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Forum: Basketball Thu Jun 18, 2020, 08:33pm
Replies: 43
Views: 2,267
Posted By Stat-Man
In my area, there is a hearing-impaired person...

In my area, there is a hearing-impaired person who both coaches and officiates basketball. This person relies on lip-reading to know what people say. How do officials that are required to wear masks...
Forum: Basketball Mon May 25, 2020, 06:53pm
Replies: 24
Views: 666
Posted By Stat-Man
Maybe it's just my part of Rome, but Freddy and...

Maybe it's just my part of Rome, but Freddy and others that have observed camps & scrimmages I've attended have discouraged use of the bird dog because the use of a good preliminary signal at the...
Forum: Softball Sat May 16, 2020, 04:23pm
Replies: 64
Views: 4,176
Posted By Stat-Man
NCAA Division 2 Urbana University of Ohio had...

NCAA Division 2 Urbana University of Ohio had been controlled by Franklin university since 2014 and is closing due to ongoing budgetary issues and declining enrollment further exacerbated by...
Forum: Softball Sat Mar 14, 2020, 03:34pm
Replies: 64
Views: 4,176
Posted By Stat-Man
I was listening to the USCAA tournament webcasts...

I was listening to the USCAA tournament webcasts when I could this week. The Division 2 men & women played Monday through Wednesday without a hitch. Division 1 men & women started Thursday and I was...
Forum: Softball Fri Mar 13, 2020, 10:21pm
Replies: 64
Views: 4,176
Posted By Stat-Man
The NAIA conference that the majority of NAIA...

The NAIA conference that the majority of NAIA schools in my state belong to canceled all spring sports activities, so the spring season is officially over for all of its spring sports teams.

My...
Forum: Basketball Fri Mar 13, 2020, 10:03pm
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By Stat-Man
Hopefully it won't be too off-topic to mention...

Hopefully it won't be too off-topic to mention other college basketball national tournaments and their disposition.



NAIA - Appears to have canceled their tournaments after starting some...
Forum: Basketball Fri Mar 13, 2020, 09:58pm
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By Stat-Man
It will be interesting to see: Whether...

It will be interesting to see:


Whether the MHSAA resumes the winter post-season or opts to scrap them and not have any champions for most of the winter sports.
Whether we have spring sports...
Forum: Basketball Sat Feb 22, 2020, 10:45pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,437
Posted By Stat-Man
One of the conferences I officiate in has...

One of the conferences I officiate in has conference playoffs for all three levels of high school basketball (Freshman, JV, and Varsity). On the boy's side, the sub-varsity teams are split into...
Forum: Basketball Fri Feb 14, 2020, 10:51pm
Replies: 26
Views: 1,347
Posted By Stat-Man
This fall I had a MS girls game where B1 used...

This fall I had a MS girls game where B1 used excessive contact on a girl driving to the basket. Coach B couldn't understand why I called an intentional foul, even with the explanation it was for...
Forum: Basketball Tue Jan 21, 2020, 09:02pm
Replies: 17
Views: 968
Posted By Stat-Man
The video is 404-compliant (i.e. not available)...

The video is 404-compliant (i.e. not available) at the time I'm composing this.

In my statistician days, one of my coaching buddies thought it would be a good idea to confront the officials in...
Forum: Basketball Thu Dec 05, 2019, 09:55pm
Replies: 27
Views: 1,016
Posted By Stat-Man
I attended a pre-season scrimmage before...

I attended a pre-season scrimmage before Thanksgiving and chose to do the 3-person mechanics. There were some growing pains for everyone involved with the new opposite-table mechanic, but clinicians...
Forum: Basketball Thu Nov 21, 2019, 04:21pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,289
Posted By Stat-Man
The majority of schools using ArbiterPay that...

The majority of schools using ArbiterPay that I've officiated for pay within 1-3 business days after a game. There are also some that pay officials the same day once they've been verified as present...
Forum: Basketball Thu Nov 21, 2019, 12:56am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,289
Posted By Stat-Man
I believe officials get an e-mail when their...

