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  1. You suck. I'm happy for you, but you still suck.
    4 points
  2. They could think that I have a crappy zone... I don't care. I am confident and know that I am good....of course he apologized? Trust me sir that he could've very easily stayed quiet and not brought it up or even been an ass. You may think that he was simply kissing my ass and I think he was sincere... As an umpire I feel that the umpire failed also when there is an ejection. (99% of the time)... Coaches don't want to get ejected. Let me guess: You used to be a coach? Your 99% statistic is hilarious. Did I fail last year when a partner didn't toss an assistant coach after he threw his helmet then told me to "F*ck off" when I went to peel him off of that partner?
    3 points
  3. And people wonder why parents (And parent coaches) act like they do. Here is your answer. The criteria I would give youth coaches to not get ejected would be this: Don't argue with the umpires. I would assume they're also there "For the kids", so coach the damn kids. If umpires would quit agreeing to work for these "tournament coaches", they wouldn't have anyone to work their games or they would shut up and play and leave the umpires alone.
    2 points
  4. The major problem with doofus putz coaches is that they are allowed to get away with abhorrent behavior by timid umpires who don't want to look like a bad guy. This isn't a popularity contest. Every time you let someone get away with idiotic actions, you are making the rest of our jobs that much harder when we do what needs to be done.
    2 points
  5. I'm calling BS. I've played on teams where the manager decided, "it's time to get tossed" to prove a point.
    2 points
  6. What would've made it different if you'd have tossed him?[/ Really? Where do I start? First of all, he was apologetic and admitted that he was wrong. Secondly, all of the parents, players and other coaches would've felt, there's the "ass" that tossed our coach. Also, they probably wouldn't have made it to the championship game without their 3rd base coach.... What difference does any of this make to you? Maybe if you ran him, the players/parents/other coaches would know that you don't put up with coaches acting like jackwagons on the field. In an NCAA game, this would definitely get at least a ball/strike warning, even on the first offense. Of course most, if not all, college coaches have enough sense to not do this. On another note, I'm tired of the "Travel ball parents paid a lot of money"/"It's for the kids" garbage. If I have to take their bullsh*t to get games because they paid money and drove four hours to the tournament, I'll work something else.
    2 points
  7. It is all ok... they were cheating and got caught but now the benevolent leaders of Chicago are going to honor the little 'champions' because they all feel bad that the big bad LL took their title away. Best idea ever: Cheat Get Caught Pay a price Have someone else in authority tell you that your being singled out because your just children or some other minority Get a new trophy or honor from local Government group Learn absolutely no life lesson Use experiences obtained to further game the system later in life and then cry foul when one day the big bad man actually holds you accountable for your actions. Repeat
    2 points
  8. Counterpoint: Rule 9.01c Each umpire has authority to rule on any point not specifically covered in these rules. MLB fields -- even in Spring Training -- don't have the problem that you're likely to encounter here. The closest thing I can think of is a play when a baseball from the Reds bullpen escaped on the field in the middle of play. In that situation, the umpires let the play stand, despite a confused runner being thrown out. However, since the play hasn't exactly started, kill it immediately. Come out screaming "TIME TIME NO PITCH NO PITCH!" and the batter won't even think of swinging. FED has a similar rule, by the way.
    1 point
  9. Well, here are the 2014 numbers from MLB: Umpires were 71.7% accurate on calls associated with ejection, an increase over 2013. Most ejections occurred in the 8th inning; Ejections from 6th and on comprised 63% of all tosses. Most ejections occurred on Sundays. Weekend series (Fri-Sun) featured 52% of all heave-ho's. The most common reason for ejection was Balls/Strikes, followed by arguing a Replay Review. Courtesy Gil at Close Call Sports http://www.closecallsports.com/2014/09/mlb-ejection-replay-stats-2014-season.html
    1 point
  10. I've managed teams and said "well, I can't take any more of this SH*#ty umpire! Time to go get tossed!"
    1 point
  11. Don't overthink this. If it happens simultaneously, let it play out. If it doesn't happen simultaneously, kill it and reset. If either coach gripes, tell them you'd rule exactly the same for either team. (Oh and MRG9999, don't eject spectators.)
    1 point
  12. I would say if the pitch wasn't delievered yet, time is called and ball is dead. If the loose ball is not seen and does not affect play, then just remove the loose ball and play on. If the loose ball does affect the play, then make the base award as if the loose ball did not come into play.
