Thread: Making the call
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Old Mon May 07, 2007, 07:36pm
Ran.D Ran.D is offline
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Too often we forget that the main thing is to get the call RIGHT. I've seen too much bad officiating this year where umpires are more concerned with how quick they can get the game over, rather than making the right call. There's another extreme too, the guys who feel so self important they won't listen to a partner, or even consider they may be wrong.

Give the guy some credit.... he thought he saw obstruction and felt compelled to call it. Charging across yelling is another issue. A raised left arm and request for conference with the "on top of it" umpire would have been the best way to handle it. We've all been "right on top of it" and still blown a call.

Check egos at the gate, focus on getting in the best position help your partner and let him help you.
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