I believe officials get an e-mail when their 1099-MISC is available for download/printing -- usually on or before January 31.

It's probably more convenient and cost-efficient for ArbiterPay to...
Forum: Basketball Wed Nov 20, 2019, 10:44pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,919
Posted By Stat-Man
My area has an ABA team that appears to have...

My area has an ABA team that appears to have operated each of the past few years -- which is impressive since many other ABA teams founded in this area don't seem to last long. I briefly browsed the...
Forum: Baseball Fri Aug 30, 2019, 11:04pm
Replies: 6
Views: 423
Posted By Stat-Man
Is it possible it existed at one point but the...

Is it possible it existed at one point but the growing shortage of umpires across the country has led to these requirements being repealed?

In my part of the mitten state, the crunch for umpires...
Forum: Basketball Sun Aug 11, 2019, 09:03pm
Replies: 33
Views: 1,190
Posted By Stat-Man
For anyone that can't view the original link for...

For anyone that can't view the original link for any reason, here is an archive copy:

Pan American Games: Argentina wears wrong uniform, forfeits game...
Forum: Baseball Fri Jun 28, 2019, 10:06pm
Replies: 2
Views: 355
Posted By Stat-Man
2020 NFHS Rule Change

Only one change coming: an expanded DH rule that seems more confusing than helpful on the surface. :confused:

(Link...
Forum: Softball Fri Jun 28, 2019, 09:56pm
Replies: 22
Views: 1,238
Posted By Stat-Man
Full article from the NFHS Web Site: (Link...

Full article from the NFHS Web Site: (Link (http://nfhs.org/articles/new-definition-for-damaged-bats-highlights-high-school-softball-rules-changes/)) (Archive (http://archive.fo/tVcfW))
Forum: Basketball Thu May 16, 2019, 08:00pm
Replies: 93
Views: 4,865
Posted By Stat-Man
The NFHS does allow some limited experimentation....

The NFHS does allow some limited experimentation. In my pre-officiating days, our state was allowed to experiment with the running clock point-differential rule before the option was adopted...
Forum: Softball Sat Apr 13, 2019, 04:28pm
Replies: 25
Views: 823
Posted By Stat-Man
I'm not sure if Mass. requires umpires to observe...

I'm not sure if Mass. requires umpires to observe the post-game handshakes like they do (or did) for basketball. Other than that, CecilOne is right that unless one of your sanctioning bodies...
Forum: Basketball Wed Mar 20, 2019, 10:16pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,335
Posted By Stat-Man
I believe one of the mantras I've seen on here...

I believe one of the mantras I've seen on here goes, "If you call out of your area, get an elephant and not a mouse."

A travel that is marginal at best in both real-time and slow-motion is...
Forum: General / Off-Topic Tue Mar 19, 2019, 10:38pm
Replies: 6
Views: 603
Posted By Stat-Man
I used NAICS Code 711219. That appears to be the...

I used NAICS Code 711219. That appears to be the current one for referees and umpires.
Forum: Softball Mon Mar 18, 2019, 10:41pm
Replies: 10
Views: 451
Posted By Stat-Man
I'm not sure if NFHS softball has a ruling on...

I'm not sure if NFHS softball has a ruling on this but NFHS baseball has added an interpretation this year stating its legal.
Forum: Basketball Sun Mar 17, 2019, 10:28pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,335
Posted By Stat-Man
It must be the end of a sports season in Michigan...

It must be the end of a sports season in Michigan again: Mick McCabe wrote one of his usual Post-Season Bash the Refs articles. :rolleyes: :(
Forum: Basketball Tue Mar 05, 2019, 05:25pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,244
Posted By Stat-Man
In a recent game when a player picked up five...

In a recent game when a player picked up five fouls, I noticed a sub at the table. So, I notified the coach and then asked, "Is this the replacement?"


Doing this, I can replace the player and...
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