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urout17

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About urout17

  • Birthday June 5

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    Clearwater Beach, Florida

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  • Your Association Name
    UMPS, IOA, IHSA, SUA, POP, FHSAA
  • Occupation
    Mechanical Engineer
  • Types/Levels of Baseball called
    HS, JUCO
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  1. Aren't all kids on the team supposed to get an arm band as not to offend?
  2. A quick read... https://www.espn.com/mlb/story/_/id/27609761/what-really-happens-mlb-replay-review-room?platform=amp&__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR3nNYTH_L3zGPrXZETNzTBm3pV_uTes2tJvlwsDDbnpAQS3mjW-Jebf6sc
  3. urout17

    LLWS

    So I'm watching these LLWS games. I do not want to offend since I don't work this level of ball but is it required for the umpires on televised games to signal their calls like robots? I thought that was reserved for softball games, again, no offense intended, just my observation. And yes, I understand the proper mechanics are being used but I'd just like to know if this is stressed in all areas of the country.
  4. I totally agree. I'm watching my daughters varsity HS softball game her senior year (2010). She comes up to bat her first time in one game that literally meant nothing forgetting to take out her stud earrings. I mean these were small, 1/8" dia. As soon as she steps in the box the PU ejects her from the game for jewelry. I was speechless. The head coach got tossed next. I can chuckle about it now but wow.
  5. urout17

    Batting

    About 5-6 years ago I was asked to just call pitches for a college evaluation "game". 7-8 college scouts in the stands, all with clip boards and guns. Most pitchers throwing low to mid 90's. They were changing out pitchers and base runners every half inning. A few innings in there's a kid on the mound throwing right handed. Nothing special, mid 80's at best but threw strikes. I'm thinking why is he here? A batter gets a hit. It took me a couple of pitches to realize he is now throwing left handed. Equally as strong mid 80's, throwing strikes. At the end of the inning he's walking off the mound and I walk towards him and ask to see his glove. He had a custom six finger glove made to switch hands. Pretty cool.
  6. But only been here a few years.......born and raised for 50 yrs in Chicago so no excuse.
  7. Sorry I'm behind the times and my Oriental vernacular is not up to par yet...
  8. Yes and yes and I hammered out, out , out three more times.
  9. 18U, R3, 2 outs, I'm BU. Slow ground ball to 3B who throws a wide of first. 6'-3" 1B has no problem doing the splits stretching for the ball, has his foot on the bag and makes a really nice catch and in my judgement maintains possession of the ball more than long enough (the throw was not in the dirt). As he regains his balance getting up the ball pops out of his glove but to me he was deliberately flipping it to himself. Of course the HC didn't see it that way and wanted me to get help. I told him I didn't need it since I was in perfect position and had a great angle on the play and told him exactly what I had. Again, he asks why can't I just ask and again I said I didn't need it so let's move on. He grumbles a bit but leaves with no trouble the rest of the game. I'd like to know how many of you appease coaches by going to your partner or do you do like I did and stick to your guns. Thanks.
  10. 8-27-1914 BOX CHI N Heinie Zimmerman Threw ball into stands Trevor Bauer syndrome....
  11. Did you know Randy Savage played minor league baseball? A bunch of friends and I were at a restaurant in the mid 2000's when we noticed him sitting there. We left him alone but when he heard we were talking baseball he came over and bs'd with us for 20 minutes. He was a real nice guy.
  12. Fed Rules, 18U, three man crew, R3, 0 outs, I'm in A. Pop-up in foul territory by the 3B dugout. F1, F2 and F5 converge. At the last second someone in the dugout yells "I got it". Of course the ball drops in between them all. U3 called the batter out. Are we calling the batter out AND getting a bench warning. Just wondering.
  13. Hearing it once for the first time might be coincidental. I hear it a second time I'll shut that down.
  14. Update... https://www.sportsnet.ca/baseball/mlb/yankees-manager-aaron-boone-suspended-tirade-umpire/?fbclid=IwAR2Il4D7SPKS0_SFPsa2uz3fYybPa1IAPNv-Cn7pb3CP9kTJg3h1Fqt6CKk
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