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  1. but nobody here who played will tell what bad things they did to the umpires or their coaches did, or their coaches asked them to do, and they did it because the coach asked, when i pose the question. did anyone let a pitch go on the umpire or the coach ask them to. did anyone use an illegal bat or other unsportsmanlike things. so what naughty things did we do or say to umpires back in the day, and feel so proud that we did it. so why do we want to know who played and who did not from the op.
  2. Laz Diaz first World Series 2007, first LCS 2009, without checking any other history further back.
  3. so in the real world of anything below 100% is totally unacceptable, and since no one in the world is allowed to make a mistake (the old--if my job allowed that many mistakes i would be fired) in anything without being dismissed whether using or not using analytics, 6 for 7 is only a rounded off 86% which is less than 100% and dismissal time. Heck, for those willing to allow any human grace at all, below about 94 to 95% is dismissal time. that means that the revolving door of getting dismissed and rehired because there are just no people left, will happen about X amount of times in our career. so enjoy getting hired and fired as an official or anything else for that matter, X amount of times. Unless??? the acceptable rate for not getting dismissed is lowered. Analytics will not allow it, unless someone changes the analytics formula to allow it. added per ump scorecards
  4. good for Tripp if there were to be a lot of retirements this year and next, so traditionalists will not have to deal with the upcoming 2024 Automated Ball Strike system in their careers, then there would need to be quite a few new crew chiefs.
  5. enjoy that carlucci tonight for the last time this year. when Ted retires, there will be no more looks.
  6. you may not work back to back events. (WC,DS) (DS,LCS) (LCS, WS). you must sit down and take a rest for one event, before proceeding to the next event should you be picked for multiple events in a year. you are allowed to work a WC every year, a DS every year, or WC/LCS every year for the multiple (don't forget the back to back rule) but, You can only work a WS every other year. tumpane is eligible for the WS. they will be told tomorrow who/whom they are, which is the day after the final game of the DS. per 2022 MLBU Media Guide P.S. -- as a little added sidebar. for those up and coming crew chief selections over the next several years. No WS=no CC.
  7. Ortiz, Libka and May are 1st year full timers Rehak is a 2nd year full timer Whitson was hired in July 2019
  8. all assignments other than WS have been given out per MLBU media guide supposedly he is in the DS (per CCS article After Pandemic Halts History, Lisa Turbitt Takes WBC Field comment section) and he would be eligible for a WS, especially since he has worked an LCS in 2020. who knows what will happen. and all WS umpires will come from those working the DS. they are notified of a WS the day after the very last DS game. heck, they may get a call on the plane flight on their way home the next day.
  9. does this still hold for the collegiate level like this post from johnnyg08 in 2014 or has it changed. doesn't the NCAA want to put the hammer down on this display. in my email this morning: National Anthem Standoff: Any umpire shall eject any player, coach, manager or trainer for violations of the Coaches & Players Code of Ethics, p. 10. Conferences may choose to implement additional penalties (see Appendix D) The UIC is to warn the head coach of the offending team that should any player not return to his dugout area immediately after the playing of the National Anthem, the head coach and player(s) will be ejected immediately.
  10. AFL to use new MLB rule changes for next year and a pitch challenge (3) rule. https://www.mlb.com/news/arizona-fall-league-rosters-2022
  11. Let the batters bring their own personalized tee ball tee up and put the ball where they want it. Have the umpire hand the batter a hanky from his ball bag to cry on when they make an out. Ball boys will resupply the umpire with a couple of baseballs as needed for one ball bag and hanky's to pass out in the other ball bag. If you want. 2:30-3:00 hour time limit. If tied, 10 live pitches only home run contest, with each team using their own pitch coach to pitch to their own batters. If still tied, oh well, a tied game. Deal with it.
  12. maybe your favorite company, not, expects you to wear the allstar cobalt skull cap with some protective lining added inside in addition to new pads and a football mouthpiece. what more could you want.
  13. so how do you get all the apparent action that everyone loves in a soccer game in which the in the premier league they only score 2.74 goals per game, and there are only about 10% of all shots taken in a game ending up in a goal. something like 35% of all basic shots taken in a game are actually considered shots on target (i guess that means having a shot at going into the goal rather than over or around it). so how do you get such excitement into a baseball game for all the apparent ADD that everyone has now. seems like it is more of just a crapshoot of you either like it or you dont. but how does soccer make something so exciting and baseball cannot, with only 2.74 goals scored in a game and everything else they do when not shooting on the goal seem so exciting. if you opened up soccer to a 75 minute game like baseball would be without the commercials you would only open up the game to 4.6 goals per game.
  14. @lawump "With the new CBA rules that allow umpires to be "fast-tracked", I think we will see more of this (first year minor league umpires who are older than what has historically been the case). just using retrosheet, in the not too too distant past, many umpires started out of umpire school in Long A (140 game) leagues to start with, skipping all 70 game leagues entirely. Brinkman (MWL 68), Coble (WCL/Western Carolina/now Sally 75), Cousins (MWL 73), Crawford (FSL 67), Evans (FSL 68), Garcia (FSL 70), J. Hirschbeck (FSL 76), Joyce (MWL 78), McClelland (FSL 76), McKean (FSL 70), Montague (Cal 72)...Montague also skipped right to the PCL the next year 73, totally skipping AA), Pulli (MWL 68), Reilly (FSL 72), Shulock (FSL 74), Tschida (Cal 81, 82)...AA 83 called up to AAA in July 83, Vanover (SAL 81), West (WCL 74)... worked first NL game in Sept. of 76. Young (MWL 78). The late John McSherry (Carolina 67, International 68 totally skipping AA like Montague, John Roe, (FSL 77)...worked double A in 78, worked triple A in 79 until working as a, call up, on Jul. 3, 1979 for the rest of the season. Only 1/2 season basically in AAA before MLB, like the very more recent, Morales and Hoberg who came up from AA in the last 1/2 of AAA season in 2013 and then had full seasons of call up games starting at the beginning of 2014. Would be nice to see short season/compound umpires in addition to any benefits bargained for in their agreement, to make at least $125 dollars a game at the professional level. $150 at the low A level, $175 at the high A level, $200 at the AA level and $300 at the AAA level, which of course would still include the bonus structure at the end of the season. Don't forget that those at the long season level, work 20 spring training games before traveling to their regular season destinations, working 2 rounds of playoffs that many times go 5 games each, instructional ball in Florida or Arizona, for 60 games and then the season is over. That is 20 + 150 + 60 or a 230 game season. now i have a friend that gets 7 weeks vacation per year. he gets weekends off so 365-104 or 261 days of work a year. he gets 11 holidays so we are down to 250 days of work and then he gets those 35 vacation days a year so now are down to 250-35 equals 215 days a year of work. wow, a minor league umpire working 230 days a year to my friends 215 days per year. it would be exactly even if my friend received only 4 weeks vacation. so lets add 15 days back. 230=230. exact same number of days worked at their job per year. That is not including travel days for the umpire to get to Spring Training, the season opening, the winter league or any meetings associated with the baseball season. we will count being at the game an hour early and 1/2 hour to hour after the game and the amount of time traveling from destinations all season and missing family and not sleeping at home at night as equal to the shorter hours worked per day at the actual job site. a 9.56 billion (10.7 billion in 2019 prior to covid) industry in 2021. don't be afraid to give the pro guy at least a $125 bucks to start (about equal to high school in Connecticut), $150 at low A, $175 at high A, and $200 in AA (all long seasons A and AA are less than lower tier D1) and $300 for AAA which equals a lower tier D1 per game for the season.
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