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Real name:
Don Cossey

Location:
Henderson, NV

Division:
Men's 50

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June 7, 2019
DonC13
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: What Calls Can Be Questioned and Reviewed by Tournament Director

Dave...Thank you for the full and detailed response. I now understand your side of it. It is very scary that an umpire working a tournament this big and important, a TOC, did not know this basic rule. Maybe there needs to be a test or re-testing for umpires to make sure they know the basic rules of our game.
June 6, 2019
DonC13
Topic: Rules of the game
Discussion: What Calls Can Be Questioned and Reviewed by Tournament Director

I am putting this question here to get a for sure ruling, for any future situations, on what calls a Manager can question and what calls can or cannot be referred to the Tournament Director (TD) for review. My understanding is that a Misinterpretation of a playing rule can be but a Judgement Call cannot be questioned. If there is a 2nd umpire the umpire making the call can ask for input from the other umpire. Like when a ball is dropped on a tag play and the umpire making the call is blocked from seeing the ball come out and the other umpire has a better angle and seen the ball come out. The 2nd umpire can tell the umpire what they saw and it can be changed. Now for my question...Our situation was a fair call on a ball hit down the 3rd baseline that hit the ground past 3rd base On or Near the chalk line on the foul side. At the time of the hit, it was called fair and 2 runners scored and the batter got a triple. At this point, if the ball was actually fair or foul is irrelevant. The Manager asked for a Rule review by the TD. I believe that a Fair/Foul call is a Judgement call and should not be allowed to be reviewed by the TD or changed once made weather right or wrong. The umpire felt that the call was wrong and told that to the TD and the TD overturned the Fair call and reset the game to No Pitch. The best term I ever heard for questioning a judgment call is that a Judgment Call is like ringing a bell it cannot be un-rung. Sorry for such a long post and thank you in advance.
March 14, 2019
DonC13
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Spring worlds

When are we going to find out what city we are playing in? This is the most frustrating thing about tournaments out of town, Knowing WHERE we will be playing. This Tournament is 2 different cities and people need to finalize accommodations and now it is 1 week away. Can someone please give us a FOR SURE update not a TENTATIVE one?
March 10, 2019
DonC13
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Spring worlds

It has been a few days when will know who is where for sure so we can finalize hotels?
Jan. 30, 2018
DonC13
Topic: Tournaments
Discussion: Spring Worlds St George or Mesquite?

I agree that it would be GREAT to know what field a lot sooner to make reservations. Our team talked about getting an AirB&B house for a group of us but they have almost always have cancelation fees so we can't do it and had to book a room in each town that can be canceled. This is my biggest issue with all the tournament that we travel to. In Phoenix, I guessed wrong and had a 45-75 minute trip to the fields each morning depending on traffic.
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