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Got an email on Sunday (let it process in my head for a bit) notifying me that I will not be umpiring college baseball next year.

I worked hard to get back into college ball after moving a few years back. When I got in, I was beyond ecstatic. Now there is a pit in my stomach knowing I won't be out there this year.

I have a few ideas as to what happened. Mainly to do with my weight (I have packed on 30 pounds since I got in 4 years ago) and a few other "smaller" things. But we all know that the "small things" matter in college baseball. I need to remember that from here on out.

I have plans to lose the weight in place as well as attending clinics and other thins that will hopefully help me improve. Stuff I have not done, or been able to do in the past. And will begin a new with my attempts to get back into college baseball.

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22 minutes ago, BT_Blue said:

Got an email on Sunday (let it process in my head for a bit) notifying me that I will not be umpiring college baseball next year.

I worked hard to get back into college ball after moving a few years back. When I got in, I was beyond ecstatic. Now there is a pit in my stomach knowing I won't be out there this year.

I have a few ideas as to what happened. Mainly to do with my weight (I have packed on 30 pounds since I got in 4 years ago) and a few other "smaller" things. But we all know that the "small things" matter in college baseball. I need to remember that from here on out.

I have plans to lose the weight in place as well as attending clinics and other thins that will hopefully help me improve. Stuff I have not done, or been able to do in the past. And will begin a new with my attempts to get back into college baseball.

I'm sorry to hear that Arik.  I have no doubt that you'll do what needs to be done to get back in there (and you'll be an even better umpire for it).

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2 minutes ago, grayhawk said:

I'm sorry to hear that Arik.  I have no doubt that you'll do what needs to be done to get back in there (and you'll be an even better umpire for it).

Thanks Steve. It was just a real punch in the gut.

I couldn't do summer ball because we were preparing for the birth of our first son. As well as not being able to attend two showcases in Seattle as a training and evaluating device during the same time. Then I hurt myself at work. So I couldn't do fall ball.

All of this probably did not help my cause.

But I'm past it now. And time to figure out what I can do to get back in.

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Sorry to hear. Best of luck to you. Sounds like you've got the right attitude going forward. 

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6 hours ago, BT_Blue said:

Thanks Steve. It was just a real punch in the gut.

I couldn't do summer ball because we were preparing for the birth of our first son. As well as not being able to attend two showcases in Seattle as a training and evaluating device during the same time. Then I hurt myself at work. So I couldn't do fall ball.

All of this probably did not help my cause.

But I'm past it now. And time to figure out what I can do to get back in.

Obviously, you've identified the weight issue.

Do you have any way of finding out specifics? It would help you tailor your action plan.

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32 minutes ago, Matt said:

Obviously, you've identified the weight issue.

Do you have any way of finding out specifics? It would help you tailor your action plan.

Not as of yet. I figured the weight was part of it. I reply emailed my assigner. But he is not always the best at responding. But I have other emails for people on the board that I can ask as well.

Hoping they will also allow me to attending the meeting this year even though I am not a working member. This way I will still be up on everything.

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