Thread: Ask The Ump?
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Old 04-28-14, 09:32 PM
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The PU has the play at the plate and the BU has any play at the bags so we don't want the BU moving too far from the sweet spot (behind the mound) to get an angle on the runner at third. The PU has a much better angle by positioning himself along the first base foul line extended behind the plate.

This mechanic keep the two umpires from moving too much and allows the best coverage for any of the potential plays at the bases. As I said, it's nowhere near optimal, but it is what it is...

3-man, while better than 2-man, has it's own set of problems....

Last edited by AllSports12; 04-28-14 at 09:59 PM.