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dropped 3rd strike procedure?

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Jeff TenbargePerson was signed in when posted
11-30-2018
08:18 AM ET (US)
Lets all agree that we as umpires must use good timing to know the situation that the ball was indeed dropped on the 3rd strike. Lets agree that we need to make a clear signal that the ball was dropped and the players are in charge of completing the play.
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Catos g
12-03-2017
10:31 PM ET (US)
Give the safe signal iAnd point to the ground verbalize no catch stand back and watch the action For a tag
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Jeff TenbargePerson was signed in when posted
12-03-2017
08:43 AM ET (US)
I love the conversation. I see minor league and mlb umps simply pointing to first-I can only assume they are signaling BOTH players that the play is not complete. Have you seen this? I like the simple safe signal with "no catch" verbalized...both players informed.
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Ed QuinnPerson was signed in when posted
12-02-2017
04:50 PM ET (US)
Agree w.Rusty except for strike 3 verbal.If strike 3 is your normal call followed by an out call when caught then why isn't that call an equal simultaneous reminder to both batter and catcher? The out call or safe sign is an entirely seperate call immediately following to inform all parties.
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Rusty
12-02-2017
03:35 PM ET (US)
Our job here is to not give either play an advantage, anything other than a strike call would do so. Strike three could help remind the catcher he better go get the ball, and no catch would remind the runner to run.(run forest run or Jeff, just saying) Also the quick go for help on the check swing (mandatory in the NCAA and above) keeps it fair for both players, and coaches in their dugouts when all is said and done,
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Rusty
12-02-2017
03:14 PM ET (US)
Called dropped third strike: verbalize strrriiikee,(no number, they hear three and think they are out, this is where having good voice timing all game will pay off, not to mention you ringing them up with a "big one" as the runner runs and the catcher is chasing the ball, rookies, lol) then a big safe signal "held" for all to see, including your partner. Strike Call/Safe Signal, boom boom.

Check swing dropped third strike: "Yes he did" mechanic (point & voice, you know it) OR "No he didn't" mechanic and you "MUST" go for help immediately, with a quick response from your partner how should be paying attention, lol

Of Course you finish the required plate mechanic(s) following either one...
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BWild
12-02-2017
02:52 PM ET (US)
Signal the proper safe signal and maybe in a regular voice “no catch”
As I move away from the plate to view a possible tag from the catcher.
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Jeff TenbargePerson was signed in when posted
12-02-2017
02:43 PM ET (US)
Please explain what mechanics you use when a third strike is not caught? What verbals do you use? Please share...

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