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Catch and Carry

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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JEEC 2016: Newsletter No. 3 with last info

Here you can download the JEEC newsletter number 3.

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JEEC Newsletter No. 2

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

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

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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Euro League Baseball coming up 2016

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!

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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JEEC 2016 in the Netherlands!

We are proud to announce that the Jim Evans European Classic will be held in Almere/NED in Kooperation with the Dutch Baseball Federation KNBSB. The date is already fixed: April 3-9, 2016, and is one day longer as usual.

Registration will be opened in September 2015. Stay tuned for news!

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Official Baseball Rules 2015

As already announced the Rulebook 2015 was revised completely. Finally the book is available now!

Format includes a new never been seen before renumbering of all of the original baseball rules. This will be the only edition with both the new numbering system and the old rule book system in one. Both books are bound together for easy reference.

We will order a bunch of books to save shipping costs. If you are interested to purchase a new rulebook just email us to info@umpire.eu.

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MLB Academies Spring Tournament 2015

The MLB Academies Spring Tournament 2015 took place from April 5-11 in Sant Boi / Barcelona. Two international umpires were invited by CEB: Roy van der Wateringen / NED and Sascha Pammesberger / AUT. Together with a couple of local Spanish colleagues 19 games have been covered in 2-umpire-system.

For the umpires it was a perfect pre-season practice so they get well prepared into their national leagues which will start the upcoming week.

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