Catch and Carry

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Frequently the question arises what’s the ruling if a fielder catches a batted ball and the momentum carries him into dead ball territory. Here is the answer:

Dead-ball territory. In order to understand whether the ball can be “carried,” one must first understand if the catch is allowed and whether or not the ball stays live. There is always a line of demarcation between live-ball and dead-ball territory. That could be a fence, a railing or a chalk line. Prep fields frequently have imaginary lines such as a fence line extended, a creek edge or the start of an upslope. Whatever the delineation is, it is considered live-ball territory.

Under pro rules, a catch cannot be made with any part of the fielder’s body touching dead-ball territory (6.05a Comment)...

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Article about JEEC 2016 on KNBSB website

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The Koninklijke Nederlandse Baseball en Softball Bond (KNBSB) has published an article about the Jim Evans European Classic 2016 umpire clinic on his webpage. Read the article.

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JEEC 2016 is history

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The 2016 edition of the Jim Evans European Classis is over. 27 students out of 11 nations attended an intense 6 1/2 days umpire clinic with chief instructor Jim Evans, instructor Mike Fichter and the assistant instructors Bruno Hubler and Sascha Pammesberger.

Photos and Videos will be published soon on this website.

We want to thank all participants, instructors and volunteers of B.S.C. Almere ’90 and hope to see you all at the JEEC 2018.

 

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JEEC 2016: Newsletter No. 3 with last info

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Here you can download the JEEC newsletter number 3.

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JEEC Newsletter No. 2

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Here you can download the second newsletter for JEEC 2016. You will get some information about what you will need at the clinic and a bio of instructor Mike Fichter.

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JEEC Newsletter No. 1

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Here you can download the first newsletter for JEEC 2016. You will get some information about the clinic facility and the daily schedule.

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One Spot in JEEC 2016 sponsered bei Thomas Haywood Photography

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ABUA-E is happy to announce that one spot in the JEEC 2016 is sponsered by Thomas Haywood Photography. Details please find in the document here.

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Invitation Letter for JEEC 2016

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Dear fellow umpires:

hereby you can find the invitation letter to the Jim Evans European Classic umpire clinic 2016. We would be glad if you share this information with your colleagues and national baseball/umpire organization.

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Euro League Baseball coming up 2016

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The European Association of Professional Baseball (EAPB) was founded in May 2015 by some of the strongest teams in Europe. The EAPB aims to start and operate Euro League Baseball in 2016, the first Professional Baseball League in Europe with teams from the Netherlands, Italy, France, Germany and Czech Republic.

The  first Winter Meeting held on Friday October 23, resulted in a decision to actually start Euro League Baseball in 2016. The decision was taken after discussions about the size and the length of the schedule. The meeting concluded with the plan to shorten the season to 3 or 4 months and to limit the number of games to 18, having weekly 2-game series on Monday and Tuesday or Tuesday and Wednesday.

“We’re very happy with the outcome of this important meeting where al...

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JEEC 2016: Registration open!

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Dear fellow umpires!

I am glad to announce that the registration for the Jim Evans European Classic umpire clinic 2016 in the Netherlands is now possible. Please note the early bird discount and save 50€!

Enroll today!

Sascha Pammesberger

Secretary ABUA-E

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