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  1. And if you can get them, great. If it's truly a community coming together collectively for the kids, then I'm fine with it. But don't stick that nose in the air and say there's NEVER a good reason to pay umpires, because there most certainly is...when supply and demand dictates it. If a field needs some landscaping done, does a team/group/district pay for it? If a company wants to donate those services, outstanding. But if not, I bet they pay their supplier for the services they provided. This is no different.
  2. There's a very sound reason to pay and demand. And I'm not providing the supply without pay. This isn't an anti-LL post per se. If I was part of a community that truly did try to live up to the ideal of a community coming together to create an outlet for kids, especially if I had kids in or recently in the program, I may very well volunteer. But just as an unaffiliated supplier? In any case, LL is virtually non-existent in the central OH area, so it's a moot point.
  3. He can view in his mind that a chair is a giraffe, but it doesn't make it one.
  4. He has to....their first year together, Stone was more independent and Hawk threw an absolute hissy fit. Sulked and got even more sullen, like a total baby. He even reconfigured the booth so he was sitting over ten feet away. Hawk ran to Reinsdorf after the year and they read Stone the riot act. I actively won't watch if Hawk is on, or at least turn it down. So glad he's only doing away games this year.
  5. I'm 90% sure that's a catch...but there were a couple angles that introduced that 10% doubt (ok, maybe 5%). Depending on who's manning the replay that night, 5-10% doubt may be enough to be that person's threshold of inconclusive. I don't think a call stands in this case is all that big of a travesty, though quite likely incorrect.
  6. I don't have any problem with this at all...quite the contrary, I commend you for your thoroughness. I would agree, though, that the plate meeting is not the time or place for this. Let the umpires and coaches have that time for themselves - they have their own business to attend. However, if you printed the above on a card and met with each time upon arrival (I assume both get there at least a half hour early or something), then it's entirely appropriate to brief them at that time. Give them their facility briefing upon arrival to the facility, and then the pre-game meeting can go off as intended.
  7. I don't have RLI on this...and even if I and a lot of others did, how is this protestable?
  8. Yea, that's the kind of fake macho crap I'm talking about get into proper position AND wear reasonable protective equipment? Do you go out there without shin guards, tough guy?
  9. It's going to take something like this to cause someone to lose a year before we finally get over this silly macho bull%#% and not be considered smitty for wearing forearm pads. It's protective equipment, no different than a chest protector. But no one wants to be 'that guy'....but during March/April, under those long sleeves? Yea, I'm wearing them.
  10. Second the motion to contact Brad as well. Also, after having done so myself a couple years back, no need to improvise a leather pad - they have one they can sell you. I bought it and vastly prefer it to the stock foam pad.
  11. I tell you what, though....I'll sit there and listen like a chump about you demanding an 'explanation' - and that's what it is, a childish demanding of satisfaction, not a quest for knowledge - if you sit there and give me an explanation for that crap-ass lineup that couldn't hit a barn today, or the 2B you insist on playing despite having 2 left feet, or why you pulled your starter and put in a bum who gives up 5 runs, or sent that runner who got thrown out by 15 feet, or why you're bunting in the bottom of the 7th down 3 runs and giving away one of your three remaining outs, or calling for a curve that ended up going to the backstop with a runner on 3rd in a tie game when you know this kid has had control issues all day, or...... Deal?
  12. What the heck would you expect from such a conversation? And what does this rather snarky and belittling response have to do with it anyway? What 'explanation' are you seeking? This kind of response isn't a request for information, it's a dressed up insult. This is how coaches earn the rodent title.
  13. Sounds like a freak accident....and doubtful the Force 3 would do anything at all, since the springs are oriented forward as well. At least you didn't have a traditional might have hit nothing at all before you.
  14. That is absolutely vile and I would not continue any game unless those fans were removed. No authority behind the fence? Blah blah fishcakes...this is a prime example of a hostile work environment. No one would put up with fans calling them or their partner the n-word, this is the same thing. Disgusting.