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Stan W.

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Stan W. last won the day on June 11 2018

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About Stan W.

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  • Birthday June 1

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    PIAA / MVUA /NPUA
  • Occupation
    manager
  • Types/Levels of Baseball called
    colt / Legion /HS /MSBL/Limited D3/NAIA
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  1. My reference to a "fist fight to see who gets the plate" was a reference to be who "controls the game"................not just to park there.
  2. I think at all levels we have umpires who are better at B/S and I don't think of a higher compliment than when someone calls you a " good ball and strike guy". An old adage held that a good Umpire reputation is made behind the plate and not on the bases. I know the lower level of ball I used to call, the more Plates I seemed to be assigned. At higher levels, and among the better umpires I know, it can be a fist fight to see who gets the dish on the better games......
  3. I'm of the school to interpret things a little more loose than when I was coming up.....back then any line drawn or action like drawing was an instant EJ. However, not knowing what was said, I cant rule this EJ out as valid...........when I started, I was amazed at the things that were said to me and my partners and the thought that as long as they didn't look at you, they could say anything they wanted...........pretty common then...... I don't tolerate abuse..........
  4. Stan W.

    Money

    When people ask me that question, I've always answered "It pays too little to live on........and after equipment, uniforms, registrations, dues and insurance fees, Id probably do better financially if I was a greeter at Walmart......" BUT.........who can explain the hold baseball has on me... I love the game, I love the sights, the plays, the comebacks, the sounds and love being on the field.......
  5. After reading up on it, its to establish a standard coefficient of restitution. After a year of discussion on "juiced baseballs" in MLB since Rawlings was purchased by MLB, it may have merit....
  6. Great ....2 days after our State Rules meeting with umpires and coaches were we told them PA is a "NO Play" state.............I just checked PIAA.org.......no sign of a reversal of that decision so far..
  7. I agree its going to happen..........just like the nocsae catchers gear.........I know they had 3 years ....If the home team does not have any compliant baseball we were told to ask the visitors if they had any correct baseballs and if so play the game.....if not the game does not get played....... I travel a long way to make the games I am assigned. I lose plenty of game assignments due to foul spring weather...........they have not said anything about umpire compensation if the teams aren't compliant............It looks like I will be buying the cheapest dozen of compliant baseballs I can find. Far better to trade a team 2 compliant balls for what they have than to travel home unpaid.........
  8. I've always been a fan of the +POS BB181 Scraper brush...deal at 6.99.....best I've ever had
  9. Stan W.

    Sad News

    My prayers for his family and friends and my hope that the "Chief Umpire" welcomed him safe at home...
  10. Stan W.

    AITA?

    Not at all.............I actually think I have extended my career by not doing games under the 14-15 yr old age group. At one time I was that guy wold would work any game played with a white ball and red stitches..... The level of play, the "over the top" coaches and parents, working games solo, being mistaken for the backstop did me in.........
  11. I think one of the things we don't teach well is when its time to take a break. Be it a few games off in the season or a full season or two in an career. It can be just the thing the doctor ordered. Enjoy!......Like was said above......baseball will always be here, and there is never a shortage of games for good Umpires...............like you........
  12. I never had the GD plate shoes but I wore the +POS Hightops forever!. ( they were very similar to GD"s)...........I was so happy when the Reebok and NB plate shoes came out
  13. Stan W.

    Personality

    Over the years, I have been in a number of associations covering a good swath of competitive baseball.........of those memberships, I feel type A's vastly dominated.....(not always for the best.) I have seen many people come and go and to stick with it, one of the prerequisites seemed to be a good "sense of self". Definition of Sense of Self. In psychology, the sense of self is defined as the way a person thinks about and views his or her traits, beliefs, and purpose within the world.
  14. Stan W.

    Ejection

    Many a player has been ejected assuming the Umpire did not speak / understand another language.............
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