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Hello from Australia

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Quick post to say g'day and wet my feet a little in the forums.

 

After playing for nearly 30 years, the call came out from our Umpire Director that our league needed more blue in its ranks. Being a small league in remote Australia, all teams had to have a couple of guys sign up to do the accreditation. Hesitantly (at the time) i put my hand up for our club.

 

Well almost a year later i find myself just as exited to take the field to umpire, as I do to play. I am always looking for that bit of info to further my knowledge and improve my umpiring, and have become a part of a close knit group of guys that make up our third team.

 

As quite the newbie I will probably not post as much as i will read comments and absorb knowledge. In saying that I have already plated the longest game in our local league's history and officiated in local, state and even international games.

 

I look forward to being part of the Empire.

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Cat from down under, welcome. Love hearing how baseball is the same and different in other places.

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Good onya! Welcome to the world of being unappreciated. Like bogans at a black tie dinner.

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G'day, mate. Glad you're aboard. Aussies often do well in ump attire as they usually already have thick skin. :beerbang It is my sincere hope that you get to an excellent umpire school somewhere. Little League has a week-long school (used to be about $200.00 USD) in Western Region Headquarters in Riverside, California. Last I heard, only one Pro School now, that's in Florida -Wendelstedt's school is 5 or 6 weeks long. Get to every clinic you can first. Hook up with multi-sport officials, you get the right attitude quick. GOOD LUCK!

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13 minutes ago, grayhawk said:

@Umpire in Chief , clean up on aisle 5 please.

I've banned him his IP and the system is automatically removing his posts. It seems to be taking a little longer than I expected.

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