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kylehutson last won the day on November 2

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About kylehutson

  • Birthday 07/04/1971

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    Westmoreland KS

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  • Your Association Name
    Northeast Kansas Officials Association (NEKOA)
  • Occupation
    Supercomputer system administrator
  • Types/Levels of Baseball called
    Rec coach-pitch through HS varsity
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  1. All New equipment NEEDED!

    I can make that in a single varsity doubleheader. ...or in less than a half-day of youth tournaments. Definitely worth it!
  2. All New equipment NEEDED!

    For the shins, do yourself a favor and get the Force3. I like all of the Force3 line, but can certainly understand the pros-and-cons of the chest protector and mask. For shin guards, there is nothing else comparable.
  3. best band to keep your shirt tucked in

    I just buy "tall" versions of my shirts.
  4. Relocating due to rain

    I'd have worked it without thinking anything about it. Would I have recorded that mileage both ways and written it off as a business expense on my taxes? Darn straight.
  5. In FED, you still made the right call. "Slide or avoid" is only relevant on a force play. As long as he didn't commit MC (which you ruled he didn't) or make an effort to dislodge the ball (sure doesn't sound like it), it was just a botched tag attempt.
  6. Are we the only 2 in our area? I have recently join this site and got back into umpiring after a 14 year absence. I am trying to get into doing college baseball and doing the mid american umpire camp has deffintly open some doors for me. I have got the chance to do ku fall ball and have a couple more that I will be doing this month. I also did a washburn game as well. This past summer I did some central plain league games. 

    If you have any ideas of who I should contact I would be thankful. 

    I am in contact with Sean Bolte Jon Browar and Greg Harmon who is the one that got me the ku games. 


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    2. kylehutson


      Just thought of one other - majordave on this forum is from up near Leavenworth. Hasn't been on a lot lately, but a heck of a nice guy.

    3. Chris Lott

      Chris Lott

      Thanks. I do high school as well. I just thought there would be more umpires from our area on here. Do you know who to contact in kc? I have Phil Harris cell number as well as email address if you would like.

    4. kylehutson


      I don't have any real contacts in KC, except for the guy who got me started umpiring and then moved, but he's only doing high school and lives way out on the eastern outskirts of the MO side, so probably wouldn't do you any good.

  7. Starter uniforms for rookies

    The perception has a lot to do with context. In this league I was referring to, every other town uses printed T-Shirts with the word "umpire" ironed-on to it. In fact, so did my town until I proposed going with the powder blue shirts. So now, our umpires are actually treated more professionally than the others, despite being there in shorts, no hat, etc.
  8. Starter uniforms for rookies

    I live in the boondocks where most towns usually can only field a single team in any particular age group (e.g., the town I live in has a population of 750 - yes I realize that there is probably somebody on here who lives in an apartment building with that many people living there). Anyway, in the rec league I work with, the rec commission provides the protective gear (except shoes - most work in just tennis shoes). The commission also pays for half of their first shirt (we standardized on the powder-blue since it's both baseball and softball), which gets the price down to less than a single game fee. And we allow them to wear whatever they want for pants (shorts, jeans, "real" umpire pants, whatever). Considering we pay less than half what the nearest decent-sized city (50k+ people), it works for us. It also helps me to evaluate some of the younger guys and recruit them to the more competitive ball when they get some experience.
  9. I've been called "certifiable". Is that kinda close?
  10. "play"

    I get almost the exact opposite reaction. Me: "Play" Batter: (Turns around) "What???" OK, so that's more at youth levels than high school, but still...
  11. Kneeling for National Anthem

    Unfortunately, there are a lot of "idiot" sports stars. Here's my first Google result - there are many others. http://thesportsdrop.com/15-broke-nfl-stars-and-how-they-blew-their-millions/
  12. Just Cancel the Game

    It is supposed to be windy? I didn't notice (honestly).
  13. Just Cancel the Game

    You know what we call 25 mph winds with gusts to 40 in Kansas? Tuesday.