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  1. how about if you commit to a game stick to it and dont bail out for a better game?
    7 points
  2. Maybe it's just me, but I have NEVER heard a comment about my glasses while officiating a game. I have been sprayed in the face with the top layer grit/silt on pitches "in the dirt" to the point that it "stung" my face and I was glad of the eye protection my glasses afforded so that I did not get that crap in my eyes. My lenses also have a UV protection coating which may very well put off the day I need cataract surgery. JM
    4 points
  3. I will never give a softball umpire crap as long as he is working hard and trying to train. Sent from my C771 using Tapatalk 2
    3 points
  4. You don't call the play at 1st, you dummy. You call the interference and call the runner out at 1st because of the interference. You can work both plates tomorrow so I don't have to worry about you missing that call again.
    2 points
  5. Ditto I had a JV coach who was on his way to the parking lot anyway tell me that I need new glasses. I had already booted him (and a player) on a close play at 3B. This was one of the first games that I had started wearing my glasses. It didn't affect me in the least.
    2 points
  6. @24sdad, if you work deep enough in the working area and you have opened your field of view, it could be possible to see the tag/touch. If this isn't possible, then you have to stay with the catch/no catch. @thunderheads, it might be that you have two sets of eyes viewing the same catch. You have only one person who is responsible for making the catch/no catch call,, though. Again, as in U2 opening their field of view by working deeper in the working area, the PU must work to align F7 with R3 tagging, in order to see the touch/tag play at 3rd. There have been times when I had to go as dee
    2 points
  7. Would it be a sidebar to recommend laser eye surgery? I had it 6 years ago and wish I had done it sooner.
    2 points
  8. I give .........   by the way, I just got another pair of replacement lenses for my Oakley Split Jackets    
    2 points
  9. what does this have to do with anything in this thread? Not sure what you mean? You're not? This thread is about wearing glasses or contacts due to taking off your mask and the glasses being in the way. What does this link have to do with the topic?? A product that keeps lenses from fogging while wearing glasses doesn't seem too irrelevant to me. Seems BigUmpire is just mentioning a cure to another issue that could arise while wearing glasses under a mask.
    2 points
  10. I know Softball catches a lot of crap at times, but I recently attended my first National Umpire School in Clinton, UT and am excited to put what i learned to work...now only if i wasn't getting snow outs here >< Cheers! Ken
    2 points
  11. I think the phrase "Shut up and umpire the game" applies here.
    2 points
  12. Wow, Rich and I agree Sent from my C771 using Tapatalk 2
    2 points
  13. And just a reminder, don't be in such a hurry to take that glance over at R1. F7 "catches" the ball, BU quickly glances back at R1's position as the crowd and dugout's go wild. BU turns back to F7 and the ball is rolling on the ground. How did it get there? Make sure the def. of a catch is fulfilled before you take that glance back.
    2 points
  14. "Chickens#it"! = BOOM GOES THE DYNAMITE!!!!
    1 point
  15. I am following the lead of TASO as instructed at our state meeting, regional clinics, and by email from the state interpreter. Right or wrong, that is how TASO wants in enforced. Make of it what you will
    1 point
  16. Absolutely.... (but isnt Pinto 5-6 yr olds? and coach pitch?).....................that being said......I got no tolerance for profanity at that level.......gone.......
    1 point
  17. Quit trying to explain your way out of screwing up. Just get your plate stuff cleaned up.
    1 point
  18. Good EJ but you should have got him on the first comment from the dugout. I've no tolerance for profane yelling around children (at least on the field )
    1 point
  19. I never have heard any comments on the rare occasion I wear my glasses, but I only do that when my eyes are bothering me too much to wear contacts. I seem to get more comments from people who see me umpire and then see me off the field with glasses ("Oh, I didn't know you wore glasses") One issue I have is that I no longer own a pair of single-vision glasses, all my glasses are bifocals or reading glasses. Makes it easy to read the lineups but when I first started wearing bifocals doing the plate was a challenge as I was getting used to the multi-vision lenses. I sometimes find that whe
    1 point
  20. Just to clarify I am Cuban. Didn't mean any disrespect. Just making fun of myself not you!
    1 point
  21. I wouldn't have killed it. No one reacted - you didn't see it - how could he see it? PU is 2' from the play - you are good. Why cause a problem when no problem exists??
