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txump81

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About txump81

  • Birthday 02/19/1981

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Gulf Coast of Texas

More information about you

  • Types/Levels of Baseball called
    LL, HS, NCAA DI
  • How did you hear about Umpire-Empire?
  1. Size? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  2. I always ask them if the bat comes wrapped from the store with hands attached to it. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  3. I initially thought that pitch looked good from the side as it got the belt when it crossed the batter. (I'm going to get it at every level I call.) When I slomoed it, I noticed Beckham was at the very back of the box so thought it plausible that over the plate it was slightly high. I never trust the box on the screen. Pfx on the other hand...good to see that Gil actively works at getting it right. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  4. I'm with Barret on this one, but after reading the relevant rules Gil posted, I am doubting myself. I do believe that not every tangle is INT or OBS. I know the rule doesn't say anything about intentional, but Beckham was just trying to run. I would venture a guess that everyone takes that plant step to get going. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  5. I wear the HSM for just this reason. Was watching last night and called SWMBO over so she could understand the reason for spending the extra money. As far as protection goes, I also wear safety glasses and a mouthpiece when on the plate. I am also concerned about shrapnel and concussions. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  6. Not a chance I am getting an out for a high five before the BR touches homeplate on a HR. Only thing prohibited is assistance by coach. 6.01a8 in OBR and 3-2-2 in NFHS. I did have a coach "whine" about it in a LL game this year. It was a comment that was ignored. Had he persisted, just ask what rule prevents it. Another he has to turn right after overrunning first base rule. [emoji6] Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  7. Wearing the Wilson Shock. Goes to show it doesn't matter, it can still happen. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  8. The "politics" to me is who you know. I got into D1 collegiate softball in my third year of umpiring by catching the eye of another umpire, learning from him, and then when the assignor called, my name was at the top of his list. It was many hours of actual umpiring and learning. But as in life...it's not what you know; it's who you know. Just my .02. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  9. Along the same lines...from windup the non-pivot foot cannot be entirely in front of rubber correct? Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  10. Google 60 ft base mechanics. There should be plenty out there. It is basically softball mechanics. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  11. Boxer briefs NB Jock Compression shorts or tights depending on plate or base Took one off the dirt behind the regular cup. NB since then. Luckily, haven't had to test it. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  12. Agreed. Point it fair and signal the out. The way it looked, Bucknor was calling it foul after the play. Just my .02. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  13. On tv you don't get a straight on look so the box seen can vary from MLB's actual pfx Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  14. Fair or foul is determined by where the ball.is when touched. Fielder's feet positioning don't matter Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk
  15. Only "complaint" I have is they are so lightweight. My game last night had 25 mph winds and the pants weren't heavy enough to stay down over my shoes. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-G870A using Tapatalk