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dumbdumb last won the day on November 17 2016

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  1. The first post gives who suspends. I would assume this article below answers who assigns/hires and who fires, as those decisions are not handled by each individual umpire on the staff. http://www.bcsnn.com/sun-belt/253-sec-and-sun-belt-team-up-for-baseball-umpire-consortium.html and How quickly we forget is below. Not the first time to the rodeo for this team and coach. https://www.theadvertiser.com/story/sports/college/baseball/2014/05/02/sun-belt-suspends-umpiring-crew/8630217/ http://espn1420.com/sun-belt-suspends-all-three-umpires-from-ul-vs-tx-st-series/ http://espn1420.com/lessons-in-accountability-from-the-birds-nest/ And I will let you find out from all your connections, how this (2014 incident) all played out in the long run for those involved (umpires) as in the Jimmy Buffett (you will never work in this business again), as it is obvious that the coach is still in business. added 3/2 you can click on the link and when the page comes up look to the Feb 25 game and click on that. Start the game and drag the time bar to the bottom of the 7th at the 2:20-2:25 mark of the game with 1 hour left to go. See the home run/double as to weather it hit off the top of the wall and bounced back in or hit the pine tree behind and bounced back and the argument that ensued. Also watch the 9th for another double/home run and then the last play of the game and the way the crew gets their ear bent leaving the field. All calls above were judgment calls. Replay of the game may not be up much longer. https://www.ragincajuns.com/index.aspx?path=baseball another replay of the ejection call
  2. New hires

    And here is the first official piece i have seen from the press, although the unofficial/inside scoop came from ccs already. https://www.usatoday.com/story/sports/mlb/2018/02/23/stu-scheurwater-becomes-full-time-major-league-umpire/110748236/
  3. You might enjoy

    there is a whole page of these from UCU on you tube if this post is somewhere else, moderators please delete.
  4. Not that there has to be, by any stretch of the imagination, but noticed there were no first year AAA or half year AAA like Hoberg and Morales were in this point of their careers, that received invitations from the IL or PCL.
  5. Erasing the catchers box...

    So, why does lawump say they do this, either from hearing or learning about it from the school, or when he was working MiLB on the field, if he actually did or did not do the above with the lines. This is not condoning or discondoning the practice, or saying it is either legal or illegal, or should or should not be done at all.
  6. Correa HR

    And the umpire makes no excuses for the miss. Twins had an opportunity the very next year to even the score with the Yankees. Oops. Soundly thumped by the Yanks and knocked out in 3 straight. And this year again in the Wild Card, soundly thumped. And the umpire from that game will be seen tomorrow night. Congrats. http://www.nj.com/yankees/index.ssf/2009/10/politi_umpire_who_blew_call_in.html
  7. I think by now you probably know that baseball, from all indications, is much more reactive than pro-active. They need someone like you, that would not be totally off the wall with "what if" plays, to sit down with them and use that legal mind of yours in a pro-active way with the writing (concisely), on the rules and examples of those rules as written, as well as situational IR examples and implementation.
  8. WS crew..

    Could have been. But they did suspend Joe over the Papelbon incident in late September 2014 and he still received a post season assignment. And of course the press would have been all over his comments again, just like they were all over DeMuth last year for his comments about drilling the runner in the back to get the RLI interference call going to first and taking all doubt away, and DeMuth did not work the playoffs. Or, are they just giving some guys a rest every year so they can get the next group of umpires ready or more ready for future post season assignments? However, although all umpires would probably love to be chosen for an assignment most years, IMHO at this point in the game for most senior umpires, it would seem like they would be extremely happy to see members of their crew receiving assignments regardless of whether or not they receive one every year or not.
  9. 6-Man Injury

    In the first example it looks like LF umpire moved to the infield and RF umpire stayed put. In the second example it looks like RF umpire moved to the infield and the LF umpired stayed put. 2008 AL LCS Umpires: HP - Derryl Cousins (left in the 4th inning), 1B - Tim McClelland, 2B - Sam Holbrook, 3B - Brian O'Nora, LF - Brian Gorman, RF - Alfonso Marquez; Tim McClelland moved to HP in the 4th inning; Sam Holbrook moved to 1B in the 4th inning; Brian O'Nora moved to 2B in the 4th inning; Brian Gorman moved to 3B in the 4th inning 1992 NL LCS Umpires: HP - John McSherry (left in the 2nd inning), 1B - Randy Marsh, 2B - Steve Rippley, 3B - Gary Darling, LF - Gerry Davis, RF - Ed Montague; Randy Marsh moved to HP in the 2nd inning; Ed Montague moved to 1B in the 2nd inning
  10. WS crew..

    Davis just completed his 34th (1984) full time season (fill in/call up--for 82, 83). He has worked a total of 35 Special Events (i.e. ASG, WC, DS, LCS, WS) in that period of time. Since Jim Honochick worked his 6th WS in 1972 only 3 other umpires have accomplished that feat. Ed Montague, Joe West and now Gerry Davis. Pretty neat career.
  11. American Legion Rule Changes

    But, since he seems like a nice guy of outstanding character, if he can keep the POG like he did in game 6 of the tournament, I would gladly be willing to watch him a full 9 innings all year long. Now, let's see when they go to 5 inning games somewhere, which would give pitchers a great chance to get complete game victories not only in Legion, but in many more organizations that play baseball.
  12. American Legion Rule Changes

    And from that recent realistic tournament photograph that was finally provided, you were obviously in the first regularly scheduled 9-inning game in the 92-year history of Legion baseball. Well you know what they say, 92 is the new 50.
  13. Cannot say for sure, but maybe he was just following the recommendation/advice, for the reasons mentioned in the article below. He might have read the article in the paper last year, from the CC working the current Yankee Series, and with the future possibility of working his 6th World Series, to tie for the lead in WS appearances over the last 30 years. I would imagine this is a given, or maybe they figure it out on their own, as one of their (player) options to use ""if"" they feel it would work better. http://mlb.nbcsports.com/2016/04/05/dana-demuth-do-it-throw-it-into-the-runners-back/
  14. could we get the pitch fx boxes with the pitches that were missed by close call sports analysis circled. No comment on the pitches are necessary, just the ones missed circled that are counting towards towards the missed/not missed game percentage. Thanks. dd
  15. Appeal of pulled foot

    Let's also mention that there are some older guard and newer gard who just seem to get straight-lined much to often and the only time they call a check swing a strike is when the bat practically wraps around the body, almost like a true non check swing, almost as if to take away the heat from them and put it on their partner. From what I can see, both sitches above happen.