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Unread 06-17-2012, 10:29 PM   #1
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Default How 'bout this call as a walk off...

U16 BB game, runners on 2nd and 3rd, knotted up 5-5 bottom of 8th (Extras), 2 outs... Defensive coach decides to IBB the 4th hitter (no brainer, right); playoff double elimination game...

Catcher steps out of the catcher's box a bit too early for the PU's liking; result - walk off balk...

I heard about it and could only shake my head (and quietly laugh my ass off)...

I mean, technically he's right... Do you make this call???
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Unread 06-18-2012, 12:28 AM   #2
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U16 BB game, runners on 2nd and 3rd, knotted up 5-5 bottom of 8th (Extras), 2 outs... Defensive coach decides to IBB the 4th hitter (no brainer, right); playoff double elimination game...

Catcher steps out of the catcher's box a bit too early for the PU's liking; result - walk off balk...

I heard about it and could only shake my head (and quietly laugh my ass off)...

I mean, technically he's right... Do you make this call???
No Way do you make that call.
As you said Technically correct but that is a dirty end of a stick to grab
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Default Re: How 'bout this call as a walk off...

Or, as some have intoned, even if he's right, he's wrong.
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No Way do you make that call.
As you said Technically correct but that is a dirty end of a stick to grab
Is there even a stick in that mess he just grabbed?
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We are in the midst of Pony tournaments here in Hawaii and one of our guys made such a call last week...Ironic...

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Default Re: How 'bout this call as a walk off...

UTrip world series 2 years ago, HP balks in the winning run on pickoff move to 2b in an elimination game. Can you say s**t storm boys and girls?
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Is there even a stick in that mess he just grabbed?
I almost busted the stitches in my chest when I just laughed! Ow that hurts.

I am picturing a whole bucket of sh*t and no stick to grab onto in this case. Way to make the game about you, umpire. This is the kind of crap that gives umpires a bad name.
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U16 BB game, runners on 2nd and 3rd, knotted up 5-5 bottom of 8th (Extras), 2 outs... Defensive coach decides to IBB the 4th hitter (no brainer, right); playoff double elimination game...

Catcher steps out of the catcher's box a bit too early for the PU's liking; result - walk off balk...

I heard about it and could only shake my head (and quietly laugh my ass off)...

I mean, technically he's right... Do you make this call???
Technically he could have been wrong also.
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Default Re: How 'bout this call as a walk off...

Ha, was at Cooperstown a few weeks ago as an umpire and my partner balked in the winning run because the 12 year old pitcher ran the stop sign.
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