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Old Sun May 16, 2004, 09:32pm
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You are in the bottom of the 9th inning, 1-0 visitors,
tying run on third, 2 outs batter lays down a bunt that
F1 slips trying to field, grabs the ball on her knees and
fires a bullet to F3 on a very close play. I wait until
all action is over, give a great sell out, and the first
base coach says, "Good call, glen". Did not know she even
knew my name. We shook hands and she took her team home.
Damn, I love this game.
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Old Sun May 16, 2004, 10:11pm
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Damn, I love this game.
Not another one like it.
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Old Mon May 17, 2004, 09:10am
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...there is no need to get to the bottom of the 8th let alone the 9th inning.

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Old Mon May 17, 2004, 09:17am
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...there is no need to get to the bottom of the 8th let alone the 9th inning.

You probably weren't being completely serious, Mike, but ...

NFHS says game-ending rules are a local option. Here, the state HS league does not endorse the tie-breaker rule. We play extra innings just like the MLB boys do. Keep playing the game until...

a) Somebody wins, or
b) Game called on account of darkness (if no lights).

In the case of b), tie scores are allowed in regular season play.
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Old Mon May 17, 2004, 09:39am
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You probably weren't being completely serious, Mike, but ...
Of course, I was

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NFHS says game-ending rules are a local option.
One more reason why I consider NFHS weak rules makers and believe they should get out of the business.

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Old Mon May 17, 2004, 12:30pm
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Thumbs up Atta Boy

Glen, worked with a couple of guys out of Lufkin this weekend, one of the was a gentleman name of Elmore that said he had the pleasure of working with ya before. Any chance you are going to be in Conroe in a few weeks??


Have a good one

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Old Mon May 17, 2004, 01:39pm
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Wink Warm fuzzy feeling good, but....

Even though it makes me feel good, too, I always take my compliments with a grain of salt. One of my mentors told me that if you believe them when they say you did a good job, you have to believe them when they say you suck!

Case in point: 1st game I had Saturday I was "unfair and one-sided." Complaining team lost 16-6, under the ten-run rule. 2nd game, I was complimented on my fairness and ability to make good calls on the bangers, again by the losing team (14-4, also ten-run ruled).

So, which am I? Sometimes I get a little schizo during my umpiring days...
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Old Mon May 17, 2004, 01:43pm
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Re: Warm fuzzy feeling good, but....

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Even though it makes me feel good, too, I always take my compliments with a grain of salt. One of my mentors told me that if you believe them when they say you did a good job, you have to believe them when they say you suck!

Case in point: 1st game I had Saturday I was "unfair and one-sided." Complaining team lost 16-6, under the ten-run rule. 2nd game, I was complimented on my fairness and ability to make good calls on the bangers, again by the losing team (14-4, also ten-run ruled).

So, which am I? Sometimes I get a little schizo during my umpiring days...
I think it depends on coach...if they're all over you on bang-bangers, telling you you're blind, stupid, etc., then the compliment means nothing. But if they don't disagree and tell you you did well, then it probably is true.

When I was coaching, I had an umpire who was very good, even though we lost every game he worked (heck, we lost all but a handful of games) but I always asked him back. He called a good zone, had good mechanics, and good judgment. I never worried when I had him. As for the rest of the idiots we got, well...
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Old Mon May 17, 2004, 04:05pm
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Re: Atta Boy

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Glen, worked with a couple of guys out of Lufkin this weekend, one of the was a gentleman name of Elmore that said he had the pleasure of working with ya before. Any chance you are going to be in Conroe in a few weeks??


Have a good one

Don
Don,

Yea, I met Elroy about 17 years ago in a playoff situtation.
I am going to join his association this year. I was just a part-
timer for them this year. He and I have worked AFA 18U Nationals
together for the past 8 years.

When you going to Conroe? I will try and make the trip if I am not
working around here. What type tournament you doing? Would like
to put a face with the name....

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Old Mon May 17, 2004, 04:56pm
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Cool Glen

I would enjoy meeting with you. I have heard great things from everybody that has had a chance to meet or work with you in the past. NSA fast pitch state championships are in Conroe the weekends of June 11-13 will be the A divisions and June 18-20 will be the B divisions. I will probably come down the latter week of the 2. If you are interested in calling let them know, I know they will be looking for umps


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Old Mon May 17, 2004, 05:07pm
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Don,

I just happen not to be working anything June 11/12. I
have the NSA uniforms. Would really enjoy it. I am
working an NFSA State tournament the following week 18/19.
It is in Houston. Just let me know when you go and I will
attempt to get there and at least met you.

Thanks,

[Edited by whiskers_ump on May 17th, 2004 at 06:10 PM]
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Old Mon May 17, 2004, 10:07pm
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You are in the bottom of the 9th inning, 1-0 visitors,
tying run on third, 2 outs batter lays down a bunt that
F1 slips trying to field, grabs the ball on her knees and
fires a bullet to F3 on a very close play. I wait until
all action is over, give a great sell out, and the first
base coach says, "Good call, glen". Did not know she even
knew my name. We shook hands and she took her team home.
Damn, I love this game.
I need this person to do a Coach's clinic in my area.

Michael
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Old Tue May 18, 2004, 06:06am
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Quote:
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You probably weren't being completely serious, Mike, but ...
Of course, I was

Quote:
NFHS says game-ending rules are a local option.
One more reason why I consider NFHS weak rules makers and believe they should get out of the business.

They are trying Mike, they are adopting more of the ASA
rules. Hopefully one day they will just get ASA's OK to
re-publish their book, with the NFHS logo on front.
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Old Tue May 18, 2004, 08:30pm
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They are trying Mike, they are adopting more of the ASA
rules. Hopefully one day they will just get ASA's OK to
re-publish their book, with the NFHS logo on front.
[/B][/QUOTE]



I hope not Glenn. I'd hate to have to call a time out/dead ball everyting I gave the count!!!!

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Old Tue May 18, 2004, 08:37pm
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Quote:
Originally posted by whiskers_ump
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They are trying Mike, they are adopting more of the ASA
rules. Hopefully one day they will just get ASA's OK to
re-publish their book, with the NFHS logo on front.
[/B]


I hope not Glenn. I'd hate to have to call a time out/dead ball everyting I gave the count!!!!

Roger Greene
[/B][/QUOTE]

Is that a slow pitch thing.....I never call time when giving
the count. I only give it every 3rd pitch, unless something
has caused a delay. I always step out from behind the plate and
indicate and vocalize 1-2, 2-1, 3-2. Nautrally by my action of
removing myself from behind the plate, time is implied, but this
takes only moments.

Am I missing something, or are you just picking on Mike?
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