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Old Sun May 18, 2008, 08:46am
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Originally Posted by IRISHMAFIA
I tried it when I was much younger doing the little ball game. Didn't do my back any favors, but that is me.

I have noticed that SOME umpires tend to lock into the same position for every batter. That isn't bad with adults, but can be an issue with some of the smaller young ladies that play JO ball.
It's not just you. MLB has banned scissors for its umpires for a few years. The insurers for the umpires said no mas after paying out hundreds of thousands of dollars (perhaps more) for neck and back injuries/permanent damage for umpires who used scissors for years. This is the reason Tim Mc changed, as did some others. We still seem some who are getting pretty close to scissors, but most at the umpire schools are taught the GD and a handful of others...but definitely no scissors.
An ucking fidiot
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