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cyclonehokiece last won the day on July 12 2020

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    Civil Engineer
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  1. Wisconsin- officially you need 2 umpires for any high school baseball. Period. So you will never work an official game solo. If it’s a scrimmage the officials requirement goes away. This has been done for subvarsity during the current shortage (Wisconsin is down 39% in number of officials registering in all sports from 2019). So you can do one of these solo. Fee goes from 1.5 normal fee to you get both fees they would of paid if they could of gotten two.
  2. I never send a minor to the parking lot. Once coach has gotten his explanation and the offender is in the dugout, we continue. What happens to him after that is out of my control. Coach is in charge of supervision, not me, so if he sends kid away, I will be fighting that I never made him do it. If a coach asks me, I will tell him the is allowed to stay on the bench if he behaves, if he can’t, find someone responsible to take him away (never had it happen, and I would never say it, but if a HC won’t or can’t figure it out, I might make the decision he can go to the parking lot and he might as well take the kid with him).
  3. I try to verbalize if I get the chance. However if runner breaks right away or catcher goes for an immediate tag not much time to say anything. Also if to the backstop I tend not to vocalize, why do it when it’s obvious to everyone F2 didn’t catch that. If the runner doesn’t run on that one, that’s on him.
  4. Had one at one of my first league games. Although they knew protocol so no one complained, and since the spectators were literally next to neighbor’s backyards the volume was kept at a reasonable level.
  5. I had one last year working solo with a steal of home on a passed ball, I break to home with pitcher to get a better angle of , he stops earlier than I thought he would, boom, pitcher goes down. Not once did it enter my mind to eject the kid. I apologized to the coach, and he just said “kid’s fine, I’m just glad you are out there hustling on that play”. You have to have a feel for the game. You will know when someone is going after you to contact you. The situation in the OP does not sound like it.
  6. Another one of those plays you will nail rulewise but will probably end up issuing written warnings/restriction and/or ejection.
  7. As long as you only click them three times before use, use whatever size and style works for you.
  8. I also like the ones that for the last line says your kid doesn’t play for the “insert MLB nickname here”
  9. From post lockdown last year it seemed to me that everyone seemed a bit more wound up. I haven’t started yet but it seems that the winter didn’t calm anything down.
  10. Wisconsin alternate fall and delayed spring will overlap slightly by a few weeks, but there is no playoffs for alternate fall so I believe by early May overlap will be over. But I know assigners are struggling. Many officials are still opting out. And the bigger issue is this is the second season where all of high school baseball is head to head with youth travel and softball. So everyone is getting stretched really thin.
  11. Don’t pick up the bleeping end of the stick. They only get in fewer innings because of this that’s their problem.
  12. Item donated to a local association’s rookie sale, mods please lock.
  13. Count your loss, block him, and move on. Too much time has passed.
  14. I have available a size 15.5" Champro Pro-Plus Triple Knee Shin Guards. These are brand new. I bought them in 2019, but between a move and other life events, I never tried them on until the lockdown started last year. And I hated them. Nothing wrong with them, just not my cup of tea. Outside the return window so my loss could be your gain. I will sell them $50 + shipping cost to continental United States. Paypal payment.
  15. I know here, they are having issues with sub-varsity ball (the level I choose to pursue this year because I am coming off a back injury and didn't want a setback to tarnish my reputation with conference commissioners) as many officials are opting out due to a certain disease that everyone should know about by now. I wonder how many of those guys will just say "I haven't done it for two years now why will I go back". I know if my work schedule wasn't so flexible, I would be out of high school ball because 4:30 games are hard to get to.
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