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Umpire in Chief

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  1. I've gotten a few emails/messages the past few months who have noticed my absence and even recently through hurricane Florence.

    I am fine, actually I'm doing pretty damn well ;)

    In February I started a new job, which I love to death, but it is extremely time consuming straight through virtually the entirety of baseball season. I am a Director of a water park near my home. It is an absolute blast! But as I said things start picking up here in April and run straight through September. I generally work 6/12 hr days and at peak times even more. The trade-off is October through March things run at a different pace. 

    This year I worked 3 D-II games (Would have had a lot more but we had a lot of rain) 
    And 3 HS Games. (Same story with the rain...)

    So there wasn't a lot of baseball for me this past season. I'm going to attempt to do more in 2019.

    As for hurricane Florence, I'm in Northeast NC. So it was a non-event for us. We have had a few flooding issues in the area as the rains make it downstream to the coast here, but when it made landfall we maybe got an inch of rain and a few high wind gusts. But I was very lucky, some earlier models had it initially making landfall not too far from here and we would be in the same situation our friends in the Wilmington area are going through now. I do thank those who reached out to me with their concern. 

    I have some plans for the site (as I always do) but the difference is coming up shortly I will have the time to actually follow through. SO stay tuned.

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  2. On 9/12/2018 at 8:26 PM, JSam21 said:

    Would it be possible to get a health and fitness forum? With the focus on umpires being more fit and trim, especially at the upper levels, I think it would be a great idea to share work outs, diets, stretching routines, etc.

    I have given that some thought. I may add it in the off-season. Thanks

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  3. Thank you all, I appreciate the comments and the ensuing discussion. 

     

    A valid argument can be made for tie going to a runner ( If you fall in that category I never want to work with you, we must get outs :insertevillaughhere:

    However parsing the rules and as people have done IMO is more a demonstration of how the rules are poorly written and at inconsistent. 


  4. @MadMax Great points. And thanks for all the tips. I just got in a nice 96 LED light to help the lighting pointing at me and can point my desk lamp at the wall behind me. 

    Great idea about the poster maybe I'll get a big U-E banner made. With some of the new equipment I just bought I can move away from the little webcam. I'll now be using my Galaxy S8+ for the video which can have better video quality and the mini shotgun mic will improve the audio. Below is the rig I bought for light and sound.

    This is all new to me so I'm in very much need for any tips or advice so it is very much welcome. I plan on recording a couple tomorrow and will put this to use. 

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