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Forum: Baseball Wed Mar 16, 2011, 11:02am
Replies: 0
Views: 807
Posted By blindofficial
Exclamation Promotional Code Anyone?

If anyone is a fan of umpattire.com they have a promotion code right now when you spend $75.00 or more! Use the code, "GOODCALL" to get $10.00 off!
Forum: Basketball Wed Nov 03, 2010, 10:23pm
Replies: 5
Views: 886
Posted By blindofficial
:eek: Coming from you MP, do I really even...

:eek:

Coming from you MP, do I really even want to know?
Forum: Football Sun Oct 31, 2010, 06:35am
Replies: 8
Views: 1,218
Posted By blindofficial
Talking about wind...

Saw a previous thread about windy conditions in a playoff game last week. Anyone seen this...
Forum: Basketball Wed Oct 27, 2010, 11:08pm
Replies: 3
Views: 929
Posted By blindofficial
Question ONE more shoe review...

Anyone used the Official Footwear Ultimate Patent Leather Referee Shoe (http://www.ump-attire.com/Merchant2/merchant.mv?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=OFPAT&Category_Code=BK-SHOES&Product_Count=0)? I'm...
Forum: Basketball Tue Oct 26, 2010, 02:56pm
Replies: 36
Views: 7,444
Posted By blindofficial
Reebok Breezy Patent Leather Referee Shoes

Looking at buying a new pair. Looking at the Reebok Breezy Patent Leather Shoes...
Forum: Baseball Wed Aug 25, 2010, 09:26pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,711
Posted By blindofficial
Smile Lineup Cards

Doing my first varsity game behind the plate next week. My question is with regards tot he lineup card. What's the best way to keep that card in "order" (per say)? How do you make changes on it? How...
Forum: Softball Fri Jun 11, 2010, 05:54pm
Replies: 4
Views: 1,627
Posted By blindofficial
Exclamation 1 up?

So I'm a brand new umpire this year. I've been reading over all of the rule books (ASA) and the local city rules. I have a question regarding the home run rules:

Home Run Rule for 2010 is 3 per...
Forum: Softball Mon Apr 12, 2010, 02:45am
Replies: 9
Views: 1,571
Posted By blindofficial
Thumbs up ASA Softball

First year umpire with ASA. I have previous experience doing baseball, so I decided to give softball a try.

I feel so overwhelmed with all of the rules that softball has. Anyone have some good...
Forum: Baseball Tue Mar 09, 2010, 06:50pm
Replies: 19
Views: 3,363
Posted By blindofficial
Lightbulb Pre-Game

I was reading over the NFHS Officials' Quarterly magazine. In it they have an article about game management. One of the points the article points out states, "Do not answer rules or mechanics...
Forum: Basketball Fri Jan 22, 2010, 12:42pm
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By blindofficial
Talking Good 'ol Rec Ball

Last night at a city rec game. A1 out of control, spins and attempts to put up a shot but instead gets the ball blocked by a player standing straight up with their hands up. As we start going the...
Forum: Basketball Fri Dec 04, 2009, 09:46am
Replies: 15
Views: 1,456
Posted By blindofficial
Question Horrific Partner!

Okay, I know this has been on the threads before (at least I imagine it has, and no I'm not going to search. Afterall, this is what this website is for, no?) but when, if at all, do you decide to...
Forum: Basketball Mon Oct 05, 2009, 12:14am
Replies: 25
Views: 2,543
Posted By blindofficial
Wink Besides basketball, I've been doing baseball and...

Besides basketball, I've been doing baseball and football.

One of my fellows officials does every sport. He spends his Monday's going from meeting to meeting for each sport. I don't know how he...
Forum: Football Tue Sep 22, 2009, 06:00pm
Replies: 15
Views: 1,755
Posted By blindofficial
Exclamation I was lucky and had my first varsity game last...

