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Old Thu Dec 22, 2005, 11:26am
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I just got a hold of the original Annotated Rules (blue colored book) by Jim Evans from the Academy of Professional Umpiring along with a separate Umpires Guidebook (white colored book). I heard these are no longer available and were supposed to be available on CD but never came to fruition. Anybody know anything about these publications and are they worth reselling?
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Old Thu Dec 22, 2005, 11:40am
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I just got a hold of the original Annotated Rules (blue colored book) by Jim Evans from the Academy of Professional Umpiring along with a separate Umpires Guidebook (white colored book). I heard these are no longer available and were supposed to be available on CD but never came to fruition. Anybody know anything about these publications and are they worth reselling?
Definitely not worth reselling. You should just send them to me. I'll pay the postage.

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Old Thu Dec 22, 2005, 11:51am
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I'll start the bidding at $100.
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Old Thu Dec 22, 2005, 12:07pm
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I believe so

I seem to remember a set selling on e-bay a little while back.. Never saw where it finished but seem to remember strong bids in the $75++ and climbing range.......

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Old Thu Dec 22, 2005, 12:18pm
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Sal:

I'll be driving with my family up to Grayling in upper Michigan on Friday afternoon. I'll gladly take a detour over to Detroit on the way up and take it off of your hands in person. Just think of the shipping charges you'll save!


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Old Thu Dec 22, 2005, 01:59pm
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I'll start the bidding at $100.
As I recall, they sold on Ebay for @ $152.
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Old Thu Dec 22, 2005, 02:09pm
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Okay, $153.
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Old Thu Dec 22, 2005, 04:51pm
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Sal,
I just purchased two of the World's Ugliest Umpire Shirts from Garth Benham.... I'll trade you the two shirts for your books.


Ooohh, and I'll pay postage for both directions.
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Old Thu Dec 22, 2005, 06:56pm
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I don't get it. I don't sell any kind of umpire shirt. Is there a joke there someplace, or a serious misunderstanding, or an intentional lie? Please let me know so I may respond appropriately.

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Old Thu Dec 22, 2005, 08:49pm
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Do I hear/see $200 - Going once....
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Old Sat Dec 24, 2005, 02:42am
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i got a copy on craigslist for 34.00 including shipping.....i wish i had gone to school at evans academy instead, however.
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Old Sat Dec 24, 2005, 12:04pm
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I just got a hold of the original Annotated Rules (blue colored book) by Jim Evans from the Academy of Professional Umpiring along with a separate Umpires Guidebook (white colored book). I heard these are no longer available and were supposed to be available on CD but never came to fruition. Anybody know anything about these publications and are they worth reselling?
Top ten reasons it's not worth reselling:
10. Selling on e-bay is a hassel.
9. Shipping the books to the winning bidder is a pain.
8. You have to set up a Pay Pal account or wait until payent clears, which is another hassel.
7. You still might get stiffed.
6. If everything goes well you have to provide postive feedback.
5. If things go badly you have to provide negative feedback.
4. If things go badly you might receive negative feedback.
3. All of the losing bidders will be pissed at you.
2. All of your umpire friends will be pissed you didn't give the books to them.
1. You'll miss the biggest benefit of the books - the opportunity to read them!

Mike
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Old Sat Dec 24, 2005, 01:30pm
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...going twice.
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Old Sun Dec 25, 2005, 11:52am
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SOLD to the man with his hand over the little boy's mouth!

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Old Sun Dec 25, 2005, 06:43pm
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Originally posted by Sal Giaco
I just got a hold of the original Annotated Rules (blue colored book) by Jim Evans from the Academy of Professional Umpiring along with a separate Umpires Guidebook (white colored book). I heard these are no longer available and were supposed to be available on CD but never came to fruition. Anybody know anything about these publications and are they worth reselling?
Top ten reasons it's not worth reselling:
10. Selling on e-bay is a hassel.
9. Shipping the books to the winning bidder is a pain.
8. You have to set up a Pay Pal account or wait until payent clears, which is another hassel.
7. You still might get stiffed.
6. If everything goes well you have to provide postive feedback.
5. If things go badly you have to provide negative feedback.
4. If things go badly you might receive negative feedback.
3. All of the losing bidders will be pissed at you.
2. All of your umpire friends will be pissed you didn't give the books to them.
1. You'll miss the biggest benefit of the books - the opportunity to read them!

Mike
Mike, I know you meant well and Merry Christmas...this is just for fun.

1. Umpiring is a hassle.
2. Buying new gear is expensive and requires thought.
3. When that new gear breaks or is replaced, you get pissed.
4. Players and coaches are a hassle.
5. When things go well, you have to go home and some guy gets to rate you.
6. When things go badly, some guy is going to rate you.
7. When you make a bad call, half of the people are going to be really pissed.
8. You have to wear polyester.
9. You have to wear it on really cold and extremely hot days!
10. That really expensive gear that you bought didn't protect you from the shot to the forearm or inner thigh!


Fa,la,la,la,la,la,la,la,la!
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