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ScubaUmp last won the day on September 29 2015

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  • Birthday 07/12/1964

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    Bases Loaded Umpiring, Blue Chip, 901.c
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    LL, BR, USSSA, PG, HS, Post-Grad
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  1. My wife is too, she regrets ever sharing that acronym
  2. Umpiring here in Florida since 2004 and will be relocating to Walyland, IOWA late April early May this year. I have registered with IHSAA to umpire baseball through state reciprocity. I am looking for contact information for the association responsible for that area. Look forward to hearing from everyone, about IOWA summer baseball. Now I have to figure out what to do the rest of the year, I've been spoiled, we play baseball all year round down here. Strikes & Outs!!! Robert Sears 941-468-0573
  3. What age group? Would have to see it, could be obstruction, could be nothing... this is a JUDGEMENT CALL. See OBR 8.02a formally 9.02a....not to be confused with 8.01c or 9.01c
  4. He says this in the presence of both managers at the plate mtg, he calls it the same for both teams. So is this frustration more on defense, offense, or is it consistant throughout the game? See diagram above. ADAPT and OVERCOME !......says, Gunny Highway
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    2018 POE

    Volump, My apologies for the typo and poor grammar. I must work on that 'BIGGLY' Ricka56, Exactly, screwed either way. Started this post for pretty much that response. By crews choosing to allow pitching infractions we foster the crappy baseball everyone complains about. Are we to the point of 'zero tolerance' of all pitching infractions, including illegal pitches with no runners on??? I'll go ahead and grab this one, 'ZERO Tolerance on rules = ZERO games on the schedule'
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    2018 POE

    https://www.nfhs.org/sports-resource-content/baseball-points-of-emphasis-2018/ No power point presentation, no pictures, Five clear directives. Is the consistent enforcement of these POE by all umpires the NFHS' expected payoff for changing the runner designation in the case book? was this rigged from the beginning, are the Russians involved? Seriously though, As part of the CORPS how do you plan to administer these POE? In particular, 'Pitching Positions' Hybrid Stance this has become so egregious, I was in C position and the shortstop calls to the 2nd baseman "is he in the stretch or the windup?" 2nd baseman "I don't know"..Time! '"I've never heard of that, you're making it up", "your the only one who calls this", " he's been pitching that way the entire tournament", "He''s the starting pitcher for varsity team and pitched that way at the regional tournament" These are just a few of the classics, I have heard over the years. I look forward to your input and guidance, Strikes&Outs!!! Singing off with the handle my friends and fellow Umpires 'Joel Church & Lee Miller' gave to me, may the Rest In Peace. THAT GUY!
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    Rawling's NC HC

    Thanks for the correction
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    Rawling's NC HC

    Yes in Florida High School baseball. FHSAA allows for the PDH, He can pitch and DH, but that is it, no other defensive position can be played by the PDH same as college.
  9. Shortstops the ball intentionally???? Do you mean dropped it? If so, this is an immediate dead ball, the BR is out and all runners return TOP. The defensive coach is more than likely coming out for an explanation, Coach, in my judgement he intentionally drop the ball BR is out, all runners return to base occupied at the Time of Pitch. How do you know he intentionally dropped it??????? Coach you would not roster anyone that could not catch that line drive, so it had to be intentional, right? I do not endorse nor promote the use of sarcastic responses to coaches, the italicized example is purely for entertainment purposes, stick with response in bold. Strikes&Outs!!!!
  10. Com'on Kid don't fool around. Just let your hand drop to your side, don't let your mask fall out, so they'll know you're still on the job. They're gonna be staring at your face. So, walk outta the place real fast, but, you don't run. Don't look nobody directly in the eye, but you don't look away either. They won't know what to do, believe me. So don't worry about nuttin.
  11. I love mine!!!!!!! Just found out the have a new one the Nutty Buddy Flex http://www.purchaseofficials.com/cgi-bin/commerce.cgi?search=action&category=1085
  12. Hey, you gotta respect these guys sticking to their guns. Luckily they didn't burn down the house. One can only hope the crew looked it up themselves in there post game. Was that a dream???? Where are you getting your umpires? Talk to the association assigner, if these guys are volunteers from your league, the league should have a clinic.
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