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Hi everybody!

New umpire on this forum here from Germany. I wonder how many from my part of the world around here. At least I didn't see any map markers.

Officially licensend umpire for 20 years now, doing mostly adult/youth amateur level baseball (and softball for a few years, too). Germany, like all/most of Europe (as far as I know) is plain OBR.

We don't get to call as many games as some of you guys here, though, because baseball here is almost exclusively played on weekends. But we do get paid. ;) 

Found this place via Google. Great site! Tons of interesting stuff, great insight and advice on all things umpiring.

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Welcome!  I want to come and visit your country some day.  Most of my heritage is German and I'd love to visit the homeland.

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On 12/21/2019 at 3:21 PM, AndyG said:

Hi everybody!

New umpire on this forum here from Germany. I wonder how many from my part of the world around here. At least I didn't see any map markers.

Officially licensend umpire for 20 years now, doing mostly adult/youth amateur level baseball (and softball for a few years, too). Germany, like all/most of Europe (as far as I know) is plain OBR.

We don't get to call as many games as some of you guys here, though, because baseball here is almost exclusively played on weekends. But we do get paid. ;) 

Found this place via Google. Great site! Tons of interesting stuff, great insight and advice on all things umpiring.

 

On 12/27/2019 at 8:17 AM, wolfe_man said:

Welcome!  I want to come and visit your country some day.  Most of my heritage is German and I'd love to visit the homeland.

My ancestors are also from Germany (Hochdorf, Kreis Esslingen, Baden-Wurttemberg ) in southern Germany near Switzerland.

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On 12/21/2019 at 11:21 AM, AndyG said:

Hi everybody!

New umpire on this forum here from Germany. I wonder how many from my part of the world around here. At least I didn't see any map markers.

Officially licensend umpire for 20 years now, doing mostly adult/youth amateur level baseball (and softball for a few years, too). Germany, like all/most of Europe (as far as I know) is plain OBR.

We don't get to call as many games as some of you guys here, though, because baseball here is almost exclusively played on weekends. But we do get paid. ;) 

Found this place via Google. Great site! Tons of interesting stuff, great insight and advice on all things umpiring.

Just spent a few days in the Mosel River Valley in Sept.  Just beautiful.  And food and wine was incredible.

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Welcome! I love hearing from the umps in other countries, which is one of the reasons I like this message board so much. I would love to hear more about your experience umpiring in Germany. Have you umpired in any other countries?

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Thanks for the welcome everbody!

On 1/1/2020 at 11:22 PM, jonathantullos said:

Welcome! I love hearing from the umps in other countries, which is one of the reasons I like this message board so much. I would love to hear more about your experience umpiring in Germany. Have you umpired in any other countries?

@jonathantullosHaven't been umpiring in other countries yet, but would love to. The travel would be ok, too. The Netherlands, for example, where baseball is pretty big, are only about a 2 hour drive from where I live.

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Hallo, AndyG, do you work any games for the Paderborn Untouchables in the Bundesliga? And do you work your games at Der Ahorn-Ballpark? I love the names of the teams in the league such as Dohren Wild Farmers, Hamburg Stealers, Bremen Dockers, and my personal favorite the Wesseling Vermins. I cannot find any list of German baseball words—could you tell us a few German baseball words such as safe/out, fair/foul, inning, und so weiter.

I love German music. Here are some of my favorites (do you like any of these?). Annett Louisan, Helene Fischer, Juliane Werding, Bettina Wegner, Anna Loos (of the band Silly), Nina Hagen, Connie Kreitmeier, Peter Maffay, Rammstein, Eisbrecher, Oomph, and my favorite name for a band Die Toten Hosen.

 

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