I was lucky and had my first varsity game last week! Being my first year doing football, I've been picking the minds of those varsity officials and I believe it's paid off. I realize I won't get a...
Forum: Baseball Sat May 02, 2009, 12:11am
Replies: 154
Views: 18,159
Posted By blindofficial
Exclamation Mask Review

I've used the mask the entire year. It's very comfortable! I took my first shot in the mask the last game I did. I looked where I got hit, but couldn't find anything which would lead me to believe I...
Forum: Baseball Tue Feb 03, 2009, 03:03pm
Replies: 30
Views: 5,562
Posted By blindofficial
Question Handling Coaches

Being new to umpiring, I'm curious to how you all handle a coach that comes out to argue a call with you? What do you say to him? Is there an automatic ejection point (besides arguing balls/strikes)...
Forum: Baseball Sat Jan 31, 2009, 02:24am
Replies: 44
Views: 3,282
Posted By blindofficial
Thumbs down Strike Zone...

As a newbie in baseball (going into my 3rd year) I get told that my strike zone is too tight. I keep getting told that if the catcher doesn't have to turn his glove, as if to scoop it, it's a strike...
Forum: Basketball Sat Jan 31, 2009, 02:18am
Replies: 13
Views: 1,314
Posted By blindofficial
Unhappy Evaluations...

As a newbie trying to move up (I'm in my third year in my local association) I got my first evaluation in three years recently for a 9th grade boys game. It didn't go so hot. My evaluator docked me...
Forum: Basketball Sat Oct 25, 2008, 11:44pm
Replies: 23
Views: 3,534
Posted By blindofficial
SOS Sports have Sansabelt Slacks for $34.95 right...

SOS Sports have Sansabelt Slacks for $34.95 right now.

http://www.sossports.us/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=282
Forum: Basketball Sat Oct 25, 2008, 10:52pm
Replies: 23
Views: 1,626
Posted By blindofficial
Exclamation Check your local association. They usually have a...

Check your local association. They usually have a standard in which border you need to have on the flag. My association, for example, requires everyone to have the flag with a gold border.
Forum: Basketball Sat Oct 25, 2008, 10:50pm
Replies: 9
Views: 842
Posted By blindofficial
Thumbs up Free Throw Violation....Question #2

My question is a followup question pertaining to a free throw violation (or not).

Is there a warning/violation if the opposing team players, lined up on the line, put there arms up by putting...
Forum: Basketball Sun Jan 27, 2008, 02:37am
Replies: 6
Views: 783
Posted By blindofficial
Exclamation Just make sure it's on the final free throw. If...

Just make sure it's on the final free throw. If it's the first of two shots, sit there and enjoy the breeze! :)
Forum: Basketball Sun Jan 27, 2008, 02:35am
Replies: 8
Views: 706
Posted By blindofficial
Wink Subs

I agree! However, if I'm the one getting the teams out of the huddle, I'll always signal to my partner that we have five players on each team out and we're good to go. This way, we don't have players...
Forum: Basketball Tue Jan 15, 2008, 01:49pm
Replies: 7
Views: 2,194
Posted By blindofficial
I also use OfficialsChoice to order all my gear...

I also use OfficialsChoice to order all my gear from (baseball and basketball). I've been very pleased with each of my orders. I wouldn't go anywhere else!
Forum: Basketball Tue Jan 08, 2008, 06:39am
Replies: 42
Views: 5,567
Posted By blindofficial
Exclamation Garters! Ouch! I wore those in the military and...

Garters! Ouch! I wore those in the military and there were a few times where I "felt" a snap! No way would I ever wear garters! I recommend the rubber belt (I forget what it's called). I had the same...
Forum: Basketball Wed Dec 05, 2007, 06:30pm
Replies: 58
Views: 3,757
Posted By blindofficial
Exclamation During our pregame, my partner and I go over who...

During our pregame, my partner and I go over who watches the clock at the end of the period, depending on the situation (where the ball is at etc). We also use a signal to remind each other who is...
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