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  1. LineyNinja

    Game Management - Ejections

    I agree with some of the discussion that counting your ejections is poor judgment on evaluating game management. I was a part of 7 ejections last season. I personally ejected 2 coaches and 2 spectators. All four of my ejections were reviewed and were justified (I tossed the first coach of my career for balls and strikes I counted with my partner how many CCA bullet points he hit and he hit four of the 13. The bottom line is that UMPIRES DO NOT EJECT COACHES, PLAYERS OR SPECTATORS! THEY DO IT TO THEMSELVES. This likely sounds very cliche but it is true. As an umpire, I did not make that player or coach drop that F-bomb that everyone heard. That player or coach made the decision to use that language. Based on the rules of the leagues I am working, I have no choice but to eject the player. It was their choice to drop the bomb I am simply enforcing the rules of the league I am working.
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    All Star FM 4000 MAG

    I have been seeing more guys in the pros wearing the All-Star FM4000. I have heard many good things i.e lightweight, durable, comfortable to wear. However, I have also heard many negative things about the mask i.e sparks fly when you get hit, the upper bar does not extend far enough out leaving umpires vulnerable. I know I have seen some guys wearing a matte skull cap with it. I like many of the positives but am concerned about some of the negatives. Two things: I am interested to hear what everyone's thoughts are about the mask Have you found anything that backs up or disputes the cons of the mask? Thanks guys!
  3. LineyNinja

    Diamond Masks

    Not a fan of the Pads in general for the IX3. I replaced mine with Team Wendy and love the pads
  4. LineyNinja

    Various masks

    Ix3 still available? Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  5. LineyNinja

    Wilson Dyna-lite w/ New Team Wendy pads

    Steel? Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  6. LineyNinja

    2018 NFHS Exam

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  7. LineyNinja

    NCAA Exam Thread

    Got a question that is tripping me up. Om my test it is Number 22. It reads: R1, no outs. Batter attempts a bunt that rolls foul down the first base line. As the ball is about to stop rolling, the batter kicks the ball in disgust. The umpire is certain the ball would not have rolled fair. a. Batter is ejected. b. The batter is out. c. Foul ball. d. R1 is out for the batter's interference I have the batter being out (Answer B) per rule 7-11-h Note " If while attempting to advance to first base, the batter-runner intentionally deflects the ball, the batter-runner is declared out, the ball is dead and all runners return. I feel that this rule conflicts with 7-11-o which reads "after hitting or bunting a foul ball, the batter-runner intentionally deflects the course of the ball that has a chance of becoming fair... The ball is dead, the batter is out, and no runner may advance.
  8. LineyNinja

    Online Clinic

    I have the same issue Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
  9. LineyNinja

    Online Clinic

    @Matt are you having any issues with the video? I play the Intro and it stops 1 second short of completion and then restarts.
  10. LineyNinja

    Online Clinic

    Thanks @Matt
  11. LineyNinja

    Online Clinic

    Sounds good, is there a certain division meeting I should attend, or do I do all of them?
  12. LineyNinja

    Online Clinic

    @Matt Most of the games will be at the NAIA level I would assume, however, I am a CBUA member. Would I select D3 as that is what the NAIA Level I would be working? Appreciate your help!
  13. LineyNinja

    Online Clinic

    It is my first year as an NCAA umpire. Is the online clinic mandatory? from my understanding, it looks like it is only if you want to be postseason eligible.
  14. LineyNinja

    2 ball bags behind the plate?

    I wear two for two reasons. It bugs me to have weight only on one side of my body, and for nothing more than symmetry.
  15. LineyNinja

    Tall Umpire CP Survey!

    I am 6'6 and am starting out doing some JUCO baseball. While doing HS and Legion ball, I used a p200 17in. It's a great cp and when a Umplife 360 harness is added, it is a really nice setup. I just got a Wilson Platinum 13 In for Christmas. It is about 3.5 inches too short. I am having our local shoe repair person add a strong pad extension. I will post pics on here when it is done.