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Comment by Duane Nwibl on November 22, 2016 at 6:38pm

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Comment by Pelle Högström on March 30, 2015 at 6:38pm
Hello everybody, I'm not a real umpire myself and do not really aspire to become one but I do think that a better understanding of the works of an umpire will help me become a better player and person, hope that is okay...
Comment by Philip D. Harris on March 25, 2015 at 2:32pm

Good afternoon, I am a youth umpire scheduler in Kansas City. If you are in the Nashville area I have a great umpire who has relocated to Nashville and would like to continue calling games.  Please reach out to me if you have means to connect with a scheduler in Nashville area -

Comment by Bill Stanton on March 25, 2015 at 10:53am

Kip- I was sitting close to the field and that was the coaches argument. He felt that the ball was thrown and the batter deserved to be on first after being hit by the pitch. The umpires explained that once the Balk was called, the play was dead.

Comment by Kip Gross on March 24, 2015 at 4:55pm
Although you can balk from the windup, I'm curious to know if college rules are the same as professional. Here in California, a high school BALK stops all action immediately. Professional, action continues till that play is stopped. In other words, swing the bat in professional baseball if you hear BALK from an umpire.
Comment by Kip Gross on March 24, 2015 at 4:37pm
Although you can balk from the windup, I'm curious to know if college rules are the same as professional. Here in California, a high school all stops all action immediately.
Comment by Bill Stanton on March 24, 2015 at 4:36pm
He was in the stretch. My bad for typing windup.
Comment by Michael Richards on March 24, 2015 at 3:46pm

"Comment by Bill Stanton 51 minutes ago

I'm at a college game right now. Pitcher started windup. Field umpire called a balk. Pitcher threw the pitch and hit the batter.
Umpires huddled and put the runner on 2nd base on 3rd and had the batter return to the batters box.
Did they get the call right?"
No.  He didn't balk.  He pitched from the windup which is legal even if a runner is on with an unoccupied base ahead of him.
The call should have been a no pitch.
Comment by Bill Stanton on March 24, 2015 at 2:50pm
I'm at a college game right now. Pitcher started windup. Field umpire called a balk. Pitcher threw the pitch and hit the batter.
Umpires huddled and put the runner on 2nd base on 3rd and had the batter return to the batters box.
Did they get the call right?
Comment by Michael Paes on March 15, 2014 at 10:04am

Guys:

Stray thought after watching Sportscenter top ten.  Is there anything in the rules preventing a pitcher from using a softball style windmill delivery?  Not sure it could be done from the stretch, I am surprised no one has tried it, with the speed and movement softball pitchers get.

I know Satchel Paige and others windmilled at the start of their deliveries, but it wasn't done for momentum, like the softball delivery.

Thanks.

 

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