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About urout17

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  1. Update... https://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/yankees-manager-aaron-boone-suspended-tirade-umpire/?fbclid=IwAR2Il4D7SPKS0_SFPsa2uz3fYybPa1IAPNv-Cn7pb3CP9kTJg3h1Fqt6CKk
  2. Had a bird incident the other day. Pitch comes in just as a bird fly's across the field. The pitch nipped the bird (a few feathers came off) but continued to fly away. The batter took the pitch, which I ruled a no pitch anyway. Never personally seen that before.
  3. IMO....I just don't like little kids mimicking adults...not on TV sitcoms, movies or this. I get what they're trying to do, I just don't find it funny.
  4. I never understood how anyone can take 8-10 year old ball more than instructional. There's no sense in calling a "tight" zone at this age. They're learning the coordination of pitching and batters are learning to hit live pitching in a game situation. IMO, these games should be instructional for young umpires as well. HS kids looking to make a few bucks should be encouraged to try working these games without ANY comments from parents/spectators. I know this is easier said than done. Oh well....just my two cents.
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    18U game, I'm PU. Lead-off batter for the inning hits a ball down the RF line. He fly's all the way into third with a triple. After the 3B tosses the ball back to the pitch the catcher walks to the mound to have a chat with his pitcher. I hear a mom in the stands say "I wonder if he called time". Just as I hear that the runner breaks for the plate and scores easily. The catcher turns around to watch him score and has that dear-in-the-headlights look. Couldn't help but laugh inside.
  6. Most of which they can't defend anyway.
  7. I had this happen in a game a few years ago. Bases loaded (of course) and the batter fouled off 3-4 pitches. He then got fooled on a breaking ball and stuck his knee in the strike zone, got hit and started up the first base line. Just as stated above, after yelling time and calling the batter out, I waited for the head coach (who was coaching 3B) to come down, which he did. I explained to him exactly what his player did. I was always taught when a coach comes out to question what happened you're now on a witness stand, say as little as possible but be clear what you have and don't demonstrate physically what happened. He didn't like the call but didn't put up too much fuss.
  8. I absolutely have no problem with my partners' comments once I'm done. Common courtesy I guess.
  9. A talented player with a cement head. The only thing I heard was blah blah blah....
  10. How do you handle the partner who likes to interject during your plate conference? As the UIC (HS and above), when I'm done talking I'll ask my partner if he has anything he 'd like to add. I've worked with most of our members and 9.9 times out of 10 they have nothing to add. Has anyone ever brought this up to them after the game? Just wondering...
  11. A pretty good read. https://www.espn.com/espn/story/_/id/27000520/a-crisis-mode-all-levels-how-technology-put-officials-tough-spot
  12. Will having a double bag at 1B eliminate most of these problems?
  13. urout17

    Been awhile....

    I guess not. I just noticed. Sorry
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