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    West Deer Twp, PA
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    Family, Computers, Golfing, Surfing the web, watching TV.

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  • Your Association Name
    Pennsylvania Interscholastic Athletic Association (PIAA)
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    Software Engineer Sr.
  • Types/Levels of Baseball called
    LL, Pony, American Legion, High School, Tournament, NCAA D2, D3
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  1. The governor of Pennsylvania just halted all sports for schools until at least 1/4/21 along with other state wide restrictions to stop the spread of this rapidly spreading disease. Stay healthy all. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  2. Summer ball mustang up to pony is $50. Colt and up starting at $60-75 per. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  3. Here in Western PA, our PIAA baseball chapter have set Varsity games at $75-80, JV - $55-60, Middle School at $50. Did Fall High School varsity games at $60-65 per game.
  4. SAD, If it is true, their lives are screwed, no pun entended here. Sex Offender's list for years to come. People need to think twice, three times before doing this kind of activity.
  5. No runs score due to the runner at first is forced out at second base. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I already took advantage of the free credit ID protection. Changed passwords as well. Ran a report after setting up the free credit ID protection and so far nothing seems to be fraudulent. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. Looks like the security breach is for accounts that have arbiterpay. I called Arbitersports and this is what I was told. Makes sense when some did not get an alert while some did. The officials in my chapter who did not use arbiterpay did not receive an alert. I have since deleted my arbiterpay account. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. Agree. Halfway between 1B and HP while in foul territory a good 10 ft. Just read the play and follow the ball. We pregamed it. 1B covering HP, HP ump from behind mound has all bases unless I call him off at 1B. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I did balls and strikes from behind the mound the past weekend and found the most difficult calls were the high strikes/balls. Low strikes / balls were too bad. Just watched how the catcher fought the ball. If it ball was stuck instead of palm up it was a strike, palm up it was a ball. As far as U1. No runners or runner on 1B, normal A position. “Plate” ump had 2B and 3B. Runner on 2B, cheated about 10 ft in front of 1B in foul territory. runner on 3B was half way to HP in foul territory. Was able to get to home if needed and was able to make call at 1B by reading the play. All of this wa
  10. Got about 40 games in since middle of June. Already scheduled for 20 games for the Fall tournament season. Will be down about 50% this year but not complaining. Thought no ball was going to be played here in Western PA earlier in the season. Actually Saturday will be the first time calling from behind the mound. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Do what you want. For the young/new guys to the art of umpiring, I strongly suggest reading a baseball case book. This will cover many game situations and explanations what the correct rulings are. This way, you will at least seen it in print and have a recollection of what the rulings were. I am not saying it is a must, but a recommended action to get better. This way you will not have n a$$ of a coach on your case. Believe me, if the coaches(rats) sense you lack knowledge of the rules and game management, they will take advantage of you / ride you from the start. You are better off bei
  12. That is where you needed to take a step back and open a rule book and start reading cover to cover, not a MLB book, but a LL rule book. I know what you went thru and hope you have made good strides to get better and gain a better knowledge of the game's rules. I always thought that playing the game was a good starting pointing, but quickly learned that this was only the playing part of the rules. I thought that since I played D1 baseball, I knew all there was to know about the game. I was grossly mistaking. That was only the tip of the knowledge. So to make my suggestion to all the newbi
  13. Home team is the official book. Both teams should have been checking pitch counts every inning so it did not come to this. Umpire is not in charge of pitch counts. Unless it was agreed upon before game started so the “books do not get cooked”, home team is official books. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. Welcome back. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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