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Aging_Arbiter

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    Thousand Oaks Umpire

    See Gil's UEFL page
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    Wilson Titanium Mask (New)

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     How many runs count, AFTER battered declared out?

    $13 dollar pitching visit....................$27 substitution..................$250 for any discussion with the umpire when traveling from the coaches box, across the field to his dugout.
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    All Star FM4000MAG

    BEholder................................That's where I got confused. I though it was BEERholder.
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    Umpiring experience and job interviews

    Damn...........That's the 2ND @beerguy55 post that I "liked". What is this world coming to??? Seriously though, very good/valid points made there.
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    Champion Sports Armor Style Chest Protector

    Pain heals, chicks dig scars, glory lasts forever ~Keanu Reeves as Shane Falco in "The Replacements"
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    Returning to base after caught fly ball

    I'm not arguing the bureaucracy of it, as an umpire, I'm following the rules as written. We can all devise 3rd world, "what if" scenarios. Shoot, some of us have even SEEN them. As umpires, we then apply the rule. Have a nice day!
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    Returning to base after caught fly ball

    As Coach Ives indicated you have to identify which runner. Because the way that the rule is written, You cannot have multiple appeals on the SAME runner at the SAME base. That said, you CAN appeal A runner at multiple bases...........or Multiple runners at A base. taking us back to coaches' explanation.........you have to identify which runner.
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    SWMBO leg guard story

    I've said it before, and I'll say it again. I hope y'all have a SWMBO like mine. For some time now, I've been hearing the talk on here about the F3 leg guards, did some research, talked to SWMBO about what has been said, I think I'd like to try a pair, etc. On a recent rainy (games cancelled) Saturday here in cloudy 'ol Pennsylvania, I'm downstairs in the man cave, relaxing and catching up on some DVR'd movies with my trusty Bulldog at my side. She came downstairs to talk about something, and as she headed back upstairs, ended with "oh, and when are you getting this box off of the kitchen table?" I forget my exact response at the time, but I'm POSITIVE it was something sarcastic. Needless to say, only a few minutes go by and my curiosity is getting the best of me as I keep trying to remember if I left something on the kitchen table. So I venture upstairs to find a box (that I did not leave there) on the table..............from ump-attire. My first reaction was to tell her that while I appreciate the thought, certain equipment is sized, and she shouldn't order it without talking to me. SWMBO just gives me "the look" and says to try them on. They fit PERFECT, but I wasn't going to let on just yet. I start to explain how she got lucky due to several different sizes of leg guards available. Then SWMBO says "luck huh? So measuring your other 2 sets of leg guards, plus inquiring from (a fellow umpire who wears the same size), and comparing that information against the sizing chart is luck? Sounds like YOU'RE the lucky one". .........all I could do was drop my ears, tuck my tail and respond with the timeless, all inclusive admission of defeat........."yes, dear".
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    Bunt

    Here is the interp from the Little League Rules Instruction Manual. This is why an earlier response of mine on this subject, I had indicated I need to have en "empty box" behind him before I make the interference call. (f ) a fair ball touches said batter before touching a fielder; INSTRUCTOR COMMENTS: When this happens it is almost always as a batter leaves the batter’s box. Make sure the batter is entirely out of the batter’s box when you call this, otherwise, call "foul ball".
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    Bunt

    I need a completely empty box behind him before I get an out on this.
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    A few pics from Italy

    VERY NICE!!
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    Off topic - but enjoy

    We'll be seeing more of her in the future.............
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    The DISH: Customer Service Team (Episode 4)

    This video has been removed by the user Sorry about that. Did I miss something? ???????
  15. (3) Discipline Imposed by the Chief Baseball Officer or Com- missioner. (c) The Chief Baseball Officer may choose to suspend a Player without pay for: (i) intentionally throwing a baseball, equipment or other object at a non-uniformed personnel with the intent of causing bodily harm; (ii) physically assaulting a fan or member of the media; (iii) physically assaulting an umpire in a manner that endangers his health or safety; and (iv) making public state- ments that question the integrity of the game, the umpires, the Commissioner and/or other Commissioner’s Office personnel. Suspensions without pay for such conduct shall be appealable through the procedures of Article XI(B) in an expedited manner, and the suspensions shall be stayed pending the completion of those procedures. HIT 'EM WHERE IT HURTS!!!
  16. I'm thinking that ejected players who throw a Bryce Harper type tantrum or take to social media like Gomez should be fined a portion of their salary, and divvied up at the end of season for an umpire Christmas bonus. Compared to the salary that most umpires are at................. The minimum salary for a major league baseball player or MLB player for the 2018 season is $545,000. I'd assume that the majority are at least 2-3x that amount.
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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.
  20. BUMP!! Published on Sep 19, 2018 @Scott K & @JimKirk give the details how Ump-Attire.com is going to make a donation from a percentage of sales on September 20th. All money raised will go to the American Red Cross. Folks - If you haven't viewed this yet............and ESPECIALLY if you need any gear.........please view this now!
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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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