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Old Mon Jun 05, 2006, 10:20pm
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Originally Posted by DTQ_Blue
I'm in my first year of working 90' field games and my biggest area of difficulty has been balks when I'm working as BU. Sometimes it seems like there is more going on than I can process in real time, inasmuch as calling balks instantly hasn't yet become second nature to me. Is there an approach that new umpires can use to simplify the matter, i.e., focus on a few key things, while they are on the learning curve?

If you are in first year of 90' foot bases leave the balk calls to the PU. That's about as simple as I can make it. Learn from what he calls a balk.
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