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  1. Women in the profession

    Before we start commenting on the female officials working/or not working professional men's sports with professional players, let's talk about female officials working/not working Major D1 men's sports of amateur players. Not 1 female is working any of the d1 conference baseball tournaments going on, much less the power 5 or 6. There is a great feeder system with the women's d1 major conferences in softball to bring the women into the baseball ranks if all the men were so inclined towards inclusion. I have never seen any women in the last whenever, working any D1 Conference Men's Tournament or working the power 5 or 6 Conference Men's Tournament. So no kudos to the pro umpires working the amateur College Mens players either, and we will not even mention the fact of no women ever at the regionals, super regionals or CWS ever in history. Go to the D2 and D3 levels and see how many are working the NCAA men's Regionals, SR, and World Series in those areas either. If some women have by chance made it into d2 or d3, then why no promotion to d1 Conference games on weekends and why no d1 Conference Tournaments or NCAA post season? And the NCAA men's basketball at the d1 level should not be let off the hook either. How many women are working d1 Conference season games. How many working the Conference Tournament, and NCAA post season. Not 1 lately if ever. Basketball has a perfect feeder system built right in also, with the D1 Women's game and moving the D1 women right on over to the D1 men's game if they were so inclined for the inclusion of women. Dee Kantner and Violet Palmer where hired by the NBA back in 1997 and Kantner was let go (and which D1 Conferences Mens staffs stepped up to the plate to hire her for their Conference games staff after she was let go in 1999- seems like Dee is still around for D1 women staffs). So it took the NBA almost 20 more years before they hired another woman recently. With all the D1 College women out there and the ones who have worked in the WNBA which has been in existence for quite a while now, but no job offers for 20 years basically until Lauren Holtcamp recently. The NBA is not to be commended for their piddling poor outreach to get good press, yet not back an aggressive effort over the past 20 years. And an amateur league that hired a former NBA official to supervise, did not back up a woman on the staff who T'd a coach and the coach deserved it. When the former NBA guy was outed, he quit and this was not that long ago. The NFL gets no kudos either at this time since it took them forever and there are more openings on the field to start with, with crews of 7 and if it was not for Jerry Austin taking a personal interest in this endeavor to include women. How many are trying to find the women for the d1 NCAA men's football since there is not a D1 women's football teams feeder system like baseball and basketball. But, before we harp on those professional players in men's leagues and the inclusion of women s officials in those leagues, let's harp on and take a good look in the mirror at the highest amateur D1 men's player leagues and the inclusion of women officials, just as hard if not harder since there are many more openings to start with.
  2. NCAA Postseason

    Congrats to @Haid D' Salaami on Big South Conference Tournament sighting.
  3. And I would have thought calling time for everything, all the time, like in a rec league slow pitch softball game, would be at the top of the list.
  4. MSU @ Alabama Batter's Interference

    Paul Nauert, Tripp Gibson, Greg Gibson, Randy Marsh, Jerry Layne, Terry Craft, Dan Morrison, Charlie Reliford.
  5. MSU @ Alabama Batter's Interference

    Assuming (maybe/maybe not) that he took last week off for the derby in his home state, wonder if he received a few requests in between races to give a demo without falling in the mud.
  6. He just wanted to "ask" a question. As in "Jee, I guess you can't even "ask" a question any more". Isn't that the crappy line the Coach/AC/Manager hide behind and use and how they always start when they want to verbally show you up and bully you. They make sure everyone in the stands can hear them say that all they want is to "ask" a question, and hide behind the "ask" phrase all day long for everything. Verbal judo and try to guilt you to death with the famous "ask" phrase, until you give in. Guess that didn't work very well in this instance, if in fact that was the line used (asking), which is very unlikely, in trying to get around the fact you cannot discuss/ask/argue a step balk by the rules of this organization, unless the rules or rules interpretation have changed. Maybe they go call the supervisor and report you for not letting them "ask", not argue, a question, even at this level, and hope for a special dispensation.
  7. OOB Call. ATL@NYM 5/3/18

    I carry an official 'Rhino accordion ruler' and have never had any trouble with the OOB situations to the front, back or sides. Takes the "in my judgment" right out of the equation.
  8. Check Swing Appeal or not

