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Offline Jamesdster

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What Was My Call?
« on: July 28, 2012, 10:21:45 PM »
This happened today in a match I was umpiring.  A girl came running into the net to get to a ball....she hits the ball for an apparent winner, but before the ball lands she runs into the trash can (with her body) that is attached to the outside of the net post.  Does she win the point?
« Last Edit: July 28, 2012, 10:23:55 PM by Jamesdster »
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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Re: What Was My Call?
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2012, 08:10:28 AM »
Is she allright? :(

If it's attached, it's part of the net and she loses the point....I think. :))
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Re: What Was My Call?
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2012, 08:44:46 PM »
I believe she does not lose the point as it is not a permanent fixture.  Clueless really, but I am going for it!
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Re: What Was My Call?
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2012, 09:18:46 PM »
She loses the point because the point began with the trash basket affixed to the net post. Falls under "assumption of risk" code.

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Re: What Was My Call?
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2012, 07:43:07 AM »
As much as it pains me to say this....Scott is correct!  :)~
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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Re: What Was My Call?
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2012, 09:08:01 AM »
As much as it pains me to say this....Scott is correct!  :)~
That really hurts! :mad1:
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Re: What Was My Call?
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2012, 09:39:47 AM »
UPON FURTHER REVIEW.......Scott was correct in that she does not lose the point.  HOWEVUH, he was INCORRECT when he said the trash can is not a permanent fixture.  It IS.  If you hit a ball and it touches a permanent fixture (e.g., trash can, scoring device, roof, UMPIRE, etc.) you lose the point.  However, feel free to run into them all you want, it will not lose you the point.  I want to see someone run into the roof.     :rofl_2:
« Last Edit: July 30, 2012, 09:40:40 AM by Jamesdster »
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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Re: What Was My Call?
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2012, 11:31:41 AM »
oh yeah baby!
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Re: What Was My Call?
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2012, 11:36:49 AM »
oh yeah baby!

If anyone could run into the roof it would be you.    :rofl_2:
I was at this casino minding my own business, and this guy came up to me and said, "You're gonna have to move, you're blocking a fire exit." As though if there was a fire, I wasn't gonna run. If you're flammible and have legs, you are never blocking a fire exit.  - Mitch Hedberg

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Re: What Was My Call?
« Reply #9 on: September 14, 2013, 03:44:37 PM »
Really funny.  :rofl_2: