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    Did I get it right?

    .........AND A 2nd UMPIRE
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    Can IFF be called after the ball is dead?

    It would be MY assumption that this is why it is determined to be a "correctable situation" if Umpires fail to call it.
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    Watch out for the bat

    Had a buddy end up on his can once after fastball to mask...........Another buddy sent him a message and said, you should have jumped up, pointed and yelled "FIRST DOWN!" Maybe you could have incorporated a "Frank Drebin" type of dance afterwards.
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    Mask Sun Visors

    especially since the visor is above the bill of your cap. It keeps the sun off of the bill of your cap, so the bill of your cap can keep the sun off of your glasses.
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    foul ball called by mistake

    Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment.
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    foul ball called by mistake

    Yes, it is a strike. Unfortunately you can't "un-ring the bell" and this will be a strike. the only unclear point is where the ball went AFTER "hit off the plate". If the ball goes into fair territory, then it is a fair ball. If it hits plate and goes into foul territory and is subsequently touched or comes to rest, then it is a foul ball. This is a perfect example of using timing to make your calls. slow down to see everything & process it. This is often referred to as se it, say it, call it : see it (watch the ball all the way to the catchers glove , or in this case.....home plate) say it (to yourself. Ball off plate, plate is in fair territory, no verbal cue, point fair) Call it (for everyone else to know your determination.....no verbal, point fair) 0-2 count........PLAY!
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    better at tracking pitch

    ......and under your name it says 4 posts. Did you lose the count already? I too started solo, due to shortages in the area. Focus on every pitch/play as the most important call of the game, and you will be fine.
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    Forum idea

    If anyone should need "nagging reinforcement", please feel free to PM me your phone # and exactly what time each day you would like for me to have SWMBO call or text and tell you to get your fat @$$ off of the couch and exercise. She's pretty good at it already, so I just thought I'd offer.
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    Batters helmet

    Correct. Boombah was the only vendor that provided proof of testing under NOCSAE requirements.
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    A Mitch Kupchak-er

    We do, but with the litigious society that we now live in, documented procedures (asking the coach to verify) will remove responsibility from the umpire. If you want to keep checking from this point on, I'd tell him to take a hike. As mentioned, you will start to get more notoriety as the town pervert if you continue.
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    Batters helmet

    Boombah was the only approved vendor (for Little League) this year. I'm sure we will see more and more manufacturers rolling this out.
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    Roll Call- Mid-American Umpire Clinic

    I guess after that weight loss.......................bragging will be accepted.
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    Gerry Davis Poly Spandex

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    Gerry Davis Poly Spandex

    *****Ladies and Gentlemen, as witnessed above, this is PROOF that umpires..............are a different breed.
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    Need opinion on Shirt Sizing

    Are you there to walk the runway or umpire a game?
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    Batter grabs a ball

    .........and I like to add.............."Don't do that".
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    Now Even Old Dog Mangers Apparently Want To Go Viral

    ok, just wanted to make sure your wiener wasn't ruffled...... wait....what?
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    I'd just like to hear what an entire "typical" day entails.
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    Now Even Old Dog Mangers Apparently Want To Go Viral

    @JSam21, don't take this wrong, I don't care what their uni's look like. I was IMPLYING about the individuals character.
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    LLWS 2018

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    LLWS 2018

    well folks. With NY losing last night, our very own @maineump is set up (and due) for any one of the 3 championship plate games. Best of luck TROY.