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  1. Baseball, but not an umpire article. https://www.beyondtheboxscore.com/2019/12/10/21004691/mlb-free-agency-stephen-strasburg-contract-record-deal-price-kershaw-gerrit-cole-yankees-mlb-revenue Washington Nationals purchased for 450 million in 2006. Estimated value in April 2019 at the start of the season, 1.8 billion versus Yankees 4.6 billion.
  2. Interesting article and sidebars within article to click on, about pitches, and of course re calculations (verticle) that take till next day to resolve even in a challenge system. https://www.theringer.com/mlb/2019/8/9/20798375/umpire-perfect-game-accurate-robo-umps or this old one dealing with problems https://www.baseballprospectus.com/news/article/37347/robo-strike-zone-not-simple-think/
  3. Maybe cancel all sports period and just have people concentrate on becoming a rocket scientist in their respective specialties for their entire life from cradle to grave. https://www.metrowestdailynews.com/sports/20191128/happy-thanksgiving-bench-clearing-brawl-mars-wellesley-footballs-win-over-needham https://www.valdostadailytimes.com/sports/national_sports/fracas-after-high-school-football-game-under-investigation/article_4a971c98-185b-58ca-9ff8-f34cec12320a.html https://www.enidnews.com/sports/sports_columns/godfrey-referees-continue-to-leave-thanks-to-a-few-bad/article_de93640d-69f5-5b48-b7b3-f82eba44b32d.html
  4. You guys need to go to the games I go to. Everything is great. I don't see anything wrong, with what I am seeing at the games, and there is one missing that is licensed but has not put the license to use yet. https://www.foottheball.com/football-top-10/6-hottest-female-footballer-referees-world/208987
  5. From the topic title, I thought I had been diverted (unliked) to a karate forum, which I thought was hilarious and a(oh don't you wish, your prayers and everyone else's answered) moment. Just remember, at one time from old articles, sunglasses were not allowed, end of story, and even glasses themselves were not allowed for umpires in some baseball levels.
  6. dumbdumb

    MiLB Shake UP

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    All right jeopardy man. I noticed the statement that there were no younger umpires. So, I just wanted to find out if younger umpires were possibly going into the slow pitch side of softball, rather than going into baseball, or fast pitch softball, that is if, he had slow pitch softball in his area. Is slow pitch having the problem of getting younger umpires also. I went to slow pitch because of less money as a barrier to entry with equipment, and less possibility of a concussion on the injury side of the equation.
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    Out of curiosity, how about any younger umpires for ASA or USSA or High School Girls slow pitch softball, not baseball in any areas. Non concussion umpiring.
  9. dumbdumb

    MiLB Shake UP

    Recent Manfred comments https://www.baseballamerica.com/stories/commissioner-rob-manfred-comments-on-minor-league-reorganization/
  10. dumbdumb

    MiLB Shake UP

    Are you getting close to possibly 'inferring' that we will no longer get to see the best of the best of the best? Only the best of those with deep pockets. All the poor kids get left behind? And to think of all those former poor kids who are currently in the HOF. Boy, those stories of not having shoes and walking uphill both ways, and having to wear hand me downs and having holes in the underwear and socks, yet perservering to make MLB. So, the new stories will be about being so poor that they only had a Lexus or Beamer, rather than a Lambordini, or a high end Tesla, or a carplane. Oh the indignity. Basically going to see a bunch of trust fund kids only play, since they are the only ones who can afford to participate from birth. Very interesting concept. But, since this is an umpire site, will they still need umpires, and will they pay a normal car payment as a game fee.
  11. Joe West University. The only reason he left ECU was because the football coach left after his freshman year, from an old article from his Elon HOF induction. You might enjoy this piece of history below and the trail blazer denied. Can you say hello to Dee Kantner and Violet Palmer in 1997. https://www.nydailynews.com/sports/basketball/ny-sports-endzone-sandhi-nba-ref-20180914-story.html And pray tell why was that one line response (in quotes from a team) in regards to seeking employment in this recent breaking article below used?? https://sports.yahoo.com/amphtml/yankees-hire-female-hitting-instructor-believed-to-be-a-first-150111715.html
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    MiLB Shake UP

    Shorter article version by League rather than State https://www.foxsports.com/kansas-city/story/three-kansas-city-royals-affiliates-among-42-minor-league-teams-targeted-for-elimination-112019
  13. But at least the below did not happen to him yesterday. https://www.tampabay.com/sports/2019/11/18/lakeland-man-arrested-after-punching-youth-baseball-umpire-deputies/
  14. Believe i have broached the, "or are the women being asked/reached out to/recruited, but turning down the opportunity for 'whatever reason' question before, and if they are that is fine, just like I am sure there are men that have or would have to turn down the opportunity for 'whatever reason'. Just IMHO they are not being reached out to, (like Ditmer has taken the bull by the horns and done), but the men are. And what D1 conference did that former NFL pro official/former supervisor work, before becoming an NFL official, that has stepped up to help the women in football, like the lady who is in the NFL right now that he helped.
  15. Well, let's see if the below NCAA women from the NCAA Tournament final 4 over past years, receive an offer from the D1 men's Conferences in their respective areas. Many times one starts at the non-Con level first and then moves into the Conference level next, as a natural progression step. 2019 Cheryl Floras, Lisa Jones, Beverly Roberts,Gina Cross, Dee Kantner, Maj Forsberg, Brenda Pantoja 2018: Lisa Mattingly, Denise Brooks, Penny Davis, Lisa Jones, Karen Prieto, Dee Kantner, Brenda Pantoja 2017: Felicia Grinter, Michol Murray, Lisa Jones, Maj Forsberg, Dee Kantner, Brenda Pantoja, Tina Napier 2016: Brenda Pantoja, Felicia Grinter, Denise Brooks, Lisa Mattingly, Lisa Jones, Dee Kantner, Beverly Roberts 2015: Lisa Mattingly, Felicia Grinter, Maj Forsberg, Dee Kantner, Denise Brooks. Let's see what happens.
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