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Forum: Baseball Thu May 17, 2018, 09:14am
Replies: 10
Views: 439
Posted By jTheUmp
Agreed. Paraphrasing from a basketball...

Agreed.

Paraphrasing from a basketball clinician: Once the ball is dead, the game can't start again until you're ready.
Forum: Baseball Thu Apr 26, 2018, 10:07am
Replies: 24
Views: 991
Posted By jTheUmp
Finally got a game in last night (on a fully-turf...

Finally got a game in last night (on a fully-turf field).

I also learned three things from the visiting HC:
1) apparently if a catcher scoops a 3rd strike cleanly off the ground, it's not a...
Forum: Baseball Fri Apr 20, 2018, 09:59am
Replies: 24
Views: 991
Posted By jTheUmp
I grew up in Iowa, so I can speak to this a...

I grew up in Iowa, so I can speak to this a little bit.

Pluses of high school summer baseball:
1) it allows athletes to participate in 4 school sports if they choose, which is a major plus for...
Forum: Baseball Fri Apr 20, 2018, 09:37am
Replies: 3
Views: 226
Posted By jTheUmp
(MN Interpretation, check local listings): ...

(MN Interpretation, check local listings):

Coach, umpires are not involved in pitch-count limits. We're going to let him continue to pitch; if you feel he violated the pitch-count rule you can...
Forum: Baseball Tue Apr 17, 2018, 08:45am
Replies: 24
Views: 991
Posted By jTheUmp
Hey, at least you got a couple of games in. I...

Hey, at least you got a couple of games in. I haven't had a game yet.

We've got about 15 inches of snow on the ground now, and another 1-3 inches of snow is forecast here tomorrow.

Maybe...
Forum: Football Fri Apr 13, 2018, 12:44pm
Replies: 25
Views: 996
Posted By jTheUmp
If the Powers That Be want us to wander over to a...

If the Powers That Be want us to wander over to a sideline, look at a crappy Hudl film for 15 seconds, and announce "The ruling on the field stands"... sure, whatever.

On a related note, they did...
Forum: Basketball Wed Mar 21, 2018, 12:41pm
Replies: 13
Views: 976
Posted By jTheUmp
nitpick: NCAA Division III forbids scholarships...

nitpick: NCAA Division III forbids scholarships for athletics.
Forum: Basketball Thu Mar 15, 2018, 06:23pm
Replies: 16
Views: 729
Posted By jTheUmp
I'm annoyed by them mainly because I bought two...

I'm annoyed by them mainly because I bought two new shirts in December... I could've waited till next season for new shirts, but I figured I might as well get them as a 2017 tax deduction.

Then,...
Forum: Basketball Thu Mar 08, 2018, 05:41pm
Replies: 75
Views: 2,442
Posted By jTheUmp
Not true. Baseball and softball umpires...

Not true.

Baseball and softball umpires can award more than one base, if it's deemed appropriate given the situation when the obstruction occurs, up to and including home plate. It happened in...
Forum: Basketball Thu Mar 08, 2018, 04:28pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,079
Posted By jTheUmp
Fixed link...

Fixed link (https://www.democratandchronicle.com/story/sports/high-school/2018/03/07/red-creek-appeals-izzy-wilbur-suspension-intentional-foul-section-v-girls-basketball-nysphsaa/401340002/)
Forum: Basketball Thu Mar 08, 2018, 04:17pm
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By jTheUmp
You probably won't find a single bag that works...

You probably won't find a single bag that works for all three, but you can find one that works for football and basketball easily enough.

Personally, I just use a high-quality airplane carry-on...
Forum: Basketball Fri Feb 23, 2018, 05:16pm
Replies: 32
Views: 2,119
Posted By jTheUmp
Well, if you can't be a Good Example, you have an...

Well, if you can't be a Good Example, you have an obligation to serve as a Horrible Warning. :D

But seriously, congrats.

