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About krwill96

  • Birthday 11/16/1987

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    Upstate, NY
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    Attended The Umpire School in 2013. I work High School and summer college ball.

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  1. PM sent.
  2. When I went in 2013, Jim had a store set up next to the classroom with protective gear, belts, shoes, and pants. They also had some undershirts and school embroidered things as well. If you email Jim or anyone from ump-attire I'm sure they'll answer any of your questions. They're great to deal with.
  3. The umpire was lucky not to wear it in the back of the head. However, if the throw was on the bag he could have gotten hit too. He was up the middle pretty far when the throw was made.
  4. @stkjock & @Stk004 I'm with stkjock in that the training is lacking as you move up the ranks. For those who've been in the game, how much instruction is there for guys in MiLB? I know they're evaluated multiple times throughout the season but anything in spring training? Also in the MLB is there many educational opportunities for these guys? From what Evans said here I would say there wasn't during his time. He received a position with the umpire development program a few years ago correct? Is he doing anything to change the lack of training?
  5. When I first saw this on Twitter I thought, "Oh great an article bashing umpires." But, it turned out to be a great article. Some good insight to MLB umpiring from a legend.
  6. Here HS varsity is $83 and 18u is $75. So not a huge difference. 16u is $70 (very close to jv pay) and the lowest we get is $50 for small diamond 6 innings. The PGCBL pays less than a college game as well.
  7. It probably doesn't cover all the expenses of getting there but they are given $400 according to this article. They mentioned it on one of the telecasts. I think it was one of the other World Series not in Williamsport.
  8. That's what I meant but it was an early morning after a late night. Time of throw is what matters here.
  9. He did signal time but without seeing the whole field, there's no way to say if it was signaled before or after the throw entered the dugout. I thought at the end we might see the angle with both but the camera moved away from Kellogg.
  10. Generally the "p" signal would indicate a protest. Maybe he went to look up the rule before the protest. At school we were told if needed to stop the game to prevent losing a protest. Dave went to TUS in 2013.
  11. @zoops according to this article, The Northwoods League pays their umpires about $50 a game. The league seems like a huge grind. I know many guys go back to pro school and make it after working the Northwoods League. Northwoods umpire article
  12. The jackals are in the Can-Am league. It's independent ball not MiLB affiliated.
  13. A RHP did a jump turn towards third? I'm having a difficult time envisioning what this would look like. Maybe you mean a lefty? If so that's a balk as no feint to third is allowed any more.
  14. A direction towards the umpire to be vigilant and aware not necessarily a warning but be aware. Do they usually tell the teams ahead of time? Like for instance if Rangers/Jays played again would MLB issue warnings or tell the crew to handle it?
  15. Not too quick in my opinion. However, anyone think that the MLB said to this crew, don't put up with anything towards Utley? This is a possibility I believe.