yeah, I know. And in other shocking news, the sun is still hot!
Junior Little League game: I’m doing the bases to help guide a new umpire who is doing the plate for the first time. Had a couple of tricky plays:
R1,R3, nobody out. R1 is stealing on a pitch. A pop up behind the shortstop. He catches it, and R1 realizes it’s caught and starts going back to first base. The shortstop fires a bullet towards first… and throws it over the first baseman and out of play. I call “TIME!” (note: this all happened before R1 returns to 1st base). PU awards R3 home, and R1 second base. I try to catch PU’s attention and point to 3rd, and he gives me a quizzical look, I nod my head, and he says “runner – 3rd base”. Well that brings out the defensive coach to question the rookie ump.
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
(Editor's Note: This is the May installment of the power ranking series, provided by Ruben from the Red Sox Nation in Alberta blog, who is letting me cross-post here. Feel free to add your comments. -- Reg)
Now that the season is 1 month old, time to update the power rankings and give my readers a chance to comment on some laughably bad predictions that I had made earlier. Not unexpectedly there is a new team atop the rankings. And it has as much to do with Philadelphia's league best 18-8 start as it has for previously #1 ranked Boston's underwhelming April. With that unsurprising spoiler out of the way, here are the full rankings.