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BRUMP last won the day on March 28 2015

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    DVUA, TCUA, Diamond Nation, NJ Umpire Alliance, JBSO, NJ District 19, NJ Section 3,
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  1. BRUMP

    Better Mechanics for solo umpiring

    @noumpereim stealing that line
  2. im guessing by the looks of the field that this is a HS game and obviously i dont have the best look but that angle looks like a hybrid from F1
  3. Jerry is done for the year. He had successful surgery for 2 bulging disks. He is expected back on the field in 2020 per Bob Davidson.
  4. BRUMP

    Horrible news - @grayhawk

    @grayhawkThats fantastic that your getting out on the field. It will be emotional but soak it in cause you've earned it.
  5. BRUMP

    Making Money Umpiring

    @Biscuit@BlueRanger couldn't agree more guys...i did this all through college, joined the local HS assoc in the area and umpired at a tournament site nearby. I always made my class schedule with umpiring in mind. Class in the am, umpiring in the afternoon, and "extra-curriculars" at night. Cant beat it for a college kid.
  6. BRUMP

    Other Sports to Officiate

    +1...i dont do it myself but Ive heard nothing but positives about volleyball...I know @Kevin_Kdoes volleyball here in Jersey. Im sure he could offer you some mroe insight
  7. BRUMP

    Transaction Experience Thread

    great transaction with @FireEye. would not hesitate to do business with again
  8. BRUMP

    black nike pads

    @Thunderheadslock it up
  9. BRUMP

    Dealing with coaches

    Not sure about your area but around here the high school baseball conference is a pretty tight community. All the coaches know each other and all the umpires. If your a newcomer expect a "feeling out" process so to speak where the HCs will try to work you and see what they can get away with.
  10. BRUMP

    Ejections. Ejections Everywhere...

    Running down the line screaming about balls and strikes = no warning. I'm running him for that. Ehh it happens to the best of us. Just have to work harder on biting your tongue. Good job in having your partners back especially when that partner is a newer teenage umpire. As someone who was that newer teenage umpire, trust me its appreciated.
  11. BRUMP

    Malicious Contact Ejection and Forfeit

    Im agreeing with everything maven said. However, let me add a couple things. Once the coach is ejected do not continue to engage him. If you have the luxury of a partner he should be rodeo clowning him off the field. If you are alone in this case, I would go to the assistant and tell him that the HC has been ejected and needs to leave the visual proximity of the field. Secondly, you say in the above post "I was then afraid for my safety." If you are genuinely afraid for your safety and you are working without a partner in a game where there is no game administration present (I am assuming from your post that there was no one else there) I would not hesitate to call law enforcement. Its better to have them there and not need them, than vice versa. Its a tough situation to be in but you can always take something away as a learning point from these types of situations. And as maven says keep calling strikes!!
  12. BRUMP

    First piece of new equipment in a while!

    thats a sweet looking rig
  13. BRUMP

    why we do it

    yup cant wait for my 3 hour multi ejection game next week LOL
  14. BRUMP

    Tricks Plate Dodgers Use...

    not an excuse the guy was telling the truth but i think i win this one. sun night game for reference "hey i got a DUI on friday night with my gear in the car and i haven't gotten my car back yet. can you do the dish?"
  15. BRUMP

    why we do it

    This Sat was my opening day for HS (prep schools start before 4/1 for the jersey guys out there) and let me tell you it was one of those days where you are reminded why we love this game and why we do what we do. 70 and sunny (cant remember the last time I wore short sleeves for a march game if ever) well pitched and well played. I've gotten to know both coaches well and they were their usual respectful selves. After a really great game decided late all players on both teams went out of their way (we were halfway out the door not sticking around for handshakes) to come over and thank me and my partner for our time. What a day, what a game. Just one of those that instantly puts you in a great mood and reminds you why we do it. For all the long car rides, the asshole parents, the time we sacrifice, and the work we put in, yesterday was a day where it was obvious why we do it. And to all my brothers in blue in jersey, happy opening day! PS- best part the game was an 11 am first pitch. By 12:50pm me and my partner were drinking an adult beverage (or two) at a rooftop bar enjoying the warmth. 1:30 to start the year, not too shabby