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Umpire Skills?

     
9:53 pm on May 26, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Greetings,
I volunteered to umpire a couple of youth baseball games this season. Are there any good "guides" on the internet to show the proper rules of umpiring? I know the rules of baseball, just not the ump arm gestures and where to stand in the field. Thanks!
2:23 am on May 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Relax kodaks,

The league sets the rules and umping is very, very easy to do. As in informal. All you really need to know is whether it's fair / foul and safe / out. Least ways that's been my experience. :)

Where to stand? Outta the way.

You'll do fine.

5:52 am on May 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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There actually are certain places to stand on the field and certain gestures. Here's a place with some pointers - [umpire.org...]

(just noticed my post count - I'll have to make sure I find a special non-Fooey place for #666)

8:34 am on May 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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Are there any good "guides" on the internet to show the proper rules of umpiring?

You mean you coudn't find this on Google? ;)

9:04 am on May 27, 2005 (gmt 0)

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You may also want to make sure you can recognize any gestures coming from the stands.
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Relax kodaks,

The league sets the rules and umping is very, very easy to do. As in informal. All you really need to know is whether it's fair / foul and safe / out. Least ways that's been my experience. :)

Where to stand? Outta the way.

You'll do fine.


Thanks, thats seems simple enough! Outta the way sounds good to :)

There actually are certain places to stand on the field and certain gestures. Here's a place with some pointers - [umpire.org...]
Thanks, I will take a look into that!

You mean you coudn't find this on Google? ;)

Yep I tried but only found a couple that weren't really much help.

You may also want to make sure you can recognize any gestures coming from the stands.

lol....yep gotta work on those skills :)

Thanks!

2:30 pm on May 28, 2005 (gmt 0)

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<snip> People get very wrapped up in this stuff and go nuts if you make what they believe to be an error. I've done this and came close to being attacked.

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