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Small Town Teams, Big League Dreams

Small Town Teams, Big League Dreams

Concussion Info

CDC HEADSUP to Brain Injury Awareness 
Keeping children and teens healthy and safe is always a top priority. Whether you are a parent, youth sports coach, school coach, school professional, or health care provider, this site will help you recognize, respond to, and minimize the risk of concussion or other serious brain injury. 


Dead Ball area Video - The player steps into the dugout (dead ball area)

Catch/No Catch Video - Don't listen to the commentators...this is NOT a catch by definition.

Catch/No Catch Video #2 - (this is a good example of it being adjudged, it is the umpire's judgment - don't worry about all the wacky stuff going on after, you are looking at the catch....Ask the question, did he have secure possession. By the camera angle looking in from the outfield, you can see the ball fall out of his glove, so I would have said "no catch". But I have the luxury of looking at it in slow motion from multiple angles, so you can't fault the umpires. It's not an easy call.)

Foul Tips

A video of a good plate meeting (the rule is 8 pitches or 1 minute)

Stepping into dead ball area

Umpire Interference 

Called third strike w/umpire interference

Batting out of Order

Video #1 Cincinnati v. Mets

Video #2 Double by Posey

Detached Equipment

Detached equipment  
(throwing a glove at hit ball = 3 base award)

Detached equipment 
(thrown ball = 2 base award)

Pitcher throws it away (as a fielder) 2 base award, "it's not a balk" This is hard to see, watch carefully at the pitcher around 10s into the video. Umpires got it correct, the announcer got it wrong.

Base awards from pitcher

Good Video for Obstruction


Multiple Videos of Balks
Balk compilation


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