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Some of the leagues that I umpire for play under MLB rules. I know in federation, coaches are allowed one offensive conference per inning... What is the rule on that for MLB? You see all of these MLB players talking with their 3rd base coach halfway up the line so often and the umpires never say anything.
Hey guys, Just want to say thanks to everyone who has helped me here so far. 1 person that I know and you guys on here have been great help to me as i start my umpiring career. From helping me with tips or just telling me what to do to improve, what not to write on reports, how to handle ejections. Even people going out of their way to message me personally to help me and give me advice. Thank you. Im 17 and only have been umpiring for not even a 7 months and I have already done High School, JV and Varsity, College, and also had a chance to do a AAA game here in Florida. and all thanks to you guys. I read what advice you give me and also look at other posts to see what advice you give them. This is one place i know for sure that i can come whenever i have a question about something. As I've said like 100 times now, Thank you. And once again Thanks for all the help and support -Berns_97
Tonight I begin a journey into the season in a different uniform at the ballpark. Instead of the powder blue and charcoal grey, I'll be donning khaki and hunter orange... with a giant snake on my back, and instead of wielding the power of judgement, instead I'll attempt to harness the power of... the microphone. That's right folks, you're lookin' at the new PA announcer for the Southern Ohio Copperheads, a college developmental league team. While I would occasionally work in the booth for my local Little League and Pony League football, those gigs were little more than "now batting" and "no smoking" announcements. Tonight's script is 55 pages. 55 pages of sponsors, PSAs, entertainment, and many words that I'm not sure how to pronounce. Oh, and did I mention that our team has about 3 names that are remotely familiar, and I don't get a pronunciation guide until a few hours before the first pitch? And that half the stuff in the script is carbon copied from last year, including names, dates, and times? And that no matter how hard I try and practice, I can't say the word "philanthropy" under pressure? I went to the Cleveland Indians spectacular last night and for the first time, instead of watching the center fielder and the umpires do their job, I focused mainly on "the voice," and boy am I in for a ride tonight. Wish me luck, fellas. I just might need it.