All you do is stop the game, call...
Forum: Ejections 05-31-2005, 04:31 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,994
Posted By TBBlue
Were the boxes legal--4x6 and lined up properly...

Were the boxes legal--4x6 and lined up properly with the plate. I had a game where the grounds crew messed up and had the boxes crooked. RH box was only 6" or so in front of plate and LH box gave...
Forum: Ejections 05-30-2005, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,966
Posted By TBBlue
I'm ejecting anyone who "gesticulates"...

I'm ejecting anyone who "gesticulates" immediately, without warning. 8O

On a serious note, he now knows you will pop him, so he will probably be better behaved with you in the future. If not, get...
Forum: Ejections 05-17-2005, 07:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,867
Posted By TBBlue
Exactly...For once, partner was on his own...I...

Exactly...For once, partner was on his own...I got the heck out of Dodge...
Forum: Ejections 05-17-2005, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,867
Posted By TBBlue
Suggestion...Eject the lead off guy of visitors...

Suggestion...Eject the lead off guy of visitors in first inning when he throws a forearm shiver to the catcher while the ball is bouncing around the outfield. (Partner did that) Balk same teams...
Forum: Ejections 05-13-2005, 02:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,483
Posted By TBBlue
Amen. I set a goal last year to not watch one...

Amen. I set a goal last year to not watch one second of a NBA game, but visited my brother one weekend and was forced to watch a playoff game. This year my record is perfect and looking good to...
Forum: Ejections 05-12-2005, 04:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,673
Posted By TBBlue
Should have never gotten to "tie goes to runner"....

Should have never gotten to "tie goes to runner". Report should have read "Mgr ejected for arguing balls and strikes in first inning."
Forum: Ejections 05-09-2005, 06:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 5,483
Posted By TBBlue
Thanks Rich, Anon, Mbyron, and Bama for saying...

Thanks Rich, Anon, Mbyron, and Bama for saying what I was thinking in a much more professional way than I was getting ready post. One of the main reasons the US is the greatest country in the world,...
Forum: Ejections 04-29-2005, 05:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,655
Posted By TBBlue
I had one a couple of weeks ago. The JV league I...

I had one a couple of weeks ago. The JV league I was working has an automatic ejection rule for tossing a bat or helmet in anger. Zero tolerance they call it. I rang up a catcher on what was probably...
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