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Forum: High School 02-17-2012, 03:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,281
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Forum: Umpire Equipment 02-17-2012, 03:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,436
Posted By BrianC14
Re: Underneath the plate coat

+1. ;) Wear what you like. You're likely to be in very small minority of guys that are wearing a plate coat anyway, so wear it the way you want.
Forum: Rules 02-17-2012, 03:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,202
Posted By BrianC14
Re: tobacco rules - e-cigerettes/nicotine patches..

Say WHAT?!? Are you joking here ? :confused: Bubble gum is a "tobacco-like product"? 8-O
Forum: General 02-17-2012, 03:30 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,786
Posted By BrianC14
Re: Is umpire school right for me?

Totally different era, and unheard of for that sort of thing happening in today's environment.

My advice to mtlion55: if you love being a cop, keep at it. Why would you walk away from all that...
Forum: General 02-15-2012, 04:38 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,528
Posted By BrianC14
Re: Fair or foul

I remember that question on last year's FED test.
My first thought was, "Man, that must have been an awfully big rock!" :eek:
IMO, it's a silly question built around a silly rule. :-|
Forum: Umpire Equipment 11-23-2011, 02:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,204
Posted By BrianC14
Re: Baseball's dirty little secret

Honigs sells it too.
http://www.honigs.com/sub/38/MUD

Most teams I work these days have baseballs all ready to go before I even arrive, which is nice.
There have been days were the home team's...
Forum: Professional 09-26-2011, 04:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,233
Posted By BrianC14
Bummer.

http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=19618451

Did Dreckman play football in college? Nice pancake job here.

:cool:
Forum: Situations 09-09-2011, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,173
Posted By BrianC14
Re: plate completely disappears

Wait - how'd you know it was a close play?

Is judgement involved? Only on every tag play.

Just out of curiousity, was this a night game? :mrgreen:
Forum: Professional 09-06-2011, 10:21 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,092
Posted By BrianC14
Re: Joe West Again!!!!

Well that was part of the 'Pretend' scenario, that they asked your opinion and what you saw.

Aside from that little exercise, you seem to be looking for something in the rule book that simply...
Forum: Professional 09-06-2011, 10:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,092
Posted By BrianC14
Re: Joe West Again!!!!

OK, so let's play "Pretend".

Pretend you're a AAA call-up umpire, working your first MLB game, and this incident occurred.
You get together with Joe West and the rest of the crew, and they ask...
Forum: Professional 09-06-2011, 09:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,092
Posted By BrianC14
Re: Joe West Again!!!!

Then read this press release from MLB:

http://seattle.mariners.mlb.com/news/press_releases/press_release.jsp?ymd=20080826&content_id=3370520&vkey=pr_mlb&fext=.jsp&c_id=mlb

Which states, in...
Forum: Professional 09-06-2011, 03:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,092
Posted By BrianC14
Re: Joe West Again!!!!

So whatever happened to the adage, "getting the call right" ?

As this played out, the correct call was made, Pence is out, and Howard is back at 1B.

What baffles me is how this fan interference...
Forum: Umpire Equipment 08-30-2011, 02:24 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 10,496
Posted By BrianC14
Re: Are Doeskin Pads Worth It?

I don't have any experience using the doeskin, but I always liked the amara suede leather pads. No stains/discoloration with them.
Forum: Umpire Equipment 08-25-2011, 03:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,062
Posted By BrianC14
Re: Hats

My local Honig's farms the embroidery out to someone locally; it hasn't been all that economical, especially when the volume is very small.

I was able to find a Mom & Pop sporting goods store...
Forum: Ejections 08-25-2011, 03:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,990
Posted By BrianC14
Re: ejection or not?

I agree, except the second HBP was with a breaking ball... that's not much of a retaliation pitch, IMO. Taking the totality of the circumstances into mind, I'd likely have let that one go before...
Forum: Ejections 08-23-2011, 04:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,101
Posted By BrianC14
Re: Got one this past weekend

I'm going to correct myself and also apologize here. First, I"m assuming that in your situation, Baloo, that F4 was moving in as he made his shoe-top catch.

The CCA manual has U3 (when in 'C')...
Forum: Professional 08-22-2011, 08:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,927
Posted By BrianC14
Re: OUT ????

I don't see a problem with his positioning or his stance. Head seemed to be still at the critical moment, and he's got a clear view of things. It was certainly a banger, he just decided that the...
Forum: Ejections 08-22-2011, 08:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,101
Posted By BrianC14
Re: Got one this past weekend

+1. And based on U24's post about this guy, it sounds like he's got some issues that might be better sorted out away from baseball.
Forum: Ejections 08-22-2011, 08:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,101
Posted By BrianC14
Re: Got one this past weekend

Time to reprogram your autopilot, then. How are you "so focused" that you don't know your responsibilities when working the C spot?
Forum: Situations 08-21-2011, 09:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,036
Posted By BrianC14
Re: Triple Play

Nothing wrong on your part, then - I wouldn't mind have a triple play during a game - it would certainly keep the game moving along. ;)
Forum: Situations 08-21-2011, 07:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,036
Posted By BrianC14
Re: Triple Play

I don't see where you missed anything, unless you wanted to reply to his question, "Why did you call three outs?", you might have replied, "Because we can't call four outs." :evil:

One...
Forum: Small Diamond 08-21-2011, 03:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,433
Posted By BrianC14
Re: no obstruction at the plate

Then who was the elderly gent that was working the dish in Saudi vs. Netherlands? Did that guy EVER call a strike? I didn't watch the whole game, but man, that guys timing was SO fast - I swear...
Forum: Situations 08-21-2011, 03:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,855
Posted By BrianC14
Re: Do You Balk This?

+1. Yeah, now we seem to have gone the other direction here...
Forum: Situations 08-19-2011, 10:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,855
Posted By BrianC14
Re: Do You Balk This?

Does this approach extend to:

- interference; "But he didn't mean to run over the second baseman, the guy was just in his way and he has a right to the base."

- obstruction (see above, in...
Forum: Situations 08-19-2011, 04:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,855
Posted By BrianC14
Re: Do You Balk This?

None of that matters. If this is a balk in a meaningless game between two of the friendliest teams in the world, and the score is 8-0, you still balk it, because it's a balk. You would most...
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