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There’s No Upside...

Michael Leavitt shares his innermost thoughts as they relate to his personal and family life. He can be heard to say often to his kids... “There’s no upside!”

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"Fielder's Balk"... Is there such a violation?

"Fielder's Balk"... Is there such a violation?

Badge Michael-A-160I just finished another umpiring write-up, this time dealing with where a first baseman can stand when he is holding a runner on first base.

SCENARIO: Runner on first and the first baseman is holding him on with his foot in foul territory before and throughout the pitch. The coach wants a balk called because the defensive player was in foul territory. Is there such a thing as a "Fielder's Balk"?


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