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  • Birthday 03/03/1956

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    Baseball Umpire, Guitar, Motorcycling.

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  1. In my experience, this has never once been the case. "No. I am not going to discuss the strike zone with a coach before, during, or after the game. PERIOD." grayhawk. IMHO, if you are discussing Ball location you are telling a manager your Strike location that YOU said you would never do. Now we can disagree, but mentioning your Ball locations when asked, is just stating the "not a strike location!" So I choose not to discuss Balls and Strikes with Managers, and call Ball and Call Strike. I answer the question before it gets asked. As a result, coaches don't wonder and get frustrated. It works extremely well in HS ball. Giving in/out on close pitches isn't "discussing my zone" and your pathetic attempt to use one of my other posts to try to prove your point is insulting. Umpires that work levels I work (and levels far above) agreed with my opinion on this, so that's plenty good for me. Sorry you felt I was being pathetic. I was only pointing to the irony in your positions. I choose not to explain my zone. In that we agree. You leave more wiggle room. I am not looking for anyone to agree with me, I am also not known on the field as a red a$$. I call a good game, I hustle my ass off and I do it all for free. I enjoy the feedback, I read it all, I just don't happen to agree. As BigUmp mentions, I might mention to the catcher to pass along. And there is the biggest difference. Grayhawk, myself and probably quite quite a few others in this board are umpiring High School and College baseball. The first time one of those coaches asks me where a pitch is and I say "ball"! I can guarantee you World War 3 is going to follow, with me having to toss the Head Coach. And just for the record saying Ball inside or Ball outside is not even close to, "My Strike zone is armpits to shins. I will give your pitcher 2 balls outside and 1 inside. And the first time you don't call an armpit strike all hell breaks loose. No Thank You. Like I have said before, I do say Ball inside or Ball outside. But usually only on a 1-2 count or a 2-2 count when it just misses. When i feel a coach really wanted that pitch. I let him know where i had it. I don't say it on a 2-0 count. It is personal preference. But to say that is discussing my strike zone? Sorry Danny, you swung and missed on this one. I worked PIAA for 13 years, but thanks, I get it. Been doing this for over 30 years now. As I said, I have my way. Not preaching.
  2. In my experience, this has never once been the case. "No. I am not going to discuss the strike zone with a coach before, during, or after the game. PERIOD." grayhawk. IMHO, if you are discussing Ball location you are telling a manager your Strike location that YOU said you would never do. Now we can disagree, but mentioning your Ball locations when asked, is just stating the "not a strike location!" So I choose not to discuss Balls and Strikes with Managers, and call Ball and Call Strike. I answer the question before it gets asked. As a result, coaches don't wonder and get frustrated. It works extremely well in HS ball. Giving in/out on close pitches isn't "discussing my zone" and your pathetic attempt to use one of my other posts to try to prove your point is insulting. Umpires that work levels I work (and levels far above) agreed with my opinion on this, so that's plenty good for me. Sorry you felt I was being pathetic. I was only pointing to the irony in your positions. I choose not to explain my zone. In that we agree. You leave more wiggle room. I am not looking for anyone to agree with me, I am also not known on the field as a red a$$. I call a good game, I hustle my ass off and I do it all for free. I enjoy the feedback, I read it all, I just don't happen to agree. As BigUmp mentions, I might mention to the catcher to pass along.
  3. In my experience, this has never once been the case. "No. I am not going to discuss the strike zone with a coach before, during, or after the game. PERIOD." grayhawk. IMHO, if you are discussing Ball location you are telling a manager your Strike location that YOU said you would never do. Now we can disagree, but mentioning your Ball locations when asked, is just stating the "not a strike location!" So I choose not to discuss Balls and Strikes with Managers, and call Ball and Call Strike.
  4. No. I am not going to discuss the strike zone with a coach before, during, or after the game. PERIOD. But isn't calling Ball Inside, Outside, High and Low discussing your strike zone? Same thing to me. If you are explaing your Ball zone, you are discussing the strike zone. Just saying,!
  5. I think by calling location even once, you open up for more questions on every pitch. I just call ball and stay down an extended period. HC:"Blue, Blue, where was that?" PU: "Ball." HC: "Not what, where?" PU: "Ball" HC: "Oh"
  6. I don't give location. I have the best view. No need to say where.
  7. Wow, just wow!! I use to tell my leagues coaches, "I call what I see." Good job and I am happy you represented well!
  8. I only wear one. Most times in LL you only get 2 to 3 balls anyway!
  9. I have umped in an emergency my sons game. No ump showed, I was in the stands. As long as both managers were good. Called my son out as he watched strike 3 come straight down the pipe. Needed a food tester in my house for a week. (I also broke the golden rule, as I wore shin guards over my jeans for that game and did not have plate shoes. ) Flame on.
  10. All I know is when I left the Coast Guard I wanted to be a Tugboat Captain. Since I was not related to anyone, that didn't pan out. While waiitng I got into Telecommunications and now am VP of Operations for a global company near Hollyweird, CA.
  11. Now that, right there, made my day!! It's fair, it's foul, it's fair, it's foul......
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