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  1. 3 points
    yeah, coach. I'm a joke. I'm do varsity High School all spring and state tourney games, but I'm not good enough for your "pay to play" BS travel league. We're still early in the travel season, and the new crop of Daddy coaches I've seen this year seem to be worse than ever......Or my tolerance is getting lower......or both...
  2. 2 points
    I've got enough trouble counting to four; you want me to count to 65?
  3. 2 points
    My daughter (8) asked me the other day why there are no women players and or umpires in MLB. Players was a much easier answer than the umpiring one... My only real response was not enough women are trying to join the ranks and break into the big time... I saw a gleam in her eye... I think I awoke a monster :-)
  4. 2 points
    This is a great combo as well. The sky blue, tan and silver combo is for the same reason you wear light blue shirts when it's HOT outside. Given the match with those color shirts - instead of black - and that the timing of our shipment was just before the summer, we knew the lighter color combination - with essentially no-black except on the harness and around Wilson logo would make this a great mask for summer. Leather outer and memory foam pads also are for added comfort - anything to make your summer games more tolerable.
  5. 2 points
    You could also go the Douglas / Schutt route, and buy some really strong Velcro with adhesive backing. Take the (mini)hook side, and adhere it to the underside of the plates. Have your cobbler or seamstress stitch on the loop (brush) side upon the CP padding in strategic spots. Stick the two together. I mean, the looping of Velcro tabs through slots you’ve cut in the carapace plates is a great idea... I’d just hate to see a C&D letter and suit of patent infringement dropped on you by the Big W.
  6. 2 points
    For a high school student "daddy ball" pays good money, and there's not many other jobs I'd rather have to get me through high school... But I can't say I'll be sad when I start doing some higher level stuff and get away from (some of) the ridiculous coaches.
  7. 2 points
    WOW. What is wrong with youth sports today? The "adults".
  8. 2 points
    Screw you guys, I like it, and i bought it! So there!
  9. 1 point
    I spoke with F3 and you can get their shoulder caps sent to you for $39. They were going to send them out for free and asked what happened to mine (so they could fix it if possible), so I explained I didn't have one of their CP's but was thinking of putting them on another CP. If you have a CP, they will replace for free.
  10. 1 point
    If this was on the field, @Majordave just gave the STFU stare.
  11. 1 point
    I just deleted some posts by beerguy55 and Maven for some off-topic conversation. Gentlemen, keep comments relevant to the subject of the original post, closely related conversation divergences or take it to private message land please. No smarmy, smart-assed personal comments or replies desired. No warnings issued at this time.
  12. 1 point
    Protest. I've got enough to worry about on the field, I'm not keeping pitch count.
  13. 1 point
    Correct. If it's a "balk-and-a-throw" leave it live (to see what happens). If it's a "balk and then a throw" -- well, the throw never happened.
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  15. 1 point
    These pads are so much better IMO. Although, I wouldn't mind owning both sets. I think the below pads on a black frame would be rockin'.
  16. 1 point
    Sigh, again. These articles never help to balance things out or fix any issues. They seem to strongly suggest that it's all the fault of white men. If only white men wouldn't have existed, think of how much better this world could be. I agree with the player's comments. I don't care who is calling balls/strikes - if they can do the job, let 'em. This is how simple it should be. From my understanding, it has nothing to do with sex (or color) of the applicant, but who you know that's on the job that can help you get an opportunity. And I believe it's the same in every business I've ever worked in, so it's not just MLB.
  17. 1 point
    Show us what it looks like within a black frame!
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    Last inning 2 outs, R2, down 2 runs. R2 takes off for 3rd while F1 is in the set. He steps and throws to 3rd, out by 10 feet. Game over. Coach (and parents) go completely off their rockers screaming at us "BALK BALK, he has to step off!!! Read the rules, you're a disgrace", accompanied by more than a fair share of obscenities thrown in. . Had to post game eject both coaches and get in our cars and change at the gas station because of parents harassing us. You don't know how bad I wanted to lay into these morons about the worst coaching move I've ever seen in my life.
  20. 1 point
    Wore my All Star yesterday for the first time in probably 5 years. I forgot how light that thing is! Plus the bonus of the Delta Flex harness.
  21. 1 point
    The layout of the local A team has 2 walls in the outfield that are in play and could have a bounce that goes over the yellow line on the neighboring wall. First time I worked the plate there (a HS game), I was told the ground rule by the host. I then waited the whole game for someone to hit that 400+ double. Fortunately, it never happened.
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    Hi everyone .... just wanted to share an article covering a great event that happens in my hometown every year, and once again, my buddy and I were lucky enough to get assigned to this double-header that's a part of the weekend festivities. Always an honor and a privilege to work this event! https://www.hometownlife.com/story/sports/high-school/2018/05/21/northville-baseball-team-makes-armed-forces-day-rousing-success/627688002/
  24. 1 point
    I remember someone coming with the idea of a hydro dip. Seems like it might be the easiest way.
