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  1. @lawump The person in the middle is why they are so well behaved and take sportsmanship/deportment/the pledge/ so highly across the organization. Nobody wants to look bad/use bad manners, in front of that person. oops, my apologies to the person cropped off accidentally on the left.
  2. https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/31844836/new-york-mets-manager-luis-rojas-given-two-game-suspension-fine-arguing-umpires
  3. an older gentleman who was taught both ways inside and outside protector at the umpire school, since you still had the option back then, told me when i asked. straps go over the shoulder. you put the protector under your chin by pulling the bottom inside of the protector with your hands and pushing the protector up to your chin, and you leave your fingers pinched up against the inside part of the protector closest to your belly. you do not put your whole hand and fingers holding the bottom, like a batter should not put his whole hand around the bat to bunt exposing his fingers. when
  4. no judgment and calls that cannot be IR'd=no whining=no announcers to rant with their homerism=no managers having to stick up for their player (right or wrong)=no possible ejections of an Earl Weaver, Lou Piniella, John McGraw, Bobby Cox, etc. or player every now and then=no reason to go to a game to start with.
  5. maybe someone can call this retired umpire and see if he is interested in selling his retired chest protector https://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/major-league-umpire-tim-tschida-points-into-the-chicago-news-photo/91500401?adppopup=true
  6. courtesy of ccs last year during covid. not sure this will satisfy, but gives some insight https://www.closecallsports.com/2020/02/mlb-memo-to-teams-umps-to-confer-on.html
  7. just wait for sky hawk, it will not be that long. you just better hope it comes to all fields everywhere. with no runners on base, the catcher will no longer have any incentive (framing and presentation skills can go out the window on all pitches), to catch anything they do not want, especially on a sweltering day, and can just olay pitches if they so desire (no, i am not saying they definitely will). if the pitch is inside, i just wonder who might get hit by the olayed pitch before it gets to the backstop.
  8. https://news.yahoo.com/speedo-just-unveiled-bold-swimsuits-185900594.html
  9. i think this needs to turn into other examples of when we coach and whether the book says it is coaching in the mechanics or in the rules. not being a rules magnet, as is so obvious by my user name, i will say what i have seen in some games at all levels i have been to. i have seen, umpires call ball 1, ball 2, ball 3 ball 4, but pretty much just say strike with no number attached. sounds like coaching on one side but not on the other to me. and i cannot find where it says to give the number anyway. i personally think saying the number on a ball is coaching. if you just gave the
  10. Bill Miller is President of MLBUA, taking over from Joe West a couple years ago and in on the most recent contract negotiated, and Dan Bellino is the treasurer. here is the law firm and a representative https://altshulerberzon.com/attorneys/daniel-t-purtell/ and this came from the most recent LM-2 labor orginization annual report (1/1/2020-12/31/2020)signed by (Miller, Bellino) on Feb. 16, 2021. under schedule 15 on the form - Representational Activities, which mentions law firm above and how much they were paid last year during Covid https://olmsapps.dol.gov/qu
  11. just like sky hawk is the solution for the square, here is the solution for the ball. https://www.usatoday.com/in-depth/sports/mlb/columnist/bob-nightengale/2021/06/22/ball-mudder-machine-mlb-even-playing-field-sticky-substance/7768185002/
  12. was joe a little upset over that chin music pitch to Bohm, and decided to show his displeasure/one upsmanship with that pitch, by asking for the TSA check at the end of the at bat. Wonder which pitcher Washington will ask, today with Velasquez, or wait for Nola when they come to Washington.
  13. Dutch Rennert 8-28-1992 HP, 1B Rapuano, 2B Tata, 3B Ripley. 8-1 Houston over Montreal at the Astrodome. 2:55 pace of game.
  14. just remember, the longer you wait to get help, especially on a batter with 2 strikes, the more you are freezing the batter in the box at the plate, rather than giving him a fair chance to start running to 1st base and at least making the catcher throw to first base, rather than just put a tag on him at the plate on a dropped/passed ball 3rd strike. Why on a passed ball check swing 3rd strike does that coach suddenly get a chicken bone in his throat until the catcher retrieves the ball/or gets back to the plate and then asks you to check, when they have been immediately asking all game. could
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