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Thursday, May 21, 2009

You make the call!

Being the Umpire In Chief for Portland Little League I am compelled to watch hours of extensive film to get familiar with particular styles of pitching, umpire techniques, and other aspects of being a quality umpire. I came across this film recently and thought I would share it. I understand that to an untrained eye the call would be quite difficult, but I am here to tell you that a professional such as myself can and should be able to make the right call...

Enjoy the film



And by the way... this is not a strike.

3 comments:

Brit said...

HAHA! Was he aiming for the guy directly in front of him? I could do better.

Paula said...

Are you sure it's not a strike? It looked pretty close to me... I think you need to watch it again.... :)

weapherblogs said...

Here is what I emailed a fellow coach and then his response back to me...

ME: very funny. Looks like Coach Guy when he pitches Batting Practice to the kids...


GUY'S RESPONSE: What's even funnier is that with Keith behind the plate in his Ump Blue's,
that pitch would have been called a strike....