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JSam21 last won the day on October 8

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About JSam21

  • Birthday 04/27/1981

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    St. Louis, MO

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    Midwest Umpire's Association, Kansas City College Umpire Alliance, Greater St. Louis Association of Umpires, American Umpires, MSHSAA and IHSA
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  1. JSam21

    Home-away uniform.

    The uniform can say whatever it wants on the front as long as they are a different color from the other team.
  2. JSam21

    45 ft. running lane violations

    Depending on the rule set, the rule isn't there to help the defense make a good throw but to allow the defender to field a quality throw.
  3. Ahh.. yes... great debate points there. You said you had to buy a rainbow of colors... I've worn nothing but black and polo blue for the past few years. But it is obvious that you don't want to actually have a discussion about this topic. It is obvious that we are entering a crisis when it comes to a shortage of officials... If this is one way to get new guys to come in, then I welcome it. It would also force guys to get new shirts that desperately need to get them. Overall it sounds like a win-win to me.
  4. Ok... so why not try to eliminate an excuse if we can to recruit new umpires?
  5. JSam21

    New New Balance Shoes?

    @JimKirk I remember you guys posting about meeting with New Balance awhile back talking about new shoes... is there anything you could let us know about those? After 4 seasons and a level advancement it is time for new base shoes and I wanted to wait to pull the trigger if they have something new coming out.
  6. When it was developed it was the colors of the NL and AL... with NL having the powder blue shirt (now the "softball" shirt) and the AL having the red shirt as their alternate. So in a way, yes it was to be a "patriotic" motif.
  7. I also worked in Illinois last year and their shirts are embroidered... with the matching hat I thought they looked great
  8. The issue with what Missouri has done is that all they said is the uniform must be black. They didn't standardize WHICH black shirt the uniform should be. I know in the rules video last year the vertical stripe and the older style black shirts were the only two shirts shown, making me think that those are the only two approved shirts... i.e. no gray panel shirts will be allowed. I wish MSHSAA would just actually make a uniform shirt with the logo on it and get it over with. Also I hate blank hats...
  9. JSam21

    Custom Chest Protectors

    This post is 9 years old...
  10. JSam21


    And now NCAA
  11. Well this post originated in May and the user that posted it hasn't posted since... so I'm thinking the chances of you getting ahold of him are slim.
  12. JSam21

    2019 Changes

    So I was at a camp this weekend and we were applying the 2019 rules... only had one dead ball strike... for strike 3... and the coach came unglued. I just have a feeling that we are going to get a lot of practice on our report writing the first few weeks of the season.
  13. JSam21

    Type A or B OBS...

    Well then... There is your throw to another fielder in a try to put out a runner. But... Awarding R1 home on this, while it could be justified in the book doing so, would open up a huge can of worms that you don't need to. I would treat it as Type B and keep R1 at 3rd. Now if F2 makes the throw to 3rd.... We are sending R1 to the plate.
  14. JSam21

    Type A or B OBS...

    How did the catcher get the ball in your play?
  15. JSam21

    Type A or B OBS...

    The pump fakes by F2 towards R3 have, in my opinion, started the rundown since F2’s actions were an attempt to drive back R3. I’m awarding R3 home and sending the BR back to first