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Old Thu Aug 01, 2002, 01:55pm
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I have a game tonight as the 3rd base umpire in a 3-man crew. I've never worked a 3-man crew before. What advice can you give someone who's only worked 2-man crews?
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Old Thu Aug 01, 2002, 02:26pm
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Old Thu Aug 01, 2002, 02:42pm
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relax, have fun when in doubt go out
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Old Thu Aug 01, 2002, 04:23pm
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look up 3-man mechanics 2 weeks ago?
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Old Thu Aug 01, 2002, 05:21pm
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I have a game tonight as the 3rd base umpire in a 3-man crew. I've never worked a 3-man crew before. What advice can you give someone who's only worked 2-man crews?
1) With no one one, someone goes out on all fly balls. IF both U1 and U3 go out, or both come in, it's U1's fault.

2) Never go out from the middle

3) If someone goes out, the other umpires revert to two-man.

4) Look to your left (iow, clockwise around the diamond). If you see an open base, run to it, but don't run away from an immediate play.

Those four rules will cover 90% of the plays.
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Old Thu Aug 01, 2002, 07:08pm
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To keep it simple

Whenever there is a runner on first,inclduding any combination with runners elsewhere, start in a deep C position. When there is no runner at first start in D.

Then re-read Bob's post and implement Tee's post.
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Old Thu Aug 01, 2002, 07:51pm
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Make sure you discuss with the other BU what you both are going to do and communicate often. There are some variations of how the 3-man mechanics work, but just remember, you are the ones that have to work it. Make it simple, communicate often and remember your a team.

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Old Thu Aug 01, 2002, 11:51pm
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When runner on first...U3 is alway in the "c" position, U2 on first. Easy enough.
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Old Fri Aug 02, 2002, 03:30pm
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also on all ground balls ......

No runners, all ground balls to the infield and balls cleanly through the infield that won't be trouble (potential GRD) move from D towards 2nd to cover that play.

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Old Fri Aug 02, 2002, 08:54pm
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Originally posted by mpeterson_1

I have a game tonight as the 3rd base umpire in a 3-man crew. I've never worked a 3-man crew before. What advice can you give someone who's only worked 2-man crews?

If you have a PBUC manual in section 8 page 83 they explain the 3 person mechanics.

Hopefully all of you will be at the game site at least 30 minutes if not more before game time. There are many things that are taught but the most important issue is to make certain each of you knows what's going on.

In an nutshell U3 is going to do most of the running in a 3 person crew. U1 for the most part will stay put unless there is a shot or fly ball hit right down the first base line.

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Old Tue Aug 06, 2002, 12:11pm
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all of the above is excellent advice.

I ususally finish my pregame with this: "If you feel like going, stay. If you feel like staying. go" 3-man is a ton of fun but it always seems like you are doing the opposite of what your two-man instincts tell you!
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Old Tue Aug 06, 2002, 04:34pm
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I'm sure you quit umpiring after your game, but next time just remember...

When in darkness or in doubt, run in circles, scream and shout.

That will cover most of your 3 man scenarios.
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