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Nov. 1, 2010
Men's 70
439 posts
double elemination game during a tournament. runner on first, next batter hits a ground ball to 2nd baseman who has trouble handling the ball ( approx 7ft from 2nd base ). the 2nd basement recovers in time to tag the runner going to 2nd. the one umpire did not have a proper angle and calls the runner safe , but everybody on both teams see that the runner was tagged out . the players in the field complain, and look at the player to see what he is going to do . should the player call himself out, or take the call and stay at 2nd with everybody glaring at him. WHAT WOULD YOU DO ????
Nov. 1, 2010
Men's 65
4549 posts
Vast majority of players would take the call.
I have, and then after the game, tell the ump he screwed up. One or two just like that or at 3rd.
That is why there is no room for lazy umps who don't move from behind the plate to see calls. There are umps at both ends of the spectrum. But they are human and do make errors.
Nov. 1, 2010
mad dog
Men's 65
4153 posts
depends on what type of tourney,if its just a fund raiser type,i'll prolly say something,if its a real one,just shut up and play on.
Nov. 1, 2010
mad dog
Men's 65
4153 posts
also forgot,frankie i would of slapped you for not running faster,....DOH,LOL.

hey you going down to austin,if so i'll see ya there....
Nov. 1, 2010
Fred Scerra
Men's 80
542 posts
We are taught when umpiring you don't call what you don't see, so in that case I stay on 2nd.

Just one of those things when you only have one ump.
Nov. 1, 2010
1610 posts
If I'm the base runner I take the call.
If I'm the fielder and it's a 2 man umpire crew I'll ask the base umpire to ask his partner for help.
If I'm the fielder and it's only a 1 umpire system then I suck it up as a bad call and move on.
Nov. 2, 2010
Men's 50
1375 posts
stick is 100% correct.
Nov. 2, 2010
Men's 65
2238 posts
Again-stick8 is absolutely right. We had a call in one of our games in Phoenix. I was playing first with a man on first. The batter hit a line drive to short, who caught it and threw to me at first. I was cutting behind the runner, but the throw was low and I short hopped it on the run. Because of the low throw, I was concentrating on catching the ball and not on hitting the base. Imagine my surprise(and it showed on my face to the amusement of everyone in the game) when the base umpire called the runner out. I was wondering if somehow I had actually touched the base, but I didn't think so. They did appeal to the home plate ump and he reversed it correctly. I thought the umpiring was excellent during the worlds.
Nov. 2, 2010
mad dog
Men's 65
4153 posts
webbie yeah we get away with stuff sometimes,lol.i know i have made many a sweep tag at 2b to get an out with no touching of the runner.......... or the MLB DP of just getting close to 2b for the force..
Nov. 2, 2010
34 posts
Fact of life in a 1 umpire game. I'm told that the young boys who play in the same park where our senior leagues play will do this: Runner on 2nd base, 2 outs, flyball hit to right field. Runner heads for 3rd base and, when he sees the umpire is focusing on whether or not the catch will be made, simply turns left and goes home without ever reaching 3rd base! They claim it has had 100% success so far. Cheating in softball! Who would have thought that?
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