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Great Call at the Plate. Excellent Mechanics

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Adam Dowdy.  He worked several hundred MLB games as a call-up umpire.  He also happened to be the lead instructor for plays at the plate and being a 360 degree umpire at the Black and Blue Umpire 3-man Camp last year in Riverside, CA.  Dude is a straight up badass.  And a super nice guy to boot.

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