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Forum: Baseball Wed Aug 08, 2012, 11:02am
Replies: 141
Views: 8,789
Posted By dfwump
If I may, This is from "Maximizing the Two...

If I may,

This is from "Maximizing the Two Umpire System" By Jim Evans and Dick Nelson. ISBN 978-1-4243-1636-6. Chapter 2: "Defining and Understanding Resonsibilities" Pg 24.

7. RUNNERS...
Forum: Baseball Thu Oct 13, 2011, 11:27am
Replies: 31
Views: 4,998
Posted By dfwump
I have a problem throwing the ball to the...

I have a problem throwing the ball to the pitcher, usually I either bounce it, make him dive for it, or sail it over his head, then I say sorry pitch! I cant throw a baseball any more, embarassing. ...
Forum: Baseball Mon Aug 22, 2011, 10:13am
Replies: 103
Views: 7,774
Posted By dfwump
Mike, You habitually make definitive...

Mike,
You habitually make definitive statements of fact without supporting information. How in the world do you know why the plate ump in question made this out call. Do you have information the...
Forum: Baseball Wed Aug 17, 2011, 09:47am
Replies: 103
Views: 7,774
Posted By dfwump
That was both thoughtful and well reasoned. I...

That was both thoughtful and well reasoned. I agree 100%

Mike C
Forum: Baseball Tue Aug 16, 2011, 06:16pm
Replies: 103
Views: 7,774
Posted By dfwump
Two philosophies, two schools of thought. I...

Two philosophies, two schools of thought. I think we've beat it to death.

Regards to All,

Mike C
Forum: Baseball Tue Aug 16, 2011, 10:55am
Replies: 103
Views: 7,774
Posted By dfwump
Matt, Dont get in a lather here. I've...

Matt,

Dont get in a lather here. I've never knowingly make an incorrect call, but there are times I make the "expected" call. And so have all of you in the right circumstance. If you say you...
Forum: Baseball Tue Aug 16, 2011, 10:40am
Replies: 103
Views: 7,774
Posted By dfwump
Mike , Oh please tell me what makes you...

Mike ,

Oh please tell me what makes you the expert on "contemporary umpiring". What does that even mean? I think I missed that topic at my last clinic.

Mike C.
Forum: Baseball Mon Aug 15, 2011, 11:52am
Replies: 103
Views: 7,774
Posted By dfwump
BSump16 says: "This is where experience...

BSump16 says:

"This is where experience comes into play and was why I started this thread - to see what other ump's experience had to offer. I think you have to be at least aware of how your call...
Forum: Baseball Sun Aug 14, 2011, 10:37pm
Replies: 103
Views: 7,774
Posted By dfwump
So, from those two posts on this thread you can...

So, from those two posts on this thread you can glean that I am lazy, go through the motions, a show boat who craves attention from the boys, and just want to be everyone's friend...sheesh! Come...
Forum: Baseball Sun Aug 14, 2011, 12:29pm
Replies: 103
Views: 7,774
Posted By dfwump
Guys please re-read this carefully, put yourself...

Guys please re-read this carefully, put yourself in the situation as described and tell me truthfully, honestly, what would be your call. I have clearly stated what mine would be. And IMHO its a...
Forum: Baseball Sat Aug 13, 2011, 11:27am
Replies: 103
Views: 7,774
Posted By dfwump
Beyond any shadow of doubt, I would have an out. ...

Beyond any shadow of doubt, I would have an out. C'mon. this is an easy one!

Mike C
Forum: Baseball Thu Jun 30, 2011, 08:50am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,974
Posted By dfwump
Tim, I was'nt clear I guess. Your comment...

Tim,

I was'nt clear I guess. Your comment about Yeast was not controversial. It was the "You be a clown if you want" comment that I was referring to. I've never been a "clown" on a baseball...
Forum: Baseball Thu Jun 30, 2011, 07:48am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,974
Posted By dfwump
Wow...deliberately inflammatory. Baiting the...

Wow...deliberately inflammatory. Baiting the hook Tim?

Mike C
Forum: Baseball Wed Jun 29, 2011, 12:58pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,974
Posted By dfwump
I first heard "rodeo clown" as it pertains to...

I first heard "rodeo clown" as it pertains to umpires at a clinic here in north Texas back in 2007. We were covering handling situations. It seemed then and now to be an apt description. ...
Forum: Baseball Wed Jun 29, 2011, 12:21pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,974
Posted By dfwump
First Game

I first called with Matt when he was 18yrs old. He went on to Evans and graduated number 2. Did well at PBUC and was hired. After extended spring this year he was assigned to the NW League. First...
Forum: Baseball Sun Nov 28, 2010, 09:53am
Replies: 36
Views: 5,143
Posted By dfwump
Post Many thanks gentlemen. You have confirmed what I...

Many thanks gentlemen. You have confirmed what I suspected. I think I have earned it, although there may be those who dispute that. I hinted to my wife that I would like one for my birthday next...
Forum: Baseball Sat Nov 27, 2010, 12:36pm
Replies: 36
Views: 5,143
Posted By dfwump
Plate Coat

My apologies if this has been discussed before. I'm considering investing in a plate coat for next season. I work a full HS schedule starting in late January.
For those out ther who have them;...
Forum: Baseball Tue Sep 07, 2010, 10:46am
Replies: 74
Views: 6,832
Posted By dfwump
This confuses me. Can you cite a interp or a...

This confuses me. Can you cite a interp or a case?

Mike
Forum: Baseball Mon Sep 06, 2010, 08:27am
Replies: 74
Views: 6,832
Posted By dfwump
I dont see any abiguity here. "Physically...

I dont see any abiguity here. "Physically assists" is clear language. In this case the 3B coach did not in any way physically assist the runner based on what I saw. There might have been contact,...
Forum: Baseball Sun Jul 04, 2010, 01:33pm
Replies: 1
Views: 1,024
Posted By dfwump
Clinic

Has anyone been to the Mid-America Umpire Clinic held in Springfield, MO? I was considering attending but was hoping to get some feedback from former attendees.

Thanks in advance for any...
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