Pre-Game Checklist

2020-03-31T12:59:10-04:00

Pre-Game Checklist

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Baseball-Pregame-Checklist

 FAIR/FOUL RESPONSIBILITIES
 LINE DRIVE AND FLY BALL COVERAGE IN THE INFIELD AND OUTFIELD
 BASE UMPIRE GOES OUT ON TROUBLE BALL; GO OUT & STAY OUT
 TOUCHING OF BASES & TAGUPS: BASE UMP: 1st & 2nd: BASE; PLATE UMP: 3rd & HOME
 ROTATIONS: TO THIRD:
1) 1st & 3rd BALL HIT TO THE OUTFIELD THAT DOES NOT REQUIRE A FAIR/FOUL RULING ON 1ST BASELINE
2) 1st & 2nd TAG UP ON HIT TO OUTFIELD PLAY AT 3RD **COMMUNICATION**
 RUN DOWNS: TAKE 50/50: UMP WHO HAS THE RUNNER COMING TOWARDS HIM HAS THE CALL
 SIGNALS & COMMUNICATION
 BALKS; ECHO CALL
 CHECK SWINGS
 BALLS IN THE DIRT, SWINGING THIRD STRIKE
 FOUL TIP THIRD STRIKE, CATCH OR NO‐CATCH
 FOUL BALLS OFF THE BATTER
 DOUBLE TAG UPS
 INFIELD FLY
 SWIPE TAGS AND PULLED FOOT PLAYS AT FIRST
 INTERFERENCE AT FIRST – 45 FOOTRUNNING LANE VIOLATION
 INTERFERENCE AT SECOND AND FORCE PLAY SLIDE RULE
 OVERTHROWS, DEAD BALL AREAS, AND BASE AWARDS
 APPEALS
 OFFENSIVE AND DEFENSIVE TIMEOUTS – KEEPING TRACK
 ARGUMENTS AND EJECTIONS *SHOW TEAMWORK*
 GETTING TOGETHER TO CONFER: BE HONEST, LETS GET THE CALL RIGHT
 USE OF INDICATOR?
 TIMING DEVICES/WHOS IN CHARGE OF KEEPING TRACK OF TIME
 MEETING BETWEEN UMPIRES INBETWEEN INNINGS
 ENFORCEMENT OF THE TIME BETWEEN INNINGS; 1 MIN OR 5 PITCHES
 PLATE MEETING: * ONLY PLATE UMPIRE SPEAKS AT THE PLATE MEETING, UNLESS BASE UMPIRE IS REQUESTED TO SPEAK*