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Mudisfun last won the day on January 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

    Pitching Limits and Umpires

    I'm also sure the pitching to one additional batter was the reason the score was 11 to 4 If the announcement went out every 1/2 inning, then the coach should be even more responsible for ensuring his player did not cross over the threshold... seems lazy on the State to not make the coach responsible.
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    FED: Bat Rules

    I have seen this in travel tournaments where they want to use FED, but you have 12-13 YO players who cannot swing a drop 3. Just make sure that you are cognizant of the rule, if it applies in today's game. Once the coach says yes to all players and and equipment being legal, your good...
  3. Hit the nail on the head... you can only leap/hurdle if the fielder is prone on the ground. Any other time and the hurdle is not legal.
  4. Mudisfun

    Wilson Special Masks (Flag, Camo, Pink, Blue)

    The hat needs the CIF logo embroidered on it. Shirts, jackets, etc... they need the CBUA (California Baseball Umpire Association) worn on the pocket, or just above the pocket.
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    Throwing the bat

    I'm thinking that you, as the coach, have little to no impact if little Jimmy's mom and dad want to make a to do about it. As a BOD member, as much as it hurts to say it... I will defend the manager since the decision was taken out of his hands. Now I feel icky, I sided with a coach ...
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    Wilson Special Masks (Flag, Camo, Pink, Blue)

    We lost that flexibility in So Cal... we can wear 2 shirts: Black with the white pin stripe down the flanks, or the blue with the black pin stripe. We can also wear a shell if desired, provided it is the proper one. Starting this season, we must also wear a CIF logoed hat. Gone are the days of us matching in pretty much anything we wanted to wear.
  7. Mudisfun

    Throwing the bat

    First, if we are at tournament time, I am going to enforce the tournament rules. Warn and then eject. Also, in tournament, most teams play with enough on the squad that MPR is only one at bat, which this player just had. The kids have had a whole season to figure out how to play so this resolves the issue your mentioning Rich of a MPR violation as the Manager is no longer on that hook. In our regular season, we play CBO, even at the Majors division locally, so the chance of an offender coming up, getting warned and then doing it again prior to meeting his defensive MPR is slim... BUT... if it happened, and I told the coach that player needs to be removed from the game due to his repeated violations two things are going to occur: 1) The coach is going to comply. If he does not, then I just EJ the player. Same result for me, other than filling in a report. Most likely ejecting the manager as well, but I hope they see the light. 2) As the UIC of our league, I will defend the coach from an MPR violation. I am ordering him to do something, and I am disqualifying the player per 9.01d. Under 9.01b: Each umpire is the representative of the league, and Little League International, and is authorized and required to enforce all of these rules. Each umpire has authority to order a player, coach, manager, or league officer to do or refrain from doing anything which affects the administration of these rules and to enforce the prescribed penalties. Since I disqualified the player and ordered the manager to sit the kid, I would defend the manager and argue that no MPR violation happened since the player was precluded from obtaining his MPR due to his actions, and my administration of 9.01d and d.
  8. Mudisfun

    Bush League Play

    That is exactly what I was thinking. If you want to play the game (of being stupid), you have to know the rules. But let's be serious... you walked the bases loaded, and let's assume this scenario is still going on, which let's face it, is NEVER going to continue... Now they walk another batter... you think the OHC, or the 3rd base coach which is standing right next to the base is not going to motivate his R3 who should be scoring to move? That kid, if he refused, would be running fences until next December.
  9. Mudisfun

    On deck batter

    Gerry spoke about this at one of our association meetings. His response was that the batter knew what he was doing, purposely ignored his command to move back in position, and basically left him no choice in the matter but to eject him.
  10. Mudisfun

    Verbal OBS (FED) - Was I right or being OOO?

    Thanks! From 18 months back... my game has evolved a little. I just eject them now
  11. Mudisfun

    Bush League Play

    Different is not always illegal. Looks like the defensive team got what they wanted... they got you and your team to wonder what the heck. They were most likely hoping you would make a bad throw, or more likely get F1 to commit to run towards the base.... then R2 would retreat and try and drag F1 with him, thus allowing R3 a better chance at scoring. Or being 13, the kids could just be kids and could be doing something dumb...
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    Pitch count question

    Thankfully in CA we are not involved in this issue. If a coach feels the other team violated the rule, they can submit an appeal to their school/league and they handle the issue. We dodged a bullet on that one. I have no interest in officiating pitch counts in HS baseball... bad enough in LL, but at least there I understand the coaches (dads) not fully understanding all the pitching rules.
  13. 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.
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    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...
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    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