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  1. xtremeump
    Thu Jul 18, 2013 12:04pm - permalink
    Hi Buddy I missed you when I was in Time Out
    Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:50pm - permalink
    I do not. All HS tests here are on-line with no paper or print option
  3. Ump1867
    Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:01am - permalink
    Good morning:
    I work high school games in Rhode Island and our group, although a member organization within NFHS, does not participate in NFHS' exam system. They write and administer their own exam.
    I would still like to review the NFHS exam for my own benefit. If you have a printed copy, or one printed or scraped off the computer that you could send along I'd appreciate your help.
    Paul Dion (Ump1867)
    [email protected]
  4. azbigdawg
    Fri Jun 10, 2011 08:47am - permalink
    slide over to the baseball forum....I'm remembering why I can barely tolerate that forum.....
    Sat Dec 04, 2010 11:11am - permalink
    Glad to hear that. It is unfortunate that in my area it IS a huge consideration by some and often those folks only concern is the number of assignments they can get in a specific time period. Clinics, meetings, schools or uniforms have zero bearing on their efforts.

    Good luck. BTW, slowpitch games only last about an hour
  6. Texas Aggie
    Fri Dec 03, 2010 11:55pm - permalink
    Texas Aggie
    The shorter game reference was strictly meant in this context: I work football and basketball and am often gone from 3 pm to as late as 1 am on many Friday nights in the fall. Other nights in the fall for subvarsity work are like 4:30 until close to 10 -- and about the same in the winter. I'm backing away from basketball (for now) and picking up softball because I like working outdoors. But I spend enough time away from home that a shorter series of games in the spring is helpful. From what I understand from those in my local softball chapters, the games typically run 1.25-1.5 hours, unlike baseball which are typically 2+ hour games. It isn't a money thing at all, nor is it a HUGE consideration. But I can tell you from football, there seems to be a big difference between an hour and a half game and a 2 hour game. I don't know if the focus just gets tougher or what.
  7. Dakota
    Tue Feb 16, 2010 12:01pm - permalink
    Umpire errors a real embarrassment

    With one out in the fifth, Jorge Posada was on third base and Robinson Cano was on second. Melky Cabrera hit a bouncer back to the mound. Darren Oliver fielded the ball and tossed it to catcher Mike Napoli, who chased Posada back to third base. Unfortunately for Posada, Cano had already reached third base. Napoli clearly tagged Cano when he was off third base and then tagged Posada, who also was standing off the base.

    McClelland, however, did not see what everyone else in the park and watching on TV saw.

    ..."[The replay] showed that Cano was off the bag when he was tagged. I did not see that for whatever reason. So obviously there were two missed calls. Obviously or not obviously, but there were two missed calls. And I'm just out there trying to do my job and do it the best I can."

  8. mick
    Fri Oct 16, 2009 10:19pm - permalink
    I still show new posts, though they may be hidden in old threads.
    Thu Feb 19, 2009 04:37pm - permalink
    I understand and appreciate it. While in OKC, Steve and I were both approached by umpires who lurk here, thanking us for all the rules discussion. I really wouldn't care if he just went after me, that's nothing. But there are a lot of people, impressionable people, who read this stuff and soak it up. I just don't like his arrogance in this setting.

    Take care.
  10. NCASAUmp
    Thu Feb 19, 2009 01:59pm - permalink
    What? The Rowe v. wade comment?

    Hey, if I'm gonna ride you guys about something, the least I could do was make a joke to lighten the conversation.

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