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About EMump

  • Birthday May 14

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    Eastern Maine
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    2001 Grad JEAPU

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    Eastern Maine Baseball Umpires Association, Maine District Three Little League
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  1. Why does he get 1 less? The rule says if the new pitcher exceeds 8 the prior pitcher can not return. Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  2. Congrats on surviving your first game! I think you did right given the game situation and spirit of the rule. That said, I wouldn't tell the coach you went easy because he's never pitched before. If the kid had pitched before or if he came in and it was a 1 run game, would you have done anything different? As an umpire the less we say the better.
  3. By asking before making any call, you are 100% putting the call on the PU. Perception is they are making the call not giving information. If the ball beats the runner and you don't see a pulled foot.....out. If they want to question if the runner arrived before the ball they are coming to you. 90% of the time non-issue...5% not 100% but no one questions...2% we're not 100% but we're right and they question...2% we're wrong but no one questions...1% we're wrong and we change the call. You want to go to your partner 10% of the time for a 1% (at most 3%) problem.
  4. What matters is everyone is wearing the same color and all base umps wear the same. We have umpires who are still using the old zip up +POS shirts here. You really can't call them navy any longer because they are so sun faded. We just switched to black for state and regional finals here, so maybe there will be some new shirts purchased.
  5. By rule ejections can only happen at the end of playing action. If a player does something during the play i.e. says something to the home plate umpire, they can be ejected until the end of the play. Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  6. No balk, so long as he's throwing to F6 to make a play on a runner.
  7. To me the catcher is guilty of unsportsmanlike conduct. He leads with his helmet and was running at the runner with intent to make exsessive contact. Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  8. Double knee shin guards.
  9. Here's a photo of the throat protector on my Mizuno Mask. The one thing I would say surprised me was how light it is.
  10. I've used the Douglas chest protector. Very low profile, however that comes at a cost. There's a gap where the shoulder cap meets the protector. After a fastball from an American Legion pitcher found the gap I now have the system 7. I know people have contacted Douglas and they put a plastic piece over said gap, having seen one it's no more low profile than a Wilson with it added.
  11. I was looking for the old school single bar mask.
  12. Anyone know of a Riddell mask for sale?
  13. The set position is defined by foot placement on the rubber. The Set is when the pitcher brings his hands together and stops.
  14. I ordered last year and it took 7 weeks to get it no contact from anyone.
  15. I had it happen this year. Top of the first three pitches three outs, all ground outs first pitch swinging. Top of the second lead off batter gets a base hit first pitch swinging, next batter hits a popup in foul ground just behind first base on the first pitch, its caught by the first basemen and the runner was running on the pitch gets doubled off. Next batter grounds out 4-3 on the first pitch. 6 pitches 6 outs.