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maineump last won the day on November 2 2016

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About maineump

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    I have been umpiring since 1980, starting in LL. I am now working college, high school, American Legion and yes, still doing LL. I have umpired in tournaments as far away as Guam.

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    Career Fire Captain / Paramedic
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    College (D-2, D-3, D-1 non-conf, CCBL), High School, American Legion, LL regionals/WS
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  1. If this was Little League, then the runner can't leave until the ball reaches the batter - so on a hit batter, he shouldn't be near 3B anyhow.
  2. Rain!

    I see some lucky guys. I think there are only 3 fields IN MAINE being played on. One D-1 and two D-3 schools with turf. Luck would have it that the all 3 of these fields are basically local for me. I actually had a double header rained out the other day. Our assignor has switched to check arbiter daily to see if you have a game. Have 2 on Sunday - looks sunny and 40 degrees. We will go. Apparently the HS are trying to get on these fields for scrimmages, but the colleges aren't really giving them up due to other sports being on them.
  3. Ball remains live
  4. 2 Man R1 and R2

    Cool - thanks for the quote from the CCA, I didn't look it up. We always pre-game this, we basically will have the PU glance at 1B if the ball is a trouble ball in the left-center area, as BU may have to get an angle. We do communicate who is taking the play/tags. Generally speaking BU takes them. The look is while on the way to the library. The PU can tell if BU is taking both tag-ups by just watching him and how he sets up for the ball. I haven't seen any brief, I was shooting from the hip as to how we generally handle it.
  5. 2 Man R1 and R2

    BU has tag at 2B - HP has tag at 1B, then the play into 3B. The ball responsibility is the BU, unless the ball is down the line.
  6. NCAA Exam Thread

    Thanks Jim - Oh my god and it was highlighted too. Must have been tired -
  7. NCAA Exam Thread

    I remember a year or two ago the 'catch and carry' rule changed a bit. Which rule covers this? I remember that catch and slide is an out - DB - move runners up. Is it the same with catch-step? My assumption is yes, so there would not be a live ball, then the fielder can come back and throw.
  8. Bragging a little bit...

    Nice - Congrats
  9. I wouldn't call anything. He took a pitch out. It is hard to watch the pitch and the catcher's feet.
  10. I am not sure if this video was cut or not, but it showed a runner at 1B at the end of it. Not sure how that came about, unless the call was Catcher Interference. A balk would have just moved the runner up. We didn't get a long enough look at the umpires call
  11. Are you talking about the pitch out? That isn't CI IMO, Piazza stepped out to the side. Piazza was out of his box before the pitch was released IMO.
  12. I was recently notified that - I was selected to work the 2018 Little League World Series in Williamsport Pa. I have set up a personal blog to show my 'journey' throughout the year. Got to: http://www.easternmaineumpires.org/troylare.html

  13. LLWS 2018

    I know the clinic you speak of - I hear really good things about it. Some friends of mine teach it. I have never been able to attend either because of work or baseball schedule.
  14. Cold Weather hoods

    There are different models for nomex hoods. I am a Firefighter in the Northeast, so we are issued a couple of different styles. I have a thinner one for warm weather and a thicker one for winter. Back when they first came out, they had a cotton blend.
  15. LLWS 2018

    I will put my # on here when I get it, I think they still do that. If I suck then it might be a different one