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Forum: Softball Fri Oct 02, 2015, 02:41am
Replies: 22
Views: 2,191
Posted By Gulf Coast Blue
He means to not overthink it like baseball people...

He means to not overthink it like baseball people do. ;)
Forum: Softball Thu Jun 26, 2014, 06:26pm
Replies: 1
Views: 817
Posted By Gulf Coast Blue
Tournament T-Shirts

Going through some photos and found this gem. Me at the Grand Canyon with a T-Shirt from the 14u State championships I umpired many years ago. I kept most of them (t-shirts)....but was in the...
Forum: Softball Thu May 22, 2014, 11:37pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,876
Posted By Gulf Coast Blue
Still here and check in every now an then. Had...

Still here and check in every now an then. Had a pretty crappy nine months or so and will probably not umpire again until I get new hips. Been in the hospital several times since mid December and...
Forum: Softball Wed Jan 01, 2014, 05:58am
Replies: 1
Views: 759
Posted By Gulf Coast Blue
Unbelievable poor sportsmanship

Don't know if this has been posted as I have been out of pocket for awhile. Mother passed away in September and have been working on getting the house ready for an estate sale.

Then got the flu...
Forum: Softball Mon Jun 24, 2013, 11:11am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,915
Posted By Gulf Coast Blue
I would caution you to do the same...... Joel

I would caution you to do the same......

Joel
Forum: Softball Mon Jun 24, 2013, 11:10am
Replies: 33
Views: 2,915
Posted By Gulf Coast Blue
I can promise you that Tom does not believe in...

I can promise you that Tom does not believe in Hitler's Germany.....He is one of the many people that I would love to have my back in a SB game........you have officially jumped the shark.

I...
Forum: Softball Fri Jun 21, 2013, 04:16pm
Replies: 29
Views: 2,038
Posted By Gulf Coast Blue
Walked away....wrote a report and let the league...

Walked away....wrote a report and let the league handle it.

JMHO.

Joel
Forum: Softball Fri Jun 21, 2013, 04:06pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,915
Posted By Gulf Coast Blue
grounder....... I was speaking to a specific...

grounder.......

I was speaking to a specific individual.....not you.

Read his posts and decide who you think is the instigator.

We had a nice argumentative group here before a certain person...
Forum: Softball Fri Jun 21, 2013, 02:43pm
Replies: 20
Views: 1,966
Posted By Gulf Coast Blue
You did the best you could at the time. Who...

You did the best you could at the time.

Who knows.....it may have ended up exactly as you awarded bases.

Write it down and keep a journal (Thank you SteveM).......and you won't make those...
Forum: Softball Thu Jun 20, 2013, 08:05pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,915
Posted By Gulf Coast Blue
Haven't you been embarrassed enough.

Haven't you been embarrassed enough.
Forum: Softball Thu Jun 20, 2013, 08:03pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,915
Posted By Gulf Coast Blue
Rich....please moderate this post......this is...

Rich....please moderate this post......this is not a whose **** is longest just so you know. But, I thought since you have known me since about 1997, you can add some credibility to what I am fixin...
Forum: Softball Thu Jun 20, 2013, 07:37pm
Replies: 33
Views: 2,915
Posted By Gulf Coast Blue
I really like this.....having had 32 hours of...

I really like this.....having had 32 hours of Physics (Quantum Physics/Orbital Bodies/Nuclear and some Electrical Engineering courses counted as Physics when I was in college. I hated Ficken Optics...
Forum: Softball Tue Jun 18, 2013, 11:21pm
Replies: 65
Views: 4,069
Posted By Gulf Coast Blue
No........in your earlier posts....you were...

No........in your earlier posts....you were crucifying umpires who stood by prescribed mechanics and interpretations to make a point.

Now you are trying to save your own ass.

I don't blame you....
Forum: Softball Mon Jun 17, 2013, 07:09pm
Replies: 65
Views: 4,069
Posted By Gulf Coast Blue
I would show him how "runs are scored"....... ...

I would show him how "runs are scored".......

Have him prove me wrong.

Don't get me wrong.....I would allow the protest.....but I would still win it.

Joel
Forum: Softball Mon Jun 17, 2013, 05:26pm
Replies: 65
Views: 4,069
Posted By Gulf Coast Blue
By making him show me that the run scores. ...

By making him show me that the run scores.

Very simple actually.

Joel
Forum: Softball Mon Jun 17, 2013, 05:24pm
Replies: 65
Views: 4,069
Posted By Gulf Coast Blue
I sent him mine......just so you would not call...

I sent him mine......just so you would not call me a chicken.

I have less experience (only 38 years umpiring) than many here.

Joel
Forum: Softball Mon Jun 17, 2013, 05:17pm
Replies: 65
Views: 4,069
Posted By Gulf Coast Blue
I am going with Manny.....he is a Colonel....and...

I am going with Manny.....he is a Colonel....and out ranked anyone in my family. And he can rain down artillery anywhere he wants.

Plus, I agree with him. d;-)

Joel
Forum: Softball Mon Jun 17, 2013, 02:27pm
Replies: 1
Views: 668
Posted By Gulf Coast Blue
I had a pair each of 10 1/2 a few years...

I had a pair each of 10 1/2 a few years ago.......(base and plate) and gave them away.......damn. I only wore the plates once or twice and the base shoes never. I wish I could help you out, but...
Forum: Softball Fri Jun 14, 2013, 10:25pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,846
Posted By Gulf Coast Blue
MTD, Sr. You have been around awhile......but...

MTD, Sr. You have been around awhile......but you have not paid attention.......there is a reason that adult softball is called AA (Alleged Adult).....

This acronym was coined by a fellow...
Forum: Softball Wed Jun 12, 2013, 04:30am
Replies: 10
Views: 1,256
Posted By Gulf Coast Blue
Simple answer is don't get hit in a FP game. Has...

Simple answer is don't get hit in a FP game. Has never happened to me.....close in SP..........

I cannot imagine not being able to get out of the way.......even being old with bad hips.
Forum: Softball Wed Jun 12, 2013, 03:18am
Replies: 65
Views: 4,069
Posted By Gulf Coast Blue
Runs must be scored in the correct order. A...

Runs must be scored in the correct order. A trailing runner cannot score prior to the lead runner.

That is my story and I am sticking to it.
Forum: Softball Fri Jun 07, 2013, 02:52pm
Replies: 28
Views: 2,025
Posted By Gulf Coast Blue
On a FP field of 200-240 feet.....the base umpire...

On a FP field of 200-240 feet.....the base umpire should almost never go out.

My Opinion

The larger SP fields are a different matter. It still should be a rare occurance......But I reserve the...
Forum: Softball Wed Jun 05, 2013, 09:22am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,856
Posted By Gulf Coast Blue
Gene Elston was always my favorite for the...

Gene Elston was always my favorite for the Astros. I liked it best when he was paired with Milo Hamilton (who later replaced him).....

Milo was the announcer for the Braves flagship station when...
Forum: Softball Wed Jun 05, 2013, 08:11am
Replies: 26
Views: 1,856
Posted By Gulf Coast Blue
Did Dizzy's brother Daffy ever work with him in...

Did Dizzy's brother Daffy ever work with him in the booth?
Forum: Softball Wed Jun 05, 2013, 07:11am
Replies: 28
Views: 2,025
Posted By Gulf Coast Blue
Many years ago, I had a partner that went out on...

Many years ago, I had a partner that went out on every flyball to the outfield. Caught me by surprise the first time he went out on a routine ball........:eek:

He also tried to come back in after...
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