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Forum: Softball Thu Jan 24, 2019, 05:37pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,882
Posted By bluejay
Cool Need a lot more

I am just wondering where all these umpires will come from.
Forum: Softball Wed Jan 23, 2019, 02:00pm
Replies: 21
Views: 1,882
Posted By bluejay
4 Man in High school

During H S playoff season occasionally coaches ask for 4 umpires. We tell them it doesn't work in Softball with the small infield and furthermore if it was better NCAA World series would use 4. There...
Forum: Softball Thu Apr 12, 2018, 12:37pm
Replies: 38
Views: 3,218
Posted By bluejay
new hip

I am sorry you have had so much trouble getting over this new hip. I got my new hip at 72. I did next to no P T, had very little pain and it all went very well. I will admit that my umpire days were...
Forum: Softball Fri Jul 22, 2016, 02:33pm
Replies: 41
Views: 2,514
Posted By bluejay
Vtd??

Key word in the OP is VTD!!
Forum: Softball Mon Oct 12, 2015, 12:41pm
Replies: 38
Views: 3,218
Posted By bluejay
experienced

About 90% of the outcome depends on you surgeon. Many orthopedic guys do knee and hip replacements as well as arms, legs, shoulders or what ever else you need. Look for the best Dr. you can find...
Forum: Softball Mon Feb 23, 2015, 10:30pm
Replies: 60
Views: 4,358
Posted By bluejay
Lone Star High School Umpire Association

Lone Star is the group of that was previously aligned with UIL. It is a softball only association where TASO represents all sports and including some softball areas. Walt is our rules interpreter.
Forum: Softball Mon Feb 23, 2015, 02:39pm
Replies: 60
Views: 4,358
Posted By bluejay
Thought so

I thought he was the interpreter for TASO.
Forum: Softball Mon Feb 23, 2015, 01:33pm
Replies: 60
Views: 4,358
Posted By bluejay
Rules interpreter?

fdt92, can you say who wrote that interpretation?
Forum: Softball Thu Aug 07, 2014, 09:23pm
Replies: 34
Views: 4,547
Posted By bluejay
Hockey Mask

I only can think of one softball official in this area that wears the hockey mask so I don't know of any injuries here. However, in a MLB game a few months ago I watched a catcher with the hockey...
Forum: Softball Wed Jul 16, 2014, 11:03am
Replies: 12
Views: 1,289
Posted By bluejay
Texas UIL

Here is the web site for Texas high school sports. You should find what you need here. My understanding is a high school can coach a summer team but not their own.

UILTexas.org/athletics
Forum: Softball Tue Dec 31, 2013, 04:40pm
Replies: 69
Views: 5,375
Posted By bluejay
The PU looks kind of dumb founded. Perhaps he...

The PU looks kind of dumb founded. Perhaps he did not agree with BU call. I would certainly want to know how that could be BU call when it happened right in front of PU. IMHO there is no way the...
Forum: Softball Thu Oct 24, 2013, 04:11pm
Replies: 13
Views: 1,231
Posted By bluejay
Otl

The umpire, Dana Dumuth, was looking at the base, it appears to me, and the arm motion of the SS fooled him.
OTL on ESPN just had a very good story on this and the proposed review system they will...
Forum: Softball Wed Oct 02, 2013, 04:05pm
Replies: 19
Views: 1,558
Posted By bluejay
Smile critical

How about your second sentence where you said "You can't tell us you didn't have time to get any where" I guess you never got blocked out so you wouldn't understand. Now I'm being critical. Look...
Forum: Softball Wed Oct 02, 2013, 11:23am
Replies: 19
Views: 1,558
Posted By bluejay
Smile Not critical?

First... you don't get blocked out. You should be a few steps up the line anyway, and you should anticipate when you see the runner coming in on you and take a step fair or foul. You can't tell us...
Forum: Softball Sat Mar 30, 2013, 10:01am
Replies: 19
Views: 2,208
Posted By bluejay
Thank you, Steve. Surely, now, we can move on.

Thank you, Steve. Surely, now, we can move on.
Forum: Softball Thu Feb 14, 2013, 02:22pm
Replies: 16
Views: 1,786
Posted By bluejay
Good grief!!

Good grief!!
Forum: Softball Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:47pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,013
Posted By bluejay
Excuse me. I guess I should read better. Our...

Excuse me. I guess I should read better. Our group recently had a long discussion on the DTK situation and I could not figure out why no one could get it. My bad.
Forum: Softball Mon Feb 11, 2013, 03:11pm
Replies: 17
Views: 2,013
Posted By bluejay
My ASA book is from 2011 so perhaps somethng has...

My ASA book is from 2011 so perhaps somethng has changed but 8.2.f.6 mentions interference with a dropped third strike which I believe the OP describes. I think most of us know what three things...
Forum: Softball Wed Feb 06, 2013, 12:59pm
Replies: 24
Views: 2,094
Posted By bluejay
This year's NFHS test has to win the trophy for...

This year's NFHS test has to win the trophy for the worst test ever!!
Forum: Softball Mon Jan 21, 2013, 09:44pm
Replies: 18
Views: 1,990
Posted By bluejay
I guess it would be good to know the proper rule...

I guess it would be good to know the proper rule for the face mask on the ground but what percent of fielders actually wear a mask and how often do they throw it down? Just curious because I have...
Forum: Softball Wed Jan 02, 2013, 12:14pm
Replies: 7
Views: 1,352
Posted By bluejay
Cactus is back

The Cactus umpire site is back up and it looks really sharp. New features including a Blog. Check it out at

Cactus Umpires (http://www.cactusumpires.com)
Forum: Softball Tue Sep 18, 2012, 08:04pm
Replies: 20
Views: 2,049
Posted By bluejay
Just one question: would there have been a run...

Just one question: would there have been a run scored on the play in the OP had the batter not kicked the ball?
Forum: Softball Tue Apr 24, 2012, 02:06pm
Replies: 8
Views: 1,756
Posted By bluejay
I have only heard Phil tell this story 20 times...

I have only heard Phil tell this story 20 times and I will probably hear him tell it again another 20.
Forum: Softball Wed Apr 04, 2012, 11:34am
Replies: 7
Views: 1,421
Posted By bluejay
Hof

Several years ago I was given the responsibility of nominating an umpire for the HOF. From my experience it takes an extremely qualified official to make it in. It is not a "good ol boys club". It...
Forum: Softball Tue May 25, 2010, 02:36pm
Replies: 37
Views: 3,680
Posted By bluejay
Are you using consistency to mean accuracy?.....

Are you using consistency to mean accuracy?.. Gotta have accuracy first and then be consistent in being accurate. aka no my strike zones,call the strike zone in the book. same goes for IP.


No....
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