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SJA

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  1. What size you looking for? . . . I've got more Majestic and Honig's new stuff than I'll ever use 🙂 pm me if you want to.
  2. Not LL ?? , sorry, Yes LL.. Unless I’m misunderstanding you?
  3. Personally know 2 umps involved in doing that. 1 confessed a few years after the other one died. To answer your direct question, it’s who you know in “the powers to be” that needs money “ for personal reasons” that later became known.
  4. . . . unless you buy your way to Regionals or WS. 🤣
  5. Umps don't get paid (officially) . . . unless the Leagues and Umps go "rouge". LL still will penalize the Umps that do somewhere down the line. 😠
  6. Yeah, it's the "when in Rome" theory . . . but when you get out of there, it's do as you do. :Search for mechanics (littleleague.org)
  7. Here ya go. Call ‘em I’m sure they’ll appreciate the info 🤣 860 585 4730
  8. There is no such thing as "consistency" within LL (Williamsport) Umps from any starting point. eg, regular season thru LLWS. I don't care if they've been trained at LL Clinics. You will ALWAYS hear: "They're VOLUNTEER Umpires" has become a lame excuse for many of them.
  9. So YOU'RE not wearing YOUR plate coat because of him??? . . . "Shirley" you jest!
  10. Nope. Saw all kinds of "non calls" and no challenges today. Unreal. and NOT all the Umps faults. You must have missed seeing the Hawaii ambidextrous pitcher with a sleeve on pitching arm and changing arms while pitching.
  11. Ha! Yeah, LL is real good at “sidestepping” rather than going “head first” to get it right at times 🤣🤪
  12. The only way to resolve this issue / question is to contact Williamsport via email and directly and specifically name the game, the play, and the call as to why that call was or was not correct. You’ll probably hear back from Cathy Lusk or Tom Rollins. Post the response when you get it. 😊
  13. Ya gotta love some of these "commentators" (??). I'm paraphrasing a few remarks: " . . . pitchers have to adjust to each umpires' strike zone . . . I guess this one wants some part of the ball over the plate" . . . " it was called a fair ball because the 3rd baseman was standing in fair territory" . The ball was rolling up 3rd base line just on the outside edge of the foul line and touched by the fielder. From the viewing angle shown, IMO, the call could have gone either way but was called fair. It's the remark that was made. 🙂 Where do they get these people??? . . . and I wonder if they get paid to "commentate" ?
  14. As some of you do, you jump to conclusions. I in no way made any insinuation towards the Umps! They were very good the game I watched and I was told the other crew was also very good. I think Tborze has an acceptable insight . . . "Defense".
  15. This is a strange request for your opinions please. Watched a LL Sr. Girls SB. First night, game went 7 innings and ended with an 18 to 17 win. Next night, same two teams, same pitchers, different Ump crew. Game went 5 innings with final score 19 to 0 and the opposite team winning. What are your opinions on the possibilities of why such a drastic(?) difference in games. ? . . . PS, I did not see the second game, just heard about it. TIA 🙂
  16. All Sports Officials need to stop ALLOWING THEMSELVES to become victims of abuse and assaults. PERIOD. To hell with "we're supposed to be professionals" when the circumstances dictate otherwise. 😞
  17. In today's world, there is no "safety in numbers". People don't want to get involved. For every good deed there is usually a regrettable outcome 😞
  18. IMO Ad companies in sports are nothing more than pimps and whores, but that pays a lot for the ridiculous owner and players salaries. It's all about the $$$$$$$$$$$$$. 😞
  19. All I can offer is this: Hydrate well before, during, and after a game. Think about using these: Cooling Towel w/ "Florida Water", FROZEN Cooling Pacts w / vest. The pacts have lasted 3 +/- hrs. in 90+ temps. . . . PS, I wore this gear for testing while working on farm so pants, aren't part of the uniform 🙂
  20. All I can offer is this: Hydrate well before, during, and after a game. Think about using these: Cooling Towel w/ "Florida Water", FROZEN Cooling Pacts w / vest. The pacts have lasted 3 +/- hrs. in 90+ temps.PS, I wore this gear for testing while working on farm so pants, aren't part of the uniform 🙂
  21. I personally knew a guy that bought his way to the LLWS. 😞
  22. The key wording here is "does not automatically exclude you from applying for a Regional or WS." You can put in an application but the odds of it getting anywhere is between 0 and zero. Politics and $+ rule LL.
  23. Hey Matt, I was the one that asked the question. It wasn't intended to be political or religious. You've expressed your thoughts. . . . carry on.
  24. That's fine Rich, it's a double edged sword. It gives me the right to express my "freedom of speech" as I choose also. :-)
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