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Minnz

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About Minnz

  • Birthday October 31

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    Missouri

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    GSLUA, GPBA, Formely: CNMBUA, TCUA
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    IT Sales
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    Youth. Legion, High School, JUCO, NCAA
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  1. Minnz

    Rainout Whining

    No it is the same as you describe it, though for HS season it is the assigner and his LLC the schools work with, but there is a lot of gray area if you will on rainouts, no show etc. Bottom line is in MO the schools hold all the power the way they do it. Heck when they pay you less for a postseason game than regular season game that tells you something. Non HS ball you are IC for GSLAU and GSLAU chooses to hire an assigner for their contracts they hold.
  2. Minnz

    Rainout Whining

    All depends. GSLAU doesn't contract for MSHSAA games. Technically the schools and umpire do and assigner is hired by the schools outside of GSLAU or any association.
  3. Minnz

    Relief Pitcher Substitution

    Would the starting pitcher still be allowed to return? Or does this violate the more than eight pitches for warmup rule etc?
  4. Minnz

    Rainout Whining

    I know the pain. Was scheduled for five games this week and will get one in. I have lost about 40% of my original schedule of HS and college to rain.
  5. Minnz

    Coaches Go at Each Other, thoughts?

    I think you handled it well. I also think you could have ejected as well. I had something similar in a D3 game this season. Game 3 of a four game set and the Friday DH produced some bench jockeying. No ejections or warnings. In the third inning the home HC didn't like chirping from the visitor dugout and told me to shut it down. Nothing being said was directed at his team so I told the HC I will take care of anything that is deemed out of line. Next inning something was said neither myself or my two other partners hear what it was. Next thing I know home HC is yelling at the visiting HC who is coaching third. U3 is in deep B since we have R1. I walk halfway down the line and yell, "If you guys need to talk to somebody talk to me and not each other." Actually seemed to work and they avoided stuff the rest of the game.
  6. Minnz

    4th World Play

    Out in FED.
  7. Minnz

    You Make The Call

    OBS for sure. Plus, tell the plate ump to put the mask in his left hand.
  8. Minnz

    Washington, Mo high school game

    It was something the group has talked about at training as well as meetings. It is not an "official" book mechanic but some advanced 2-man camps are allowing it or giving umpires a choice. If you go by the book it is technically the wrong spot. I prefer to be in B with a righty up and especially if pitcher is in windup.
  9. Minnz

    2019 Changes

    This one worries me. Seems hard when a ball it so out of the zone, even when a kid doesn't move to award a strike. I will miss the ability to award a ball instead of the base. Good seeing you this weekend btw.
  10. Minnz

    NFHS changes 2019

    NFHS could make life so much easier by just saying the CCA manual applies to us as well. They pretend that a) rotation signals in 3/4 man don't exist b) most good umpires already have a signal (removeal of hat) when they have helpful information on a play for their partner. Maybe next round they will also give us a super secret drop third strike catch/no catch signal we can all use. Oh wait...
  11. Minnz

    Women in the profession

    One issue I will point out is D1 is not looked at as a breeding ground for MiLB umpires. In fact, it is the opposite. MiLB is becoming a breeding ground for D1 umpires. Also, one issues that continues to be brought up is height preference. There are males that are not getting contracts out of pro school and being told height is a preference in today's world. Of course nobody official will go on record but do know people who is were told out of pro school a certain body type is being preferred right now up the ranks.
  12. Minnz

    Good Example of HP wedge play

    Can't see where foot and plate are on frozen video above. Tag certainly is applied though.
  13. UAA which is D3 has it mandated for conference games. Coaches don't have a choice.
  14. Add to the list anyone who ever says "dead ball." Of course when that is said we must take our hats off and pay our respects for a moment.
  15. Minnz

    2-man PU Rotation Sitch

    IMO because you say it was booted by F6, I would not treat hit as clean to the outfield and this as PU I am staying home. Play was on the infield and BU has the call.
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