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semper_fi_72 last won the day on October 4 2013

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About semper_fi_72

  • Birthday 03/01/1955

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    Aurora, Utah
  • Interests
    Enjoying life with my Family.

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    USSSA, Babe Ruth, CalRipkin, Little League, High School, UHSFOA, UHSAA, CUA
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  1. My SWMBO has started a fund raising campaign on GoFundMe to help pay for fees to allow me to adopt her three girls and complete our family by making everyone a Santoni. This is very important to us and any help my umpire brothers can provide would be appreciated. Please use the Go Fund Me link below to go to our Campaign. gofundme.com/vfb5d5d4 Thank you for any support you can provide.
  2. 1. Jumping over a player is not legal in High School baseball. 2. High School baseball is not MLB. 3. Unless you can put on the gear and call a game, please do not rag on the umpires. Unless you can umpire and am a experience umpire you have not qualification other than being a parent to judge a umpire.
  3. I have reached the point where I must say good bye to Umpiring and Sports Officiating. There are several factors that have influenced my decision. Family. I just don't want to sacrifice one or both of my days or evenings off to officiate and lose that precious time with my step-daughters and wife. I/We are also in the process of filing adoption papers to make them my daughters. May be a little battle with Biological Father but don't think he has a leg to stand on to contest it. Work. Last September I started working for The Home Depot Part Time. At the end of February I was made Full Ti
  4. I believe those are sent out randomly to various officials across the country. I believe the survey was ment for you and not for you to distribute and share. IMHO
  5. U or You along with other words is a sure way to get ejected.
  6. Remember Little League is not baseball. It is about teaching Life Lessons. So glad Williamsport taught a Life Lesson to the US Champion Team.
  7. Hey Guys Haven't had much time to get on the forum. Been busy with work and basketball games till a couple of weeks ago. Now just busy with work since I went from part time to full time at my job at The Home Depot. Our HS baseball season started last week here in South Central Utah. I was scheduled for one game but had to turn it back due to work. I believe it was snowed out anyway. Well I kick off my HS season today. Got some administrative requirements out of the way this morning by completing the online clinic and taking my online exam. Scored 97% So back on the field
  8. Trevor Where in Utah? I live in Aurora and we are looking for umpires for the Salina, Redmond, Richfield area. Welcome to the dark side.
  9. So let me bring up one point that I do not believe has been mentioned. Employees are issued W2's at the end of the year to report Wages and Taxes withheld. 1099's are issued to Independent Contractors and others who are not employees who are paid more than $600. I have had a couple schools issue 1099 for as little as $75. Also who is withholding State and Local Tax, Fed Tax, Unemployment Taxes etc etc etc. So if the IRS says you get a 1099 instead of a W2, where is the issue?
  10. Baseball schedule!!!!!! We are still looking for Basketball Schedules and assignments and season starts next week. Actually have my first HS Basketball game Friday Night. Girls JV game with a great partner who I have worked Baseball and Football with. He even worked the State Football 2A Championship game last Friday NFHS Rules test passed. State Online Clinic taken and passed. New Uniform ready to go. Whisle Ready Mechanics studied and coached on by friend. Signals down. Ready to step on the court and have some fun, inside, with a roof over my head on a nice warm baske
  11. Umpiring is like a box of chocolate. You never know if your getting a good game or bad game today.
  12. Are you saying that you could umpire your own school's games? Yup. The guy in charge of our high school umpires quit the association without a word other than "Bye, guys." So now they're scrambling around trying to get umpires for everything and there's only eight of us, seven next spring because one guy's taking a season off for paternity reasons. Basically our association is about to completely fold and collapse and I wind up getting the small benefit. Do not umpire your own schools games, if your still attending school there. Never umpire games of schools where you have kids attending
  13. Personally I would never use the stuff. I used it a long time ago on a pair of boots for inspections when I was a young Marine. Didn't take long before it caused the leather to crack and requiring me to buy a new pair of boots. Good Luck with it. Even before patient leather I have always been old school. Polish and a brush are leathers best friends. I am not going to ever spit shine anything ever again....lol Perhaps they changed the formula since Major Dave says he has used it and worked for him.
  14. If you follow Rolo on Facebook it is obvious the only reason he likes to get out to games and clinics to to eat at every restaurant in Florida. The man never misses a meal.
  15. It has been awhile since I have been on the site. Well baseball ended in July and I have now completed my first season of High School Football. I was fortunate enough to work as Linesman, Head Linesman and 3 games as Umpire in my first year. If you think you get a ear full from dugouts some times, try working the Sidelines with your back continually to and close to the coaches and managers. You will not only hear about your calls but questions about calls made by other members of the crew. It was fun and I really enjoyed it. It was fun traveling to games outside the local area. Th
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