    1 point
  22. Honestly, save up a little more, and buy the Honigs frame, loaded with Team Wendy pads. It'll save you money down the line.
    1 point
  23. It's hard to watch the happenings around Boston today. Prayers for all involved!
    1 point
  24. That's a good term ...thanks, MrUmp .... I just didn't want this to go off track from the original posters intention Yeah, because we've never had that happen before....
    1 point
  25. Don't give up!!! Fight for what you believe in!!! Even if its wrong! Just Plyin with ya!
    1 point
  26. I didn't mind his BigUmp's post. It;s within the scope and may help the OP
    1 point
  27. Personally, I thought it a germane sidebar. Helpful advice to a guy new to umpiring who wears glasses. JM
    1 point
  28. Arbiter will not allow double booking. Once assigned another assigner can not assign anything to you during that time period. Regardless if it is because you set a block or have a assignment.
    1 point
  29. Sorry 'bout that. I'll try harder next time.
    1 point
  30. Eyesight? Who needs it? Game Management is what it's all about. Or at least that's what some in my chapter believe.
    1 point
  31. He argued nearly every close call on the bases. He argued balls and strikes until I gave him the warning. On my way to the gate after the game he called "You cost us the game, Steve!" Game is over. He should go, but I am ten feet from the gate and I am done. Then he said "You're terrible!" Everyone knows that. That's not news. I'm still leaving. But as I put my hand on the latch and pulled the gate open. . . "You need to read the rule book!" There it is.
    1 point
  32. Jkumpire needs to post the actual play. I'm dying to know what happened.
    1 point
  33. Use some anti fog stuff. http://ekusa.com/cat-crap Works on glasses, and goggles in 120Deg F weather.
    1 point
  34. As probably most of you have heard by now, there was a bombing at the finish line of the Boston Marathon. At least 2 people killed, many, many more injured. A great tradition of sports and international competition has been bloodied by some terrorist in a planned attack. My prayers are with the victims and the people of Boston.
    1 point
  35. Ooh ooh -- I know! and it sure looks like a force play. lol.
    1 point
  36. Always have SPF 30 (my brother, who is soon to be a pharmacist in about a month said anything over 30 is just ripping you off) spray on in my bag. This way you don't have to get your hands all greasy. Apply liberally, reapply every game or 2.
    1 point
  37. The senior guys in my chapter are busting my balls because I'm enforcing (for school ball) 7-3-1 - keeping the batter in the box. This blows my mind. Almost every game this year, it has started in the first inning - batters going out off the dirt area getting signs. I'm getting the attitude "Well, if they abuse it, then put a stop to it". The reason they abuse it is because we don't enforce it! This is 1 + 1 stuff.
    1 point
  38. 1) Watch the MLB umps. They will point foul when the ball is touched/caught. 2) Now to update my ignore list.
    1 point
  39. Be careful - different versions of the rule exist. WHEN: LL and FED: Obstruction unless the fielder actually has the ball. OBR and NCAA: Can block if the ball is in flight and close enough that the fielder has to be there. Without the ball (given the above): FED: Must allow access to the base. Everyone else: Cannot block the base OTHER: LL and FED: A fake tag is obstruction. OBR and NCAA: A fake tag is a legal deke. WHEN TO CALL IT: Given the above conditions, when the fielder's position causes the runner to need to alter his path to the base or slo
    1 point
  40. I wash my poly-wools on cold water and iron them while wet. This is an old dry cleaner trick for dress shirts & dress pants - wash them, press them while they're wet, then hang dry to let them "cure". I tried it on my pants and it works great. No damage from ironing and they look sharp/crisp every time.
    1 point
  41. If you really want to get technical he was called out for being out of HIS basepath.
    1 point
  42. FED - obstruction NCAA - ? OBR - play on, playa
    1 point
  43. Next time you need a new pair of pants...buy poly-wools. Take good care of them and they should last you 10+ years. Each time you need to purchase a new pair of pants....buy more poly-wools.....then before you know it..... your back up pants will be poly-wools. Then every time you step on the field you will look like a Pro.
    1 point




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