We do monitor this board! I am on vacation this week so I am just getting around to it today. At any rate, your pin should stick out from the bottom tube by about 3/4 of an inch. This should not be a problem on any of the more recent catcher models as far as digging into the ground, unless your catcher is riding really low. We would be happy to send out a replacement pin for you at no charge to fix the problem with the short one. If you want to call me at the office next week I would be happy to try to help you out with your catchers in any way I can.