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Forum: Feedback Sat Mar 08, 2014, 08:16pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,563
Posted By His High Holiness
Talking McGriffs

"I recall the old McGriff days in the late 80s or early 90s."

Ah, McGriffs, I remember those days fondly. McGriffs started in about 1997 and was overrun with spam and insults by 2001. It was...
Forum: Baseball Sat Mar 08, 2014, 12:08pm
Replies: 1
Views: 932
Posted By His High Holiness
Talking The Worst Baseball and Sports Program

All,

It has been several years since I have logged on here. Go to:

What Wilson?s 21-year streak tells us about DCPS sports - The Washington Post...
Forum: Baseball Mon Jul 19, 2010, 12:34pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,088
Posted By His High Holiness
I would forget about umpiring and spend my time...

I would forget about umpiring and spend my time learning to write English.
Forum: Baseball Mon Apr 12, 2010, 12:37pm
Replies: 12
Views: 1,245
Posted By His High Holiness
You are correct - except

You are 100% correct in OBR and NCAA. However, this ruling is based on a phone conversation in 2001 between CC and Fitzpatrick. There is no known written record of this ruling. The BRD also says that...
Forum: Baseball Mon Apr 12, 2010, 09:07am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,245
Posted By His High Holiness
Yes, and according to the BRD, even if he is an...

Yes, and according to the BRD, even if he is an announced substitute for an incorrect batter, he was still batting for the correct batter even in FED. The umpire and scorekeepers are to change their...
Forum: Baseball Sun Apr 11, 2010, 11:07am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,245
Posted By His High Holiness
The weird stuff!

:confused:

Before you read this post get your mind into high school game administration. Get a picture in your mind of the scorekeeper, press box, and typical mediocre federation plate umpire. In...
Forum: Baseball Wed Apr 29, 2009, 05:04am
Replies: 25
Views: 1,747
Posted By His High Holiness
Talking I am so glad that I have not lost my touch to...

I am so glad that I have not lost my touch to outrage and offend. :D
Forum: Baseball Tue Apr 28, 2009, 09:36pm
Replies: 25
Views: 1,747
Posted By His High Holiness
Red face Special Olympics maybe?

All,

It has been a long time since I have been here but I had something happen in a game that I thought would bring a chuckle to the board.

Varsity baseball, triple A, which is supposed to be...
Forum: Baseball Thu May 01, 2008, 09:27am
Replies: 79
Views: 5,334
Posted By His High Holiness
All, Unfortunately, I do not have any...

All,

Unfortunately, I do not have any further info on this incident, but in looking through my assignor archives, I found a similar incident involving one of our umpires.

In the days before...
Forum: Baseball Tue Apr 29, 2008, 08:55am
Replies: 79
Views: 5,334
Posted By His High Holiness
Like I said, I was not the assignor or the umpire...

Like I said, I was not the assignor or the umpire so I do not know all the details of what happened. It was not even a game in my association. (Old assignors still talk to other assignors. :) )
...
Forum: Baseball Mon Apr 28, 2008, 01:02pm
Replies: 79
Views: 5,334
Posted By His High Holiness
Assignor Nightmares

All,

I don't assign anymore but now and then a nightmare comes to my attention that I pass on for your amusement. This one resulted in 4 ejections. The umpires did nothing wrong, other than to be...
Forum: Baseball Sun Jul 29, 2007, 10:09am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,114
Posted By His High Holiness
Little League

I know that the following article is so cynical that I some may think that I wrote it.

Peter

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/07/28/AR2007072801205.html
Forum: Baseball Thu Jul 05, 2007, 04:29pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,848
Posted By His High Holiness
In the modern game, an invisible umpire would be...

In the modern game, an invisible umpire would be about as successful as an invisible Israeli soldier on the West Bank.

Peter
Forum: Baseball Thu Jul 05, 2007, 09:16am
Replies: 14
Views: 1,388
Posted By His High Holiness
Unfortunately, other than the umpires that I...

Unfortunately, other than the umpires that I worked with, I do not have a list of the umpires that work there. You could contact the assignor, Nick Zibelli. Go to www.cbuao.com for more info.

Peter
Forum: Baseball Thu Jun 28, 2007, 09:06pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,388
Posted By His High Holiness
It is really me. I did not move but I have been...

It is really me. I did not move but I have been coming to the Cape for the last three years to spend a week umpiring the best baseball outside of pro ball that one can do. It is a lot better than any...
Forum: Baseball Thu Jun 28, 2007, 03:51pm
Replies: 14
Views: 1,388
Posted By His High Holiness
Stalin in Action

:o)

http://www.capecodonline.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070627/SPORTS/706270337/-1/SPORTS01
Forum: Baseball Thu Jul 06, 2006, 04:37pm
Replies: 30
Views: 2,740
Posted By His High Holiness
Answer me this.

Ok, let us take your argument to its logical conclusion. Umpires are athletes. We do not compete against another team, but we are part of the athletic process. So why not:

1. Fine batters for...
Forum: Baseball Thu Jun 22, 2006, 07:24am
Replies: 17
Views: 1,775
Posted By His High Holiness
Windy is right on this one. You and your...

Windy is right on this one. You and your reputation are on the line when your partner makes up a rule out of thin air. As far as the news media, the coaches, the players, and the parents/fans, it was...
Forum: Baseball Mon Jun 19, 2006, 09:24am
Replies: 79
Views: 9,056
Posted By His High Holiness
All, I would like to correct one of the...

All,

I would like to correct one of the entrys. I was assigned games under the umbrella of Nick Zibelli. After his name on the list is written "...lied to his umpires to get them to work."

That...
Forum: Baseball Thu Jun 08, 2006, 10:05am
Replies: 23
Views: 1,951
Posted By His High Holiness
Rich, I will try to do the next best thing...

Rich,

I will try to do the next best thing in Part VII of my article. (Managment's side that is.) During my work as a replacement, I got to talk to several team general managers and one minor...
Forum: Baseball Thu Jun 01, 2006, 03:27pm
Replies: 19
Views: 2,050
Posted By His High Holiness
I could have written this. As a matter of fact, I...

I could have written this. As a matter of fact, I did say something similar in a recent article on the paid part of the site. My articles rarely raise an eyebrow in my association. My article on...
Forum: Baseball Mon May 15, 2006, 03:06pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,586
Posted By His High Holiness
They are not my brothers!

Another shameless advertisement:

Actually, this "brotherhood" has been more or less a fiction for years. The strike has only made the schism more visable. Read my series of articles for details....
Forum: Baseball Tue Jan 24, 2006, 11:37am
Replies: 18
Views: 2,267
Posted By His High Holiness
This legislation has made the Washington Post...

This legislation has made the Washington Post today. Note that near the end of the article, the committee chairman in charge of this legislation plans to kill it right away. All of the local...
Forum: Baseball Mon Jan 23, 2006, 05:19pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,267
Posted By His High Holiness
EMD; Your analysis would be correct except...

EMD;

Your analysis would be correct except for one thing:

95% of the lighted fields that I mentioned are owned by local government agencies and were erected with tax money. They can legally...
Forum: Baseball Mon Jan 23, 2006, 03:52pm
Replies: 18
Views: 2,267
Posted By His High Holiness
All; I just did a rough count and we have...

All;

I just did a rough count and we have about 70 lighted 90 foot baseball fields in Northern Virginia. We have another 60 or so lighted football fields and an untold number of lighted soccer and...
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