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Forum: Baseball Thu Apr 10, 2008, 11:58pm
Replies: 41
Views: 3,914
Posted By GarthB
Good Bye

I'll address this to young Canada:

What would you call someone who makes up comments, attributes them others and them posts them? What kind of person claimed Rob Drake make accusations about me,...
Forum: Baseball Thu Apr 10, 2008, 10:06am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,773
Posted By GarthB
JK: What I have discovered in the past is...

JK:

What I have discovered in the past is that if you have pay to ship your shinguards for repair or reconditioning, you might as well buy new ones.
Forum: Baseball Thu Apr 10, 2008, 09:23am
Replies: 0
Views: 1,027
Posted By GarthB
Rob Drake

I hope my email of apology to Rob for the treatment he received here is just one of many.

This forum has experienced a new low.

Edited to add:

Moderators, feel free to lock this thread....
Forum: Baseball Wed Apr 09, 2008, 03:47pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,846
Posted By GarthB
From speaking with people at MiLB I can tell you...

From speaking with people at MiLB I can tell you that posters like our own Frick and Frack, or as a good friend refers to them, Muck and Mire, are among the reasons they don't want their umpires...
Forum: Baseball Wed Apr 09, 2008, 02:37pm
Replies: 49
Views: 3,846
Posted By GarthB
From Rob Drake to my response regarding the...

From Rob Drake to my response regarding the accusation made earlier in this thread by either Frick or Frack. I refuse to look at the post to determine which.

----- Original Message -----
From:...
Forum: Baseball Wed Apr 09, 2008, 09:18am
Replies: 49
Views: 3,846
Posted By GarthB
First, yes, several friends emailed and PM'd me...

First, yes, several friends emailed and PM'd me the lie posted by FitUmp.

Fact: I viewed Rob's site a few times and enjoyed reading some of the posts.
Fact: Although extended a personal...
Forum: Baseball Tue Apr 08, 2008, 09:21pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,229
Posted By GarthB
Wow.....take a deep breath....slow down and try...

Wow.....take a deep breath....slow down and try again.

Why would the catcher head towards home and if he did, why would he bother touching third?

And how does a firstbaseman score? On the ball...
Forum: Baseball Tue Apr 08, 2008, 08:42am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,441
Posted By GarthB
Oh.....throat guards prevent you from getting hit...

Oh.....throat guards prevent you from getting hit in head while you're in the coach's box. cool. :rolleyes:
Forum: Baseball Mon Apr 07, 2008, 03:58pm
Replies: 69
Views: 4,781
Posted By GarthB
Yes.

Yes.
Forum: Football Mon Apr 07, 2008, 02:25pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,820
Posted By GarthB
Good, because no pun is present. Aside from...

Good, because no pun is present.

Aside from that, man-up for God's sake. If you have cold gear tops and bottoms you have more than what many northern officials wear in temperatures as balmy as 30...
Forum: Baseball Mon Apr 07, 2008, 01:50pm
Replies: 19
Views: 5,817
Posted By GarthB
If you read Tee's last line literally, the...

If you read Tee's last line literally, the penalty listed for 1-1-4 will not come into play.

"At the time of the pitch all fielders shall be on fair ground except for the catcher...."

As the...
Forum: Baseball Mon Apr 07, 2008, 12:00pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,738
Posted By GarthB
But, that is not the way it is commonly practiced...

But, that is not the way it is commonly practiced at the MiLB and MLB levels. I have seen this play happen and asked the umpires why the INT was not enforced. Their answer, paraphrased was "There...
Forum: Baseball Mon Apr 07, 2008, 11:27am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,922
Posted By GarthB
How does one "vent and Cox?" Never mind. ...

How does one "vent and Cox?"

Never mind. I don't want to know.
Forum: Baseball Mon Apr 07, 2008, 10:41am
Replies: 19
Views: 5,817
Posted By GarthB
Correct. [curmudgeon mode: ON] C'mon,...

Correct.

[curmudgeon mode: ON]

C'mon, guys...this is first year stuff.

[curmudgeon mode: OFF]
Forum: Baseball Sun Apr 06, 2008, 02:18pm
Replies: 14
Views: 974
Posted By GarthB
I try to remember that at associaton meetings...

I try to remember that at associaton meetings because the local LL assignor is a member or our group. But it has become an ingrained habit that is proving hard to break.

Most of us who refer to...
Forum: Baseball Sun Apr 06, 2008, 11:04am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,207
Posted By GarthB
My bad. I hadn't looked at it in a couple of...

My bad. I hadn't looked at it in a couple of weeks. I didn't know it was gone.

I was confused though. A number of MiLB umpires had explained that, as Tom said, the CBA prohibited their...
Forum: Baseball Sat Apr 05, 2008, 11:27pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,207
Posted By GarthB
How, then, does one explain the number of MiLB...

How, then, does one explain the number of MiLB umpires that have been persuaded to post at Rob Drake's site?
Forum: Baseball Fri Apr 04, 2008, 08:23pm
Replies: 43
Views: 2,318
Posted By GarthB
Yep, I do. But unfortunately there are some...

Yep, I do. But unfortunately there are some strange ones here that will utilize your reference to "old guard" as evidence to support their "no guard" positions.

Smitty's and Charlies come to mind.
Forum: Baseball Fri Apr 04, 2008, 08:13pm
Replies: 43
Views: 2,318
Posted By GarthB
Tom: The term "old guard" is often used here...

Tom:

The term "old guard" is often used here to disparage anyone with whom a poster may disagree. In reality, many of the so-called "old guard" are more in your camp and many of those b!tching...
Forum: Baseball Fri Apr 04, 2008, 12:18pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,509
Posted By GarthB
Maybe not, but on a foul fly, he sure as hell...

Maybe not, but on a foul fly, he sure as hell better be doing a good impression of it.
Forum: Baseball Fri Apr 04, 2008, 12:14pm
Replies: 43
Views: 2,318
Posted By GarthB
We still utilize this method: The dissenting...

We still utilize this method: The dissenting umpire, when asked, explains what he saw to the calling umpire. The calling umpire then reverses his own call.

We don't let it appear that there was...
Forum: Baseball Wed Apr 02, 2008, 10:39am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,207
Posted By GarthB
No, the CPL issue involves this year's reserves...

No, the CPL issue involves this year's reserves and possibly a few pro school grads who did not attend PBUC. It affects the amateur umpires who formerly worked CPL the most.

My son and I do not...
Forum: Basketball Wed Apr 02, 2008, 10:14am
Replies: 859
Views: 30,859
Posted By GarthB
Well, it was nice while it lasted.

Well, it was nice while it lasted.
Forum: Baseball Wed Apr 02, 2008, 10:00am
Replies: 134
Views: 7,229
Posted By GarthB
Yes you are missing something. See Penalty 8.05

Yes you are missing something. See Penalty 8.05
Forum: Baseball Wed Apr 02, 2008, 09:56am
Replies: 29
Views: 2,207
Posted By GarthB
It will depend on the final agreement. Initial...

It will depend on the final agreement. Initial plans called for replacing those reserves who got called up with other reserves to maintain a certain number of MiLB umpires. Should they run out of...
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