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.