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About celt62

  • Birthday 07/24/1962

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    Upstate New York

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    JUCO through Division 1 and summer youth and collegiate league ball
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  1. What a fun season to follow on the Cape this year. I was honored and fortunate enough to do opening night and the first three games on the 2021 schedule. My second game was with both teams that ended up in the CCBL finals in a preview of things to come. What a thrill. Nothing else like it.
  2. IT'S BACK!!!! Opening night is June 20th. Father's Day. Couldn't ask for a better Father's Day present.
  3. Legally checked bats have a sticker placed on them by each institution around the 18 inch mark. We have to ask in pregame on every NCAA level if all are legally equipped per NCAA rules and regulations so if a bat comes up in the game without a sticker, then I would assume it is not legal for that contest due to not being checked or a failure. Then I would take appropriate action per the rule book for an illegal bat. Of course this only applies to DI this year and II and III next year.
  4. I've done Cape games before. There's nothing else like it. It's like doing a top 5 conference all star game every night. I can't wait for next year. I wonder though with the NCAA extending eligibility if the Cape will do the same?
  5. With a shortened/non existent collegiate season due to Covid-19, now the Cape has postponed the season on Friday the 24th. It is for the good of all the umpires, players, coaches and fans but for selfish reasons I was looking forward to doing a few games there this summer hoping that it would be safe. Massachusetts has seen an increase in cases especially in Cape towns so this is for the best. This baseball year is a tough pill to swallow. Definitely a lost year. All be safe out there and please be careful.
  6. I purchased earlier this winter a pair of New Balance mid top base shoes - MU950MS which are black and white with the patent leather in the wrong size. They have never been worn and I literally just opened the box this morning (College baseball games are late again this year due to weather. Go figure.) when I was getting my bag ready. They are a size 11.5 4E and I will take the first $50 OBO and I will include free shipping.
  7. celt62

    Rules Survey

    Same here. It was a definitive disagree on that one.
  8. celt62

    Rules Survey

    Did anyone else get an email from the NCAA about taking a rules survey? If so, what did you think of the questions? I thought the only viable ones were hit by pitch and no-pitch walks.
  9. This is a plea to all my brother umpires in the south and west.... Please send us at least some 40s for us here in the Northeast! I had so much stuff on yesterday while it was spitting snow (mid-April mind you) that I looked like Ralphie's little brother in a Christmas Story. You know where he couldn't get his arms down. I was in a perpetual safe sign all day. They say 60s next week but two weekends ago they said maybe 70 and it was 30s with snow and freezing rain. Ughhhh!
  10. Thank you. I probably won't be able to do my first college game until the second or third week in April. It was either have the surgery now or a full replacement down the road. I've already had two hip replacements so I didn't need anymore parts inside me. lol I might rust...
  11. For the past nine seasons I have been doing strictly college ball. I had rotator cuff surgery a few weeks ago and I'll probably miss half of my season which ends in early May. I saw a friend tonight at a high school bball game that is the local HS VP for the baseball chapter and suggested I could come back to HS ball and pick up varsity games in May and June. Do I have to take the test again to get certified so I can do varsity? Or is that waved because I was one before, but it's been a long time since I've done HS. Or does my college certification cover me? Thanks.
  12. I use the platinum. I had the triple knee gold and wore them once and gave someone a great deal on here. The strap for the triple knee cut into my leg and I hated it. Plus I've never been hit above the second one . Knock on wood....
  13. Email from Arbiter today that states Sunday is the last day for the online clinic.
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