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Forum: Baseball Sat Jul 21, 2018, 07:15am
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By SWFLguy
You are spot on about MLB, and it is the half ton...

You are spot on about MLB, and it is the half ton gorilla in other sports too. Nothing beats a football game and all of a sudden they stop playing for a TV commercial.
Forum: Baseball Fri Jul 20, 2018, 07:05pm
Replies: 4
Views: 476
Posted By SWFLguy
new minor league baseball rules

Went to a Fort Myers Miracle game last night, class A Florida League. They are using a clock on pitchers and batters, but no balls or strikes were assessed during the game. It had to help move it...
Forum: Softball Sun Jul 01, 2018, 08:13pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,290
Posted By SWFLguy
I agree on good call/no call. That's why the...

I agree on good call/no call. That's why the "easily caught" is there in the rule.
Forum: Softball Sun Jul 01, 2018, 08:08pm
Replies: 11
Views: 649
Posted By SWFLguy
Retired ump here with tons of experience. I'm...

Retired ump here with tons of experience. I'm with Tru_in_Blu on this one. Never had anyone question my mechanics.
Forum: Softball Mon Apr 23, 2018, 02:13pm
Replies: 2
Views: 502
Posted By SWFLguy
Advice?Let someone else do it? In some ways a...

Advice?Let someone else do it? In some ways a thankless job. I did our local ASA and NY High School softball for a couple of years. Not fun when you'd get last minute calls from an assigned umpire...
Forum: Football Fri Apr 13, 2018, 10:37am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,839
Posted By SWFLguy
I believe New Jersey is going that way too. How...

I believe New Jersey is going that way too. How many schools have TV cameras set up to even make it possible?
Forum: Softball Sat Apr 07, 2018, 03:06pm
Replies: 16
Views: 868
Posted By SWFLguy
All goes to show you that "goofy" things can...

All goes to show you that "goofy" things can happen at any level of ball. This is something you'd be more likely to see in a lower level JV game. When it does your brain says, "what the hell was...
Forum: Basketball Thu Jan 18, 2018, 07:09pm
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By SWFLguy
Thanks again for the info. Most likely it was...

Thanks again for the info. Most likely it was some sort of administrative thing. They did still have a jump ball to start play. Could have been that pre-game dunking, I notice that they really don't...
Forum: Basketball Thu Jan 18, 2018, 07:56am
Replies: 4
Views: 562
Posted By SWFLguy
foul shot before the game began ?

I have a new part time job on the event staff at the arena on the campus of Florida SW College. Before last night's men;s game tipped off, they were awarded a foul shot. No announcement was made as...
Forum: Softball Sat Jan 06, 2018, 04:56pm
Replies: 5
Views: 1,847
Posted By SWFLguy
intentional walk rule for 2018

Although I am officially retired from umpiring, I like to see what is going on. I see that the Federation now allows an automatic intentional walk. I was talking to a couple people the other day and...
Forum: Softball Sun Oct 29, 2017, 08:06pm
Replies: 15
Views: 800
Posted By SWFLguy
Funny that I stopped in to check this place. Back...

Funny that I stopped in to check this place. Back when I was UIC in central NY, I was involved in a protest in men's fast pitch on this very topic. Umpire making the call called it a foul ball and a...
Forum: Football Wed Oct 04, 2017, 07:11pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,152
Posted By SWFLguy
Didn't know anyone do that these day? Back when...

Didn't know anyone do that these day? Back when I was playing freshman football at Maine, we had a guy who did drop kicks for kick offs, extra points, and field goals. He was pretty good at it as I...
Forum: Softball Tue Aug 01, 2017, 08:21pm
Replies: 41
Views: 2,328
Posted By SWFLguy
Retired ump here. I'm a bit surprised that NOCSAE...

Retired ump here. I'm a bit surprised that NOCSAE standards haven't been implemented by now.
Forum: Softball Sat Jun 03, 2017, 05:29pm
Replies: 24
Views: 1,722
Posted By SWFLguy
World Series call/no call discussion

I thought last night's safe call on the runner going to home was pretty bad. If that's not running out of one's base path, nothing is. I bet the PU wishes they could see it again/take it back. The TV...
Forum: Softball Sat May 27, 2017, 04:48pm
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By SWFLguy
I'm happy with becoming a spectator. I hear you...

I'm happy with becoming a spectator. I hear you about trying to teach new umpires. Too many never seem to improve nor even care about it. Then they wonder why they don't get the "better" games.
Forum: Softball Fri May 26, 2017, 07:28pm
Replies: 6
Views: 709
Posted By SWFLguy
knowing when to hang 'em up

I've umpired on and off (mostly on) since 1958 when I called college fraternity intramural games. I've worked with older umpires over the years and with some that needed to retire. Most of the time I...
Forum: Softball Fri May 26, 2017, 07:16pm
Replies: 6
Views: 695
Posted By SWFLguy
Interesting. Never heard of such a thing. I...

Interesting. Never heard of such a thing. I avoided any between inning meetings even with 2 man crew. Not moving when requested was not very professional.
Forum: Softball Sat Oct 15, 2016, 05:02pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,341
Posted By SWFLguy
Really? A possible safety concern? Really? ...

Really? A possible safety concern? Really?

What I'm still wondering is why the masks worn by defensive players haven't come under the codification of NOCSAE or the Federation.
Forum: Baseball Tue Sep 13, 2016, 05:46pm
Replies: 9
Views: 1,276
Posted By SWFLguy
Retired from softball and football,but posting...

Retired from softball and football,but posting here. I retired from football several years ago and was cleaning out my closet and found two nice short sleeve shirts, a long sleeve one, and a pair of...
Forum: Softball Sat Sep 10, 2016, 10:56am
Replies: 4
Views: 508
Posted By SWFLguy
I am of the belief that eliminating testing will...

I am of the belief that eliminating testing will make for low ability umpires.
In fact, I always thought it would be good to have annual testing, not only on rules, but also on mechanics.
Forum: Football Wed Sep 07, 2016, 01:48pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,279
Posted By SWFLguy
Wonder what officiating organization worked that...

Wonder what officiating organization worked that game. I'd have flagged it for sure.
Forum: Softball Wed Sep 07, 2016, 01:43pm
Replies: 12
Views: 897
Posted By SWFLguy
Been away from ASA slo-pitch for years now. Never...

Been away from ASA slo-pitch for years now. Never knew about any games where base stealing was allowed. The base runner sure was a "good sport" for not just throwing it into the outfield and scoring.
Forum: Softball Sat Sep 03, 2016, 08:14pm
Replies: 9
Views: 844
Posted By SWFLguy
wow

A "championship" game with only one umpire? Good luck with that. Can't recall ever being put into that position.
Forum: Football Sun Aug 28, 2016, 06:47pm
Replies: 6
Views: 1,390
Posted By SWFLguy
still the same?

It's been a few years now since I worked a Federation high school game. I had that call once in an intersectional game at the Syracuse Carrier Dome. A well coached STAC League team lined up for the...
Forum: Softball Sat Aug 06, 2016, 06:01pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,422
Posted By SWFLguy
The mat. The local leagues back in CNY wanted it,...

The mat. The local leagues back in CNY wanted it, because they thought it would make more constant ball/strike calls by mostly incompetent local umpires. I hated it. It was at its worst in the...
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