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UmpJeff last won the day on October 17 2016

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About UmpJeff

  • Birthday 08/07/1961

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    Shelby Township, Michigan
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    Baseball & Umpiring. That is all!

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  1. Balk call extends MiLB playoff game

    Mr. Turgeon should bone-up on the rules. The ball isn't dead on a balk under OBR, which I assume is the rules code this league plays under.
  2. Farewell for now

    Make sure you look up Scott Taylor when you get to Indy. If you would like his contact information, PM me...
  3. open season on umps

    Parking ticket.
  4. Strike 3 Mechanic

    Good for him. I take my avocation of umpiring the game I've loved since I've been 4 years old a lot more seriously than this. A whole lot! The game, and the profession of umpiring, deserves respect. I would, respectfully, decline any assignment I would be given with Mr. Reed. Of course, that would never come to opportunity, but I think you catch my drift...
  5. Two Umpires Make Opposite Call

    The rotation with R1 (or R1 and R3) is PU takes the play on R1 if he commits to 3B on a clean batted ball that leaves the infield. BU abandons R1 once he commits to 3B and picks up the BR for a play at 2B or 1B. UMPIRING 101...this should have been part of their pre-game discussion.
  6. Decide a bet

    PU has the play at the plate. Also, he should bust back to the plate in fair territory and stay in it.
  7. Replacing the foam in the Gold or Platinum

    The RGP knows.
  8. Watching Vanover Work, 7/9/17, takeaways

    I call every pitch...ball or strike. However, I prefer to call strikes.
  9. 2018 Games

    Don't forget to register! I just completed mine. Deadline is 7/31/17 sans Late Fee...
  10. Balk Questioning by nice (ignorant) coach

    This mechanic is acceptable, too...Time/Balk... However, if you work leagues and/or conferences which use OBR and NCAA codes, you can see what jackpots you can end up in if you use the "Time/Balk" sequence. So, as suggested, I've changed to the "Balk/Time" cadence in HS. Just have to remember when you're working OBR/NCAA games the "Time" element is not in the equation.
  11. Dale Scott

    That's correct. I got an email from him a couple weeks ago saying he's taking the summer off and will reevaluate his health before next season. First summer off for him since 1980!!
  12. My first Father's Day

    That's a wonderful first Father's Day gift!!
  13. Alan Porter - Daniel Murphy exchange

    Whenever a fielder asks me to move left or right, I simply step FORWARD with the foot they're asking me to move. Move right, step forward with right foot, etc. Just by stepping forward it keeps my angles and positioning the same an gives the fielder a wider view. Never has a fielder asked me to continue to move after I've done that. Just my $0.02