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BT_Blue

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  1. Two minor league umpires follow me and WUS likes my pictures on a semi-regular basis. Apparently spamming Instagram with Greg Gibson and Tony Randazzo pays off.

    1. BT_Blue

      BT_Blue

      Also doesnt hurt that G2 worked a NoNo in the last month.

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  2. Oregon ST vs UC Irvine home plate umpire has 2 different mask pads....looks like TW and Wilson Ti??

    1. BT_Blue

      BT_Blue

      I noticed that too. It was honestly a bit distracting for me.

  3. Well, I have to ditch three school assignments, phone wallpaper, computer wallpaper, and every online profile picture I think I have. The age of G2 is over.

  4. Woah. I think I'm the youngest member to ever get on the MSTMOTM award ballot...

    1. BT_Blue

      BT_Blue

      HAHAHA!

      Well, she got my vote without a second though.

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  5. I'm ranked #3 in the UEFL. Do I spend too much time obsessing over umpires? Probably...

    1. BT_Blue

      BT_Blue

      I think you are tied for 46th. I am tied for 70th. But I did win the prop for reason for non-player/manager getting ejected.

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  6. Scheduling for my first week as UIC... Should first time umpires (never worked a game in their life) have their first game on the plate or in the field? Thoughts?

    1. BT_Blue

      BT_Blue

      I agree with Matt. Put them on the plate. Sure there is more to do on the plate, but calls on the bases are more important. Also having a more experienced umpire on the bases allows them to watch the rookie and correct issues midgame (read as between innings).

      Also, it is more important that new umpires become perficient at balls and strikes. It is where our bread is buttered.

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  7. You haven't known true embarrassment until you're the SINGLE kid that didn't make the cut for the talent show.

    1. BT_Blue

      BT_Blue

      Dont feel bad. I have twice been the only one out of four not elected to the board of one of my local associations.

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  8. Had to show up and direct a mock up I was only supposed to be helping with...thankfully a more experienced back up showed up.

  9. Had to show up and direct a mock up I was only supposed to be helping with...thankfully a more experienced back up showed up.

  10. So far I have been hot on the dish. three games averaging right around 2 hrs for nine innings. Game 1 was 13 innings in 3 hrs, #2 was nine complete in 2:10, and game #3 last night was nine full in 1:53.

    1. BT_Blue

      BT_Blue

      Damn... now I wish I was in pro ball. Havent had a steak dinner in a while.

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  11. Looking through the UEFL standings like "I know that guy...and that guy...and that guy...was I supposed to use the same screenname?!"

    1. BT_Blue

      BT_Blue

      I went Joyce as my CC, Holbrook, Wolcott, Belino, and drawing a blank on my other secondary.

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  12. I'll be damned. I might actually get my game in today...

    1. BT_Blue

      BT_Blue

      Got it in somehow. 9 innings in just about 2:10. Best part... it started pouring rain the minute we sat down in the lockerroom?

  13. Looking through the UEFL standings like "I know that guy...and that guy...and that guy...was I supposed to use the same screenname?!"

    1. BT_Blue

      BT_Blue

      You can, but you dont need to. Best of luck this year in the league and I hope you finish behind me. ;-)

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  14. 0-0 Count on the Batter, 0 outs, Runner on First. Pitch comes in to the batter, runner on first is stealing, Batters swings at the pitch and his momentum comes across the plate and hinders the catcher from throwing the runner out at 2nd. What is the call? High School you send the Runner Back and the Batter is out. What is the ruling when playing under MLB Rules? Need to know this ASAP. I get confused been trying to read it in the book but cant find a answer that explains it well to me.

    1. BT_Blue

      BT_Blue

      Agreed... same in every code on the planet.

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  15. I'm skipping my eighth grade "graduation" to instead overnight in SEATAC and fly to Atlanta for my first two MLB games, SEA@ATL!! Never been more EXCITED!

    1. BT_Blue

      BT_Blue

      Here is hoping you can get some signatures.... from the umpire crew of course!

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  16. I have been assigned to my first High School Baseball Game that will be played next week. I will be working with Independent League/College Umpire Kurt Branin and my fellow Little League/Travel Ball and now High School Umpire Jim White who happens to be a World Series Umpire. Great Crew for my first High School game. I'm Blessed and Grateful. :)

  17. New TW pads for my mask arrived today, just in time for my first State League assignment. Time to step up!

    1. BT_Blue

      BT_Blue

      Prepare to never use another mask pad ever again!

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  18. Does Honigs go to anybody else's association meetings? I just found out they're coming to mine and I was wondering what the typical discount on prices was for the meetings.

    1. BT_Blue

      BT_Blue

      Slo is correct. They come if they are near by. Hoping they come to the college meeting on the 1st/2nd of Feb here in Oregon, but I am not holding my breath (they are less then 20 minutes away from the site). They do, however, come to one of our football meetings every year.

      As for a discount, good luck with that! Only discount you get is if you are a member of NASO or ABUA or if your association has worked out a deal with them.

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  19. First 2014 assignment tonight, and its a step up in level of play from what I've done before. Time to expand the comfort zone.

    1. BT_Blue

      BT_Blue

      Let us know how it went. How is the heat treating you?

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  20. Baseball season needs to start...we need the rain.

    1. BT_Blue

      BT_Blue

      Ditto for the Pacific NW. Been a VERY dry winter for us. Well below average.

      of course that menas we will get dumped on come spring!

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  21. Anyone here been a victim of the Target Debit card stolen data?

    1. BT_Blue

      BT_Blue

      Sorry about that... I'll return the money immediately.

      Just kidding. Sorry to hear you got hit. Hope everything is worked out and they catch the jackwaggons that did it.

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  22. Anyone here been a victim of the Target Debit card stolen data?

    1. BT_Blue

      BT_Blue

      Not us. We have a target debit card butndidnt use it during the time in question. Only used my AmEx during that time, but they are outstanding regarding fraud protection.

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