    So left hand batters get a free pass all year long? I cannot believe State or NF goes along with this. Can this person not be voted out of this position?, If they were voted in?
  9. Did this kid come from some state where coaches rule, and black-ball officials that do not give them the calls? Sounds like this goes way back on intimidating umpires through threatening to black-ball as an ends to a means, either publicly (the press) or behind closed doors, when they do not get their way. And it sounds like they get there way more often than not, as evidence of this public flogging of the the umpires once again, as they have seen their prior coaches for years doing this, either publicly like this or through back channels.
  10. And I thought from the title you may have run into this mask. https://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Dutch-Rennert-NL-MLB-Umpire-16-Memorabilia-Mask-Sweater-Signed-Ball-/232696219762?nma=true&si=kSmT4xS4WnHoaZlVygkaQf7RJ9A%3D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557
  11. Runner Lane Interference Twins Reds

    For those in the know, how is this graded for ding purposes? What if no interference had been called? They are being graded on every call. First, the in or out of the lane ruling, and second, the quality of throw ruling. I will assume that both a correct call and a call stands ruling from a supervisor in the supervisors humble opinion counts as a correct call when no IR is requested, hence the possibility of no ding/s. If the Supervisor considers either as miss, then you get dinged. So, in the supervisors HO the umpire could go 2-0, 1-1, or 0-2 on this play for grading and ding purposes. So, what's the grading system on this situation at the MLB level when no IR is requested.
  12. Something pretty cool

    And the other autograph was a rules guru in his own right. Had the pine tar game in 83. Might have done old articles for Referee Magazine along with Rich Marazzi. https://www.ruleball.com/about.htm
  13. Two runners on third, lead runner out?

    No protest?, if the lead runner was called out and there is no other information. Some guys live with the angels. Just like pro umpires of pro players in MLB, are they written up and penalized/not penalized if they miss a rule interpretation which is different than a judgement call and everyone sees it on tv. Do they self report missing a rule interpretation if a regional supervisor/coordinator is not there to see it and a coach does not call the conference office/coordinator to inquire? Just wondering how it works at the collegiate level.
  14. Passing R1 on home run

    More descriptive please, for the newer guys to get a visual on this. Are we going by a visual of seeing lots of clear daylight between the runners, or just a little daylight between runners? Or is it foot/feet placement. The trail runners foot 4 inches in front of the lead runners lead foot, one whole foot in front, both feet in front, or both feet in front on the ground, or both feet in front, but the back/trail foot does not have to be touching the ground yet, just breaking the plane, like a missing first base situation. And, who has primary responsibility and who has secondary for lining this up in case of a conference, before a request to new york? Anyone who wants to include a drawing for newer guys, by all means have at it.
  15. Rule miss mentioned in the Baltimore game. It looks like that issue is getting a lot less press/play than the ejection issue above. "More interesting". Got it.
  16. But what about the rule miss??? in another post, after consultation with the whole crew. Why not very much interest in the rule miss aspect of the game, yet so much about an ejection miss?
  17. Yankees Orioles game potential double play

    If it was a miss, isn't this just as aggregious as the crew that was suspended and fined and all members in the crew taken out of consideration for special events that year, when the team lost the game and the protest was ruled upon and upheld? Just because one is living with the angels when the protesting team wins the game, making the protest a mute point including a retraction of the original protest, does that suddenly absolve everyone of the originally missed interpretation on the field. Is the above fair, under the rules of common sense and fair play to all umpires using a merit based system, or is it still the law of the jungle so to speak, using the old cliche about life that says, life is not always fair and sometimes it is better to be lucky than good?
  18. It says as soon as the lead runner passes the bag running down the left field foul line, the succeeding runner standing on the bag is automatically out for passing the lead runner, so the succeeding runner standing on the base did not even have to be tagged as he was out anyway for passing a preceding runner. At what point does the lead runner technically pass the bag going down the left field line? Both feet on the ground past the bag running down the line, or the back foot in the air breaking the plane of the back edge of third base? When did abandonment come in to play, and did the original lead runner even need to be tagged at all, or should he have just been called out for abandonment with no tag being needed at all, just like no tag needed for running out of the base line?
  19. "If you don't like that pitch, foul it off". Unfortunately, Luke Appling and Bob Feller are no longer around to demonstrate and teach your concept and strategy.
  20. great line mw94 Established Member 39 130 posts Location Phoenix , AZ. Report post Posted April 6, 2014 Like 2 minutes ago in the Royals vs White Sox game . Chicago challenges a call on back end on a DP at 1st. Call stands Ventura is bitching from dugout , Greg Gibson yells back shut up and call NY !!!!
  21. 5 EJ's in a Spring Training Game

    Maybe a "Code" violation/perceived violation in the game, using the inning by inning, play by play details of the game.
  22. 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
  23. You might enjoy

    there is a whole page of these from UCU on you tube if this post is somewhere else, moderators please delete.
  24. 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/
  25. 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.