DFIU
Forum: Basketball Thu Feb 22, 2018, 01:42pm
Replies: 6
Views: 399
Posted By jTheUmp
More like...

More like "this-could-get-ugly-quickly-so-I'm-concentrating-on-players-and-possible-retaliation-so-putting-my-arm-down-is-about-17th-on-my-prioritiy-list-at-the-moment."
Forum: Basketball Thu Feb 22, 2018, 10:20am
Replies: 32
Views: 1,399
Posted By jTheUmp
I had a fan in the stands last year who...

I had a fan in the stands last year who apparently had just learned the word "displacement"... because he yelled it at us every time his daughter had the ball, even when there was no one within 10...
Forum: Basketball Fri Feb 16, 2018, 12:05pm
Replies: 10
Views: 732
Posted By jTheUmp
I concur. I'd probably also add in "Blue...

I concur.


I'd probably also add in "Blue Cheerleaders will be moved to a location many many feet away from the court for the remainder of the game", but that's just me.
Forum: Basketball Thu Feb 08, 2018, 09:23am
Replies: 17
Views: 631
Posted By jTheUmp
Correct. The lane would be cleared, we'd...

Correct.

The lane would be cleared, we'd shoot the second bonus FT, then the 2 TF free throws, then a division line throw-in opposite the table.
Forum: Basketball Mon Feb 05, 2018, 02:10pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,016
Posted By jTheUmp
In the opening minute... call it. If you don't,...

In the opening minute... call it. If you don't, you'll see it happen again and again until you do call it, or you'll see some retaliation.
Forum: Basketball Mon Jan 29, 2018, 11:55am
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By jTheUmp
This. Nothing in the rulebook allows us to do...

This. Nothing in the rulebook allows us to do otherwise.
Forum: Basketball Fri Jan 26, 2018, 10:47am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,097
Posted By jTheUmp
Had a team a couple of weeks ago that's notorious...

Had a team a couple of weeks ago that's notorious for being late out of time-outs. Also had an R whose personal pet peeve is teams being late out of time-outs.

R's pregame speech emphasized the...
Forum: Basketball Wed Jan 24, 2018, 09:54am
Replies: 5
Views: 526
Posted By jTheUmp
This. Ideally, the primary official (the...

This.

Ideally, the primary official (the lead, aka "the guy on the baseline") would see the foul and call that instead of the traveling violation that was caused by the foul, but sometimes that...
Forum: Basketball Thu Jan 18, 2018, 09:24am
Replies: 103
Views: 3,651
Posted By jTheUmp
I've had a good experience this year... very...

I've had a good experience this year... very little whining from coaches or players. With means one of four possibilities: a) I've learned to tune it out better than in years past, b) the coaches...
Forum: Basketball Fri Jan 05, 2018, 09:58am
Replies: 24
Views: 1,328
Posted By jTheUmp
Currently -8 here in Minneapolis, with a forecast...

Currently -8 here in Minneapolis, with a forecast high of 4. Not even the slightest thought of postponing any games.

Precipitation will cause postponements, especially outside the metro area. ...
Forum: Basketball Wed Jan 03, 2018, 09:31am
Replies: 11
Views: 652
Posted By jTheUmp
Was the cat properly equipped according to rule?

Was the cat properly equipped according to rule?
Forum: Basketball Thu Dec 21, 2017, 01:21pm
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By jTheUmp
1) Foul. Defender jumps forward into the shooter...

1) Foul. Defender jumps forward into the shooter and makes contact with the body before contacting the ball. But I can see how the L missed this based on his angle.

2) No foul... you could...
Forum: Basketball Mon Dec 18, 2017, 10:01am
Replies: 30
Views: 986
Posted By jTheUmp
We make sure there are no duplicate numbers at...

We make sure there are no duplicate numbers at lower levels here... at a certain point though (9th grade and below, usually) other uniform issues are ignored.

At least for me, this is usually for...
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