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Everything posted by LMSANS

  1. Research Needed for Graduate School Project

    I completed the survey. I believe any tool that will help do the job should be considered. Having said that, the tool needs to be perceived as 100% accurate. It wouldn’t do to give participants another way of questioning our calls.
  2. PUC/Indyball b4 Pro-School?

    Going through the school will trump any additional experience at a lower level. It will automagically qualify you for better baseball.
  3. Veterans Check In

    Army - Finance Specialist. Fort Benning, GA 1976 - 1978.
  4. New guy on the block

    I’m a Jersey City native myself. My grandfather founded Washington LL and was part of the founding of Pershing Field Babe Ruth. what part of the city?
  5. "play"

    I asked Ted Barrett the question about MLB and here was his response: "The plate guy is responsible for putting the ball back in play, many don’t point it but they have it." Very succinct.
  6. When is it time to hang it up?

    I have one reason to keep umpiring. My grandfather umpired in 1930 and there has been a member of my family (uncle, father, cousin, brother) umpiring since then. As it stands right now, I am the last of the line. I want to make to 2030, I'll be 73. There will b 100 years of Sansevere umpiring. All that other stuff is a factor, too.
  7. Hit or Fielders Choice?

    I locked this topic. The guest area is supposed to be free of our normal sarcasm. Let's keep it that way.
  8. New Feature - Member Map

    We are talking Cleveland...

  10. New Feature - Member Map

    @Umpire in Chief It may be me, but I can't save my location. I tried on my iPad and my laptop through Chrome. The SAVE button is unresponsive.
  11. Strike 3 Mechanic

    The guy that hooked me up with umpiring has a 5 syllable strike call and has been known to moon dance. He is liked by a lot of the schools. I don't understand it.
  12. Softball vs Baseball

    During the drills, I didn't move my head, only my eyes. The head instructor happened to be standing there and commented "that was a good job except you didn't move your head to follow the pitch." Me: "I work baseball where we are taught not to move our head, only the eyes." Instructor: "Really? I never heard of that before. It seems to work OK."
  13. Softball vs Baseball

    I had the same experience. They also taught to move your head when watching the pitch as PU.
  14. By popular demand...
  15. Rain, No Pay

    I've had concerns since this organization went statewide. The guys responsible for the umpires have a not so good reputation for non-payment, late payment and other such conduct. Here is the latest scenario. I received this in an email from one of my assigners. We had a situation on Thursday at a USABL game. The crew that was assigned to the 6:30 pm game called me from the field at 6:15 due to lighting in the area. The coaches at the game decided to cancel the game at 6:29 pm. I inform USABL that the coaches had canceled the game and was told that the officials WOULD NOT BE PAID any fees by USABL. This did not sit right with me. We called Babe Ruth who is the President of USABL, but only got his voice mail. At that point I sent him an e-mail which was ignored by him. Tomas our Vice President reached out to Mr. Ruth and this is his reply; “Tomas-- If we paid for all 60 games last night that got rained out with very badly timed rain we would be in the red. This is just a SH*#ty situation likewise one pitch is thrown and you get full pay. Not to mention the game still gets rescheduled we end up paying twice but do not get paid again by teams as you know. I get when a team cancels and does not tell anyone but when it is out of everyone's hands and mother nature rains at the worst time possible we would ask that all umpires understand.”
  16. Captcha

    Warren is back. I think he's done some tweaking. I haven't had it since he came back.
  17. Could PU even see the trip? It looks to me he was blocked by F2.
  18. The Officials Choice

    You get what you pay for. Do a search in the Equipment section and you'll get a lot of information.
  19. Captcha

    I'm having at home. Posting and changing forums.
  20. Rain, No Pay

    I'm not complaining, just sharing. I'm not working summer ball this year. I just wanted to share for discussion. @kevin_K shared some info about his organization's deal. It may be useful during the offseason. I'm just an umpire, I don't get involved in the business side of things.
  21. Rain, No Pay

  22. Interference? Why or why not?

    Good no call!
  23. Interference? Why or why not?

    @BrianC14,as a Red Sox fan, can your judgement be unbiased? I think it was good baseball...of course, I'm a Yankee fan.
  24. Matt Holliday 11th inning today

    Double play on a home run? Check your link.