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Stan W.

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Stan W. last won the day on June 11 2018

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  • Birthday June 1

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  1. Stan W.

    Home-away uniform.

    I know this isn't quite the same thing, but I've had this happen more than I care to say in NFHS games...........Since I have umpired in some very rural and low income areas, a few members of team ( usually JV pull ups) will be wearing the hand me down old varsity uniforms. They often are in differing shades of a color or diff script..... An opposing coach will complain about them not being "uniform" and want them excluded from playing in the game. That's an OBR rule coach, not an NFHS rule.....NFHS say a team "should" be same color and style......Not must....and your team is wearing red and white....and they are wearing black and gold.....whats the issue? And I have let the Head Coach / Biology Teacher coach an NFHS game in his shirt and tie versus full baseball uniform.
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    Sorry to hear that. He was an amazing resource and I'm glad to hear that he is passing on his knowledge and skills to other umpires! At one time he was "the undisputed gear junky of all time!"....
  3. Stan W.


    Somewhere in the great NW Tim_C lives!
  4. I saw this and I agree that this was a filler segment. I cant imaging any ex-MLB catcher and Manager would support it. One of the points he pressed is that it gives the Umpire a better view of in and out. Point taken, but this just addressed the incident of the day.......which was Angel Hernandez calling out Rizzo on a pitch outside the zone. The mound is not the place for an Umpire to call any serious baseball....
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    Musings on All-Star FM2000 mask

    Pirates Catch Francisco Cervelli has had a few times on the DL this year from foul balls following the concussion protocol..........after the first one, Cervelli came back behind the plate wearing the Force 3 traditional mask. Another shot and he returned wearing the Force 3 bucket.......this most recent one, he came back and was outfitted in the All-Star Bucket...... we have to be happy that some companies are working on gear to reduce concussion related injuries.....
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    NFHS Malicious Contact?????

    what was the ultimate ruling on this play?......
  7. Stan W.

    Unsportsmanlike Conduct Ejection

    NO problem at all with the EJ..............
  8. Stan W.

    Batter's box fair territory

    I'm pretty sure I saw Elvis at the Piggly Wiggly last night picking up some Bananas and Peanut butter.........But I had stopped at Uncle Amos's house for a quick taste of his "Who Hit John?" , so it could have been just a fat guy in a Cadillac.....
  9. Every time I see even the words "High -Five" in the heading I cringe.......... Not illegal...........not assistance..............not excusable for an umpire to call this an out..........
  10. Stan W.

    FS- Black Nike Pads Brand New

    PM sent.
  11. Stan W.

    Time between games

    Our usual stated time is 30 minutes...........the realities differ.......
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    Calling Balls/Strikes Early

    I'm going to echo the thought that in game there really isn't any real way to address this. I'm sure we all agree its clearly an Umpire mechanics FAIL. Pretty clear you aren't watching the ball all the way to the mitt when you are calling B/S prior to the plate. And its most certainly not the time for a "I'm an umpire too conversation". I guess since the zone was acceptable, and didn't adversely affect your teams performance you just chock it up to the crazy things you see on a ball field.... And I have seen some crazy things.......
  13. Stan W.

    Tragic murder of one of our own

    Prayers unceasing.........especially for those that run towards the danger to save lives...........