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  1. Especially the ones who "USSSTA Ump"
  2. Yup. I will say that the tides are turning a little bit...but yeah, most of the time, the teams just want a warm body out there as long as that warm body isn't one of them. That warm body will do it once, twice, etc...and it works, then they bail on game day when the lake is more appealing than the game for $30
  3. Fair enough. But we all have a breaking point for the amount of BS we would tolerate commensurate with the game fee.
  4. But, I suppose that's for a different thread.
  5. We can speak to it in our area anyway...we are working really hard to continue to push our rates. That is something we are proud of. I know it's not the same everywhere, which is unfortunate.
  6. It's refreshing to read about guys talk about money as a reason why they do it. In many parts of the country, it's taboo to say that you officiate for the money. They expected answer is "for the kids" "Give back to the game" "it's not about the money" For me, at this point in my life, when there is a national supply and demand issue, I think we bring a skill set to the table to do a job that nobody wants to do. It is 100% about the money. Bring it.
  7. Exactly. I think these are the ones that the umpire can over ride. My guess is that they are not encouraged to over ride pitches like the one in the video. Listen to Brian talk about it here:
  8. Looks like they've got the computerized strike zone dialed in...
  9. Got that right!! Great postseason this year!
  10. Good call. Embarrassing on my part to forget the Carlucci
  11. Then comes with the age-old stupid line of "nobody came here to watch you umpire" I figured it had to be a former player...did not know it was Jim Edmonds.
  12. My top three for "low profile" 1. Force 3, probably the lowest of low profiles. 2. All American 3. Douglas
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