Jump to content
BRUMP

Fittske24 on ESPN

Recommended Posts

Guys Fittske24 will be working the plate tomorrow at 7pm ET on ESPN2 in Livermore California for the LL intermediate World Series championship. Congrats to him on that great on honor and I'll be in chat during the game if anyone wants to join me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, wonder if he'd be willing to wear an Umpire Empire logo on his mask, I kid. In all seriousness congratulations to @Fittske24 for making it to such a high level game.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, wonder if he'd be willing to wear an Umpire Empire logo on his mask, I kid. In all seriousness congratulations to @Fittske24 for making it to such a high level game.

high level game? I say this only half jokingly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, wonder if he'd be willing to wear an Umpire Empire logo on his mask, I kid. In all seriousness congratulations to @Fittske24 for making it to such a high level game.

high level game? I say this only half jokingly.High level as in for where it ranks on a youth baseball scale, and for the fact that its on national TV. Not comparing it to college, HS or the pros. Its also high level compared to what I do, which is why in my perspective its high level.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, wonder if he'd be willing to wear an Umpire Empire logo on his mask, I kid. In all seriousness congratulations to @Fittske24 for making it to such a high level game.

high level game? I say this only half jokingly.High level as in for where it ranks on a youth baseball scale, and for the fact that its on national TV. Not comparing it to college, HS or the pros. Its also high level compared to what I do, which is why in my perspective its high level.it's not high level for Fitts. That's what I was referring to.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Wow, wonder if he'd be willing to wear an Umpire Empire logo on his mask, I kid. In all seriousness congratulations to @Fittske24 for making it to such a high level game.

high level game? I say this only half jokingly.High level as in for where it ranks on a youth baseball scale, and for the fact that its on national TV. Not comparing it to college, HS or the pros. Its also high level compared to what I do, which is why in my perspective its high level.it's not high level for Fitts. That's what I was referring to.Yea I don't know the guy, I was just raised to congratulate when it seems appropriate. I thought this was a major step or something my bad.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I was just about ready to post this as Ken sent me an email last night letting me know he was going to be on ESPN2!

 

Congrats sir!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@BaltimoreUmpire - no worries. Knowing him, he treated it like it was Omaha.

Thanks for the kind words guys! I treat every game with the same level of effort and respect regardless of the level. I got my umpiring start in LL so I always give back to the kids by volunteering my umpire talents at the local, state, and Regional level. As @Jocko stated above....I treat every game from LL to D1 like it's Omaha...and tonight will be no different. Thanks for the support!

  • Like 11

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

@BaltimoreUmpire - no worries. Knowing him, he treated it like it was Omaha.

Thanks for the kind words guys! I treat every game with the same level of effort and respect regardless of the level. I got my umpiring start in LL so I always give back to the kids by volunteering my umpire talents at the local, state, and Regional level. As @Jocko stated above....I treat every game from LL to D1 like it's Omaha...and tonight will be no different. Thanks for the support!

 

Great Job!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Two words: plate coat.

Actually, I'm sure it will be too warm for that, but it would be cool. Congrats for being chosen for the plate in the championship - that's a great honor!

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@BaltimoreUmpire - no worries. Knowing him, he treated it like it was Omaha.

Thanks for the kind words guys! I treat every game with the same level of effort and respect regardless of the level. I got my umpiring start in LL so I always give back to the kids by volunteering my umpire talents at the local, state, and Regional level. As @Jocko stated above....I treat every game from LL to D1 like it's Omaha...and tonight will be no different. Thanks for the support!dont suck!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Fittske24, how dare you give LL umpires a good name! You looked great today. So glad to NOT see a robot. You're a pro. Outstanding work, sir!

  • Like 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry I missed it. Worked a DH at the Central Senior Regional (I'm here as an invited umpire) . Got 2 innings of my plate in... 14-2, lightning, suspended till tomorrow. Grrr. Sent from my SAMSUNG-SM-N900A using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

:notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

:notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:

Get a room!!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I watched about half of this last night and didn't even realize who the plate umpire was. But, I did think to myslef, "This guy seems a little bit sharper than some of the usual LL umpires we see on TV"...

 

Question: What is the "intermediate" level of LL baseball and how do they happen to have their own championship game?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It's for 11-13 year olds. Mound is 50 feet instead of 46, and bases are 70 feet instead of 60. Leading off is legal, and it's played under mostly the same rules as Juniors. LL installed this division about 3 years ago because (IMO) they were losing too many players to other organizations that play "real" baseball at these ages. Last year was the first year they organized an international tournament. My guess is that Intermediate will overtake "majors" in the next few years and Williamsport will have to reconfigure their fields.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...