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lawump last won the day on July 11

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About lawump

  • Birthday July 15

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    South Carolina
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    umpiring and lawyering

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    Carolina Baseball Umpires Association; NCAA
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    ex-MiLB umpire; NCAA Div. 1; Am. Legion (2015 & 2017 World Series)
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    ABUA (umpire.org)

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  1. How does this happen?

  2. Umpire into Hall of Fame

    Back in the early days of the internet (we're talking when I went to umpire school in 1997), there used to be an website called umpnews.com. I remember it being in existence in 1997 because one of the instructors at umpire school specifically recommended that we periodically check the website to keep up with what was going on in the profession. I don't know what happened to that site.
  3. How does this happen?

    Not good. https://sports.yahoo.com/worst-blown-call-history-baseball-024126147.html
  4. https://www.postandcourier.com/sports/former-umpire-mayor-join-high-school-coach-in-charleston-baseball/article_83af25aa-8b87-11e8-bd0c-cb2dbb54d146.html
  5. https://lacrossetribune.com/sports/local/bud-larsen-erik-jones-keeps-baseball-passion-alive-by-umpiring/article_bc8fced3-bd17-5797-8a97-ef054777312e.html
  6. Okay...we have "Lanc-uster" in PA; "LAN-cass-ter" (as in Burt Lancaster) in MA; and, "LANK-aster" (rhymes with "spank") in SC. LOL
  7. LOL. But seriously, this section of the site went 51 1/2 weeks without an update. Thus, I am taking it upon myself to not let that happen again. If the administrators want me to stop, I will. Otherwise, I'm trying to make it a habit to do it daily at the same time that I post the daily rules quiz question on my umpire association's web page.
  8. https://www.counton2.com/news/local-news/wounded-warriors-are-volunteer-umpires-in-local-baseball-tournament/1310173172
  9. https://fox43.com/2018/07/19/new-providence-man-facing-harassment-citation-after-allegedly-threatening-umpire-with-metal-stake/
  10. http://www.news-herald.com/sports/20180718/local-umpire-todd-odell-makes-professional-debut-at-classic-park
  11. https://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/the-worst-called-ball-of-the-first-half-4/
  12. https://buffalonews.com/2018/07/16/north-tonawanda-native-ted-barrett-umpiring-in-mlb-all-star-game/
  13. Cather pick off at 2nd base

    How did your "incorpor(ation)" go?
  14. Aaron Boone does not know the rules. When all of ESPN's "baseball experts" (along with some players, coaches and managers) took a 10-question rules quiz in 2013, Mr. Boone came in dead last. He got 1 out of 10 correct. http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/9389802/how-well-do-know-baseball-rules-take-our-quiz
  15. MLB Balk Rule

    Get the MLB Umpire's Manual (you can buy it online...just google it). It has more case plays involving this one rule than any other rule. It has a LOT of case plays.