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Mudisfun last won the day on July 25

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About Mudisfun

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    Dang... did I do that?
  • Birthday August 26

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    Orange County CA

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    OCBOA, D62 Staff Umpire, Pacific Coast
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    Supply Chain and Warehouse Manager, Multi Media Operator
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  1. Mudisfun

    assigner fees for high school baseball

    For our association, game fees are roughly $80 depending on Varsity/JV/Freshman... assigning fees per game by each umpire assigned is $4.
  2. Mudisfun

    Umpiring experience and job interviews

    A friend of mine was an HR VP for a large computer games maker. Whenever he saw umpire or similar on a resume, he told me that he would always make sure to interview that person. So yes, it can be helpful... but like anything else on a resume, it has to resonate with the person reading it...
  3. Mudisfun

    giving count

    Without anything happening which would distract the players such as a pick off attempt, steal, an out being recorded somewhere... Normally I give the count with a 1-2 or 2-1, then 3-2... After several foul balls I'll give the count... anytime a player asks, I'll tell them the count, but then I assume the rest have forgotten as well and may announce the count. I love it after one pitch when the batter asks... like really? You took one pitch
  4. Mudisfun

    Ball out of play on dropped third strike

    Was the B/R in the lane? You might be missing interference.
  5. As a game management technique, for games that matter (so no travel ball scrimmages), I will hold granting time until B/R gets to 1st... I have had teams fake like they don't care about the B/R, get him to feel content and then snap throw when he is not looking. Would suck to call time as the ball sails over a fence
  6. Mudisfun

    Catch or No Catch - Frazier Pulls a Fast One

    Last year... but who is counting. I do not live there, so not getting in to a argument on whose traffic sucks worse. It just sucks all around :-)
  7. Mudisfun

    Out or not

    Long winded as always!
  8. Mudisfun

    Catch or No Catch - Frazier Pulls a Fast One

    As a Mets fan, I would think you would understand the concept of traffic! All you need is the #7 train to break down and there goes your fans getting to Citi field on time! Try sitting on the 110, 5, 2 or any other litany of streets in the LA area and try and get anywhere before 8:30pm!
  9. Mudisfun

    Catch or No Catch - Frazier Pulls a Fast One

    That's not how we roll!
  10. Mudisfun

    Catch or No Catch - Frazier Pulls a Fast One

    hey... as an old coach once told me: "If you're not cheating, your not trying."
  11. What the hell is wrong with people? A frigging police Sargent assaulting an umpire? Who are we expected to call on if our own police cannot keep themselves in check?
  12. Mudisfun

    Can the player be suspended

    I know in many areas, that if a person acts in such a fashion that the umpire feels it is necessary to file an 'after action ended' report with their league, the punishment brought upon the offender will be much more severe than what they would receive for simply being ejected. The thought being that in the middle of the game, in the heat of the moment, the coach/player may say or act in a negative way due to the ongoing emotion of the game. Finding an official after they have left the field, be it on the way to the lot, locker room or at their car raises the bar... you are premeditating to give the official a 'piece of your mind' or potentially escalating an event to a point of violence, and regardless of what transpired on the field, this behavior is never appropriate. No, maybe is the answer to your question... but most definitely if someone approaches the officials after the game, when off the field, in any negative or aggressive fashion it should be reported and dealt with by the appropriate league officials. As a board member, if a parent, player or coach was reported to our group, I would push for severe penalties depending on the overall nature of the conflict. Bottom line... let it go.
  13. Not specific to the call noted in the article, but many of the times they want 'clarification' seems to be on easy, black and white rulings that most umpires would not feel need to be explained.
  14. Mudisfun

    Another Force play slide INT video

    You're no fun! How else are you going to stay busy if not by reading lots and lots of EJ reports?
  15. Mudisfun

    Another Force play slide INT video

    Well then... I will have to do my best this season to keep you entertained with my reports of daring and bravado! OR.... maybe I'll try to keep the EJ's to a minimum...