  25. 1 point
    I'll make it even easier for you. NCAA Baseball 2018.pdf
  26. 1 point
    One of the biggest problems youth baseball has is that HT and VT scorekeepers do not sit together anymore. We even provide a table but nope. We have had a ton of problems with this over the years where VT cries batting out of order and HT book has different batting order or different pitch count etc. I announce home team is the official book at plate meetings now just so when it is an issue they have been warned. I think these tournaments should charge a few more dollars and have a umpire do one book and track pitch count. They do this for basketball so why not
  27. 1 point
    What the hell is he doing kicking the ball AFTER he gains possession of it? And what would "deflects" amount to in that situation. The question is nonsense. Bad test. Please tell me you're not from New Jersey.
  28. 1 point
    Is there any way to put in a disclaimer or a "pop up window with 4.09 (a) EXEPTION and the rule" when a guest starts typing a question into "ask the umpire" that begins with "Does a run.................." to prevent the same answers/discussions, etc over and over? Obviously, they are completely ignoring the search function. Sincerely, The Department of Redundancy Department.
  29. 1 point
    I challenge you not to want to bang your head against the wall reading comments from some fanboy named Sav.
  30. 1 point
    Here I thought the left hand was an appeal on a check swing...the confusion... :-)
  31. 1 point
    I had a problem with the shoulder caps shipping cracked. From what I can tell, whatever factory the plates are made in, does not like to sharpen their punches and dies. Ump-attire will make it right. I had to do some mods to mine because the shoulders were too flimsy. I have a champion torso plates/padding and +pos cobra shoulder caps with the champion padding. All in all it feels pretty sturdy.
  32. 1 point
    The best one I have found !!!!
  33. 1 point
    Razzer’s holder is the best! I have things written down almost before they actually happen. It is that good. If you don’t have one, well, you’re just dumb. Don’t be dumb. Get one.
  34. 1 point
    South Carolina is the best state in the country to umpire high school baseball. We have unbelievable baseball talent to umpire and a great League that backs its officials. If you're a coach and get ejected you're paying a minimum $300 fine and serving a 2 game suspension. If you're a volunteer coach, you're banned from having any contact with the school's athletic department for one year from the date of ejection. Players get a minimum 2 game suspension. The League often goes beyond the minimum...even for a first ejection. Needless to say, our association has very few ejections in a season. For example, once we had a Coach appeal his ejection. He had been restricted to the dugout when he said, "bear down!" to the umpire as he was leaving the field and heading back to the dugout. He got tossed. (We umps can argue whether that is a good EJ or not...but that's beside the point.). Coach said in his appeal that, that was not enough to warrant an ejection. The League said, "when you are restricted you don't have the right to say another word," enjoy your suspension. (Okay, I made up "enjoy your suspension".) Add to all of that the fact that our local umpire association is committed to putting the best umpires on the field for the "big games", and not those umpires in some clique or with some type of seniority, and you have the best possible situation that an umpire can have in high school baseball. Life is good.
  35. 1 point
    and if a bird flies over...................... nevermind
  36. 1 point
    This guy... agrees with that guy. And the Pacific NW guys will tell you it helps to keep rain off the brim of your hat also.
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  38. 1 point
    Runners are allowed to advance beyond their awarded base on a wild pitch or overthrow after a balk at their own risk. So award R1 second base and allow R2 to score. APPROVED RULING: In cases where a pitcher balks and throws wild, either to a base or to home plate, a runner or runners may advance beyond the base to which he is entitled at his own risk.
  39. 1 point
    Yes....i've seen both the Precision cut numbers in 3-piece numbers. They both are very nice.... a lot of guys seem to like the Precision cut numbers just like our man Scott K has suggested.
  40. 1 point
    These should be the only options you are looking at. You can also contact @Razzer (the creator of these wonderful lineup folders). For a nominal fee, you can have him ship you one that is personalized. https://www.ump-attire.com/Baseball-Umpire-Equipment/Featured/Exclusives/ULF-PRO_Pro-Grade-Magnetic-Book-Style-6-Umpire-Lineup-Card-Holder-Game-Card-Referee-Wallet https://www.ump-attire.com/Baseball-Umpire-Equipment/Featured/Exclusives/ULF-T5_Pro-Grade-Magnetic-Book-Style-5-Umpire-Lineup-Card-Holder-Game-Card-Referee-Wallet
  41. 1 point
    I got back home yesterday and the experience exceeded my expectations! Every umpire should jump at any opportunity to attend a week at this facility. The guys I met were great people and I had so much fun interacting with the kids through pin trading. My bunkmates in 41A along with the other guys I formed friendships with made the week fly by! The only negative part of the experience for me was that I was slightly unprepared for the cold weather. Mornings and nights were extremely uncomfortable!!! However, I now know exactly what to bring next summer...
  42. 1 point
    We had a kid the year everybody switched the birthday cutoff, he should have moved up but wanted to big fish in little pond. One game we pitched to him and he went four for four with four HRs. The next game I explained how to pitch to him,0 for 4. Sent from my C771 using Tapatalk 2
  43. 0 points
    If you’d like, we can arrange a selfie session or FaceTime with you and the Shovel.