First Little League game

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I have my first Little League game ever tonight. I have the Plate.

Its going to be 9-10yo with 3 Umpires.

Notice I said 3 Umpires and not 3-man mechanics. I am told that no one rotates! :shakehead:

If not then who has 2nd? :shrug:

It's going to be weird!

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Work they knee and just chill at home. Old foggy mechanics for you tonight.

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I have my first Little League game ever tonight. I have the Plate.

Its going to be 9-10yo with 3 Umpires.

Notice I said 3 Umpires and not 3-man mechanics. I am told that no one rotates! :shakehead:

If not then who has 2nd? :shrug:

It's going to be weird!

Wow :kissass::wow:

Your in for a long night. :notworthy:

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Don't know how it is in other areas, but I'm pretty impressed with the level of ball from the 9-10's in our district tourney. Had one Sunday night..6-4 final. They made very few errors. Well played, well pitched ballgame. So who knows, you might get a good game...However-- the 3-man no rotation thing..... :shrug: :shakehead:

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Just found out its 4 man

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Hell, make it 6 man and everyone can sit on buckets like the rats

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Why are three umpires even needed for a 9/10YO game?

Sounds like one or two people are wasting their time....

--EDIT--

Ahh, four. Well that is MUCH better...

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I can't say it was a pleasant experience!

The parents on the losing side and the coaches complained from the first pitch!

About pitch count, boo, int, obs, you name it.

Not to the ejection point but close.

I guess it was our fault they lost!

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I can't say it was a pleasant experience!

The parents on the losing side and the coaches complained from the first pitch!

About pitch count, boo, int, obs, you name it.

Not to the ejection point but close.

I guess it was our fault they lost!

How'd the four man for ten year olds go? Did the U3 make one call during the entire game? How about U2?

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I can't say it was a pleasant experience!

The parents on the losing side and the coaches complained from the first pitch!

About pitch count, boo, int, obs, you name it.

Not to the ejection point but close.

I guess it was our fault they lost!

Everyone made calls. But I had the most. Several plays at the plate.

How'd the four man for ten year olds go? Did the U3 make one call during the entire game? How about U2?

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I can't say it was a pleasant experience!

The parents on the losing side and the coaches complained from the first pitch!

About pitch count, boo, int, obs, you name it.

Not to the ejection point but close.

I guess it was our fault they lost!

I hate to say I told ya' so but........

Just kidding. I've got 2 today and one tommorow so......

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I guess it was our fault they lost!

Isn't it always?

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So I get a call from the LL UIC and told me that the director of the tournament had been watching the game and he is not one to gibe many complements but said that was the best Umpired gamed he had seen in a long time and the loved the way I handled the trouble team that lost.

So they want me back this week to do the semis and championship game.

I sure fooled them! :nod:

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So I get a call from the LL UIC and told me that the director of the tournament had been watching the game and he is not one to gibe many complements but said that was the best Umpired gamed he had seen in a long time and the loved the way I handled the trouble team that lost.

So they want me back this week to do the semis and championship game.

I sure fooled them! :nod:

Amazing! Scary to think what they're used to seeing!

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So I get a call from the LL UIC and told me that the director of the tournament had been watching the game and he is not one to gibe many complements but said that was the best Umpired gamed he had seen in a long time and the loved the way I handled the trouble team that lost.

So they want me back this week to do the semis and championship game.

I sure fooled them! :nod:

Amazing! Scary to think what they're used to seeing!

You got that right!!!

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Congrats Jax. I do a lot of LL games this time of year. It is the way I give back. We do all 4 man during this time of year. Most all the guys umpire HS with me so it is a lot of fun.

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Congrats Jax. I do a lot of LL games this time of year. It is the way I give back. We do all 4 man during this time of year. Most all the guys umpire HS with me so it is a lot of fun.

Thanks!

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It's nice when your good work is reconized by someone that really means it. Good for you.

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Great job!! I occasionally like doing these games. I think when experienced umps come in it causes issues. Most of the year our group sees 15 year old intern umps at this level and the managers kind of own them more. When the real crew gets in, the parents see and hear things they never have before. The game called right.

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