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mstaylor

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About mstaylor

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  • Birthday 05/29/1958

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  • Gender Male
  • Location Salisbury,MD

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  • Occupation Stage Labor Contractor
  • Types/Levels of Baseball called All levels of Little League,Pony, American Legion, High School, NCAA and Semi-pro
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  1. Get well soon MSTaylor!!!!

    But it means I can't be great speakers or generators. I run sound and am a gen tech.<br /><br />Sent from my C771 using Tapatalk 2<br /><br />
  2. I've Done it Again

    I was late getting out of the hospital. I was fairly certain I knew why, SrLL signups. His son is a pretty good player. <br /><br />Sent from my C771 using Tapatalk 2<br /><br />
  3. Get well soon MSTaylor!!!!

    Evidently it is the worse one yet. They want to install a defibrillator in my chest. This I will resist as long as possible.
  4. I've Done it Again

    Weds morning I had my fifth heart attack. It is a pretty severe one and may keep me out of baseball for a while. We will have to see how I react to medication.
  5. New ejection rule for USSSA Georgia

    I completely agree the rules are as you say in those leagues, doesn't mean the manager shouldn't be preemptive in fan/coach control. If you know a guy is a jack wagon, don't have him coach. I saw a team fire their manager and a his son removed from the team because they simply could not control themselves and it was affecting the team. My point about the player was to show I controlled my team unlike many managers. Managers are responsible for more than line-ups and pitching changes.
  6. Ejection advice.

    I have stated my views on having umpires at this level. Yes, it is instructional but parents and/or coaches are stupid at this level just like any other level. If we can start teaching coaches proper protocol early, we will have less trouble later. If I was still on the BOD and a coach got tossed in a pitching machine or T-ball league, it would cost him dearly. If he can't behave at this level HTH is he going to do it when he is at Majors and above?
  7. GI Bill

    I thought HW is certified as of this year. TUS has not been in business long enough to pass FL's regs.
  8. Way off topic

    Fallon thinks he has talents that he doesn't possess and tends to showcase them. That is what will make him fail. I have watched his current show, it is only slightly better than Conan. NBC needs to quit being lazy and actually look for a host instead of just moving a current host.
  9. Appy Umpire Classic

    Yes, take your gear and expect to work hard.
  10. New ejection rule for USSSA Georgia

    Rich, same league I already mentioned, I had a kid that was absolutely hell bent to wear his "lucky" necklace. I told him he had to take it off if he wanted to play. He said he absolutely wanted to keep it on. I told him that was fine, I will take you off the sub list and you can wear it on the bench. Guess where the necklace went? Yes, Rich, I checked my kids every game for jewelry.
  11. Color of Shoes

    Just remind him be careful, you could be a T-Rex. Love you too Jax. :)
  12. Way off topic

    I am and sometimes watch late night shows. I was a fan of Letterman as a stand up, when he got his show, he lost it. I just don't generally find him funny. His top ten lists can be funny, but very hit and miss. Plus, I always thought Leno was a better interviewer.
  13. 3 man Rotations

    Several years ago there was a crew doing a state semi that absolutely screwed up everything they did. Mechanics, rules, game management, all kicked. The state interpreter was explaining what was screwed up and how he wanted it called, not my group by the way, and the guys involved tried to defend themselves. He had tried to do it so nobody knew who he was talking about, they threw themselves under the bus. The discussion went downhill and they finally said they weren't used to three man so they messed up some rotations. Nevermind that it was only part of the problem. They mad the interpreter mad so he finally said, "If you don't know the mechanics, don't take the assignment." That is true for all three man, if you don't feel you know it well enough, or you can't make the rotations, don't accept the game.
  14. Color of Shoes

    That's an interesting theory. I guess it is semantics. It has been believed the white made the shoes look like cleats, you say it looks more athletic. It has traditionally believed the all black, properly polished made you look sharp, you say it looks dressier. Sure sounds like very similar statements, one worded to support one view, the other worded to support the other.I have no problem with white on shoes for the guys that want them, I just think it looks like hell. But I think that both on and off the field. I will not ding an umpire for their shoes, at least not if they are clean. I will tell them I don't like them but I won't tell them to stop wearing them.
  15. Way off topic

    Furgenson if you are trying to move a host, although he might a little off the wall for the time slot. I say pick somebody that doesn't have a show, Bill Engvall, Jeff Foxworthy, or some other established but not over the top comedian. Ron White,Larry the Cable Guy, too pigionholed. Arsenio Hall or Steve Harvey would be possible choices. Kimble and Fallon are occasionally funny, Conan never is funny, and Furgenson is funny but can get in left field sometimes, which might not work for the main stream.