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Mudisfun

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Mudisfun last won the day on June 20 2019

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About Mudisfun

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    Dang... did I do that?
  • Birthday August 26

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    Orange County CA

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    OCBOA, D62 Staff Umpire, Pacific Coast
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    Supply Chain and Warehouse Manager, Multi Media Operator
  • Types/Levels of Baseball called
    HS/Travel/Youth
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  1. Mudisfun

    Ejection worthy?

    And I am wrong why? If the coach, who should actually be paying attention is not IMMEDIATELY jumping on this at the bat slam, how long should I be expected to wait? 20 minutes? tomorrow? I guarantee as a youth BOD member, if this happened on my fields and it was not addressed, I would be hearing about it during the game... not tomorrow, not after breakfast, now. Seriously, 12 YO's are LL Majors... If they pull this and the coach is not jumping on this, then my failure to act is just endorsing the coaches mentality that it is ok. Standards and expectations must be different in where you coach versus where I live.
  2. Mudisfun

    Ejection worthy?

    The time for the 'beat or two' ended after the bat slam and the dumpling stocking towards F1... By then, that coach, if he expects me to wait a beat or two better be on his horse dealing with this. The window between allowing the coach to deal with this and not dealing with it is extremely small. Now if he is verbally into the kid as he is coming to get him, great, he is dealing with it. However if he is just sitting there like a bump on a log like this is normal, then his opportunity to deliver that coach/player life lesson is over and whatever happens next is outside his ability to intervene.
  3. Mudisfun

    Ejection worthy?

    Wow. Maverick to Goose... Eject! Eject, eject, eject!
  4. Thank you. I was actually shocked we got 5-6 posts into this before someone said this. IAWE is used for those pesky sniper coaches, mainly arguing balls and strikes... F bombing me on a call? Have a nice day.
  5. What make 60/90 special in regards to the umpire suddenly having to be in their normal slot position? As for the mask on the mask... I am thinking they want you to secure the breathing mask to the face mask. For the time being, I am not going out on the fields... So Cal is seeing infection numbers raise daily and I have zero faith that teams, once they get competitive, will adhere to the protocols. The rules need to be strictly followed... and then who is responsible to ensure they are enforced? If it is not safe for my kids to go to school, then I am less than secure in my thinking that putting kids in a dugout with coaches, whose priority once the game gets started is going to be winning, is going to end well. Sadly, I was hoping for zombies... this version sucks.
  6. My thought on much of this is easy. If my kids are not allowed to be in school, then there is no way they should be in a dugout which will have even less oversight. Seems pretty easy to me. LL requires an adult in the dugout to keep an eye on the kids, and most the time that adult is not even aware of anything happening 3 feet from them. I can image most youth levels and trying to keep the kids separate, not sharing equipment, etc. HS level, the kids are expected to have a clue, but you know they will be kids and not abide by said rules. I try to stay out of the dugout as much as possible... forcing me to police the social aspects just forces me in, where I do not want to be. Each region is different. I live in sue me California... I'm already seeing ads from attorneys seeking clients to sue their employer for Covid related issues. It is not a far stretch to see some kid get sick, have the infection even remotely associated with a game said kid played in and their Mom and Dad suing everyone involved, including the official. And before you tell me that cannot happen, how many times have you heard about the burglar who got hurt robbing someones house suing for their injury, and winning? Me getting infected is not what my worry is... getting sued, having some jury say I am culpable and losing my house... that is what scares me! I want on the filed, just like everyone else, but want to make sure it is done safely and with the proper protocols put into place. Hope you are all staying safe with all of the country tearing itself apart. Praying for a better tomorrow...
  7. Our assigning fees for HS are $4.00 per assigned slot. The assignor as far as I know is not paid by the schools at all. So in your scenario, assuming 2 umpires = $8.00 per game, or $16.00 for the DH.
  8. I thought it was a drop dead... man. kidding.
  9. I had games hitting over Christmas and New Years... I know he was still making assignments when this all hit, so there were more games out there...
  10. I had one lone hold out game on my schedule from one of the Trinity league schools... they just cancelled. Officially it is over, all hope is lost. Man... this is a lot of red!
  11. OK, watching this makes me sad... that is Amerige Park in Fullerton... I umpire there during the HS season!
  12. I was actually thinking along the same line... at least for our HS units. When I started in our group, we had +/-260 umpires, this season we are down to +/-170, maybe less who were actually working. If jobs are impacted, we may see a decent influx, at least until the economy comes back, at least for the HS units. What I can see happening however is a decrease in game fees. Being in So. Cal, weather is normally not an issue, so we play year round. If there is a sudden influx of people willing to take games, I can see the travel teams and other leagues lowering game fees. You or I may not be willing to pull a 7-9 inning solo game for $45-$50 versus the normal $60-$90, but someone who is hungry will. And I doubt, even if there are more officials, that teams will suddenly be willing to spring for two officials. Now you want to pay me $50 for a 7 inning game with a partner for a travel game? Sure, that I can see doing. $50 for that same game solo? Sorry, not interested.
  13. Many of you may be seeing this on Facebook and around the other social media sites... Just post an umpire related pic, hopefully of you, in happier and more on the field times... something to keep us all entertained. No comment needed about the pic.
  14. I don't look anything like those models, so I am scared to use it.
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