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lawump last won the day on August 16

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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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  1. lawump

    A Mitch Kupchak-er

    I should add that when I talked to him at his car, he got mad and said, "so, we don't care about the player's safety anymore, huh?"
  2. lawump

    A Mitch Kupchak-er

    I assign umpires for games in weekend youth travel ball tournaments. I have this one umpire who won't stop doing cup checks. In the first inning, he makes each catcher hit his "mid-section" while he listens to make sure they are wearing a cup. He also does this with any substitute catcher. I first found out about this a few weeks ago. I didn't want to embarrass him (he just moved here from another part of the country...so I was cutting him some slack), so I sent an email to all the umpires stating that we do not do cup checks for a number of reasons...not the least of which is that we play by FED rules and it is the coaches' responsibility to certify that all players are properly and legally equipped. This past weekend, my umpire did it again. Furthermore, I had two coaches come up to the tournament staff and imply that he is a pervert (without using that word...but the implication was unmistakable) and that if he was on their field, they would pull their team off the field. I met him at his car (a/k/a his locker room) and told him that if he does it again he'll have to find another place to umpire. Have any of you ever dealt with this? Am I alone when I think to myself, "WTF????" I mean, this is the crap that'll get an assignor sued, IMHO.
  3. https://news.google.com/articles/CAIiEDLa8_shrZs_8YqWrQAXbzIqGAgEKg8IACoHCAowjtSUCjC30XQwzqe5AQ?hl=en-US&gl=US&ceid=US%3Aen
  4. https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/mets-todd-frazier-may-or-may-have-not-tricked-an-umpire-into-thinking-he-made-an-incredible-diving-catch/
  5. https://www.myarklamiss.com/news/local-news/umpire-assaulted-by-coach-at-monroe-youth-softball-game-speaks-out/1419489947
  6. https://nypost.com/2018/09/04/police-officer-accused-of-punching-softball-umpire/
  7. http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/baseball/cubs/102427660-132.html
  8. https://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/umpire-trips-falls-catchers-mask-still-makes-call/
  9. http://www.thenewsherald.com/sports/junior-league-baseball-world-series-umpire-award-winner-makes-a/article_99dc2960-a53e-11e8-80d5-ab1f948fb786.html
  10. https://usatodayhss.com/2018/umpiregate-officials-llws-walkoff-controversy
  11. http://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/24385299/umpire-joe-west-now-2nd-all-games-worked
  12. https://www.newsday.com/sports/baseball/mets/jacob-degrom-s-cy-young-push-slows-in-loss-to-bumgarner-giants-1.20638434
  13. https://deadspin.com/minnesota-steakhouse-pranks-umpire-joe-west-with-braill-1828406253
  14. https://www.greenbaypressgazette.com/story/news/local/door-co/sports/2018/08/21/jon-gast-technology-should-not-replace-human-baseball-umpire/1043988002/
  15. Now that I'm back from the ALWS and I've gotten my head back above water at home and at the office, it is time to start posting again.. http://www.staradvertiser.com/2018/08/23/sports/sports-breaking/little-league-world-series-spot-an-honor-for-umpires-too/