    1 point
  13. If the pitch hasn't happened yet, I'm not torn. Kill it, reset, off you go. The much harder case is the double down the line and the ball comes over into the same part of the field. I'd handle this under OBR 3.15/FED 8-3-3-e, by the way, as a form of spectator interference. Kill it, place runners with your best guess.
    1 point
  14. Torn? WTF? Did he say why? Kill it! Kill it! Kill it! No other answer is acceptable.
    1 point
  15. Yes, and his comment was not personal. It was about my strike zone today -- and maybe really about the bad call I just made -- not about me. Personal is: "you suck." If you have to work harder than that to find it personal, then it isn't. As ever, coach is entitled to his opinion. maven I see no distinction between "your strike zone sucks" ....and "you suck" ........ implied personal. I mean, how is your strike zone not about YOU as a plate umpire? He's questioning your judgement. And likely showing you up in front of both teams and the crowd.
    1 point
  16. Yes, and his comment was not personal. It was about my strike zone today -- and maybe really about the bad call I just made -- not about me. Personal is: "you suck." If you have to work harder than that to find it personal, then it isn't. As ever, coach is entitled to his opinion. maven   I see no distinction between "your strike zone sucks" ....and "you suck" ........ implied personal.  I mean, how is your strike zone not about YOU as a plate umpire?  He's questioning your judgement.
    1 point
  17. @dana Just go to free for all and start yourself a thread. Call it whatever you want. Looking forward to reading your words.
    1 point
  18. Again, no. If you had a fly ball that glanced off his protector on the way to his glove, you'd have a catch.
    1 point
  19. I've got both colors, and don't notice any heat difference. Unlike leather, the tans ones don't look like crap after a season of sweating into them, as you can hand wash them. Go with what looks best to you.
    1 point
  20. Same here in San Diego yesterday, pro-blue instead if black for my HS DH! It was cooler today for my travelball DH. Wore black for the 8am game, but switched to pro-blue for the 10:30 game. It was probably in the low 70's. What's snow?
    1 point
  21. Very nice. Thanks for sharing.
    1 point
  22. Yes. The answer was incorrect. There was a correspondence to one of our board members in Illinois recently: Thank you for your email involving the test your question. We made an error involving the magazine and you are correct the answer is c. The batter is out and all runners must return to bases occupied at the time of pitch. We apologize for that. Thank you for your continued support to Referee Magazine and NASO. If you have any other questions please feel free to contact me Chris Szolyga Assistant Editor Referee magazine/National Association of Sports Officials
    1 point
  23. Double header yesterday in the 80s. Had to wear pro blue instead of black it was so hot!
    1 point
  24. 1 point
  25. Jim Evans had given a lot to baseball. He was kind to me. I got a lot from his Desert Classic clinic. We had Jim Reynolds and Ted Barrett as instructors. Fine men with a lot of class. Both 2015 World Series plate umpires as everyone got a plate game. Mr. Evans belongs in the Hall of Fame. He wasn't at the bowling Alley when the mid conduct occurred. Jim can't be responsible for everything that students do. The camp was over. I never heard Mr. Evans say anything remotely close to a racist remark. Good luck to Jim Evans. I wish him well.
    1 point
  26. Yes, and his comment was not personal. It was about my strike zone today -- and maybe really about the bad call I just made -- not about me. Personal is: "you suck." If you have to work harder than that to find it personal, then it isn't. As ever, coach is entitled to his opinion. maven
    1 point
  27. We all have to work for a dick wad or two in our careers, work or umpiring. We can't control their dickishness, but we can control how we react to it. Don't let one person ruin what is supposed to be fun.
    1 point
  28. I don't think you can make a verbal appeal in FED during a live ball. So, tag the runner or tag the base (and, in both instances, make it known that it's an appeal)
    1 point
  29. Sometimes, taking it "in a better spot" is all the batter can do. I don't get this whole thing. What prompted the rule "clarifications"?
    1 point
  30. Phone stays in my car. Glad I don't have to check any kind of texts/email from work when I'm not there. One of the beauties of the "hobby" for me is to not have to think about work when I'm on the field.
    1 point
  31. How many of us leave their cell phones in their vehicles when they work a game?
    1 point
  32. I don't see where this is a problem. MiLB has gained an asset! Why are you posting anonymously?
    1 point
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