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JSam21

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JSam21 last won the day on March 21

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About JSam21

  • Birthday 04/27/1981

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    St. Louis, MO

More information about you

  • Your Association Name
    Midwest Umpire's Association, Kansas City College Umpire Alliance, Greater St. Louis Association of Umpires, American Umpires, MSHSAA and IHSA
  • Occupation
    Warehouse Admin
  • Types/Levels of Baseball called
    High School, Legion, Club, College
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  1. JSam21

    Rulebook in your face?

    As an NCAA umpire we are required to have access to a rule book(i.e. in our locker room) for every game because if there is a protest, we have to figure it out there. It is done that way because schools do not have the budget or time to travel back and restart a game.
  2. JSam21

    Obstruction Awarding of bases

    If you mean should the runner know what base they will be protected to because of the OBS... That can't be determined immediately by the umpires.
  3. JSam21

    Smitty Body Flex Shirts

    I haven't tried the V2 panel shirts from Smitty… but If they are the same price as the Majestics... I would go with the Majestics.
  4. JSam21

    Umpire like a Girl

    And one of those in St. Louis is one of the best I've ever worked with period.
  5. JSam21

    Smitty Body Flex Shirts

    They definitely fit a little more snug... but in the right spots.
  6. JSam21

    Balk or no balk?

    Disengaged from the rubber. Can throw anywhere they want... now if it delays the game excessively the pitcher can be ejected.
  7. JSam21

    Smitty Body Flex Shirts

    I wasn’t sure if they were the same or not. I might pick up the V2 panel shirt from you guys.
  8. JSam21

    'REAL' job

    I want one of those vending machines that serve hot food at my work... really badly.
  9. JSam21

    Can a # outs cause a protest

    Yes... as ending a half inning with less than 3 outs would be a misapplication of the rules.
  10. I either drop them a the plate or at the door of the dugout if I’m leaving that way
  11. This PlayPic is terrible... Follow what is actually in the rule book and case book. Not a powerpoint presentation.
  12. JSam21

    Southwest Missouri umpire

    May I suggest going to @MidAmUmp's camp in Springfield in September... It really is the best thing you can do for your umpiring career
  13. JSam21

    Kansas City 3-Man Umpire Camp - June 13-16, 2019

    I've been registered and paid up... Keep working hard and you can get this paid for in 18 innings.
  14. JSam21

    Call strike up or down?

    The voice down and then giving the mechanic was/is the old way of doing it. It was how I was taught in the late 90s when I started. Now, it is voice and mechanic in unison.
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