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    Consistency, moving and timing.

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    8u, 10u, 12u, 14u
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  1. "Thanks for letting me know that you're finished for the day. Enjoy the parking lot." "Well, I did. Either you can handle it or I can stop this game and ask the league director to handle it, your choice." "I'll be sure to let the league director know about that. He'll be in touch." Lmaoooooo you’re an animal I did let my assignor know about him though. He said: “Well fine, f*** him then.” I wish I could use the crying laughter emote on this forum.
  2. I thought I heard that rule before. So I should have let the runner go home because they were rounding third?
  3. You took way too much.
  4. I wouldn’t say that’s worse than keeping score, but i feel you on the score card. I did a few games for this league further south of me last year. In that league, not only did I have to keep score, I had to grab both managers at the end of the game to sign the book and name MVP of the game for their team that day. Surprisingly, in spite of taking a fair bit of heat over there during a couple of games, nobody made any remarks like the aforementioned VTHC did when I had them sign the book. They always just shook my hand and said “good game, blue!” after signing. Still wish I didn’t let a few of those guys reach that post game conference, though.
  5. Due to a game ending with a fight in the handshake line last year, we have to observe them now and make sure nothing breaks out. Used to be we could just go home. I didn’t say anything to him. I was observing the two teams line it up and then he went on this diatribe at me.
  6. I gave him too much rope. But it did get handled and anything similar in the future will result in handling it right there.
  7. Guess I’ll find out
  8. 10u softball. VTHC was arguing balls and strikes. Started earlier in the game when I called a borderline strike on his batter just below the armpit he claimed was too high. “That was at the chin!” I told him that was enough. He said “I’ve had enough too.” At the end of the game, he told me “you were so unfair to my team, if you were consistent i’d have said nothing. But you didn’t call it both ways.” Me: Gone. VTHC: “Yeah I’m gone. The next time you have my game I’m forfeiting.” There was also an incident earlier in the game when one of his parents said the F bomb at one of my calls, and he didn’t do anything. Me: Coach, one of your parents said the F bomb. VTHC: “I didn’t hear it.” This parent was right by us. The final score was 14-8. I mean.. I COULD have ran him for saying “I’ve had enough too.” or groaning at me sending his runner back because the pitcher had the ball was on the rubber earlier. But, he still went at the end, so.
  9. You’re joking. I get $28-30 just for 8u depending on which league I umpire in. There’s 3 different leagues I work for, one pays $28 and the other two pay $30. Here I thought the main league was underpaying me at $28 for 8u.
  10. No. I call Dead ball and just put the runner back at the last base they touched before the ball crossed the infield. The outfielders do actually try to get the ball to the infielders. But of course this being 8u they never really make the throw accurately.
  11. If the thrown ball hits the ground before they were halfway to 3B, yes.
  12. They don’t need to have possession, as soon as it crosses and lands in the infield, the runner goes back to the last base they touched if they weren’t halfway to the next base.
  13. It was an 8u game on a field with no fence. In my league it’s a dead ball when the ball crosses back into the infield. (8u only) I didn’t call Dead ball at first but the HTHC appealed the ball should’ve been dead when it came back across the infield. I had no idea of that rule until this exact play happened. So I changed my call based on the rule interpretation and sent the runner back to second.
  14. Drinking game: Take a shot every time I should’ve EJ’d before I ultimately did. My rookie year. 8u baseball. Runner at 2nd. Batter hits a ball to 3B. 3rd baseman tags the runner and I call him out. VTHC comes raging out of his dugout at me. VTHC: “NOOOOOOO!! HE DIDN’T EVEN TAG HIM BLUE!!!” Me: I have the runner being tagged coach. VTHC just goes on for a bit disputing the call and I repeat myself and say “this conversation is over.” And I get back to my position. Next batter reaches first safely and VTHC says “Hey blue, my run would’ve scored on that if you hadn’t called him out!” Another play happens at third, and I call the runner safe this time. VTHC sarcastically applauds that I got one right this time. Later on there’s a close play at first and I call his runner out. Here he comes raging at me again as well as the AC who screams “THAT’S TWO CALLS NOW!” Half innings he comes out to talk to me “blue, I think you should find another profession man.” VTAC chimes in again. “YEAH, YOU’VE BLOWN LIKE THREE CALLS TODAY!!!” So I told him that’s enough. VTAC: You don’t scare me... you’re a kid. Boom, I dump him. VTAC: Okay. I’ve gotta go? Where do I go? (He asks again, then leaves.) Later on VT batter hits a home run. I turn it back on appeal and send him back to second and as I explain myself VTHC comes out to argue again, but more respectfully this time. But.. not completely clean. VTHC: No way man, he should get third. Nope. Back to second. VTHC: You were right on top of that. Nope. My call stands. VTHC: You’re f**king me dude. Boom. Done. VTHC as he walks away: ..... you are. I guess at this point the only thing I did right was give the AC a short leash and then drop him when he blew through my stop sign and said I was just a kid. Took waaay too much heat from HTHC. Anyway, that’s the story of my first two EJs.
  15. I’ve never seen that either, but now I know what to do if I’m doing a game with a partner.
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