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#1 AZump78

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:49 AM

One of my favorite things on U-E is getting to watch video of some other members working games. So I figured I would throw some brief clips of me up here in hopes of motivating some others to do the same.


http://youtu.be/UAnafUHrHMI

http://youtu.be/6OoMWb8Xc8M

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 11:53 AM

NICE!!!!!!! :clap:

Where is that, and what level of play/tournament is that?

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 12:51 PM

Look good.


Also that was a nice crowd watching the game!

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:02 PM

I like them both, crisp and compact.
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:15 PM

Dang... I thought that was me doing a game. I do my strikes and called third just like both of those. We must have gone to the same school! :beerbang

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:15 PM

NICE!!!!!!! :clap:

Where is that, and what level of play/tournament is that?



It was strickly a showcase put together for scouts, so the players were mostly rising seniors. They used a AAA stadium for the event.

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 01:16 PM

Also that was a nice crowd watching the game!


Well...it was a getaway day!

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 07:44 AM

question.. in between pitches do you move... you called a strike in the 1st video, and your feet never moved after the call...In your area... Thompson is a fan of umpires standing up and releaxing for a sec in between pitches...

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:01 AM

question.. in between pitches do you move... you called a strike in the 1st video, and your feet never moved after the call...In your area... Thompson is a fan of umpires standing up and releaxing for a sec in between pitches...


So his feet didn't move .......does that mean he's not relaxed?

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 08:20 AM

It can make it look like hes not relaxed and I agree that an umpire shuold step back and then step into his stance just before the pitcher starts his delivery (and I say that having not seen the video)

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 09:04 AM


question.. in between pitches do you move... you called a strike in the 1st video, and your feet never moved after the call...In your area... Thompson is a fan of umpires standing up and releaxing for a sec in between pitches...


So his feet didn't move .......does that mean he's not relaxed?


No it doesnt.. but to an evaluator it might...and the big guy in his area... like for the PU to step back and relax a quick sec.

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Posted 10 August 2012 - 09:06 AM



question.. in between pitches do you move... you called a strike in the 1st video, and your feet never moved after the call...In your area... Thompson is a fan of umpires standing up and releaxing for a sec in between pitches...


So his feet didn't move .......does that mean he's not relaxed?


No it doesnt.. but to an evaluator it might...and the big guy in his area... like for the PU to step back and relax a quick sec.

Fair enough, ...interesting info there ;)

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Posted 13 August 2012 - 10:57 AM



question.. in between pitches do you move... you called a strike in the 1st video, and your feet never moved after the call...In your area... Thompson is a fan of umpires standing up and releaxing for a sec in between pitches...


So his feet didn't move .......does that mean he's not relaxed?


No it doesnt.. but to an evaluator it might...and the big guy in his area... like for the PU to step back and relax a quick sec.


Sorry for the delayed reply. This was not any sort of eval type of scenario, and I was tired (over it?) at this point (Day 4 of the showcase) so no I didn't really move my feet between pitches. I just kind of "reset" based on where the F2 was setting up on the next pitch.

When getting looked at by TT or any other assignors/evaluators, I do make an effort to stand up, take a step back while the action is relaxed, getting back into my heel-instep position once the F1 resumes the pitchers plate. Following the "on the rubber-get set-call it! we all have heard 10,000x

I was being lazy in the clip....and deserved to be called out!

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Posted 28 November 2012 - 11:32 PM

Ninja K.O.!

...I was tired (over it?) at this point...


You were having way too much fun to be tired =]

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 08:11 AM

Thanks for posting these.

Questions from me. Why do yo look to the right wen you call strike 1. Maybe you only do this with no runners on?
I only ask, and I am not criticizing in any way, because I use to do the same thing, but now I never take my head/eyes away from the field. I make the strike call, but don't turn my head that way.

Secondly, I like your 3rd strike chainsaw, but notice you look down(or have your head facing down during that also).

Feel free to say I am nitpicking. I am, but I would be proud to work with you as I pick. :wave:

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 01:20 PM

Why do yo look to the right wen you call strike 1. Maybe you only do this with no runners on?


I hear what you are saying, and I agree with your logic. Keeping your eyes forward is wise with runners on. I typically peek at a R3 to see what he is up to before turning my head. And I make sure to keep it facing forward when something like a steal play, possible BI, etc is going on. WHY I do it is just personal style I guess, but again I agree, especially when teaching newer umpires, that keeping eyes forward (esp in 2 man) is important.

Secondly, I like your 3rd strike chainsaw, but notice you look down(or have your head facing down during that also).


Yes, that is something I never noticed I did until I saw it on tape. Something to work on I suppose!

Thanks for the feedback, thats why I put it on here!

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Posted 29 November 2012 - 02:07 PM


Why do yo look to the right wen you call strike 1. Maybe you only do this with no runners on?


I hear what you are saying, and I agree with your logic. Keeping your eyes forward is wise with runners on. I typically peek at a R3 to see what he is up to before turning my head. And I make sure to keep it facing forward when something like a steal play, possible BI, etc is going on. WHY I do it is just personal style I guess, but again I agree, especially when teaching newer umpires, that keeping eyes forward (esp in 2 man) is important.

Secondly, I like your 3rd strike chainsaw, but notice you look down(or have your head facing down during that also).


Yes, that is something I never noticed I did until I saw it on tape. Something to work on I suppose!

Thanks for the feedback, thats why I put it on here!


I want to say because I forgot it, I did love that I could easily hear you from all the way back in section 207.
I seriously appreciate you doing this. I might ask a couple of my guys if we can do this for each other next year to help improve our game.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:02 PM

I would love to see video of myself so I can make adjustments/corrections. Maybe I'll bring a video cam and tripod to a game or 2. It's a great tool.
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Posted 03 December 2012 - 12:51 PM

I would love to see video of myself so I can make adjustments/corrections. Maybe I'll bring a video cam and tripod to a game or 2. It's a great tool.


I agree. It can only help. I might do the same for one of my games in March. At least an innings worth.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 01:15 PM

I would love to see video of myself so I can make adjustments/corrections. Maybe I'll bring a video cam and tripod to a game or 2. It's a great tool.


There is not enough tape around to capture all the things you need to adjust. Better get a Terrabyte drive!

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