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Mudisfun

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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
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    HS/Travel/Youth
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  1. Having the computer calling the game fundamentally changes the way you umpire... you not longer are umpiring, you are just the flesh and bone version of a light up board. If/when they figure out how to have the computer call all of the other things we do at the plate, I will bet they find an excuse to remove us from behind the plate, all in the name of being perfect. It would be funny to see how many F2's get scored on because the umpire back stop is no longer standing there blocking many could be past balls.
  2. Awesome mile-stone! Congrats! If this is your 3rd time on ESPN, do you now have to get a SAG card?
  3. Mudisfun

    Bats

    Just considering how expensive some bats can be, I would, as a parent who purchased said bats, not be thrilled to have my kids coach allow the other team to use my son's bat. If only LL baseball would distribute to all of the managers, coaches and umpires some form of document which would codify their rules in one easy to access resource. They could bound such book in an easy to see color scheme, like Green, and hand it out to leagues and other participants so that we can all know the rules and be on the same page. Oh, wait... Too bad for the other coach who allowed his players to use illegal bats all season. Sorry they only will be swinging bats they are not use to... However, keep in mind the old adage "if you're not cheating, you're not trying', so maybe this was the other coach just doing his normal thing and trying to get advantages he was not entitled to. Too bad the illegal bats were discovered prior to the game. as the penalty in Allstars is quite severe for use of illegal bats. Sounds like it would have been fun for this coach to get caught using these not eligible bats.
  4. Thankfully for the regular season, we do not use the stealing signs rules... which let's be honest is silly at 12u. Not much we can do during the Allstar tournament, since it is a rule they want enforced at that point.
  5. If the team is just cheering for their players and nothing is changing during the whole time the pitcher is delivering, then other than some unsportsmanlike issue, I'm ignoring. Now if they crescendo when the F1 is delivering, or they are dead quiet until that point and then suddenly loud, that I am addressing.
  6. @The Man in Blue I will tell him so... we are working a game this evening.
  7. Yeah... this was a 8-9 YO game. If he had demonstrated properly? Most likely I would mention to him that if I'm staring at the feet, I'm not watching his pitch... pick your poison Reality, I would use the old... I'll keep an eye out for it coach.
  8. My buddy is a quick responder: "Yes, I made a change on the audio this past episode... Should be much better for now on. " Hopefully in the future casts, you notice a difference.
  9. @The Man in Blue My buddy is the one producing the GD pod casts. I just sent him your feedback as to the audio quality.
  10. Same result as when the SWEET strike 2 pitch comes in and we do our fantastic STRIKE 3 call and mechanic. Stop - realize your a dumb ass. Chuckle with the batter and catcher, signal strike 2 and move on... You OP? Realize this is an error (obviously) and then ask for clarification as to the actual call.
  11. I had a coach try and get me to call this on the opposing team this season. He even demonstrated the 'out of the box' by stepping on the line. I asked if the player did exactly as he showed me... Yes was his reply. Then awesome, just as you showed, he is 100% legal. LL minors BTW... so handled it as a learning experience for the coach versus the 'drawing a line' kind of result. Next day he and I spoke... he got into the rule book, found out he was in error and learned something new.
  12. Informing the coach to only address his players: appropriate and within the rules. Telling pitcher not to lick fingers and go direct to the ball: appropriate and within the rules. Warning the coach for his response to the finger licking: appropriate response. Telling the coach he cannot play someone who is crying? Depends on the situation... kid is BALLING, where she is not in control of herself, well, the coach just looks like a jerk to everyone and I might get involved there. Kid is just sniveling? Unless it is F2 (my safety!), then I am not grabbing then end of the stick.
  13. I can always ask the coach to remove the player for infractions. He is not obligated to do so. I can then eject the player which costs him today and most likely the next scheduled game. In LL, I have asked the coach to remove a player for infractions such as bat throwing after warnings, or other unsportsmanlike behaviors... but this is a tool I only use for 12U and when the rule set allows for it. If I think the lesson will be heeded, then it is appropriate. What you described above? Should be an ejection since it seems apparent that the hitting of the batter was intentional, especially with the waving bit after the fact.
  14. Your coaches were/are idiots. 4-5 feet up the line, you signaled safe... who cares if you said or they didn't hear 'no tag'... your 5 FEET away from home. How in the world can they think the runner was safe at home when the runner was no where near it, and who at the time of being tagged out had yet to still touch it? Your EJ was not a mechanics issue. Nothing you did would have eliminated the result of their base running errors. Sometimes you just cannot fix stupid.
  15. Mudisfun

    SPR

    Since the SPR is not a true line up change, but a special provision in the rules, making the change as @johnpatrick stated would be allowed. Your most likely going to blow the fuse of the other coach, scorekeeper and maybe the TD (lower levels)since most of them have enough trouble just handling batting 9 when they have been CBO all season, but once it is explained to them, most likely using crayon, you should be good to go
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