Re: Postseason Scoreboard watching....
Originally Posted by GullyFoyle
It's sounds like that all umps would make the same call based off of their official training. This obviously false. Based from other umps here and on TV.
No, that's not what it is I'm saying. I'm saying all umps be instructed to until it's apparent. There's still some subjectivity as to what constitutes ordinary effort. I said "generally" if an infielder doesn't have to sprint to get to a ball, it's considered ordinary by umpires. That's typically how it's instructed, but it's not a hard and fast rule. But not every umpire is going to rule that way. Waiting to make that call is absolutely within the proper training though. It doesn't have to be immediately apparent, it only has to be immediately called *when* it's determined that it's apparent. The rule doesn't dictate how soon in the play it has to be apparent for a play to be considered 'ordinary effort.'
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