Originally Posted by blakesq
the problem is, that the people who "say" its ridiculous to call a ball out that hits the fence, are usuall the same jerks that do not call a ball out that is 6 inches out because they think its "obvious". Its not obvious if you are on the opposite court and the net tape is right in the way.
Don't you think you're going a little overboard here? I'm big on making "out" calls, but if a ball hits the fence on the fly, or even if I'm waiting behind the baseline and let a floater sail past me, I don't think that calls for verbalization. I'm also big on calling the score every point, so if there was any confusion it should be apparent and settled before the next point starts.
"15-love!" "Hold on, man, your second serve just buzzed by my ear and made the fence rattle. It was long. Sorry I didn't call it before." "OK, then, love-15!"