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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.
  14. I had a couple of videos with no sound but had no problem with the post video questions. First year glitch I guess. I will miss seeing everyone but I sure won't miss spending half a grand on air, hotel, meal, and night time expenses. I like it.
  15. I also see on the NCAA arbiter website that all of COG's Division 1 conferences are up for bid this year. Curious to see the battle between the group before COG and the "new" version of COG (UCU) who will come out on top. Either way the conferences are going to make out great and the umpires will take another hit in the pocket book. Like a state bid to any contractor the lowest one wins unfortunately.
  16. Chris Marshall. A very good man and choice as President.
  17. They have officially distanced themselves from Sealey by renaming COG the United Collegiate Umpires. Good move on their part. The name though... I don't think a name has to show that their all together despite the recent turmoil. New hats and unis for all! Two years in a row buying all new stuff. Yikes.
  18. He still assigns in New England, and New York.
  19. There were no previous problems with the last assignor. What Sealey did was went in to every conference including the NECBL assigned by the last group and undercut their current fees dramatically. It was easy for him to do because the game fees were posted on the previous assignor's website. So of course the conferences and summer leagues went for the less expensive proposal. COG is full of great umpires but they are now working for less than they did a few years ago.
  20. The protest was denied. John Farrell said it wasn't a video review but when they were on the headsets a rule interpretation. Expand review. Why go to headsets for just a rule interpretation? So someone in New York gave their rule interpretation of the play. How many clinics have we all been to where you will hear the same rule interpreted differently on different occasions? For the pros that's pretty lame.
  21. I was actually at this 6 hour marathon last Saturday. Because it was under review they can show it on the large scoreboard which they did repeatedly from different angles. My favorite angle was the one from first to second base. It clearly showed Holliday turn his head with the ball and watch Bogaerts touch second then he turned around and headed back to first. The throw was not far offline but to the plate side of first which for a gold glover like Moreland would be an easy grab if not impeded. There were arguments that he thought maybe Moreland had touched first base so he was avoiding being doubled up with a force being off but he clearly was looking at Moreland in front of the bag. Then they reviewed it twice. Why? I dunno....
  22. I guess he meant when pitchers go from a windup R3 usually takes a huge lead vs a set position. That's the only thing I can figure but that's what he said.
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