Posted 13 July 2012 - 08:16 PM
Posted 14 July 2012 - 12:01 AM
Currently in my 6th season...
Current Level: Winter Travel League, IN MICHIGAN!! (It's domed, but still cold)
2014 Games: 20
Career Games: 217
Career Championship Games: 7 (4 League; 3 Tourney)
Career Ejections: 6 (4 coach; 2 player)
Posted 14 July 2012 - 03:45 AM
OK, I have not umpired and baseball in a few years and have become solely a softball umpire. To those of you who work softball, have you had plate meetings where everyone on BOTH teams came to the plate meeting? It annoys me to no end because it looks silly and isn't necessary as everyone starts BSing, making the plate meeting longer. Coaches/Captains only please, thanks. I once told a coach no about that and got a funny look, as he said "But its a good motivation booster!!" and he proceeded to bring his whole team out with him anyway.
I think that might end up leading to an EJ for not following an umpire's directive, but anyway......
What's everyone else's experience even with "Coaches AND Captains?" WTH?
I'm not doing near the number of games I normally would here at my current location, but in my previous 9 calendar years of umpiring, the most I had would be head coach and an assistant coach. This "Captains and coaches" bullfluff only started for me over here doing DoDDS games. (DoDDS = DoD Dependents Schools) Never saw that before in any scholastic game.
Posted 14 July 2012 - 10:19 AM
But I tell him he needs to inform the coach when he gets there. Only during high level games, district championships where there are special guests on the field do I tolerate intrusions. Just let the managers know it's managers only when you first introduce yourself.
Better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it!
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