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Forum: Small Diamond 02-06-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,969
Posted By Ozzy
Re: Pitch Count.....

It's not just the dollars, it's the bullshit that you have to deal with in small fry ball. Leagues, parents, undisciplined coaches and the like.
Forum: High School 02-06-2017, 05:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,719
Posted By Ozzy
Re: Infield Fly

First of all, this is HS ball not LL. The coaches and players are supposed to know the situation at all times. So if the IFF is not called, they are supposed to know that it is an IFF situation,...
Forum: Small Diamond 02-03-2017, 05:51 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,969
Posted By Ozzy
Re: Pitch Count.....

I seem to remember crap like that back in the day. I agree, LL has gotten a bit ridiculous since I stopped in the '70's. I know that is how a lot of young umpires cut their teeth and learn bad habits...
Forum: Small Diamond 02-02-2017, 05:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,969
Posted By Ozzy
Re: Pitch Count.....

Many States are going this way.

On the LL comment, this is exactly what I would do. In a tournament, the official scorer is absolute and cannot be reckoned with. That is the unbiased person that I...
Forum: High School 02-02-2017, 05:18 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,291
Posted By Ozzy
Re: Force Play Slide Rule

Typ, do what Pete advises, then remember what I've said on this board for years.

You can't look at FED through OBR eyes!

At the back of the FED book is a list of the FED/OBR differences and...
Forum: General 02-02-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,386
Posted By Ozzy
Re: The Count.....

Okay, guys. How do you show a 3-0 count? How about a 0-2 count?

Just curious.
Forum: NCAA 02-01-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,890
Posted By Ozzy
Re: Double Tag Rotation Umpires Mechanic

I was taught that the 2 fists meant "on a fly ball" then the next indication was where the PU was going.

Normally I would see the PU pointing to the plate (I'm staying home) then the 2 fists (on...
Forum: High School 02-01-2017, 05:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,126
Posted By Ozzy
Re: HS Pitch Count

I'm not going to flame you.

Yes, they can have rulebooks for their own references such as questioning a rule, filing a protest, maybe even calling a play. It is not to pull out when discussing or...
Forum: High School 01-31-2017, 05:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,126
Posted By Ozzy
Re: HS Pitch Count

One of the big reasons for this in HS is because there is no way for the umpires on the field to have a verified account of the pitch count. A visiting coach could read a sports article in the local...
Forum: General 01-30-2017, 05:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,814
Posted By Ozzy
Re: HPU appearance..

I got some very good advice back when I started in the '60's. My mentor was a HS rules interpreter and he said:


If you dress like shit and you umpire like shit, you are shit.
If you dress...
Forum: High School 01-27-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,126
Posted By Ozzy
Re: HS Pitch Count

Here is a perfect example of what I have been saying for years. Here in CT, we don't quote the rule, we don't even care about the rule for pitch count in HS. If a coach has a question we tell him to...
Forum: Small Diamond 01-17-2017, 05:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,969
Posted By Ozzy
Re: Pitch Count.....

Just as a comment

There were pitch counts in HS ball (NHFS). It wasn't our responsibility as umpires to get involved as there was no way for us to confirm the actual pitch counts. It was up to the...
Forum: Small Diamond 01-10-2017, 05:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,593
Posted By Ozzy
Re: 2018 Bat rule

Time to go back to wood bats.
Forum: Professional 12-22-2016, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,207
Posted By Ozzy
Re: Replay review....

Yes, since day 1 of replay, MLB managers have been ejected for arguing after the final call is made/

The rule is, once he umpires on the field go to the replay, the decision of NY is final and...
Forum: General 12-21-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,105
Posted By Ozzy
Re: Social Media Policy

I've seen many officials get expelled because they couldn't keep their opinions off social media.


You are a sports official so anything you post will be "gospel" to the lay person.
Never...
Forum: General 12-07-2016, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,520
Posted By Ozzy
Re: Mele Kalikimaka & Hau Oli Makahiki Hou

Mike,
The best to you and your family
Forum: General 12-05-2016, 05:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,275
Posted By Ozzy
Re: Carl Childress

McGriffths was a hell hole, for sure!
Forum: Situations 11-30-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,487
Posted By Ozzy
Re: Infield Fly(My Post)

You're treading the line again, coach! The IFF is a rule and unlike a call, it has to be applied, where as a call can be made or not made. That's how it's taught in school so that people understand...
Forum: Situations 11-29-2016, 05:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,487
Posted By Ozzy
Re: Infield Fly(My Post)

Yes, the IFF is a RULE not a CALL so even if it isn't called, the IFF has to be applied if the conditions warrant it.

Furthermore, kudos to this league in keeping with tradition! That's how it was...
Forum: Mechanics 11-29-2016, 05:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,896
Posted By Ozzy
Re: Mechanics changes for set position?

I don't disagree but as a former evaluator, you have to go with the accepted mechanics of your association at the higher levels.

I had an umpire who when doing the plate, would miss at the most,...
Forum: General 11-29-2016, 05:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,275
Posted By Ozzy
Re: Carl Childress

Yup, you are correct and I suffer from CRS. We also had Tim C. on that very board with us.
Forum: General 11-28-2016, 05:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,275
Posted By Ozzy
Re: Carl Childress

Sad to hear. Carl & I had a lot of running conversations on the old billboards (before websites) we didn't always agree but we learned how to deal with the rules and interpretations. The up and...
Forum: Mechanics 11-10-2016, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,559
Posted By Ozzy
Re: Interesting 3rd Strike Mechanic

Simply show the strike signal you usually do then indicate the out - all done silently. If it's a small fry and he is confused, quietly tell him that it was strike 3.
Forum: Rules 11-08-2016, 05:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,467
Posted By Ozzy
Re: local rules

I could deal with #2 very easily.

F1 pitches, B2 takes the pitch, F2 receives the pitch as R1 attempts to steal. F2 throws a strike to F6 covering 2nd base tagging R1. I call time, put R1 on 2nd...
Forum: General 11-08-2016, 05:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,867
Posted By Ozzy
Re: My being "bossy".....again

For what it's worth, I was in your shoes way back when I started with LL officiating. I stepped in a couple of times when my partner obviously couldn't or didn't know how to handle the situation but...
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