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View Poll Results: Do you walk or run to your position at the start of a new inning
I run, like they teach in school 24 68.57%
I prefer to walk back while they throw it around the horn 3 8.57%
It depends on the level of baseball 8 22.86%
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Old Sun Jun 07, 2009, 07:01pm
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I prefer to jog back to position. I can't honestly say that I do it EVERY time. We've asked them to hustle on and off the field. We should do the same.

I don't necessarily jog out to RF, but will from there to the line.
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Old Sun Jun 07, 2009, 08:24pm
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I have heard the term "false hustle". Please explain this term and give all "false hustle" examples you could think of with your vast experience. Thanks.
Why would you ask that question of one who did not use the term?
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Old Sun Jun 07, 2009, 08:36pm
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As BU:

I hustle (jog) to short right after the plate conference and at the end of each half inning. After the throwdown, I jog to A. If I am in B or C when the bases clear either by runners scoring or being put out, I jog to A. From A, I jog to B on a hit batsman or base on balls and beat the B/R obtaining first.

As PU:

If I've gone to the library or third, I jog back to the plate. After trailing the runner to first, I jog back to the plate, After breaking up a conference at the mound, I jog back to the plate. If I've had to cover my end of a rundown, I jog back to the plate when it's over.

I don't need to jog to the plate from the line to start an inning becuase when there are "two left", I take a couple of steps toward the plate when I signal the pitcher. When there is one left, I talk a couple more steps when I signal the on deck batter. By the time of the throw down, I don't have far to go,

I've never heard a coach or another umpire say of an umpire: He's an excellent umpire, he just doesn't hustle.

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Old Sun Jun 07, 2009, 09:03pm
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I've never heard a coach or another umpire say of an umpire: He's an excellent umpire, he just doesn't hustle.
I'm sure there are a few that have thought of me, "Steve sure hustles good, but he really sucks!"
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Old Mon Jun 08, 2009, 06:56pm
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I've never heard a coach or another umpire say of an umpire: He's an excellent umpire, he just doesn't hustle.
As PU a couple of years ago, I ran to 3B to cover any play there as I was supposed to do given the situation. I stopped, play stopped and I turned to walk (yes I walked, at least part of the way) back to the plate. As I went past the coach in the 3b dug out he said, "Nice hustle, blue" I was stunned.

Never heard it prior, haven't heard it since.
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Old Mon Jun 08, 2009, 08:12pm
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As PU a couple of years ago, I ran to 3B to cover any play there as I was supposed to do given the situation. I stopped, play stopped and I turned to walk (yes I walked, at least part of the way) back to the plate. As I went past the coach in the 3b dug out he said, "Nice hustle, blue" I was stunned.

Never heard it prior, haven't heard it since.
Some coaches are genuinely stunned when they see the plate guy bust his a$s to 3rd base. Many have grown used to seeing the guys who watch the grass grow by the plate.
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I usually hear it once or twice a year after covering third. It's nice to hear something positive amidst all the.....suggestions to improve?
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