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Forum: Softball Fri Nov 03, 2006, 02:35pm
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Posted By FUBLUE
Justification does not lead to vindication.

Justification does not lead to vindication.
Forum: Softball Fri Nov 03, 2006, 10:56am
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Posted By FUBLUE
I believe it was you who hurled the first insult...

I believe it was you who hurled the first insult by dismissing what my students said. I currently see 4 insults in your reply. Look in the mirror before you speak to me anymore.

I'd be glad to...
Forum: Softball Thu Nov 02, 2006, 09:12pm
Replies: 80
Views: 4,582
Posted By FUBLUE
I think this is a great response, Mike. You...

I think this is a great response, Mike. You bring up points already debated in class. Can you give supporting documentation (and, further, enough public support) to return the whipping post? Can...
Forum: Softball Thu Nov 02, 2006, 09:04pm
Replies: 80
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Posted By FUBLUE
I cannot respond for my class, although I know...

I cannot respond for my class, although I know how they're going to respond.

I can reply for me: I've been one of the best government teachers in the state for years...teachers ask ME how to...
Forum: Softball Thu Nov 02, 2006, 03:13pm
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Posted By FUBLUE
...But the two kids who have been to New Jersey...

...But the two kids who have been to New Jersey (at least until they were caught) do agree that....

NEW JERSEY IS RUN BY IDIOTS!
Forum: Softball Thu Nov 02, 2006, 03:11pm
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Posted By FUBLUE
I shared your comment with them just now...and...

I shared your comment with them just now...and they took rather heated offense, as if you were insulting them. I informed them that you were NOT trying to insult them; rather, it is just in your...
Forum: Softball Thu Nov 02, 2006, 01:58pm
Replies: 80
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Posted By FUBLUE
I had my government class read this thread and...

I had my government class read this thread and comment on it...while they mostly think it is stupid to even consider this type of legislation, they were able to find parts of the Constitution of the...
Forum: Softball Thu Oct 26, 2006, 09:03am
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Posted By FUBLUE
As the weather gets colder...

I long for the summer past...in Owensboro...when it was 100 plus high humidity. Those were the days! :)

Anyone else miss Owensboro? BTW, heard TEAM IP EVENTS cleared 10 million on the tourney!...
Forum: Softball Fri Oct 06, 2006, 06:43am
Replies: 16
Views: 1,463
Posted By FUBLUE
I hate to admit it, but I agree with you Mike. ...

I hate to admit it, but I agree with you Mike. :D At the national I went to this year...and others on this board can attest...we were told some strange positioning, and it was personal preferences...
Forum: Softball Thu Oct 05, 2006, 12:15pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,692
Posted By FUBLUE
I taught my pitchers to do it to see if the...

I taught my pitchers to do it to see if the umpires in my area (when I coached high school) would call them for starting with BOTH feet off the pitchers plate!

BTW...none of them called it, and it...
Forum: Softball Thu Oct 05, 2006, 12:11pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By FUBLUE
Mike, I concur with you...it's a path. ...

Mike,

I concur with you...it's a path. Unfortunately at the last 2 ASA national schools I attended, it was taught as a spot/move. It's not. It IS a path. The whole idea being to turn towards...
Forum: Softball Wed Oct 04, 2006, 04:22pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,062
Posted By FUBLUE
Interesting conversation topic Mike. I've...

Interesting conversation topic Mike.

I've had this conversation myself. I feel the buttonhook have been overanalyzed. The intent is to get inside and make a crisp turn, not a rounding motion. ...
Forum: Softball Fri Sep 29, 2006, 07:34am
Replies: 21
Views: 1,450
Posted By FUBLUE
For Rec ball I'll go 30-45 miles one way for a...

For Rec ball I'll go 30-45 miles one way for a game (though I have gone 120 as a favor to someone).

For HS ball I'll go up to 75 miles or so one way.

For College, most of it is within 100...
Forum: Softball Mon Aug 21, 2006, 08:12am
Replies: 30
Views: 1,442
Posted By FUBLUE
In a word, YES. If a team doesn't...

In a word,

YES.

If a team doesn't want to play the game, or decides they've had enough, then call it a day.

If the loser's bracket team wants to forfeit the championship game because...
Forum: Softball Fri Aug 18, 2006, 01:33pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,258
Posted By FUBLUE
In a word...

No. I don't do lines.

Now, as a UIC, JUST because I wanted to get the final game in, I did grab a rake and work a diamond (again, I had a 2 hour drive home, it was already late, and we needed to...
Forum: Softball Wed Jul 26, 2006, 09:58am
Replies: 55
Views: 2,859
Posted By FUBLUE
Other stuff...

When I do local leagues, often we mix and match, meaning for the first game we will wear powder blue/gray and the second powder blue/navy. Or we might wear powder blue/gray and then navy blue/gray. ...
Forum: Softball Wed Jul 26, 2006, 08:57am
Replies: 55
Views: 2,859
Posted By FUBLUE
My thoughts, not that you care....

I like the powder over navy look. I think it looks really sharp.

That being said, I have no problem wearing the various other combinations. I like the Dark blue over gray, but really like the...
Forum: Softball Thu Jul 20, 2006, 09:19am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,302
Posted By FUBLUE
All the Indiana teams are pretty...

All the Indiana teams are pretty solid...Shockwave routinely beat quality 16U teams...I hope the all do well.
Forum: Softball Thu Jul 20, 2006, 09:17am
Replies: 11
Views: 1,302
Posted By FUBLUE
Owenboro, KY

I'm doing the 18U A in Owensboro, Kentucky. It will be my fourth national. Looking forward to it!
Forum: Softball Tue Jul 18, 2006, 11:02am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,281
Posted By FUBLUE
Would have, except I only had 9 umpires for three...

Would have, except I only had 9 umpires for three diamonds, so I had to call up a replacement and get the replacement umpire there so the rest of the tourney was covered.
Forum: Softball Tue Jul 18, 2006, 10:50am
Replies: 18
Views: 1,281
Posted By FUBLUE
Sent my first "blue" home this year

I was UIC a few weeks ago for a local tourney...had to evaluate umpires...long story short, after showing up without the proper uniform, and after I redid the schedule so that this umpire could work...
Forum: Softball Tue Jul 18, 2006, 10:41am
Replies: 14
Views: 3,522
Posted By FUBLUE
One pitch Strikeout?

I was UIC for a tourney the other weekend, and I had an umpire "bragging" about getting a one-pitch strikeout. here's how it went down:

Called strike one on first pitch. Batter step out of the...
Forum: Softball Thu Jul 13, 2006, 09:30am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,048
Posted By FUBLUE
Indiana's ASA 2-day school is among the best...

Indiana's ASA 2-day school is among the best clinics I've been too, regardless of organization. Indiana is blessed with some of the best ASA umpires, hell, umpires period, in the nation. The...
Forum: Softball Wed Mar 15, 2006, 10:02am
Replies: 2
Views: 525
Posted By FUBLUE
Find your needs

First, find out what the group needs to cover: mechanics, rule interpretations, etc.

Focus on what the group needs not on what they don't need.

Then bring in the best possible instructors you...
Forum: Softball Wed Jan 11, 2006, 06:52am
Replies: 5
Views: 759
Posted By FUBLUE
I agree with the sardines part...but still worth...

I agree with the sardines part...but still worth the price of admission!
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