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BRUMP last won the day on March 28 2015

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    DVUA, TCUA, Diamond Nation, NJ Umpire Alliance, JBSO, NJ District 19, NJ Section 3,
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    HS, LL, Travel Ball
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  1. New guy on the block

    welcome. What part of brooklyn and jersey?
  2. Break

    Going off DL1430 topic about taking a break I thought I would post my own opinion here and give a little background on what Ive been up to since I know you all miss me terribly (ya right). This past spring I cut way back on umpiring for a number of reasons. First off I was injured for a good portion of the winter (which stopped my basketball officiating very abruptly) and spring. I got my foot run over by an uber and ripped a couple of ligaments that left me in a walking boot for the majority of the HS season. Also, I had a couple family health issues, I graduated college, got a full time job that comes with the commute from hell included. Something had to give for awhile and for me it was umpiring. While I have missed umpiring the number of games I used to, the world didnt stop spinning. Im fortunate to have a good job out of school, be in a good relationship and start my adult life. I was able to umpire occasionally but my numbers dropped form 10-12 a week to a double header once every 2 weeks. Something had to give and for me it was officiating and being on UE. Ive always said that when officiating stops becoming fun Im out. I did not reach that point, but instead I just discovered there weren't enough hours in the day. So for now, I will continue to do my occasional games which Ive found when they are fewer and far between are much more fun and allow me to keep doing what I love on a smaller scale. I still have aspirations for my umpiring career and lofty ones in fact. But for the time being Im going to continue as is. What I miss most is the camaraderie amongst officials. And while I don't see myself experiencing that in terms of a 5 game marathon with a partner I enjoy working with, I do want to make a commitment to being back to my usual active self on this site because while I have read from time to time I do miss the rules discussions, informative posts, and good natured ball busting that led me to enjoy this site tremendously. @Umpire in Chief once the next month of business trips calms down I will get back on track with doing the interview articles I had promised, and I look forward to being back in the swing of things with all of you guys.
  3. BRUMP

  4. Umpire-Empire 10th anniversary!

    a couple of years ago @mstaylor (RIP) had a tournament that was set to be officiated using UE members. I know thats a logistical nightmare but a few tournaments in different regions of the country could be really cool.
  5. basketball

    update: just passed my IAABO rules test
  6. i definitely set a new record

    Way to rain on my parade haha
  7. We all dream about it, but last night i undoubtedly had it. The shortest baseball game ever. The game had been suspended in the bot 7 w a tie score and R1 1out. (i did not work the first part of this game). Im PU. I put the ball in play. The pitch comes in belt high right down the middle and the kid smokes one to the LCF wall. R1 scores walk off. From start to finish id say this lasted about 15 seconds. By far the quickest game ive ever had. Almost felt bad taking the $55 for that one. (key word almost). That puts a wrap on what was definitely my longest season. From Mar 15 to Nov 15. Around 160 games split amongst HS, travel ball, mens league, and LL. Not too long of an offseason however, as I will start up again in the middle of january in a dome league. Looking forward to my first season of basketball in the offseason and enjoying enduring the remainder of New York Jet games. Yes I'm well aware my first game next year is bound to be 4 hours. LOL
  8. Fun end to championship game

    I agree with the above. I probably should have killed it right away but i assumed (ASS U ME) my partner would get it...as for both of us calling the out i agree we could've handled it cleaner.
  9. Fun end to championship game

    there was no leading so thats why i was on the outside
  10. 10u tournament at a very popular tournament sight in north jersey (most tri state guys know where I'm talking about, pretty sure its in my bio too). championship game. this facility has a baseball program with teams at every age group as well, their coaches/parents are notorious for expecting special treatment. they are the HT. the VT is a team that made the trip from Quebec, not one of the kids spoke anything but french and only one the manager spoke conversational english (he probably wasn't the manager but he came out for ground rules and was the only one we could understand so by default he became VTHC). Bot 6 HT down 7-6 w/ R2 R3 and 2 outs. Batter hits a pop up about halfway up 1bl. F1 drifts over is just about settled under it and BR absolutely drills him going up the 1bl. Im BU and Im in C (on the outside cause small field). PU doesn't call anything ball hits F1 in fair territory and rolls away. R3 and R2 score. HT is piling out on the field thinking they won the tournment. VT are screaming and going bananas (all in french, i have no idea what they were saying (probably a good thing cause they seemed pissed)). VTHC comes out and in broken english requests that we get together. PU comes to me and says "i think that was INT, is that what you saw too?" i respond "100%". he goes ok. we both turn and point at the BR and signal the out. The french candian team is going bonkers having won the tournment. The host team is losing their SH*# on us. The coaches are screaming to the effects of "thats F*#King bullSH*#. you took the F*#King tourney away from the kids." We left to many similar comments from the HT fans "thats F*#King horrible. you guys need to go back to F*#King school." very strange ending.
  11. Get to Know- JaxRolo

    ^^bump @Umpire in Chief id be willing to conduct all interviews for this area
  12. 2 interesting scenarios from this past weekend. 1) First game of 3 for me in a columbus day tourney sat morning. cold and wet not fun. 16u. some point in the middle innings with the HT at bat theres R2 outs don't matter. R2 begins to yell out what pitch is coming to the hitter. (F2 was not changing up signs he was giving them straight up). After the 2nd or 3rd pitch the VT dugout starts chirping at R2. I shut it down. Next pitch goes right between the batters numbers. I step out call time and issue warnings to both sides. That seemed to do the trick because the game ended uneventfully but that was the first time in 8 (holy crap its been 8 years) years ive ever had to do that. 2) Last game of the weekend, (i stupidly accepted a game the day after a night in Atlantic city knowing it would be cancelled due to the inch of rain coming, only problem was the rain stopped about an hour before game time and i forgot the freaking field was turf). So i show up to the field get changed into my BU uniform and hang out by my partners van as he's inside getting changed, all of a sudden i hear a lady yell at me to get in the van and point off to my side. I look down and see a stray pit bull scowling at and looking very aggressively. I hop into the van as quickly as possible, and shut the door. The damn thing wouldn't leave the vicinity of the car either and we had to call animal control and the Red Bank PD to get the thing out of there. Best part is about 10 min after game time, we finally take the field and some stupid ass parent had the nerve to say "nice of you to finally show up blue, i guess were just all on your time today." still in shock that i bit my tongue on that one. Never a dull moment!
  13. Coach

    FYI this site primarily deals with umpiring relating topics. While this falls within the rules, umpires are not concerned with the scoring of plays.
  14. Cell Phones

    HS games no way....travel ball w/o a designated TD on site or on a remote field 100%
  15. Two Ejections and a Fight

    what league? if you don't want to post PM me